21 Healthy Food Recipes to Help You Lose Weight

Kaelin Tuell Poulin, LadyBoss Co-Founder, Weight Loss Expert, Best Selling Author

Kaelin Tuell Poulin is an award-winning fitness professional, best selling author, and weight loss expert who personally lost 65 pounds in 7 months. The founder of The LadyBoss Movement, her LadyBoss Formula has helped tens of thousands of women lose weight and keep it off forever.
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The Best Healthy Food Recipes To Lose Weight Are Easy, Tasty

Losing weight is hard. Believe me, I know. I struggled for years to battle food addictions.

But what helped me finally lose 65 pounds and keep it off was understanding the key to losing weight is using healthy food recipes so you don’t feel like you’re starving.

If you feel like you’re denying yourself your favorite foods, you’ll be less likely to stick to your new healthy eating plan. And you’ll be more likely to binge eat when you have the chance to eat those foods.

That’s why at LadyBoss® we’ve created our Pocket Personal Trainer filled with hundreds of healthy food recipes that are easy to make, taste great, and will help you lose weight.

Here’s a sample of the recipes you’ll find in the Pocket Personal Trainer, which you can access for FREE for one week. LadyBoss provides not only the recipes but also videos to show you how to prepare the meals and handy grocery lists of the ingredients you need that you can take shopping.

To help you get started on your new eating plan, here are some of my favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and smoothie recipes. Enjoy!

Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and way too many people skip it. Eating a healthy breakfast revs up your metabolism and helps you burn more calories during the day. Fueling your body early also makes it less likely you’ll give in to the temptation of a fast-food breakfast or those doughnuts your co-worker brought to the office.

Healthy Pancake Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ scoop LadyBoss LEAN Vanilla Cake Protein Powder
  • 3 strawberries
  • 1 ⁄4 c old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ⁄4 c fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 ⁄2 c egg whites
  • 1 ⁄4 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 4 strawberries
  • 1/2 packet granulated stevia

Instructions
 

  • Mix protein pancake Ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • At the same time, heat griddle or frying pan over medium heat.
  • Once warm, spray griddle with cooking spray and pour the batter in small circles.
  • After about 4 minutes, or when the bottom of the pancake is firm or lightly browned, flip over and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove pancake from skillet with spatula.
  • Top with strawberries and stevia.

Notes

The batter will not bubble like normal pancake batter.
To make sure pancake is done, gently lift with a spatula.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Prep Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • ½ c old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 small apple cored and diced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ c water
  • 1 tbsp almonds roughly chopped

Instructions
 

  • Add all Ingredients to a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave on high for 90 seconds.

Healthy Egg Recipe: Italian Breakfast

Italian Breakfast

Cook Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ c pizza sauce
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ c low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 slice Ezekiel sprouted bread toasted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat skillet to medium-high.
  • Spray with nonstick spray, and add an egg to the skillet.
  • Cook until egg whites are set and then remove from heat.
  • Add pizza sauce and cheese to toast.
  • Microwave for 20 seconds or until cheese is melted.
  • Top with the cooked egg.

Notes

Garnish with fresh parsley and basil.

Berry Banana Quinoa Oat Bake

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Berry Banana Quinoa Oat Bake

Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr

Ingredients
  

  • ½ c quinoa uncooked
  • ½ c steel-cut oats uncooked
  • 3 medium overripe bananas sliced
  • 1 ½ c blueberries
  • ½ c raspberries
  • ¼ c unsweetened coconut flakes toasted (optional)
  • 2 c unsweetened milk of choice
  • 2 large eggs or ½ c egg whites
  • 1 scoop LadyBoss LEAN Vanilla Cake Protein Powder optional
  • 2 tbsps maple syrup skip if adding sweetened protein powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • tsp salt
  • Cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Rinse quinoa and oats with cold running water until water runs clear. Drain well and set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk almond milk, eggs, protein powder, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • Spray 8 x 8 square baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Lay half of the bananas, blueberries, and raspberries in an even layer on a bottom.
  • Using a spatula, spread rinsed quinoa and steel-cut oats on top. Then top with remaining bananas and berries.
  • Slowly pour the liquid mixture in the corner of the baking dish without disturbing your layers.
  • Sprinkle with toasted coconut flakes, and bake for 60 minutes uncovered.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 45 to 60 minutes. Cut into 9 slices and serve.

