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The Low-Calorie Cookbook: Healthy, Satisfying Meals with 500 Calories or Less

The key to losing weight is not to deprive yourself until the scale hits a certain number, but to eat properly balanced meals that leave you feeling fuller for longer. Megan Olson, certified nutritionist and founder of the blog Skinny Fitalicious, gets this. In her breakthrough collection, Megan not only shows you how to make delicious breakfasts, lunches, dinners and dessertsall amazingly under 500 caloriesbut how to cook meals rich in protein, fiber and healthy fats, so you can curb your cravings and effortlessly cut the junk from your diet.

These flavorful recipes replace high-calorie ingredients with creative, lowcalorie swap outs, such as subbing Greek yogurt for mayo or ground oats for white flour, to naturally (and deliciously!) make each meal leaner. Find healthier ways to enjoy your favorite dishes, with recipes like Chicken Pad Thai, replacing noodles with spiralized sweet potato, or Stuffed Pepper Soup, which ditches the rice and beef for low-calorie cauliflower rice and ground turkey. You’ll never settle for a bland breakfast again thanks to Megan’s incredible, low-carb PB&J Doughnuts or Cheesy Tex-Mex Cauliflower Casserole. And if you thought losing weight meant ditching sweets, think again. Enjoy an array of processed sugar–free treats like Tahini, Vanilla and Espresso Chocolate Bites and No-Bake Cookie Dough.

Plus each of these incredible recipes is accompanied with helpful nutritional information so you know exactly what you’re nourishing your body with. With Megan’s wholesome, balanced recipes, you’ll lose weight and build a better relationship with food, all while enjoying delicious, leaner meals.

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Sample recipes from The Low-Calorie Cookbook: Healthy, Satisfying Meals with 500 Calories or Less

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Egg Muffins

These egg muffins are loaded with two secret high-protein ingredients -- cottage cheese and quinoa, lighter ingredients that boost the nutrient content while giving the muffins the perfect cheesy flavor. Meal prep these delicious egg muffins once and enjoy them for breakfast all week long!

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