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We’ve compiled a list of nutritious weight loss dinner recipes that require very little hands-on time and only take 30 to 40 minutes to prepare. However, they are all high in nutrients and have light ingredients, allowing you to avoid overeating and going to bed with a bloated digestive system.
Roast Pumpkin, Spinach, and Feta Salad
Our favorite seasonal 30-minute dinner is this stunning roast pumpkin, spinach, and feta salad! Whether it’s a busy weekday or you’re searching for a healthy side dish for the holidays, this colorful plant-based salad is just what you need. There’s almost nothing you couldn’t add to this roast pumpkin and feta salad, from roasted veggies to cooked grains, sliced lentil bread, homemade hummus, or mango chutney.
Creamy Kabocha Squash and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
Instead of sautéing some of the vegetables in a skillet and roasting the squash in the oven, it may make more sense to roast all of the vegetables in one pan. As a result, the recipe requires less clean-up and more downtime. Little effort for a great result Is the ideal cooking circumstance!
Pork Chops With Sweet And Sour Glaze
Chops may not be the leanest cut of pork on the market, but a 3.5-ounce serving of the protein source contains a good amount of choline, a vitamin that inhibits the gene process that causes fat storage around the liver.
And, by creating this Asian-inspired dish at home rather than purchasing something similar from a local take-out business, you’ll save a ton of sodium, calories, and sugar—all without compromising the flavours you love. Looking for even more recipes that don’t sacrifice flavour for calories?
Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole
You don’t have to give up savory comfort food just because you’re trying to lose weight, and this cheesy, bacon-topped dish proves it!
By substituting quinoa for typical white rice, the clever blogger behind this dish increases the protein level sixfold and adds 11.5 grams of waist-slimming fiber to her casserole masterpiece. And, owing to the broccoli, this dish contains a good amount of vitamin C, a substance that helps to balance cortisol, a stress hormone that causes belly fat.
Mexican Tortilla Casserole
This dish uses canned beans and a combination of frozen and no-chop vegetables, resulting in a 10-minute prep time. And after 20 minutes in the oven, this fiber and protein-rich one-dish marvel is ready to grace the dinner table.
The tortilla casserole may be stored in the refrigerator for several days, making it an excellent midweek supper option that can be simply reheated in the microwave. You may also freeze it in individual servings after wrapping it with plastic wrap.
Braised lentils with cumin-spiced chicken
Lentils and fragrant chicken mix for a gluten-free supper that is strong in protein, low in fat, and inexpensive.
Lentils are high-fiber (both soluble and insoluble fiber), protein-rich, and vitamin-rich legumes. Because they have a low GI, they will keep you feeling fuller for longer and will help to stabilize blood sugar surges.
Harissa and Citrus Baked Salmon
Sriracha – a new fiery sauce is adding a kick to light dinners. Harissa, a paste consisting of fiery chili peppers, garlic, and smoky spices, collaborates with citrus fruits and onions to produce this one-of-a-kind—yet simple—salmon meal.