Notes

Top with low-fat Greek yogurt
To toast your coconut, put in 375-degree oven until golden brown.
If you pour the liquid in the middle of the dish, all fruit might float on top. Be sure to pour mixture in the side of the baking dish. The goal is to create evenly distributed fruits and sweetness in every slice.

Healthy Lunch Recipes

Eating lunch helps maintain your blood sugar levels throughout the day and helps you be able to focus during the afternoon. Eating too big a meal in the middle of the day can make you feel sleepy, so it’s important to choose a healthy meal like shrimp souvlaki or a fig and arugula salad to help fuel your body through the middle of your day.

To help you stay on track with your weight loss goals, make meals at home that you can take with you to eat during the day. Skipping lunch will make you more inclined to grab an unhealthy snack from the vending machine or hit the drive-thru on your way home.

Healthy recipes don’t have to be complicated or filled with hard to pronounce or difficult to find ingredients. Consider this healthy, and tasty, shrimp souvlaki. What is souvlaki you might be asking? Souvlaki is Greek for skewer, so souvlaki is the Greek version of a kebab. You just don’t always have to put it on a skewer to prepare it.

Shrimp Souvlaki

Shrimp Souvlaki

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 c uncooked shrimp
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • 2 tbsps fat-free Greek yogurt
  • ¼ c cucumber chopped
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • ¼ c cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 Ezekiel sprouted tortilla
  • 1 c spinach leaves
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat skillet to medium-high heat.
  • Spray with nonstick spray.
  • Add shrimp. Cook until it turns pink.
  • Spread yogurt on the tortilla. Add tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, and cooked shrimp.
  • Top with fresh pepper and freshly-squeezed lemon.

Fig & Arugula Salad

Fig & Arugula Salad

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 fresh chicken breast cutlet 6-8 oz
  • 3 fresh figs quartered
  • 3 c arugula
  • 2 tbsps toasted pine nuts
  • ¼ c fat-free shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Balsamic vinegar dressing

Instructions
 

  • Preheat skillet to medium-high heat.
  • Cut chicken into cubes. Add to skillet and cook until the inside is no longer pink.
  • Dress with balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Turkey Tacos

Turkey Tacos

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Ezekiel sprouted tortilla cut in half
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 lime
  • Salsa
  • Iceberg lettuce for topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat skillet to medium-high heat. Spray with nonstick spray and add turkey. Cook until browned.
  • Warm tortilla in microwave. Layer with lettuce, cooked turkey, salsa, and top with fresh-squeezed lime.

Notes

Add 2 tbsp salsa to the turkey while it cooks to allow flavors to absorb.
For extra flavor, add a pinch of salt and cumin, chili powder, and granulated garlic to the turkey while it’s browning.

Asian Chicken salad

Asian Chicken Salad

Cook Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 chicken breast cutlet about 6-8 oz
  • 12 almonds chopped
  • 1 c raw broccoli
  • Honey Dijon Mustard
  • 5 tbsps liquid aminos divided (4 tbsp for dressing, 1 tbsp for cooking)
  • 2 c spinach
  • 2 c iceberg lettuce

Instructions
 

  • Heat skillet to medium-high heat.
  • Cut chicken breast into cubes. Spray pan with nonstick spray.
  • Add chicken cubes to the pan along with liquid aminos.
  • Cook chicken through.
  • Top with seasoning of your choice
  • In a small bowl, mix 4 tbsps of liquid aminos and 2 tbsps of honey dijon mustard.
  • Add all ingredients to salad and top with mustard sauce.

