12 Healthy 400 Calorie Or Less Recipes

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We might be enjoying the holiday season at the moment, but occasionally, it’s nice to reign it back in so we feel a little better. Overindulging can wreak havoc on our energy levels, making it tough to get through busy holiday days. Eating healthier, and keeping calorie counts low help you be able to better indulge on special occasions.

1. Slow Cooker Meatball Chili

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This slow cooker meatball chili recipe is a meatball lover’s dream come true. It’s hearty, satisfying, and you can serve it with rice, pasta, or quinoa. Each serving is only around 196 calories.

2. Cranberry Walnut Salad

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This Cranberry Walnut Salad recipe is the ultimate salad for fall. It is well-balanced in the flavor department and has great texture, too. It is topped with cranberries, walnuts, and blue cheese crumbles. Each serving is only 207 calories.

3. Pumpkin Turkey Chili

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Turn the heat up with this hearty Pumpkin Turkey Chili. The combination of turkey, pumpkin puree, tomato sauce, coconut milk, and some spices will give you all the flavor and warmth you need with only 293 calories per serving.

4. Savory Pumpkin Hummus

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This Savory Pumpkin Hummus is a delicious appetizer or snack for fall. It gives you the autumn flavors you love and is best served with pita chips to savor every last bit. It takes 15 minutes to prepare and has 153 calories per serving.

5. Mexican Pumpkin Rotini

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If you’re craving pasta on a fall night, make this Mexican Pumpkin Rotini. It is a deliciously nutritious pasta recipe that you will enjoy over and over again. Plus, you can make this in half an hour. This recipe contains 125 calories per serving.

6. Pumpkin Gnocchi

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Gnocchi is another go-to recipe if you’re craving pasta this fall. But make the healthier version with this Pumpkin Gnocchi recipe. It’s a healthy and delicious comfort food for all ages, and the best part is it contains only 302 calories per serving.

7. Curried Sweet Potato Chowder

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Try this autumn-inspired twist on a classic chowder recipe. This Curried Sweet Potato Chowder is sure to warm you up in the fall. Its heartwarming flavors are made with simple and healthy ingredients, and it contains only 249 calories per serving.

8. Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Make this delicious and hearty side dish for fall. Stuffed Acorn Squash is easy to make, thanks to the oven doing most of the work. It can pair with any main course and contains only 93 calories.

9. Butternut Squash Casserole

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This Butternut Squash Casserole recipe is going to be your new fall family favorite! It’s a twist on traditional sweet potato casserole, and it’s equally delicious. This recipe contains only 276 calories.

10. Spiced Apple Bundt Cake

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Eating healthy does not mean you have to give up desserts or delicious treats. This Spiced Apple Bundt Cake recipe celebrates apple season by showcasing its flavors in this delicious cake. It will leave your house smelling heavenly, and it has 391 calories per serving.

11. Chicken Apple Salad

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Here’s another recipe to make use of an abundant apple harvest this season. This Chicken Apple Salad is excellent for lunch or dinner. It is easy to make and oh-so-good! This salad recipe contains 333 calories.

12. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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If you love Brussels sprouts, make this Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe this fall. It’s an easy side dish that is truly flavorful. Each serving has only 132 calories.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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