100+ Best Healthy Recipes for Weight Loss
Salads are great and all, but they aren't the only healthy recipes for weight loss that you can make! If you're looking to lose weight, we rounded up our favorite weight loss recipes right here. From healthy burgers, keto Instant Pot meals, and even decadent low-calorie desserts, these healthy recipes for weight loss will trigger your journey towards shedding those pounds for good.
Chicken Burger with Sun-Dried Tomato Aioli
We've gone ahead and helped you out by reinventing the chicken burger, using a lean grind of meat and a hugely flavorful—but surprisingly low-calorie—spiked mayo to deliver on the promise of a truly healthy burger you can happily indulge in.
Get our recipe for Chicken Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Aioli.
Oatmeal Pancakes With Cinnamon Apples
Banish the Bisquick! Oats and wheat flour give these pancakes a fiber and protein boost, helping stabilize your blood sugar levels as your body absorbs the rush of carbs that comes with a stack of flapjacks.
Get our recipe for Oatmeal Pancakes With Cinnamon Apples.
Spicy Grilled Calamari Salad
This salad has all the trappings of the much-adored appetizer—crunch from the peanuts, tomatoes, a bit of spice—but so much more. We don't want to promise that you'll never go back to the fried stuff after this, but it's a distinct possibility.
Get our recipe for Spicy Grilled Calamari Salad.
Instant Pot Shrimp and Broccoli
Shrimp doesn't need a ton of time to cook, which is why this Instant Pot shrimp and broccoli recipe is the perfect recipe to whip up on a busy weeknight. Served on rice, or cauliflower rice to keep it low-carb, this recipe is one that you're going to want to make again and again.
Get our recipe for Instant Pot Shrimp and Broccoli.
Black Bean Omelet
Why shell out your hard-earned dollars for an overpriced gut bomb when you can make something better, healthier, and cheaper at home in 10 minutes flat?
Get our recipe for the Black Bean Omelet.
Crispy Chipotle Shrimp Quesadilla
This quesadilla is plenty cheesy, but the abundance of spicy shrimp and caramelized vegetables teamed with the shattering crust of the tortilla means we can cut fat without sacrificing flavor in this recipe.
Get our recipe for Crispy Chipotle Shrimp Quesadilla.
Takeout-Level Chicken Fried Rice
Our recipe turns fried rice on its head, relying on a ton of fresh vegetables, considerably less rice, and a bit of oil for crisping it up.
Get our recipe for Takeout-Level Chicken Fried Rice.
"Cheeseburger" may not seem like a term that should be in a list of healthy recipes for weight loss, but thanks to this keto casserole, it is. If you grew up loving the taste of Hamburger Helper, you'll enjoy this keto cheeseburger casserole that can feed a crowd. Made with ground beef, spices, no-sugar added marinara, heavy cream, and shredded cheese, this crave-worthy casserole is sure to become your go-to keto classic.
Get our recipe for Cheeseburger Casserole.
Air Fryer Breaded Pork Chops
How do you make crispy breaded pork chops in a health-conscious way? Using an air fryer, of course! It will cut down on prep and cooking time as well as a substantial amount of calories and fat. Because the pork chop isn't fried in oil, it doesn't feel heavy and fatty like the one you're frying in pan.
Get our recipe for Air Fryer Breaded Pork Chops.
Oatmeal With Peanut Butter and Banana
Oatmeal in its purest form has a ton of benefits that you don't want to miss out on. From helping to lower your LDL cholesterol (the bad kind of cholesterol) to actually being one of the best sources of resistant starch—the type of carb that helps your weight loss—oats should be eaten on the regular, in the right way, of course.
Get our recipe for Oatmeal With Peanut Butter and Banana.
Nobody should be without a solid guacamole recipe. Sure, it's a healthy, incredibly delicious condiment that makes almost anything it touches taste better, but there's an even more compelling reason to commit this recipe to memory: It's because having an awesome guac recipe is one of the easiest ways to impress others, and it's all thanks to avocado and some certain key spices.
Get our recipe for Guacamole.
Butternut Squash Soup
We love tomato soup, but when it comes to vegetable soups, butternut is unbeatable. Beyond being super tasty, it's also among the healthiest, packed with vitamin A, fiber, and omega-3s.
Get our recipe for Butternut Squash Soup.
