Nowadays, a lot of people are struggling with weight loss, and when this is your aim, you need to reduce your total calorie intake by around 500 to 600 calories a day. According to height, weight, and activity levels, this translates to an intake of roughly 1,200-1,400 calories for women and 1,800 calories for men each day.
Just make sure that these calories come from a lean protein source, such as chicken breast, fish, beef, or eggs, and try to eat at least two or three servings of vegetables each day. Increasing physical activity and exercising regularly are mandatory for a healthy body, even though what you eat is the biggest factor when it comes to weight loss.
Also, keep in mind that if your main goal is to slim down, you don’t have to fully eliminate carbs from your daily diet. Instead of this, focus on an eating complex and natural carbohydrates that are high in fiber, which means you will feel satiated for longer periods of time.
Let’s discover what the most amazingly delicious weight loss recipes are that you must try!
1. Salmon stuffed avocados
Since fish is one of the most versatile foods and you can easily find it in every grocery store, it is also recommended by doctors as being one of the best lean protein sources available. Canned salmon is a practical way to get Omega-3-rich, heart-healthy fish in your diet and a useful pantry item. In this recipe, we combine salmon with avocado (a delicious fruit that is packed with vitamins and nutrients that are excellent for your health) to make a simple, no-cook dish that is low in calories and is perfect for weight loss. Let’s see what we need.
½ cup of plain Greek yogurt (if you can find it with 0% fat)
2 tbsp of chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp of lemon juice
2 tbsp of mayonnaise
1 tsp of mustard
½ cup of diced celery
half tsp of salt
half tsp of ground pepper
5 ounces of canned salmon ( skinless and boneless)
2 big avocados (ripped)
some chopped chives for garnish
In a medium bowl, combine the celery, parsley, yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, lime juice, salt, and pepper and mix them very well. Then carefully add the salmon and mix everything again. After that, cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. From each avocado half, remove about 1 tablespoon of flesh and place it in a small bowl.
Mash it with a tiny fork and combine it with the salmon mixture. Fill each avocado half with 1/4 cup of the salmon mixture and pile up on top of the avocado halves. If you like it, you can garnish it with chives. Enjoy!
2. Cheesy chipotle cauliflower mac
Do you want a delicious recipe full of nutrients and healthy carbs that can help you with your weight loss journey? We got you! This cheesy chipotle cauliflower mac is one amazing dish that you will want to make over and over again. Don’t worry because if you don’t especially like cauliflower’s taste, you will barely notice it because it’s pureed and mixed into this amazingly creamy cheese sauce. Let’s see what ingredients you need to make this tasty dish.
3 cups of cauliflower florets
8-ounce whole-wheat spaghetti
1 cup of non-fat milk (or you can replace it with vegan milk)
1 chipotle pepper in adobo, minced plus 1 tbsp. adobo sauce
1 tbsp. of olive oil
¼ cup of finely chopped yellow onion
2 finely minced garlic cloves
4 cups of chopped fresh spinach
¼ tsp of salt
1 tbsp. of mustard
4 ounces of shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese
2 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tsp of ground pepper
1 pinch Paprika
Add water to a larger pot until it is just below the steamer basket, then bring it to a boil. Cover the basket after adding the cauliflower. Reduce the heat from high to medium and steam for 8 to 10 minutes or until it becomes very tender. In the meantime, heat up a large pot of water to boil. To get pasta that is al dente, cook it for two minutes less than the package instructions advise. After that, drain it and put it in a bigger bowl.
After the cauliflower is perfectly cooked, transfer it to a blender and add chipotle and milk. Mix everything until it’s smooth. In a large saucepan, add a bit of oil and then heat it a little bit over medium heat. Cook for up to 3 minutes after adding the chopped onion until it has a soft and transparent texture. Then add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, for about 1 minute. Add the spinach and simmer for 2 minutes or until just barely wilted.
