Best calorie deficit recipes

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

43 Best calorie deficit recipes

Here are the best calorie deficit recipes:

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats with Chia (274kcal)

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The best pumpkin pie overnight oats with chia are here. Make it ahead and enjoy these creamy oats with chia in the morning. These overnight oats are protein-packed with greek yogurt and naturally sweetened with maple syrup.

Per 1 jar:

  • Calories: 274kcal
  • Fat: 6.5g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Carbs: 42g
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Garlic Shrimp and Quinoa (266kcal)

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It takes 35 minutes to prepare a simple, healthy, and gluten-free dinner. It only contains 260 calories per serving.

Per 1 portion:

  • Calories: 266kcal
  • Fat: 6.4g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Carbs: 36.1g
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Creamy Coconut Chickpea Curry (225kcal)

Credit: jessicainthekitchen.com

I'm so glad I discovered this Creamy Vegan Coconut Chickpea Curry. All made in one pot, it's easy and is so flavorful. This easy vegan curry is perfect for meal prepping, budget-friendly, and certainly one of our favorite weeknight dinners.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 225kcal
  • Fat: 9.4g
  • Protein: 7.3g
  • Carbs: 28.5g
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Easy Egg Drop Soup With Vegetables (236kcal)

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This easy egg drop soup is packed with vegetables and fluffy egg ribbons making it a healthy, low calorie and delicious alternative to the popular Chinese restaurant soup.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 236kcal
  • Fat: 7g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbs: 34g
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Pear Chips (101kcal)

Credit: beyondthechickencoop.com

Dehydrate fresh pears to make dehydrated pears. Pear chips are a tasty and healthy snack.

Per 3 slices:

  • Calories: 101kcal
  • Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 27g
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Air fryer Mahi Mahi (201kcal)

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A flaky and delicious fish cooked to perfection in the air fryer without breading or flour. This is low carb and keto-friendly, and is easy to make as well.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 201kcal
  • Fat: 6g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Carbs: 6g
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Chinese Chicken and Broccoli | Keto, Low Calorie (193kcal)

Credit: thismomsmenu.com

It's absolutely delicious and so easy to make that you might never order takeout again. If you are missing Chinese takeout while on a low carb, or low calorie diet, then this is the recipe for you.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 193kcal
  • Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 7g
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Blackened Chicken Tenders (284kcal)

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In addition to being delicious, these blackened chicken tenders make a great addition to a weekly meal prep menu because they are packed with flavor and just the right amount of heat.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 284kcal
  • Fat: 17g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Carbs: 1g
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Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas (178kcal)

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Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas are a quick, delicious, and healthy meal the whole family will love.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 178kcal
  • Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbs: 7g
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Mexican Spiced Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup (120kcal)

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Cauliflower Soup in Instant Pot flavored with Mexican spices is simple, comforting and creamy and makes a great weeknight dinner.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 120kcal
  • Fat: 4g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 18g
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10 Minute Chickpea and Spinach Curry (123kcal)

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The 10 Minute Chickpea and Spinach Curry is the simplest, fastest and quickest curry you will ever make. Once you throw everything in the pan, it's done in less than 10 minutes.

Per 1 portion:

  • Calories: 123kcal
  • Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbs: 21g
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Spicy Broccoli Soup (148kcal)

Credit: natalieshealth.com

I am SO excited to share this Spicy Broccoli Soup. It is delicious, creamy, vibrant, and full of great tastes. It's simple, yet filling, packed with superfoods and aromatic spices - turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon.

Per 1 bowl:

  • Calories: 148kcal
  • Fat: 8g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbs: 18g
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Broiled Cod with Paprika (Low Cal, 1g Carb) (164kcal)

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This straightforward, low-calorie recipe for broiled cod with paprika can be made in less than 20 minutes. Take advantage of this simple, flavorful cod recipe when you want a simple fish dinner.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 164kcal
  • Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbs: 1g
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Oven Roasted Broccoli (Baked Broccoli) (123kcal)

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The best oven-roasted broccoli. This easy roasted broccoli can be made in 15 minutes with just 6 ingredients. The crispy, tender and perfectly seasoned baked broccoli is a healthy side dish that can be served with just about anything.

