20 healthy recipes to lose weight ! Do you want to eat healthily, feel good, and need simple, quick recipe ideas?
You have the feeling that you cook the same thing every day and you find it difficult to combine delicious dishes with good nutritional values?
Then you’ve come to the right place because we present 20 healthy recipes for a balanced, healthy diet.
Whether you want to lose weight, get fitter, or want to provide your body with enough nutrients in stressful everyday life, here you will find recipes that combine all of these.
1. Zucchini Pasta with Shrimp
Do you think this dish sounds too tasty to be low in calories?
You’re wrong! With less than 300 calories per serving, the zucchini noodles with shrimp are a real weight-loss winner!
The noodles in this recipe are made from zucchini. All you need is a spiral cutter, which turns your vegetables into low-calorie vegetable noodles.
For the delicious sauce, you need pesto, garlic, a few spices and shrimp.
These keep you full for a long time and are a real source of protein.
They are high in healthy fats and very low in carbohydrates. Perfect for warm summer evenings. Well, promised too much?
2. Low-Carb Zucchini Casserole
The casserole is too high in calories and full of carbohydrates for you? Yes, yes, but only if you use pasta or potatoes.
The secret of this casserole? The zucchini! These consist mostly of water and are rich in vitamins and fibre.
Additional ingredients such as paprika, garlic, eggs and skyr provide an extra portion of protein.
These help you lose weight and keep you full for longer. Simply layer everything in an ovenproof dish and sprinkle with mozzarella.
Can you already smell the wonderful aroma of a delicious casserole?
3. Mini Zucchini Pizza
Fancy a healthy snack, an oven-baked dinner or a healthy pizza?
Then the next recipe is just right for you because all of this is combined here.
The healthy base? It’s not made from high-carb pizza dough but from zucchini.
These are full of vitamins and fibre and will help you lose weight. Simply cut into thick slices and spread on a baking sheet.
Spread with tomato sauce and refine with herbs. It’s especially delicious with grated mozzarella as a garnish.
Can you already see the cheese melting in the oven?
4. Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers
Do you pay attention to a low carbohydrate intake, but still want to enjoy delicious dishes?
Then check out this low-carb recipe! Juicy, oven-cooked peppers stuffed with smoked tofu and healthy veggies, you’ll love it!
The secret of this recipe? Simple preparation and one hundred per cent taste explosion.
Thanks to a large number of fresh vegetables, starting with peppers, onions, mushrooms and fresh herbs, you get all the nutrients that a balanced meal should provide you with.
The smoked tofu provides enough proteins. Paired with a little feta cheese, which you crumble over the prepared dish, it is a real taste experience. Are you curious?
5. Low-Carb Cream of Mushroom Soup
Soups are real slimmers, but just always too boring for you?
Then you haven’t tried this mushroom cream soup yet!
Tasty, strong and wonderfully creamy in taste. This soup consists of only a few ingredients and is therefore simple and quick to prepare.
Simply toss the mushrooms, garlic, onion, vegetable broth and a little cream in the pan and then simmer for a few minutes.
The hand blender does the rest of the work and makes the soup deliciously creamy thanks to the cream.
A squeeze of lemon provides that certain something and a fine, fresh taste. That makes you want more, doesn’t it?
6. Avocado Salad with Cucumber, Broccoli and Egg
Are you bored with salad? Tired of always eating the same salad?
Then try something new! With this recipe, we promise you a real salad experience.
The secret ingredients? Avocado provides you with healthy fats, broccoli provides enough vitamins and fibre, cucumber and spinach contain a lot of water and eggs provide your body with important proteins.
So this salad is a real all-rounder. For the dressing, simply mix a little sour cream, lemon juice, olive oil and spices and pour over the salad. Curious? Then try it!
7. Miracle Soup
Miracle Soup sounds exciting, right? It is!
The name doesn’t really give away what it’s all about, but let me tell you that this soup is also full of healthy ingredients to help you lose weight, nourish your body and feel good.
Why miracle soup you ask yourself? This soup promises to help you lose 8 pounds in 5 days.
You can do this with a variety of vegetables: white cabbage, carrots, onions, celery, peppers and leeks. Add a few spices and tomato puree, let it simmer and your miracle soup is ready!
You don’t believe that this works and tastes good too? Then try it!
8. Vegan Banana Pancakes
Breakfast is usually full of hidden fattening foods, calories and carbohydrates.
You gain weight quickly from bread and cornflakes are too unhealthy for you? Then try these banana pancakes.
Pancakes and losing weight don’t go together for you? This banana pancake recipe is not only healthy but also vegan!
They consist of only 4 ingredients and are complete without egg, milk or sugar.
The ripe banana contains enough fructose so that you no longer need refined sugar and can still start the day with a wonderfully sweet and healthy breakfast.
Simply mash the banana with a fork and mix it with a little vegan milk alternative.
Add flour and stir into a smooth batter. A little cinnamon tops it all off. Pan-fry and enjoy with your favorite topping.
9. Low-carb casserole
Casserole usually consists of potatoes or pasta and a greasy cream sauce.
Not this low-carb casserole! If you’re curious and want to try something new, take a closer look at our next recipe.
The secret ingredients? Turkey breast and herb cream cheese.
