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Weight Loss Recipes for Dinner: What to Eat and What to Avoid for a Balanced and Satisfying Meal

If you want some weight loss recipes for dinner, here are some easy and tasty ideas that are low in calories and high in nutrition. These recipes will help you feel full and happy, while also helping you lose weight.

  • Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry: This is a simple and fast recipe that you can change with your favorite vegetables and spices. You will need 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips, 2 tablespoons of low-sodium soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil, 4 cups of mixed vegetables (such as broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, and snow peas), and 2 cloves of garlic, minced. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, cornstarch, and pepper. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the chicken and cook, stirring sometimes, for about 10 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. Move to a plate and keep warm. In the same skillet, add the vegetables and garlic and cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Return the chicken to the skillet and toss to combine. Serve with brown rice or quinoa. (Serves 4, 250 calories per serving)
  • Salmon and Roasted Vegetables: This is a filling and healthy recipe that is rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. You will need 4 salmon fillets, about 4 ounces each, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of dried dill, salt and pepper to taste, 4 cups of mixed vegetables (such as Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and cherry tomatoes), 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and 2 teaspoons of dried rosemary. Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice, dill, salt, and pepper. Brush the salmon fillets with the mixture and place them on one side of the ready baking sheet. In a large bowl, toss the vegetables with the olive oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Spread them on the other side of the baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the salmon is flaky and the vegetables are tender. Serve with a green salad or whole-wheat bread. (Serves 4, 350 calories per serving)
  • Vegetable and Bean Soup: This is a warm and cozy recipe that is full of fiber and antioxidants. You will need 2 teaspoons of olive oil, 1 onion, chopped, 2 carrots, peeled and diced, 2 celery stalks, diced, 2 cloves of garlic, minced, 4 cups of low-sodium vegetable broth, 2 cups of water, 1 bay leaf, 1 teaspoon of dried thyme, 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste, 2 cups of cooked white beans, rinsed and drained, 2 cups of baby spinach, and 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring sometimes, for about 10 minutes, or until soft. Add the broth, water, bay leaf, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the beans and spinach and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the spinach is wilted. Throw away the bay leaf and stir in the parsley. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese or whole-wheat crackers.

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