Do you think you’re doing everything right? Are you exercising 5-6 times a week, eating clean foods, and getting enough sleep every night? Well, then perhaps you’re not losing the weight you wanted to lose because of something else: meal planning. Planning out your meals can be essential to losing weight if you’re having trouble eating the correct portion sizes. That’s where these 7 clean eating weight loss recipes to add to your weekly meal plan come into play.
If you’re already meal planning, but still not losing the weight, perhaps your meal planning needs a few adjustments. Now, don’t be embarrassed. This is a common problem. I, myself, had this problem when I first started my health and fitness journey years ago. I found myself in a funk–a plateau, if you will. The thought that I was doing everything right was in my mind. Turns out, though, I wasn’t doing everything right. My issue was in my food.
I thought I was eating healthy food, but I could’ve been eating a lot healthier and a lot less. If you’re in the same boat, then these clean eating weight loss recipes to add to your weekly meal plan are right up your alley!
Whether you’re new to the health and fitness tool of meal planning or feel that you may not be using it correctly, our Guide to Healthy Meal Planning is a good place to go before reading this article. After learning the basics, you’re ready to get cookin’!
Why don’t we start off this list of clean eating weight loss recipes to add to your weekly meal plan with the first meal of the day? Breakfast! It is, after all, the most important meal of the day.
Yes, you can have pancakes and stick to your weight loss goals, too! Our Coconut Pineapple Pancakes are made with only healthy ingredients. Plus, they’ll send your taste buds to heaven and will leave you feeling full until lunch time, too! Add them to your weekly meal plan, make sure to eat just one serving at a time, and feel fantastic about how you’re fueling your body!
After breakfast, comes lunch! Our Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry is a perfect lunch recipe to incorporate into your weekly meal plan. You can make it for lunch one day when you’re home, or whip it up for dinner and take it to work for lunch the next day. It’s delicious reheated, so you won’t be disappointed!
Shrimp is a great weight loss food because it’s high in protein, but low in calories and fat. It’ll fill you up and keep you satisfied. This recipe, along with the rest of these clean eating weight loss recipes to add to your weekly meal plan, will have you coming back for more (but not more than one serving in one sitting, of course!).
This recipe is another great lunch and/or dinner recipe that will aid in weight loss. It’s a perfect weeknight meal to include in your meal plan because it’s super easy and super quick to make. We have made meatloaf healthier by replacing ground beef with ground turkey. Ground turkey is always the healthier option because it’s just as yummy as ground beef, but has far less fat and grease.
You didn’t think I forgot about all of you vegetarians with this list, did you? Of course I didn’t! This recipe is super easy, super cheesy, super quick to make, AND vegetarian! Filling up on veggies is a great way to lose weight and since this recipe allows you to do just that, it’s a great weight loss recipe.
Let’s swing back to breakfast, shall we? We can’t have just one breakfast recipe in this list of clean eating weight loss recipes to add to your weekly meal plan. So, here’s breakfast recipe #2. Our Creamsicle Chia Seed Pudding is so sweet and delicious that it’ll have you feeling like you’re eating dessert for breakfast. The best part? You can actually eat this as a healthy dessert during the week, too! It’s cold, refreshing, and great any time of the day–especially during the summer!
This SkinnyMs recipe is great for meal planning because you can actually make it one day and use the chicken multiple days in one week. I love putting some on top of Connie and Ted’s Celebrity Salad for lunch and/or pairing some with our Easy Garlic Lemon Green Beans for dinner. It’s a meal planning win-win!
Let’s end this list of clean eating weight loss recipes to add to your weekly meal plan with a healthier take on a fan favorite: pizza. No, this is not a joke. You really can make pizza healthy. How? By making our Stuffed Bell Pepper Pizzas, of course!
Bell peppers are great for weight loss because they are full of vitamins and antioxidants, they’re great for eye health, and they help prevent anemia. So, by adding this recipe into your weekly meal plan, you can get all of those benefits and fill your mind, body, and heart with the unbeatable flavors of pizza.
All of these clean eating weight loss recipes are full of deliciousness. Now, it’s your job to make them, add them into your meal plan, and enjoy every last bite!