Best Meals Under 600 Calories

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When you want to get a healthy and low-calorie dinner ready quickly, these Meals Under 600 Calories will get you inspired. They are nutritious, delicious, and most of them are ready in less than 30 minutes, great for family or small dinners on weeknights!

These dishes are loaded with lean proteins, fibers, and healthy fats so you’ll never feel deprived! This is what low-calorie eating is about!  

Simple 600 Calorie Meals

Ranch Grilled Chicken Wrap

Calories per serving: 316

Ranch Grilled Chicken Wrap
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For a satisfying meal under 600 calories, try out this healthy grilled chicken wrap. This recipe is a copycat of the McDonald’s grilled chicken snack wrap! You get seasoned chicken breast with ranch seasoning in a wrap just like at the Golden Arches.

Shrimp Macaroni Salad

Calories per serving: 341

Shrimp Macaroni Salad

This tangy salad is a summertime favorite, but you can make it year-round for a satisfying meal under 600 calories. You get juicy shrimp with shrimp, veggies and macaroni in a creamy dressing!

Baked Chicken Breasts with Vegetables

Calories per serving: 502

Baked Chicken

Your family will love this flavorful baked chicken and vegetables. The chicken comes out moist with crispy skin and the vegetables are perfectly seasoned. 

Pad Woon Sen

Calories per serving: 441

This amazing Pad Woon Sen recipe is surprisingly easy to make at home in under 30 minutes. It’s a Thai stir fried noodle dish made with glass noodles, proteins, veggies tossed in a savory and slightly sweet pad woon sen sauce. It tastes like it came from your favorite Thai restaurant. #PadWoonSen #PadWoonSenRecipe #PadThaiWoonSen

When it comes to busy weeknights, it’s hard to beat this Asian dish made with chicken and glass noodles. It’s ready in less than half an hour with less than 600 calories.

High Protein Meals With Less Than 600 Calories

Leftover Turkey Soup

Calories per serving: 280

Leftover Turkey Soup

Have leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner? Transform them into this hearty soup brimming with veggies and noodles in a savory broth.

Air Fryer BBQ Ribs

These are the best Air Fryer Ribs – so tender, crispy, and flavorful but not fall-off-the-bone! It’s a super easy recipe that takes 30 minutes to make. Baby back ribs are seasoned with a simple dry rub, and then cooked in the air fryer, finally coated with a homemade sticky barbecue sauce. They are juicy, finger-licking delicious pork ribs and so addictive! #AirFryerRibs #AirFryerPorkRibs #AirFryerBabyBackRibs
Air Fryer Ribs

Calories per serving: 540

In the mood for comfort food without all the calories? Tender and juicy ribs are cooked in an air fryer, cutting your cook time to half!

Homemade Sausage Patties

Calories per serving: 455

Homemade Sausage Patties

Why settle for store-bought sausage patties for breakfast when you can make your own?

These ones are ready in just 20 minutes and are juicy and flavorful!

Crispy Tofu With Balsamic Tomatoes

Calories per serving: 253

Crispy Tofu With Balsamic Tomatoes

Bid farewell to bland tofu with this tasty dish! You get crispy tofu with cherry tomatoes in a delicious balsamic dressing. Just 253 calories per serving!

Oven-Baked T-Bone Steak

Calories per serving: 467

Oven-Baked T-Bone Steak

I love to make steak in the oven, and this t-bone is oh-so satisfying! It’s got rich garlic butter flavors with fresh rosemary, salt and pepper.

Meals Under 600 Calories For Weight Loss

Baked Salmon In Foil

Calories per serving: 259

Baked Salmon In Foil

Baking salmon in foil is a time-honored way to get moist fish. This recipe uses garlic, rosemary, lemon, salt and pepper to produce mouthwatering flavors with just 259 calories per serving.

Black Bean And Corn Salsa

Calories per serving: 107

Colorful and refreshing black bean and corn salsa served with tortilla chips in a bowl

This black bean and corn salsa is also vegan-friendly! In addition to black beans and corn, it features jalapeno, red onion, cilantro, and seasonings.

