5 low calorie recipes

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Thinking about losing weight? Then innovate in your kitchen by learning to prepare new dishes with delicious flavors that will help you enjoy your food to the fullest even if you are on a diet. There is a misconception in thinking that when we want to lose weight we have to give up one of the greatest pleasures in life, food, but that is not true, you just have to change some habits when cooking to enjoy dishes very tasty and most importantly low in calories! In this article we are going to propose 5 recipes that are low in calories and that use healthy foods but cooked in a delicious way that emphasizes the variety of flavors. Enjoy your diet without giving up the pleasure of food.

Chicken cubes with asparagus

Within a diet to lose weight, proteins can never be lacking as it is a food group that barely contains fat and provides us with a large amount of very favorable nutrients for the proper functioning of our body. But not all the ingredients will help us lose weight because, among meats, lean ones contain the least fat (chicken, turkey or rabbit) and among fish you should always opt for whites.

Next we are going to give you a delicious low-calorie recipe for chicken with wild asparagus, two very good ingredients for our body and that, in addition, will not provide us with hardly any calories. You will need to:

  • 1 chicken breast without fillet
  • 2 or 3 wild asparagus
  • Garlic powder
  • Oregano
  • A splash of white wine
  • Salt and pepper

The first thing we will do for this recipe is to cook the asparagus, for this, we will put a pot of water on the fire and, while it is heating, we will wash and cut the asparagus into small pieces. When it breaks the boil you will have to add the asparagus and add a pinch of salt so that it cooks with a touch of flavor; let them cook for 10 minutes or when you check that they are soft. Then, remove them and reserve.

The next step will be to cook the chicken and, for this, we will put a little oil in a pan and, while it is heating, we will cut the breast into cubes. When it is hot, we will add the meat to the fire and add salt and pepper to taste, let it cook properly for about 7 or 10 minutes.

After this time, we will add the asparagus to the pan so that the two flavors intermingle, add oregano and a little garlic powder to emphasize its flavor. Also add a splash of wine and let the alcohol evaporate with the heat of the fire for about 5 more minutes. And ready!

Quinoa with baked vegetables

Within a weight loss plan, carbohydrates such as quinoa should be part of your menu but, yes, it is best to take them during breakfast and / or lunch time as they are ingredients with a high energy contribution and, if not They use their calories as a source of energy, they end up stored in the body as saturated fat. So carbohydrates yes but always during the first half of the day.

In addition, you must bear in mind that it is always better to avoid whites (rice, pasta or white bread) and opt for those that are whole because they contain more fiber, a perfect component for our diet as it helps to improve intestinal transit and reduces appetite. . Next we are going to talk to you about quinoa, a perfect cereal to lose weight.

Ingredients you need:

  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Ginger powder
  • Mint
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 cup of quinoa washed
  • 3 cups of water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oil

The first thing we will do for this low calorie recipe is to prepare the vegetables: we will have to cut the eggplant, the zucchini, the pepper and the tomato into cubes; we chop the onion into small pieces like the garlic, which should be well minced. Now we will season the vegetables with ginger powder, cinnamon and mint to give it a delicious and different touch.

The next step is to place the vegetables on a baking sheet and pour a little oil on top; let them cook at a temperature of 180ºC for about 30 or 40 minutes or until you see that they are cooked and crisp. Reservation.

Now it is the turn of the quinoa, an ingredient that needs to be washed prior to cooking to remove the saponin; you just have to put them in a strainer and wash it in cold water. You will have to cook it by bringing the water to a boil with a pinch of salt and let it cook for 15 minutes or when you see that the grains have swollen and opened.

To finish you will only have to mix the vegetables with the quinoa so that all the flavors are integrated or, if you want a presentation like the one in the photo, you will only have to get a plating ring and place a quinoa base, then the vegetables and, to finish, another layer of quinoa. It is done! A delicious dish that you are sure to love.

Scrambled eggs with spinach with prawns

Among the best low-calorie recipes we must also highlight those that use a product full of protein: the egg. It is a very healthy option to add to your diet and enjoy all its benefits and intense flavor. There are many ways to prepare it but, next, we are going to show you a light recipe that is mixed with spinach and prawns, two perfect products to help us keep the line. You will need to:

  • 5 prawns
  • 10 spinach leaves
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parsley

We start by putting a drizzle of oil in a frying pan to cook the prawns , they must be peeled and headless; Sauté them for about 2 minutes and add salt and pepper to taste to enhance their flavor. Then you will have to add the spinach leaves that should be fresh, if they are very large, it is better to chop them a little with your hands or with scissors so that they can be integrated correctly with the other ingredients. Add a pinch of parsley and stir.

Now we just have to add the eggs in the pan and mix so that they break and, thus, we get the scramble that we wanted to prepare. You will have to mix until you see that they have been cooked perfectly, salt and pepper and plating. Ready!

Wild asparagus with ham and cheese

Now we are going to give you a light recipe for dinner time that will help you lose weight by providing your body with very beneficial nutrients for optimal functioning. For this we will use asparagus as the main ingredient but we will give it a different and delicious touch by surrounding it with ham and gratin cheese. Take aim!

Ingredients you need:

  • 10 green asparagus
  • 2 slices of Serrano ham
  • 2 slices of cheese 0%
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

We start by washing the asparagus well and cutting the hardest parts that are in their lower part, in this way, we will make them tender and delicious. When they are ready we will have to cook them in a frying pan that will have to contain a drizzle of hot olive oil; season and let them cook for about 10 minutes. We withdraw.

Next we will have to wrap the bunch of asparagus with the slices of Serrano ham and then cover it with the slices of cheese. We preheat the oven to 180ºC and, when it is hot, we put our plate until we see that the cheese melts and is gratin. We take it out and serve it immediately to enjoy the intense and delicious flavor.

Light custard

And within this compilation of 5 low-calorie recipes, a sweet proposal could not be missing because, although we are on a diet, there are many light desserts that can be part of your planning without any problem.

Ingredients you need:

  • 750 ml of skim or skim milk
  • 5 egg yolks
  • Lemon peel
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Liquid sweetener
  • 45 g cornstarch or corn flour

The first step in this recipe is to mix the cornstarch with a splash of skim milk until a smooth paste is created. Next we will have to split the eggs and separate the yolk from the white, then we will only need the most orange part of the egg (the yolk). We will add it and beat with a fork or a few rods until all the flavors are integrated.

In a separate saucepan we will pour milk and add the lemon peel, the sweetener and the cinnamon. Keep stirring until it starts to boil because, at that moment, you will have to turn off the heat and remove the cinnamon and lemon peel. Next we will add the hot milk in the previous mixture and stir so that all the ingredients are perfectly integrated.

Now you will have to add the mixture back to the saucepan to cook it at a low temperature and make it thicken. Let it cook for about 5 minutes and then remove it from the heat, placing the mixture in different containers. You should put it in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 hours so that it cools down and acquires the typical consistency of custard. Ready!

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