Healthy 3-Ingredient Dinner Recipes Under 300 Calories

Nov 8 2019
No energy to cook a meal from scratch? No sweat! We've got a bunch of easy dinner hacks that just require three ingredients -- making a healthy meal doesn't get much simpler. Add a side salad or soup, and dinner is served! (P.S. Follow Hungry Girl on Facebook and Instagram for even more 3-ingredient recipe ideas!)

Ground Beef + Creamy Tomato Soup + Frozen Veggies

1/4th of recipe: 274 calories, 6.5g total fat (3g sat fat), 409mg sodium, 22.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 11g sugars, 27.5g protein -- FreestyleSmartPoints® value 6*

One saucy skillet meal, coming right up! Just add 1 lb. raw extra-lean ground beef (at least 96% lean) to a large skillet, along with your favorite seasonings. Cook and crumble for 5 minutes, or until fully cooked. Add a can of Amy's Organic Chunky Tomato Bisque and 4 cups frozen petite veggies. Cook and stir until hot & well mixed!

Riced Cauliflower Medley + Teriyaki Sauce + Ready-to-Eat Shrimp

1/2 of recipe: 197 calories, 1.5g total fat (<0.5g sat fat), 916mg sodium, 15.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 8.5g sugars, 30g protein -- FreestyleSmartPoints® value 2*

Green Giant’s Riced Veggies Cauliflower Medley was practically made for easy cauliflower fried rice. Just heat in a skillet according to package directions, and then toss with 3 tbsp. thick teriyaki marinade or sauce and 8 oz. chopped cooked shrimp. (We get ours in the freezer aisle and thaw overnight.) Stir until hot & well mixed. Too easy!

Corn Tortillas + Ranch-Flavored Tuna + Salsa

Entire recipe: 176 calories, 2.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 458mg sodium, 22.5g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g sugars, 17g protein -- FreestyleSmartPoints® value 4*

Hello, tuna tacos with a twist… SO MUCH YUM! Warm two 6-inch corn tortillas in the microwave, and top with a pouch of StarKist Tuna Creations in Ranch. Top with your favorite salsa (1/2 tbsp. per taco), fold, and enjoy.

Tofu + Frozen Broccoli Florets + BBQ Sauce

1/2 of recipe: 237 calories, 10g total fat (1g sat fat), 222mg sodium, 13.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 21.5g protein -- FreestyleSmartPoints® value 1*

Meatless BBQ stir-fry? Yes, please! Cube a 12-oz. block of extra-firm tofu (drained and blotted dry), and sprinkle with your favorite seasonings. Cook in a large skillet until golden brown. Meanwhile, thaw & heat 2 cups frozen broccoli in the microwave. Add it to the skillet along with 2 tbsp. BBQ sauce (look for one with around 45 calories per 2 tbsp. serving), and mix it up good.

In Case You Missed It: Trader Joe's 3-Ingredient Recipe Hacks

The super-popular grocery chain is a gold mine, crammed full of products perfect for creating a deeply satisfying meal with minimal effort. We've got 4 more easy dinner hacks that'll get you fed in no time. Check 'em out, and start that grocery list…

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