10 Quick And Easy Healthy Lunch Recipes For Weight Loss

Easy Healthy Lunch Recipes For Weight Loss

It is possible to lose the extra pounds without the dreaded yo-yo effect, but it takes a change in lifestyle. A simple change in diet which focuses on healthy recipes for weight loss and foods that fight fat paired with moderate physical activity can make all the difference in the world and help you achieve a beautiful figure. Here is our collection of easy quick healthy recipes to kick start your new diet.

1. Shakshouka

Chili is one of the best foods that fight fat, and eggs add plenty of protein to this North African dish, which is why shakshouka frequently tops the lists of easy, quick healthy recipes.

 Ingredients

 
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 cup diced or sliced bell pepper
3 cups diced tomatoes
4 eggs
Chili powder (optional)
Salt, pepper

Instructions

Heat olive oil. Add onions, garlic, and peppers. Cook until the onion turns translucent. Add the tomatoes and chili to taste (if using) and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Crack the eggs directly into the vegetables and leave to simmer until the egg whites set.

2. Chia pudding

When it comes to healthy recipes which promote weight loss, even dessert can help you lose weight. Always look for quick and easy to make recipes with cinnamon.

Ingredients

1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup almond milk
½ cup chia seeds
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. raw honey

Instructions

Combine all of the ingredients and refrigerate overnight. Serve with fresh fruit and nuts.

3. Tabouli

A lot of healthy recipes for weight loss rely on herbs and other foods that fight fat, like raw vegetables, for flavor.

Ingredients

2 bunches parsley, finely chopped
1 bunch mint, finely chopped
½ cup bulgur
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
½ cucumber, finely chopped
3 spring onions, finely chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup olive oil
Salt

Instructions

Soak the bulgur in water for 20 minutes, and then drain thoroughly. Combine with the other ingredients and season to taste.

4. Bean and spinach soup

This hearty soup is perfect for freezing days when you want a hot meal.

Ingredients

1 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans pinto beans, drained
4 cups spinach
1 can diced tomatoes
4 cups vegetable broth
Salt, pepper

Instructions

Sweat the onions and carrots in preheated oil until softened. Add beans, vegetable broth, and tomatoes. Simmer until the soup starts to thicken, around 20 minutes. Add spinach, then season and cook for another 3-5 minutes, until wilted.

5. Summer quinoa salad

A refreshing and light salad, this is a quick and healthy summer staple. Quinoa is a star of many healthy recipes for weight loss due to its high protein and fiber content.

Ingredients

2 cups cooked quinoa
2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 large cucumber, seeded and diced
1 avocado, diced
1 cup corn kernels, cooked
3 tbsp. olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt, pepper

Instructions

Combine the quinoa and vegetables in a large bowl, season to taste and dress with lemon and olive oil.

6. Salmon with fat-burning salad

In this sophisticated dinner, a Zingy salad complements the flavorful Salmon.

Ingredients

2 salmon fillets
5 tbsps. Olive oil
1 small celeriac root, shredded
1 apple, shredded
¼ cup slivered almonds
2 tbsp. Greek yogurt
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt, pepper

Instructions

Season the salmon with salt and pepper, and rub each fillet with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Bake for 15 minutes. In a bowl combine the apple, almonds, and celeriac. Season to taste and dress in lemon, olive oil, and Greek yogurt.

7. Messy Italian turkey sandwiches

Sometimes we all just want to dig into a deliciously messy sandwich, and it’s even better when it’s guilt-free.

Ingredients for 2 sandwiches

4 slices wholegrain bread
2 tbsps. pesto sauce
4 slices turkey
1 cup rocket
2 tbsps. capers, drained
4 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. olive oil
Salt

Instructions

Spread pesto sauce on bread. In a bowl, combine rocket, capers and tomatoes, season with salt and dress with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Top the bread with turkey, load with salad and cover with another slice of bread.

8. Burrito bowl

This mouth-watering twist on the Mexican staple seriously cuts back on the calories.

Ingredients

½ cup cooked quinoa
½ roast chicken breast, sliced
1 tomato, diced
½ small onion, diced
½ cup pinto beans, drained
½ avocado, sliced
Chili peppers, sliced
2 tbsps. Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. lime juice
1/3 tsp. garlic powder
Salt, pepper

Instructions

In a bowl, arrange the quinoa, vegetables, and chicken. Season with salt and pepper and add chili peppers to taste. Mix the Greek yogurt, lime juice and garlic, and season with salt. Drizzle over the meat and vegetables.

9. Summer grilled chicken

Grilled food is delicious, promotes weight loss, and tastes great – a complete win.

Ingredients

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced
Juice of 1 lemon
½ teaspoon garlic powder
3 tbsp olive oil
1 zucchini, sliced thick
1 small eggplant, sliced thick
5 grape tomatoes, halved
2 bell peppers, whole
2 onions, peeled and halved
Salt, pepper

Instructions

Preheat the grill to high. Rub the chicken breast with oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and grill for five minutes on each side. Grill the vegetables 2-3 minutes on each side.

10. Salmon and avocado sandwich

Salmon and avocado are having a moment for a reason. Not only are they delectable, but they both also work wonders when it comes to weight loss.

Ingredients

2 slices wholegrain bread
2 tbsps. ricotta
6 slices avocado
4 slices smoked salmon
2 tbsps. lemon juice
Salt, pepper

Instructions

Spread the cottage cheese on the bread. Sprinkle the avocado slices with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Assemble 2 open-faced sandwiches.

Instead of relying on processed foods full of sugar, fat, and sodium, for the best results, you should build your diet on staples that help burn calories, such as Salmon, raw vegetables and low-fat dairy. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and at least 1 cup of green tea every day.

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