Nutritious Lunch Recipes For Weight Loss

These lunch recipes are nutritious, healthy, easy to make and delicious. These flavorful recipes help improve metabolism and burn calories specially when combined with a decent workout routine.

High protein Buddha bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup boiled chana
  • Some fresh corn
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1.5 tbsp crushed roasted peanuts
  • Salt to taste

Ingredients for dressing

  • 1/2 cup freshly set curd
  • 1 tsp mustard sauce
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Roasted cumin powder to taste
  • 1 tsp pure extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh chopped coriander

Instructions

  • Take a bowl and add chopped capsicum, carrots, tomatoes, salt, oregano and crushed peanuts
  • Toss all the ingredients well
  • Now take another bowl, add freshly set curd, mustard sauce, black pepper, roasted cumin powder, extra virgin olive oil and freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • Give a very nice mix and your dressing is good to go
  • Now add cooked quinoa, mixed veggies and kala chana to the dressing
  • Add seasoning of your choice, garnish with some crushed peanuts and fresh coriander

Masoor dal sprouts salad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sprouts
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 capsicum
  • Coriander
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pure virgin olive oil
  • Oregano
  • Black pepper, cumin powder, himalayan pink salt

Instructions

  • Make sprouts of masoor dal
  • In a pan, add little water and chopped vegetables and sprouts
  • Cover it with a lid and steam it for about 3-5 minutes
  • In a bowl, add lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, black pepper, cumin powder and himalayan pink salt
  • Mix all the ingredients well
  • Add freshly chopped coriander into the bowl and mix
  • Add chopped cucumber and tomato in a large mixing bowl
  • Now transfer the steamed vegetables and sprouts into a bowl
  • Pour the dressing over it
  • And mix the prepared salad very well
  • Garnish the salad with some freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • Your fresh masoor dal sprouts salad is now ready

Healthy poha chole

Ingredients

  • 1 cup poha
  • 1/4 cup boiled chana / chole
  • Little garlic
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 capsicum
  • Handful peanuts
  • 1 onion
  • Curry leaves as required
  • Salt, turmeric and other spices as required

Instructions

  • Wash the poha nicely and drain out the water
  • In a pan / kadhai, add some oil and mustard seeds
  • Once they start to crackle, add chopped garlic, curry leaves, onion and other essential spices
  • Add little water to let the spices infuse and mix well
  • Then add some corn, carrots and mix well
  • Let that cook for a while with the lid on
  • Now add chopped capsicum and boiled chana, mix again and turn the lid on for the veggies to cook
  • Add chopped tomatoes and repeat the same
  • Now add the poha to the pan
  • Add peanuts and give them a mix
  • Your healthy poha chole is now ready

High protein rice pulao

Ingredients

  • Brown rice
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • Seasonal veggies
  • Tofu / soy paneer
  • Salt and seasoning of your choice

Instructions

  • Wash and soak brown rice in water
  • Now, in a pan, add water and rice and cover with a lid and let them cook (15-20 minutes)
  • The rice is now well cooked
  • In a pan, add some olive oil
  • Add the chopped onion
  • Now mash the piece of tofu / soy paneer
  • Add the chopped seasonal veggies of your choice and sauté them
  • Sprinkle some salt and seasoning as per your choice
  • Mix and cover them with a lid for the veggies to cook evenly
  • Then add the tofu / paneer and mix nicely
  • Now add the chopped tomato
  • Now add the rice to the pan and give it a nice mix
  • Your high protein rice pulao is now ready

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