Weight loss recipes – easy & delicious
Dieting can be fun, delicious and nutritious. With so many diet programs, diet shakes, juices, supplements, specialised food diets like keto diet, alkaline diet, vegan diet, and also detox diets to name a few. We can also follow our own healthy nutritious diet that’s packed with vitamins, are nutritious, low in fat, low in calories.
The free diets which is what I like to call them because you’re free to eat whatever you like as long as their low in fat, low in calories are healthy and nutritious. I have prepared some healthy recipes for you that are not only delicious but are packed full of vitamins, they are nutritious, low in fat and low in calories. I hope you try them out and see that eating healthy can be easy and delicious.
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tbsp milk
- pinch of salt
- pinch of pepper
- 1/2 tomato, sliced
- 1/2 red onion diced
- 1 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 tsp parsley flakes
- 1tbsp oil
In a bowl, combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper until blended. Heat a large frying pan on medium-high and coat with oil pour in the egg mixture. As the mixture begins to set, place the tomatoes, onions, feta, and parsley flakes onto one side of the omelet. Cook a few minutes more, fold omelet in half with a spatula, and slide onto plate. This is a healthy and tasty recipe for breakfast. Enjoy!
- 1 sweet potato, chopped
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup rocket
- 1/2 avocado, diced
- 1 salmon fillet, cooked
- 1/2 lime wedge
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp oil
- Dash of salt
Preheat oven to 200C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread out the chopped sweet potato, drizzle with oil until coated, and sprinkle with salt. Cook until tender, approximately 30 minutes. While the potato is baking, cook the quinoa as per packet directions. To assemble the bowl, place the spinach and rocket as the base, and start to place the avocado, sweet potato, quinoa, salmon, around the bowl. Sprinkle with chia seeds and drizzle with lime juice. The Buddha Bowl is healthy, packed full of goodness, delicious and is a great lunch alternative.
SHEET-PAN CHICKEN AND VEGGIES
- 1 whole chicken
- 1 cup brussels sprouts, cut in half
- 1 cup purple potatoes, cut in half
- 1 cup mini carrots
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp dried oregano
- 2 tbsp dried parsley
- 2 tbsp dried basil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 240C. In a bowl, combine the dry oregano, parsley, basil, brown sugar, and sea salt. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and place the chicken in the centre. Surround the chicken with the vegetables, and drizzle with oil and salt to coat all the vegetables. Coat the chicken with a layer of olive oil and rub the herb mixture that was set aside on top. Place the pan in the oven, and lower the temperature to 200C and bake for approximately on hour or until the chicken is fully cooked. This
healthy and delicious meal is great for feasting on at dinner time.
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 medium zucchini, spiralled
- 1/2 cup cooked couscous
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 tsp lime juice
- 2 radishes, sliced
- 1/4 cup feta, cubed
- 1 stalk parsley, diced
In a blender or food processor, combine the avocado, milk, and lime juice, and blend until creamy, then set aside. Cook the couscous as per the packet directions. In the mason jar, assemble the pasta salad by combining the dressing, spiraled zucchini, couscous, radishes, and feta. Garnish with parsley. This meal is a delicious healthy snack or a light and healthy lunch.
CHOPPED BLACK BEAN AND CORN SALAD
- 1/4 cup salsa
- 1 1/2 tbsp Greek yoghurt, plain
- 1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup cucumber, diced
- 1/2 cup corn
- 50g block of cheese, shredded
- 1 tsp cilantro (optional)
Place each ingredient in the mason jar in the order as listed, starting with the salsa, and ending with the cilantro. When ready to eat, pour into a bowl, mix together and enjoy. This can made 5 day ahead. This healthy and delicious salad can be healthy side to a main meal or eaten as a snack or light meal.
POST WORKOUT SHAKE – SUPER SPINACH (Serves 1)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup spinach leaves
- 1 banana
Combine ingredients in a blender and pulse for 30 to 40 seconds, or until smooth.
APPLE CINNAMON COTTAGE CHEESE (serves 1)
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup medium apple, chopped
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Chop apple into bite-sized pieces. Mix with cottage cheese and cinnamon. This is healthy snack alternative.
RICE CAKE WITH ALMOND BUTTER (Serves 1)
- 1 rice cake
- 1 tsp almond butter
Spread the almond butter on the one side of the rice cake. Quick and simple to prepare, low in calories, healthy and a delicious snack alternative.
GOATS CHEESE, TOMATO & OLIVE TRIANGLES (Serves 2)
Make super easy open sandwiches on wholemeal bread thins to pack in three of your 5-a-day. A great way to enjoy cheese in a low-calorie lunch.
- 3 triangular bread thins
- 50g soft goat’s cheese
- 2 x 5cm lengths of cucumber, thinly sliced lengthways
- 3 tomatoes, sliced
- 4 kalamata olives, finely chopped
- 2 small handfuls rocket leaves
Cut the bread thins in half, put cut side up and spread with the goat’s cheese. Top with the cucumber and tomato, then scatter over the olives and top with the rocket. Eat straight away or pack into lunch boxes for later.
All these delicious recipes are quick and simple to prepare and make a great healthy meal or snack. A “free diet” is another way to eat healthier, lose weight, and maintain a healthy weight. A free diet lets you choose what food group you want to eat that’s healthy for you, low in fat, low in calories, packed full of vitamins and is healthy and nutritious. I hope you try to enjoy some of these delicious healthy recipes. Please leave a comment as I would love to read your experience on some of these healthy recipes.
Shawn founder of Weight Loss Pro