Weight Loss Recipes

Vegan Broccoli Soup PinIf weight loss is your goal, going plant based is a great first step. Of course, that means you have to eat a healthy plant based diet…not a vegan junk food diet. But that’s easy to do with our plant based weight loss recipes.

You don’t have to eat a salad for every meal or drink a protein smoothie three times a day to lose weight eating a plant based diet. In fact, many plant based recipes are high fiber so you’ll feel fuller while eating fewer calories.

One of the easiest ways to reduce the calories in a recipe is to replace the oil with double the vegetable broth when you sauté your veggies. Ounce for ounce, oil is the highest calorie food we eat so replacing it with vegetable broth cuts out a LOT of calories.

On that same note, you’ll also want to steer clear of avocados and nuts until you’ve reached your weight loss goals. While they are packed with nutrients, they’re also very high calorie. Despite what some people say, a calorie is a calorie and if you eat more than you burn, you will gain weight.

We know Dr. Greger is a big fan of nuts, even quoting studies (funded by the nut industry) that show the benefits of nuts for weight loss, but from our own personal experience, nuts lead to weight gain. That’s because it’s really hard to stop eating at 1 ounce, which is roughly 150 calories or almost 10% of the day’s calories for most people. An ounce of nuts isn’t very many nuts, so it’s easy to eat 3 or 4 ounces before you realize how many you’ve eaten, and that’s 30% to 40% of your day’s calories.

If weight loss is your goal, cut out all of the high fat foods until you reach your goal.

Vegan Grits
Cucumber Salad
Vegan Pad Prik King
Vegan Stuffed Eggplant
Fennel Orange Salad
Vegan Sweet Potato Fries
Vegan Ketchup
Split Pea Soup
Carrot Pineapple Salad
Lemony Spring Peas and Zucchini
Vegan Stir Fry
Apple with Peanut Butter
Potato and Cabbage Soup
Tahini Salad Dressing
Vegan Fajitas
Boiled Sweet Potatoes
Side Salad
Smokey Green Hot Sauce
Vegan Lentil Loaf
Easy Polenta
Steamed Asparagus with Vegan Hollandaise Sauce
Healthy Red Beans and Rice
Easy Lentils
Balsamic Marinated Baked Tofu
Boiled Potatoes
Sauteed Collard Greens
Boiled Cabbage
Corn Tortilla Corn Chips

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