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6 Meals for Two Under 500 Calories

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Instead of going out for an extravagant Valentine’s Day dinner, make your own at home. Of the many benefits, you can monitor your calories — in addition to your budget. These meals for two range from filet mignon and arugula pesto pasta to shrimp and artichoke paella and smoked salmon alfredo, all with less than 500 calories. Just add flowers and candlelight.

1. SHIITAKE & ASPARAGUS SAUTÉ WITH POACHED EGGS | COOKING LIGHT

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 274; Total Fat: 20g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 12g; Cholesterol: 186mg; Sodium: 347mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 9g

2. FILET MIGNON FOR TWO | SKINNYTASTE

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 406; Total Fat: 30g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 75mg; Sodium: 67mg; Carbohydrate: 0g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugar: 0g; Protein: 34g

3. SIMPLE SHRIMP AND ARTICHOKE PAELLA | A COUPLE COOKS

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 480; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 10g; Cholesterol: 110mg; Sodium: 456mg; Carbohydrate: 60g; Dietary Fiber: 9g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 24g

4. ARUGULA PESTO PASTA WITH ROASTED FIGS | CLEAN EATING

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 297; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 53mg; Carbohydrate: 51g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 9g

5. BEEF FILETS WITH POMEGRANATE-PINOT SAUCE | COOKING LIGHT

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 236; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 84mg; Sodium: 333mg; Carbohydrate: 4g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 25g

6. SMOKED SALMON ALFREDO | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 422; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 36mg; Sodium: 540mg; Carbohydrate: 48g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 24g

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