The growing changes in your lifestyles and the changing food habits, all lead to just one consequence at the end of the day – putting on weight. Obesity has become an international issue and almost every individual is suffering from it. Lesser physical activities mean the condition just keeps on deteriorating day by day, and you keep on putting more and more weight. Because your physical activities are limited and your eating is not, the only option you are left with is checking your food habits. While it is a bit difficult to suddenly change to a whole new diet, these easy weight loss recipes can help you kick start your weight loss process today!
1. Vanilla Quinoa and Roasted Blueberry Bowl
This is a very nutritious breakfast choice if you want to break free from the everyday breakfasts you have. For this you will need:
- 1 cup of quinoa
- 2 cups of water
- 2 cups of fresh blueberries
- 1 table spoon of vanilla
- ½ tea spoon of cinnamon
- A few drops of melted coconut oil
- Salt for the taste
For this, you will need to pre heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Now in a pan, take the quinoa, the water, and vanilla and bring them to a boil. Add a pinch of salt to this. Lower the flame and simmer it for some time until all the water is soaked up. Next, take the blueberries and toss them in few drops of coconut oil and a pinch of cinnamon powder. Roast the blueberries until they become soft. Then serve the quinoa which you had prepared and put the blueberries on the top. This dish contains zero trans fat and only 6 grams of fat, along with 5 grams of dietary fiber, 7 grams of sugar and 6 grams of protein. This is the perfect way to start your day.
2. Sweet Potato Pancakes
This sweet potato dish is high in protein which will take care of your protein requirements for the day. You will need the following for this dish.
- Half cup of boiled and mashed potato
- One fourth a cup of peanut flour. If peanut flour is not available, you can also use plain flour
- A pinch each of baking powder and baking soda
- 2 eggs
- A tea spoon of honey as sweetener
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
- Salt for the taste
For making this, mix all the ingredients well. Take care that the sweet potato is finely mashed and there are no lumps formed. After you are done with the mixing, cook it like a normal pancake. Do not burn it. This contains a total fat of 6 grams, around 3 grams of dietary fibers and 9 grams of protein. These recipes for weight loss are actually what you will need throughout your life.
3. Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken is rich in protein and it takes care of your protein needs in a diet. Also, it is completely harmless, unlike the red meat. Soups are great ways to keep you fit and this weight loss soup is just the thing you need when you are hungry but do not want to take in too much calorie. For the chicken noodle soup, you will need the following:
- Olive oil, to cook
- Two finely chopped carrots
- Three celery stalks which should be diced
- One chopped onion
- 4 cups of chicken stock
- A pinch of black pepper
- A tea spoon of crushed garlic
- A tea spoon of dill weed
- One chicken
- A cup of whole wheat noodles, as they are the healthier version of plain noodles
- Parsley, finely minced
In a pan, add olive oil and sauté the vegetables and the onion until they have turned softer and are light brown in color. Meanwhile, take half of the entire chicken and make the chicken ready. Then in the pan where the vegetables are being cooked, add the chicken stock to it along with a pinch of the black pepper, the mashed garlic and dill weed. Let it simmer for 8-10 minutes. Then add a cup of chicken and the noodles and again simmer it for 10-12 minutes. You will see the foam forming. Take out the foam and remove the pan from the heat after you have removed all of the foam. Add the parsley and stir it well. Your chicken noodle soup is now ready. This soup contains around 18 grams of protein, 1.2 grams of sugar and 2.4 grams of dietary fiber.
4. Vegetable and Pesto Sandwich
Who does not love sandwiches? Let’s admit that we love the cheesy sandwiches more. We could die for them too. But remember the weight loss? This sandwich is what all of us should turn to when the heart craves for a sandwich. For making this sandwich, you will need the following ingredients:
- 8 sliced white mushrooms
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Slices of 4 bell peppers, which should be de seeded and the core and membrane should be removed
- One fourth a cup of shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
- 2 thinly sliced tomatoes
- A cup of packed arugula which you will get easily in the market
- One fourth a cup of pesto
For preparing this sandwich, you have to first pre heat the oven to 375 degrees. Next, you have to roast the slices of bell peppers by placing them on a cookie sheet, sprinkled with the extra virgin olive oil and baked thoroughly for 30 minutes or so. Now take a small skillet, add a tablespoon of oil and add the diced white mushrooms and sauté them until the mushrooms have turned soft. Then take the bread and roast it on the cookie sheet until the bread has turned slightly brown. Add the shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese on the bread and continue roasting it on the cookie sheet. When the cheese melts completely, remove the bread and put the toppings of the roasted bell peppers, the mushrooms which were on sauté and all the other ingredients. Your tasty and even cheesy sandwich is now ready to eat. This sandwich contains 13 grams of protein, 4 grams of dietary sugar, 43 grams of carbohydrate and just 5 grams of total fat. Isn’t it amazing?
5. Skinny Banana Pudding
And you thought losing weight meant staying away from your favorite dessert? Not anymore now. With these recipes for lip smacking desserts, favorite indulges in these desserts without feeling guilty. For this banana pudding, you will need the following ingredients:
- 10 pieces of almonds
- 2 table spoons full of cornstarch
- A dash of sea salt
- 3 table spoons full of coconut palm sugar
- One beaten egg yolk
- Three fourths a cup of milk
- Half a tea spoon of vanilla
- 2 bananas sliced
- 6 dishes of dessert
You have to pre heat the oven to 325 degrees. Then roast the almonds for 12-15 minutes and then cool them. When cooled completely, mince the almonds with a knife or you can also use a blender for this purpose. Next, take the cornstarch, sugar and salt in a pan and add the egg yolk to this. Gradually pour the milk while continuously stirring it and keep on stirring it until it mixes well. You will get a pudding like mixture after stirring it for a while. At that point, remove it from the heat and add the vanilla. Then add the mashed banana on the pudding after placing it on a dessert dish and add the roasted almonds which you had mined a little while ago. Your banana pudding is ready and it is as delicious as ever. This pudding contains 19 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein and fat each and just 14 grams of sugar.