Before the summer, it’s a belt! Winter has left its mark on your pretty bodysuit and before parading around in a swimsuit on the beach, you’d like to get back to a healthy weight.
Problem is, you’re not a real fan of diets… Green salad without dressing, butter sandwich without butter, French fries without ketchup. You’re not a big fan and you only last a few hours before you stuff yourself with a burger.
We understand, this period of torture is already quite complicated, so why add to it with dishes without any flavor? The fact that you are in slimming mode is so irritating, so let’s try to find meals that will fill you with happiness.
What if we told you that we know how to put you on a diet and still eat great food? All you have to do is find healthy recipes, so you can vary your green salad with your own!
Are you ready to enjoy your diet as you’ve never enjoyed it before? Here are 8 healthy and 100% diet recipes.
1 – SPRING ROLL
Ingredients: 6 sheets of rice, 1 chicken cutlet, 1/2 avocado, 1 carrot, 1/2 lemon, coriander, mint, 1 handful of rice vermicelli, 1 handful of peanuts, a few lettuce leaves, nuoc-nam sauce, 1 clove of garlic, salt, and pepper.
Recipe: Cook your chicken in a pan of water with salt, pepper, coriander, the juice of half a lemon, and the nuoc-nam sauce. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. To finish cooking your meat, let it rest for 1 hour. On a baking sheet, brown all your peanuts in the oven, about 5 minutes at 200°. Cut and pit your avocado and roughly crush its flesh, add some lemon juice and a tablespoon of chopped coriander. Mix well. Cut your washed lettuce leaves into julienne strips, peel your carrots, and cut them into sticks or tagliatelle with a mandolin. Dip your rice vermicelli in boiling water for 5 minutes, run under cold water, and drain. Chop your mint leaves. Dry your chicken on a paper towel, slice it very thinly. Spread a damp cloth on a work surface, then dip a sheet of rice into a bowl of cold water for 5 seconds, place it on the cloth, and place the filling at the bottom of the sheet. Roll the sheet up to its half, fold in the sides and finish rolling to obtain a nice roll. Do the same for the others. Serve with sauce and salad leaves.
2- SUMMER SALAD
Ingredients: 1 baguette, 3 spoons of extra virgin olive oil, 1 bowl of cherry tomatoes, 8 mini mozzarella balls, 100 g of chicken, 1 bunch of basil leaves.
Recipe: Preheat your oven to 190 degrees. Cut your baguette in half horizontally. With a pastry brush, brush both sides of the bread with olive oil. Cut your bread into small pieces and bake for 10 minutes. In a bowl, add the tomatoes, mozzarella, chicken cut into small pieces, basil, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix with the bread and enjoy.
3- PASTA SALAD
Ingredients: 2 tomatoes, 70 g of pasta, basil, and 1/2 tablespoon of mozzarella.
Recipe: Cook your pasta and let it cool. Cut your tomatoes into small pieces and crush them to obtain a puree. Mix the tomatoes and the pasta and add the chopped basil and the mozzarella.
4- SALMON SKEWERS WITH PESTO
Ingredients: 400 g of salmon, 1/2 tablespoon of sesame seeds, 3 small onions, 40 g of pine nuts, olive oil, and 1 bunch of coriander.
Recipe: Cut your salmon into cubes of the size you want and thread them onto skewers. Cook your pine nuts. Blend the peeled onions, cilantro, and pine nuts, adding olive oil little by little until you have pesto. Sprinkle the skewers with sesame seeds and cook them in a pan for 10 minutes.
5- GRILLED CHEESE WITH AVOCADO
Ingredients: 2 slices of bread, 2 slices of cheddar cheese, basil, pesto, 1/2 avocado.
Recipe: Toast your slices of bread then spread them with pesto. Arrange the cheese, basil, and avocado slices on top. Close the sandwich and cook it in the pan for 3 or 4 minutes.
6- STUFFED PEPPERS
Ingredients: 3 large red peppers, 30g ground turkey, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 small chopped red onion, 2 tablespoons garlic powder, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon cumin powder, 2 spoons chili powder, 1 cup corn, 3 tomatoes, grated cheese, fresh cilantro.
Recipe: Cut the tops off your peppers, remove the stems and chop the tops. Fry the onions first with the coconut oil, then add the turkey to a pan and cook until golden. Add the spices, chopped pepper tops, and corn and continue cooking until the meat is done. Stuff the peppers with the meat. In a small saucepan, pour the sliced tomatoes and cook them until you have a tomato sauce, adding water if necessary. Finally, place your peppers in a standing position. The pan should be small enough to hold the peppers tightly so that they stand up while cooking. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cheese on each bell pepper, then place the baking dish in the oven. Bake at 190°C for about 30 minutes. Season and enjoy.
7- VANILLA/STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE
Ingredients: 1/4 cup oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup chopped strawberries, 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
Recipe: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend. Then place all your ingredients in a cool place for 3 hours. You can stir and enjoy.
8- ASIAN DISH
Ingredients: 1 cup of white rice, 12 broccoli florets, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 70 g of chicken cut into pieces, salt, pepper, 1 green onion thinly sliced, soy sauce, 1/2 cup of chicken broth, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar, 2 cloves of chopped garlic.
Recipe: In a large saucepan, cook the rice. Steam the broccoli. Heat the olive oil and add the chicken. Mix the chicken broth, soy sauce, and garlic in your pan. Add all your ingredients to a dish and enjoy!