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There are light recipes that, even if you are not on a diet, it is worth knowing, if only to avoid eating the same things over and over again. And if you are following a low-calorie diet, the menus can sometimes be really frustrating. In the morning you eat your usual two rusks with an invisible veil of jam, a fruit snack, 50 grams of pasta with vegetables at lunch and so until the end of the day, with dishes that leave very little room for taste.
Let’s face it, your taste buds are probably already holding a protest rally. And how to blame them? To brighten up your day, we decided to share some light recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, because being on a diet doesn’t necessarily mean giving up on flavor. In fact, you can combine the various ingredients and lower calorie foods in a creative and greedy way.
So, roll up your sleeves, tie your apron and get the spoons ready!
Light breakfast recipes: what to eat?
Before discovering what to eat for breakfast to lose weight, let’s dispel a myth: eating little or very little is not the right solution to lose weight in a healthy way. And skipping breakfast, well, that’s one of the worst moves if your goal is to lose weight. There Breakfast it should not be skipped, but must be prepared with all the necessary nutrients.
A light breakfast it will therefore include low calorie foods, but at the same time it will have to include carbohydrates, proteins and fats, as well as the inevitable vitamins and mineral salts. So let’s see what to eat for breakfast to lose weight.
Breakfast with Greek yogurt and fresh fruit
To get your fill of protein, you might choose to eat nutritious Greek yogurt for breakfast. The ideal could be a nice mix based on yogurt, perhaps homemade, dried fruit and fresh fruit.
Pour the Greek yogurt into a bowl, then top with your favorite ingredients to make one
breakfast bowl delicious. Finally, accompany it all with a good tea without sugar and start the day with energy and taste.
Porridge, for a (light) English breakfast
And let’s move on to a slightly more elaborate breakfast. Let’s prepare a good one porridge, also called “oat soup”, A typically Anglo-Saxon breakfast that is nutritious and complete from a nutritional point of view. To make your breakfast porridge you will need:
- Oat flakes: 140 grams
- Milk: 220 grams
- Water: 220 grams
- Dried fruit
- Dark chocolate
Soak the oat flakes for an hour, then, when they are well softened, boil them in a saucepan with milk until you get a creamy mixture. Let it cool slightly and pour it all into a bowl. Season to your liking, for example with chopped nuts, dark chocolate, a teaspoon of honey, fresh fruit (bananas and apples are ideal), goji berries and so on.
What to eat for a light lunch?
And after starting the day with a nutritious breakfast, let’s see the light recipes for lunch. Again, what matters most is not getting up from the table with hunger, nor with an excessive sense of satiety. In short, as in everything, moderation is the key to success (even and especially when we follow a diet).
From vegetables to fish, let’s see some light and quick recipes for a simple and nutritious lunch and dinner.
Baked vegetable meatballs
Let’s start with healthy ones Vegetable meatballs, a dish that will also appeal to your children and a partner who is particularly “allergic” to vegetables. The preparation of this dish involves cooking in the oven, for a light but at the same time delicious result: seeing is believing.
So let’s see what are the ingredients and the procedure to follow.
- 250 g Potatoes
- 45 g Cauliflower
- 50 grams of peas
- 45 g Broccoli
- 45 g Pumpkin
- 1 carrot
- 40 grams of breadcrumbs
- 25 grams of Parmesan
- Breadcrumbs to “bread” the meatballs
For the preparation of Vegetable meatballs you will need to wash and peel the potatoes, carrots, squash, broccoli and cauliflower. Put all the vegetables to boil in a pan with water only. When the potatoes are done, take them out of the pot and mash them. Let the remaining ingredients cook.
At this point, add the other cooked and drained vegetables, then add the breadcrumbs and cheese. Mix everything well using a fork, and – if necessary – add more breadcrumbs to make the mixture more compact.
Then, add the salt and the spices to your liking to flavor everything. You could add flavor by breaking up a few parsley leaves.
With your hands, take a small amount of dough and start creating the meatballs. Roll them in breadcrumbs and place them in a previously oiled baking dish. Put everything in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes.
When cooked, let it cool for a few minutes and enjoy with a good tomato salad. Alternatively, you can also try recipes of excellent vegan meatballs, naturally without milk or eggs, therefore even lighter and more digestible.
Light recipes: the chicken and avocado salad
This recipe is very simple, so simple that it often ends up in oblivion, and it’s a real shame! Find out which ingredients are needed for the preparation of our light chicken salad.
- Chicken breast
- Cherry tomatoes
- Croutons of bread.
First of all, grill the chicken breast with just a pinch of salt. Then, cut it into strips and set it aside in a bowl with a drizzle of oil, parsley and lemon juice. Prepare the avocado now. Peel the fruit and cut it into cubes, then also cut the cherry tomatoes. Combine the ingredients with the chicken and mix to blend the flavors.
You can accompany this dish with homemade croutons. Et voilà, your quick and light lunch is ready.
Light recipes: ideas for dinner
And finally, what to eat to lose weight at dinner? In short, what can we do that is tasty and light? Too many people think that to lose weight it is necessary to skip dinner or just drink herbal tea before bed.
Also in this case it is an unbalanced and unhealthy approach to food. Dinner is – like breakfast and lunch – an important meal, during which it is essential to enjoy nutritious and complete dishes.
So let’s see what are some ideas for healthy and delicious “diet friendly” recipes!
For a light and nutritious dinner we make excellent stuffed tomatoes. The procedure, as you will see, is very simple and the preparation is really fast. But no more chat… we are hungry! So let’s prepare our light recipe.
- 4 large, ripe tomatoes
- Feta: 200 grams
- Spelled: 100 grams
- Fresh chives
- Extra virgin olive oil
Wash and dry thoroughly i tomatoes, then cut off the top (which we will call the “lid”) and set it aside. Empty the tomato of its internal pulp (you could use it to prepare a soup, a vegetable soup or a risotto), add some salt into each tomato and let it rest upside down.
In the meantime, you can cook the spelled for 20 minutes in a pot with water and salt. When cooked, drain the spelled and let it cool. Season it with extra virgin olive oil, chop the aromatic herbs and add them to the dish. Cut the feta into small cubes and add it to the farro. Mix all the ingredients well.
At this point, it’s time to stuff the tomatoes. Pour one or two tablespoons of the dressing you just prepared, add a drizzle of oil, a leaf of basil, put the “hat” on the tomatoes and bring them to the table!
Swordfish with sesame
For lovers of fish, finally, let’s prepare a simple, light and really delicious recipe. The ingredients are few and the procedure is very easy. So let’s find out how to prepare swordfish with sesame.
- Swordfish steaks
- Sesame seeds
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Lemon juice
First of all, marinate the swordfish in a dish where you will have poured oil and lemon juice. Dip the fish and let it marinate for about 15 minutes. At this point, pass the slices of swordfish in sesame seeds for a light and crunchy breading. Leave a non-stick pan to heat on the stove and, when it is hot enough, put the slices to cook. When cooked, add a pinch of salt, put everything on the plate and enjoy your fish dinner with a good mixed salad.
This dish could be one of your favorite summer light recipes, don’t you agree? But even in the middle of winter, of course, it’s great.
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