Dinner meals must be light even if you are not on a diet. It is because our digestive system functions best in the morning and slows down during the night. So, it is best advised to keep your diet meals low in carb and protein. Consume as much as your body needs and according to the intensity of workout you perform. In this article, you will find all the easy and best recipes for diet meals that you can consume at dinner. We know it is a big task to plan your meals if you’re trying to lose some pounds. Since we also understand your busy hectic life, we have the easiest diet meals that you can incorporate in your dinner.
Diet Meals – Mushroom & Black Bean Burrito
Things you need– Sliced onions, rice, olive oil, diced mushrooms, minced garlic, paprika, powdered cumin, tomato puree, cooked beans, salt to taste, black pepper powder, tortilla flour, grated cheese, coriander, jalapeños, sour cream.
Method– cook the rice perfectly, alongside, heat some oil and add onions and mushroom one after another. Sauté until it is slightly golden and then add garlic, paprika, and tomato puree one by one. Followed by rice and beans, then mix it well so that each of them is filled with flavor.
Take a tortilla and place the rice mix on the center, and cheese on top. Now fold the four sides of the tortilla inside and make yourself a wrap. Now put the burritos folded side facing down on a tray, and start making yourself a sauce.
You need to mix chopped jalapenos, coriander, and sour cream with a dash of salt and pepper powder. Now, spread the sauce on the burritos and bake it for 15mins or more at 375 degrees Celsius.
Diet Meal Quinoa Salad Recipe
Things You Need– Quinoa, balsamic vinegar, limes, peeled and diced mango, diced red bell pepper, chopped red onions, unsweetened coconut flakes (as we don’t want any additives), almonds & raisins, coriander leaves.
Method – Cook quinoa according to package, in a bowl mix balsamic vinegar and lemon. Now in another large bowl mix everything i.e., quinoa, mango, bell pepper, chopped onions, coconut flakes, almonds & raisins, and coriander leaves. Now top it with the vinegar and lemon mixture and serve it for dinner.
Food To Avoid In A Diet Meal
Say no to baked and fried items always. Restaurant hamburgers might say they are diet meals and count calories but they are not healthy options if you are looking to lose some pounds. In the market, many chips and snacks claim to be baked or low calorie, stay away from them if you don’t want to gain weight. Sugar and salt are the next two items you must avoid. White rice, white bread even Nutri bars or granola bars, as they may contain as many calories as a whole day meal.