Looking for healthy meals to add to your weight loss journey?
Look no further, these five healthy recipes can work as a meal or as a sugar free dessert that will keep you satisfied while you work toward your weight loss goals.
With some of us returning to our normal pre-pandemic schedule of busy workdays, staying on track with eating healthy may feel like a challenge.
But don’t stress, we have got you covered.
So whether you are wanting meals to help you on your weight loss journey or just looking for some yummy recipes, we have them here.
If you are looking for meal prep ideas for your weight loss journey, or just want some new delicious recipes to try, we think you’ll love these fan favorites.
Enjoy these three healthy and delicious recipes that are packed with protein, nutrients, and provide a satisfying and delicious way to reach your health and weight loss goals.
#1. Protein Pancakes
Unlike most pancakes, this pancake recipe is sugar-free, loaded with protein, and is also low-carb and grain free.
This stack will keep you full all morning so you won’t be tempted to reach for snacks between meals.
You can add antioxidant packed fruit like blueberries and strawberries for a delicious diner style plate that’s packed with flavor and protein, without the extra calories, fat and carbs.
Another benefit of this recipe is that you can make a batch on the weekend, freeze, and heat it up quickly for an easy instant weekday breakfast.
Enjoy your pancakes with sugar-free syrup or whipped cream.
2. Cupcake Greek Yogurt Protein Bowl
Easy to customize based on your personal preferences, greek yogurt is a simple and instant high protein breakfast that will help keep you on track with your weight loss journey.
Greek yogurt is packed with nutrients and probiotics - a gut friendly healthy bacteria, which help boost your immune system and keep you healthy.
It’s also a great source of protein and is high in calcium. Calcium is an important nutrient for maintaining bone health.
A serving of Greek yogurt contains 18 percent of your value for calcium.
It also contains 20 percent of your daily value of vitamin B-12, an important vitamin that gets harder to absorb with age, or after weight loss surgery.
When shopping for Greek yogurt remember to look at the nutrition label and choose options that are low in sugar.
Make your breakfast into the perfect parfait by topping it with your favorite fruit, cinnamon, nuts and superfoods like protein powder and chia seeds.
Cupcake Protein Bowl
∙ 3 ice cubes
∙ 1/2 banana frozen
∙ 1/2 c of frozen blueberries
∙ 4 frozen strawberries
∙ 1/2 c of nonfat greek yogurt
What to do:
1. Blend frozen fruit with ice cubes first
2. Once fruit and ice are blended, add in protein powder and greek yogurt and blend again. Pour into a bowl and top (optional) with a sprinkles.
3. Chocolate Cake Smoothie
This thick and creamy smoothie is the perfect way to satisfy your cravings and keep you full as it’s packed protein and fiber.
The cocoa powder adds a boost of antioxidants and fiber that helps you stay fuller longer.
Blend it in the morning or the night before for a quick grab and go breakfast.
∙ 1 tbsp cocoa powder
∙ 1 cup almond milk
∙ 1 tbsp peanut butter (optional)
Blend and enjoy.
4. Chocolate Strawberry Chia Pudding Cups
Chia seeds pack a ton of nutrients with very few calories. Just two tablespoons gives you 11 grams of fiber.
Their high fiber content will satisfy your hunger, which can aid appetite control and result in weight loss.
Prepare this creamy pudding recipe the night before to give time for the seeds to expand overnight, making your morning easier with this ready made breakfast.
Top with your favorite fruit, coconut flakes, a dusting of cocoa powder, peanut butter, or a dash of cinnamon.
Head over to our chia pudding recipe to make your own tonight!
5. Low Carb Edible Brownie Batter
If you are madly in love with chocolate, try this edible brownie batter that you can enjoy without feeling guilty.
This delicious and healthy recipe can be enjoyed as a meal replacement or as a healthy dessert.
It’s packed with probiotics, protein, antioxidants and some healthy fats to keep you on track with your weight loss journey while satisfying your chocolate cravings.
• 1/2 cup organic heavy whipping cream
• 8-10 stevia drops
• 2 containers (cups) yogurt vanilla flavor
• 1/2 c sugar free chocolate chips, melted
• 2 scoops Protein Milkshake (any chocolate flavor)
• 1/2 c fine almond flour
1.Place heavy whipping cream and stevia drops into a large bowl and whisk with hand or stand mixer until double in size.
2.Add yogurt and flavoring, whip until light and fluffy ( 2-3 minutes)
3.Add in remaining ingredients (not toppings) and whip until fully incorporated.
4.Top with nibs for some yummy crunch!
Cooking a healthy meal that also tastes great can be a challenge.
The option above can all be prepared ahead of time, which makes these protein packed recipes perfect for staying on track with your weight loss journey while juggling a busy schedule.
Eliminating desserts when trying to lose weight can feel restrictive. Now you can truly enjoy your favorite sweet treats and successfully move toward your weight loss goals at the same time.
If you are on a weight loss journey or are just looking to add new ideas to your meals, we hope you try - and get to enjoy - the recipes here.
*All nutritional information are estimations based on ingredients used.
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