If you’re thinking about making changes to your diet in 2022 I hope this advise helps you. Rich in fiber and low-calorie food with a high percentage of protein is a formula for your diet if you exercise and try to lose weight. However, it can be hard sometimes to stick to the diet when you have to avoid all the food you previously enjoyed.
But, what if I told you that there are delicious foods that are healthy and exercise program friendly? This list will make you stop looking at food as the enemy, and start loving your new diet.
It is hard to believe that some snacks can be this delicious and healthy at the same time. At least 78% of this cereal is complex carbohydrates that make up the highest quality energy source for our body. They have a good amount of vitamin B and magnesium.
Popcorn, however, is a perfect snack because it sends a signal of satiety to the brain, so the next meal is delayed a lot.
Be careful because adding, for example, oils reduces their nutritional value and, at the same time, increases the number of calories consumed.
It is not news that chicken breasts are rich in protein and low in fat. Even though some people claim that they are dry, there are various ways you can prepare them and enjoy every single bite.
One way is to broil the vegetables on one tablespoon of olive oil, then add the chicken breast strips. The meal will not be dry thanks to moisture from vegetables. You can add glass noodles or pasta. Let’s not forget that energy from carbohydrates is great to make good progress in exercising.
Pumpkin is great food not only for Halloween, but during the whole year. Did you know that Butternut squash has only 44 kcal, but 21 mg of vitamin C, 34 mg of magnesium, and 48 mg of calcium? All that makes it the perfect ingredient for various meals.
You can make soup, bake it in the oven, or make healthy pumpkin bread with the addition of protein powder.
Potatoes are most often consumed fried in deep oil and with fatty sauces, and that’s why many people think that is bad for us. But, as you can guess, it’s not. Potatoes contain potassium, provide long-lasting satiety, are good for heart and intestinal health.
It may be a good surprise that one middle-size potato has 0 g of fat! It has 4 g of protein and 37 g of carbohydrates. You don’t have to worry if you cook it. Another safe method is to bake it without or with the minimum amount of oil.
Soups are good for making visible results because they help you to feel full, they are full of valuable nutrients and you can make them with whatever you want. Here are some suggestions.
Chicken soup is not only a great stock but can be a separate dish. In addition to the chicken, add as many vegetables as possible for more nutrition and better taste.
A bowl of whole-grain soup is a delicious dinner. Choose cereals to your taste (chickpeas, barley, oats…), and then enrich the soup with vegetables and meat (chicken or turkey). This kind of meal will satiate you, but will not burden your stomach before a night’s rest.
If you prefer vegetarian soups, try a light soup of kale, mushrooms, quinoa, tofu, and miso paste.
You can still enjoy the sweetness of chocolate, but it needs to contain at least 70% of cocoa. If your chocolate is only high in fat and sugar, it won’t be that powerful antioxidant.
To be clear, dark chocolate is still high in calories, so consume it in moderate amounts and not on a daily basis.
Pancakes are considered high-calorie food because people eat them with a lot of maple syrup or oily chocolate spread. But, if you make them without these additions and use slightly different ingredients, you can make a healthy breakfast that will provide you with the necessary energy for exercising.
On the other hand, oats have always been considered a symbol of health and have been one of the most common products in diet plans. Oats contain many essential substances for the body – phosphorus, iodine, potassium, fluorine, zinc, iron, manganese, vitamins E, A, B, and K, as well as essential amino acids.
To make this healthy treat, mix 1 large banana, 3 eggs, 1 measure of protein powder and ⅔ cup of oats in a blender. When you get a smooth mixture, you can bake it on the non-stick pan at a low temperature. Boil one 1 cup of frozen forest fruit in the pot for two minutes and spread it on the baked pancakes.
The Bottom Line
If you lack the ideas of delicious dishes to implement in your exercise program, I believe this list will help you. I provided you with the ideas for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner. The only thing you need to do is use your creativity and make sure that every calorie is worth it!