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Healthy dinner ideas for weight loss. Quick, delicious and easy to make

Healthy dinner ideas for weight loss. Quick, delicious and easy to make

Last time I was sharing my healthy breakfast ideas for weight loss and why it is very important to eat breakfast. Today I want to talk about Healthy Dinner Ideas for Weight Loss because dinner is as important as breakfast.

 

Dinner is last meal of the day, so it has equal importance as breakfast because you have to load the body with nutrients for the night and help to recover after training (if you had one).

 

These days people tend to have dinner very late, I know people who are having dinner 9 or 10 in the evening. This is a very bad habit because at night we move around less and our metabolism slows down and the body is getting ready to sleep. This is the reason why eating before sleep makes our bodies store those calories and turn them to the fat during night sleep.

 

Eat dinner at least 3 – 4 hours before going to bed, that will help to avoid gaining fat during the sleep. Second very important rule, do not snack after dinner. Ant third, dinner should be healthy and supply you with all the important nutrients our bodies needs. Let’s have a look at some quick, delicious and easy to make healthy dinner ideas for weight loss.

 

Steak with oven baked potatoes and vegetables 

You will need:Healthy dinner ideas for weight loss

1. 1 8oz Sirloin, Rump or Ribeye steak

2. 3 medium potatoes

3. 1 Carrot

4. Broccoli (as much as you want)

5. Cauliflower (as much as you want)

6. Salt

7. Black pepper

8. Olive oil

 

Preparation:

Peel and wash potatoes and carrots, cut potatoes in quarters and carrot in small pieces. Place kitchen foil on the baking tray and spread 1 teaspoon of olive oil on the foil. Place potatoes in the baking tray, sprinkle some salt and black pepper on top and place in the oven for 30 minutes at 200 C 400 F.

 

Once five minutes left until potatoes will be finished, preheat the pan with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and fry steak to your taste. I eat medium rare and that takes me two minutes on each side. Sprinkle salt on your steak after frying it, because salt makes your meat to lose juice.

 

At the equal time boil your carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower, few minutes is enough if you like your veg crispy.

Done! Place everything into the plate and enjoy a healthy and delicious meal!

 

  • Calories: 770
  • Protein: 43 g.
  • Fats: 25 g.
  • Fiber: 14 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 102 g.

 

Note: If you over your daily calories, you can have 6oz steak instead and reduce potatoes to 2 potatoes, it will reduce your meal calories by around 200.

 

Salmon with buckwheat and spinach salad

You will need:Healthy dinner ideas for weight loss

1. 200 g. of salmon

2. 100 g. of buckwheat

3. ½ lemon

4. Cup of spinach

5. 1 tomato

6. 10 medium olives

7. ½ avocado

8. Olive oil

9. Salt, black pepper and spices by your taste.

 

Preparation:

Place kitchen foil into the baking tray and spread 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Place salmon in the baking tray and season with your favorite spices and sprinkle with lemon juice. Bake salmon for 15 minutes at 200C or 400F.

 

Place buckwheat in the pot, pour with one cup of water and sprinkle of salt. Once water boiling, cook buckwheat on low heat for about 10 -15 minutes until water will evaporate. Your buckwheat should be ready.

 

While baking salmon and cooking buckwheat, cut tomato, avocado and olives into pieces. Put spinach, tomato, avocado, and olives in the bowl. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, a bit of lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix everything and your salad is ready.

 

Place everything into the plate and enjoy your dish.

 

  • Calories: 860
  • Protein: 59 g.
  • Fats: 35 g.
  • Fiber: 19 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 90 g.

 

Note: If you over your daily calories, you can cut salmon and buckwheat portion in half, it will reduce your meal calories by around 370.

 

Oven baked chicken breast with rice

You will need:Oven baked chicken breast with rice

1. 200 grams of chicken

2. 100 grams of rice

3. 1 teaspoon olive oil

4. Paprika powder

5. Garlic powder or garlic

6. Salt

7. Black pepper

8. Broccoli (as much as you want)

 

Preparation:

Place kitchen foil into the baking tray and spread 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Cut chicken breast into four pieces and season it with garlic, paprika, salt and pepper by your taste. Preheat the oven and place chicken to bake for 20 minutes at 200C or 400F.

 

Place rice in the pot, pour with one cup of water and sprinkle of salt. Once water boiling, cook rice on low heat for about 10 -15 minutes until water will evaporate. Tour rice should be ready now.

 

At the equal time boil your broccoli for few minutes. It should be enough if you don’t like your veg overcooked.

 

Place everything into the plate and enjoy your healthy dinner.

 

  • Calories: 500
  • Protein: 54 g.
  • Fats: 18 g.
  • Fiber: 6 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 42 g.

 

Note: If you over your daily calories, you can cut chicken and rice portion in half, it will reduce your meal calories by around 370.

