If you want to lose weight, it doesn’t all have to be salad and grilled chicken, it really can be much more exciting than that!
Delicious meals and weight loss can actually be best of friends as you will see below. You will feel so much better after eating healthily, you’ll lose weight and have so much more energy! So, what are you waiting for?
1.) Banana and Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups
These oatmeal cups are so delicious it should be illegal AND they are super filling, getting you ready for the day ahead. They combine mashed banana with rolled oats and some beautiful warming spices. You don’t HAVE to add the chocolate chips but, come on, why wouldn’t you?
You can bake these before the week ahead, making a quick, easy and healthy breakfast for on the go!
2.) Oatmeal Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes
Making these HEAVENLY pancakes literally couldn’t be easier. You throw some rolled oats and protein-rich Greek yoghurt into a blender before chucking in some blueberries. These are so easy to make you cook them up in the morning before work!
Honestly, I can’t get enough of these and they are super healthy.
3.) Breakfast Baked Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes for breakfast sounds like the scandal of the year but trust me, it really works! Maybe one for the weekend, as these take a little while to bake, they will certainly be a treat. Top them with almond butter, bananas, chia seeds and your good to go!
Incredibly filling, clean and does wonders for the body, this might just be your new favourite.
4.) Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Looking for an energy boost in the morning? These bites are the answer! They are full of healthy fats and protein, made up of only five ingredients! They are tasty and filling, making you smash it all the way until lunchtime.
5.) Apple Cinnamon Peanut Butter Toast
Choose sprouted grain bread for this toast, topping it with peanut butter gives you healthy fats and a high-fibre fruit such as an apple really finishes off this deliciously healthy breakfast.
Everyone has these ingredients lying around so this is a great one to whip up if you’re in a rush in the morning. Just make sure you start stocking healthy bread and throw away that white bread!
6.) Kale Salad with Salmon and Avocado
Kale is incredibly healthy and it’s a great way to add more to your meals without adding calories! Salmon is rich in protein and the glorious omega-3 fatty acids.
This meal is fresh, delicious and filling WHILST melting away your body fat, what else could you want?!
7.) Roast Beef and Horseradish Wrap
This is just MOUTHWATERING. Beef is incredibly high in protein and iron, keeping your blood healthy and you awake all day! Instead of bread use lettuce and instead of mayo try using Greek yoghurt, it sounds weird but it works!
This wrap couldn’t be easier to make AND eat.
8.) Egg Salad Sandwich
Simple but effective, this sandwich is delicious AND healthy. Make sure you use multigrain bread and Dijon Mustard as a dressing, it’s better than its sugary counterparts!
This is a sandwich of winners and you will thank yourself for bringing it to work and skipping the pizza Friday!
9.) Grilled Chicken and Brussel Sprout Salad
Did you really think this was going to be an article about healthy eating WITHOUT there being a grilled chicken recipe?! Grilled chicken is high in protein and low in fat, making it the perfect healthy meat.
Brussel sprouts are NOT just for Christmas and will keep you fuller for longer.
10.) Quinoa Salad
Quinoa isn’t just for fancy pretentious hipsters, it’s also great for regular people too! This salad is great for on the go as it doesn’t require heating.
Quinoa is a great source of protein and full of fibre whilst pistachios contain heart-healthy fats and feta cheese fills you up whilst boosting protein.
11.) Trail Mix
A small handful of trail mix is an ideal healthy snack that combines a little of everything, protein, carbohydrates, and fats WITHOUT filling you up for the next meal.
The shelf life is ages too so it’s healthy AND convenient!
12.) Sliced tomato with a sprinkle of feta and olive oil
This snack couldn’t be simpler but it also couldn’t make your taste buds ANY happier. Tomato packs a flavourful punch whilst the feta adds a little bit of salt – PERFECTION.
It’s healthy and great for your skin too!
13.) Baby Carrots and Hummus
It really doesn’t get much simpler than carrots and hummus but it’s an awesome super healthy snack! Try making the hummus yourself to avoid any sneaky bad ingredients that make their way into the shop-bought versions.
14.) One Pan Lemon Roast Chicken and Asparagus
This dish couldn’t be healthier, there’s nothing unnatural added whatsoever and it’s rustic food at it’s best. Say goodbye to those greasy takeaways and hello to this one pan wonder!
This is absolute dinner goals, get home on a Friday and throw chicken, asparagus, potatoes and rosemary in a pan, easy!
15.) Crispy Honey Orange Glazed Salmon
These stunning salmon fillets are pan-fried in a GORGEOUS honey orange garlic sauce that really brings the dish to life. It’s light and delicate whilst the flavour packs a HUGE punch.
This dish is honestly to DIE for, you’ll never look back again.
16.) Vegan Black Bean Burgers
These vegan burgers are incredibly quick to make whilst being deliciously hearty and textured. There’s a wonderful sweetness that comes from the red onion and barbecue sauce.
Full of protein and fibre, you really can’t go wrong with this super quick and easy dinner!
17.) Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Stew
Nothing says happiness like a home-cooked rustic meal. Your entire home will be filled with delicious aromatic scents and your guests will be BEGGING for you just to serve this!
Thanks to the natural, organic ingredients, this hearty meal is super healthy too. Perfect for a lazy Sunday, you can slow cook this for hours.
18.) Tuna Steak, Sweet Red Peppers & Avocado Salsa
It should be your New Year’s resolution to eat more fresh fish, it’s just so incredibly good for you. The tuna steaks are pan-fried in coriander seeds and lime with cumin, onion and red pepper. The avocado fills you up and adds some healthy fats!
19.) Lemon-maple Icebox Cake
No, you don’t have to give up dessert to be healthy! I know, you can thank me later.
This yummy cake is actually made from graham crackers and Greek yogurt which means that you can indulge and still keep a trim waistline!
20.) Low-card Zucchini Brownies
These brownies LOOK deliciously indulgent but they are actually very healthy and completely guilt-free. It’s incredibly easy to sneak zucchini’s into desserts, who would’ve thought it?!
Honestly, after one of these, you’ll never look back to regular unhealthy brownies ever again.
21.) Froyo Berry Bites
These refreshing bites of joy will make you VERY happy after dinner. Oh, and it’s frozen Green yoghurt so it’s extra healthy!
Honestly, you won’t be able to stop eating the entire bunch of these, try not to though, that might remove the healthy aspect…
Who said healthy eating and losing weight was hard? Follow these delicious recipes and you’ll be dropping the pounds in just a few weeks! Your taste buds certainly don’t have to suffer either.