4 Healthy Lunch Ideas For Weight Loss | Easy Healthy Recipes

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Bored of the usual turkey with tomato for lunch? Or feeling like sandwiches aren't what your waistline needs, Today we have for you 4 healthy lunch ideas for weight loss. Delicious lunches that you can make in 20 minutes or less that suit your diet.

1 Shrimp with peppers and zucchini recipe 230 calories (1 serving)

Ingredients

  • 3.5 oz shrimp (peeled and deveined) = 4.5 oz Shrimp Unpeeled
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, chopped
  • 1 garlic cloves, diced
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp dried oregano
  • Optional garnish: chopped parsley

Preparation

  1. Add water and a slice of lime to a large stockpot set over medium heat. Bring to a boil and allow to boil for 5 minutes. Stir in the raw shrimp, cover and remove from heat. Allow to rest for about 4 minutes, until all the shrimp are cooked through. Pour the shrimp and liquid into a colander to strain, peel and set a side.
  2. On medium heat cook onions and bell peppers in skillet with 1 tsp of olive oil and garlic for about 1 minute.Add zucchini,cook and cover for about 10 minutes until zucchini is cooked, but still firm.
  3. Uncover and add the spices and mix well. Add the cooked shrimp and mix well.
  4. Remove from heat, garnish with parsley and serve hot

2 Cauliflower fried rice 240 calories (1 serving)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 1/4 cup cup carrots diced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower, grated
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup Red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup Yellow bell pepper

Preparation

  1. In a large pan, cook the onion and bell peppers in olive oil with ginger for about 1 minute on medium heat.
  2. Add carrots ,cook and cover for about 7-9 minutes until carrots is cooked.
  3. Uncover and add the spices and mix well. Add the cauliflower and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Spread the mixture towards the edge of the pan, creating a well in the center.
  5. Pour the beaten eggs into the well, stirring only the eggs until they are cooked then mix in.
  6. Take off the heat, and serve.

3 Creamy pasta with spinach recipe 330 calories (1 serving

Ingredients

  • 2.5 whole wheat penne pasta uncooked
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tsp olive oil
  • 4 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/8 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp dried basil
  • pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • salt pepper to taste
  • 1 Tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 oz spinach
  • 1 tbsp water

Preparation

  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  2. On medium heat cook onions in skillet with 1 tsp of olive oil with garlic for about 1 minute.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, and 1 tbsp water and stir until the tomato paste is dissolved into the sauce.
  4. Add the spices and mix well. Turn the heat down to low. add the cream cheese the tomato sauce and stir the sauce until the cream cheese has fully melted in and the sauce is creamy.
  5. Add the spinach and gently stir it into the sauce and coveruntil it has wilted (3 minutes).
  6. Uncover and add the pasta and stir until it is well coated in the creamy tomato sauce.
  7. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm.

4 Taco rice recipe 350 calories (1 serving)

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 oz pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 tsp taco seasoning (see below for taco seasoning)
  • Salt and Black pepper
  • 1/4 cup corn kernels
  • 1/3 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp grated cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 1/4 cup green onions

Ingredientfor taco seasoning

  • 1/4 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cumin

Preparation

  1. On medium heat cook onions and ground turkey in skillet with 1 tsp of olive oil, breaking up the turkey with a wooden spoon, until cooked through. until it's no longer pink.
  2. Add crushed tomatoes taco seasoning salt and black pepper and and mix well.
  3. Add the coked rice green onions corn kernels.
  4. Stir and fry the mixture until heated through and combined and serve.
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