Easy Recipes For Dieting


Easy recipes for dieting isn’t about having to starve yourself for days on end just to get in shape. You can have your cake and eat it too when it comes to cooking up healthy recipes that are low in carbs and high in protein.

One of the most frequent questions I get from a lot of my followers is on how to lose weight fast. They say that so much that I made up my own term for them called the “Quick Weight Losers”. The truth is, it actually takes time to lose weight but if you learn some easy recipes for dieting, it will really speed up the process and make it much less painful as well.

Easy Recipes For Dieting

Diet Recipes-Let’s face it, there are no end to diet regimes! Thanks to the internet that provides us so many ideas and options to choose from. While everyone starts off on a positive and serious note, only a few manage to stick to it till the end, unfortunately. Those celebrity endorsed diet regimes always paint a picture of it being the best thing, making you believe every word of it.

“So Megan Fox followed a Paleo diet, may be that’ll help me shed a few pounds. Or should I go for the 5:2 diet that Jennifer Aniston and Beyonce took up? ” such is the quintessential state of flux in an average dieter’s mind.

And finally, those nonsensically bizarre diet regimes that restrict one’s intake only to a few food items, barring every other consumable item on the face of this planet. In such a scenario it remains of utmost importance to accept and understand the fact, that crash diets may work instantly but in the longer run are capable of making our bodies devoid of some of the most essential nutrients. Experts across the globe suggest teaming regular exercise with a well-balanced diet characterised by portion control and cutting down on junk food, processed food items, alcohol, smoking and caffeine.

This piece aims to debunk some of the most widely committed crimes against one’s own health in the name of ‘dieting’. This can be your guide to how to diet properly, the dos and the don’ts, followed by a spread of scrumptiously healthy recipes that’ll keep the taste intact and your health too.


Key to Success: A Balanced Diet | Do’s and Don’ts 

Experts suggest that a wholesome diet should comprise a daily dose of anti-oxidants, protein, iron, fibre, calcium, Vitamin D and many other essential nutrients. This would require you to consume dry fruits, green leafy vegetables, fish, lentils, fruits, nuts, dairy and poultry items – all divided in small meals, scattered throughout the day. Vegetarians can substitute non-vegetarian sources of nutrients with foods like soy, mushrooms, tofu, cottage cheese and so on. Apart from these, following points should also be kept in mind.

For those who think that following some kind of a special diet regime or a weight-loss programme is imperative, make sure that you do it right and stick to it till the very end. According to a Delhi-based weight management expert, Dr. Gargi Sharma, “Before taking on a weight-loss program, there are certain things you should know. The first is your Body Mass Index or BMI.” This is followed by an assessment of the kind of body type you have and the ‘perfect’ diet programme or exercise regime to suit you the best.

In addition to this, keep the following in mind:

– Do it under supervision

– Get a tailor-made programme (a combination of customised diet and exercise plan) to suit your requirements and your body type.

– Make your regime an exciting, satisfying and flexible one, not the one based on abstinence which will make it tedious and hard to follow.

And, for those who think that being on a diet is all about giving up on all the deliciousness in life, think again. We have put together some of the easiest, simplest and yummiest of preparations that will make healthy eating loads of fun.

Some Easy Recipes For Dieting

We all know how hard it can be and how much sacrifice has to be made when it comes to losing weight successfully. A lot of us spend hours surfing the net, browsing through hundreds of different recipes in hopes that something tasty, yet easy to make is to come out of these recipes.

1. Low fat French Onion Soup

Savour the traditional French onion soup cooked the healthy way. Chef Divya Burman keeps the quintessential flavours alive while giving the entire preparation a healthy makeover.


2. Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

The goodness of chicken teamed with the crunch of sesame seeds and subtle flavours of tangy dressing. This one comes packed with nutrients and flavours.


3. Quinoa Risotto

Step beyond the conventional – give rice a skip and replace with ingredients like quinoa and couscous. A hearty meal put together using quinoa, olive oil and a handful of basic spices and herbs.


4. Thai Soyabean In Cabbage Cups

A delightful vegetarian treat that comes packed with nutrients and spellbinding flavours. Here’s a delicious mix of soya in Thai herbs and spices.