Turn the heat down to low, add the cauliflower mixture, and whisk everything well until it’s perfectly blended. Gradually whisk in the salt, mustard, and, finally, the two types of cheese until smooth. Remove the sauce from the heat and pour it over the pasta; stir until well combined. You can garnish with pepper or paprika. Enjoy this delicious dish while it’s still steamy!
Don’t worry about the calorie intake because per serving, it has only 447 calories and 25 grams of protein. It’s a great, delicious dish that you can easily prepare in less than 50 minutes.
TIP: Instead of concentrating just on weight loss, make it a priority to hydrate and nourish your body. Eat not simply to lose weight but also to become a healthier, happier, and more physically fit person.
3. Artichoke and poached egg tartine
If you are looking for an easy Mediterranean-inspired breakfast that can help you with your weight loss journey, artichoke and poached eggs on top of a tartine is probably the best idea, and if you’re in a hurry, don’t worry because this recipe is going to be ready in less than 15 minutes. Let’s see what you need:
1 tsp of olive oil
2 large poached eggs
½ cup of finely chopped frozen artichoke hearts
1 sliced scallion
¼ tsp. dried oregano
⅛ tsp of ground pepper
1 slice of whole-wheat bread toasted
Heat up the olive oil in a small saucepan, then gradually add the artichoke hearts, oregano, scallion, and pepper. Sauté everything until steamy hot. Spread the mixture on toast, and top with the poached eggs. You don’t have to worry about calories with this dish simply because the protein intake is higher than the carbohydrates (19 grams per serving), while the sugar is only 8 grams. Enjoy!
4. Berry-Almond smoothie bowl
While I was browsing through recipes that are good for weight loss, I found a lot of delicious stuff based on whole fruits and lean sources of protein. But one, in particular, draws my attention because even if it’s sweet, it doesn’t contain any added sugar except for two awesome fruits that I am deeply in love with: berries and bananas. Let’s see what you need.
⅔ cup of frozen berries (you can use raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries)
½ cup of frozen sliced banana
½ cup of plain unsweetened almond milk
5 tbsp. sliced almonds
¼ tsp. of ground cinnamon
⅛ tsp. of ground cardamom
⅛ tsp of vanilla extract
Optional: 1 tbsp. of coconut flakes
Blend the fruits with the almond milk, 3 tbsp. of almonds, the cinnamon, cardamom, and vanilla extract in a blender until it becomes a smooth mixture. Pour it into a bowl and top with the remaining fruits and the coconut flakes.
Don’t worry about the fact that this might affect your weight loss because this portion has only 300 calories per serving and 9.2 grams of protein.
5. Avocado, tomato, and chicken sandwich
This amazingly healthy and delicious chicken sandwich recipe will keep you satiated for a long time, and it can easily replace a breakfast if you are in a hurry or an afternoon snack when you feel like munching on something, and you don’t want something that affects your weight loss. Let’s see what you need.
2 slices of multigrain bread
¼ of a medium-sized ripe avocado
3 ounces of sliced cooked, boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 slices of tomato
After you toast the bread slices, mash the avocado with a fork and spread it onto one piece of toast. Then top with chicken, tomato, and the second piece of toast. In case you don’t have any cooked chicken in your fridge to make your sandwiches with, I will give you a tip on how to cook it in less than 30 minutes.
Put skinless, boneless chicken breasts in a pot, cover it with lightly salted water, and heat it till boiling. Cook under a cover at a simmering temperature for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size, or until the center is no longer pink. There you have it!
Keep in mind that rapid weight loss is rarely long-lasting. You may enhance your health and increase the likelihood that you will lose weight permanently by concentrating on long-term health and behaviors you can maintain. One major factor in every person’s weight loss journey is to never skip breakfast or any other important meals.
While you may think this is a possible way to trick your stomach, you must know that you are about to make a big mistake because you could miss out on essential nutrients, and eventually, you might end up snacking on more unhealthy stuff throughout the day because you feel hungry.
Remember that whenever you feel overwhelmed with how much weight you plan to lose, start small and don’t try to tackle everything at once. Everything is about patience!
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