It’s difficult to find recipes with five ingredients or less that are healthy for you AND that taste good, but we found twenty of them! They’re low in calories and ingredients but full of flavor. Read on to discover some alternatives to some of your meals!

Skinny BBQ Chicken Kabobs: Pair these yummy kabobs with a side of vegetables and you have a quick and easy meal that your whole family will enjoy. Click here for the recipe!

skinny bbq chicken kabobs

Skinny Dr. Pepper Fudge Brownies: It’s hard to believe these fudge brownies are five ingredients AND under 250 calories, because they are so good! These are a holiday must-try, and you won’t be disappointed. Here’s the recipe.

dr pepper fudge brownie

Coconut Crusted Salmon: Let the sweet and savory flavor of coconut sweep you away with this healthy and delicious dish! If you love salmon, but have grown tired of your typical recipe, give this one a try! Check out our original recipe here.

Coconut Crusted Salmon

Skinny Mocha Java Protein Smoothie: Protein and coffee?! Does this have your attention? It will totally satisfy your coffee fix while keeping you satisfied until lunch time! Here’s the recipe.

skinny mocha java protein smoothie

Skinny Shredded Chicken: Preparing chicken in the slow cooker will save you time and make last-minute dinners a breeze as you already have the cooked poultry on hand. It is always much easier to eat and cook healthy when you plan ahead. Here’s the recipe!


Skinny Raspberry Lemonade Cake: This cake is so good regardless of the season. The combination of raspberry and lemon will remind you of the coolest summer evening! Here’s how to make it.

Raspberry Lemonade Cake

Copycat Chipotle Pico De Gallo: Do you LOVE Chipotle’s pico de gallo? This recipe is so easy and it tastes exactly like Chipotle’s recipe — only skinnier! Here it is.

Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa Bowl

Cherry Limeade Cream Slush: All you are going to need for this amazing slushy is frozen cherries, frozen vanilla yogurt, a lime, and sugar-free cherry limeade drink mix; it’s so easy! You can’t complain about a recipe this good that only has 113 calories. Here’s how to make it.

Cherry Limeade Cream Slush

Chipotle Corn on the Cob: You never thought chipotle sauce would taste good on corn, but it is so good! Check out this easy recipe for a wonderful and easy side dish. Click here for the recipe.


Strawberry Caprese Salad: If you’re looking for a little something different in your side salad, The Skinny Fork has created just that. This delicious summer side salad made with strawberries, mozzarella, balsamic vinegar and basil is refreshing combination that you will want to serve over and over again. Click here for the recipe!

strawberry caprese salad

Skinny Blackberry Banana Smoothie: This is an easy go-to, quick-fix breakfast for those hectic, time-crunched mornings! Also, fair warning: after this, you’re going to want to start combining blackberry and banana wherever you can! In yogurt, on pancakes, with toast… these two go perfectly just about anywhere! Here’s how to make it.

blackberry banana smoothie

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries: Need a quick and delicious side dish that you and your kids will enjoy? Look no further than our spicy sweet potato fries recipe. Our secret is adding a little chili powder; the spicy flavor of the chili powder compliments the sweetness of the potatoes perfectly. Here’s the recipe!


Skinny Tropical Protein Smoothie: This smoothie makes getting a boost of protein in the morning easy by just adding a scoop of our favorite protein powder, Beverly International UMP. Check it out here.

skinny tropical smoothie

5-Ingredient Quinoa Mac and Cheese: This recipe from Simply Quinoa is a fantastic twist on one of our favorite comfort foods: mac and cheese! Butternut squash, almond milk, Dijon mustard, quinoa and goat cheddar are all you need to make this recipe a success! Here’s how.


Slow Cooker Pineapple Salsa Chicken: If you’re tired of the same old taco fillings, you aren’t alone! Love mixing spicy and sweet, so turning up the heat on your salsa can be the perfect mix with pineapple! Here’s how to make it.


Skinny Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken: The gooey, creamy, cheesy, chicken-y flavor is to die for! The broccoli in this dish is perfect, but you don’t have to stop there! This is a great place for hiding veggies from your pickiest eaters! Here’s the recipe.

skinny slow cooker creamy chicken

Skinny Blueberry Protein Smoothie: Loaded with 31 grams of protein and packed with delicious blueberry flavor, this smoothie will leave you feeling full and satisfied all day long! Click here for the recipe.


Skinny Chocolate-Stuffed Raspberries: We are obsessing over these skinny chocolate-stuffed raspberries. Sweet and tart raspberries combine with creamy chocolate to create a heavenly flavor burst you will just love. Here’s the recipe!

Skinny Chocolate Stuffed Raspberries

Sweet Potato Skins: This one comes from Girl Makes Food! You have to make the switch from plain potato skins to sweet potato skins, because these are so good! Changing out the traditional bacon topping for a delish guacamole not only taste better, it’s so much better for you! Here’s the recipe.


Skinny Buffalo Wing Hummus: Chicken buffalo dip is so delicious, but super high in calories. This buffalo wing hummus is a fantastic replacement! We love the flavor, texture and most importantly, the healthy ingredients. Check it out here.

buffalo wing hummus