Losing weight isn’t only about going to the gym and following some kind of dieting program; it’s about changing the entire way you live, and more importantly, feed yourself. Many people equate losing weight with not being able to eat the foods they like… however, what those people are ignoring is that cooking is one of the most diverse and versatile arts in the entire world and there are countless weight loss recipes for you to put to the test in your own kitchen. To help you get started, here is a look at a couple of the best meal recipes to help yourself lose weight.
The Egg and Bacon Waffle
Containing only 270 calories per serving and 890mg of sodium, the egg and bacon waffle is extremely easy to make and should not only fill you up pretty well, but also take your taste buds on a ride they’ll never forget. To put it together you simple need a slice of bacon (or ham, if you prefer), an egg, a whole frozen waffle, half a tablespoon of maple syrup, one tablespoon of shredded cheddar, salt and black pepper, as well as some ground up parsley leaves, but that last one depends on your personal taste.
To prepare it, simply heat a pan to medium heat and put a bit of whichever cooking oil you are using and cook the bacon until it’s brown on both sides. Remove it from the pan, put a bit more oil and cook the egg; whether or not to scramble it is entirely up to you. While you are cooking the egg and bacon, toast the waffle as you usually would, then put the cooked ingredients on top of it. Finally, sprinkle the cheddar, salt and pepper, as well as parsley, if you are using it of course.
Grilled Chicken Pineapple Burger
Perfect for lunch, this burger contains only 400 calories and 640mg of sodium, and you probably won’t even need to look hard for the ingredients. All you will need is a skinless and boneless chicken breast weighing about four to six pounds, some of the famous Teriyaki sauce, a slice of swiss cheese, a slice of pineapple measuring about half an inch in height, a whole wheat bun, a few slices of red onion and some pickled jalapenos.
The first step to making it is to marinate the chicken in the sauce for about thirty minutes, although you can keep it in the fridge for up to twelve hours. Heat up a grill to a level between medium and high, and then place the chicken on it. Cook the first side for five to six minutes, then flip it and place the slice of cheese on it. When the chicken is firm and only slightly charred, it is ready. While it cools off put the buns on the grill and toast them slightly. After putting the chicken in the bun, add the onions, slices of jalapeno, and the pineapple.
This is just the tip of the iceberg; there are hundreds more juicy and tasty weight loss recipes for you to discover out there, with the best part being that most of them can be easily found on the internet for free, at least for those who are willing to look hard enough for them.