Pancakes are probably one of the easiest breakfast recipes you can make, but they're usually carb-heavy and don't provide a ton of protein for a satisfying and filling morning meal (sorry, just relaying facts here). Adding protein powder can totally help though!
Get our recipe for Protein Pancakes.
Instant Pot Lemon Chicken
Cooked in chicken broth with a touch of fresh lemon juice, this Instant Pot lemon chicken recipe is an easy and flavorful protein to add to your dinner plate. Pair it with some easy sides like roasted broccoli or Brussels sprouts for a well-rounded (and low carb) meal.
Get our recipe for Instant Pot Lemon Chicken.
Paninis with Provolone, Peppers, and Arugula
Our take on the classic Italian hoagie features the same classic flavors of the sandwich but turns it into a crispy, melted panini. We promise you won't miss the bulky bread, the mound of meat, or the excess 600 calories.
Get our recipe for Paninis with Provolone, Peppers, and Arugula.
Turkey BLT Salad
By turning the bread into crunchy croutons and the lettuce into the base of a salad, you minimize the refined carbs and maximize the healthiest part of the equation. Toss in a handful of cubed deli turkey to boost the protein, and suddenly you have a salad with substance and style to tuck into.
Get our recipe for Turkey BLT Salad.
Spaghetti With Spicy Tomato Sauce and Bacon
The beauty of the dish is that just a few strips of bacon infuse an entire pot of pasta with a rich, meaty flavor, cut perfectly by the sweet of the tomatoes and the heat of the pepper flakes. No fatty sausage links, greasy ground beef, or fist-size meatballs are necessary in this spaghetti recipe.
Get our recipe for Spaghetti With Spicy Tomato Sauce and Bacon.
Mediterranean Tofu Scramble
This quick scramble is packed with Mediterranean flavors from bell peppers, feta, parsley, and tomatoes, but if you're looking for an extra flavor boost, try adding sun-dried tomatoes in oil, capers, or even olives. If you're looking to make this recipe vegan, simply leave out the feta cheese (or swap it with some nutritional yeast for vegan-friendly cheese flavor).
Get our recipe for Mediterranean Tofu Scramble.
Keto Overnight Oats With Berries and Cream
To make a keto version of overnight oats, you'll be skipping the grains and starting with a base of hemp hearts. Hemp hearts are basically shelled hemp seeds, and they're a perfect low carb alternative. These superfood seeds clock in at 1 gram per 3 tablespoons, making them a power-packed addition to a super nutrition batch of oats.
Get our recipe for Keto Overnight Oats With Berries and Cream.
Grilled Cheese With Sautéed Mushrooms
A better grilled cheese needs substance, something to turn it from a high-calorie snack into a low-calorie meal, hence the mushrooms and the pile of caramelized onions here. Mushrooms and Swiss are close buddies, so out goes the processed American cheese for one of the easiest healthy meals for weight loss.
Get our recipe for Grilled Cheese With Sautéed Mushrooms.
Sheet-Pan Vegan Sausage and Vegetables
Sheet pan meals are a popular dinner hack, so why not use it for breakfast, too? It's less cleanup and prep work for you, and you can feed a whole family of four at once. To make things even easier, you can customize this breakfast recipe with vegetables that you love and that are in season in your area for more flexibility.
Get our recipe for Sheet-Pan Vegan Sausage and Vegetables.
Zucchini Noodles With Bacon Vinaigrette
When eating a keto diet, giving up carbohydrates might be the most challenging part. We would never claim zucchini noodles are just like pasta, but they can definitely be dressed up with sauces and toppings that will make them a satisfying alternative to a plate of spaghetti.
Get our recipe for Zucchini Noodles With Bacon Vinaigrette.
Bacon and Cheese Sandwiches with Pico and Guacamole
Cloud bread, the lighter-than-air bread used in this keto sandwich, is the perfect low-carb bread substitute for when you need a delicious, comforting slice. Layer it with melty Jack cheese, crispy bacon, pico de gallo, and guacamole for an indulgent keto breakfast or a light but satisfying keto lunch idea.
Get our recipe for Bacon and Cheese Sandwiches with Pico and Guacamole.
Seared Ginger-Cumin Swordfish With Blueberry-Avocado Salsa
Adding more fish to your diet brings many health benefits, so it's just never a bad idea to factor in fish when it comes to meal planning. Fish is loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, after all.
