Eating healthy can be difficult, especially if you have specific weight loss or fat loss goals. Maintaining and adhering to a calorie deficit diet and hitting your macronutrient goals are the most important aspects of a weight loss eating plan, but this becomes difficult and psychologically stressful when your meals are bland, flavorless and hard to choke down. These five healthy, low-calorie dinner recipes will help you stick to your weight loss goals and get the vital protein and micronutrients you need to keep your body functioning at an optimal level.
Chicken and Vegetable Teriyaki
This chicken teriyaki dish is extremely simple, low in calories, inexpensive and—most importantly—delicious. The type of vegetables and sauce can be varied to match your specific nutrient goals and also make it very versatile to all people’s pallets. The chicken provides a much needed protein punch that is not only satiating but is also essential to muscle protein synthesis and changing body composition.
Loaded with veggies and packed with protein, this delicious lasagna recipe is gluten-free and low in carbohydrates, which makes it much lower in calories than traditional lasagna and also is ketogenic and paleo-friendly.
Garlic Parmesan Salmon and Asparagus
Super simple and with only 5 net grams of carbs, this salmon and asparagus meal is a perfect quick dinner for a dieter who’s pressed for time. The salmon provides heart and brain healthy omega-3s and B-vitamins while the asparagus is packed with antioxidants, fiber and vitamins that are essential to your health. This meal is quick, easy, extremely healthy and does not spare any flavor as the garlic and parmesan blend perfectly.
Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken
A delicious and tangy chicken recipe that, when combined with a side salad or served with rice, can be a delicious low-calorie dinner. The recipe only costs about $8 to make and is packed with protein, vitamins and flavor.
Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Whoever invented buffalo-style chicken is a god. This buffalo chicken recipe is a delicious and light recipe compared to the traditional version and, when wrapped in lettuce, it is low-carb and much lower in calories.