Why do meals for losing weight have to be so boring and bland??? THEY DON’T! The truth is, you can eat healthy while still loving every mouthwatering bite… and keeping every single tummy in your house full and happy.
But perhaps the best news is that you won’t even have to say goodbye to your classic favorites. Pizza, pasta, and more all included in this healthy list of weight loss meals, and they’re all easy to make too! Keep reading for 19 low calorie meals you won’t stop craving!
1) Skinny Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Bake
“It’s just as creamy and cheesy as the original, and you can even make it ahead of time. All you have to do is pop it right in the oven and dinner will be on the table in just 15 minutes. Boom.”
2) Lemon Chicken Romano
“Lemons remind me of a bright sunny summers day so I figured today is a good day for cooking with lemons. Plus I have a bunch of lemons I need to use up. I had this idea to create a recipe similar to Chicken Parmesan but with a few alternate flavors. “
3) Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup
“I have an interesting discovery to share today: Healthy (aka “skinny”) broccoli cheddar soup still tastes as rich and comforting as the higher-calorie classic version.”
4) Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese
“This is one dish that we make over and over again for how delicious it is, how quick it is, and how it’s a bit better for you while still maintaining it’s comfort food status!”
5) Healthy Spinach Lasagna Rolls
“These are 6 WW points plus and 224 calories per roll. I added one some garlic and Italian seasonings to the mix which shouldn’t change the points.”
6) Chili Pasta Bake
“Two comfort food favorites—pasta and chili—come together in an epic bake.”
7) Easy Burrito Bowls
“Skip Chipotle and try these burrito bowls right at home. It’s easier, healthier and 10000x tastier!”
8) (Almost) No Carb Pizza
“The crust is not as crisp traditional pizza. Make sure you cook it until the top is golden brown and let it cool the full 10 minutes before adding the toppings and that will help. You still may end up with a fork, but good, soft pizza is better than no pizza!”
9) Pumpkin Bisque
“Even if you’ve decided to cut back on dairy, it’s possible to warm up with a creamy bowl of hot soup that doesn’t lay on the cream or calories too heavily. This light pumpkin-coconut bisque will curb your dairy cravings and keep you on track this Fall.”
10) Parmesan And Spinach Orzo
“Orzo is one of my favorite kind of pastas. It may be due to the fact that I grew up on Korean rice my entire childhood, so it’s really no surprise that I would love this pasta in rice-shaped form. And when you couple that with the amazing flavors of the salty Parmesan and fresh spinach in a light cream sauce, what’s not to love?”
11) Cauliflower Pizza Crust
“Cauliflower pizza crust has gained a huge popularity in the past few years among low carb dieters and mainly fitness enthusiasts. Because you are indulging with pizza, America’s favourite comfort food, and not wrecking your nutrition numbers.”
12) Santa Fe Stuffed Pepper
“Today I’ve got another delicious, healthy option for you! It’s no secret that I love the spice, cumin. Seriously love it. I try it put it in as many dinners as possible. Today’s stuffed peppers are no exception!”
13) Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Tomato Bake
“We love Parmesan Zucchini Sticks and I have baked tomatoes topped with Parmesan cheese a numerous # of times. So, I thought why not to combine both with some garlic and make zucchini bake?! Cheese with garlic is always a winning combo.”
14) Garlic Mushroom Quinoa
“An easy, healthy side dish that you’ll want to make with every single meal!”
15) Stuffed Green Peppers with Brown Rice, Italian Sausage, and Parmesan
“This is my favorite recipe for stuffed green peppers, with turkey Italian sausage, brown rice, and Parmesan, and they freeze well too so you might want to double the recipe. These delicious stuffed peppers are low-glycemic and gluten-free.“
16) Baked & Seasoned Cod Over Sauteed Veggies with Side of Asparagus
“I am getting sick and tired of living off vegan burgers and yogurt. Don’t get me wrong I love those things, but everyday, twice a day…no thanks. [This] meal was fast and mighty tasty!”
17) Cheesy Chicken Roll-Ups
“These Cheesy Baked Chicken Roll-Ups are the perfect blend of cheesy goodness with tender chicken, plus it’s healthyish!!! That’s a win in my book!”
18) Clean Crock Pot Pulled Pork
“And we are back in business. With some healthy pulled pork made in slow cooker in 4 hours. From scratch crock pot pulled pork. No bottles of BBQ sauce involved. It’s nice to be back. Sooooooo nice.”
19) Skinny Manicotti
“This is a fun way to feel like you’re going out to a fancy Italian restaurant, but actually staying healthy at home. Pair it with a green salad and a thin slice of a whole-wheat baguette to get the full ‘restaurant’ experience.”
Since you want meals that will keep you on track for your weight loss goals, you probably realize that knowing which veggies will increase your metabolism would be an incredibly important thing to know. After all, this will speed up your weight loss and you definitely want that, right?
Renowned nutrition researcher John Barban’s focus is unique because he looks at optimizing the female metabolism in a way that addresses the very things that make you unique — from your lifestyle, to your beginning body shape, to what you eat and more.
John has discovered what he calls the “5 wonder veggies for women” which boost women’s metabolisms in a massive way, leading to them to reach their goals faster than they ever thought possible. Learn the 5 veggies in this video (they’re listed at about the 1:05 mark).
With so many options here, there’s guaranteed to be more than a few healthy options you’ll absolutely love. Make sure to pin anything that looks tasty so you can try it soon or sometime in the future!