Healthy and Easy Dinner Recipes To Lose Weight

“What healthy recipe can I cook tonight for dinner? Will this or that be better? I want it to be an easy recipe to prepare but to allow my body to continue burning fat, dear, I can not think of anything”

When we choose to practice a healthy diet, whether to lose weight, improve our health, or whatever we want, sometimes we can run out of ideas about what to cook.

Today we want to help you when your next block of healthy meal ideas shows up, with these seven recipes for healthy and easy to prepare dinners that will allow you to lose weight.

These are some of our favorite healthy dinner recipes to lose weight

Pork with Veggies

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Per serving: 370 calories

Ingredients:

  • 1 pork tenderloin (4 oz)
  • 1 cup steamed green beans
  • 2 Tbsp sliced almonds
  • 1 baked sweet potato

Directions:

Season pork with salt and pepper, sear in an ovenproof skillet coated with cooking spray, and transfer to a 450°F oven for 15 minutes. Slice and serve with green beans topped with almonds, and a sweet potato.

Mediterranean Turkey Skillet

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Per serving: 259 calories

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package (20 ounces) lean ground turkey
  • 2 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 banana peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add turkey, zucchini, onion, peppers, garlic and oregano; cook 10-12 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking up turkey into crumbles; drain. Stir in remaining ingredients; heat through, stirring occasionally.

Original recipe: Taste of Home

Single Serving Tomato Sourdough Soup

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Per serving: 98 calories

Ingredients:

  • 1 tb olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • salt + pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 c vegetable broth
  • 1 slice sourdough, ripped into pieces
  • 2 tsp chopped cilantro

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. cook the onion until it’s soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. add the cumin and garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Add the tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste, sugar, and broth, and bring to a boil. reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. add the sourdough and simmer for 5 more minutes. (if the soup gets too thick because of the sourdough, add a bit more broth.)

Add the cilantro and whiz it up in a blender, keeping it a little bit chunky, if desired.

Original recipe: My Name is Yeh

Tangy Turkey Tostadas

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2 tostadas: 356 calories

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 16 tostada shells
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro

Directions:

In a large skillet, cook turkey, mushrooms, pepper and onion over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking turkey into crumbles; drain. Stir in garlic; cook 1 minute longer.

Stir in beans, salsa, green chilies, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper sauce. Cook, uncovered, 4-5 minutes or until heated through. Add cheese and corn; heat through. Spread about 1/3 cup filling over each tostada shell. Sprinkle with lettuce, tomatoes and cilantro.

Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Serve on tostada shells with toppings.

Original recipe: Taste of Home

Baked Chicken with Mushrooms and Sweet Potato

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Per serving: 382 cal

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup baby portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp chives
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet potato

Directions:

In a 350°F oven, bake chicken, topped with mushrooms, chives, and oil, for 15 minutes.

Microwave sweet potato for five to seven minutes.

12-Minute Peanut Noodles

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Per serving: 380 calories

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz whole wheat pasta
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 4 green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3-4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 green onion, minced
  • 2-3 tablespoons wáter

Directions:

Before starting, boil a stockpot of water and drop the pasta into the water with a pinch of salt once it reaches a boil.

Rinse the sugar snap peas and slice the other vegetables (bell pepper, mushrooms, and 4 green onions). Add them to a wok over medium heat with a splash of water. Cover and allow these to steam for several minutes. Reserve the cilantro for later.

To make the super-yummy sauce, combine all the ingredients from the second list (rice vinegar, peanut butter, soy sauce, minced green onion, and 2-3 tablespoons of water) into a mason jar, seal the lid, and shake vigorously until combined. That’s it.

The pasta should be al dente at this point, so quickly strain it but DO NOT rinse (rinsing pasta removes the outer starches that are essential for sauces to bind to the noodles). Quickly transfer the pasta to the wok with the steamed veggies and pour in the glorious peanut sauce. Stir everything together, remove from the heat, and add in the chopped cilantro. Done!

Original recipe: One Ingredient Chef

Simple Sesame Chicken

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Per serving: 435 calories ((calculated without rice and with 2 tablespoons sesame seeds)

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2-3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • brown rice and vegetables for serving

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a bowl, whisk together chicken stock, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, garlic cloves, soy sauce and vinegar. Set aside.

Heat a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Toss chicken with salt, pepper and flour. Add olive oil and 1 tablespoon sesame oil to skillet, and once hot, add chicken in a single layer. Cook until seared and golden on one side, then flip and cook until golden again, about 2-3 minutes. Pour chicken stock mixture over top and toss to coat, then turn off heat. Place skillet in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove and cover with sesame seeds. Serve with veggie of your choice and brown rice.

Original recipe: How Sweet Eats

We hope you like these recipes, remember that it is very important to maintain a healthy diet to lead an active, happy and full of energy life.

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