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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

healthy pancakes

healthy pancake recipe

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 scoop LadyBoss LEAN Vanilla Cake Protein Powder

3 strawberries

1⁄4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1 teaspoon baking powder

1⁄4 cup fat-free Greek yogurt

1⁄2 cup egg whites

1⁄4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

TOPPING INGREDIENTS:

4 strawberries

1/2 packet granulated stevia

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Mix protein pancake ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth. At the same time, heat griddle or frying pan over low-medium heat.
  2. Once warm, spray griddle with cooking spray and pour the batter in small circular shapes. The batter should look similar to regular pancake batter.
  3. 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. (Batter will not bubble like a typical pancake, so watch closely!)
  4. Remove pancake from skillet with spatula and stack protein pancakes on a plate.
  5. Top with strawberries and stevia.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

apple cinnamon oatmeal

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1 small apple, cored and diced

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups water

1 tablespoon almonds, roughly chopped

INSTRUCTIONS:

Add all ingredients to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 90 seconds. Enjoy!

Healthy Egg Recipe: Italian Breakfast

healthy egg breakfast

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup pizza sauce

1 egg

1/4 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese

1 slice Ezekiel Sprouted Bread

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat skillet to medium-high heat. Once preheated, spray with nonstick spray and add an egg to the skillet.
  2. Cook until egg whites are set and then remove from heat.
  3. Toast 1 slice of Ezekiel Sprouted Bread and put on a plate. Add pizza sauce and cheese, then microwave for 20 seconds or until cheese is melted.
  4. Top with sunny-side-up egg.

Berry Banana Quinoa Oat Bake

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banana berry

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked

1/2 cup steel-cut oats, uncooked

3 medium very ripe bananas, sliced

1 1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup raspberries

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted (optional)

2 cups unsweetened milk of choice

2 large eggs or 1/2 cup egg whites

1 scoop LadyBoss LEAN Vanilla Cake Protein Powder (optional)

2  tablespoons maple syrup (skip if adding sweetened protein powder)

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Dash of salt

Cooking spray

Fat-free Greek yogurt, for topping (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Rinse quinoa and oats with cold running water until water runs clear, about 3 times. Drain well and set aside.
  2. Get your fruits ready: slice bananas and wash and drain berries. Set aside.
  3. Toast coconut in a small skillet on low to medium heat or in the oven at 375 degrees F until golden brown. Be careful not to burn. Set aside.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl whisk almond milk, eggs or egg whites, protein powder, maple syrup (if using), vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and spray 8 x 8 square baking dish with cooking spray.
  6. Lay half of the bananas, blueberries, and raspberries in an even layer on a bottom. Using a spoon or spatula, spread rinsed quinoa and steel-cut oats on top. Then top with remaining bananas and berries.
  7. Slowly pour the liquid mixture in the corner of the baking dish without disturbing your layers. If you pour the liquid in the middle of the dish, all fruit might float on top. The goal is to create evenly distributed fruits and sweetness in every slice.
  8. Sprinkle with toasted coconut flakes, if using, and bake for 60 minutes uncovered.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool for 45 to 60 minutes. Cut into 9 slices and serve hot, warm or cold with a dollop of fat-free Greek yogurt if desired. You can also dig in with a spoon right away. The bake won’t be completely set but still delicious.

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

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup frozen, cooked shrimp

1 fresh lemon

2 tablespoons fat-free Greek yogurt

1/4 cup cucumber, chopped

Fresh ground pepper

1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 Ezekiel Sprouted Tortilla

1 cup spinach leaves

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat skillet to medium-high heat.
  2. Spray with nonstick spray and add in shrimp. Cook until no longer transparent.
  3. Spread yogurt on the tortilla. Add tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, and cooked shrimp.
  4. Top with fresh pepper and freshly-squeezed lemon.

Fig & Arugula Salad

fig and arugula salad

INGREDIENTS:

1 fresh chicken breast

3 fresh figs, quartered

3 cups arugula

2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

1/4 cup fat-free shredded mozzarella cheese

Balsamic vinegar dressing

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat skillet to medium-high heat.
  2. Cut chicken into cubes. Add to skillet and cook until the inside is no longer pink.
  3. Assemble salad and enjoy with balsamic vinegar dressing on the side.

Turkey Tacos

turkey tacos

INGREDIENTS:

1 Ezekiel Sprouted Tortilla cut in half

1 cup lean ground turkey

1 lime

Salsa

Iceberg lettuce

INSTRUCTIONS:

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

Asian Chicken salad

asian chicken salad

INGREDIENTS:

1 chicken breast

12 almonds, chopped

1 cup raw broccoli

Honey Dijon Mustard

Bragg’s Liquid Aminos

2 cups spinach

2 cups iceberg lettuce

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat skillet to medium-high heat.
  2. Cut chicken breast into cubes. Spray pan with nonstick spray. Add chicken cubes to the pan along with Bragg’s Liquid Aminos.
  3. Cook chicken until no longer pink on the inside. Top with the Mrs. Dash seasoning of your choice!
  4. Mix together in a small cup 4 tablespoons of  Bragg’s Liquid Aminos and 2 tablespoons of honey dijon mustard.
  5. 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

egg roll in bowl

egg roll in a bowl

healthy egg rolls

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound lean ground turkey sausage

2 zucchini, half-moon chop

1 red bell pepper, julienned

2 carrots, julienned

1/2 head purple cabbage, chopped

1/2 head green cabbage, chopped

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, diced

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 tablespoon sesame oil

½ to 1 cup of Tamari (gluten-free soy sauce)

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon Chinese Five Spice

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

*Optional Sriracha and cilantro

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Fry lean sausage in a hot wok or frying pan.
  2. Remove sausage and place it in a bowl to the side.
  3. Add oils to the wok, turning to medium/low heat.
  4. Add all vegetables, toss periodically to allow veggies to cook but retain color and texture, al dente.
  5. Add turkey into the veggie mix.
  6. Add remaining ingredients.
  7. Garnish with sesame seeds, sriracha, and or cilantro. Then, dig in and enjoy!