5. Nahm Jim Steamed Fish

Steamed preparations are some of the healthiest and great for your diet. Indulge in the flavourful brilliance of steamed fish fillets cooked in Thai ingredients.

6. Jowar Medley

Tired of eating poha, quinoa or brown rice? Make way for jowar! Tossed with chunky vegetables and rice bran oil, this is your sure shot recipe to health.


7. Oats Idli

For the love of South Indian food, we present to you the classic idli with a healthier spin – these are made of oats.


8. Tofu and Cashew Mayonnaise

Can’t get mayo out of your mind as well as your plate? Try this all-vegan, healthy version of mayo with no eggs or oil, yes it’s magic!


9. Chicken Masala without Oil

Here’s your wildest dream come true, a quick and easy way to cook chicken curry with absolutely no oil.


List of Some Easy Recipes For Dieting

Cabbage Diet Soup

Weight-Loss Cabbage Soup

Rating: 4.5 star
Loaded with cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, tomato and plenty of seasoning, this healthy vegetable soup packs in lots of flavor and is ultra-satisfying. This easy recipe makes a big batch for lunches or veggie-packed snacks all week. If you want to bump up the satisfaction factor even more, top with a little cheese or avocado.

Mediterranean Chickpea Quinoa Bowl

Rating: 4.5 stars
Quinoa and chickpeas pack this vegetarian grain bowl with plenty of plant-based protein. Whip up a batch of these Mediterranean meals and pack in containers with lids to stash in the fridge for easy, healthy grab & go lunches all week long.

Sloppy Joe Casserole

Rating: 4 stars
Like sloppy Joes? Then you’ll love this sloppy Joe casserole recipe. This kid-friendly dinner has the classic sloppy Joe flavors kids love, while parents will like all the veggies that are packed in to make it a healthy meal.

Veggie & Hummus Sandwich

Rating: 5 stars
This mile-high vegetable and hummus sandwich makes the perfect heart-healthy vegetarian lunch to go. Mix it up with different flavors of hummus and different types of vegetables depending on your mood.
overhead shot of vegetable soup in a black cast iron pot

Vegetable Weight-Loss Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars
A big bowl of this veggie-packed minestrone will leave you satisfied for hours without consuming a lot of calories, which is helpful when trying to lose weight. Plus, it’s an easy way to boost your vegetable servings for the day—something all of us could benefit from. Top with a dollop of pesto before devouring this delicious vegetable soup and consider serving with a hunk of toasted whole-wheat bread to help round out the meal.

Vegan Coconut Chickpea Curry

Rating: 5 
To make this 20-minute vegan curry even faster, buy precut veggies from the salad bar at the grocery store. To make it a full, satisfying dinner, serve over cooked brown rice. When shopping for simmer sauce, look for one with 400 mg of sodium or less and check the ingredient list for cream or fish sauce if you want to keep this vegan. If you like a spicy kick, add a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce at the end.

 Spicy Weight-Loss Cabbage Soup

Rating: 5 stars
Based on a popular weight-loss plan, this healthy cabbage soup recipe gets tons of flavor and a metabolism-boosting kick from spicy chiles.

Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajita Bowls

Rating: 5 stars
Skip the tortillas in favor of this warm fajita salad, which features a nutritious medley of chicken with roasted kale, bell peppers and black beans. The chicken, beans and vegetables are all cooked on the same pan, so this healthy dinner is easy to make and the cleanup is easy too.
Slow Cooker Mediterranean Diet Stew in White Bowl

Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Diet Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars
With a focus on vegetables, fiber-rich legumes and healthy fats, this slow-cooker stew fits the bill for those following the Mediterranean diet. Swap out the chickpeas for white beans for a different twist, or try collards or spinach in place of the kale. A drizzle of olive oil to finish pulls together the flavors of this easy vegan crock-pot stew.
Slow-Cooker Chicken White Bean Stew

Slow-Cooker Chicken & White Bean Stew

Rating: 4 stars
This load-and-go slow-cooker chicken recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Serve this Tuscan-inspired dish with crusty bread, a glass of Chianti and a salad.

