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15 Easy Dinners For Beginner Chefs Under 410 Calories

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Cooking more homemade meals is one of the best ways to improve your health (and save money, too). If you’re new to the kitchen, there’s no need to be intimidated — we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite easy recipes. From protein-packed one-pan dishes to no-cook Mexican-inspired salads, these simple dinners will have you feeling confident in the kitchen and clock in under 410 calories per serving.

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1. GREEK CHICKEN & ORZO SKILLET | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Greek Chicken & Orzo Skillet

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 407; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 96mg; Sodium: 618mg; Carbohydrate: 49g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 4g; Protein 39g

2. CURRIED CAULIFLOWER SOUP WITH PISTACHIOS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Curried Cauliflower Soup With Pistachios

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 155; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 2mg; Sodium: 225mg; Carbohydrate: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 7g

3. CHICKEN AND AVOCADO ZUCCHINI-NOODLE BOWL | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Chicken and Avocado Zucchini-Noodle Bowl

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 261; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 67mg; Sodium: 407mg; Carbohydrate: 15g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 29g

4. BLACK BEAN & CORN TACO SALAD | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Black Bean Corn Taco Salad

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 278; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 332mg; Carbohydrate: 45g; Dietary Fiber: 14g; Sugar: 18g; Protein: 12g

5ZESTY SHRIMP LETTUCE WRAP | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Zesty Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 130; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 115mg; Sodium: 436mg; Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 15g

6. SLOW-COOKER CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 344; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 55mg; Sodium: 259mg; Carbohydrate: 35g; Dietary Fiber: 9g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 33g

7. SHEET PAN CHICKEN TERIYAKI WITH VEGETABLES | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Sheet-Pan Chicken Teriyaki with Vegetables

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 350; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 83mg; Sodium: 366mg; Carbohydrate: 38g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 39g

8. HIGH-PROTEIN CHICKEN SALAD | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

High Protein Chicken Salad

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 364; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 65mg; Sodium: 412mg; Carbohydrate: 44g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 10g; Protein: 34g

9. EASY SLOW COOKER MINESTRONE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Easy Slow-Cooker Minestrone

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 339; Total Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 945mg; Carbohydrate: 56g; Dietary Fiber: 21g; Sugar: 14g; Protein: 22g

10. TURKEY AND BLACK BEAN CASSEROLE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Turkey and Black Bean Taco Casserole

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 298; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 67mg; Sodium: 472mg; Carbohydrate: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 5g; Protein 29g

11. SHEET PAN TOFU AND VEGGIES IN SESAME SAUCE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 308; Total Fat: 18g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 290mg; Carbohydrate: 25g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 18g

12. LEMON CHICKEN AND ARTICHOKE SKILLET | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 371; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 124mg; Sodium: 511mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 42g

13. ONE-PAN CHICKEN WITH GREEN BEANS AND TOMATOES | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

One-Pan Chicken With Green Beans & Tomatoes

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 291; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 143mg; Sodium: 168mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 36g

14. CAULIFLOWER BLACK BEAN TACOS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 286; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 467mg; Carbohydrate: 52g; Dietary Fiber: 15g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 13g

15. INSTANT POT PUMPKIN SOUP WITH CRISPY SAGE LEAVES | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 133, Total Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 81mg; Carbohydrate: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 4g

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Healthy, delicious and simple: That’s what we’re about at MyFitnessPal! We make our recipes in our own test kitchen or our registered dietitian hand-selects them personally. Look for nutrition information at the bottom of the recipe or log it directly to MyFitnessPal through the “Log-It” button. Check out our entire collection or explore: low-carbhigh-proteinhigh-fibergluten-freedairy-freevegetarianveganlow sodium

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