Have you ever been frustrated because you just cannot lose weight no matter what you do?
It can be the most frustrating feeling when you want nothing more than to lose weight, yet you always find yourself bingeing on late night dinners. If you can relate to this, know that I understand where you are coming from. Honestly, it is hard to switch from eating pizza at dinner to salad every night.
People are both habitual and emotional by nature. If we try to do too much at once, we set ourselves up for failure.
That is why I believe in finding foods that bring comfort while creating a calorie deficit. You do not need to give up your favorite foods to lose weight. You just have to make the right switches to help you reach your goals.
To do this, we first need to take a look at what foods you currently like.
Do you like pizza? Great! Let us swap some of those carbs for some nutrient-dense but low-calorie options.
Do you love a good Chinese dinner? No problem! Swap that out for some Thai alternatives, and you will get the same taste with a nutrient boost to go with it.
No matter what your taste preferences, I have you covered. Try out some of these delicious but healthy recipes for dinner to save calories on your favorite meals.
1. Collard Wraps
Collard wraps are one of the best ways to lose weight while saving a ton of calories. Just imagine any type of wrap you enjoy but with a 0-calorie tortilla.
They are delicious, and they leave you feeling light and fresh in a way that is hard to get with most meals. This makes it one of the best healthy recipes for dinner.
Learn how to make your own wrap with this guide.
2. Portobello Pizza
Are you craving pizza but do not want the calories? This recipe has you covered.
Not only is it ridiculously easy, but it will conquer your cravings with that delicious home flavor you crave.
You do not like portobello? No worries! There are plenty of other recipes you can make, such as toast, cauliflower, or veggies as a base instead. The options are endless when you go digging.
Check out this guide on how to make one.
3. Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein
I can hear you over the screen now: “Wait! Does that mean I don’t have to give up my Chinese takeout to lose weight?!”
Exactly! Except that you will be ordering takeout from your own kitchen in this case.
Spaghetti squash is an amazing substitute for carb-dense noodles. In other words, you can eat more until you are full without having to worry about overeating.
It is one of the best ways to fill up on nutrients without going overboard. This is definitely one you will want to save.
Check out the recipe here.
4. Cauliflower Mac-N’-Cheese
Are you craving a good mac and cheese? This recipe takes it to another level by making it both low-carb and vegan.
Yes, you read that right. This recipe is a keeper no matter what type of diet you might be on. Try adding it in when you get a cheesy craving and see if it takes care of that for you.
You can make one using this guide.
5. Sweet Potato Spaghetti
Of course, we have all had the classic spaghetti squash spaghetti (which, by the way, is a staple for me). However, sometimes it is easy to feel like you need a switch. This sweet potato spaghetti satisfies just that.
I absolutely love the savory taste of sweet potato and the feeling you get where you just finished eating a huge meal.
Sweet potato is relatively low-glycemic compared to noodles, meaning it keeps you fuller longer and does not spike your blood sugar. In other words, you will stay satisfied until it is time for bedtime – something I think we can all agree we need.
Learn how to make one using this guide.
6. Crockpot Cauliflower Fried Rice
Sometimes, it is those sneaky grains that can quickly add up in unwanted calories.
Want to know an easy fix? Trade some of those grains out for low-calorie substitutes!
Do not get me wrong, grains are not bad at all. However, if you are looking to fill up to the brim while keeping things low calories, subbing grains for vegetables is an excellent…