Healthy eating for weight loss spans to all hours of the day, meaning that in order to see visible results in your body it’s important to make sure that you’re eating a well balanced diet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. While breakfast is often touted as the most important meal of the day, in reality they all hold equal importance in maintaining healthy habits and setting yourself up for success. If you’ve found yourself in a weight loss plateau and need some meal inspiration to spice up your diet while torching calories, these are the five meals you should try out this week to make healthy eating easy.
Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken Bowl
Chicken is a wonderful lean protein source that will prolong satiety and fuel your body for weight loss. Throw your ingredients into the crockpot on Sunday night and you’ll be set for the week with a filling and delicious meal that provides you with ample protein, healthy fat, and carbs to effectively lose weight while still eating good food.
Ingredients: Chicken breast, teriyaki sauce, cornstarch, red bell pepper, snow peas, broccoli, white onion, garlic, olive oil, sesame seed oil, salt, pepper, rice, water
Healthy Taco Salad
Taco salads are a delicious and healthy twist on traditional tacos, packed with more veggies so you can eat the rainbow without skimping on flavor. Ground turkey is another lean protein source, and avocado provides a dose of healthy fat to this colorful and filling meal.
Ingredients: Ground turkey, taco seasoning, black beans, corn, tomatoes, shredded cheese, romaine lettuce, tortilla strips, avocado, salsa
Peanut Chicken Power Bowls
Another colorful meal, this sweet and savory bowl packs a punch with a variety of vegetables and protein to keep you full long after eating, limiting the need for snacking after lunch. Make this dish in bulk for leftovers throughout the week and work towards easy, healthy weight loss–you won’t get bored of this flavorful recipe.
Ingredients: Soy sauce, lime, rice vinegar, honey, chili-garlic paste, peanut butter, sesame oil, quinoa, water, kosher salt, skinless chicken, olive oil, black pepper, purple cabbage, carrot, English cucumber, cilantro, roasted peanuts, lime
Hummus Avocado Sandwich
Healthy fats are essential for weight loss, so this vegetarian lunch option is perfect to fit the bill. If you struggle to get your daily serving of greens in, try adding extra veggies into a sandwich to bulk up your meal while nourishing your body. This recipe is perfect for those days when you need something quick and easy that will fill you up and provide you with ample energy for the coming hours.
Ingredients: Bread, avocado, kosher salt, plain hummus, tomato, cucumber, broccoli sprouts
Lemon Pepper Tofu Buddha Bowl
If you follow a plant-based diet, this buddha bowl will quickly become a staple in your lunch menu. Tofu is a great source of protein derived from soy, and packed with vegetables and a base of farro this bowl is nutrient dense and filling, making it easier to temper overeating and lose weight effortlessly.
Ingredients: Farro, water, olives, pickled red onion, tofu, lemon pepper, broccoli, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, hummus, mustard, lemon juice