Low in calorific value but high on taste and bursting with flavour, these quick and healthy dinner recipes are rich in nutrients and keep you satiated – swerving your midnight cravings and aiding effective weight loss.
Often times, cutting down on food has been linked with the idea of weight loss. However, over the years, as our knowledge and awareness of nutrition has expanded into incorporating what is seasonal and available locally, we’ve come to be more aware that eating the right kind of food is, in fact, the key to losing weight effectively. Hence, having a balanced meal with the right proportion of nutrients that are essential to the well-being of your physique is necessary. Low calorie meals don’t have to necessarily mean cutting down portion sizes or compromising on satiety. Therefore, we bring you three delicious and easy dinner recipes which are tasty but do not pack on the guilt, making them perfect for those looking to lose weight.
Vegan Vegetable Curry
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This coconut-milk based curry is comforting, nutritious and flavoursome all at once. Rich in nutrients, you can pair the curry with brown rice or multigrain rotis, for the perfect light but filling supper that is quick to make and can be done with any combination of vegetables of your choice. Use whatever you have lying in the fridge – from carrots, zucchini, pumpkin, broccoli, green peas and cauliflower – pretty much all kinds of vegetables work for the recipe.
This one pot recipe is simple and combines the classic flavour combination of spinach and cheese, except that the cheese has been swapped with fresh paneer. Perfect for those who are on a keto diet or people who wish to skip the carbohydrates during dinner time, this baked vegetarian recipe is going to be one of your go-to dinner recipes for its simplicity and complex flavours.
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For all your protein needs while trying to lose weight, including this delicious variation of chicken in your diet is much better than eating a boring steak of bland grilled chicken. Ideal to enjoy with dosas, rice or plain old chapatis, this chicken stew is a versatile recipe that can be tweaked according to the taste preferences of your family as well as yourself. Want a kick of spice? Add a chopped fresh red chilli or pinch of smoked paprika for a kick.