Best 500 calorie meals

In this article, I’m going to show you the best 500 calorie meals on the web.

26 Best 500 calorie meals

Here are the best 500 calorie meals:

One Pot Easy Shrimp in Coconut Sauce (539kcal)

Credit: easyanddelish.com

The one-pot dinner includes fresh shrimp, blended vegetables, and a creamy coconut sauce. It can be served over rice or noodles and can be ready in 30 minutes.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 539kcal
  • Fat: 39g
  • Protein: 38g
  • Carbs: 10g
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Shrimp Tacos (492kcal)

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Healthy shrimp tacos made with marinated, sauteed shrimp, a simple cabbage slaw, and served with a delicious cilantro lime sauce.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 492kcal
  • Fat: 22g
  • Protein: 43g
  • Carbs: 32g
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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers - Mexican-Style (485kcal)

Credit: ourhappymess.com

You can also leave out the cheese for a vegan version of these easy, cheesy, Mexican-inspired stuffed peppers. They're full of healthy grains, quinoa, black beans, and tons of flavor.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 485kcal
  • Fat: 23g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Carbs: 46g
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Cranberry Rosemary One Pan Chicken (524kcal)

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An easy and fast recipe to make chicken with fresh cranberries and rosemary. This is a delicious, healthy dinner recipe that is perfect for the holidays.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 524kcal
  • Fat: 39g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbs: 8g
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Vibrant Curry Cashew Chickpea Quinoa Salad (492kcal)

Credit: ambitiouskitchen.com

The most delicious vegan curry chickpea quinoa salad is packed with veggies and flavored with curry powder, fresh ginger, turmeric, and sweet and spicy maple glazed cashews. It makes a great main dish or side dish for any meal and is easy to make.

Per 1 serving (based on 4):

  • Calories: 492kcal
  • Fat: 17.8g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Carbs: 68.5g
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Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl (511calories)

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This peanut tofu Buddha bowl is the perfect lunch or dinner for the New Year. Brown rice, the best tofu, vegetables, roasted broccoli in a simple peanut sauce. It's vegan and gluten-free.

Per Per Bowl :

  • Calories: 511calories
  • Fat: 21.7g
  • Protein: 24.4g
  • Carbs: 59.3g
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Teriyaki Salmon Bowls (539kcal)

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It's easy to make teriyaki salmon for a healthy and delicious weeknight meal. Bake the salmon with broccoli together, then serve in a bowl with rice, veggies, and avocado for a comforting meal.

Per 1 bowl:

  • Calories: 539kcal
  • Fat: 23g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbs: 56g
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Tempeh Buddha Bowl (523calories)

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Enjoy this gorgeous, nutritious bowl to fuel your body with a healthy and satisfying plant-based meal. This tempeh buddha bowl features colourful veggies and a delicious tamari tahini sauce.

Per 1:

  • Calories: 523calories
  • Fat: 21.3g
  • Protein: 25.7g
  • Carbs: 64.9g
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Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (493kcal)

Credit: belleofthekitchen.com

Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes will take your taco night to a new level. Nutritious sweet potatoes are stuffed with your favorite taco toppings and ready in under 20 minutes. The perfect quick and healthy dinner.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 493kcal
  • Fat: 6g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbs: 80g
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Vegan Sweet Potato Burrito Bowl (503kcal)

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This sweet potato black bean vegan burrito bowl is an easy, quick, and flavorful weeknight meal that's naturally gluten free and filled with sweet and savory flavors. The burrito bowl is made with a spicy tahini dressing that's sure to keep you coming back for more.

Per 1 bowl:

  • Calories: 503kcal
  • Fat: 17.5g
  • Protein: 14.5g
  • Carbs: 64g
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Spicy Ranch Chopped Chicken Cabbage Salad (492kcal)

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A delicious homestyle shredded chicken salad made with a colorful rainbow of veggies like peppers, carrots, crunchy cabbage, sweet corn, and a kick of heat from a jalapeo. Top with a homemade spicy greek yogurt ranch dressing and enjoy.

