This is a collection of easy and healthy weight loss recipes to enjoy when you want to lose weight sustainably. No need to eat boring food or no food at all, because you’re trying to lose 10 pounds this month! These healthy filling meals taste really good and include healthy breakfast recipes, lunch and dinner ideas, as well as tasty healthy snacks and desserts.
Healthy Meals For Weight Loss
Summer is here, we’re coming out of another difficult and busy year, so I think we deserve to feel better about ourselves. About our daily habits, about what we eat, the way we respond to things, about our lives. So in short, yes, I am making another blog post on losing weight. Because I have gained some, miraculously over the last 2 (super stressful) months and I want to get back on track.
Below you’ll find delicious, nutritious, filling healthy meal ideas to help you lose weight and to fuel your body properly. These easy weight loss recipes are nutrient-dense, filling, and satiating to help you stay on track without obsessing about food. Why? Because it’s easy to achieve something when you’re enjoying the process. It’s easy to lose weight when your eating habits feel good and the food you eat tastes good.
Trust me, there’s no point in eating something healthy and low in calories if you’re going to follow it up with thoughts about doughnuts, burgers and Cheetos. Those thoughts will eventually turn into actions, those actions into guilt trips and the entire vicious cycle is ready to start again. Make it your goal to eat food that you feel good about, your taste buds enjoy and your body will love as well.
Eating Healthy Changes Everything Else
Healthy food and healthy eating habits are the foundation of all other habits that play into being a healthy weight and feeling great in your body. No pains, no aches, no cramps, no heaviness.
When your body is properly fueled you have the ability and energy to focus on other areas you want to be disciplined with. Walking and running outside is not torture anymore, it’s just what you do now. Going to bed early and waking up early also becomes easier, because your body gets better rest when it doesn’t have to work on digesting heavy food. Your stress levels go down because you’re not constantly debating with yourself whether or not you should be eating something or not. You have made your decision, your actions back it up and you’re proud of what you’re doing.
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Healthy Breakfast Recipes For Weight Loss
Let’s start with breakfast! These are a few of my go-to favorite recipes to start my day right.
I guess oatmeal and overnight oats aren’t a surprise to anyone who’s on a weight loss journey anymore. They’re super easy to make, filling, versatile and highly nutritious. Recipe here.
Craving something savory in the morning? Try this tasty avocado egg sandwich with spinach and some other vegetables, it will not disappoint! If you can’t have gluten, use gluten free bread to make it. Recipe here.
I love making this crumble, whenever apples are in season. It’s just so good! You can make a batch and have it for dessert with some ice cream too. I enjoy mine for breakfast with some homemade cashew milk. Recipe here.
Healthy Filling Lunch And Dinner Ideas For Weight Loss
I love variety for lunch and dinner! These salads, bowls and one-pan meals are quick, healthy and full of flavor, many are also low carb, because that’s how I try to eat later during the day.
I love this refreshing and quick tuna salad for lunch or dinner. If you’ve got some canned food and fresh produce you can make it in like 10 minutes. Recipe here.
Leftover quinoa, frozen shrimp, vegetables and garlic make this quick quinoa recipe! You can find it here.
One pan, vegetables, ground meat, herbs and spices are the things you need to make this tasty and quick dinner skillet! It’s low carb and you can serve it with some avocado or other fresh vegetables of choice. Recipe here.
Chronic inflammation is running high these days and weight gain is linked to it, so make some of this tasty super healthy salmon salad. Recipe here.
Some frozen shrimp, frozen green beans, extra vegetables, a large pan, 15 minutes and you’ve got yourself a nutritious flavorful dinner! Recipe here.
You’ll love this ground beef and cabbage skillet! It’s few ingredients, really easy to make and you only need one pan. Plus it’s so good! Recipe here.
Flavorful amazing salmon recipe with vegetables and an easy herby garlic sauce! You’ll love these delicious lettuce wraps. Recipe here.
This turkey mushroom soup is super healthy, light and satisfying. It only taskes about 20-30 minutes to make. Recipe here.
Healthy Chicken Recipes For Weight Loss
You have to make this gyros bowl! Even if you don’t have leftover chicken, try it with whatever type of chicken or meat you enjoy – it’s just so good and it’s low carb. Recipe here.
That’s the kind of salad I like – vegetables, chicken, some garlic, a good healthy dressing, some avocado and Parmesan cheese…it’s just amazing. Recipe here.
Yes, it’s another chicken recipe and it’s made in one pan with lots of vegetables. It’s creamy and so good! Recipe here.
If you haven’t tried egg roll in a bowl, you just have to! You’ll actually start craving cabbage once you try this tasty meal. Recipe here.
Super filling, super flavorful avocado chicken salad with eggs, cucumbers, spinach and tomatoes. Recipe here.
These chicken lettuce wraps are light, yet satiating and great for meal prep too! Recipe here.
If you’ve got some shredded chicken or leftover rotisserie chicken you can make this tasty salad in like 5 minutes! Wrap it in lettuce or serve on toast for lunch or even breakfast! Recipe here.
