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Delicious 350-Calorie Dinners

These easy, healthy meals are so tasty, no one would ever guess they're low-cal.

By Michael Tyrrell

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Great Side Dishes for Low Calorie Dinners
Raymond Hom
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Great Side Plates

Dilled Cucumber Salad

In a medium-size bowl, combine 2 thinly sliced peeled cucumbers, 1/4 cup fresh dill sprigs, 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup water and 1 teaspoon sugar. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or until serving.

Quick Lemony Broccoli

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add 1 head broccoli florets and cook 4 minutes. Add 1 thinly sliced red pepper during last minute. Drain, and remove vegetables. In same pot, lightly brown 3 cloves sliced garlic in 1 tablespoon olive oil. Stir in vegetables, 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper and 2 tablespoons lemon juice.

Wilted Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins

Steam 2 bags (6 ounces each) baby spinach in a large pot. Add 1/4 cup raisins and 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Garnish with 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts.

Moroccan-Spiced Carrots

Cut 1 pound peeled carrots into 1/4-inch coins and simmer for 8 minutes until tender; drain and remove. In same pot, heat 1 tablespoon canola oil; add 1/2 teaspoon each ginger, cumin and curry powder. Stir in carrots and season with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

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