Skip Nav
Insomnia
Sweet Dreams: Drift Off to Sleep With This Yoga Sequence
Healthy Recipes
This Is the Turkey Burger You'll Be Grilling All Summer
Running
7 Must-Do Foam-Roller Moves Perfect For Runners

Low-Calorie Carrot Dinner Recipes

How Carrots Can Help You Lose Weight — Tonight!

If a bowl of pasta has become your go-to dinner, it may be the reason your jeans are feeling a bit more tight. Here come carrots to the rescue! Not just the orange accent in your green salad, carrots steal the show in these filling dinner ideas — all fewer than 500 calories.

Carrot Fettucine With Mushrooms and Red Pepper

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Two cups of cooked whole-wheat pasta is 348 calories, while the same amount of carrots is only 100 — holy calories saved! This recipe for carrot fettucine won't have you missing spaghetti one bit! Made with carrot ribbons using a simple vegetable peeler, sautéed mushrooms, red peppers, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil, this bowl is sure to satisfy your pasta cravings for just 478 calories a serving.

Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Traditionally enjoyed during Hanukkah, latkes aren't just for the festival of lights! This sweeter version made with sweet potatoes and carrots is only 48 calories per crispy latke. Enjoy five latkes (240 calories) with a healthy protein source, and you'll stay below 500 calories.

Ginger-Carrot Soup

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Nothing feels better on a cold evening than spooning up some delicious, steamy soup. Since most creamy soups are loaded with high-calorie butter or cream, go for a bowl of this carrot soup flavored with fresh ginger and thickened with low-fat Greek yogurt. It's only 166 calories per serving, so you can feel good about scooping out seconds and enjoying it with a slice of whole-wheat bread or the salad below.

Chickpea, Carrot, and Currant Salad

Photo: Jenny Sugar

High in protein and a cinch to whip up, this fiber-full carrot salad is only 92 calories per half-cup serving. Meant to be enjoyed straight out of the fridge, fill your bowl with a more winterized-version by sautéing this veggie mixture in a pan for eight or so minutes.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Michelle14523257 Michelle14523257 2 years
In all the recipes the carrots are cooked. I hate cooked carrots.
Everything You Need to Know About Coconut Flour
Could You Be Genetically Programmed to Be a Vegetarian?
What Is Leptin?
Avocado and Chocolate Recipes
Slow-Cooker Beans With Quinoa, Scallions, and Cheddar
Turkey and Spinach Burger Recipe
What Is It Like to Be on a Diet?

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
X