Per 0.25 cup:

  • Calories: 123kcal
  • Fat: 9g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 9g
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Grilled Rosemary Shrimp (286kcal)

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Whole30 compliant, this marinade can be made in just 30 minutes from start to finish. It goes well with rice pilaf or another Whole30 compliant side dish. A note about the nutritional information: because the marinade will be discarded, the fat values for each serving will go down.

Per 4 ounces:

  • Calories: 286kcal
  • Fat: 20g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Carbs: 4g
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Sheet Pan Shawarma Spiced Chicken and Vegetables (249kcal)

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In this easy sheet pan dinner, you'll make a delicious chicken shawarma with vegetables seasoned with a blend of warm spices then baked to perfection in the oven.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 249kcal
  • Fat: 13g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Carbs: 8g
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Healthy Delicious Minestrone Soup Recipe (111calories)

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Here is a healthy and quick recipe for Minestrone soup, with zucchini, and basil. You can make it gluten free and vegan if you like. There are 111 calories per cup.

Per 1 cup:

  • Calories: 111calories
  • Fat: 2
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 18g
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Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Stir Fry (249kcal)

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Stir fry recipe composed of crunchy Brussels and juicy chicken tossed in a Thai-style sauce. Flavorful and easy to make, this dish combines crunchy Brussels and juicy chicken in an Asian-inspired dish.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 249kcal
  • Fat: 6g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbs: 12g
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Marinated Mushroom Salad (65kcal)

Credit: jerseygirlcooks.com

It is the perfect salad or appetizer for anyone who loves mushrooms.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 65kcal
  • Fat: 3g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 8g
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Simple Skillet Green Beans (70calories)

Credit: healthyseasonalrecipes.com

With just a little garlic, olive oil and spice, these vegan and gluten-free skillet green beans are the perfect healthy side dish. They are vegan, paleo, and naturally gluten-free.

Per 1 cup:

  • Calories: 70calories
  • Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 6g
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Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs (188kcal)

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This air fryer turkey meatballs recipe is a great way to get a quick dinner on the table, or to get a head start on your weekly meal prep. These meatballs can be served on their own, or paired with your favorite sauce such as marinara or teriyaki.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 188kcal
  • Fat: 4g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbs: 9g
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Asian Eggplant Salad with Miso Dressing (252kcal)

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An excellent side salad to accompany Asian inspired meals. In this simple yet flavorful side salad, caramelised eggplant with tofu and asparagus are magically tied together with a creamy miso dressing.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 252kcal
  • Fat: 16g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbs: 19g
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Easy Roasted Cauliflower Recipe (114kcal)

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A simple Roasted Cauliflower Recipe with just four ingredients that is easy to prepare and bursting with delicious flavor in every single bite. A step-by-step guide explains how to roast cauliflower right at home with this easy recipe.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 114kcal
  • Fat: 8g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 10g
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Kale Apple Slaw (No Mayo) (103kcal)

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This apple kale salad is a wonderful summer salad recipe. You'll love it because it's loaded with colorful veggies and fresh fruit, and has a tangy, creamy dressing (with no mayo). Plus, it remains crunchy the next day, so you can pack it for your picnic or for lunch the next day.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 103kcal
  • Fat: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 18g
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Easy Everything Bagel Cucumber Sandwiches (72kcal)

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Here's a tasty, low-carb snack that you can whip up in no time.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 72kcal
  • Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 5g
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Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad (82kcal)

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The cucumber tomato salad is a fresh and healthy vegetarian side dish that screams summer. Tossed in a creamy avocado dressing and fresh herbs, it is bursting with garden flavors. It can be easily made ahead of time, travels well, and goes great with grilled meats.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 82kcal
  • Fat: 6g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 7g
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Roasted Radishes (182kcal)

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A lemon vinaigrette tosses roasted radishes for a low-carb side dish that is delicious and easy to make.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 182kcal
  • Fat: 18g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 6g
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Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash (141kcal)

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I have a VERY simple air fryer spaghetti squash recipe that will turn your squash into pasta without it being mushy. Learn the time and temperature for your air fryer here.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 141kcal
  • Fat: 7.9g
  • Protein: 2.1g
  • Carbs: 19.5g
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Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Soufflé (197kcal)

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Cauliflower Soufflé is a delicious, low-carb, low-calorie, Keto side dish that's cheesy and delicious. Enjoy it in place of potatoes and you won't miss them.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 197kcal
  • Fat: 15g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbs: 5g
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Cheesy Low Carb Cauliflower Breadsticks Recipe (214kcal)

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Easy cheesy cauliflower breadsticks are crispy and chewy. These low carb cauliflower breadsticks have just six ingredients and one carb per serving.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 214kcal
  • Fat: 14g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbs: 7g
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Cauliflower Risotto (108kcal)

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This recipe for vegetarian, low-carb, and keto-friendly Cauliflower Risotto combines fresh mushrooms, cauliflower rice, and a flavorful broth that is ready in under 15 minutes. With only 9 ingredients, it is an ideal dinner option, and has 1/3(or less) the calories of traditional ricotta.