Healthy Dinner Recipes

Eating a healthy dinner is a great way to end your day. Families that eat together are more likely to eat healthier meals with more fruits and vegetables.

And, again, skipping meals makes you more likely to give in to the temptation of sweet, salty, or high-fat snacks. Stocking your kitchen with healthy foods that you can quickly turn into a meal helps prevent that from happening. Did I mention the Pocket Personal Trainer gives you a shopping list for that week’s menus?

Egg Roll in a Bowl

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egg roll in bowl

Egg Roll In A Bowl

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 zucchini half-moon chop
  • 1 red bell pepper julienned
  • 2 carrots julienned
  • ½ head purple cabbage chopped
  • ½ head green cabbage chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsps olive oil
  • ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ to 1 c of tamari gluten-free soy sauce
  • ¼ c rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Chinese five spice
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • Brown ground turkey.
  • Remove turkey and place it in a bowl to the side.
  • Add oils to the wok, turning to medium or low heat.
  • Add all vegetables, to hot oil and cook through, stirring occasionally.
  • Add turkey into the veggie mix.
  • Add tamari, rice wine vinegar, and Chinese five spice.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds, sriracha, and or cilantro.

Notes

Add cilantro or sriracha for more flavor.

One Pan Enchiladas

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enchiladas

One-Pan Enchiladas

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb reduced-fat ground turkey
  • 1 15- oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 jar/can enchilada sauce
  • 6 corn tortillas cut in half then sliced into thin strips
  • 1 c fat-free cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 zucchini grated (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tsps garlic salt
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Brown ground turkey in a large skillet over medium heat with diced onion.
  • Add grated zucchini toward the end for added flavor and moisture. Then season with garlic salt and pepper.
  • Add black beans and enchilada sauce.
  • Cover and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add sliced tortilla strips, stir well, top with cheese.
  • Cover and simmer 5–10 more minutes until cheese is melted.

Notes

Top with green onion or sliced avocado.
This dish serves 4.

Avocado cherry chicken

Avocado Cherry Chicken

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast (about 1lb)
  • 1 pinch chili powder
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lime
  • ¼ c sweet cherries pitted and chopped
  • ¼ jalapeño seeded and chopped
  • ½ avocado diced
  • 2 c instant brown rice cooked
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat skillet to medium-high heat.
  • Add all Ingredients except avocado to skillet and cook together, until chicken is cooked through.
  • Top ½ cup cooked rice with chicken/cherry mixture.
  • Top with fresh avocado

Fish tacos

Fish Tacos

Cook Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 fresh cod fillet about 6 ozs
  • 1 c fresh spinach
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 Ezekiel Sprouted Tortilla – cut in half
  • 1 c salsa
  • 2 tbsps coconut oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat coconut oil in large pan on medium heat.
  • Add lightly salted fish to skillet and cook until no longer transparent (5-8 minutes).
  • Warm tortilla halves.
  • Add spinach, fish, avocado, and salsa to each tortilla half.

Healthy Snack Recipes

Most people think to lose weight they have to push their bodies into starvation mode. But doing that actually slows your metabolism. The key to turning your body into a fat-burning machine is to consistently eat healthy meals and snacks.

Consider adding some or all of these healthy snack recipes into your snack rotation.

Golden Milk

golden milk

In addition to being a healthy snack, drinking golden milk also helps you get a good night’s sleep.

Golden Milk Paste Recipe

Golden milk paste can be used as a “starter” for your daily mug of golden milk. You can store the paste in the refrigerator for up to two weeks!

Golden Milk Paste

Prep Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • ½ c turmeric powder
  • ¼ c ginger paste or ground ginger
  • 1 c water
  • 1 ½ tsps black pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a stainless steel saucepan, warm the water, turmeric, ginger, and black pepper.
  • Stir continuously for 7 to 10 minutes, or until it forms a thick paste consistency.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a glass container with a lid.

Notes

A small mason jar works great for storage!
Store in the refrigerator between uses.

