Every dieter knows that cooking and weight loss are practically synonymous. But when you have a jam-packed schedule or are just too tired to be bothered, it can feel like a major effort to deal with a guilt-free meal.
When you plan meals, you’re less likely to give in to take-out temptation. You’re also less likely to fall back into old, unhealthy habits, like reaching for a box of processed food, packed with excess calories, fat, sodium, and sugar. Invest a few minutes before each weekly grocery trip to plan out meals. Here are weight loss recipes that will jump-start your meal planning!
1. Vanilla Quinoa and Roasted Blueberry Breakfast Bowl
Our healthy cereal offers everything you need, from protein to complex carbs, to start your day off right—and all for 220 calories.
2. Breakfast Yogurt Parfait
Whether you eat this at home or on the go, this recipe delivers protein and fruit in a breakfast that’s less than 190 calories.
4. Sweet Potato Pancakes
These high-protein pancakes are a smart way to fill your stomach, so you’re less likely to mindlessly eat later in the morning. The recipe gives you apples, honey, and real maple syrup in a breakfast that’s less than 160 calories.
5. Slow Cooker Almond Blast Oatmeal
With steel-cut oats, this is one of those recipes for weight loss that will fill you up in all the right ways. It delivers an itty-bitty 129 calories in each serving!
6. Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole
French toast for weight loss? Yes! This recipe delivers the taste you want—without the guilt. It has less than 230 calories.
7. Pita Pocket Breakfast Sandwich
Fuel up for the day with this hearty and yummy breakfast, which has under 300 calories per serving.
SMOOTHIES FOR BREAKFAST OR SNACK
8. Big 5 Superfood Smoothie
This smoothie is one of those perfect recipes for weight loss. It’s packed with nutrients, tastes yummy, and has 130 calories in each serving.
9. Green Tea Kiwi Berry Smoothie
Forget the high-calorie smoothie from the café. This recipe is a 235-calorie alternative that offers fresh ingredients and guilt-free taste.
10. Pomegranate Banana Ginger Blast
The pomegranate is a heart-healthy food that makes a smart addition to your weight loss meal plans. Enjoy this less-than-200-calorie smoothie for breakfast or a snack.
11 . Superfoods Smoothie
This recipe will load your body with seven superfoods that help supercharge health. Did we mention it has about 131 calories?
12. Melon Breeze Smoothie
When you want a refreshing, body-friendly breakfast or snack, you can’t beat this smoothie recipe. At just 165 calories per serving, it packs in superfoods like kale and spinach.
13. Blueberry Banana Smoothie
With fewer than 205 calories, this recipe delivers zero trans fats and only six grams of total fat. A slice of tofu adds muscle-building protein.
14. Roasted Pear Sandwich with Baby Spinach
You’ll feel like you’re enjoying a spa lunch with this weight loss sandwich. It’s light, refreshing, and has only 176 calories.
15. Garden Salad with Lemon & Oil Dressing
This is the ideal lunch at just 220 calories. The salad has good-for-you avocado, cucumber, spinach, and more.
16. SkinnyMs. Seafood Chowder
A hearty lunch doesn’t need to be dripping in fat and calories. We used low fat milk and whole wheat flour to create this tasty chowder, which has fewer than 340 calories in each serving.
17. Clean Eating Chicken Salad
When you want recipes for weight loss, choose this healthy alternative to traditional chicken salad. With 240 calories per serving, it satisfies your appetite without loading you up with processed ingredients.
18. Veggie & Pesto Sandwich
You can’t go wrong with this mixture of mushrooms, red peppers, tomatoes, arugula, and more. You’ll enjoy the taste, and your waistline will love the 260 calories.
This is a great recipe, whether you’re eating at home or at your desk. It’s easy to make, and 4-6 roll-ups deliver a mere 71 calories.
20. Kale Caesar Salad
Weight loss recipes like this make a smart addition to your healthy lifestyle. The salad is packed with deliciousness and comes in under 220 calories.
21. Chicken Noodle Soup
Love your lunchtime with this super-simple dish, which incorporates rotisserie chicken and whole wheat noodles. This soup is low in fat, low in sodium, and has less than 175 calories per serving.
22. Grilled Chicken and Blueberry Salad
This lunch recipe is high on the yum factor, with grilled chicken, blueberries, and almonds. It delivers fewer than 270 calories and is a good way to use leftover chicken from dinner.
23. Panzanella Salad with Arugula
Use leftover bread to make this body-friendly Italian salad, which has 215 calories in each serving. If you’ve got a busy afternoon ahead, mix in grilled chicken for a protein boost.
