Eating healthy does not mean you have to eat boring, bland meals! There are plenty of flavor-packed recipes that you can cook that will help boost your weight loss. No matter if you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a snack along your weight loss journey, our recipes are the perfect balance of nutritious and delicious. Keep reading to learn more about our favorite recipes and what about them makes them great to help you maintain a healthy weight.
4 Diet Recipes The Whole Family Will Enjoy
1. Killer Crock-Pot Roast With Vegetables
Our Crock-Pot Roast with Vegetables recipe is the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day! The best part about this recipe is that it can cook all day long while you are at work, making your meal prep as easy as can be. This recipe is full of nutrient-rich vegetables that will help keep you full and fuel your body without the addition of empty calories.
For this recipe, you will need potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, beef bouillon granules, basil, salt, and pepper. It’s packed with flavors that your entire family is sure to love!
2. Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa
One of the biggest helpers to aid in weight loss is lean protein, which is beneficial for your heart and overall health. Lean protein takes longer to digest than carbohydrates, which helps you feel fuller for longer. This helps reduce snacking between meals.
Salmon is a great option for those looking to lose weight as it is low in calories, high in protein, and an excellent source of vitamins B, D, phosphorus, selenium, and potassium. Our Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa recipe is the perfect dinner option to boost your weight loss efforts. In addition to the salmon, avocados are full of healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins K, C, E, folate, and potassium.
For this recipe, you will need salmon, olive oil, salt, cumin, paprika powder, onion powder, ancho chili powder, black pepper, avocados, red onions, limes, and cilantro.
3. Avocado Toast with Eggs, Spinach, and Tomatoes
There’s no better way to start your day than with a delicious and nutritious breakfast. You have probably heard people say “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” and they are not lying! This common saying is backed by science. One of the most appealing benefits of eating a healthy breakfast is that it helps jumpstart your metabolism. This helps you burn more calories throughout the day. Studies have found that although people who skip breakfast eat slightly fewer calories during the day, they tend to have a higher body mass index (BMI).
If you’re not used to making yourself breakfast in the morning, it’s important that you choose a healthy recipe to start your day off right. Our Avocado Toast with Eggs, Spinach, and Tomatoes recipe is a delicious meal that will have a positive impact on your energy levels throughout the day. This recipe is great for individuals with high blood pressure, as scientists have found that a peptide in egg whites can lower blood pressure to the same extent as low doses of a commonly prescribed drug.
For this recipe, you will need shallot, spinach leaves, egg whites (or eggs), multigrain bread, avocados, cherry or plum tomatoes, salt, and black pepper.
4. Gluten-Free Veggie Turkey Rollups
If you’re hosting a dinner party, it’s important to include healthy options that people with all diet restrictions can enjoy. If you have any friends or loved ones who are gluten-free, our Veggie Turkey Rollups recipe will be sure to please! The best part is, these are so good that even those who aren’t gluten-free will enjoy. We suggest serving them as an appetizer.
Similar to salmon, turkey is an excellent source of healthy, lean protein. It is important to note that different parts of a turkey contain different calorie values, so you should choose wisely when shopping before making this meal. Roasted turkey breast is the lowest calorie option, while the wing and thigh are the highest calorie options. Including turkey in your weight loss diet can be beneficial, especially if you are replacing a fattier meat with turkey.
For this recipe, you will need only 5 simple ingredients: smoked turkey breast, hummus, pepper matchsticks, cucumber matchsticks, and carrot matchsticks.
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Following a healthy diet doesn’t have to be difficult! If you are struggling with your weight or any uncomfortable digestive conditions, our gastroenterologists are here to help. Our doctors have years of experience that can help ensure your digestive system is as healthy as it can be. We proudly serve Hillsborough, Somerville, Warren, and the surrounding areas, and are devoted to helping all of our patients achieve healthy and comfortable living. For more information about our New Jersey offices, the conditions we treat, and the services we provide, please schedule an appointment today.