1,500 Calories a Day – Healthy Recipes Packed with Flavor

If you want to lose weight, you need to reduce your calorie intake. But this doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice taste. Healthy foods can be just as varied and delicious as the originals. Today’s blog post shows you how you can have a full-flavored day on just 1,500 calories.

Protein pancakes for breakfast

Who can resist a sweet breakfast? These quick-to-make protein pancakes are guaranteed to get your day off to a good start. You can top these small hotcakes with anything you like. How about some fresh blueberries or strawberries? Both of these fruits are low in calories.

One serving of pancakes (a stack of four) contains about 340 calories.

Time for lunch: Avocado chicken wrap

Wraps are perfect for lunch at work. You can prepare it in the evening and take it with you for lunch the next day in a to-go container. The avocado chicken wrap is high in protein and rich in unsaturated fatty acids. The latter are good for your cardiovascular system.

One wrap contains about 600 calories.

Brownies to beat the afternoon slump

There’s always room for a sweet snack, don’t you think? You don’t have to feel guilty about these kidney bean brownies. They don’t contain any industrial sugar or gluten, and they are packed with protein.

One brownie contains about 160 calories.

And for dinner a real nutrient powerhouse: Sweet potatoes and eggs

A nutrient powerhouse? You heard right. These loaded sweet potato skins provide you with essential amino acids, plenty of vitamin A, C and D, folic acid, potassium and fiber. Basically, everything you need for a balanced diet. Plus, they taste amazing!

One loaded sweet potato contains about 400 calories.

So, what do you think about the recipes? Hard to believe that these three meals and afternoon snack only contain about 1,500 calories. Bon appetit!


Julia Denner Julia is a dietician and sports nutritionist. Before she began her position as Communications Specialist at Runtastic, she spent several years working as a dietician in the surgical department at Vienna General Hospital. Julia is passionate about inspiring others to eat a healthy, balanced diet. View all posts by Julia Denner