Healthy Lunch And Dinner Recipes For Weight Loss

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This article will show you some healthy lunch and dinner recipes for weight loss!!

The easiest way to lose weight is to simply watch what you eat. If you don’t want to spend your time preparing complicated meals, check out this list of healthy lunch and dinner recipes for weight loss.

Healthy Lunch And Dinner Recipes For Weight Loss

Pesto Gnocchi with Green Beans and Tomatoes

Vegetarian pesto gnocchi with green beans and tomatoes

When you make this pesto gnocchi, figure 2 tablespoons per plate—and throw in some healthy extras like tomatoes and green beans to bring substance and balance to the bowl.

Ultimate BLT

Healthy ultimate blt

Instead of being slathered in a sea of sauce, we chose to crown our BLT with a soft, oozing fried egg—the only condiment you need. It adds gooey goodness and a punch of protein you’ll be glad to have.

Chinese Chicken Salad

Healthy chinese chicken salad

With mandarins and toasted almonds, it’s the perfect blend of sweet and savory.

Caprese Tomato Towers

Vegetarian caprese tomato towers

The classic tomato salad from Capri, Italy, is a study in simplicity: sweet, acidic tomatoes contrasted with creamy mozzarella slabs and the bright herbal bite of fresh basil, yet with a complex taste you’ll crave.

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Healthy spinach & goat cheese salad with apples & warm bacon dressing

With the addition of caramelized apples, toasted pecans, and creamy goat cheese, this retro spinach salad finally achieves perfect harmony with nearly half of the caloric intake as a similar salad in a restaurant.

Bolognese Fettuccine with Turkey

Low-calorie bolognese fettuccine turkey

Pasta is forever a go-to comfort food, and this recipe makes for the perfect, good-for-you dish you can indulge in. It’s certainly not a boring desk salad, making it the perfect addition to your rotation of healthy lunch recipes.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

low-calorie tortilla soup

Between the pulled chicken, the soothing tomato broth, and the pile of fixings, what’s not to love?

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Chimichurri

Healthy grilled chicken sandwich with chimichurri

This grilled chicken sandwich delivers heroic flavor by employing chimichurri, an Argentine herb-based sauce that would make shoe leather taste like fine dining, along with a solid supporting cast of sweet peppers, sharp raw onions, and peppery greens. Good luck finding a side salad, let alone a real sandwich, at a restaurant for 310 calories.

Slow Cooker Beef Goulash

slow cooker beef goulash in a white serving dish

Now, you might be thinking that a goulash—which is a meat and veggies stew—would require a lot of time, but our recipe is made for your slow cooker. All you have to do is combine all of the ingredients into it, and let the time-saving appliance work its magic while you do whatever it is you need to do. It’s that easy!

Cuban Tomato and Black Bean Soup

cuban tomato and black bean soup

Low in calories, but high in flavor? Yes, this flavorful black bean soup really hits the spot. Plus, it’s perfect for your lunch meal prep!

Chicken Fried Rice

Healthy chicken fried rice

By adding tons of yummy veggies in the mix, you won’t turn to the takeout menu again.

Green Chile Pork Soup

green chile pork soup and bread

This soup is infused with pork, beans, peppers, russet potatoes, onions, and roasted corn, which gives our soup a hearty texture that’s actually filling–no limp noodles and broth here! It’s low in calories and will give you 25 grams of protein, plus six grams of fiber, meaning it’s a great healthy lunch recipe for weight loss.

Open-Face Hot Ham and Cheese with Chipotle Mayo

open face hot ham cheese chipotle mayo

This may seem like a breakfast recipe, but trust us, it’s just a delicious during lunchtime. An open-face sandwich is an easy way to cut back on calories because there is only one slice of bread involved, so you can still satisfy your sandwich craving and reach your weight loss goals.

Chicken Fajita Burrito

Healthy chicken fajita burrito

This burrito is American in spirit, which is to say it’s hearty and generously filled, but without the caloric excesses found at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Baja Fresh, and the country’s other burrito barons. We’ve not only made this recipe so that it will save you in calories, but it’s also quick and easy to make, so it’ll save you time, too.

