Wanting to lose weight but not willing to give up your favorite foods? No worries- a few changes here and a tweak or two there and you are set to jet! A few healthy twists can make even burgers and fancy pants Asian dishes fit into your weight loss routine. Because we are all about celebrating what we can eat, not mourning for favorites we feel like we have to give up.
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Depriving yourself never works, so don’t do it. Instead, check out these healthier recipes for your favorites, so you don’t feel deprived and can still feel good about what you’re putting in your body.
So, go ahead and take a gander to see if any of these are worthy of a try for your taste buds this week.
Spoiler Alert: All of them are!
Chicken Cordon Bleu Burgers
Eating healthy does not rule out a good burger, even if it is a chicken burger, from time to time.
Autumn Sheet Pan Maple Dijon Chicken Roasted Veggies
Jazz up your veggies with this recipe. Your family will barely notice that you have upped their weekly vegetable intake in just one meal.
Seared Salmon Cured Pineapple
Salmon (with it’s heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids) and pineapple are natural born food companions. The rich, fatty (in a good way!) flavor of the salmon is cut with the sweet and lightly tart notes from the pineapple. Yup, that’s a match made in food heaven. Give it a try your self with this recipe.
Strawberry Almond Chicken Salad
Dress your salad up, but never compromise on healthy and tasty eating. This recipe understands and agrees.
Chickpea Butternut Squash Fajitas
What happens when you combine fajitas with chickpeas and butternut squash? Magic I tell you. The creator of this recipe seems to have figured it all out.
Salmon Burgers with Avocado Mango Salsa
Salmon is one of my all time faves, thanks to it’s rich indulgent flavor and it’s incredible health benefits. Give it a tropical twist with these decadent burgers- another great burger recipe to add to your summer stash!
Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats
Oatmeal is perfect for one very fantastic reason; it sticks to your ribs and fills your belly. In fact, that’s two great reasons to add this recipe to your meal prep book. Here’s a third: oatmeal is a great source of a potent cholesterol lowering fiber called beta glucan.
Honey Sesame Chicken Lunch Bowl
Add some zing to your lunch with this sweet and spicy chicken bowl meal prep, you will not be sorry. Although you may be sorry you didn’t make more 😉
Chipotle Turkey Sweet Potato Chili
Enter the neighborhood chili contest, whip it up for a lazy football Sunday or prep this fall-inspired recipe during the week for a soul warming meal prep that will keep you feeling cozy but won’t put you to sleep!
The Best Breakfast Smoothie Ever
It’s a bold claim. But with all the fruit and healthy fats packed into this smoothie, it just might live up to it. Get the recipe here and then let us know if you think it’s as good as advertised!
Asian Salmon Kabobs
Because salmon is life. Have you noticed? These healthy and delicious kebabs can be baked or go great on the grill. So grab your skewers, some more salmon, mix up the Asian inspired sauce and whip up a batch and serve to your family or friends.
Healthy Chicken Enchilada Casserole With Brown Rice
Indulge in this delicious enchilada without the guilt trip.
Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
Nearly every foodie with tell you about that time they had a fantastic stuffed bell pepper. Chances are, it was this healthy recipe that they tried.
Whole Wheat Cornmeal Pancakes
Love pancakes? Then you are going to flip over this whole grain version. It’s the perfect breakfast food, made healthier with this recipe.
Freezer Sweet Potato Baked Taquitos
Yes, you read that right. Sweet Potato Taquitos. And they’re as good as they sound. Enjoy them the first time around? Make a big batch of this uber freezable recipe and enjoy fresh baked taquitos whenever the mood strikes.
Tiramisu Baked Oatmeal
Tiramisu. Need I say more? And this recipe has managed to make it healthy enough for a healthy meal prep. Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner!