To lose weight, you need a balanced diet that is healthy and nutritious but doesn’t include unnecessary fats or carbohydrates. A balanced lunch includes vegetables, a lean protein source, and other foods that can help lose weight. Plant-based diets (vegetarian and vegan) have been known to promote weight loss.1 Low carb diets are also an easy way to reduce your carb intake and improve blood sugar regulation.2

Learning to cook these dishes with online cooking classes can help you save time and money by avoiding ordering unhealthy takeout food or fast food. Here are a few ideas healthy ideas to incorporate into your lunch:

Lentil Soup

With French green, brown, or green lentils, you can add your choice of veggies and light spices to make a fantastic lentil soup. Lentils are a great source of protein and even iron, a nutrient that most vegan or vegetarian diets may lack.3

Zucchini Noodle Stir-fry with Chicken

Zucchini noodles are much lower in carbs than regular pasta and pack micronutrients and fibers. The chicken adds a bite to the dish and provides proteins without excessive fats. Enjoying chicken with vegetables in a meal has been linked to a lower risk of obesity.4

Lemon Chicken Quinoa Salad

Salads with whole grains are a fun way to incorporate proteins into your diet and can be easily packed easily for school or lunch. Quinoa is almost considered a whole grain due to its high fiber content. It is a source of minerals, protein, and vitamins, making it ideal for blood sugar management and weight loss.5 You can add chicken for protein in your dish, starch-free veggies for a delicious bite, and lemon juice and parsley for flavor.

If you would like to learn about the recipes for dishes for weight loss, you can get in touch with Tri Nutraflex for expert cooking classes. Our experts can help you achieve your weight loss goals with healthy eating habits and diets. Sign up for our cooking classes today!

References

 

1. Tran E, Dale HF, Jensen C, Lied GA. Effects of plant-based diets on weight status: A systematic review. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2020;13:3433-3448. doi:10.2147/DMSO.S272802
   
2. Oh R, Gilani B, Uppaluri KR. Low carbohydrate diet. In: StatPearls [Internet]. StatPearls Publishing; 2021.
   
3. Pawlak R, Berger J, Hines I. Iron status of vegetarian adults: A review of literature. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2018;12(6):486-498. doi:10.1177/1559827616682933
   
4. Marangoni F, Corsello G, Cricelli C, et al. Role of poultry meat in a balanced diet aimed at maintaining health and wellbeing: an Italian consensus document. Food Nutr Res. 2015;59:27606. doi:10.3402/fnr.v59.27606
   
5. FoodData central. Usda.gov. Accessed May 2, 2022. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168917/nutrients