Per 1.25 cups:

  • Calories: 108kcal
  • Fat: 3g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbs: 15g
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Just Egg Quiche

Credit: rescuedogkitchen.com

It is a fast and easy way to start your day, tastes great, and is a healthy way to start your day. In my house, it is a family favourite breakfast.

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Vegan Mashed Cauliflower (Keto| Low-Carb) (119kcal)

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It's hard to believe this delicious cauliflower mash is low in calories and full of flavor. Serve with fresh thyme for a hint of earthiness and for a low calorie side dish that will fill you up.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 119kcal
  • Fat: 8g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 11g
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Keto Cucumber and Yogurt Salad (78kcal)

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In just 10 minutes, you'll have a cucumber, mint, yogurt salad.

Per 1 Serving:

  • Calories: 78kcal
  • Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbs: 6g
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Tofu with Peanut Sauce (118kcal)

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I have another really quick, easy meal that is a good source of protein, iron, and calcium. You'll need to prepare (Sorta) Spicy Peanut Sauce - which is very simple and easy - and, if you choose, serve with rice or quinoa.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 118kcal
  • Fat: 7g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbs: 4g
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Air fryer Carrots (93kcal)

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Roasted air-fried carrots with savory spices are a delicious side dish. The sweet carrots are complemented by the savory flavors.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 93kcal
  • Fat: 3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 16g
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Instant Pot Celery Soup (89kcal)

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Whether you like it chunky, thick or somewhere in the middle, this Instant Pot soup is made with less than 10 ingredients. It's vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. You can blend it into a thick puree, or leave it as a chunky soup.

Per 10 oz:

  • Calories: 89kcal
  • Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 20g
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Lazy Slow Cooker Chicken Lettuce Wrap Recipe (261kcal)

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This recipe for slow cooker chicken lettuce wraps is easy to make, delicious and your family will love it. Wonderfully tender and flavorful chicken in an amazing sauce, paired with the right veggies, all wrapped in a crisp, crunchy lettuce leaf. It's like takeout only better.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 261kcal
  • Fat: 7g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Carbs: 13g
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Cabbage Soup Diet Recipe (70kcal)

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Learn how to make this detox cabbage soup in the slow cooker, instant pot, and stovetop. Get the cabbage soup diet recipe for easy weight loss and detoxification. Also get the printable 7-Day Diet Soup Eating Chart that you can put on your fridge to stay on the cabbage soup diet. 

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 70kcal
  • Fat: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 9g
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10 Minute Garlic Bok Choy Recipe (54kcal)

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The Garlic Bok Choy Recipe will become one of your most favorite side dishes once you try it. This dish is crisp, fresh, and full of unexpected flavors.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 54kcal
  • Fat: 3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 4g
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Meal Prep Chipotle Tofu Quinoa Bowls (417kcal)

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Healthy meal prep quinoa bowls packed with protein and flavor. These bowls have chipotle baked tofu, avocado, tomatoes, and more.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 417kcal
  • Fat: 17g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbs: 42g
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BLT Salad (286calories)

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With crispy bacon, lettuce, fresh tomatoes, avocado, and homemade ranch dressing, this BLT salad recipe takes a no-carb approach to all that is familiar about bacon sandwiches.

Per 4:

  • Calories: 286calories
  • Fat: 17.1g
  • Protein: 17.2g
  • Carbs: 19.4g
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Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches (356kcal)

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Easy and tasty breakfast sandwiches made with baked eggs and cheese, sausage, bacon, or ham on an English muffin. These make-ahead sandwiches are flavorful and convenient for the freezer.

Per 1 serving:

  • Calories: 356kcal
  • Fat: 16g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Carbs: 27g
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