5 delicious 400 calorie DINNER options!

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I know that dinner time is the time that most of us pile-up weight since we tend to eat more than our body requires. Therefore my goal is to provide you with easy, delicious recipes for satisfying your appetite without too much harm for your diet.

So let’s begin.

1st Option: Caesar salad with interesting accompaniments 

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You will need: chicken breast, hard-boiled egg, natural Swiss cheese, salad, tomatoes, onion, cucumber, almonds and preferably walnut oil (or olive oil)

How to prepare: Slice and season the chicken breast with spice and walnut (or olive) oil and bake it in the oven for about 20 min in 170 degrees Celsius.

Slice the cucumbers, tomatoes and onions and place them on the salad on the plate. Chop the almonds and the cheese in small pieces. Place the chicken and the sliced egg on top of the vegetables and season with almonds, cheese and walnut oil. Enjoy the delicate flavors!

2nd Option: Seafood salad

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You will need: Shrimps, octopus, salad, lemon, bell-pepper, crab sticks, onion and olives.

How to prepare: You can either chose to buy a sea-food cocktail in which shrimps, octopus and crab sticks are already seasoned and prepared. If you decide to buy them raw, here is how to cook them: Hit up a frying pan with olive oil. Chop the crab sticks and the octopus and season them with cayenne pepper, a bit of lemon juice, salt and pepper. Fry them on the pan together with chopped onions and bell-peppers. Arrange on the plate with fresh salad leafs and olives. For more delicious flavors you can add dry or fresh coriander, dill and fresh lemon juice. Play with your senses!

3rd Option: Club sandwich

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You will need: chicken breast, salad, hard-boiled egg, cucumber, onion, tomato, plain yogurt, 2 slices of whole-wheat bread.

How to prepare: Slice, season and bake the chicken breast in the oven at 170 degrees Celsius (approx 20 min). Slice the tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and the egg. Spread the plain yogurt in a very thin layer over the bread. Place the salad on both slices of the bread first, then the vegetables, chicken and egg. Place the sandwich for 4 minutes in the oven at 170 degrees. Enjoy!

4th Option: Chicken soup with a healthy Bruschetta

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You will need: 1 slice of whole-wheat bread, chicken breast, bell-pepper, carrot, onion, celery, 1 bay leaf, parsley, natural Swiss cheese, 1 cube of bouillon.

How to prepare: The Soup: Slice the chicken breast and add it to 1 liter of water, together with 2 spoons of salt and bay leaf. Bring it to boil and collect the froth. Add the onion, carrot and the bullion cube. Simmer for 2 hours, after which add the parsley, chopped bell-pepper and chopped celery. Allow to simmer for another 30 min and season with pepper, herbs and salt. The Bruschetta: Spread 1 tea-spoon of olive oil over the bread. Put half a slice of Swiss cheese on top of it together with a few cubes of bell-pepper and onion. Place it in the over for 7 minutes at 170 degrees. TA-DA , enjoy!

5th Option: Whole-wheat Pasta with easy garnish

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You will need: 3/4 of a cup of whole-wheat pasta, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, basillicum, pesto and 2 slices of mozzarella cheese, 1 cube of bouillon.

How to prepare: Boil 1 liter of water with bouillon cube in it. After the water has boiled, add the pasta to it and boil according to the time it states on the package. In the meanwhile, hit up a frying pan with a few drops of olive oil on it. When the pen is hot, throw your sliced cherry tomatoes in it. After 3 minutes, add the pasta to it together with a tea-spoon of pesto, chopped mozzarella, and basillicum leaves. Properly mix and stir the dish on the frying pan for another 4 minutes. Your delicious dinner is ready!

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