Suggested Weight Loss Recipes

After getting home from work or a workout, it’s can feel damn near torturous to spend more energy scrounging up a meal, and you are watching your weight, but you still want a healthy and  tasty one.

Some nights when you want something fast and fresh; then preparing others in advance when you just dont want to cook.

To prove you can do it, here are some healthy dinner recipes—some you can whip up one night (and for one person), others you can make ahead and eat for a few days. Each one has 500 calories or less, and leaves you satisfied thanks to the great flavors and filling ingredients. Go ahead and revel in your domesticity and keep the weight off.

Seared Scallops with Lemon Juice and Sage

2 tsp canola oil
3 oz sea scallops
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp ground sage
1 1/2 cups cubed roasted acorn squash
2 cups kale sautéed in 2 tsp olive oil

Heat canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add scallops and cook without stirring until well browned, around two minutes. Flip scallops and cook until the sides are firm and centers opaque, 30 to 90 seconds. Drizzle with lemon juice, and sprinkle sage on top. Serve with squash and kale.

Per serving: 496 cal

Cheesy Veggie Pasta

1/2 cup whole-wheat macaroni
1 cup crushed whole, peeled canned tomatoes
1/2 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
3/4 cup chopped spinach
1 cup zucchini wedges
2 tsp olive oil

Cook vegetables over medium-high heat, then combine with cooked macaroni and cheese.

Per serving: 439 cal

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