When we intend to lose weight it is important that all our main meals are healthy, also dinner. In addition, dinner is usually prepared at home, at the moment, using the food that we have in the refrigerator or the pantry and therefore it is easier for us to control its nutritional quality and caloric intake. On the other hand, it is undeniable that it is the time of day when we are most tired, so it is best to have healthy dinner recipes that are easy to prepare. In this article we present 7 low calorie dinners :
1- MONDAY DINNER
Hake in vegetable sauce, rice and baked vegetables
Clean and cut an onion, some carrots and green pepper. Sauté a few garlic cloves with olive oil until golden brown. Add the vegetables, sauté them a little and cover them with water to finish cooking. Add sweet paprika. When they are done, blend until a homogeneous sauce is left.
On the other hand, cut and chop the onion into small pieces and let it cook in water over high heat. When done, add the oil, fresh parsley and diced hake to brown the outside.
Once the golden hake is done, add the sauce, stir, lower the heat and let it cook over medium heat for 25-30 minutes.
Finally add a handful of brown rice and vegetables such as pumpkin and Brussels sprouts roasted in the oven with Provencal herbs.
Recipe from @adristylelife
2. LOW CALORIE DINNER ON TUESDAY
Pumpkin puree with chickpeas and egg.
Pumpkin puree with toppings of boiled chickpeas roasted in the oven or sautéed with garlic and parsley and boiled egg.
3. LOW CALORIE DINNER ON WEDNESDAY
Spinach leaves, chicory, sliced tomato, boiled lentils, fresh cheese, grilled turkey with garlic and parsley, dressed with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, organ and salt. It is a very simple low-calorie recipe that will be very satisfying.
4. THURSDAY DINNER
Vegetable wok with chicken accompanied by a toast of whole wheat bread with cheese and avocado.
Mushroom, onion, broccoli and carrot wok sautéed with chicken marinated in soy sauce, natural tomato, curry, garlic powder and turmeric. All this accompanied with a toast of whole wheat bread with spread cheese and avocado.
5. FRIDAY DINNER
Homemade pita bread pizza with ensañada
Salad of lettuce, tomato, red onion and smoked salmon with a pizza with a base of natural tomato, zucchini, chicken, smoked salmon, yellow pepper, avocado, Parmesan cheese seasoned with oregano.
To prepare the pita bread: 80g of whole wheat flour, 4 tablespoons of natural yogurt, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt and oregano.
Mix all the ingredients until you get a homogeneous mass. You can help yourself with more flour to shape it until it doesn’t stick to you. Put on a baking paper. Bake at 170 ° 10 for one side. Turn it over, add the ingredients and bake for another 10-12 minutes.
It is a concept of “dinner with pizza” with a caloric intake much lower than the usual ones: in addition to accompanying our pizza with a salad, the ingredients are healthier and less caloric than those of the usual pizzas that are prepared with a lot of cheese. and sausages.
6. LOW CALORIE DINNER ON SATURDAY
Chickpea and pumpkin burgers
Ingredients: chickpeas (150 g cooked), 1/4 red onion, 40 g of raw quinoa or 90g boiled, 60g of roasted pumpkin, salt to taste, 1 tablespoon of curry dessert, 1 dessert tablespoon of cumin, fresh parsley, 1 garlic clove, 1 tablespoon of hot paprika and olive oil
First, to make the chickpeas, you have to soak them the night before so that the next day it is faster and easier to cook them. The next day change the water, add new, season it with salt and bring to a boil. Another option may be to use canned chickpeas. In this case, I advise you to clean them well with water, let them drain and dry well so that they lose all the water.
On the other hand, boil the portion of quinoa in water or vegetable broth. In 10-15 minutes it will be ready. Roast the diced pumpkin for at least 30 minutes at 180º. One way to make it faster would be to microwave it with lekue or boil it. Then let it cool down to room temperature. Put the chickpeas and quinoa to drain and dry once they are done.
Add the quinoa and chickpeas to the glass of the mincer to grind them until they have a pureed appearance. If you have trouble grinding them, you can add a little water. Try not to overdo it with the water because you will run the risk of being too liquid. Clean the onion and garlic clove to incorporate them with the previous mixture, along with the pumpkin.
It is time to add the spices to taste. I have freely added; salt, parsley, cumin, curry and hot paprika. I advise you to try the mixture to season it to your liking. Blend all the ingredients together until a homogeneous mass is left.
Transfer the mixture to a plate and cover it with a plastic wrap to let it rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Put the olive oil on the pan so that it warms up over medium heat. Shape the hamburgers with your own hands and place them in the pan so that they are done on both sides. They can also be baked.
7. LOW CALORIE DINNER ON SUNDAY
Salad with a base of assorted sprouts, brown rice, smoked salmon, cherry tomatoes, red onion, mango and avocado seasoned with fresh coriander and dressed with oregano, squeezed lime, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and salt.