Is your buzzing social life, frantic work routine and weakness for chocolate keeping you from dropping extra pounds? We’re not denying the importance of workout but well-thought out and carefully planned meals can help you shed stubborn weight faster. We have whipped up 1350-calories a day meal plan for you to help you win your weight-loss battle.
Pick below mentioned one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner for each day without the hassle of counting calories.
Breakfast — 300 Calories
Being the most important meal of the day, breakfast should have all the necessary nutrients. Pick any one of the following delicious breakfast recipes and watch your weight drop.
Breakfast Burrito — 3 scrambled eggs, ½ cup diced tomato, 1 tablespoon chopped onion, ¼ cup of canned beans and 1 tablespoon salsa, all whipped up and wrapped in a tortilla.
Peanut butter Toast — Spread 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on a slice of bread and eat it with half sliced pear.
Apple Almond Pancakes — Whole-grain pancake topped with 1 tablespoon of almond butter, ½ sliced apples and 1 tablespoon honey.
Tropical breakfast smoothie — Blend half a cup of yogurt with half a cup orange juice and add one banana, one cup of pineapple chunks and crushed ice. There goes your yummy smoothie for breakfast.
Lunch — 400 Calories
The thought of losing weight faster might tempt you to skip lunch, but let me tell you how bad that’s going to backfire. Instead of opting that poor strategy and ending up gaining more weight than losing, use these recipes to follow a proportioned diet plan.
Curried Chickpea Pita — Add 1 tablespoon of raisins, 2 teaspoons of limejuice, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, ¼ teaspoon of curry powder to a ¼ cup of carrots and ½ cup of canned chickpeas. Top the mixture with Greek yogurt and stuff it in a pita pocket. Easy Peasy.
Chicken Parm — Treat yourself with this chicken delight for lunch. Top a 3 oz pre-cooked chicken breast with 3 slices of tomato, 1 slice mozzarella and 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar.
Tuna Salad — Toss 3 oz canned tuna with 2 tablespoons of diced celery, 2 tablespoons of dried cranberries and 2 cups of crunchy spinach. Add 2 teaspoons of honey mustard and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Have a great Tuna time.
Snacks And Treats — 150 Calories
Ditch the crumbly chocolate cookies and huge buckets of popcorn and ice cream. Keep your snacking healthy with these healthy snacks.
- Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of curry powder on ½ cup of unsalted canned chickpeas. Add some olive oil and bake at 400°F for 25-30 minutes.
- Dip ½ sliced cucumber in ¼ cup of hummus
- 25 Almonds
- 14 walnuts
- Add 1 cup of sliced red and yellow peppers to ¼ cup of guacamole and enjoy a quick snack loaded with Vitamin E.
- Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on 2 gingersnaps.
- 1 banana and 1 piece of string cheese.
- 15 baby carrots dipped in 2 tablespoons of hummus
Dinner — 500 Calories
Last meal of the day calls for the right choices. Follow these recipes packed with healthy ingredients before retiring for the day.
Steak Salad — Whisk together 2 cups of crunchy spinach, ½ cup sliced yellow peppers and 2 tablespoons of chopped walnuts. Toss the salad with 2 teaspoons olive oil and 1 teaspoon of red wine vinegar. Sprinkle a little salt on the grilled steak and there you have the yummiest steak salad.
Chicken Fajitas — Season 4 oz chicken breast with ¼ teaspoon cumin, ¼ teaspoon chili powder and pan-fry with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Wrap it in a tortilla with ¼ sliced avocados, ½ cup grapefruit and 1 tablespoon of chopped red onion.
Crispy Chicken with Sweet Potatoes — Dip 4 oz of chicken breast in 1 egg white, roll in bread crumbs and roast at 400°F for 25 minutes.
While whipping up a meal might feel like an arduous chore, these easy recipes will only take a couple minutes and leave you happy, healthy and satiated with an added bonus of weight-loss.