Healthy Dinner Recipes: It is maybe ironic that people don’t often consider healthy foods as weight loss foods. Healthy foods are foods that give you an appropriate amount of nutrition of all types, inclusive of fats and carbohydrates; however, it is these very carbohydrates and fats that weight loss enthusiasts revolt against, without realizing how essential they are.
It is important to underline, often repeatedly, that the body does in fact need certain types of essential fats, and most definitely needs carbohydrates. The key is to get the right kind and the right amount of all nutritional substances, since doing so will ensure that you lose weight without having to resort to unhealthy dietary techniques that may prove detrimental to your health in the long run.
Here, are 2 recipes that will help you achieve exactly that. Now, you can eat healthy food while at the same time losing weight. In the long run, this means that you maintain the upkeep of your health in every manner, weight-wise and even otherwise. If nothing else, you can always just try these recipes to check out if they enthral your taste buds appreciably enough.
Healthy Dinner Recipes – 1
Recipes Stir-fried chicken
Ingredients for Stir-fried chicken
- 1 quarter cup of chopped basil leaves
- A couple of cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoonful of chopped ginger
- About a pound of boneless chicken (preferably skinless), cut lengthwise
- A cup of chicken stock
- Three spring onions, along with their green portions
- cut mint petals
- 1 diced eggplant
- About two tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 chopped regular onion
- A cut red bell pepper and a cut yellow bell pepper
- Some soy sauce as per taste and colour
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Making the recipe :
Mix the basil, ginger, green onions, garlic and a quarter of the chicken stock in a blender until the mixture obtains the texture of a mince. In the meanwhile, heat a spoonful of olive oil in a pan on a medium flame. Once heated, add the eggplant, onion and bell peppers and sauté it for about ten minutes before taking it off the pan. Set both these items aside, such that the vegetable is maintained warm.
Now, add the remaining oil to the pan and heat again. Once heated, add the basil based mince and sauté for a minute before adding the chicken and soy sauce. Sauté this again for about two minutes and then add the remaining chicken stock. Bring this new mixture to a boil; then cool it a little and add the eggplant to the pan and stir slowly until the entire mixture is cooked. Use the remaining part of the green onions as garnish.
Unlike red meat, chicken meat does not contain high amounts of cholesterol, while still giving you essential proteins. Meanwhile, the eggplant supplies the body with a handy amount of vitamins, minerals and fibre, while the many spices used in this preparation induce weight loss by accelerating metabolism.
The olive oil, as discussed previously, proves a good substitute for other cooking oils due to its omega-3 content. As a result of this, this dish serves as a meal rich in the nutrition of all kinds, including proteins from the chicken, and vitamins and minerals from the vegetables, while still bringing about weight loss thanks to the numerous spices like garlic, ginger, peppers, mint and basil.
Healthy Dinner Recipes -2
Recipes – Perfect Grilled Cod
Ingredients for grilled cod
- One tablespoon of basil
- Half a tablespoon of minced parsley
- 1/2 a cup of spicy bell peppers
- Half a teaspoon of regular black pepper
- A few cloves of garlic
- 3 ounces of baked or broiled cod
- One tablespoon of olive oil
- A cup of chopped spinach
- Onecup of shredded kohlrabi
- Half a cup of celery
- Half a cup of diced carrots
- A few pieces of a grapefruit and a few pieces of an orange
- The zest and juice of a lemon (one), lime and orange (half of each).
Making the recipe: Healthy Dinner Recipes
Preheat a clean grill to about 200 degrees (Fahrenheit). Put the pieces of cod on a pan and gently brush the pan with olive oil, ensure that you don’t put the oil directly above the codpieces (this may make the fish absorb more oil than is necessary for cooking). Place the pan inside the grill and increase the temperature. Leave the pan inside for about 10-odd minutes, or until a fork goes through the fish pieces and comes out cleanly; ideally, the fish should reach a temperature of about 150 degrees Fahrenheit before you take the pan out.
Now, put the other ingredients in a separate bowl and mix them well; plate this salad out and top it up with the cooked codpieces, and the pieces of orange and grapefruit. You could also use other ingredients for the topping as per taste.
Codfish and olive oil contain omega-3 fatty acids, a healthy kind of fat that is essential for brain health and also helps in fat synthesis while citric fruits contain a high amount of vitamin C and fibre, besides other vital vitamins and minerals; all these nutrients stated above are also obtained from the other greens that go into making this dish.
Besides, fish is high in proteins, and low in cholesterol and other fats that are detrimental to weight loss, due to which they are often touted as a healthy substitute for red meat. Also worth noting is that peppers and garlic help the body lose weight by accelerating its metabolism. Thus, by eating this preparation as a meal, you are getting a lot of essential nutrition, while still losing weight.