4 low-calorie dinner recipes you should definitely cook at home

4 low-calorie dinner recipes you should definitely cook at home

If you’re trying to cut calories to get in shape, limiting calories from the meals you eat for dinner is a great way to get great results. But this doesn’t mean you have to give up foods or flavors to reach your health goals. You can make delicious healthy recipes at home just by using the ingredients to make your meals delicious and nutritious. Here we bring you 4 treats that are rich in nutrients and low in calories, making it a perfect choice to have with dinner.

  1. papaya salad

Ingredients needed

  • 1 small raw papaya, (diced)

  • 50 grams long beans, (chopped)

  • 4-5 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)

  • 2 tomatoes, (diced)

  • 50 grams lettuce (coarsely chopped)

  • 20 grams green beans (chopped)

  • 2-3 red or green chillies (chopped)

  • ½ cup melted cane sugar

  • Juice of one lemon

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 20 grams peanuts (roasted and chopped)

  • Chopped coriander leaves


  • Take a pan and put olive oil in it. Now fry garlic, long beans, lettuce and green beans. Keep it aside.

  • Now take a bowl and diced papaya, saute vegetables, green chillies, peanuts, cane sugar mixture and lemon juice and mix well.

  • Sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve.

  1. beetroot Soup

Ingredients needed

  • 300 grams beetroot (boiled and peeled)

  • 200 grams Butternut squash (cooked and peeled)

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 tomatoes, diced

  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • Coriander leaves, finely chopped


  • Take a blender and blend beetroot, butternut squash, onion and tomato together until a smooth puree is obtained.

  • Now take a pan and heat oil in it. Add the puree and cook until it boils.

  • Sprinkle with salt and black pepper and mix well.

  • Serve warm with the garnish of coriander leaves.

beetroot Soup

  1. Oat Khichdi

Ingredients needed

  • 50 grams moong dal

  • 20 grams carrot (chopped)

  • 20 grams green peas (finely chopped)

  • 1 cup oats

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 1 tomato (diced)

  • 1 onion (chopped)

  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste

  • Red chili powder to taste

  • 2 tablespoons of ghee

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • Coriander (chopped)

  • Salt to taste

  • Water, as much as needed


  • Take a pressure cooker and heat the ghee in it. Fry the ginger-garlic paste with onion, tomatoes and other vegetables for a minute.

  • Add chili powder, salt and turmeric until you can smell the aroma. Now add the moong dal and oats to the mixture. Stir well, add water and cook for 8 minutes or until all ingredients are well blended.

  • Serve warm with the topping of chopped coriander leaves.

Oat Khichdi

  1. Vegetable quinoa pulao

Ingredients needed

  • 2 cups quinoa

  • 20 grams carrot (sliced)

  • 20 grams bell pepper (sliced)

  • 20 grams of corns

  • 20 grams mushrooms (sliced)

  • 1 onion (chopped)

  • 1 tomato (chopped)

  • 2 green chillies (chopped)

  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste

  • 1 cup spinach puree

  • 1/2 cup yogurt

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Chili powder to taste

  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

  • Coriander leaves (chopped)


  • Take a pan, heat olive oil in it and fry the ginger-garlic paste. Now stir fry the onions, tomatoes and other vegetables and let it cook well.

  • Add the spinach puree, green pepper, salt, pepper and chili powder and cook until you can smell the aroma of all the ingredients.

  • Now add the cooked quinoa to the pan and stir well. Now add the yogurt and stir.

  • Sprinkle the chopped coriander leaves before serving.

Vegetable quinoa pulao

Cook these delicious recipes at home and let us know which one is your favorite.

Also read: 5 Dishes You Must Try in Meghalaya