Salads for weight loss – 3 low-calorie recipes to help you curb your appetite
If you’re on a weight-loss diet to lose excess weight, you’re bound to have moments of increased appetite and overwhelming desire for something delicious. This is normal. But what can you do in such moments so as not to undermine your previous efforts to achieve a slim figure? It is best to prepare yourself a set of “emergency” recipes for low-calorie, quick, yet tasty dishes that will satisfy your appetite. Here are 3 salads for slimming that are worth trying.
Salads for weight loss – how to compose them to curb your appetite and not to harm your figure?
I have found out many times that dietetic salads are a great antidote for an excessive appetite. In moments of weakness they protect against reaching for fast food containing hundreds of excess calories, or for something else, equally unhealthy and calorific. Special salads for slimmers have a very important advantage – they satisfy hunger well and taste great at the same time. Since they are low in calories and do not cause the accumulation of fat, you can eat them at will without remorse. The trick is to learn how to make these special salads for weight loss.
The ideal salad for weight loss is one that:
- First of all, it is filling and can satisfy an increased appetite;
- secondly, does not contain any fattening additives;
- thirdly, it is attractive in terms of taste (to compensate for the culinary sacrifices that accompany slimming people every day);
- fourthly, it is nutritious, consisting mainly of vegetables, but it is also packed with protein or complex carbohydrates.
When preparing your own delicious and light weight loss salads, try to include as many vegetable ingredients as possible, because they have a negligible amount of calories, and at the same time are rich in dietary fiber, giving a sense of satiety. Some compositions should be varied with protein products – eggs, lean cheese, lean meats and fish – they also perfectly satisfy hunger. Compositions of vegetables with groats, brown rice or wholemeal pasta, enriched with a light but distinctive sauce, are also excellent as salads for slimming.
Salads for weight loss – recipes
Recipe for a diet curry salad
Prepare: about 150 g of cooked turkey (or chicken) breast, a handful of wholemeal pasta, a tin of corn, a handful of capers, half a leek, red or yellow pepper, a piece of fresh pineapple or alternatively 3-4 slices of canned pineapple, 1/3 of Chinese cabbage, thick natural yoghurt, mustard, curry seasoning, lemon, salt, chilli.
Dice the meat, cook pasta, let it cool down and cut into smaller pieces. Chop leek and cabbage, cut pepper and pineapple into small pieces. Combine all the ingredients, add about 3-4 tablespoons of yogurt, about 1-1.5 teaspoon of curry, 1 teaspoon of mustard. Season with salt, chilli, lemon juice.
Recipe for a light salad with oat porridge and vegetables
You will need: approx. 70g of cooked oat groats, a jar of tinned carrots and peas (or frozen carrots and peas, previously cooked and cooled), 1 pepper, 1 green cucumber, 2 tomatoes, half a tin of chickpeas, a bunch of parsley, 1 onion, salt, herbal pepper, oregano and basil, oil, lemon juice, granulated garlic.
Chop peppers, cucumber and tomatoes into small cubes, chop parsley and onion finely. Combine semolina with other ingredients, mix. Season with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, lemon juice, herbal pepper, garlic, oregano and basil, mix again.
Recipe for a delicious salad with salmon and egg in a light version
The ingredients of the salad are: a packet of smoked salmon, 2-3 hard boiled eggs, iceberg lettuce, rocket, a handful of cherry tomatoes, a handful of black olives, green cucumber, chives, vinaigrette dressing made of olive oil, wine vinegar, honey, salt, basil.
Cut the salmon into smaller pieces, cut the eggs into quarters, chop the chives. Arrange torn lettuce leaves on a large plate. Arrange the remaining ingredients on top, then pour the vinaigrette over them.