Blackened Chicken Cobb Salad
- ½ c. extra virgin olive oil
Per serving: 475 calories, 25 g fat, 46 g protein, 17 g carb, 5 g sugars, 9 g fiber
Recipe courtesy of Eating Bird Food.
Grilled Chicken With Smoky Corn Salad
- 2 tbsp. chopped green olives
- 1 oz. Manchego cheese, finely grated
- 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
Per serving: 355 calories, 13 g fat , 21 g protein, 315 mg sodium, 21 g carb, 2 g fiber
Recipe courtesy of Good Housekeeping.
Almonds And Almond Butter
Full of fiber, healthy fats and protein, almonds make a wonderful plant based protein for weight loss.
We will discuss the importance of healthy fats in weight loss below, and this wonderful food for weight loss hits the mark in both this protein section, and the healthy fats section below.
This Blueberry Almond Breakfast Quinoa is sweet and delicious, and it has 3 fat burning foods in it!
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Healthy Beef Dinner Recipes
Red meat is high in iron and protein. While it often gets a bad rep for being high in fat we love to enjoy beef in moderation. Our favorite beef is from ButcherBox. Its grass fed + grass finished. You can see all of our best Ground Dinner Ideas with even more recipes!
Paleo Beef Stew = total comfort food. Such an easy dinner in your crockpot!
Easy Taco Casserole is a delicious weeknight dinner. Made in under an hour with tortillas, this ground beef casserole is the best!
Taco Soup has all the delicious flavors of tacos in a soup! Make it in the crock pot, instant pot or on the stove. Perfect for a quick healthy dinner!
Vegetable Beef Soup is a perfect easy dinner that is packed with protein and veggies! It can be made in the crockpot, Instant Pot, or on the stove.
Stuffed Pepper Casserole is so yummy! A healthy dinner that is made in one pan in under an hour! Gluten free & delicious.
Instant Pot Beef Stew is a recipe everyone will love! This soup is delicious, healthy, hearty and so tender from the pressure cooker.
Homemade Hamburger Helper is easy, healthy and delicious this is a quick meal your family will love!
Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup is all the flavors of stuffed peppers in a soup! Loaded with veggies and can easily be made in the crockpot, instant pot, or on the stove!
Easy Steak Fajitas look AMAZING! We love fajitas.
Protein Rich Foods For Weight Loss
These protein rich healthy foods for weight loss can help you stay full, burn fat, and shed weight fast.
I have tried to include protein for all diets, vegetarian, vegan, for those who love red meat, and for those who prefer poultry.
Choose one that sounds good, or interesting and try working it into your meals this week.
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Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Stalks
These Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Stalks disappear in a flash! Theyre a terrific little snack, and also a perfect dinner side dish recipe. With just a couple of ingredients, theyre quick and easy, and they deliciously utilize a part of the vegetable thats often otherwise discarded. Bonus: you get some really fun, random shapes, too a lot of cute kid-allure to get your kiddos eating some more veggies!
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Fresh Vegan Spring Rolls
Easy Fresh Vegan Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce: Satisfying, colorful and versatile snack loaded with veggies and dipped in delicious peanut sauce with ginger and garlic. Perfect healthy mess-free portable snack or appetizer everybody will love! Naturally gluten-free, raw and low carb.
Check it here.
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Smashed Pea And Ricotta Pappardelle
- 1/4 c. chives, chopped
Per serving: 430 calories, 6.5 g fat , 19 g protein, 100 mg sodium, 70 g carbs, 5 g fiber
Chicken Breast & Vegetables
Chicken breast is an excellent source of low-fat protein. Protein helps your body to build and maintain muscle mass. It is also an excellent source of selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, and niacin. This one only takes some vegetables and a couple of pieces of chicken.
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ tsp Onion powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- Heat a pan over medium heat without oil. Cook chicken in a grill pan until cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side.
- Serve with cucumber, tomatoes, and broccoli.
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Creamy Chipotle Sweet Potato Penne Pasta
- ½ tsp salt, plus more to taste
- Freshly ground pepper
Per serving: 456 calories, 12.2 g fat , 11.4 g protein, 76.9 g carb, 2.8 g sugars, 4.9 g fiber
Recipe courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen.
Red Curry Shrimp And Cilantro Rice
- 1 1-inch piece ginger
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp. Thai red curry paste
- 1 13.5-oz can light coconut milk
- 1 tbsp. fish sauce
- 1 1/2 lb. baby bok choy
- 1 lb. peeled and deveined shrimp
Per serving: 405 calories, 11 g fat , 24 g protein, 1,570 mg sodium, 51 g carb, 4 g fiber
Recipe courtesy of Good Housekeeping.
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Green Chile Pork Soup
This soup is infused with pork, beans, peppers, russet potatoes, onions, and roasted corn, which gives our soup a hearty texture that’s actually fillingno limp noodles and broth here! It’s low in calories and will give you 25 grams of protein, plus six grams of fiber, meaning it’s a great healthy lunch recipe for weight loss.
Get our recipe for Green Chile Pork Soup.
Skinny Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Bake
An unbelievably cheesy, creamy lightened-up pasta bake that you can easily make ahead of time. Just pop it right in the oven before serving!
Its just as creamy and cheesy as the original, and you can even make it ahead of time. All you have to do is pop it right in the oven and dinner will be on the table in just 15 minutes. Boom.
Pumpkin & Kale Lasagna From FoxesLoveLemons
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Avocado Soup With Chile
If you’re in the mood for a light, refreshing, and low-carb soup, you’ll rejoice at this simple soup recipe that packs a ton of flavor but is completely keto-friendly. This creamy chilled keto soup uses all the flavor components we crave in Mexican foodheat from the serrano chiles and ancho chili powder, aroma of the cumin and cilantro, and the zing of lime juice. And best of all, the craveable taste of avocado.
Get our recipe for Avocado Soup With Chile-Lime Pepitas.
Healthy Meal Prep Ideas
This collection of quick and healthy meal prep ideas for weight loss for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all lower calorie, include healthy fats, and most use lean protein sources. The majority can be prepped in under 30 minutes!
By chance youre interested in low carb or keto meal prep options, youll definitely want to check out our popular low carb meal prep lunches post or our Whole30 meal prep recipes.
Ready to get prepping? Heres a list of some of our favorite meal prep containers! Planning meals in advance is one of the keys to meal prep for weight loss success.
- Plastic BPA free meal prep containers We love these, especially for meals that dont need to be reheated, but even if they do, theyre BPA free. Buying a sturdy plastic container is the least expensive way for low carb and keto meal prep.
- Glass Meal Prep Containers 5 pack Glass meal prep containers work great for your low carb lunch, they heat well and are very sturdy. The downside to using glass is theyre heavier, they cost more, and dont stack as well as the plastic containers.
- Souper Freezer Cubes great for freezing extra meals or soups in 2 cup sizes.
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Confetti Quinoa Stuffed Chicken
- 1 tsp salt
Healthy Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight
Snacking refers to the intake of foods during the day other than your main meals. Snacks typically consist of smaller food portions distributed between meals.
While research on whether snacking aids weight loss is mixed, some evidence suggests that increasing your meal frequency through snacking may help manage hunger and improve blood sugar regulation .
Additionally, snacking can help you increase your intake of nutrient-rich foods like fruits and vegetables and most people are not eating enough produce .
Aim for snacks that include protein, fiber, and healthy fats, which help keep you full throughout the day and make healthy choices at your next meal .
While no one snack will lead to weight loss, these snacks may help promote weight loss as part of an overall healthy eating pattern.
Here are 29 healthy, weight-loss-friendly snacks to add to your diet.
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Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner
- Salt and pepper
Per serving: 336 calories, 15 g fat , 15 g protein, 38 g carb, 884 mg sodium, 14 g sugars, 5 g fiber
Recipe courtesy of Sommer Collier of A Spicy Perspective.
Weight Watchers Eggroll In A Bowl
Eggroll in a Bowl by Whole Lotta Yum
If you havent yet tried eggroll in a bowl, youre in for a treat! This weight watchers version uses ground chicken instead of ground pork and takes all of your favorite eggroll toppings and makes a deconstructed eggroll.
This will seriously become one of your go-to meal prep for weight loss ideas whether its for lunch or dinner. Serve alongside crispy fresh veggies or with coleslaw.
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Grilled Pork With Charred Harissa Broccoli
- 1 large head broccoli , trimmed and cut into large florets
- 2 tbsp. harissa
Per serving: 330 calories, 16.5 g fat , 38 g protein, 385 mg sodium, 8 g carb, 3 g fiber
Recipe courtesy of Good Housekeeping.
Healthy Chicken Dinner Recipes:
Check out these Healthy Chicken Breast Recipes for 50+ healthy chicken dinner ideas! We love cooking with chicken during the week! Its one of our favorite proteins. These healthy chicken dinner ideas are all easy to make and taste amazing! We get all of our chicken from ButcherBox. Its so tender and has a minimal amount of fat on it!
Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe is the perfect light dinner. Learn how to make chicken pot pie in under an hour for a delicious meal!
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken gets grilled to perfection for a healthy, easy dinner! Perfectly sweet and tangy!
Lemon Chicken Soup is a delicious dinner idea. An easy dinner that can be made in the instant pot, crockpot or on the stove. Lemony and healthy!
Healthy Orange Chicken is the most popular recipe on our site. Have you tried it?
Baked Chicken Tenders are a favorite in our house. You cant go wrong with pairing them with our Healthy Baked French Fries!
Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup is SO cozy and delicious.
Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas take only 10 minutes of prep and 8 ingredients for a protein and veggie packed dinner that your family will love!
Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice is the perfect quick, one pot dinner. Its done in under 30 minutes. Perfect for busy weeknights!
Baked Boneless Chicken Breasts that are so juicy and delicious and the perfect protein for dinner or meal prep!
Crockpot Whole Chicken is a must try. If youre afraid of cooking a whole chicken, this recipe is basically fool proof!
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