If you are looking for meals for weight loss success that look and taste great, then look no further! I have created some tasty meals that can help you lose weight while feeling like you are indulging. Let’s face it, being on a diet is not fun. If you feel restricted, you will have trouble making this a lifelong plan, so eat yummy, healthy food like the meals I will suggest for you that will not deprive you! Being healthy is fun when you make creative, fun and tasty dishes. Here are my yummy meals for weight loss that are all one serving, so feel free to double the recipe to make more to share with another.
1. Turkey Burger with Apple
Grill a 5 ounce turkey burger and put this on a whole wheat light bun. Layer lettuce, a slice of tomato and an apple slice to get some veggies, protein and pectin for weight loss. Enjoy all this for less than 425 calories! This tops my meals for weight loss because it tastes amazing and I love it!
2. Pear Spinach Salad
For just 340 calories, some pectin, fiber and lots of flavor, enjoy my pear spinach salad! Chop 1 pear, add a teaspoon of oil, vinegar, mustard and honey into a bowl and mix to create dressing. Then put spinach, onion, 1 tablespoon of walnuts, a handful of goat cheese, sliced pears and dressing into a large bowl and toss gently to coat. Serve immediately for a great weight loss salad filled with lots of flavor for you to enjoy!
3. Whole Wheat Pizza
I love making my own pizza because it is a lot of fun for the family as they can help, it is easy and it is healthier since I can control all the ingredients. I use a whole wheat wrap, marinara sauce to cover the wrap and just enough skim organic cheese to cover the wrap. To jazz up the taste add a sprinkle of oregano and garlic. You can enjoy all this for just 200 calories! And you will get plenty of protein and fiber that is great for expediting your weight loss!
4. Healthy Egg Wrap
For just 250 calories, protein, fiber and plenty of nutritional value, enjoy this great egg wrap to amplify your weight loss. In a skillet, sauté a quarter of a green pepper in non stick organic oil spray until tender. Add ½ diced tomato; sauté 1-2 minutes longer. In a large bowl, whisk 1 egg, 1 teaspoon soy milk or skim organic milk and a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to medium; add egg mixture to skillet. Cook and stir until egg is completely set. Spoon this mixture down the center of a whole wheat tortilla; roll up and enjoy!
5. Chicken Wrap with Cheese
For less than 300 calories, toss 1 cup shredded cooked organic chicken with 1/4 cup prepared chunky salsa and spoon into a whole wheat tortilla wrap with a sprinkle skim mozzarella and 2 pieces of spinach or romaine lettuce. This tastes great served with veggie slices on the side!
6. Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad
Whisk 1 teaspoon of maple syrup (or brown sugar), 1 teaspoon of vinegar, 1 teaspoon of oil, and a ¼ teaspoon of salt in a large bowl. Add 1 cup of spinach, ¼ cup of watercress, ¼ cup of strawberries and 1 teaspoon of chives; toss to coat. Sprinkle with a teaspoon of pecans and a teaspoon of goat cheese. I love this salad because it tastes great and I love it even more because it is only 215 calories! How's that for loving a great weight loss meal!
7. Veggie Wrap
For just 230 calories you can enjoy this wrap that everyone will want to know how to recreate. Why? Because it looks and tastes just that good! Spread 1 teaspoon hummus over an 8 inch whole wheat tortilla. Layer this wrap with salad greens, onion, cucumber, sprouts and carrot. Drizzle with low fat vinaigrette. Roll up tightly and enjoy every delicious bite to a leaner you!
Now that you have new meals that you can recreate as you work towards your weight loss goals, enjoy! What meal will you create first?