Are you in need of some great recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that are low in fat and calories? We’ve got you. What’s great about these recipes listed below is that they are also full of antioxidants, which help your body stay in its best shape, and more able to carry about its basic processes.
These foods all fall into “clean eating,” so between eating these, drinking a ton of water, and working out, you’re bound to drop weight and have glowing skin, longer hair, and healthy nails.
1. Avocado Chicken Lettuce Wraps
These delicious wraps are perfect for lunch and can be made for a backyard pool party, a day at the beach with the girls, or even to take to the office for lunch. All you’ll need is boneless, skinless chicken breast, olive oil, mango lime seasoning blend, avocado, lime juice, hot salsa, cilantro, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and romaine lettuce leaves. What’s healthy about these is that they are low in calories and fat, and nix the carbs with the use of lettuce instead of bread to wrap it all up. Avocado has a ton of health benefits, including having vitamin K, folate, and potassium, as well as a good amount of healthy fats.
2. Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal
Blueberries are antioxidant powerhouses, and this version of baked steel cut oatmeal uses blueberries and coconut for sweetness. It’s also gluten free for anyone who has sensitivity to gluten and would rather not have it or simply just cannot have it. You’ll need water, unsweetened coconut milk, coconut oil, steel cut oats (gluten free), vanilla extract, sea salt, fresh or frozen blueberries, and unsweetened shredded coconut. It’s super easy to make and only takes about half an hour, so you can get up in the morning and make it before work. This is the perfect start to your morning and will have you feeling good all day.
3. Mediterranean Tostadas
All you need for these bad boys are olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, salt and pepper, boneless chicken breast, wheat pita rounds, hummus, tomato, cucumber, cilantro, and fat-free yogurt. These super healthy tostadas can be eaten for breakfast or lunch, and will keep you full. There is very little fat and calories. It's perfect for any diet regimen. Just whip them up in about 20 minutes and you’ve got yourself a meal that is easy to eat on the go.
4. Quinoa Cilantro Cranberry Chicken Salad
Quinoa and cranberries are super healthy foods, with quinoa delivering 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per cup, and cranberries are known antioxidants. This unique salad full of flavors uses water, quinoa, red and yellow bell pepper, red onion, curry powder, cilantro, lime, sliced almonds, carrots, cranberries, and salt and pepper. It uses quite a few ingredients, I know, but it’s totally worth it.
5. Lentil, Kale, and Sweet Potato Stew
In the mood for something warm and comforting? Make a batch of this soup made with green lentils, vegetable stock, carrots, sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, bay leaf, thyme, salt, and kale. Kale is one hell of an antioxidant known for its incredibly high amount of vitamin K, A, and C, and garlic is known for its ability to fight the common cold. If you’re feeling a little under the weather, or have been stressed lately and it’s beginning to take a toll on your immune system, this soup is sure to have you feeling better in no time.
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