5 Easy low-calorie meals for healthy weight loss

Are you too busy to cook fancy dishes and simultaneously trying to lose a few pounds? Take a look at the recipes suggested below. Using only easy-to-find ingredients, you can make 5 different meals that are quick, simple, and low in calories.

Easy Low-Calorie Meals for Healthy Weight Loss

Chicken skewers

Chicken skewers with peas

Ingredients:

– Chicken breast
– Potatoes
– Bell-peppers
– Frozen peas
– Salt
– Pepper
– Dry rosemary leaves
– Fresh dill
– Olive oil
– 1 chopped garlic clove

Cooking Instructions:

Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces. Mix them with a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Assemble them on skewers along with slices of bell peppers and potatoes. Bake in the oven in a tray with aluminum foil.

Boil the peas for 10 minutes, then drain the water. Add a few drops of olive oil, chopped garlic and dill. Mix well and serve with the chicken skewers.

Oven-baked vegetable mix and quinoa

Ingredients:

– Sliced red and yellow bell peppers.
– Sliced zucchini
– Any cheese that melts
– Sliced red onions
– Black olives
– Olive oil
– ½ cup of tomato juice
– Salt
– Black pepper
– ½ cup of boiled quinoa

Cooking Instructions:

Place the vegetables in layers in a non-stick oven pot. Add salt, pepper, and the cheese on top (grated or thin slices). Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and leave 10 more minutes until the top is golden brown.

Boil the quinoa for 10 minutes in 1 cup of water with salt. Remove the water and mix with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper.

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Red lentils and curry soup

Ingredients:

– 1 red onion
– 1 cup of red lentils
– Olive oil
– 1 garlic clove
– 1 carrot
– Sea salt
– Black pepper
– 1 teaspoon of curry
– Water (quantity depends on desired consistency)
– Fresh parsley leaves

Instructions:

Saute the chopped onions, carrots and garlic in a pot for 2-3 minutes. Add the lentils, curry and cover with water (if you want the soup thinner, add more). Boil until the lentils are cooked. Add salt, pepper, and freshly chopped parsley.

Vegetable and brown rice salad

Ingredients:

– ½ cup of brown rice
– 1 cup of frozen vegetable mix (any kind you like)
– 4-5 cherry tomatoes
– Salt
– Pepper
– Olive oil
– Fresh mint leaves
– 1 teaspoon paprika (optional)

Cooking Instructions:

Wash the brown rice thoroughly, boil it, and drain the water. Boil the frozen vegetables for 10 minutes and drain the water. Mix the rice and vegetables, adding salt, pepper, sliced cherry tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and finely chopped mint.

Salmon medallions

Oven-baked salmon medallions with vegetables

Ingredients:

– 2 salmon medallions
– 3 carrots
– 2 celery sticks
– 1 potato
– Olive oil
– Fresh parsley
– Salt
– Pepper
– Dry thyme

Cooking Instructions:

In a non-stick oven, place the sliced vegetables on the bottom and add the salmon medallions. Add ¼ cup of water, salt, pepper, and thyme. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes. Serve with finely chopped parsley on top.

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