Sometimes, I find myself wondering if some of my food recipes are riddled with tons of calories, excess sodium or even saturated fats. To save myself from such worry, I made myself a week’s worth of my favorite recipes with a real nourishing punch. Every recipe is comprised of less than 500 calories, high quantity of filling fiber while also being low on saturated fat. I have subsequently decided to share my supercharging recipes to help more people attain a leaner and healthier version of their bodies.
Chicken Breasts with a Little Shaved Brussels Sprouts
Ingredients: Boneless and skinless halves of chicken breast, broccoli stems, kosher salt, lemon juice, olive oil, pepper, celery stalks, Brussels sprouts, hazelnuts, parmesan cheese as well as parsley.
I chose this particular recipe because broccoli and Brussels sprouts are highly loaded with phytonutrients, which go a long way in preventing cancer. Moreover, the dish is sufficiently lean as it contains 309 calories and 3.2 grams of saturated fat. I wouldn’t forget the best part; this dish is packed with potassium, which is responsible for keeping the blood pressure leveled.
Burger With Mushrooms and Radicchio
Ingredients: Mushroom, salt, olive oil, ground sirloin, pepper, and whole-white hamburger buns as well as small head radicchio.
On the second dinner of the week, I choose to slow cook this amazing meal that contains lean beef to account for more than half of my protein supply as well as close to 30% of my iron intake for the day. Thus, I spend the whole day feeling satisfied due to my recipe and thanks to the protein coupled with fiber content. Similarly, I choose to use mushrooms because they are rich in antioxidants, not forgetting that they also reduce cholesterol.
Ingredients: Barley, onion, olive oil, chili powder, kale, garlic, salt, tomatoes, white cheddar, poblano peppers, Monterrey jack cheese as well as queso fresco.
Whenever I consume this recipe, I get more than a third of my daily fiber requirement. Also, my metabolism gets a significant boost from the chili powder. Besides, this dish also delivers at least 30 percent of my daily’s calcium. Surprisingly, this recipe only contains 382 calories.
Avocado Salad with Seared Salmon and Grapefruit
Ingredients: walnuts, salmon filters, cooking spray, grapefruit, avocado, arugula, lemon juice, pepper salt and cooking spray.
The countdown of my favorite healthy food recipes would not be complete if I didn’t include this meal. Wondering what is special about it? I will explain. This dish contains fatty acids (thanks to walnuts and salmon) not forgetting monounsaturated fats found in avocados to keep the heart in perfect condition. Another notable ingredient of this meal includes grapefruits that stabilize the blood sugar and facilitates the fat-burning processes. I also get a good amount of vitamin B, which keeps my hair, skin, and eyes healthy.
Spaghetti Combined With Wilted Greens and Walnut (Parsley Pesto)
Ingredients: Swiss chard, whole-wheat spaghetti, baby spinach, parsley, garlic, olive oil, walnuts, salt, lemon zest, eggs, and pepper.
For those days that my schedule is comprised of activities that require a lot of energy, for example, workout, I choose this healthy recipe. This is because it contains a great mix of whole grains and proteins that provide excellent energy. This recipe also effortlessly provides a third of my daily iron needs. I also get abundant antioxidants from the veggies, walnuts, and herbs.
Sweet Potato and Spinach Quesadillas
Ingredients: Red wine, vinegar, sweet potatoes, olive oil, mozzarella, red onion, sugar, black peppercorns, salt, black pepper and flour tortillas.
I get a massive immune boost from the beta-carotene found in sweet potatoes. This dish also equips my body with twenty percent of my daily iron needs. Amazingly, this recipe contains more calcium than I derive from one cup of milk.
Turkey Served With Brown Rice Bowl
Ingredients: Brown rice, bone-in turkey breast, chicken broth, salt, olive oil, soy sauce, pepper, scallions, baby spinach, toasted sesame seeds and sesame oil.
I couldn’t imagine finding a meal with sugar as low as 1 gram until I found this recipe. It’s not a wonder that became part of my every week routine recipes. When I consume this particular meal, my body gets vitamin B6, which is a vital component of a strong immune system. It is also super lean as it contains only 1.2g of saturated fats.
I find great joy in discovering nutritious recipes that improve my overall health while also promoting weight loss. After all, we are what we eat, and that’s why I choose to consume balanced meals and live a healthy life. The best part is that I don’t need to spend a fortune to create savory meals that are super healthy as most of these ingredients are easy to find and inexpensive.