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5 Recipes for Weight Loss

5 recipes for weight loss

5 Recipes for Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you really need to take healthy eating seriously.

And that means cooking healthy meals at home! In order to make healthy eating part of your lifestyle, cooking with whole foods and real ingredients is a must.

Of course eating healthy also requires sufficient amounts of protein, fiber, and vitamin-rich vegetables, in addition to cutting back on fats and simple carbohydrates. So in order to help you eat better and healthier, I’m offering up 5 recipes for weight loss. You can’t go wrong with these delicious meal ideas!

5 Tasty Recipes for Weight Loss

1. Crispy Chicken Quesadillas

Ingredients: ½ Tbsp canola oil, 1 large skinless/boneless chicken breast, 1 red onion sliced, 4 oz mushrooms sliced, 1 poblana pepper seeded and sliced, 1 ½ cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, 4 medium whole grain tortillas, guacamole.

Directions: Heat a large sauté pan to medium heat. Add the oil and chicken breast (diced into small pieces) and cook until just done. Add onion, pepper, and mushroom and sauté until vegetables brown (approx. 5 minutes). Top 2 tortillas with cheese and sautéed chicken/vegetables, and cover with remaining tortillas. For that extra crispy texture, cook each quesadilla in a clean frying pan with a bit of oil.

2. Chinese Chicken Salad

Ingredients: 1 head of red cabbage, ½ Tbsp sugar, 2 cups chopped cooked chicken, 1/3 cup Asian vinaigrette, 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, ¼ cup sliced roasted almonds, 1 cup mandarin oranges.

Directions: Slice the cabbage into thin strips and toss with sugar in large bowl. Heat chicken to desired temperature, and add to cabbage. Then top with cilantro, mandarins, almond slices, and vinaigrette. Toss and serve.

3. Green Chile Cheeseburger

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