10 delicious dinner recipes that are all under 400 calories

Eating healthy and losing weight doesn’t mean you can’t have delicious dinners the whole family will love, there are so many tasty recipes in the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipe hub that you can’t go wrong. We have collected 10 delicious dinner recipes that are quick and easy and under 400 calories to make your next meal planning easier.

From pasta to pies from burger to beetroot salad there is a recipe for every taste bud and all under 400 calories.

10 delicious dinner recipes that are all under 400 calories per serve

1. Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad

rhian pasta

rhian pasta

301 calories per serve.

Now I cheat a little bit with this recipe and use leftover cooked chicken to make this pasta salad EVEN FASTER. I often use whatever veg I have on hand (chopped up super small) to bulk it out.

Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad recipe here

2. Chicken & Mushroom Filo Parcels

Just 303 calories per serving, these parcels have been a surprise hit with families everywhere.

By using a wholemeal wrap instead of pastry, the parcel is crunchy, crisp and light.

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3. Steak, Thyme & Mushroom Pie

This pie at 288 calories per serving is so comforting and you can still manage to sneak a few veggies inside, and on the side too!

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Get the recipe here

4. Teriyaki Chicken Noodles With Cashews

Another crowd-pleaser at just 373 calories per serve. These tasty noodles are super flexible as you can add any veggies you have and that your family love.

This is a perfect meal to make a double batch of and enjoy as lunch for the week.

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5. Chicken and Corn Pot Pie

Chicken and Corn Pot Pie

Chicken and Corn Pot Pie

316 calories

When you do a cook up, make a batch of pies and store them in the freezer to ensure a tasty hot lunch in next to no time.

Whether you use a pie maker or just the oven, they’ll still turn out fab. Adjust the filling to whatever you have on hand (Bolognese or Chilli con Carne work well too).

Grab the recipe here

6. Open Pork Burgers



328 calories

Make a batch of the burgers when you do your big meal prep cook up, and just reheat when ready to assemble the burger.

Feel free to change the mince from pork to whatever mince you have on hand. Add some tomato, beetroot or chilli for extra freshness and kick.

Grab the recipe here

7. Dad friendly beef burgers


These beef burgers are amazing and easy to whip up plus the whole family will love them! They are a healthy alternative to everyone’s favourite take-away.

You can even make up a bulk batch of the burgers and then they are ready to whip out and serve on those nights you need something quick.

Get the recipe here.

8. Chickpea, Zucchini and Tomato Pasta



354 calories

A quick and simple vegetarian pasta dish full of protein courtesy of chickpeas. Have the whole meal pre-made and ready to eat hot or cold for lunch.

This recipe is available for members only, in the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

9. Stuffed Mexican Sweet Potato


355 calories

Cook a couple of the potatoes at the start of the week to reheat for a quick lunch. You can also pre-make the filling and store in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days.

If avocados are expensive just add some chopped tomato or more kidney beans to bulk it out. Just $1.95 per serve!

Grab the recipe here

10. Salmon and Beetroot Salad

Salmon and Beetroot Salad

Salmon and Beetroot Salad

333 calories

Tinned foods like salmon, tuna and legumes are great when you’re short on time and also on a tight budget. Buy in bulk when they’re on special.

Swap the salmon for tinned tuna or leftover cooked chicken if you prefer. Make this the night before and store in the fridge, just add dressing when ready to eat.

This recipe is available for members only on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

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