24. Baked Zucchini Fritters
With only 87 calories in a single serving containing 3 fritters, you can go ahead and enjoy these guiltlessly!
Sink your teeth into this almost zero calorie food. Each serving has just 12 calories—your body will actually burn more calories to digest this snack.
26. Baked Apple Chips
Satisfy your craving for a sweet snack with this easy-to-prepare recipe. The chips offer 32 tasty calories in each half-cup serving.
27. Carrots and Zucchini Hummus
Two medium-sized carrots are only 50 calories. Dip them in our healthy hummus for a delicious, weight-loss friendly snack.
28. Sweet Potato Crunchies
With 117 calories in each serving, you can snack on these crunchies whenever hunger strikes. Use them as a yummy side dish, too!
29. Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Dairy-based dips pack on the pounds, so whip up a batch of this recipe, which uses tofu for creaminess. Enjoy this 70-calorie dip with your favorite veggies.
30. Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breast
Simple and delicious, this is an Italian-inspired meal that should be on your to-make list. It offers antioxidants, healthy fats, protein, and less than 320 calories per serving.
31. Herbed Salmon with Broccoli Bulgur Pilaf
Healthy salmon dishes are a good bet when it comes to recipes for weight loss. Our 308-calorie entrée combines heart-friendly salmon with bulgur, a type of cracked wheat.
32. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
You don’t need to give up on chili because you’re trying to live a healthier life! This version of the family favorite has 266 calories in each serving, plus protein and fiber, which are essential for shedding pounds.
33. Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja
Lean beef can be part of your weight loss recipes menu plan. Our slow cooker meal offers comes in under 350 calories.
34. Slow Cooker Beef Curry
This dish delivers Indian restaurant-inspired flavor that’s packed with nutrient goodness. Place the ingredients into the slow cooker, and in about four hours you’ll enjoy a delicious entrée with only 176 calories per serving.
35. Slow Cooker Sizzling Chicken Fajitas
Chicken, Mexican spices, warm tortilla…it’s all here in a family-pleasing recipe that has fewer than 125 calories per fajita. Try this dish topped with Guacamole Verde.
36. Juicy Faux Fried Chicken
We love fried chicken—but not the unhealthy fats that come with it. We’ve revamped this classic recipe so you can enjoy the taste, without the stuff that adds inches and pounds. One breast comes in at 262 calories.
37. Spicy Asian Chicken Meatballs
If you love street tacos or spicy food, these meatballs with a kick are for you! Only 221 calories for 3 meatballs!
38. Spicy Grilled Tofu with Szechuan Veggies
Whether you’re already a vegetarian or just want to reduce the amount of meat in your diet, this dish is for you. For less than 300 calories, you’ll have a meal complete with protein and vegetables.
39. Skinny Artichoke and Spinach Penne Casserole
Yes, pasta dishes can be part of a plan to lose weight and feel better! This recipe is less than 3o0 calories each and are super-simple to prepare.
40. Spicy Chili with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
Get your spice on with this 212-calorie chili. It’s low in saturated fat and sugar, so you’ll feel great about adding this to your menu plan.
41. One-Pot Mexican Style Quinoa
This Mexican quinoa dish can be used as a substitute for rice in burritos, tacos, flautas, or as a side. Only 189 calories per serving.
42. Southern Succotash
Nutrient-rich lima beans are the foundation for this body-loving recipe. It’s a delicious side that offers just 210 calories.
44. Slow Cooker Wild Rice Pilaf
With 156 calories per serving, this dish complements so many entrées. The flavors combine even better when you let the rice sit in the fridge for a day.
45. Asparagus with Feta Yogurt Mint Dressing
With only 116 calories per serving, this side dish is absolutely delicious!
46. Twice-Baked Potatoes
Traditional twice-baked recipes can be heavy on fat and calories that sink your weight loss goals. At fewer than 105 calories per serving, the entire family will dig into this healthy version of the classic recipe.
47. Skinny Berry Parfait
Weight loss recipes don’t come much tastier than this. With fewer than 140 calories, our parfait is high on yumminess and easy on the waist.
48. Skinny Mini Banana Pudding
Enjoy a sweet something with this perfect-portion dessert, which has only 102 calories in each serving.
49. Skinny Mini Strawberry Cheesecake
Have your cake and eat it, too! This dessert is under 140 calories and tastes as good as it looks.
50. Skinny Mini Quinoa Almond Joy Bars
This sweet delight is only 94 calories per serving. Yep. 94. Make and enjoy!
Use these recipes for weight loss as part of your healthy meal plan this week.
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