Eating 400 Calorie Meals

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And the easiest way to do that is to eat four 400-calorie meals daily. This fuels energy, revs metabolism, and keeps you feeling full longer.

No food is off limits! Just check nutrition information and serving sizes and you'll be able to find meals in the 400-calorie range (380-420 calories)--anywhere, anytime.

We rounded up delicious recipes, fast food items, mix and match combo ideas, and convenience foods to get you started. Start your 400-calorie slim down today!


Hearty Egg Sandwich satisfying meal packs a protein punch.

Scramble 1 whole egg with 1 egg white in a skillet coated with cooking spray

Place on toasted whole wheat English muffin spread with 1/4 c mashed Hass avocado

Top with 1 slice reduced-fat Cheddar cheese and tomato slices

Total calories: 397


Fast Food Burger Fix a burger and dessert without breaking your calorie bank.

Order a McDonald’s® hamburger (250)

Add one ketchup packet (15)

End the meal with a vanilla reduced-fat ice cream cone (150)

Total calories: 415


Pasta Bolognese is a true Italian classic. You´ll love this recipe.

Children all over Italy and the US love this classic dish. It's name comes from the city of Bologna, in the Emilia-Romagna region. In Italy it is referred to as ragu [ra-GOO; rah-GOO]. It is not meant to have a lot of sauce, but to be thick and meaty. In the US it is often served with spaghetti, but is best when paired with tagliatelle (better known as fettuccine) or rigatoni.


Try this lightened-up version of the classic Italian meat sauce recipe.

Extra-lean ground beef trims the fat

No-salt tomato sauce keeps sodium in check

Our version adds delicious porcini mushrooms!

Total calories: 399


Easy Office Lunch, whether packed in a brown bag or lunch box and taken to work or school, or eaten leisurely on the porch, can be one of the easiest and most fun meals of the day. These quick and easy lunch recipes will see you through the rest of your day.


This healthy lunch is simple, quick, and filling!

Microwave one Lean Cuisine® Chicken Tuscan Panini (320)

Pair with 3/4 c grapes for dessert (83)

Total calories: 403


Ice Cream Sundae Dessert off your evening with the perfect sundae.

Start with 1/2 c Ben & Jerry's® Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream (270)

Drizzle 1 Tbsp chocolate syrup (52)

Add 1/4 c non-dairy whipped topping (60)

Top with 2 maraschino cherries (14)

Total calories: 396

Waffle Breakfast basic breakfast waffles are simple and predictable to make. The batter can be made in about 15 minutes, so they are suitable as a last-minute addition to a breakfast. They are made fluffy by beating the egg whites separately and folding them in as the last step.


This delicious fruity breakfast will be ready in a flash.

Toast 2 Aunt Jemima® Frozen Blueberry Waffles (180)

Top with 2 tsp butter (67)

Drizzle 2 Tbsp maple syrup (104)

Serve with 3/4 c blueberries (62)

Total calories: 413


Milk Chocolate Pie will fall in love at first bite!

Fat-free milk cuts fat where you won't miss it

Unsweetened cocoa powder is rich in antioxidants

Total calories: 380


Dunkin' Donuts Bagel and Coffee a carb-loaded breakfast? You can have it!

Get a Dunkin' Donuts® plain bagel (330)

Ask for a half-serving of reduced-fat cream cheese (50)

Wash it down with a small iced coffee with skim milk (20)

Add 1 tsp of sugar to the coffee for 15 calories (optional)

Total calories: 415


Hummus and Veggie Snack healthy snack is a good way to sneak in veggie servings.

Take 1/2 c store-bought hummus (208)

Add 1 c carrot sticks (45)

Add 1 c red pepper strips (39)

Add 6 whole wheat crackers (113)

Total calories: 405


Spring Risotto creamy comfort dish is perfect for entertaining.

Find flavorful peas at your nearby farmer's market or choose frozen.

Use freshly-grated Parmesan for that strong cheese flavor.

Total calories: 384


Peanut Butter and Apple Snack up with this protein-packed snack before or after a workout to maximize energy and help build muscle.

Slice up 1 medium apple (72)

Serve with 1.5 Tbsp peanut butter (141)

Add 5 whole wheat crackers (95)

Wash it down with 1 c of fat-free milk (83)

Total calories: 391

Yogurt Parfait Snack cool combo makes a great mid-afternoon snack.

In a bowl, layer 1 (5.3 oz) container fat-free Greek-style yogurt

Add 1 c blueberries

Top with 1/2 c low-fat store-bought granola

Drizzle with 2 tsp honey

Total calories: 406


Chocolate Raspberry Oatmeal healthy oatmeal recipe is satisfying and delicious!

Mix 1/2 c dry oats (cooked with water to desired consistency)

Stir in 1/4 c semisweet chocolate chips

Top with 1 c raspberries

Total calories: 419


Tarragon Chicken Salad a plain chicken salad sandwich.

Fresh tarragon, low-fat sour cream, and crunchy chopped almonds take this sandwich from boring to unbelievable

You'll never go back to your basic chicken salad recipe again!

Total calories: 408


Coffee and Cake Snack Break at Starbucks a little pick-me-up in the afternoon? Stop by a Starbucks!

Order a tall skim latte (100)

Pair it with their Reduced-Fat Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake (290)

Total calories: 390


Healthy Pizza at Home's a fast and easy lunch the whole family will love!

Top 1 toasted whole wheat pita with 1/2 c chopped tomatoes, 1/4 c shredded part-skim mozzarella, 1/2 c grilled chicken breast, and 1/4 c chopped sun-dried tomatoes

Sprinkle with minced garlic and oregano

Place under oven broiler until bubbly

Total calories: 396


Peanut Butter Smoothie butter smoothie recipes that are really good usually use ingredients that taste good with peanut butter on their own. A good example is a banana, apples, and definitely celery. These fruits also make peanut butter smoothies healthy and with protein. Thus your also getting a healthy protein smoothie as well. Peanut butter smoothie recipes do not usually include juices because the taste contradicts that of the peanut butter. Milk or soy milk are great in peanut butter recipes.

It’s perfect for breakfast or a snack.

Combine milk, peanut butter, and sliced banana

Blend together for a creamy energy-boosting smoothie

Total calories: 391


Crab Cakes and Mandarin Orange Salad crab cake is an American dish composed of crab meat and various other ingredients, such as bread crumbs, milk, mayonnaise, eggs, yellow onions, and seasonings. Occasionally other ingredients such as red or green peppers or pink radishes are added, at which point the cake is then sautéed, baked, or grilled and then served. Crab cakes are traditionally associated with the area surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, in particular the state of Maryland and the city of Baltimore.

Plan a dinner date with your husband.

Make these Maryland Crab Cakes with Roasted Pepper Sauce (302)

Serve with our flavorful Spinach and Mandarin Orange Salad (78)

Total calories: 380


Subway Sandwich with Chips have it your way at Subway

Order a turkey breast 6-inch sandwich on 9-grain bread with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, pickles and onions (285)

Top with 2 tsp mustard (5)

Pair with a 1.18 oz. bag of Baked Lay's® Original Potato Crisps (130)

Total calories: 420


Healthy Pasta Dinner at Home a classic Italian favorite at home in minutes.

Microwave 1 Amy's® Bowls Stuffed Pasta Shells

Rub 1 slice whole wheat toast with peeled garlic

Top with 1/2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese and parsley

Broil until cheese melts

Serve with 5 steamed asparagus spears topped with fresh lemon juice

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