Cranberry Mustard Mini Tuna Melts

Cranberry mustard mini tuna melts

This tuna melt recipe is one of a kind, simply by the way it is made. Similar to an open-faced tuna melt, these tuna melts have a bread base with a cheesy, tuna salad filling on top. Assembling them is much easier than you think—perfect for your weekly meal prep

Acai Bowl

acai bowl with blueberries and kiwi in white bowl with spoon

Once you’ve seen how easy it can be to make a smoothie bowl, you might just bid your breakfast (or lunch!) smoothie goodbye. Either way, it’s one nutritious acai bowl recipe you’ll want to keep in your back pocket for those days you’re craving a sweeter breakfast. Plus, it’s so pretty, you’ll definitely want to ‘gram it.

Broccoli-Cheese Eggs in a Mug

broccoli cheese eggs in mugs with forks

This easy, nutrient-rich meal takes just five minutes to make, and it’s even easier if you chop the vegetables ahead of time. All you need is a mug, some cooking spray, and a microwave, and you’ll have a filling meal ready to go in no time. And with just 314 calories and 519 milligrams of sodium per serving, this mug recipe is way healthier than many of the grab-and-go breakfast options out there.

Clean Bean, Salmon, and Kale Salad

Mason jar salads are an easy way to make your healthy lunch recipes ahead of time for the week, so you won’t be tempted to buy lunch out after you get to the office. This recipe will take a bit of work, including cooking the salmon fillets. However, it will stay fresh in the fridge for up to three days, so one day’s worth of prep will give you four salads to tuck away.

Warm Goat Cheese Salad

Vegetarian warm goat cheese salad

If you want to lose weight and drop at least 15 pounds this year, replace every restaurant salad you eat with a homemade version. Start with this one: The warm goat cheese crouton and sweet, crisp pear will make a salad believer out of anyone. It’s basically the goat cheese salad recipe to end all other salads.

Butternut Squash Pasta Salad

Butternut squash pasta salad

If you’re looking for easy, healthy lunch recipes for weight loss, but you’re tired of lettuce-based salads, this butternut squash pasta salad recipe will be a game-changer. Like other Mason jar salads, this recipe can be made in advance, and it’s packed full of nutritious veggies.

Cinnamon-Roasted Sweet Potato Salad With Wild Rice

mason jars of sweet potato salad with rice

Think Mason jars are just for drinks or packing lettuce-based salads? Think again. This sweet potato salad puts a new spin on the term, layering cinnamon-roasted sweet potato pieces with shredded chicken, carrots, and plenty of seasoning. Combined with a serving of wild rice, this is a full meal in a jar.

Perfect Fried Rice Cups

Fried rice cups

Craving some Chinese food, but don’t feel like spending the money? Before splurging on some pork fried rice and egg rolls again, why not try making some delicious fried rice at home? This fried rice cups recipe will make perfect portions of fried rice while keeping that calorie count nice and low!

Spinach-Pomegranate Salad With Roasted Turkey

mason jar salad with spinach, turkey, cara cara oranges, and pomegranate seeds on wooden tray with jar of nuts and white plate

With 21 grams of protein and four grams of fiber, this salad is as satisfying as it is pretty. And thanks to the layered Mason jar technique, you can make this salad up to three days ahead of time. Just don’t pour the dressing on until you’re ready to eat it—you don’t want to end up with a soggy salad.

Mexican Quinoa and Chicken Salad

mexican quinoa and chicken salad on wooden cutting board with bowl of salsa

Not sure how to incorporate quinoa into your day-to-day meals? This recipe is a great place to start. With salsa, black beans, corn, onion, and avocado, along with fresh herbs, this Mexican quinoa is a super-flavorful take on the superfood.

Crock-Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Crock pot chicken noodle soup with bread on a table.

Instead of buying the soup, salad, and breadsticks lunch deal over at Olive Garden, you can have an easy (and healthy) version of it right at home. This recipe is delectable with some freshly baked bread (like a sourdough baguette) and a fresh, crispy garden salad with some Italian dressing. It’s one of the easiest healthy lunch recipes to meal prep.

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