When it comes to weight loss, cooking at home is always a better option because you have more control over what goes into your meals, helping you manage your fat and calorie intake. If you need to get a meal together quickly and on the table without a lot of effort, you are going to love these 5-ingredient weight loss dinners. When you look at these recipes, pantry items like salt and pepper and other spices, don’t count as one of the five ingredients. Enjoy!
1. Salmon with Pepita Lime Butter
Salmon is the perfect choice for dinner because it contains a ton of healthy fats, which support a healthy brain and heart. It also has so much flavor that you can trick yourself into thinking you had a really indulgent meal when, in fact, you had something low in calories for weight loss.
2 tablespoons unsalted pepitas
1 tablespoon butter
½ teaspoon fresh lime zest
2 tablespoons lime juice
¼ teaspoon chili powder
1 pound skinned salmon, cut into 4 pieces
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
Toast the pepitas and combine them with the butter, lime zest, lime juice and chili powder. Season the salmon with salt and pepper, then place them in a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray. Cook through, about 2 to 4 minutes per side. Remove the salmon from the pan, turn off the heat, then melt the butter mixture in the pan and pour it over the salmon to serve.