Weight loss is usually a struggle for many since they fail to understand how to diet the right way. For instance, many people believe that proteins are bad for your diet. However, proteins are highly recommended if you’re trying to lose weight. Apart from maintaining an active lifestyle, a proper diet is a key part of your weight loss journey. It’s important to eat the right foods and the right portions. Salads are some of the best foods to eat when trying to lose weight. While all salads are weight loss foods, there are some that are recommended for lunch and dinner. Here are some recipes for great salad recipes for weight loss.
Grilled Chicken And Avocado Salad
This recipe is loaded with proteins which guarantees to fill you up while keeping your calorie count low. Additionally, avocado is a superfood that is packed with tons of nutrients including healthy omega-3 oil and vitamin E. Combined with chicken, this salad is not only delicious but quite healthy.
Preheat the grill, place the chicken on, and grill for 3 minutes on each side. Remove from the grill and shred into pieces then place in a medium bowl. For the dressing, combine the oil, honey, and lemon juice in a small bowl and whisk together. Season with salt and pepper. Place the chopped lettuce on a plate, and top it with the grilled chicken and avocado slices. Sprinkle with the sliced basil leaves, drizzle the dressing and serve.
Turkey BLT Salad
Turkey BLT salad is one of the most popular salads since it’s easy to make and the ingredients are readily available. It’s also super tasty and will satisfy even the pickiest eater. To make it healthier, replace the white bread with brown bread and use low-fat mayonnaise.
Preheat the oven. Toss the bread cubes with the olive oil, place on a baking sheet, and bake for about 10 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Cook the bacon for 7 to 10 minutes. Grill the turkey then cut it into cubes. Combine the tomato, cucumber, turkey, bacon, lettuce, and bread in a large salad bowl. Toss lightly. Combine the mayonnaise, yogurt, and parsley in a bowl and mix well. add it to the salad and mix then serve.
Roasted Vegetable, Steak Salad
This recipe is the perfect balance of carbs, proteins, and veggies. Additionally, if you’re craving some hearty and warming food but you’re on a diet, this is an ideal choice. The warmth of a delicious roasted steak and potatoes will leave your mouth watering.
Preheat the oven then place the green beans and onions on one tray and the carrots and potatoes on another. Toss with olive oil, season with salt and pepper then roast for 12 minutes for beans and onions and 20 minutes for carrots and potatoes. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Add olive oil to a pan then add the steak. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. let it cool then cut it into strips. Add the lettuce and roasted vegetables to a bowl. Season with vinegar and salt then toss. Place the steak on top of the vegetables and add the remaining vinegar.
Cabbage With Spicy Peanut Dressing Salad
This salad is crunchy, delicious, and most importantly, low in fat which makes it a great weight-loss meal. The spicy peanut dressing adds a punch to the salad. The combination of sesame seeds, cashew nuts, and avocado provides the necessary nutrients for a well-balanced meal.
Combine the cabbages, carrots, avocado, and half the herbs in a large bowl. Mix the peanut butter, garlic, ginger, white vinegar, soy sauce, honey, hot sauce, and sesame oil for the dressing in a separate bowl, adding more water to thin it if necessary. Toss the salad mixture with the peanut sauce and top with the remaining cilantro and basil leaves, cashews, and sesame seeds.
Mediterranean Watermelon Salad
Fruit salads are also ideal for weight loss. However, they are not as filling which can make you feel hungry within a few hours. This fruit salad recipe contains watermelon, which keeps you feeling full for longer. It’s also super low in calories to ensure that you stick to your diet plan.
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