These not only complement each other perfectly in terms of taste but are both particularly lean and low in carbohydrates.
The remaining ingredients: onion, vegetable broth, tomatoes and spices complete the whole thing and ensure a wonderfully Mediterranean taste. That makes you want more, doesn’t it?
10. Healthy Cabbage Soup
Have you only known cabbage as home cooking or from your grandmother’s kitchen?
Let this cabbage soup convince you and you will be surprised how hearty and hearty cabbage can taste!
The healthy thing about this soup? It’s bursting with vitamins and minerals.
The ingredients from celery, white cabbage, leeks, carrots, and parsley ensure a healthy metabolism, a strong immune system, and good skin and prevent inflammation.
Would you like to do something good for yourself and your body and lose weight? What are you waiting for?
11. Shepherd’s Salad
Do you love variety and fancy a different salad?
Then take a look at our shepherd’s salad recipe, which will help you lose weight, keep you fit and promote your health.
Shepherd’s cheese is the taste highlight here. It has few carbohydrates and is therefore ideal for a healthy low-carb diet.
Another component, the white beans, ensures your protein intake in this recipe.
Cucumber, paprika, olive oil and herbs complete the whole thing. And the calories? With 572 calories per serving, they are hard to beat!
12. Delicious Garlic Soup
Well, who’s a garlic fan here? You? Then this soup is just right for you!
Whether at lunchtime, in the evening with a little bread or as a snack in between.
This garlic soup is quick and very healthy.
Did you know that garlic is packed with vitamins? This little bulb has it all.
It strengthens the immune system, has an antibacterial and antioxidant effect, kills germs and is good for skin and hair.
Garlic is not only delicious but also healthy all around! What more do you want?
13. Weight Loss Shake
Do you only know weight loss shakes from radical diet programs? It doesn’t have to be.
While this homemade shake will help you lose weight, it’s still healthy and provides your body with all the essential nutrients you need.
The healthy ingredients? Kiwi, Avocado, Banana, Orange, Oatmeal, Vanilla.
Simply puree everything in the blender and enjoy. Your body will thank you!
14. Low-carb vegetable stir-fry with poultry
Do you want to eat healthily but don’t want to give up meat? No problem, you don’t have to!
Chicken meat is the go-to meat when it comes to shedding a few pounds.
Since it is particularly lean, and contains little fat and lots of protein, it should not be missing from your diet plan!
Paired with veggies, this recipe is a real winner in healthy cooking.
What’s special about this? Soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and a pinch of sugar form a wonderful marinade for the meat, which tastes sweet and sour and rounds off the dish perfectly.
15. Broccoli Rice Skillet with Chickpeas
Broccoli is a real superfood! It provides you with important antioxidants and prevents many diseases such as cancer.
Not only is it extremely healthy, it also tastes really good. Chickpeas provide you with many important proteins and are therefore the perfect supplement.
Paired with rice, oil, a few spices and the secret ingredient, peanut butter, this dish is a real treat!
16. Red lentils Dal
Fancy a little Indian? Healthy cooking doesn’t always have to be boring and monotonous!
With this lentil dal, you will find everything you need if you are looking for exotic flavours and special recipe ideas.
Red lentils are a true source of protein and therefore ideal for a vegetarian or vegan diet, which often lacks protein.
They keep you full for a long time and provide the body with lasting minerals and nutrients.
What’s special about this recipe? The coconut milk paired with a little curry powder provides the typical Indian taste.
17. Stuffed Baked Potato
Potatoes are far too rich in carbohydrates for a healthy low-carb diet.
Not in this recipe, where the potato is stuffed with veggies, turning it into a tasty fitness meal!
Doesn’t that sound exciting enough for you? Then look at the other ingredients: onion, black beans, corn, sour cream, spices and vegan cheese are processed into a heavenly hearty filling and form a true taste explosion. Promise too much?
18. Colorful couscous stir-fry
Would you like a little Orient? Thanks to this couscous vegetable pan, you can enjoy the popular grain from oriental cuisine without a guilty conscience.
The healthy part? The stir-fry consists mostly of a huge amount of vegetables.
This keeps you full and provides the necessary vitamins, fibre and nutrients. Simply bring the couscous to a boil.
Thanks to a spice mixture of vegetable broth and a few spices, it gets its oriental taste. An exciting combination, isn’t it?
19. Polenta bowl with vegetables and halloumi
Are you unfamiliar with polenta and halloumi sounds somehow exotic?
Well, then it’s high time to get to know these exciting ingredients better!
This bowl will keep you full for longer thanks to the polenta, which is a low-calorie staple of this dish.
Paired with different types of vegetables and the star of this recipe, the halloumi, you can enjoy many different flavor components on just one plate.
20. One Pot of Quinoa with Spinach and Sweet Potato
One-pot dishes are very trendy! This dish can be enjoyed not only for winter or autumn but no matter when, also as a snack in between.
Just put all the ingredients in a pot and let it simmer.
Thanks to spinach and sweet potatoes, the body is ideally supplied with nutrients and you stay full for a long time.
Quinoa contains a lot of important proteins and other minerals.
Sounds like a plate full of health, power and vitamins? So that’s it, let’s go!