Get our recipe for Seared Ginger-Cumin Swordfish With Blueberry-Avocado Salsa.
Chicken Under a Brick
Drop the bottled barbecue sauce! The Italians figured out a magical way to grill chicken that involves no special sauces or condiments; in fact, all you really need is a brick or two and some aluminum foil.
Get our recipe for Chicken Under a Brick.
It seems that crepes were invented for the sole purpose of housing fresh banana slices and hazelnut-chocolate—at least, that's what will be on your mind as you knife and fork your way through one of these simple but oh-so-decadent sweet treats. And, yes, one of our favorite healthy recipes for weight loss.
Get our recipe for Banana-Nutella Crepe.
Breakfast Veggie Burger
Why limit yourself to only breakfast foods for your first meal of the day? Frozen or refrigerated pre-made vegetable burgers are a convenient solution to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, especially if you're trying to find satisfying and filling plant-based meals—and healthy recipes for weight loss!
Get our recipe for Breakfast Veggie Burgers.
Sheet-Pan Italian Pork Chops
Pork chops are great for busy weeknights because there's not a lot of prep and they cook quickly. You can turn them into a sheet pan keto dinner by baking them with some hearty vegetables—cleanup will be easy, and you won't sacrifice flavor by skimping on the pots and pans.
Get our recipe for Sheet-Pan Italian Pork Chops.
Crock-Pot Beef Ragu
Sick of the usual meat sauce and meatballs on a weeknight? Take your Italian cooking up a notch with this delectable beef ragu recipe. Not only is it easy to make, but this dump-and-go Crock-Pot recipe is perfect to prep and freeze for later!
Get our recipe for Crock-Pot Beef Ragu.
This recipe requires absolutely no effort, save for about 2 minutes of slicing and 2 minutes of toasting. Plus, it morphs easily into other dishes. Not in the mood for a sandwich? Ditch the bread and eat this as a salad for dinner. Need a quick appetizer for a crowd? Slice the baguette into rounds; toast; and layer slices of tomato and mozz and a basil leaf on top of each.
Get our recipe for the Caprese Sandwich.
Spicy Tuna and Avocado Fish Taco
Forget the fried version: This is your new fish taco recipe. Not only does the combination of silky rare tuna and creamy avocado fit a boatload of healthy fat into the palm of your hand, but the flavors are tough to beat, especially when crowned with a spicy slaw and the tang of a few pickled onions.
Get our recipe for Spicy Tuna and Avocado Fish Taco.
Avocado Crispbreads with Everything Bagel Seasoning
Avocado toast is arguably one of the most popular breakfast dishes in recent years. And although a serving of healthy fats for breakfast is a good setup for a day of clean eating, some people aren't crazy about eating a thick slice of bread first thing in the morning. For those looking for a lighter version of this beloved breakfast staple, a thin Finnish crispbread can provide a tasty alternative.
Get our recipe for Avocado Crispbreads with Everything Bagel Seasoning.
Melted Brie With Vegetables
If you have a craving for melty cheese, surround it with a strong supporting cast. Brie is the unquestionable star here, but the sautéed vegetables add plenty of vital substance to our melted brie cheese recipe.
Get our recipe for Melted Brie With Vegetables.
Not only are huevos rancheros one of the most delicious morning creations of all time, but the balance of protein, fiber, and antioxidants is also designed to keep you at the top of your game all day long, too.
Get our recipe for Huevos Rancheros.
Grilled Vegetable Wrap With Balsamic Mayo
This wrap makes for an easy and delicious lunch or dinner that's ready in record time. Plus, thanks to the cheese and hearty amount of vegetables, you'll still get a big boost of protein to keep you feeling satiated.
Get our recipe for Grilled Vegetable Wraps With Balsamic Mayo.
Chicken Pot Stickers
Enjoying chicken pot stickers at home allows you to cut calories and boost nutrition by spiking the dish with mushrooms and snap peas. This works great as an appetizer for four, but you can also cut the recipe down and make it a lean meal for one.
Get our recipe for Chicken Pot Stickers.
Bruschetta, the Italians' answer to chips and salsa, can make a perfectly healthy beginning to a meal. Instead of loading up the calories for your appetizer, enjoy this light healthy recipe for weight loss instead.
Get our recipe for Bruschetta.
Smoky Paprika Roast Chicken With Savory Green Beans
The formula for a keto dinner isn't as complicated as you might think. Protein and vegetables—especially made in the oven and dressed up with some spices, good-quality oils, and herbs—is really the winning combo, and a versatile one, too. One such dinner is this classic pairing of roast chicken with green beans. Simple to make but and with a rather short shopping list, it's bursting with flavor and texture.
Get our recipe for Smoky Paprika Roast Chicken With Savory Green Beans.
Plant-Based Cashew Butter & Raspberry Smoothie
Smoothies should definitely be on a list of healthy recipes for weight loss! This smoothie recipe uses cashews, which contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, and are protein-rich. They are a great vegetarian source of copper and zinc. Frozen raspberries add a beautiful pink color, 9 grams of fiber, as well as 60% of the daily value of vitamin C to your smoothie.
Get our recipe for Plant-Based Cashew Butter & Raspberry Smoothie.
Pork Tenderloin Grilled with Pineapple Salsa
Here, a heady rub of mustard and chili powder and a powerful salsa of pineapple and jalapeño help skyrocket the flavor quotient of the pork tenderloin while adding only about 25 calories—plus a range of first-rate nutrients—to the bottom line.
Get our recipe for Pork Tenderloin Grilled with ￼￼￼￼￼￼Pineapple Salsa.
Warm Goat Cheese Salad
This wouldn't be a proper list of healthy recipes for weight loss if it didn't include a few salads, right? Even if you aren't a fan of salads, 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.
Get our recipe for Warm Goat Cheese Salad.
Thai-Inspired Beef Lettuce Wraps
Wraps at places like P.F. Chang's and The Cheesecake Factory are overwrought affairs packing as many calories into an appetizer as you should have in an entire meal. Consider this version a blissful, healthy, flavor-packed return to the wrap's humble roots, and you'll save hundreds of calories in the process.
Get our recipe for Thai-Inspired Beef Lettuce Wraps.
Ricotta Cheesecake With Warm Blueberries
This version is cut with ricotta for a light, creamy texture, and the warm blueberries lend a delicious dose of brain-boosting anthocyanins. It's the only ricotta cheesecake recipe you'll ever turn to!
Get our recipe for Ricotta Cheesecake With Warm Blueberries.
Plant-Based Lentil and Kale Tots Casserole
Tater tots are a childhood favorite, and luckily there's been a proliferation of other types of veggie puffs on the market that are just as delicious as the original. We've used these new veggie tots as inspiration to build a healthier, plant-based casserole, one that can be enjoyed for breakfast. It includes lentils, eggs, a layer of gooey cheddar, and perfectly spiced onions.
Get our recipe for Plant-Based Lentil and Kale Tots Casserole.
Grilled Mahi-Mahi With Salsa Verde
Confusingly enough, both Mexicans and Italians have their own salsa verde, and both are ridiculously good condiments that can be used in a staggering number of dishes. This, the Italian version, is based on parsley, anchovies, capers, and lemon juice, a bright herbal punch that pairs especially well with the smoke and char of a grill.
Get our recipe for Grilled Mahi-Mahi With Salsa Verde.
Asian-Inspired Chicken Meatballs
These chicken meatballs are inspired by street-corner grills in Vietnam and Thailand, where ginger, garlic, and chiles reign supreme. With those bold flavors, plus the char of a hot charcoal grill, you won't need a fat-heavy mix of meat, or even a pile of spaghetti, to make an outstanding dinner with this chicken meatballs recipe.
Get our recipe for Asian-Inspired Chicken Meatballs.
Turkey Swedish Meatballs
This version of the Swedish meatball cuts the beef with turkey, which is tender and light like veal, but considerably leaner. You'll save on calories, but you'll gain considerably on taste!
Get our recipe for Turkey Swedish Meatballs.
Crispy Rosemary Potatoes
Potatoes may not seem like one of the best healthy recipes for weight loss, but when they aren't deep fried in oil or covered in cheese, they really can be quite healthy for you. Plus, it's just as tasty—if not more so—when it's prepared simply and with a few healthy basic ingredients. Sometimes, it's best to go back to basics.
Get our recipe for Crispy Rosemary Potatoes.
