Healthy Recipes for Weight Loss


Are you a foodie? But want to keep a watch out for those nasty calories? Boy, do we have some good news for you!

As you know your meals are often infatuated by nutrition villains like tons of calories, lots of carbs and some saturated fat!

So, how can you lose weight AND eat everything you crave for?

Our recipes are full of fiber, packed with proteins and loaded with antioxidants. These mouthwatering treats will help you jumpstart your weight loss and transform yourself into a leaner and healthier YOU!

Tofu Quinoa Salad






Tofu quinoa salad
This salad is extremely rich on protein and essential fats. The peppers and lemon give it high antioxidant content that can wipe out stress and fight the signs of aging. So have it as a part of your lunch to give yourself a metabolism boost!

What you need:
1 cup cooked quinoa
50 grams of tofu or cottage cheese
50 grams of diced red green peppers
20 grams of diced avocados
15 grams of fresh lettuce leaves
1 teaspoon of cilantro
2 teaspoon of limejuice
Some dried herbs (oregano, basil, rosemary)

What to do:
Combine all the ingredients in a big bowl.
Mix and toss well.
Keep in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
Enjoy this chilled, fresh, easy-to-make salad to rejuvenate yourself!

Hummus Wrap






Whole wheat wraps with grilled veggies and hummus
Wraps make for the easiest on the go meals and are becoming more and more popular overtime. Our wholesome new wrap is filled with fiber and the creamy hummus gives it a zing of protein! Its fiber content makes it super filling, which will help you curb your appetite and aid in losing weight!

What you need:
2 Whole-wheat tortillas or flat breads
30 grams red pepper
30 grams zucchini
30 grams eggplant (brinjal)
50 grams of hummus (chickpea dip)
20 grams of lettuce leaves
1-teaspoon olive oil for cooking
Salt to taste

What to do:
Slice and dice all the vegetables. Grill them on a pan till golden brown. Add salt according to taste.
Heat a non-stick frying pan.
With very little oil cook the whole-wheat flat bread for a minute.
Spread the hummus on one side of the flat bread, arrange the lettuce and top it with the grilled veggies.
Wrap and enjoy!

Chickpea Salad Sandwich






Chickpea salad sandwich
This yummy to taste and easy to make chickpea sandwich has all the traditional flavors of Greek salad, but in a humble sandwich. Start your day with this awesome sandwich as its high protein content and healthy carbs will make you feel full and stop you from binging on unhealthy carbs!

What you need:
Multigrain bread slices
150 grams of boiled chickpeas
50 grams of hung curd
1 tablespoon of limejuice
30 grams of onions (diced)
30 grams of cucumber (diced)
5 grams of olives (diced)
Salt, pepper and dried herbs (oregano, rosemary) according to taste
Spinach leaves and tomato slices for sandwich

What to do:
Smash the boiled chickpeas in a bowl.
Add the hung curd, limejuice, onions, cucumber, olives and herbs.
Mix well until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Spread the filling on the bread and top it with spinach leaves and tomato slices.
Dig in!

Quinoa Patties






Quinoa patties
These quinoa patties are super nutritious and are extremely easy to make. Quinoa is a great protein source and is loaded with antioxidants. These patties are great for a mid break munch!

What you need:
1 cup cooked quinoa
50 grams of grated carrots
100 grams of white beans cooked
50 grams of onion (finely chopped)
3-4 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon of cumin
1 teaspoon of limejuice
30 grams of breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Salt to taste

What to do:
Add all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until mixed, but do not over process it. The mixture should be thoroughly combined but not mushy.
Place the mixture into the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes before shaping them into patties.
Taking a little mixture at a time, make it into small patties.
The patties can be cooked on a non-stick pan till brown, or can be baked with olive oil.
Serve them hot with mint chutney.
Eat away!

Avacados & Egg






Whole wheat Pitas with avocados and eggs
This soft leavened Middle Eastern bread is loaded with essential fatty acids that increase our metabolism. This boost in metabolism helps us to lose weight and kick-starts our day and keeps us bubbling with energy!

What you need:
Whole-wheat pita breads
2 eggs
50 grams of ripe avocado
50 grams of tomato
2 teaspoon of limejuice
Salt, pepper and chili flakes to taste
Olive oil

What to do:
Smash the ripe avocado properly and add salt and pepper according to taste.
Heat a non-stick frying pan and grill the pita on both sides till golden brown.
Place the grilled pita on a plate and spread the smashed avocado.
Drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil.
Place freshly cut tomatoes on it and sprinkle with soe salt, pepper and chili flakes.
Fry the egg and place it on the pita and roll it.
Chow down!

Chicken Brussels






Chicken Brussels sprout salad
Oh yes! It’s chicken. For non-veg lovers, this special nutritious salad is a storehouse of protein also its high fiber content and fresh flavors make it a perfect and delicious lunch meal.

What you need:
80 grams of boneless, skinless shredded chicken
40 grams of broccoli
40 grams of Brussels sprouts
2 celery stalks
10 grams of parsley
15 grams of hazelnuts or walnuts
2 tablespoon of limejuice
2 tablespoon of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

What to do:
In a large bowl whisk together limejuice, olive oil and salt, pepper to taste.
Add broccoli, Brussels sprouts, celery, hazelnut, parsley and shredded chicken to the bowl.
Mix and toss well.
Put in the refrigerator for 10 minutes
Serve it cold and Enjoy!

Enjoy our nutritious yet scrumptious recipes. Eating the right kind of food is the formula for a fab figure. Remember, life is not a diet, enjoy every bite!


About Author

Mahak Agarwal is our expert nutritionist and the newest addition to the enthusiastic, hardworking team at FitnessWithKaran. She started her career with Columbia Asia where she worked for 2 years as a nutritionist, after which she invested 3 years into catering a number of fitness clients and working as a consultant at numerous health clinics. With her charming persona and flawless expertise in the field of nutrition, Mahak has managed to turn our office into a healthy zone. Our proficient nutritionist likes to travel and try new restaurants. She is a voracious reader and finds solace in reading mystery fiction by David Baldacci and Dan Brown. Mahak has a B.SE in Food and Nutrition and a Diploma in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics.

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