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Light low-calorie dinners to lose weight

by Georgia Ede
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Light dinners to lose 10 kilos in 10 days!

The formula that we are going to explain here to achieve the goal of losing weight is a healthy and really effective method that consists of eating light and rich dinners to lose weight in a period of 2 weeks.

In this article we are going to propose eating exquisite dishes at night with a high nutritional value but with very few calories, which will allow us to lose weight.

Many people are looking for an almost magical solution to lose weight quickly and effortlessly. Unfortunately there are no miracles and if someone tells you that they exist … you can start to distrust, but nevertheless with a little dedication as in this case in which we propose to prepare low-calorie dinners that do not make you fat, we will surely lose weight and lose at least 5 kilos in about 2 weeks.

At night our metabolism normally slows down, this is because in the evening the activity of our body is reduced and our body prepares to rest, therefore it would be counterproductive to eat a copious meal for dinner because we would be overloading our body with calories, which would lead to an accumulation of adipose tissue (fat) in our body due to the imbalance produced between the intake of calories and the activity we carry out to burn them.

All this explained … Why does it not seem so complicated?  

Well, for some people it can be, because they are used to having dinner the same as a midday meal and therefore their body will ask for food until they are satisfied, but …

Next, we are going to try to provide some light and hypocaloric dishes that are satiating at the same time to avoid staying hungry and achieve our goal of losing weight.

Eggs with Seasonal Mushrooms

Among the different light dinners that we present today, this dish stands out especially for how delicious it is. The nutritional contribution of mushrooms is very rich and provides very few calories. The egg, on the other hand, is a very protein food, the white has very few calories , the yolk a few more but it will also help us to be a little more satiated.

It is therefore a healthy dish recommended for everyone as it provides us with quality proteins, healthy fats and a good dose of vitamins and antioxidants.

  • Necessary ingredients: Egg, assorted mushrooms, garlic, salt, parsley and virgin olive oil, rosemary branch if desired to decorate.

Arugula, raisins and pear salad

If you want a light dinner, you cannot forget about salads , it is the dish par excellence , it will always depend on the ingredients you use but surely including 2 or 3 salads a week you will lose weight.

In this case, the arugula, which is the main element of the dish, not only provides us with very few calories but also acts as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory for our body, we will also benefit from the nutrients of the pear and to finish we will give it a sweet touch with some energy with some raisins and sunflower seeds.

  • Necessary ingredients: arugula, raisins, sunflower seeds, pear, olive oil, vinegar and salt.

Chicken wings with celery and carrot crudités

Due to its simplicity, its low price and its presentation, this is a special dish.

The chicken itself is a lean meat with very little fat and many proteins, so it is a meat to take into account if we want to lose weight , we also advise that the wings be baked (not fried) because they are also delicious and will always be it is better not to eat the skin, which is where the greatest amount of fat is concentrated.

On the other hand, we accompany it with thin strips of carrot and raw celery that will provide us with spectacular nutrients since both are rich in vitamins A, B, C, E and K and have a high antioxidant power.

  • Ingredients Needed: Chicken wings, carrots, celery, and tartar sauce if desired.

Mango salmorejo with prawns

This recipe for salmorejo with tomato and mango as the main ingredients is a fresh and natural dish, cleansing and that will come in handy to lose a few pounds .

Tomato as a fundamental ingredient is very rich in lycopene, an antioxidant substance that is converted into vitamin A, it also has a large amount of vitamins B and C, it contains very few calories and fat, making it ideal for weight loss diets.

Mango is also a good source of antioxidants and especially vitamins. Although mango will increase our feeling of satiety, among fruits it is probably one of the most caloric, so we must be careful so that the portion is not excessive.

  • Necessary ingredients: Tomato, mango, breadcrumbs, prawns, garlic clove, virgin olive oil, salt and lemon.

Cold beet and blueberry cream with mozarella

Beet is an extraordinary ingredient, among its innumerable properties we can name; It is very rich in iron and folic acid , it gives us a high content of vitamin C, it is a powerful antioxidant, it contains fiber and it helps us prevent constipation. Its caloric intake is very low, approximately 40 calories per 100 grams, therefore it is ideal in weight loss diets.

The blueberry is a fruit rich in flavonoids and with a very high antioxidant power, so with this cream we make a Detox cocktail that is very beneficial for our health.

  • Necessary ingredients: Beet, tomato, blueberries, chives, buffalo mozzarella, lemon, vinegar, salt, pepper, parsley and extra virgin oil.

Sea bass with baked vegetables

The whitefish in general and especially the sea bass in particular , usually part of weight loss diets and healthy eating and balanced so we can not leave aside the fish.

Seabass is a very rich source of high-quality protein that provides us with a low caloric value and also quality healthy fats . It is rich in B vitamins and minerals such as phosphorus, iron, calcium and iodine.

The contribution of vegetables such as peas and asparagus will increase the antioxidant and purifying power of this delicious recipe.