Chocolate Pudding With Olive Oil and Sea Salt
This homemade chocolate pudding recipe skips the eggs, which doesn't just cut calories, but also saves you from having to slow-cook them in a double boiler or temper them with hot chocolate.
Get our recipe for Chocolate Pudding With Olive Oil and Sea Salt.
Egg Sandwich with Pastrami and Swiss
The combination of pastrami and Swiss has long been confined to the realm of the lunchtime deli counter, but we think it works beautifully with soft scrambled eggs—especially because pastrami trounces both sausage and bacon in the calorie department. So if you're in the market for some breakfast healthy recipes for weight loss, give it a try.
Get our recipe for Egg Sandwich with Pastrami and Swiss.
Oven-Baked Chicken Fingers With Chipotle-Honey Mustard
Make the switch to this oven-fried version once a week, and you'll shed 25 pounds (and cut out 210,080 milligrams of sodium) in a year, while still enjoying your favorite childhood food. So instead of enjoying those deep-fried chicken bites, enjoy one of our favorite healthy recipes for weight loss instead.
Get our recipe for Oven-Baked Chicken Fingers With Chipotle-Honey Mustard.
Spinach and Ham Quiche
Make this quiche recipe for Sunday night's dinner, and then take a wedge with you to work on Monday; it makes for a fine desk-side lunch, and it's great for meal planning in advance, too.
Get our recipe for Spinach and Ham Quiche.
Linguine With Clams
Our bowl of linguine with clams recipe is more clam than pasta, which also gives it a tastier and healthier ratio.
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Didn't think you'd see an apple pie on a list of healthy recipes for weight loss, did you? Thanks to this recipe, we replace the second crust with a crunchy topping made of oats, chopped almonds, and brown sugar, providing a perfect textural counterpoint to the soft baked apples while actually bolstering the overall nutrition of the dessert.
Get our recipe for Apple Pie.
Scallops With Chimichurri
In this meal, you get to pour your chimichurri on scallops (and just so you know, we think scallops are the most underrated of all seafood). They're incredibly lean, but with a sweet, meaty taste that makes them feel indulgent. Plus, they cook effortlessly in about 5 minutes.
Get our recipe for Scallops With Chimichurri.
Grilled Chicken and Avocado Salad
Instead of packing in unnecessary calories with sugary salad dressings, enjoy this recipe instead. This salad is rich in protein, and it is guaranteed to cut the number of calories you'd have—perfect for weight loss!
Get our recipe for Grilled Chicken and Avocado Salad.
Butternut Squash Ravioli With Sage Brown Butter
It's a sad state of affairs when a meat-free pasta can swallow up 95 percent of your day's saturated fat, but we've come to expect that from chain restaurants. This butternut squash ravioli is everything a vegetarian dish should be: healthy, exciting, and super tasty.
Get our recipe for Butternut Squash Ravioli With Sage Brown Butter.
Grilled Mexican-Style Corn
In this recipe, we recreate how corn is served on the streets of Mexico in your own home. This Mexican-style corn is robed in a thin sheen of mayo (instead of butter) and topped with a sprinkling of chili powder and cheese just like it is done traditionally.
Get our recipe for Grilled Mexican-Style Corn.
Club Sandwich with Super Mayo
Our version of the classic club includes ham, turkey, bacon, and a souped-up mayo, containing half the calories of the club sandwiches that normally show up on the room service cart.
Get our recipe for Club Sandwich with Super Mayo.
What makes this one so special is the topping: Not only do the oats and almonds give this dish a shot of fiber, healthy fat, and antioxidants you wouldn't find in a standard flour-based crumble, but the crunchy texture of the topping makes for a more rewarding contrast to the soft cooked apples.
Get our recipe for Apple Crumble.
Beef Stew in Red Wine
Picture it: It's the dead of winter. You've endured a long day of injustices at the office, and you arrive home cold, wet, and famished. But when you open the front door, the smell hits you: beef and red wine and vegetables, slow-cooked into a state of deliciousness while you worked. Now that's comfort. Behold, our classic beef stew in red wine recipe.
Get our recipe for Beef Stew in Red Wine.
Loaded Alfredo Pasta With Chicken and Vegetables
We ditched the typical cream, butter, and cheese Alfredo sauce for something much better for you—and just as delicious.
Get our recipe for Loaded Alfredo Pasta With Chicken and Vegetables.