 

Turkey meatballs with pasta

You will need:Turkey meatballs with pasta

1. 200 g. of turkey meatball

2. 100 grams of pasta or spaghetti

3. 1 teaspoon of olive oil

4. ½ cup of tomato puree

5. 1 teaspoon of basil

6. Salt

7. Black pepper

 

Preparation:

Place pasta or spaghetti in the pot, pour with two cups of water and sprinkle of salt and olive oil (help to prevent pasta from sticking together). Once water boiling, cook pasta on low heat for about 10 minutes until pasta soft enough.

 

Cut meatballs in half and place them into a preheated pan with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Fry them until they become crispy on the outside.

 

Once pasta cooked put meatballs into the pasta, pour tomato puree, basil, salt, and pepper. Mix everything together and serve. You can have preferred vegetables together with this dish.

 

  • Calories: 700
  • Protein: 32
  • Fats: 29
  • Fiber: 12
  • Carbohydrates: 81

 

Note: If you over your daily calories, you can cut meatballs and pasta portion in half, it will reduce your meal calories by around 260.

 

Lean beef burgers with buckwheat

You will need:Healthy dinner ideas for weight loss

1. 200 g. of extra lean beef mince (under 5% of fat)

2. 100 g. of buckwheat

3. 2 teaspoons of olive oil

4. 100 g of lettuce

5. 1 tomato

6. 1/3 of cucumber

7. Half lemon

8. Black pepper

9. Salt

 

Preparation:

Place buckwheat in the pot, pour with one cup of water and sprinkle of salt. Once water boiling, cook buckwheat on low heat for about 10 -15 minutes until water will evaporate. Your buckwheat should be ready.

 

Mix beef mince with black pepper and salt. Form two burgers and fry them on a preheated pan with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Fry burgers for about 10 minutes on medium heat, turning them occasionally.

 

Chop lettuce, tomato, and cucumber, place them in the bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice and olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Mix everything together and your salad is ready.

 

Place everything into the plate and enjoy your healthy dinner.

 

  • Calories: 860
  • Protein: 55 g.
  • Fats: 42 g.
  • Fiber: 15 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 72 g.

 

Note: If you over your daily calories, you can cut beef burgers to one and buckwheat portion in half, it will reduce your meal calories by around 310.

 

These are some healthy dinner ideas for weight loss. These recipes are suitable for people who want to gain muscle mass too. For weight loss have a smaller portion and for muscle mass bigger portion. Also, these recipes can be your guide in the future, how healthy dinner should look like.

 

As always, if you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

 

All the best,

Marius Mickevicius

Founder of ihealthylifestyle

 

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8 thoughts on “Healthy dinner ideas for weight loss. Quick, delicious and easy to make”

  • Wow! I am so glad I found this. I have been searching for healthy dinner recipes for my family for a while and they are so hard to find!

    I love your posts Marius, they are so helpful! And I am so glad that you have compiled an entire list of recipes! I can’t wait to try them, I know my family will love them. My husband will especially love the steak and potatoes haha.

    I couldn’t agree more on how important it is to eat healthily, whether its for weight loss or just as a lifestyle. I can attest that I always feel better when I eat better. Thanks so much for this post! I will be sure to bookmark this and let you know how my dinners turn out!

    • I’m happy that you found my recipes helpful Madysen. What we eat is like a mirror of our health, so if we want to feel good, look good and be healthy we have to eat healthy food and I hope my recipes will help people to start eating healthier and realize that healthy food can be very tasty too! I think most people think that healthy food is tasteless, but it’s not true at all. Thank you for reading my article.

      • These recipes look so delicious. What is nice about them too is they look pretty simple to make. They are well balanced as well. The presentation of the food on the plate is really nice and makes it look appetizing. That would make me want to cook it. I got hungry reading the ingredients and looking at the pictures.

        • Thank you Terri, I’m happy you liked my recipes. From my experience, people very often are busy and don’t want to spend too long in the kitchen and that is the main problem of having prepared and unhealthy meals. I wanted to share easy and quick to make recipes which are healthy and show people that it’s possible to make healthy food simple and quick.

  • These are some nice, quick and easy dinner recipes! I might just try some of them out especially the steak and salmon dinners, but I’d have to omit the high carb ingredients. I’m currently doing the keto way of eating so rice, buckwheat and the like are a big no-no. Great post for some quick dinners though. I’m looking forward to more.

    • Hello Dawn, I’m glad that you liked my recipes. It is not a problem if you are on a keto diet at all. You just can change carbs to veggies. I’ve tried to give well-balanced recipes, so you could get protein, carbs, fiber and good fats, but these recipes always can be adjusted to people personal preferences.

  • All the meals look delicious. I will definitely bookmark your site and visit it again in the near future when I need quick and easy healthy meal ideas. Our family always eats at 6:00 every evening. Glad to know that is a good time to eat dinner. My kids and husband are more than ready to chow down by then. Thanks for sharing your recipes and meal ideas.

    • Thank you so much, Sharon, I’m happy that you liked my recipes and found them helpful. Yes, you and your family having dinner at the perfect time. The benefits of having dinner earlier are that our bodies have time to digest food properly before bedtime. For that reason, we are not going to gain fat during sleeping. And another benefit is that you will be hungry in the morning and will eat breakfast. And if you want to know why breakfast is important you can read in my article healthy breakfast ideas.

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