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5 Delicious dishes that fit your New Year’s Resolution fitness plan!
Welcome to 2022. Question, did you pledge to bring a new YOU with the new Year? Of course you did, that's why you clicked on this blog post! The most difficult parts of sticking to your New Year, New You resolution every year are the daily physical activity (yuck) and that nasty "D" word (Diet). It doesn't have to be a struggle. Here you will find some VERY easy, straight forward yet DELICIOUS recipes that are all UNDER 500 calories but are packed with flavor and nutrients! Keep reading.
Easy Bone Broth Bowl (E Triple-B)
If you're like me, you're a workaholic that goes nonstop until late evening then suddenly find yourself pigging out on pasta, potatoes, or rice before passing out on the couch while the tv plays background noise. Let's change that. If your last meal of the day is later in the evening there is a way to get all the nutrients you need without overloading on carbs. This recipe does exactly that! Final calorie count 500 while providing a whopping 36 grams of protein, 40 grams of healthy complex carbs and 12 grams of fat. See recipe here.
BBQ Cauliflower Steak (Vegan)
Want to try something different? This easy dish is on the lower end of the calorie spectrum but is high on healthy complex carbs which makes it the perfect lunch. Not a vegan? Throw 3-4 oz of a grilled or baked protein in the mix and you have an amazing meal hovering around the 500 calorie mark and packing more protein. As is you are looking at 300 Calories, 65g Carbs, 22g Protein, and 2g Fat. Click here for the recipe.
Stuffed Pita (Chicken or Steak)
This is a great handheld for the "resolutioners" on the move. This recipe is easy to make in bulk and store in the refrigerator for the work week. Delicious mediterranean style that ranges from 425 to 450 calories depending on your protein of choice and whether you go with a fat free or whole milk plain greek yogurt. At the higher end you are looking at 450 calories, 43g Protein, 13g Carbs, and 26g Fat. See the recipe here.
Curry Chickpea and Butternut Squash Tacos (Vegan)
This is one of my favorite recipes (not just because I am Jamaican) because not only is it super easy and quick to make, it can also be made in bulk if you want to enjoy it multiple times during the week. The Jamaican curry packs so much flavor and with the very versatile chickpea as the main source of protein you don't need any meat! In this recipe you are looking at 450 Calories, 48g Carbs, 25g Protein, 13g Fat. Click here for the recipe.
Spicy Thai Chicken Noodle Bowl
This dish is for the heat seekers! Depending on what spicy chili sauce you use this can get pretty hot. Another dish that can be made in bulk, this dish doesn't require any re-heating as it is enjoyed cold. I prefer this dish as a lunch but you can enjoy it for dinner as well. In this recipe you will be consuming 450 Calories, 48g Carbs, 25g Protein, and 13g Fat. Click here for the recipe.