Savory Waffle With Ham and Egg
We've made you an alternative here with this recipe with our own version of Denny's super-popular (and super caloric) Slam. We start by building around an open-faced sandwich with a toasted waffle as an alternative to a pancake.
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We'll be the first to admit that the idea of oven-fried chicken rubs us the wrong way. Usually, the chicken comes out dry and the crust soggy or non-existent, leaving your need to eat crispy, juicy food unfulfilled. But this version of the oven-fried chicken recipe—one of our all-time favorite healthy recipes for weight loss—defies all expectations
Get our recipe for Oven-Fried Chicken.
Italian Tuna Melt
This recipe is fast and easy, and the ingredients are tasty, yet affordable, and they are even nonperishable, so you can keep extras on hand as a go-to during a particularly packed or stressful day, and your waistline won't suffer a bit. You're going to want to have this one on your list of healthy recipes for weight loss!
Get our recipe for Italian Tuna Melt.
With a restrained amount of butter and sugar and a dose of good, antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, you're going to have a delicious square to devour, rather than a sweet treat that leaves you disappointed. This brownie may be low-calorie, but it's 100 percent the real deal.
Get our recipe for Fudgy Brownies.
Smoky Deviled Eggs With Bacon
We have an affinity for the humble egg, and this is why: the egg is not only delicious, but it's packed with all sorts of healthy nutrients you'd be hard-pressed to find in another food.
Get our recipe for Smoky Deviled Eggs With Bacon.
Blueberry Peach Cobbler
At its core are the two of the greatest summer fruits of all time (which also happen to be two of the healthiest ingredients on the planet, bursting with fiber and potent antioxidants), baked into a state of sweet intensity and topped with crispy tender biscuits, perfect for soaking up all those lovely fruit juices.
Get our recipe for Blueberry Peach Cobbler.
Caprese Tomato Tower Salad
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.
Get our recipe for Caprese Tomato Tower Salad.
Spicy-Sweet Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Sandwich
Our sandwich is a spicy-sweet combination of teriyaki-glazed chicken, juicy grilled pineapple, and fiery jalapeños—a chicken sandwich to end all fatty chicken sandwiches. Trust us: You won't miss the fried versions at all once you sink your teeth into this sweet and savory combination.
Get our recipe for Spicy-Sweet Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Sandwich.
Red Pepper Fettuccine Alfredo
Can you add pasta on a list of healthy recipes for weight loss? With a pasta like this one, you certainly can! This version of the fettuccine Alfredo recipe starts with a béchamel sauce, then blends that with roasted red peppers to make for a lighter, brighter, better Alfredo—for a quarter of the calories.
Get our recipe for Red Pepper Fettuccine Alfredo.
Steak and Eggs With Chimichurri
Feeling a little hungover? You don't have to pack in the calories as a hangover cure! Instead, this steak and eggs meal works as well at 11:30 a.m., as a cure for a hangover or even as a post-workout meal—or even as a remedy for a long day at work.
Get our recipe for Steak and Eggs With Chimichurri.
Fudgy Pumpkin Brownie Bites
The best thing about these pumpkin brownies? They are the perfect, indulgent dessert! Each brownie bite is only 54 calories and only 5 grams of sugar, so you could easily indulge in one, two, or even three of these and not completely ruin your caloric intake.
Get our recipe for Fudgy Pumpkin Brownie Bites.
Turkey Bolognese With Fettuccine
Pasta is forever a go-to comfort food, and this recipe makes for the perfect, good-for-you dish you can indulge in.
Get our recipe for Turkey Bolognese With Fettuccine.
Grilled Caesar Salad
This recipe transforms the high-calorie dressing into a lighter vinaigrette and adds substance, flavor, and nutrition in the form of sun-dried tomatoes and olives. Think of this as the Caesar salad, reimagined—the perfect healthy recipe for weight loss.
Get our recipe for Grilled Caesar Salad.
Green Bean Casserole
In this version, we stay true to the flavors of the original green bean casserole recipe (onions, mushrooms, green beans bound in a creamy soup sauce), but we employ the use of fresh ingredients to create something with more texture, flavor, and nutrition far exceeding the original.
Get our recipe for Green Bean Casserole.
