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6 Healthy Dinner Ideas For Weight Loss

Here are 6 healthy dinner ideas for weight loss you’ll truly love. These meals are not only healthy, but also so delicious that they can be enjoyed by your family and friends. Only takes about 30 minutes for each recipe to cook. Try them now!

1. Chicken With Green Beans

Ingredients:

• 2 medium carrots (chopped)
• 1 tsp olive oil
• 2 tbsp broth or water
• 3 oz green beans (cut into halves)
• 1 tsp garlic clove (finely chopped)
• 4 oz chicken breast (chopped)
• Salt and black pepper to taste
• Crushed red pepper

Instructions:

300 calories per serving.

Set a frying pan over medium heat.
Heat 1 tsp olive oil and heat it.
Saute chopped carrots.
Add 2 tbsp chicken broth or water.
Cover the lid and let it cook for a few minutes until carrots are tender.
Add green beans and stir.
Cover the lid until vegetables are cooked.
Move the vegetables to the side of the pan.
Saute garlic and chopped chicken breast until chicken is cooked.
Mix with the vegetables.
Season with salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper.
Stir well.
Transfer to a plate.
Serve and enjoy!

2. Vegan Rice Recipe With Vegetables

Ingredients:

• 1/4 cup brown rice (cooked)
• 1/4 medium white onion (sliced)
• 1 tsp olive oil
• 1/4 medium red bell pepper (chopped)
• 2 white mushrooms (diced)
• 1 medium carrot (diced)
• 2 tbsp broth or water
• 4 oz canned diced tomatoes
• 1 tsp tomato paste
• 1/4 tsp garlic powder
• 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
• 1/4 tsp dried thyme
• 1/4 tsp paprika
• 1/4 tsp onion powder
• 1 tsp parsley
• Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

250 calories per serving.

Set a frying pan over medium heat.
Spray 1 tsp olive oil and heat it.
Saute white onion, red bell pepper, white mushrooms, and carrots.
Pour 2 tbsp chicken broth or water.
Stir and cover the lid.
Let it cook for a few minutes until vegetables are cooked.
Add 4 oz canned diced tomatoes and 1 tsp tomato paste.
Add seasonings – 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning, 1/4 tsp dried thyme, 1/4 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
Mix until well combined.
Remove from heat.

Transfer to a plate with the cooked brown rice.
Garnish with parsley.
Serve and enjoy!

3. Cod Recipe

Ingredients:

• 4 oz Cod fillet
• 2 tsp olive oil
• 1 tsp garlic clove (finely chopped)
• 1 medium red bell pepper (chopped)
• 4 oz spinach
• 1 oz low-fat cream cheese
• 1 tbsp parmesan cheese (grated)
• Dried oregano
• Salt and fresh black pepper to taste

Instructions:

300 calories per serving.

Place 4 oz cod fillet on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Drizzle both sides of the fillet with 1 tsp olive oil.
Season with dried oregano, salt, and fresh black pepper.
Bake for 15-20 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 F.

Set a frying pan over medium heat.
Spray 1 tsp olive oil and heat it.
Saute garlic and red bell pepper for 2-3 minutes.
Add 4 oz spinach and cover the lid.
Let it cook for a few minutes until vegetables are cooked.
Season with salt and fresh black pepper.
Add 1 oz low-fat cream cheese and 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese.
Mix until well combined.
Remove from heat.

Transfer to a plate.
Place the baked cod fillet on top.
Serve and enjoy!

4. Turkey Pasta Dinner

Ingredients:

• 2 oz whole wheat spiral pasta
• 4 oz ground turkey
• 1/4 medium white onion (diced)
• 4 oz canned diced tomatoes
• 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
• 1/4 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tbsp mozzarella cheese (grated)
• 1 tsp olive oil
• Salt and fresh black pepper to taste

Instructions:

460 calories per servings.

Cook 2 oz whole wheat spiral pasta according to package instructions.
Set aside.

Set a frying pan over medium heat.
Spray 1 tsp olive oil and heat it.
Saute onion until translucent.
Add 4 oz ground turkey.
Stir and fry for a few minutes until meat changes color.
Season with 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, salt, and fresh black pepper.
Mix well.
Add 4 oz diced tomatoes and cooked pasta.
Stir until well blended.
Sprinkle 1 tbsp grated mozzarella cheese.
Mix until cheese melts.
Transfer to a plate.
Serve and enjoy!