Golden Milk Recipe

golden milk

Golden Milk Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 c coconut milk
  • ½ tsp golden milk paste
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract optional
  • ½ tsp raw honey
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Warm coconut milk in the microwave or on the stove until hot. Do not boil.
  • Whisk in golden milk paste, raw honey, and vanilla (optional).
  • Sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon.

Chocolate Mug Cake

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Chocolate Mug Cake

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min

Ingredients
  

  • 1 scoop LadyBoss LEAN
  • 2 tbsps cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsps coconut flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ c almond milk
  • 1 tbsp Cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • In a small microwave-safe bowl combine protein powder, cocoa powder, coconut flour, and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together egg and almond milk.
  • Mix the wet mixture with dry ingredients.
  • Top with cacao nibs.
  • Microwave for 60 seconds.

Baked Jalapeño Poppers

jalapeno poppers

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 12 Egg whites
  • 4 Jalapeño peppers sliced
  • ½ c Fat-free cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp jalapeño cheddar popcorn seasoning
  • Salsa for dipping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Spray 24-count muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • Fill each c ½ way with egg whites.
  • Add 1-2 jalapeño slices to each c.
  • Sprinkle fat-free cheese on top.
  • Cook for 15 minutes (or until crispy).
  • Remove from pan and sprinkle cheesy jalapeño powder on top.
  • Dip poppers in salsa!

Notes

For spicier poppers, keep seeds and ribs in the jalapenos while slicing.
For less spicy poppers, remove seeds and ribs (white inner layer) of the jalapenos when slicing.

Shrimp Ceviche

shrimp ceviche

Shrimp Ceviche

Prep Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound cooked shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Juice of 4 limes
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 2 to matoes seeds removed, diced
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 1 large cucumber peeled, center seeds removed, diced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers seeds removed, finely diced
  • ½ c fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Chop shrimp into small pieces and transfer to a bowl.
  • 2.Juice the limes, lemon, and orange and pour over the shrimp. Allow the shrimp to marinate in the juice for 15- 30 minutes while you chop the rest of the Ingredients.
  • Add the tomato, jalapeño, cucumber, cilantro and red onion to the shrimp bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Add diced avocado.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately or allow to chill for up to 4 hours.

Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Adding healthy smoothies to your diet gives you more choices for meals or snacks. Smoothies can easily replace breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or a smoothie can be a crave-busting treat.

Keep the ingredients for your favorite smoothies in your pantry. You can even freeze fruit in individual baggies and pull them out of the freezer when you’re ready. That will make it sooo easy for you to make a smoothie anytime you need one.

Apple Cider Smoothie

apple cider smoothie

Apple Cider Smoothie

Prep Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Blend until smooth.

Peanut Butter Brownie Blast

peanut butter brownie

Peanut Butter Brownie Blast

Prep Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Blend until smooth.

Super Simple Berry Smoothie

berry smoothie

Super Simple Berry Smoothie

Prep Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • c skim milk can substitute with any dairy-free milk option
  • ¼ c frozen blueberries
  • 2 frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop LadyBoss LEAN ®
  • 1 handful of ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Blend well in a blender.

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

cinnamon roll smoothie
Cinnamon Roll Protein Smoothie

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

Prep Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • c skim milk can substitute with any dairy-free milk option
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon to taste
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp butter extract
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop LadyBoss LEAN
  • 1 handful of ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Blend well in a blender.

Chocolate-dipped Strawberry Smoothie

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Chocolate-dipped Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Smoothie

Prep Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • c skim milk can substitute with any dairy-free milk option
  • 5 frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop LadyBoss LEAN ®
  • 1 handful of ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Blend well in a blender.

Eat Healthy, Be Healthy

Eating healthy to lose weight doesn’t have to be a chore. Choose healthy food recipes and whenever possible, make your meals ahead. Not only will doing so save you time and money, but it also will help you trim your waistline and reduce your stress.

Sign up today for the FREE 7 Day Experience and try the tasty, healthy food recipes you’ll find in the Pocket Personal Trainer. Your taste buds will thank you!

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