Strawberry Rhubarb Ice
Strawberry and rhubarb may not sound like a delectable combination, but trust us, it is. This strawberry rhubarb ice is a light and refreshing dessert perfect for those long, humid summer days. So if you have a lot of strawberry and rhubarb leftover and need something to do with it, this is the perfect dessert to use it all up.
Get our recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Ice.
One-Skillet Taco Pasta
Thanks to black beans and ground beef, this taco pasta recipe boasts 19 grams of protein, all for under 400 calories. And with the beans, whole-grain pasta, and veggies, you'll get a whopping 17 grams of fiber per serving, too. Filling, nutritious, and delicious, this is one unexpected recipe you'll want to keep in your back pocket.
Get our recipe for One-Skillet Taco Pasta.
This fall recipe combines a full can of pumpkin along with classic chili ingredients like onion, ground beef, tomatoes, and canned beans. There are all the flavors and seasonings of traditional chili, along with the sweet flavor of pumpkin.
Get our recipe for Pumpkin Chili.
Molten Chocolate Cake
Molten chocolate cake on a list of healthy recipes for weight loss? Yep, that's right! Not only is this dessert 320 calories per serving, but you'll impress all of your party guests as you crack open the middle and watch the flood of lava flow freely on your plate.
Get our recipe for Molten Chocolate Cake.
Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
The original famous cheesesteak sandwich with Cheez Whiz is a classic, but this version, which relies on a lean flank steak, a whole-wheat roll, and a yogurt-based blue cheese sauce. It's a bit fancier than the sandwich from the City of Brotherly Love, but to our tastes, it's also better. How often does better and lower fat happen in the same sentence?
Get our recipe for the Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich.
There's no avoiding it—we all know at this point that most store-bought muffins are really just cupcakes. And while there's nothing wrong with cupcakes, they're never going to deliver the energy you need to get through the morning like a real breakfast. Enter these paleo plum muffins.
Get our recipe for Paleo Muffins.
While shakshuka is already a protein-rich breakfast thanks to the eggs, if you want a bit of extra protein, ground lamb—or really, any ground meat you prefer—blends into the sauce seamlessly, adding a bit of extra oomph to this paleo casserole without changing up the overall flavor of the dish.
Get our recipe for Shakshuka.
Keto-Friendly BBQ Pulled Pork
Get that smoky BBQ flavor you love without firing up the grill!
Get our recipe for Keto-Friendly BBQ Pulled Pork.
Baked Fiery Buffalo Wings
Grilling or oven-roasting your wings cuts fat significantly. It's also easier, cheaper (no quart of oil for frying), and (especially on the grill) tastier.
Get our recipe for Baked Fiery Buffalo Wings.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
The oatmeal chocolate chip cookies in this recipe are just as delicious as the ones your mom used to make you, only with an extra pinch of sea salt, which plays off the chocolaty sweetness in mysterious and magical ways and packs an amazing combined punch on your tastebuds.
Get our recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Instant Pot Steak Fajitas
These Instant Pot steak fajitas can be served on warm tortillas, or on a bed of greens with a heaping amount of guacamole. Add some lime wedges for guests to squeeze on their fajitas to give them an extra zing that pairs perfectly with the tomato-based fajita sauce.
Get our recipe for Instant Pot Steak Fajitas.
Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp
Combine the tropical sweetness of coconut with the delicate flavors of shrimp in this impressive keto party snack. Making these in your air fryer will assure a homogenous, crispy crust that doesn't crumble and fall off.
Get our recipe for Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp.
Creamy Instant Pot Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese
Macaroni and cheese is a classic dish that has two important ingredients: macaroni and cheese sauce. Clearly a dish where you substitute macaroni with cauliflower couldn't be called "mac and cheese" simply by nature. So while it technically isn't true mac and cheese, this Instant Pot cauliflower mac and cheese is strikingly similar to the real thing and is the perfect alternative for anyone trying to go low carb.
Get our recipe for Creamy Instant Pot Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese.
Chicken Mole Enchiladas
These enchiladas are not only easier to make than the Americanized versions served in most restaurants, but they're also tastier and contain just 30 percent of the calories. So if you're craving Mexican and looking for some healthy recipes for weight loss, these chicken mole enchiladas are your answer.
Get our recipe for Chicken Mole Enchiladas.