One Pan Enchiladas

enchiladas

healthy enchiladas

easy enchilada recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound reduced-fat ground turkey

1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 or 2 jars enchilada sauce depending on your taste and desired spicy-ness

6 corn tortillas, cut in half then sliced into thin strips

1 cup fat-free cheddar cheese, grated

1 red onion, diced

1 zucchini squash, grated

2 teaspoons garlic salt

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Brown ground turkey in a large skillet over medium heat with diced onion.
2. Add grated zucchini toward the end for added flavor and moisture. Then season with garlic salt and pepper.
3. Add black beans and enchilada sauce.
4. Cover and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Add sliced tortilla strips, stir well, top with cheese and cover.
6. Let the mixture simmer 5–10 more minutes until cheese is melted.
7. Top with green onion or sliced avocado. This dish serves 4.

Avocado cherry chicken

avacado chicken

INGREDIENTS:

1 pinch chili powder

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 lime

Fresh ground pepper

1 boneless, skinless chicken breast

1/4 cup sweet cherries, pitted and chopped

1/4 jalapeño, seeded and chopped

1/2 avocado, chopped

2 cups instant brown rice

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Preheat skillet to medium-high heat.
2. Add all ingredients except avocado to skillet and cook together, turning over until chicken is no longer pink on the inside.
3. Cook rice according to instructions.
4. Top 1/2 cup cooked rice with chicken and cooked salsa, then add avocado and fresh pepper

Fish tacos

fish tacos

INGREDIENTS:
1 fresh cod fillet
Handful of spinach
1 avocado

1 Ezekiel Sprouted Tortilla – cut in half

Salsa

2 tablespoons coconut oil

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat large pan to medium heat.
    2. Melt 2 tablespoons coconut oil.
  2. Add fish to skillet and cook until no longer transparent (5-8 minutes).
    4. Warm tortilla halves.
  3. Add spinach, fish, avocado, and salsa to each tortilla half and roll up!

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

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!

Ingredients

½ cup turmeric powder
¼ cup ginger paste, or ground ginger
1 cup water
1 ½ teaspoons 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. A small mason jar works great! Store in the refrigerator between uses.

Golden Milk Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup coconut milk
½ teaspoon golden milk paste
¼ teaspoon vanilla (optional)
½ teaspoon raw honey
Pinch of cinnamon

Instructions

Warm 1 cup of 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. Enjoy!

Chocolate Mug Cake

mug cake

chocolate mug cake

INGREDIENTS

1 scoop LadyBoss LEAN
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon Cacao nibs (or dark chocolate chips)

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

Baked Jalapeño Poppers

jalapeno poppers

Jalapeno poppers

INGREDIENTS:
Egg whites
Jalapeños
Fat-free cheddar cheese
Jalapeño cheddar popcorn seasoning
Salsa

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Preheat Oven to 450 F.
2. Spray 24 count muffin pan with cooking spray.
3. Fill each cup 1/2 way with egg whites.
4. Add 1-2 jalapeño slices to each cup.
5. Sprinkle fat-free cheese on top.
6. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes (or until crispy).
7. Remove from pan and sprinkle a little cheesy jalapeño powder on top.
8. Dip poppers in salsa!!

Shrimp Ceviche

shrimp ceviche

shrimp ceviche

INGREDIENTS:
1 pound cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
Juice of 4 limes
Juice of 2 lemons
Juice of 1 orange
2 tomatoes, seeds removed, diced
1 small red onion, diced
1 large cucumber, peeled, center seeds removed, diced
2 jalapeño peppers, seeds removed, finely diced
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
1 avocado, diced
Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Chop shrimp into small pieces and transfer to a bowl.

  1. 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.
    3. Add the tomato, jalapeño, cucumber, cilantro and red onion to the shrimp bowl. Toss to combine.
    4. Add diced avocado.
    5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    6. 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

INGREDIENTS:
1 scoop LadyBoss GREENS
3/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
8 ounces unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tablespoon honey
1 scoop LadyBoss LEAN

INSTRUCTIONS:
Blend well.

Peanut Butter Brownie Blast

peanut butter brownie

peanut butter smoothie

INGREDIENTS:
8 ounces almond milk
1 scoop Brownie Batter LEAN
2 tablespoons peanut butter

INSTRUCTIONS:

Blend well.

Super Simple Berry Smoothie

berry smoothie

berry smoothie

INGREDIENTS:
1½ cups skim milk (can substitute any dairy-free milk option)
¼ cup frozen blueberries
2 frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 scoop LadyBoss LEAN vanilla protein powder
1 handful of ice cubes

INSTRUCTIONS:

Blend well.

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

cinnamon roll smoothie

cinnamon roll smoothie

INGREDIENTS:

1½ cups skim milk (can substitute any dairy-free milk option)
1-2 teaspoons cinnamon (to taste)
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp butter extract
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 scoop LadyBoss LEAN
1 handful of ice cubes

INSTRUCTIONS:

Blend well.

Chocolate-dipped Strawberry Smoothie

chocolate dipped strawberry

strawberry smoothie

INGREDIENTS:
1½ cups skim milk (can substitute any dairy-free milk option)
5 frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
1 scoop LadyBoss LEAN
1 handful of ice cubes

INSTRUCTIONS:

Blend well.

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!

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