Chicken and lots of vegetables in different shapes and colors: fresh cabbage, lettuce, dill, garlic, spicy roasted cauliflower, bell peppers and cauliflower…all come together with a tasty yogurt garlic sauce. Recipe here.
Vegetarian Weight Loss Recipes To Try
If you’re anything like me, you’ll want to have at least one vegetarian main dish during the day! Here are some great vegetarian recipes for weight loss.
Roasted vegetables, chickpeas, fresh produce and feta cheese make this salad what it is: amazing! Recipe here.
This chickpea soup is so good and thanks to the magic of canning – ready in about 20 minutes! Recipe here.
Yes, you can have pizza too without feeling bad about it! You don’t need to overcomplicate things and make your own crust using cauliflower or almond flour…Have it ready in 10 minutes by simply taking a tortilla and layering it with whatever your heart desires. Recipe here.
This old thing? It’s just a great vegan power bowl with spicy chickpeas, hummus and a tasty tomato cucumber salad that you are just going to love! Recipe here.
Tofu, cabbage, garlic and some extra vegetables make this simple vegan stir-fry! It’s super tasty, low in calories, rich in plant protein and ready in about 15 minutes. Recipe here.
Lentil soup, but with some extra vegetables. This soup is light, yet satiating and rich in fiber and plant protein. Recipe here.
All you need for this wonderful vegetarian dinner recipe is canned chickpeas, feta cheese and some vegetables that you want to use up! The entire thing is ready in about 15 minutes. Recipe here.
Weight Loss Snacks and Desserts
Snacking is actually something I’m trying to stay away from, just because when you overdo it or when you snack on the wrong things, you don’t feel hungry to sit down and eat an actual meal. However, I do get cravings in the afternoon or after lunch / dinner for something sweet…these are some of the things I make when those sweet cravings hit.
It’s super healthy, it’s refreshing and it’s sweet…basically a winner and perfect on a hot day. Recipe here.
Try chia pudding if you haven’t already! I was super hesitant, but it’s actually super creamy and really good with some berries and peanut butter on top. Recipe here.
These cookies are great for a quick snack when you want something sweet and they’re a great way to use up some old bananas too! Recipe here.
Cheesecake, but healthier. Higher in protein and lower in fat, recipe here.
I love this easy apple crumble, it tastes fantastic and you can make it on the stove in 10 minutes. Recipe here.
Frozen pitted cherries are the secret ingredient in this delicious shake! Recipe here.
These yogurt bowls are simple, ready in 5 minutes and taste great! Recipe here.
Healthy Meal Prep Recipes For Weight Loss
Last, but not least: meal prep! Sometimes you just need to have some meals ready for you in the fridge! I actually food prep a few times a week, which means I prep the ingredients and then assemble meals quickly – it helps to keep things more interesting and me happy with the variety! Most of the meals on this list are meal-prep friendly, but you might find that the recipes below hold better for longer.
Make a batch of this healthy granola and keep it in a jar for 5-7 days to use with yogurt, cashew milk and fruit. You can also sprinkle it onto smoothie bowls or snack on it whenever you want something sweet and crunchy. Recipe here.
This is a super tasty make ahead tuna recipe that you can even turn into egg muffins! Also, feel free to add ingredients you like to it. Great for breakfast or lunch. Recipe here.
Another version of banana cookies! These are so good, with a slight flavor of banana and almonds, I love them. They keep well in the fridge for many days and are such a great snack or even breakfast. Recipe here.
This easy healthy snack will keep well in the fridge for basically forever…well at least a month and it’s such a refreshing tasty treat! Recipe here.
Roast the Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and bake the salmon to make these easy and satisfying meal prep bowls for the week! Recipe here.
You’ll truly be amazed at how incredible this simple cauliflower rice recipe tastes! It’s pretty amazing. So good I make it every week when cauliflower is in season. Recipe here.
You might say, I saved the best for last, because these last three recipes are among my favorites. This one is super easy to make with hummus, tzatziki, tomatoes, cucumbers and it’s so refreshing and just tastes so right! Recipe here.
If you love salmon, this is the bowl you need to make! It’s fresh, it’s delicious and it’s so satisfying! Recipe here.
More Weight Loss Posts:
- How I Lost 15 Pounds With Insulin Resistance
- My Keto Diet Results and Why Never Again
- Beginner Weight Loss and Workout Plan
- 1/2 cup tuna, canned in brine, drained
- 1 1/2 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- 1 jalapeno
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 cup greens, chopped
- 1/2 small red onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup olives, pitted
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp dry basil
- 1/2 lemon, juice of
- salt and pepper to taste
- Chop all vegetables.
- Rinse and drain tuna and chickpeas.
- Add everything to a bowl. Add olive oil and lemon juice and combine it all.
- Salt and pepper to taste and enjoy immediately or use the meal prep option.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 415Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 935mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 15gSugar: 11gProtein: 27g