You may now eat your way to weight loss with these healthy, yet delicious dinner meal ideas.
The word dinner echoes as an expectation of a gourmet meal that is delectable and something we may hog upon. Who doesn’t like the feeling of sleeping tummy full?! But, it’s bad, really bad for your health, and you know this already. If you stay even a little bit in touch with the world of weight loss then you must have come across the saying,
‘Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dinner like a pauper.’
Now, many may misunderstand our suggestion of eating like a pauper. We are not asking you to starve. We are asking you to reduce the amount of food, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, cut down on the ‘richness’ of the food. With a little smartness you can eat your way to weight loss with healthy dinner meals. The following meals will speed up your metabolism, nourish your body and leave you feeling full. Losing weight cannot get any easier than this.
- The Green Salad – Loaded with fiber, a typical green salad, can bring amazing weight loss benefits. You need to put at least 4 greens in this salad to load it with nutrition. Put in fresh leaves of two types of lettuce, iceberg lettuce is strongly recommended, cucumbers, green olives, coriander and some mint. It will help if you cut long finger like pieces of cucumber rather than cutting them in rounds. By doing so, you will spend more time in chewing the salad. You shall feel fuller faster. Green olives are a must in this salad. These are rich in antioxidants. Lettuce bear high water content and this makes it ideal to give body to the salad. If you can’t do without tempting taste, prepare a hearty dressing – mix extra virgin olive oil, sesame seeds oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice and some honey and voila! you have your dressing. Give final touches with rock salt and black pepper.
- Broiled Salmon – If you prefer eating non-vegetarian food, you may have come across suggestions that eating seafood is any day, a healthier food choice than chicken and mutton and it also helps in losing weight. This is partially true as seafood does not directly help you lose weight. Nutrition-rich seafood items like salmon, tuna and trout assist in weight loss because they are lean proteins and bear good fats in the forms of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Salmon is considered as one of the best sources of lean protein. By consuming protein dense salmon, you shall be providing your body with a meal that makes you feel full easily. Since you are not consuming simple carbohydrates you shall lose weight. You shall kill the goodness of salmon by frying it or adding mayonnaise dressing to it. To get most out of a salmon broil it with pint of black pepper, freshly chopped green chilies and coriander. Sprinkle salt right before consuming it. Enjoy it with a cup of lemongrass or chamomile tea.
- Spicy Sprouts – Many people find quite a task to prepare sprouts at home. If you are one of those people, then hit the supermarket and get a couple of sprout packets. Chop purple onions, tomatoes and green chilies. Add cottage cheese. Add some tamarind sauce and mix it all well. Add salt if you feel the need otherwise you should try to eat it without salt, especially if you experience episodes of blood pressure. Sprouts can be prepared using any type of legumes. Kidney beans taste great as legume but these beans are high in calories. If you want to lose weight then avoid eating legumes of kidney beans. Urad dal makes great sprouts.
- Oatmeal Soup – Oatmeal can provide you with sufficient fiber to suffice your dinner cravings. For this, chop garlic and stir fry in a pan with extra virgin olive oil. To this, add chopped onions and ginger. Add a few fennel seeds. Once these ingredients look a little brown, then add oatmeal. After making the mixture more brownish, add water to get soupy look. You may increase nutrition of the soup by adding a few raisins and almonds.
To extract maximum benefits, do not eat any desserts at night. Follow the healthy dinner diet for one month to notice reduction in size of your belly.