You don’t have to give up eating well just because you are on a diet. Often people think that the biggest sacrifice they have to do in order to pursue weight loss is abandoning enjoying food altogether. This is probably one of the biggest misconceptions of healthy living that is rarely addressed.
When we make the conscious decision to lose weight and have a healthier lifestyle a major part of the work goes into choosing wisely what we put in our bodies. You will be surprised how little prep time is needed in making some of these highly nutritious, truly filling, and very satisfying meals.
In this article, we will be sharing five simple and easy dinner recipes that will help you lose weight and keep off the pounds without sacrificing taste.
1.) Brimful O’Spaghetti
1 cup cooked whole-wheat spaghetti
1 cup sliced bell pepper
2/3 cup cooked edamame
1/2 cup sliced red onion
1 tsp olive oil
Cook the pasta according to instructions. Heat olive oil and sauté onions until they are translucent. Add bell peppers until they are soft. Toss in pasta and edamame.
Serve and enjoy!
2.) Veggie and Beef Salad
1/4 chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped broccoli florets
2 cups mesclun greens
2 tbsp dry red quinoa
3 oz cooked lean beef, cubed
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp red wine vinegar
Cook quinoa as directed. Toss with greens, beef, broccoli, and pepper in a bowl. Whisk oil and vinegar for dressing.
3.) Lazy Homemade Soup With Asparagus
1 cup of canned chunky vegetable soup (Amy’s Organic Chunky Vegetable soup recommended)
4 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
10 small asparagus spears
1 cup chopped kale
2 Tbsp dry quinoa
2 tsp soy sauce
1/8 tsp grated fresh ginger
Preheat oven. Bake chicken at 350°F for 25 minutes, then shred with a fork. Meanwhile, combine soup, quinoa, and kale in a saucepan, bring to a boil, and simmer until quinoa is done, about 15 minutes. Add the shredded chicken. Steam asparagus, then toss with soy sauce and ginger. Serve asparagus on the side.
These three easy and simple recipes will spice up your dinner night without you being tempted to order take-out or pizza. If you have a knockout recipe share yours too.