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8 main dishes under 400 calories are anything but diet food

recipes for main dishes under 400 calories: swordfish with asparagus

Grilled Swordfish Steak with White Rice and Asparagus — Photo by: StockFood/Getty Images

Pork Chops Italiano by Sarah Leah Chase: These pork chops are marinated, then grilled, for an extra burst of flavor that will take you on a miniature vacation to Tuscany.


Falafel by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner: This Middle Eastern favorite has all the savory delight of deep-fried foods like mozzarella sticks, but with the health benefits of chickpeas, which are high in zinc, folate and protein.

Southern Indian Vegetable Curry With Curry Leaves by Jamie Oliver: Sweet potatoes, included in this luscious curry dish, are one of nature's best sources of beta-carotene, while curry leaves are thought to aid digestion.

Don't worry, we didn't forget — even when you want to enjoy a post-dinner treat, there are options that can keep calories in check and still let you indulge that sweet tooth. Here are five desserts under 100 calories per serving!

Desserts Under 100 Calories:

Mini Chocolate Nut Pastries by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

Almond Macaroons by Rosemary Black

Espresso Grand Marnier Balls by Sarah Leah Chase

Summer Fruit Parfait by Margaret Howard

Madeleines by Craig Claiborne

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