Best Weight Loss Recipes Low Calorie Meal Ideas for Easy Weight Loss

What you eat, when and how much of it has a huge impact on your silhouette. There’s no way around this – your eating habits determine your weight. Often, these even have an influence on factors that you think you’re not able to control, such as your metabolism.

There are subtle links between our food and our bodily functions. Let’s start with the easy part – with choosing better recipes for you, that lead to weight loss and feeling good.

Skinny omelet

It’s hard to give up omelet, since it’s so easy and quick to cook. It’s also easy to fill it with loads of fattening ingredients that add to the calorie count. Here’s a delicious and filling skinny version, using protein-rich broccoli. You’ll get 23 g of protein in one serving and under 400 calories.

  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese crumbles
  • ¼ tsp dill

Fat-burning grilled chicken

Lean chicken meat has a low fat content and is filled with protein. Plus, you can grill it in only a few minutes! Select thin cutlets and season them beforehand. In a skillet, heat a bit of olive oil and add the following to roast:

  • 1 cup baby lima beans
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1tbsp parmesan, grated
  • basil leaves
  • two lemon slices

Quinoa energy recipe

Quinoa is a superfood that offers great nutrition (protein, fiber, minerals) and can boost your energy levels throughout the day. It can be paired with countless ingredients, but we think black beans are among the best, since these are filling yet are proven to lead to weight loss. All in all, you can get only 300 calories from this meal. Simply boil the quinoa and then combine with the rest of the ingredients.

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1/3 cup canned black beans
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • a dash of salt
  • pepper or other seasonings

Noodles with salmon

You can have a much healthier, yet equally pleasing alternative to a hearty bowl of pasta. The salmon noodle bowl is filled with healthy ingredients that keep you lean. You can prepare it in 20 minutes.

  • 4 ounces whole wheat or buckwheat noodles
  • 5 ounces asparagus, chopped
  • 4 ounces cucumber, chopped
  • 1 salmon fillet, cut into pieces
  • ½ avocado, chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil or similar

Southwestern Black Bean Chili

Ready in under half an hour, this meal is an excellent low calorie lunch (under 400) with fat melting properties. Plus, it’s rich in protein without any bit of meat. Ingredients:

  • 1 cup jalapeno, chopped
  • 32 ounces or 4 boxes roasted tomato and red pepper soup
  • 2 cans black beans
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup avocado, diced
  • ¼ cup low fat sour cream
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • chili powder and ground cumin to taste

Heat the oil in a saucepan, stir and cook the onion and jalapeno until soft. Add garlic, chili powder and cumin, cook one more minute. Add the soup and the drained black beans, then let simmer for 5 minutes. At the end add the cilantro and serve topped with sour cream.

Greek Lentil Soup

Thick and nourishing, lentil soup can be served with toasted pita, which makes it delicious. It’s also satiating, rich in protein and resistant starch. One bowl counts under 400 calories.

  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp dry oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

First heat the oil and add the chopped carrots, celery, onion, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, then add the water with lentils and let simmer for 15 minutes or until the lentils are soft. You may use a blender to puree the soup. Add the lemon juice when serving.

Chocolate banana treats

There’s a low calorie solution to your sweet cravings. Enjoy the chocolate taste with healthy and light banana bites, with resistant starch that will speed up your metabolism.

  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 banana, cut into thick slices
  • ¾ tsp almonds, chopped
  • ¼ tsp olive oil

Melt together the chocolate and oil over low heat and stir well. Roll the banana slices in the mixture until well covered. Sprinkle on top with almond pieces and place in the freezer. You may eat this either thawed or frozen.

Bean and Herb Hummus

Make delicious hummus at home with an extra quantity of greens. It’s also rich in fiber and resistant starch. What you need:

  • Assorted raw vegetables (broccoli, cucumber, baby carrots, green/red peppers)
  • ¼ cup canned white beans, drained
  • 1 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil

In a bowl, combine the beans, chives, oil and lemon juice and mash until smooth. Leave the vegetables raw and serve on the side. It’s ready in 5 minutes and one serving has 150 calories.

Smoothies for weight loss

Smoothies are filled with nutrients and have a high content of water, which is bound to keep you full for a good while. There are countless recipes ideal for weight loss and it’s hard to pick just a few. Instead, we can give you the best ingredients you can use in smoothies, to trigger your metabolism and improve the fat burning process:

  • Berries
  • Green tea
  • No-fat yogurt
  • Avocado
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Cinanmon
  • Chia seeds
  • Coconut oil
  • Almond milk
  • Leafy greens (kale, spinach, romaine lettuce etc.)
  • Peaches
  • Stevia
  • Protein powder

These healthy low calorie recipes will help you lose weight and also keep it off. Remember to avoid deep fried foods, rich sauce, sugary sweets and even sweet fruit juice if your goal is to become slim.