Easy Microwave Cauliflower Rice

Calories per serving: 152

Easy Microwave Cauliflower Rice

Did you know you could make cauliflower rice in the microwave? This keto-friendly and low-carb recipe has mixed veggies for flavor. Skip takeout fried rice with fewer calories too!

Baked Lemon Garlic Red Snapper

Calories per serving: 282

Baked Lemon Garlic Red Snapper

Red snapper is a delicious fish and this recipe shows you how to bake it with lemon garlic flavors. It’s a great idea for busy weeknights without a lot of calories. 

Healthy 600 Calorie Meals

Easy Black Bean Patty

Calories per serving: 250

Easy Black Bean Patty

This hearty black bean patty is the foundation for a low calorie meal with just 250 calories. You can pan-fry or grill it to crispy perfection and add your favorite toppings to create the perfect veggie burger!

Baked Catfish

Calories per serving: 162

Baked Catfish

Learn how to make oven-baked catfish with mouthwatering Cajun seasonings! It’s easy and quick to make. The best part? It’s a healthy dinner idea with few calories.

Guacamole Quinoa Salad

Calories per serving: 239

Guacamole Quinoa Salad

This delicious salad is vegan, gluten-, nut- and dairy-free with just 239 calories per serving. It’s got guac, quinoa, cherry tomatoes and other fresh ingredients for maximum flavor and nutrition!

Oven Baked Black Cod

Calories per serving: 113

Oven Baked Black Cod

Black cod is a scrumptious fish prized for its soft texture and buttery flavor. Learn how to bake it to perfection with delicate soy flavors for some Asian inspiration!  

Baked Chicken Breast With Rib Meat

Calories per serving: 345

Baked Chicken Breast With Rib Meat

Learn how to bake a bone-in chicken breast with simple seasonings and big flavor! It’s a lean protein you can pair with your favorite veggies for a meal under 600 calories.


What does a 600 calorie dinner look like?

There are many different types of 600 calorie dinners. They might include lean protein such as chicken, fish or tofu with vegetables or whole grains for maximum nutrition. An example might be sauteed chicken breast with steamed broccoli and quinoa. 

Is 600 calories in one meal a lot?

Adults require approximately 1,600 to 3,000 calories per day according to US dietary guidelines. Eating three 600-calorie meals per day would provide 1,800 calories. Therefore, while a 600-calorie meal is reasonable, it’s definitely a lighter option. Always discuss with a healthcare provider to determine suitability for your circumstances.

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This copycat of McDonald’s grilled chicken snack wrap is perfect for a satisfying lunch. The chicken is seasoned with paprika, garlic powder, oregano, and cumin, and the wrap is drizzled with store-bought ranch dressing to save time.

Ranch Chicken Snack Wraps Recipe

By: Izzy
This copycat of McDonald’s grilled chicken snack wrap is perfect for a satisfying lunch. The chicken is seasoned with paprika, garlic powder, oregano, and cumin, and the wrap is drizzled with store-bought ranch dressing to save time.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 flour tortillas, 8-inch
  • 2 cups grilled chicken breasts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup lettuce, chopped


  • Lay the tortillas on a clean flat surface. Place about 1/2 cup chicken, 1 tablespoon of ranch dressing, 2 tablespoons of cheese, and 1/4 cup of chopped lettuce on each tortilla. Fold tightly into a burrito shape.
  • Heat a heavy skillet or cast-iron pan over medium heat. Spritz with a light layer of cooking spray or coat with a teaspoon of oil.
  • Cook the wraps for 1-2 minutes per side until golden and crispy. Transfer to plates, slice in half and enjoy!


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Net Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 497mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate only and will vary based on ingredient brands and cooking methods used.

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I'm Izzy, a food lover and photographer. Here you’ll find a collection of simple recipes that are perfect for busy people. My blog aims to help you make and enjoy delicious and healthy food at home.

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