9 Easy Low-Calorie Recipes You Can Make in 15 Minutes or Less

Make these no-hassle 500-calorie breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks the next time you're in a time crunch.

1. Guacamole and Chips


  • 2 whole-wheat tortillas
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped tomato
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • Dash hot pepper sauce (optional)

Make It:

  1. Cut tortillas in quarters and place in a single layer on a nonstick cookie sheet. Bake at 400˚ until crisp and slightly brown.
  2. Peel avocado and mash in bowl. Combine with onion, tomato, lime juice, and hot pepper sauce to taste.

The Numbers:

  • Calories: 508
  • Protein: 16g
  • Carbs: 80g
  • Fat: 21g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Total prep time: 8 minutes

*Healthy-Eating Tip:
Peel your avocados by hand. The dark green flesh nearest the skin holds the highest concentration of cell-protecting carotenoids.

2. Spicy Kale Chips

  • 2 cups kale leaves, cut into 3-inch pieces (ribs removed from stems)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp paprika, hot pepper, or garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt

Make It:

  1. Toss kale leaves with oil, paprika, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Spread out leaves on baking sheet
  3. Bake in oven at 350˚ until crisp and edges brown.

The Numbers:

  • Calories: 107
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbs: 13g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Total prep time: 15 minutes

*Healthy-Eating Tip:
160: The percentage of your daily value of vitamin C you’ll get from the two cups of kale used in our Spicy Kale Chips recipe.

3. Peanut Butter Poppers

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp fat-free milk
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp honey

Make It:

  1. Mix peanut butter, milk, sesame seeds, and honey together in a bowl.
  2. Roll into 1/2-inch balls.
  3. Chill in fridge for 5 minutes.

The Numbers:

  • Calories: 500
  • Protein: 19g
  • Carbs: 34g
  • Fat: 36g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Total prep time: 8 minutes

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