Losing some pounds is definitely harder than gaining weight for most people. It needs a great deal of discipline and motivation to follow a diet plan earnestly. Aside from engaging in physical activities like doing sports, yoga and exercise, the type of food you eat also contributes to reach your ideal weight. But if you’re already too tired, in a hurry, or just got home from work or the gym, try these no cook recipes that are perfect for losing weight while making your tummy happy. And they're simple to create with just a few kitchen gadgets.
- Broccoli Salad with Creamy Feta Cheese Dressing
Who won’t love this easy to prepare salad with great creamy taste and nutritional value? For this dish, you would only need crumbled feta cheese, plain yogurt or you may choose a nonfat one for a stricter diet, lemon juice, ground pepper, minced garlic, chopped red bell pepper, chopped broccoli crowns, and rinsed chickpeas. To start, whisk feta, the yogurt, lemon juice, garlic and pepper in a bowl. Then, add the bell pepper, broccoli and chickpeas to coat them with the dressing. Chill in the fridge for it to be more flavorful.
- Salami Sandwich
Forget about those meat burgers and try this healthy salami sandwich instead. To do this, the ingredients needed are thinly sliced salami and provolone cheese, oil-packed peppers, sliced tomato, lettuce and bread. Brush the bread with oil from peppers. Evenly layer and add the salami, cheese, tomato and lettuce, and then finish with the other bread half on top. Press the sandwich and refrigerate before serving for richer taste.
- Avocado Soup
Most soups may be served warm but not with this avocado smoothie turned soup. As interesting as it seems, this soup is also very easy to prepare. To make this soup, you would need chilled avocados, salt and pepper, and basil leaves to add more flavour. Begin by getting the meat of the avocado and blend to make a puree of it. Add water, salt and basil in the blender until it becomes smooth. Add ground pepper to taste and refrigerate for a few minutes to an hour but make sure to eat it immediately before it turns brown from oxidation.
- Tuna Salad wrapped in Pita
If you’re trying to avoid fatty food and dressings like mayonnaise and then this salad is a commendable choice with olive oil as the substitute. Ingredients include a can of tuna, lemon juice, olive oil, chopped onion, diced red bell pepper, minced parsley, salt and pepper and pitas. If you could get whole-wheat pitas then the better it is. For this dish, drain the water from the tuna first and put the tuna in a bowl. Add the lemon juice and olive oil. Add the onion, bell pepper, parsley and salt and pepper for seasoning. After combining and mixing all the ingredients place the created filling inside the pita and enjoy.
- Chilled Japanese Tofu
A heavenly meal is right before your eyes with this tofu dish. Taking only minutes and seconds to make, this simple dish is composed of tofu, Japanese soy sauce, finely grated ginger and chopped spring onion. If the ingredients are ready, make sure to take out and drain the excess liquid from the tofu first. Then, cut the tofu into squares and put in soy sauce over each square. Serve chilled with spring onion and ginger on top for garnishing.
These are only a few of a thousand no cook recipes that are painless to prepare and make. By trying these recipes, you will not only spend less and lose some weight but will also allow you to live a healthier diet with proper exercise
Ianna Reign Stevenson is a professional writer based in London, England. She is a young mother of a three year old toddler and a physical therapist by profession. Connect with her on Twitter.