  • Necessary ingredients: Sea bass, peas, asparagus, palm hearts, onion, olive oil, sherry vinegar, glass of white wine.

Spinach and watercress salad

This is an authentic light recipe that provides very few calories and its ingredients give us a high detoxifying power.

Spinach is a very nutrient-rich vegetable, it contains high amounts of carotenoids and vitamins of group B, C and K.

They have a large percentage of water (92%) and barely provide about 40 kilocalories per 100 grams. Watercress also has a high nutritional value, among its benefits are that it favors the elimination of retained fluids and reduces inflammation.

  • Necessary ingredients: Spinach, watercress, black olives, fresh cheese, vinegar, salt, olive oil.

Pickled Broccoli and Cauliflower

Broccoli and Cauliflower like the rest of vegetables should be part of any menu to lose weight . In addition to having a high antioxidant power , they have a diuretic effect that will help us combat fluid retention and accumulation.

These vegetables are also very beneficial for cardiovascular diseases and help lower cholesterol. The only drawback is that they can feel bad for people with an irritable bowel syndrome type or similar pathology because they tend to accumulate gases in the body.

It is a very simple dish to prepare that requires very little time and resources. They can be cooked with white wine to enhance the flavor a bit.

  • Necessary ingredients: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Serrano ham, parsley, vinegar and extra olive oil, white wine.

Oat crepes stuffed with mushrooms

It is a light and rich dinner to lose weight. We will make the crepe dough with oatmeal since it has a large proportion of proteins and is one of the lowest calorie cereals, with soy milk which will provide us with less fat and with 2 egg whites and a yolk .

Later we will make a sauce of mushrooms and onion with a very little oil and if desired to increase its flavor we can add leek, parsley or chives.

  • Necessary ingredients: Oatmeal, soy milk, egg, mushrooms, onion, leek, parsley, salt and extra virgin oil.

Salmon burger

Salmon is an exquisite fish with omega-3 and 6 acids, widely used in weight loss diets and among those who suffer from some type of heart problem or hypertension .

The best thing would be to make this recipe based on two slices of fresh salmon that we will chop into very small pieces and then season them with oil, pepper and salt and create a homogeneous dough with a little breadcrumbs and with onion confit if desired.

Then we will accompany it with a cucumber salad, red onion and watercress or lamb’s lettuce. All of this will make an explosive mix to savor a low-calorie fish dish.

  • Necessary ingredients: Salmon, onion, bread, pepper, salt, olive oil, cucumber and watercress.

Tropical prawn cocktail with pineapple

An exquisite summer and tropical recipe . This recipe is based on pineapple, a draining, cleansing and antioxidant fruit .

To prepare it, we will cut the pineapple in half, and extract the fruit to chop it and add it again in the shell that will serve as a bowl. Later we will add iceberg salad and peeled prawns. To prepare the pink sauce, it will be enough to mix a little mayonnaise with tomato sauce and add a little orange juice if desired.

To decorate once the mixture is finished, we can add a little chives or parsley on top.

  • Ingredients: Pineapple, iceberg salad, prawns, pink sauce.

Chicken skewers with a touch of curry

A delicious dish for a light dinner , chicken breast provides us with a spectacular source of protein as it is also a lean, low-fat meat. We accompany it with vegetables with great antioxidant power ; tomato, pepper, leek and potatoes (we can add vegetables to taste although this combination provides a very rich source of vitamin C with high antioxidant power).

Finally, to give it a different touch we add a little curry powder (anti-inflammatory), pepper and salt.

As you can see, it is a rich and quick dish to prepare, with a medium-low caloric value that can be part of any healthy diet, you just have to cook the skewer on the grill on both sides and ready to eat!

  • Ingredients: Chopped chicken meat, tomato, pepper, leek and potatoes, curry spices and pepper powder, salt.

Light Strawberry and Spinach Salad

If you want to dine light and fresh this is one of the best options, it is a very low calorie recipe , the strawberry is a seasonal fruit with multiple antioxidant properties and with very high nutritional value.

Strawberry is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, it also contains significant amounts of folic acid and potassium. On the other hand, spinach, a fundamental ingredient in this salad, is a natural source of vitamins (C, K, B6, B9 and E) and is very rich in minerals and folic acid.

To this delicious salad we will add a special touch with the contribution of a little red onion, some dried fruit such as almonds or walnuts and sesame seeds.

  • Ingredients: Spinach, Strawberries, Red Onion, Sesame Seeds, Oil and Nuts.

Prawn Skewers with Pineapple

Some skewers shrimp with pineapple tidbits are the solution to a rich dinner that gives us on the one hand the necessary protein to be satisfied, in addition to few calories since the seafood we not add lots of calories, and on the other hand the pineapple we helps to drain the body due to its diuretic properties.

If we consider that dinner may be scarce, we can take a little fat-burning broth beforehand that will help us control our appetite. As you already know, hot broths contribute to a higher level of satiety.

  • Ingredients: prawns and pineapple (you can accompany the skewer with other optional vegetables such as pepper, onion, broccoli, etc)

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