If you want to lose weight or improve the appearance of your body, you should start by eating the right foods. Below, we’ve put together eight of the best dinner recipes that will leave you feeling full, satisfied and healthier.
Grilled chicken with succotash
You may not have heard of succotash before, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste great. Boil together maize and lima beans, and season to your desired taste. Top with pieces of grilled chicken, and you have a healthy, nutritious meal that takes just five minutes to make.
Broccoli and feta omelette
Perfect for both breakfasts and evening meals, broccoli and feta omelettes pack their punch and leave you feeling ready for whatever life is about to throw at you. Broccoli contains just 30 calories per serving and provides plenty of fibre, while eggs are filled with protein, which is known to curb your appetite.
Perfect as a side dish or a full meal, rice salad can be customised to your exacting tastes. Add a half cup full of hearty chickpeas to rice, and you’ll have enough fibre and protein to last the day without feeling bloated.
Salmon and broccoli
It’s the second time we’ve mentioned broccoli in this recipe list, but with good reason. Pairing steamed salmon with broccoli can create a simple, quick and tasty dinner option. Top with sautéed onions or nuts if you want to give your meal more flavour and texture.
If you’re a fan of shepherd’s pies, try mini vegetarian versions that are packed with carrot, lentils and corn with a mashed potato topping. It’s a guilt-free way of enjoying a hearty British classic and means that you can sit down with your family over a Sunday Lunch without feeling like you’re missing out.
Spinach and tomato pizza
Pizza may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to a healthy dinner option, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a slice. Add tofu, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, low-fat cheese and basil to a low-calorie pizza base. Serve with a mixed salad to fill you up.
Some mushroom soups are packed with sour cream and butter, but this recipe is much healthier. Bring rice to the boil, and add onions, garlic and celery. Throw in some cauliflower, and then add finely-chopped mushrooms, cooking until smooth and creamy.
Poultry is one of the healthiest meats, so stock up with this chicken parmesan dish. Avoid breadcrumbs, and instead, pour a low-calorie cheese sauce over the top of some grilled chicken breasts. The result is delicious and allows you to fill up on a tasty chicken dish without the unnecessary calories.
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