(Updated Jan. 16, 2023. Originally posted on Dec. 18, 2013.)
One of the most popular questions I am asked is, “What are some easy and healthy recipes for weight loss?” I answer, “Eating meals containing mostly whole foods and be sure to include protein in every meal.”
Many people juggle busy schedules and don’t have all day to spend in the kitchen. I totally get it. Below you will find five resources for tasty, fun, easy recipes to help you lose weight.
What exactly makes a recipe a weight loss recipe? More balanced nutrients, mainly consisting of whole food ingredients and are generally leaner so they are lower in calories.
There is no specific food that makes you lose weight. Weight loss happens through a calorie deficit. You can actually lose weight off chocolate bars as long as you ate in a daily deficit over a period of time. However, that would not be very nutritious.
So when trying to lose weight, it can greatly help to find recipes lower in calories overall that are simple to make without sacrificing satisfying flavours and textures.
Click It ➡ VegaN Recipes for Weight Loss
If you’re working to reach your optimal weight you’ll need a foolproof plan to get there. Healthy weight management doesn’t have to be painful—this simple plant-based meal plan will take out the guesswork of fueling your body. While there aren’t a ton of recipes on this specific page, the recipes are simple and nicely organized. Read more about this on their website.
Click It ➡ Slimming Smoothies
Start by sipping one of these nutrient-packed smoothies! Loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables, these easy-to-make drinks will help you energize in just minutes. I am a smoothie junky as they are quick, nutritious, mainly raw, and a great way to get a lot of food into my little body in no time. These smoothie recipes are da bomb!
Click It ➡ Whole Food Recipes
Losing weight and keeping the pounds off isn’t a quick or easy process but a few simple tricks can be a big help along the way. These recipes are fun, have lots of variety, and the food combinations are fantastic.
Click It ➡ Raw Food Recipes
This is one of my fav sources for raw food recipes. Raw food is proving to be very effective at helping people lose weight and meet their daily nutritional needs. I am not a huge fan of making big-ass raw food meals but I can do the simple quick stuff. What can be quicker than grabbing a banana and a handful of almonds as you are running out the door?
Click It ➡ THE RECIPE MATCHMAKER
If you are still having trouble finding that perfect recipe for you, why don’t you try this wonderful online tool by Hello Fresh called The Recipe Matchmaker. I personally love how easy it is to use. Have fun exploring new recipes.
I would love to know if you try any of the recipes within the links I posted above. What was your favourite? Your least favourite? Did you try something new? Also, please let me know if these recipes help you on your journey to losing weight and feeling great. If you have a favourite one of your own, please share it below.
And before you go, check out my weight loss recipe video tutorials on YouTube here and watch the video below to see how I make my Korean Style Turkey Meatball recipe.