3 Healthy and Delicious Recipes for Weight Loss

By Priyanka Chaturvedi|3 - 4 mins read| January 04, 2024


Are you planning to lose weight but are worried if you have to compromise on your meals? Well, you don’t need to deprive yourself of delicious meals anymore! From Quinoa stuffed bell peppers to zucchini noodles, every recipe has a blast of flavors and nutrients that makes them an healthy alternative to be included to your weight loss diet. In fact, making healthy choices is not always bland. Read below this article and explore some mouthwatering recipes that will certainly help you in your weight loss journey.

Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Skewers

This classic grilled chicken recipe is one of the easiest and healthiest dishes infused with flavors and the goodness of veggies. Here’s what you will need to prepare it.

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, skinless and cut into chunks
  • Vegetables, such as zucchini, bell peppers, onions, and cherry tomatoes
  • Garlic, minced
  • Olive oil
  • Lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Proceed with the instructions given below.

  • In a mixing bowl, add minced garlic, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper, and mix to prepare a marinade.
  • Now thread the vegetable and chicken alternately into the skewers and brush them with the prepared marinade.
  • Preheat the grill over medium high heat. 
  • Place the skewers on it and grill for about 10-12 minutes until the chicken is cooked properly.
  • Serve hot with brown rice or quinoa to enjoy as a complete meal.

Black Bean and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

To prepare the classic recipe of black bean and quinoa stuffed bell peppers, you will need the following ingredients.

  • 4 bell peppers (red, green, and yellow)
  • 1 cup black beans, drained
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup fresh corn 
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Follow the instructions given below carefully.

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Cook quinoa as per the instructions mentioned on the package.
  • Remove the seeds and the tops of the bell peppers.
  • In a mixing bowl, add cooked quinoa, black beans, tomatoes, corn, chili powder, cumin powder, salt and pepper.
  • Stuff each bell pepper with the prepared quinoa and black bean mixture.
  • Sprinkle some shredded cheese on the top.
  • Place the bell peppers in a baking tray, cover it with an aluminum foil, and bake for about 20-25 minutes. Make sure that the peppers are tender.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs and serve with salsa. Enjoy!

Zucchini Noodles with Pesto Sauce

This tempting and delicious zucchini noodles recipe will surely turn out to be your favourite in no time. Here’s what ingredients you will need to prepare this delicacy.

  • 4-5 medium sized zucchinis
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into 2 halves
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Read below the procedure given below.

  • To prepare the zucchini noodles, simply spiralize the zucchinis.
  • In a blender, add basil, pine nuts, garlic, and Parmesan cheese and blend until a fine Pesto sauce is prepared. While blending make sure to drizzle some olive oil until the consistency is perfect.
  • In a pan, toss the zucchini noodles with pesto sauce and add cherry tomatoes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and garnish with some fresh basil leaves.
  • Sprinkle some shredded parmesan cheese on top and serve hot!

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Last Updated: Thu Jan 04 2024

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