Top 21 Weight Loss Dinner Recipes

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The key to losing weight is consistently making smart choices with your food–thankfully, after eating unhealthy store-bought mac ‘n’ cheese for years, I finally found this key– tasty weight loss dinner recipes.

I would constantly come home, tired and starving, and turn on the stove right away to make that mac ‘n’ cheese. If it was a good night, I’d throw a frozen pizza in the oven–so not great for my figure. Afterword, I’d find myself feeling incredibly sluggish and bloated.

This not only made falling asleep more difficult, but it also made waking up in the morning uncomfortable.

My body didn’t like the unhealthy dinners and I didn’t like my body. Once I started creating healthier dinner recipes, I started seeing my body transform for the better. Once my body started transforming for the better, so did my mood!

With this list of our top 21 weight loss dinner recipes, you will not just get a good mix of our classic healthy recipes. You will be able to nourish your body correctly and start positively transforming both your mind and that body of yours!

1. Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

This Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken is a light dinner with delicious, zesty flavor that everyone will love. One serving is only 4 Weight Watchers Smart Points and just 190 calories. Therefore, it allows you plenty of room to work other delicious foods into your day and also allows you to go to bed comfortably–without that disgusting, bloated feeling.

This means that you’ll also wake up feeling much better. You’ll jump out of bed feeling energized and ready to start your day! The post-Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken feeling is ten times better than the post-unhealthy mac ‘n’ cheese feeling. Trust me.

2. German Schnitzel, Slow Cooker Style

This schnitzel is miraculously low in both its calorie and Smart Point counts. The slow bake and careful trimming of fats is the secret to enjoying this usually incredibly unhealthy dish. This recipe uses egg whites, low-fat buttermilk, and whole wheat breadcrumbs as ingredients.

That’s a lot better than the alternative ingredients like generic breadcrumbs and full-fat buttermilk. Who needs the extra fat and unhealthy carbs? Not me, and I’m sure that you don’t either!

3. Slow Cooker Veggie Pot Pie Soup

All the comfortable flavors of a pot pie without that unhealthy, flaky crust. Stuffed full of super vegetables, this soup is sure to hit the skinny spot! It’s full of nutritious ingredients that are also incredibly warming during those chillier months. Some examples of these ingredients are:

  • Squash
  • Sweet Potato
  • Fresh Carrots
  • Onion
  • Green Beans

So many nutrients and colors! They say to “eat the rainbow” in order to be healthy, but I had no idea that eating the rainbow could taste so good!

4. Crockpot Cauliflower Fried Rice

This dish has no rice at all, drastically cutting down its calorie count and increasing the amount of vegetables eaten per bite! In fact, it’s a vegetable that replaces the rice: cauliflower! The benefits of doing this are endless, but to list a few, replacing rice with cauliflower benefits you by:

  • Decreasing the amount of carbs
  • Increasing the amount of nutrients
  • Aiding in digestion
  • Increasing the amount of fiber
  • Tasting amazing

Keep these benefits in mind when you whip up this healthy dish for the whole family. Add in some delicious onions and herbs and you’ll have a flavorful, fun dinner that everyone will love!

5. Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Gravy

Brown your chicken, and then throw everything into the crock pot to create a delicious and easy dinner. It’s a heavier dinner, but still very light on calories and good for you.

6. Fresh & Hearty Salad

Salad is a go-to meal for losing weight, but people are often left hungry after eating them and, therefore, unsatisfied with them. This salad is not one of those salads. It’s chunky and filling, and results in a satisfying eating experience. Drizzle on a little of the included dressing to turn this salad from good to great!

7. Grilled Turkey Veggie Burger

Have the full burger experience without all of the unnecessary fat and calories. Get a hearty dose of protein you can feel good about!

8. Chicken and Black Bean Chili

Losing weight doesn’t mean skipping out on meals that will stick to your  ribs and warm you to your core. This chili is packed full of light meats and vegetables that won’t pack on the pounds. It will, instead, warm you up and keep you full–the good, energizing kind of full!

9. Honey-Glazed Salmon with a Hint of Lemon

Fish are a great source of protein and omega-3 healthy fatty acids, which in turn makes them a great food in general. Salmon is especially good for you, and this low-calorie recipe makes the most of salmon’s near perfect state.

10. Asian Salad with Crispy Chicken

A simple salad that’s quick to make, and perfect for trying to keep weight off despite a busy schedule. The dressing lends it plenty of strong flavor.

11. Chicken Turmeric Soup

The perfect dish to help you watch your figure even while recovering from a bothersome illness. Turmeric, garlic, and lemon help fight disease while chicken, quinoa, and vegetables give you the proteins and vitamins you need to get back on your feet. This Chicken Turmeric Soup is the perfect meal for those chillier months!

12. Asian Chicken and Ginger Soup

Ginger has anti-nausea qualities and helps with digestive problems, making this yet another healing, healthy soup. This chicken is cooked with its bone in to increase the chicken flavor throughout the soup.

13. Sage Alfredo Sauce with Spaghetti Squash

Cauliflower subs for cream and spaghetti squash for pasta in this deceptively delicious dinner. The cheeses in the sauce keep that delicious Alfredo taste that you know and love.

14. Slow Cooker Chicken Sweet Potato Chowder

Chowders are thick and delicious, and this one is fairly hands-off thanks to its slow cooker. While chicken provides the protein in this meal, sweet potatoes provide lots of other benefits such as:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Good source of Vitamin C
  • Disease fighting
  • Supports a healthy immune system

You just can’t go wrong with this delectable dish!

15. Asian Stuffed Bell Peppers

All the delicious fillings from your favorite take-out appetizers is now crammed into the healthy and delicious shell of a bell pepper. These are simple to make and satisfy that take-out craving.

16. Skinny Bell Pepper Pizza Boats

A fantastic and tasty alternative to boring old pizza. These are simple to make, simple to eat, and are made with simple ingredients–which are the best ones!

17. Lime Rice and Beans

This recipe takes a perfect, classic meal and makes it even more perfect! These rice and beans are covered in lime, spices, and hot sauce to pack a hard punch in a very familiar package!

18. Skinny Zucchini Pasta & Baby Spinach

This is another dish where you’ll be eating the rainbow–a very delicious rainbow. Nothing better than substituting empty carbs with nutrient-packed vegetables! Enjoy these zucchini noodles and their accompanying protein-filled spinach.

19. Southwestern Stuffed Potatoes

A wholesome meal filled with protein and fiber, guaranteed to keep you full for hours after you eat. This is a filling and down-home style meal that’s still light on calories.

20. Cheesy Mushroom & Zucchini Pasta

Every once in a while, I just crave a big plate full of pasta. When that happens, this dish is one of my go-to’s! In it, antioxidant-filled zucchini yet again substitutes for regular pasta, making it a meal that lacks those empty carbs that are in normal pasta dishes.

Plus, it can be eaten even by those with dietary restrictions. My gluten-free friends absolutely love zucchini pasta, and I do too! It’s a flavorful meal that everyone can enjoy.

21. One-Dish Baked Chicken and Veggies

Chicken and vegetables are cooked together here, lending each other their flavors and making eating healthy easy for you. The combination yields plenty of fiber and protein to keep you full and feeling happy and healthy!

I can’t get enough of these dishes! They leave me feeling energized, not bloated, and incredibly satisfied. What more could anyone ask for?

 

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