When it comes to weight loss and looking to get lean, I’m not one to ever skip meals or cut out entire nutrient groups. I love food too much and I believe it all comes down to balance and choosing the right foods! In other words – what you eat and of course, how much of it.
As much as we hate hearing there’s no quick fix, we all know that cutting back the calories, choosing lean proteins, having plenty of veggies and water, and amping up the exercise is the only sure fire way to shed those extra kilos!
The thought of going hungry can be daunting (believe me, I know!) But the reality is, you don’t have to go hungry! There are some seriously delicious recipes out there that are healthy and low-calorie too. So you can have a flat tummy and a full tummy too.
Don’t believe me? Here’s a whole days worth of super delicious and filling meals with a total calorie count of just 1138 – great if you’re looking to eat healthily and watch your weight.
THE ORIGINAL SKINNY SMOOTHIE – 300 Calories
½ avocado peeled and stone removed
30g (1/2 cup) broccoli florets
15g (1/2 cup) kale, stalks removed,
22 g (1/2 cup) baby spinach
1 celery stalks
1/2 frozen banana
Small handful mint leaves
1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
1/2 tablespoon cleansing fibre powder (available in health food stores)
Juice of ½ a lemon
35g (1/4 cup) ice cubes
250ml (1 cups) water
1/2 teaspoon stevia
Place all the ingredients in a blender for a couple of minutes until the desired consistency is reached. Enjoy!
BLACK BEAN AND CORN BURRITTO – 380 Calories
1 whole wheat tortilla
1/2 cup of cooked black beans
1/4 cup of tinned corn
1/4 cup of low-fat cheddar
Small handful of coriander
½ cup chopped veggies of your choice (capsicum, spinach, tomato etc.)
Heat up a sandwich press or grilling machine
Pop all the ingredients onto your tortilla and wrap it up tight
Cook in sandwich press or grilling machine for about 4 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, cornflour and Sriracha; set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add prawns, and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes. Add broccoli, and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 2-3 minutes.
Stir in soy sauce mixture until well combined and slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
Serve immediately, garnished with sesame seeds and green onion, if desired.