Weight Loss Meals
Fewer Calories Mean Faster and Healthier Results
Looking to jumpstart your weight loss program? For optimum results, regular exercise should always be included in the process, but diet is the key component. Consider limiting yourself to 4 or 5 small meals each day. Small means 200 calories or less. These meals will garner substantial results in a few short weeks. To get you started, here are some quick, easy, low calorie meals for weight loss that deliver 200 calories or less per meal. Only the basics are described below, but the actual recipes can be found quite easily on the Internet.
The Basic White Omelet
Breakfast is really a no brainer on this 200 per meal calorie diet. Just stay away from sweets and cereals. A one-egg white omelet with onions, peppers and some hot sauce provides a nutritious and spicy start to any day. This meal is so low in calories that you can even add a slice of toast or a piece of ham.
Some Great Peanut Butter & Banana Toast
If you are interested in starting your morning on a sweeter note, rememeber that portion control is the key to this next, fabulous morning treat. Spread just a single tablespoon of peanut butter on a slice of whole wheat bread; for pure satisfaction, the chunky kind is best. Then place a layer of bananas on top. Elvis knew and now, you do too.
A Nice Spicy Tuna Sandwich
Tuna fish is a great source of protein and omega fatty acids. It is also great tasting and be prepared in a varety of ways. A tuna sandwich on low fat bread with just a teaspoon of mayo and lots of salt, pepper and mustard offers a satisfying midday meal. Add some diced celery to the mix for added texture.
Skewer cubed chicken, sweet bell peppers and onions. Cover with a mixture of garlic, honey and soy sauce. Grill. You have just created a mouthwatering delight beloved by both children and adults. Your kids won’t even know they are on a diet.
A Simple Salmon Fillet
Grill a 4 oz. portion of salmon filet with salt, pepper, lemon juice and white wine at 250 degrees for ten minutes. Then add a tablespoon of cold butter on top and broil for two minutes at 500 degrees. The crispness of the seared top combines beautifully with the moistness of the rest of the fish. Once in a while, add a little rosemary and thyme for a change.
Curried vegetables are one of my favorite low calorie meals as you can really fill up on them. This meal is truly awesome. Potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, onion, celery, tomato and garlic combine with traditional Indian spices to create a hearty and delicious meal.
A Refreshing Steak Salad
A standard white wine vinaigrette and Worcestershire add a saucy zing to this tasty dish.Grill boneless sirloin for 5 minutes per side. Then add it to mushrooms, green onions and the vinaigrette/Worcestershire mixture. Add some cherry tomatoes for splash of flavor and you have a wonderful summer salad.
Elegant Pork Chops Italienne
Pork chops drenched in Dijon mustard and Italian dressing and then topped with grilled onions are a delightful combination. Simply coat the chops with the mixture and cook, covered, for 20 minutes. Then add the onion and cook for an additional 7 minutes. The chops are juicy and the onions add some crunch.
A Word to the Healthy & Wise
All of these quick, easy, low calorie meals for weight loss are delicious and easily prepared. In addition, they are extremely economical. The only caution is that you must practice portion control. It is a sad fact but even low calorie meals can spiral out of control without self-discipline.