Meatballs with Polenta
This recipe lightens up the meatball (using sirloin and turkey instead of veal and pork), but, more importantly, it ditches the spaghetti in favor of polenta, an Italian staple of stone-ground corn with a fraction of the calories, but just as hearty, creamy, and completely delicious.
Get our recipe for Meatballs with Polenta.
Cheesy Keto Pizza Cups
No matter your dietary denomination, you're going to want to eat pizza. And keto dieters are no exception. Luckily, toppings like cheese and pepperoni are completely approved on keto. But what do you do about the rest of the components? That's where this keto pizza cups recipe comes in handy.
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Blood Orange Beet Smoothie
We often feel like we could use a quick cleanse of our system, whether it's after over-indulging in food and alcohol, or when feeling sluggish and under the weather. Help your body get back to feeling great with a refreshing immune-boosting, cleansing smoothie.
Get our recipe for Blood Orange Beet Smoothie.
Whole30 Green Machine Veggie Casserole
Whether you're on the Whole30 or not, this veggie casserole is the perfect recipe to feed a hungry crowd in the morning without too much fuss, and gives you all the satisfaction of quiche in a lighter package.
Get our recipe for Whole30 Green Machine Veggie Casserole.
Protein-Packed Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Using yogurt and cottage cheese to make these pancakes does two things: It brings extra protein to the breakfast table, and it helps produce the lightest, moistest pancakes you've ever tasted. Plus, once you try this simple and healthy blueberry compote, you'll never go back to lackluster syrup again.
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Barbecue Chicken Pizza
As good California Pizza Kitchen's BBQ Chicken Pizza may be, we're confident our barbecue chicken pizza recipe is even better. Plus, it's cheaper to make at home and has just a third of the calories.
Get our recipe for Barbecue Chicken Pizza.
Instant Pot Lemon Cake
If you haven't discovered how versatile an Instant Pot can truly be, this dessert recipe is the one to win you over. Steaming a gluten-free lemon cake batter in an Instant Pot yields a cake that has a delicate, soft, and tender crumb. The Instant Pot baking method is especially well-suited for almond flour-based batters like this one.
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Argentinian-Style Churrasco Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce
Marinating these Argentian-style churrasco skewers takes very minimal prep and cook time. Simply prep the skewers and let them sit in the fridge for a couple of hours. Once that grill is fired up, you'll have delicious churrasco skewers ready to serve in just five minutes.
Get our recipe for Argentinian-Style Churrasco Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce.
Cream Cheese Cucumbers
This low-carb, keto-friendly snack will keep you satiated, and you don't have to sacrifice taste, either! Whether you're keto crazy or just interested in testing the waters, this is a simple snack anyone can enjoy.
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Spinach Artichoke Dip
This reimagined appetizer packs an amazing 14 grams of fiber, so it's a filling party appetizer or snack if you pair it with whole-wheat pitas or crackers. Trust us, it'll still be a crowd-pleasing dip. Dig in!
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Vanilla-Bourbon French Toast
This version of french toast forgoes cream for milk, and a deluge of sugar for vanilla and a slug of bourbon. It's still a pretty decadent French toast recipe to start your day, but at least you won't need a nap afterward. (But you can take one anyway if you want to, we won't tell!)
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Why spend on restaurant salsa when you can make practically the same thing right at home?
Get our recipe for Restaurant-Level Salsa.
Pistachio and Cranberry Cheese Ball
Opening a bag of chips and a jar of salsa sure is an easy appetizer, but what if you took it up a notch? Impress your guests at your next gathering with this easy-to-make pistachio and cranberry cheese ball recipe.
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Crock-Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Nothing beats a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup on a cold day, does it? Especially if it can be cooked with minimal effort! This Crock-Pot chicken noodle soup recipe is the perfect meal to warm up a crowd on a winter day.
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Sweet and Spicy Beef Stir-Fry
This spicy-sweet beef treatment is exactly what a stir-fry should be: fast, flavorful, and incredibly good for you. The exact kind of meal you'll want when collecting some healthy recipes for weight loss!
Get our recipe for Sweet and Spicy Beef Stir-Fry.
Italian Meatball Soup
Though it's light in calories, this is still a potent bowl of goodness—served with a lightly dressed salad, it makes for an incredible weekday dinner. Also perfect for meal planning as it will keep great frozen in the fridge. Double the recipe and you'll be set for the week!
Get our recipe for Italian Meatball Soup.