6 Weight Loss Dinner Dishes You Can Include In Your Diet
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Managing weight seems to be one of the daunting tasks as it needs a proper balance of diet and exercise. Although you may be doing rigorous exercise in the beginning, you may not always seem to get the desired result. This is because you’re failing to maintain a proper diet. 

Often, people follow a diet throughout the day; however, they break down at the end and indulge themselves in eating unhealthy food. This can be avoided if a balanced dinner that is nutritious and delicious can be added to the palate. A well-balanced dinner allows you to keep your appetite satisfied while meeting nutritional ends. When following a weight loss regime, it must be noted that dinner serves as the last opportunity to fuel the body with essential nutrients. Prioritise nutritious and portion-controlled dinners while carrying out the weight loss journey.   

Here are some of the weight-loss dinner recipes that you can enjoy:   

  • Ragi Dosa   

Dosa is one of the South Indian staples made in every household. Ragi dosa is a twist to the traditional rosa made of rice and urad dal. This dosa is made of ragi, which is also known as finger millet. Ragi flour is used in the recipe. According to the Journal Of Food Science And Technology in their article, ‘Health benefits of finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.) polyphenols and dietary fibre: a review,’ ragi is rich in dietary fibre, which aids in digestion and keeps you full for a longer period of time. Ragi dosa can be accompanied by sambar and coconut chutney.   

  • Oats Khichdi   

Khichdi is one of the nutritious meals that can be enjoyed with dinner. It can be made more nutritious by incorporating oats instead of rice in the khichdi. The food journal named ‘A Review of Health-Beneficial Properties of Oats’ in MDPI states that the presence of dietary fibres in this whole grain aids in reducing obesity. Oats promote a feeling of fullness and lead to better digestion. Besides, the addition of vegetables like carrots, peas, and spinach further boosts the nutrient content in the body.    

  • Roasted Chicken   

One of the nutritious ways to incorporate chicken into our diet is by roasting it. Chicken is rich in protein and has a relatively low-calorie count. Instead of preparing butter chicken or oily chicken gravy, opt for roasted chicken along with some sautéed vegetables, which further enhance the nutritional value and add fibre to the diet. You can season roasted chicken with some herbs and spices for added flavour. 

  • Tomato Soup And Bread Toast   

Tomato soup, when paired with whole grain bread toast, can make a satisfying and weight-loss dinner option. Tomato soup is low in calories and high in water content, which helps you stay full for a longer time without adding excess calories to your diet. Moreover, whole grains are rich in fibre, which aids in digestion and satisfies your appetite. Opt for whole grain instead of refined grain bread.   

  • Sprout Salad   

Sprouts are rich in fibre, promoting satiety and keeping you full for longer. Besides, sprouts are low in fat and calories and high in protein, making them an ideal weight-loss food. The addition of vegetables to the salad adds volume, texture, and flavour while providing essential nutrients. The lightness and the freshness of the salad make it easy to digest without making you feel bloated or heavy.   

  • No Oil Fish Curry   

When you’re on a weight loss journey, the ingredient that you plan to make minimal or no use of is oil. You can reduce the calorie intake by omitting oil from the dish curry while providing essential nutrients and protein from the fish. Fish is a lean protein source that helps you stay full and satisfied. You can enhance the curry's flavour by adding turmeric, ginger, garlic, chilli powder, and other spices. Pair this fish curry with a small portion of brown rice.