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8 EASY HEALTHY DINNER RECIPES FOR WEIGHT LOSS

WHAT IS THE HEALTHIEST DINNER FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

If you are on a weight loss journey for the new year, then you may want to follow a clean-eating habit. “Clean foods” will fill your body with plentiful vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein and healthy fats, which improve heart and brain health, assist with weight management, build a stronger immune system and increase energy levels, among other benefits. And if you think preparing your dinner following this diet is a challenge, then think again because you can actually make a lot of healthy dinner meals with clean foods!

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With that said, here are some tips on how to make a clean, healthy dinner for weight loss:

  • Cook for yourself. Making your own food is the easiest and healthiest way to control the ingredients of your meal and what goes in and stays out of your body.
  • Choose whole natural foods and eliminate processed foods. The majority of your dinner meal should contain fresh ingredients. 
  • Go for green. You will never go wrong with green, leafy veggies such as spinach, kale, and arugula which are nutritious and can be added to almost any meal. Adding a mixed green salad as a side dish won’t hurt, too! 
  • Choose unrefined foods. Up your intake of whole grains like brown rice, millet, quinoa, beans and legumes, as well as clean sugar such as honey and maple syrup. 
  • Include protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Protein is an important muscle-builder and can help control your appetite. 
  • Don’t drink your calories. High calorie drinks such as coffees and soft drinks take up approximately 400 to 500 calories a day! With this, you will never go wrong with water! Another alternatives are unsweetened tea, low-fat or skim milk, and 100% fruit juice.

HEALTHY DINNER RECIPES FOR WEIGHT LOSS ON A BUDGET

Having a healthy dinner doesn’t mean eating tasteless food. When you enjoy delicious but still healthy meals, your weight loss goes without stress and can really become part of your lifestyle. As opposed to dieting, eating healthy means controlling calories by clean eating.

I won’t go too deep into the concept of clean eating, but you should understand just that basics of it:

  1. Increasing healthy proteins and fats, whole foods, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains.
  2. Cutting off additives, processed food, pesticides, refined grains, too much sugar and salt.

These healthy dinner recipes for weight loss I picked manually for my family from authoritative food bloggers, and I hope you will enjoy them as much as we do! By the way, clean eating and cooking a healthy dinner doesn’t mean spending hours in the kitchen. I don’t have that much time, and I know in our crazy busy world, no one has. I made sure that all the healthy recipes on my list can be cooked in under 30-40 min.

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1. chili lime steak fajitas

Juicy Steak Fajitas are a reader favourite, made time and time again by many world wide! It’s no wonder, when they are super easy to make and perfect for a quick throw-together meal!

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2. Chicken Burrito Bowls (Meal Prep)

Chicken Burrito Bowls made with taco-seasoned chicken, cilantro-lime rice, salsa, guacamole, corn, beans, and a delicious creamy cilantro sauce. 

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3. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Alright, I promised all the recipes are under 30 min. But I couldn’t avoid at least one slow cooker option. It’s such a time-saver if you are away all day and get back home from work, and your dinner is waiting for you, ready and warm. You will spend just a few minutes to put all ingredients together and then leave it cooking on high 3-4 hours or low 6-8 hours.

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4. Clean Eating Chicken Salad Sizzling Cilantro Lime Fajita Style

This takes a Paleo chicken fajita salad recipe to the next level. It is full of flavor and will keep you satisfied and content. One of my absolute favorite places to eat out used to be Cafe Rio! The food is so delicious! I used to find any reason to go to Cafe Rio to eat.

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5. One Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

This shrimp fajita recipe is seriously so easy and delicious! All you have to do is scoop the juicy shrimp, tender bell pepper and onions into a soft warm tortilla for a super fast and easy weeknight dinner!

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6. Ground Beef Zucchini Sweet Potato Skillet

This Ground Beef Zucchini Sweet Potato Skillet is a gluten-free, whole30, and paleo-friendly meal that will be ready in less than 30 minutes. You only need one pan to make this delicious recipe, making cleanup a breeze!

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7. Quick Healthy And Super Simple Tuna Fish Salad

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8. One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

This One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies couldn’t get any easier, plus it’s healthy and brimming with delicious flavor! This is one of those 20-minute meals that is sure to satisfy.

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