Sometimes you are looking for a healthy launch, snack or dinner but you just don’t know what or how to prepare it. We have carefully compiled a list of healthy recipes for weight loss that are delicious, can be prepared easily and above all they are calorie friendly. We will continue to update the list on a regular basis and you are welcomed to submit your own healthy recipes.
2lb extra lean minced beef, 2 red onion finely chopped, 1 garlic clove finely chopped, ½ red pepper finely chopped, ½ cup fresh parsley chopped, 1 tsp cumin, 3 eggs, 2 tbsp olive oil.
Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. When mixture all blended together form a meat loaf on a baking dish. Cook the loaf in the oven at 200 degrees for 45min or until cooked through. Use a knife to check if cooked at the thickest point of the loaf.
You can make your vegetable option more interesting and tasty. Eat as a main meal or a side salad to your main meal.
325g (12oz) steamed or lightly boiled (cooked through but with a crunch) and chopped cauliflower.
90g (3oz) chopped red peppers
1 tbsp pine nuts
75g (2 ½) finely chopped spring onions
100 g (3 ½) finely chopped tomatoes
1tbsp finely chopped mint
Sauce: 1tbsp olive oil, ½ tsp turmeric, 1tbsp lemon juice, pinch of cumin, salt & pepper to your taste.
Mix well all the ingredients given above for the sauce. Place the cauliflower, pine nuts, spring onions, tomatoes, and mint in a bowl. Add the sauce and toss/mix until all evenly combined.
You can add a pinch of chilly if you like more spice. Taste before adding.
Nutritional Information: Carbs: 9.5g, protein: 6g, fat: 24g,
4 apples , 1 cup of raisins, ¼ chopped walnuts, ¼ tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp natural vanilla extract, ½ cup of water.
Preheat the oven at 150 degrees Core and pierce the apples using a fork in several places around the centre to prevent them from bursting. Mix the raisins, walnuts, cinnamon & vanilla in a bowl and stuff the apple with the mixture. Place in a baking dish and put any mixture left over the apples (if any left) and then poor the ½ cup of water over them. Cover with foil and bake for 30min or until tender.
You can serve with Greek style or thick natural yogurt for extra taste.
An easy recipe for breakfast or a refreshing snack beverage. You can use fresh berries instead of frozen if you are looking for a less cold option.
50g frozen berries (blueberries, strawberries, blackberries etc.), 25g whey protein powder, and water.
Place the frozen berries and the protein into a mixer/blender. Add half a glass of water and blend. Add water or ice-cubes to your preference.
You can blend with low fat natural yogurt or milk if you like smoothies thicker and with fuller taste.
Nutritional Information:Fat: 0.5g, Carbs: 10g, Protein: 18g
Salad: mixed lettuce, (romain, red leaf, green leaf) 5 cherry tomatoes chopped in half, 1 red pepper, a pinch of fresh thyme, 4 x wedges of greek graviera cheese (if you can’t find graviera use a salty yellow cheese of your preference. Chop and mix together in a salad bowl. Use as much lettuce as you like and as many different varieties you like.
Sauce: In a shaker add: 1tspn honey with a little bit of hot water (to mix and liquidise the honey with a spoon).
then add: 2 tbspn olive oil, 1 tsp wholegrain mustard, 1 tsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp raisins,. Cover the shaker and shake all together.
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Hara Hagikalfa completed her BSc(Hons) in Health and Exercise Science, Sports Science and Medicine. She is a certified Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor. You can learn more about Hara here, and connect with her on Facebook.