There are lots of things to do to accomplish your weight loss goals. Some people find it hard to lose weight because of poor eating habits. People who practice a diet for weight loss do not have to eat non-delicious dishes. You do not need to dump all the wonderful and tasty foods to meet your goals.
In fact, if you are exercising (which is mandatory if you want to shed weight quickly), then a good diet is a must. You need to fill your belly to get the energy you need for exercising as well as nutrients to repair your muscles after a strenuous workout.
These three vegan recipes will help you to lose weight and attain your desired body weight without depriving yourself of wonderful, mouth-watering dishes. These recipes will help you to maintain your body while cutting down the excess fats that weigh you down.
“You do not need to dump all
wonderful, tasty foods
to meet your
weight loss goals.”
1. Crispy Roasted Potatoes
Potatoes are a good source of energy for people who are determined to work out. But it turns out that oil-cooked potatoes are not so good for your weight loss goals. As a vegan, you would rather prefer roasted potatoes. No oils or fats required for cooking this delicious (though not as much as when fried in oil) dish.
Knowing that roasted potatoes are fat-free and low-calorie, you should try them out for your weight loss management program. They are also among the top antioxidant foods, with beta-carotene, to help protect your muscles against damage.
You only need a few ingredients; i.e. potatoes, corn flour (or semolina), and aquafaba. You also need some salt and pepper to taste. The instructions for preparing your best vegan food is simple:
- Peel potatoes and cut them into even pieces.
- Heat the oven to 450 ℉
- Boil the potatoes (with water) in a pan for about 5 to 6 minutes (after the water starts boiling). Ensure they are soft enough for forking, but not tender.
- Drain the potatoes and steam dry them.
- Spread a parchment paper on your baking tray.
- Add your semolina (or the rough cornmeal) and aquafaba and put on the lid. Shake them so that the potatoes are coated in the flour and aquafaba to form a rough texture.
- Tip your roughed potatoes in the tray making sure the pieces are not touching each other, and season them with salt and pepper.
- Put the tray in the oven and cook for about 20 to 25 minutes.
- Flip the potatoes and cook for another 20 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
- Remove them from the oven and serve while hot.
Please note that the cooking time may vary depending on the oven and the pan. All that you need is to ensure you achieve the desired cooking level.
2. Korean-Style Cauliflower Wings
Cauliflower is one of the vegetables of the Brassica oleracea species. The vegetable comes with many benefits for the body. Among the top benefits include the fact that it is a source of vital vitamins (C, K, and B6). Plus it contains antioxidants and helps with weight loss.
One cup of cauliflower contains only 25 calories. Eating too much of the vegetable will not hinder your weight loss goals. Having a high amount of fiber, cauliflower also helps slow down the digestion process to ensure that you do not eat too much or too often in a day.
As a spring vegetable, cauliflower is available any time you need to eat but ensure that you do not gain much weight. No need to wait for summer to start setting up your weight loss goals.
The process of preparing the cauliflower wings is easy, and it takes a short time. All you need for your delicious, nutritious, and low-calorie food includes:
- A quarter large-head cauliflower cut into small wings.
- A quarter tablespoon of sesame oil. You can use water instead.
- A quarter tablespoon maple syrup.
- Garlic sauce
- Salt to taste.
Preheat the oven to 450 ℉ and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, toss the cauliflower with oil or water and then spread it in the baking sheet. Roast it for about ten minutes. Prepare your sauce and follow the baking for 10-13 minutes. You can serve the dish immediately or refrigerate it for up to 3 days.
3. Zucchini Noodles and Creamy Avocado Pasto
For a healthy and delicious meal, prepare your noodles with zero dairy and gluten-free. This vegan dish takes less than 20 minutes to prepare. The avocado will help you to lose weight in various ways.
An article posted by Today.com also explains how Zucchini noodles help in weight loss instead of ordinary pasta.
To prepare your vegan dish, spiralize the zucchini and let them dry on paper towels. Add avocado, garlic, basil leaves, lemon juice, and salt to your food processor and mix them. Add oil while the motor is running to make the mixture creamy.
Cook the noodles for about 2 minutes and serve on a bowl. Toss it with the avocado pasto. Season it with pepper to your liking.
While diet can help you to meet your weight loss goals, it is ideal to set optimal time for exercise. It will not only help you to shed extra weight but also help with building muscles and keeping fit.
About the Author
Jessica Smith is an avid reader who enjoys getting lost in the world of books. Holding on to her passion for fitness, she believes that a healthy diet is a key to healthy living.
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