Per 1 serving (based on 4):

  • Calories: 492kcal
  • Fat: 20.9g
  • Protein: 37.8g
  • Carbs: 45.2g
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Beef & Veggie Bowls with Comeback Sauce (556kcal)

Credit: thewholecook.com

If you're looking for a quick tasty dinner, grab Beef & Veggie Bowls with Comeback Sauce. Easy and satisfying.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 556kcal
  • Fat: 38g
  • Protein: 33g
  • Carbs: 24g
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BBQ Ranch Chicken Quinoa Bowls (551kcal)

Credit: ambitiouskitchen.com

Healthy BBQ ranch chicken quinoa bowls are great for lunch or dinner, loaded with black beans, crunchy red cabbage, sweet corn, tomato, onion, jalapeo, avocado and ranch dressing of your choice. For the slow-cooker, use the chicken that has been grilled or braised.

Per 1 bowl with all toppings:

  • Calories: 551kcal
  • Fat: 11.7g
  • Protein: 37.5g
  • Carbs: 77.2g
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Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salsa

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Served with delicious avocado salsa, this grilled chicken is loaded with flavors and textures.

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Coconut Lime Chicken (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto) (502kcal)

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Whenever I make Thai food, it always brings back memories of home. And this Paleo and Whole30 friendly coconut lime chicken is so flavorful, fresh and satisfying.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 502kcal
  • Fat: 31g
  • Protein: 50g
  • Carbs: 6g
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Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Rice (508kcal)

Credit: sweetandsavorymeals.com

Chicken and rice made in the slow cooker is quick to make, healthy, creamy, and lemony. It is a family favorite on busy weeknights.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 508kcal
  • Fat: 18g
  • Protein: 42g
  • Carbs: 59g
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Healthy Chicken Alfredo (Paleo, Whole30, Dairy Free) (489kcal)

Credit: 40aprons.com

This rich and creamy chicken alfredo features a dairy-free cashew-based alfredo sauce as well as tender spaghetti squash "noodles." Incredible.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 489kcal
  • Fat: 28g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbs: 27g
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Baked Italian Chicken and Vegetables (548kcal)

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Easy and healthy Italian Chicken and Vegetables is a great one-pan dinner that is so easy to clean up. Moist chicken is seasoned with basil and packed with flavor.  Artichokes, tomatoes, and zucchini add colorful flavor.  Mozzarella cheese makes this Italian Chicken so tasty.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 548kcal
  • Fat: 29g
  • Protein: 59g
  • Carbs: 6g
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Chicken Burrito Bowls (517kcal)

Credit: cleananddelicious.com

Say goodbye to fast food (like Chipotle) and hello to this easy, healthy homemade DIY chicken burrito bowl. Packed with ground chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes, and cauliflower rice, these delicious burrito bowls are healthy and delicious alike.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 517kcal
  • Fat: 17g
  • Protein: 42g
  • Carbs: 57g
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Lentil and Mushroom Stew over Potato-Parsnip Mash (470kcal)

Credit: dishingouthealth.com

Using lentils and mushrooms, potato-parsnip mash makes a hearty vegetarian meal the whole family will enjoy. Fiber-rich and wonderfully decadent, this recipe will satisfy even the most ardent carnivore. 

Per 1 bowl:

  • Calories: 470kcal
  • Fat: 16g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbs: 66g
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Chicken Caesar Wraps (440kcal)

Credit: yellowblissroad.com

Easy and tasty, these chicken Caesar wraps are a fast and easy lunch or dinner that kids will enjoy. These healthy wraps are perfect for lunch or dinner.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 440kcal
  • Fat: 25g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbs: 22g
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Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Meal Prep

Credit: onecleverchef.com

You need to try this chicken meal prep this Sunday afternoon if you want it to be delicious, easy to make, and easy to prepare.

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Chicken Gyros (402kcal)

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With warm pitas stuffed high with chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, cucumber tzatziki, and other ingredients, these Chicken Gyros are everyone's favorite.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 402kcal
  • Fat: 9g
  • Protein: 41g
  • Carbs: 34g
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Egg, Broccoli Pesto + Potato Bowls

Credit: upbeetkitchen.com
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Chorizo and Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls {Paleo, Whole30} (478kcal)

Credit: paleorunningmomma.com

These chorizo and sweet potato breakfast bowls are great for meal prep, full of flavor, protein, and healthy fats. They make a delicious dinner too, and are Whole30 and paleo-friendly.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 478kcal
  • Fat: 29g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Carbs: 34g
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Sweet Potato Taco Bowls (433kcal)

Credit: chelseasmessyapron.com

Taco bowls stuffed with tasty sweet potatoes and a variety of bold flavors. They are quick to prepare & delicious

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 433kcal
  • Fat:
  • Protein:
  • Carbs:
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