Hearty Chickpea & Spinach Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars
This satisfying stew comes together in a snap. Mashed chickpeas add body to the broth, and tomato paste adds a savory note without piling on the sodium. To simplify the prep, look for chopped fresh onion and shredded carrot or a soup starter mix in the produce section.
a wire rack with Baked Banana-Nut Oatmeal Cups

Baked Banana-Nut Oatmeal Cups

Rating: 4.5 stars
Muffins meet oatmeal in these moist and tasty grab-and-go oatmeal cups. Feel free to swap out the pecans for any other nut–walnuts would be great–or omit them altogether. Make a batch on the weekend and keep them in your fridge or freezer for quick and easy breakfasts all week. Reheat in the microwave for about 40 seconds.
Vegan Superfood Buddha Bowls

Vegan Superfood Grain Bowls

Rating: 4.5 stars
This nutrient-packed grain bowl recipe comes together in 15 minutes with the help of a few convenience-food shortcuts like prewashed baby kale, microwavable quinoa and precooked beets. Pack these ahead to keep on hand for easy meal-prep lunches or dinners on busy nights.


Rating: 4.5 stars
This vegetable-packed minestrone soup recipe is inspired by a popular Weight Watchers vegetable soup recipe. It makes a big pot of soup, so keep some in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and freeze the rest in single-serve portions. That way you always have an easy, delicious vegetable soup to start your meal or to eat for lunch. Think of this vegetable minestrone recipe as a starting point for other healthy soup variations, too: toss in leftover chopped cooked chicken or whole-wheat pasta or brown rice to make it more satisfying.

Spinach & Artichoke Dip Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars
If you’ve ever wanted to make a meal out of warm spinach and artichoke dip, this creamy pasta is for you. And here’s what’s almost as good as the flavor of this comforting dish: the fact that this healthy dinner takes just 20 minutes to prepare.
Pasta & White Bean Soup

White Bean Soup with Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars
We use mirepoix—a combination of onion, celery and carrots—to flavor this soup. Keep a store-bought bag of the mixture in your freezer to ensure you always have some on hand without worrying about it going bad.
Winter Vegetable Mulligatawny Soup

Winter Vegetable Mulligatawny Soup

Rating: 5 stars
Our meatless version of the Indian-inspired British colonial soup includes parsnip and squash to keep it hearty and satisfying.
White Bean & Sun-Dried Tomato Gnocchi

White Bean & Sun-Dried Tomato Gnocchi

Rating: 4.5 stars
Sun-dried tomatoes are the star of this recipe— providing texture and umami. Combined with the spinach, they make this dish a great source of vitamins C and K.

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars
Make a double batch of this quick vegetarian chili, full of black beans and sweet potatoes, and eat it for lunch the next day or freeze the extras for another night. We love the smoky heat from the ground chipotle, but omit it if you prefer a mild chili. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread and coleslaw.
chickpea curry (chhole)

Chhole (Chickpea Curry)

Rating: 4.5 stars
Made with convenient canned beans, this quick and healthy Indian recipe is an authentic chickpea curry that you can make in minutes. If you want an additional vegetable, stir in some roasted cauliflower florets. Serve with brown basmati rice or warm naan.
Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Chicken & Chickpea Soup

Slow-Cooker Chicken & Chickpea Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars
This set-it-and-forget-it slow-cooker recipe simmers away all day so you come home to a warm and healthy dinner the whole family will love. Using bone-in chicken is the key to making rich soup without adding broth.

Easy Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4 stars
These healthy salmon cakes are a delicious way to boost your intake of omega-3s. It is also a great way to use convenient canned (or leftover) salmon. The tangy dill sauce provides a tart balance to these easy salmon patties.
creamy white chili in a bowl

Creamy White Chili with Cream Cheese

Rating: 4.5 star
This rich, yet healthy, white chicken chili comes together in a flash thanks to quick-cooking chicken thighs and canned white beans. Mashing some of the beans acts as a fast thickener when your soups don’t have a long time to simmer. Cream cheese adds the final bit of richness and a hint of sweet tang.

Easy Pea & Spinach Carbonara

Rating: 4.5 stars
Fresh pasta cooks up faster than dried, making it a must-have for fast weeknight dinners like this luscious yet healthy meal. Eggs are the base of the creamy sauce. They don’t get fully cooked, so use pasteurized-in-the-shell eggs if you prefer.

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