5 EASY AND QUICK WEIGHT LOSS RECIPES FOR YOUR WEEKNIGHT DINNERS!

The current lifestyle demands significant nutritional intake for everyone looking to lead a healthy lifestyle filled with zeal and zest. However, ignorant lifestyles of such facts and requirements lead to obesity and fatigue for many individuals aged between 18-50. Various factors lead to such conditions. The primary one is a lack of time to prepare a healthy meal. This article will provide trivia about the tastiest and most nutritious meals, which are surprisingly easy to cook. Also, the meals listed in this article healthily promote weight loss.

Zucchini Crust Pizza

Yes, some pizzas are healthy for you, and this one certainly promotes weight loss. Unlike other complex pizza styles, this is easy to prepare, even for the rookies in the kitchen.

Ingredients

  1. Two cups of chopped zucchini preferably squeezed dry 
  2. 2 large-sized eggs, preferably lightly beaten or ¼ cup eggs substitutes
  3. ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  4. ¼ teaspoon salt
  5. 2 cups chopped and partly skimmed mozzarella cheese, divided
  6. ½ cup parmesan cheese, divided and grated
  7. Two small size tomatoes, halved and sliced
  8. ½ cup red onion, chopped and sliced
  9. ½ cup julienned bell pepper
  10. One teaspoon of dried oregano
  11. ½ teaspoon of dried basil
  12. Fresh basil chopped (optional)

Directions to cook:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Take a large bowl and combine the initial four ingredients. Twelve cups of mozzarella cheese and 14 cups of parmesan cheese should be added. Transfer it all to a 12-inch pizza pan coated with cooking spray or oil. Spread the batter precisely to an 11-inch circle.
  2. Bake it until it reaches a golden brown colour, and by now, you may smell the yumminess of health and nutrition. Don’t bake it for more than 16 minutes. However, the ideal time to bake is 13-16 minutes. Reduce the oven settings to 400 degrees. Now sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese. Top it with tomatoes, onion, peppers and herbs and the remaining parmesan cheese as well. Bake for good 10-15 minutes until the edge is golden brown and crispy and the cheese is melted. Your pizza is ready, and you may sprinkle it with the freshly chopped basil.  

The blueberry chicken burger

Finally, a healthy burger option is here, which promotes weight loss. It is a tasty duo of wild blueberries and a twisted style of burger, which is lowkey, just 150 calories per burger. This burger simply exists to satisfy your taste buds most healthily.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground chicken breast, preferably lean
  • 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries, particularly wild
  • 1/4 cup of mashed feta cheese ( light or fat-free)
  • 1/4 cup of red onion (finely chopped)
  • One tablespoon of freshly chopped basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • pinch of salt for taste
  • cooking spray

Directions to cook:

  1. Take a medium bowl and mix your ground chicken with salt in it. Use your hands to mix it evenly gently but remember not to mix it too fine as this will make the patties very thin and out of the crunch. You may divide the mixture and make four patties out of it by pressing it into a disk not more than 3-4 inches thick . Heat a grill pan or a medium flamed pan, and use the cooking spray lightly. Cook the patties on it for about 4-6 minutes until it reaches a temperature of 165 degrees F. you may check it by inserting the thermometer at the centre of your burger patty.
  2. Serve them in a bun or a wrap or as it is, and enjoy.

Also, remember to keep the blueberries frozen until mixed. You can cover and freeze the pre-cooked patties for four hours and cook them later if you want to.

Lentil vegan tacos with avocado

Yes, we care about our vegan family, and these vegan Mexican tacos will satisfy your cravings. You can prepare them in less time than it takes to drive to your nearest Mexican restaurant. Also, the fusion of lentils and avocados also ensures the desired weight loss.

Ingredients:

Ideal for four servings 

  • One tablespoon of olive oil
  • One teaspoon of  ground cumin
  • One teaspoon of chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne powder
  • To taste, ground black pepper, ideally fresh
  • 2½ cups of lentils (pre-cooked)
  • ¼ cup of weight
  • 8 whole-grain corn tortillas, ideally organic
  • One fresh  avocado
  • 1 large fresh tomato

Directions to cook:

1. Take a large pan and heat it on medium-low flame. Wait until the oil is warm, then add cumin, cayenne and chilli powder. Stir until you smell a pleasing fragrance.

2. Mix along with the lentils, add water and stir. Also, season it with cracked pepper. Allow mixture to settle over low heat to simmer for some minutes until it is heated through.

3. Slice the fresh avocado and tomato and place your tortillas on four plates.

4. Add salt to the mixture of lentils. I prefer adding salt in the last as it helps to use less salt.

5. Add about ¼ cup of lentils in a row down the middle of each tortilla. Top it with freshly sliced tomato and avocado. Flip the tortilla in half. Your Mexican retreat is ready; enjoy!

Salmon with a twist of roasted veggies

Fishes are by default the most significant source of good fats for the body, and of course, their low-calorie content and high protein intake make them one of the healthiest options. The fact that they are quick to prepare makes them the ideal weekdays dinner.

 Fishes in any form promote weight loss, and this recipe for sure is the top contender for your weight loss.

Ingredients:

Ideal for two servings

  • 1 8-oz of chopped or shredded  broccoli & or cabbage slaw or 8-oz of  Kale Beet Blend
  • One teaspoon of olive oil
  • Two cloves of garlic, preferably crushed or minced
  • 2 4-oz of salmon fillets
  • Juice half a lemon
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Directions to cook:

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Also, line a sheet pan, preferably with foil.

2. Spread your veggies on the sheet pan and add garlic along with olive oil.  Finely toss to coat, then spread it into one layer, making two holes for your salmon fillets.

3. Put salmon fillets onto the sheet pan and squeeze the lemon juice over them evenly.

4. Take a pinch of salt and black pepper onto the pan, then bake for 12 minutes until the salmon seems to be cooked.

5. Your salmon is ready, and you may serve it with brown rice on the side. Relax and fill up.

Sesame tofu with broccoli

Sesame tofu and broccoli are relatively as healthy as one might think by reading the names of the ingredients. This is an ultimate fusion of taste and health, which is surprisingly easy and quick to prepare and retreat on.  

Ingredients:

  • Two teaspoons of sesame oil
  • Four cloves of not so finely minced garlic
  • 6 cups of fresh  broccoli florets (you may use frozen too)
  • 12-oz of cubed blocks of firm tofu
  • Two tablespoons of  soy sauce (preferably with low sodium)
  • Three tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • Three tablespoons of sesame seeds
  • Dash or pinch of red pepper flakes (preferably optional)
  • On the side: 3 cups of cooked brown rice (preferably ½ cup cooked per serving)
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