5. Quinoa And Vegetable Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:

• 1/4 cup quinoa (uncooked)
• 1 medium tomato (chopped)
• 1 small zucchini (sliced and quartered)
• 1/2 small red onion (sliced)
• 1 garlic clove (minced)
• 2 medium red bell peppers
• 1 tbsp parmesan cheese (grated)
• 1 tsp olive oil
• 1/8 tsp chili powder
• 1/8 tsp dried oregano
• Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

170 calories for 2 servings.

Cook quinoa according to package instructions.
Set aside.

Set a skillet over medium heat.
Sprinkle 1 tsp olive oil and let it heat.
Saute minced garlic, sliced red onion, and zucchini.
Cover with lid and let it cook for a few minutes.
Add chopped tomato, 1/8 tsp chili powder, 1/8 tsp dried oregano, salt, and black pepper.
Stir well.
Add cooked quinoa.
Stir for a few minutes.
Remove from heat.
Set aside.

Remove the top portion and the seeds inside the bell peppers.
Place them in a baking dish.
Bake for 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 F.
Remove from the oven.
Scoop quinoa mixture and stuff it in the bell peppers.
Top it off with grated parmesan cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes at 350 F.
Remove from oven and transfer to a plate.
Serve and enjoy!

6. Delicious Turkey Penne

Ingredients:

• 1 medium red bell pepper (julienned)
• 2 oz whole wheat penne pasta (uncooked)
• 1 tsp olive oil
• 4 oz ground turkey
• 1/8 tsp Italian seasoning
• 1/8 tsp paprika
• Salt and black pepper to taste
• 1/2 cup tomato sauce
• 1/2 tbsp parmesan cheese

Instructions:

410 calories per 1 serving

Cook 2 oz whole wheat penne pasta according to packet instructions.
Set aside.

Set a non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
Heat 1 tsp olive oil.
Add 4 oz ground turkey and cook until it changes color.
Add seasonings – Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
Stir until well combined.
Add red bell pepper and cover the lid for a few minutes.
Add tomato sauce and let it simmer.
Add cooked penne pasta.
Mix until well combined.
Transfer to a plate.
Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Serve and enjoy!

6 Healthy Dinner Ideas For Weight Loss
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS7qTxVXQgw

Raw Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese

This raw vegan spaghetti bolognese is a healthier and lighter version of the traditional pasta. Spaghetti noodles are substituted by zucchini and cucumber strips. These vegetables have high levels of nutrients and antioxidants and of course lower carbs, which makes them healthy alternatives. The spaghetti sauce is a mixture of healthy ingredients as well that includes tomatoes, dates, basil, oregano, and hempseeds blended into a puree. This recipe takes about 30 minutes.

Ingredients:

Noodles:

• 2 zucchinis (peel off the skin)
• 2 cucumbers (peel off the skin)

Dressing:

• 2-3 cups tomatoes (sliced)
• 3-4 dates
• 1/2 to 1 cup sundried tomato
• some fresh basil
• some fresh oregano
• 2 tbsp hempseed

Instructions:

Noodles:

Peel off the skin of the zucchinis and cucumbers.
By using a peeler, peel the zucchini and cucumbers softly and thinly for the noodles.
Set aside.

Dressing:

Put all ingredients for the dressing inside a well-cleaned blender.
Blend until the mixture becomes puree.
Pour the puree into the noodles.
Mix well.
Serve and enjoy!

Raw Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjNHQhYeizk

Vegan Fried Chicken Recipe – Southern Vegetarian Fried Chicken

Fried chicken might be one of the tastiest food available to mankind. But it becomes unavailable when a person decides to stop eating meat. Or does it? Many people are apprehensive about trying faux meat, but once you give it a chance, you will realise that it tastes just as good as you remember the real thing tasting. Combine that with the crispiness of this recipe, and you have a winning combination.

Ingredients:

• 3 1/2 cups canola oil, for frying
• 2 teaspoons salt-free seasoning blend
• 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
• 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
• 1/2 cup water
• 2 tablespoon baking powder
• 2 marinated vegan chicken breast

Instructions:

Heat the oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet.
In a shallow bowl, mix flour, seasoning blend, and yeast.
Mix mustard and water until mustard dissolves in a separate bowl and stir in 1/3 cup of the flour mixture.
Whisk baking powder into the remaining flour mixture.
Dip the chicken in mustard mixture and then into the flour.
Make sure the chicken is fully covered with flour.
Fry the chicken until it gets crispy and golden brown.

Tips and ideas:

If you cannot find pre-marinated vegan chicken breasts, you can marinate them with your own favourite mixture of spices.

Vegan Fried Chicken Recipe - Southern Vegetarian Fried Chicken
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbdQ8VX4ZSc