20 Easy Weight Loss Recipes So You Can Jumpstart Your Weight Loss & Simplify Healthy Eating (Including Dessert!)
- August 02, 2021
So, you’ve decided that you want to lose weight.
Okay, so now what?
One of the biggest factors in weight loss is what you eat. It doesn’t matter how much we work out… If we aren’t putting things into our bodies that are good, we’re going to have a ton of trouble losing weight.
A big thing that I’ve had when trying to lose weight is really just figuring out what simple recipes I can make that are healthy and don’t need me to be some master chef! (Trust me, I’m anything but.)
The good news is that there are SO many easy weight loss recipes that are super healthy! If I can cook them, I’m pretty sure that you can too!
Let’s take a look at some of the best healthy recipes to get that weight loss going:
Top 5 Breakfast Weight Loss Recipes:
You can get creative and add in other things – tomatoes, mushrooms, you name it! This recipe is super easy and super fast. (Plus – leftovers!)
This Greek yogurt parfait is filling… healthy… great for your gut… and full of antioxidants. Plus, it comes together in just a few minutes, making your busy mornings a bit easier!
I love sandwiches at any time of the day. This sandwich is easy to make and will keep you feeling full.
This one may sound weird, but just try it! The great thing is that it’s a pretty well-rounded breakfast. You get lots of what you need to start the day off well.
Top 5 Lunch Weight Loss Recipes:
1) Grilled chicken and veggies –
Oh yes. This is an oldie but a goodie! And SO easy to make.
- 1 chicken breast
- 1 ½ cups of veggies (You pick! – I’m going to go with broccoli here.)
- Salt and pepper
- Grill the chicken breast until the center is fully cooked.
- Cook the veggies (If you’re grilling, do that!)
- Salt and pepper to taste.
2) Tuna Salad
Feeling like changing things up? This easy-to-make tuna salad will get you going through that lunch hump – and it’s great for weight loss too.
3) Quinoa Salad
Easy to make and full of weight-loss foods! Quinoa has a lot of nutrients and fiber, according to this study, and pistachios don’t have tons of calories.
4) Leftovers –
Feeling a little rushed or just plain lazy? You don’t have to cook every single day – if you make too much dinner one day, save the dish in a Tupperware container and have it for lunch the next day. Most things will hold! One thing that holds perfectly well is leftover greens, like broccoli or Brussels sprouts.
Umm. Okay, why am I not eating this dish right now? Salmon is one of my favorites, and pairing it with kale… I mean, you really just have to try it for yourself.
Top 5 Dinner Weight Loss Recipes:
This is an all-time favorite of mine for sure. Chicken is high in protein and low in calories, which makes it a great dinner for those trying to lose weight.
Lettuce is great for weight loss and this study even says it could have anti-cancer properties. Even though it’s low in calories, it helps meet the number of micronutrients your body needs!
3) Mixed Salad –
While we’re on the topic of lettuce, what about a quick chicken salad for dinner? Here’s one of my favorite salads for weight loss (and my favorite of all of the easy weight loss recipes listed).
- 2 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1 small tomato, chopped
- 1 chicken breast, cubed
- 1 cup broccoli, uncooked
- Mozzarella cheese (sprinkle on top)
- Balsamic vinaigrette
- Put the chopped Romaine lettuce into a big bowl. Add in the chopped tomato and broccoli.
- Cook the cubed chicken breast on the stove, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the cooked cubed chicken into the big bowl.
- Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top and add in balsamic vinaigrette (always put less than you think!).
Yes, another salad! This one doesn’t involve lettuce, however, and is seriously one of the best to serve on those hot summer nights. This salad, part of what’s called the Mediterranean diet, can cut the risk of heart problems, according to this study.
Need I say more about this dish besides that it’s completely delicious? Try it for yourself if you don’t believe me!
Top 5 Healthy Dessert Recipes:
1) Halo Top Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – Looking for some ice cream? This is an amazing dessert not only because it’s actually healthy… but because it’s great for someone on-the-go who really needs some sweetness in her life but just doesn’t have time to bake something!
It’s one of the lowest calorie, carb, and sugar ice creams out there.
This is an amazing dessert for those super hot, humid days. I know, I know. Fruit salad doesn’t seem like dessert.
But, this contains so much nutritious value – plus antioxidants – that it’s definitely worth a try!
Don’t worry, I wasn’t going to leave the chocolate lovers hanging! This healthy dessert are nutritious but will satisfy that sweet tooth.
- 1 1/2 cups pitted medjool dates
- ~1 tablespoon water
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup pomegranate arils
- Place pitted dates in a food processor and blend until they become ball-like. Add in water and pulse.
- Add in cocoa powder, flax seed, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt and process until well mixed.
- Turn off food processor and fold in pomegranate. Stir until even throughout.
- Form into 12-14 balls. Roll in cocoa powder! Store in the fridge if you have extra.
This one may sound a little weird, but if you love peanut butter, then this dish is for you. The fat and protein in the peanut butter help to make this dessert a great one!
Pineapple and coconut milk… is this cheating? Even though it may sound too good to be true, this dish is great for weight loss! It’s healthy but still fulfills that much-needed dessert time.
So, now you’ve got 20 unbelievable recipes to help kick-start your weight loss.
Even though some of these didn’t even seem like they’d be great for weight loss because they sound so amazing, they all are! A huge part of weight loss is realizing exactly what is going into your body.
The best way to know this is by buckling down and cooking for yourself! Sure, it may seem like a big task at first, but all of these recipes are super simple.
Again, if I can do it, you definitely can. Time to get cooking!
How to Get Your Body to Burn More Fat (Instead of Storing It)
With these 20 recipes, you’re well on your way to a healthier you.
You’re armed with the info you need to start eating healthier and melting off those stubborn pounds.
However, all the healthy eating (and “light” recipes) in the world won’t do you much good if your body decides to store ALL of your food as fat… instead of burning it for energy.
And it all comes down to getting the right gut bacteria into your system.
He’s turned it into a science – so you can get noticeable, fast results.
Here’s how it works: