Best 5 Healthy Vegetarian Recipes for Weight Loss

Best 5 Healthy Vegetarian Recipes for Weight Loss

So, now that you know the most important foods groups that comprise a healthy vegetarian diet, here are 5 healthy vegetarian recipes using the above-mentioned ingredients.

1. Palak (Spinach) and Corn Subzi
This healthy vegetable side dish is loaded with nutrients like vitamin K, A, C, E and B along with iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and folate along with protein and fiber that helps you stay satiated for a longer period of time and this dish is prepared with minimum oil making it a healthy choice for weight watchers. It can be paired with rotis or parathas for a delicious treat.

Ingredients:Palak (Spinach) and Corn Subzi

For Spinach Puree:

  • Chopped Spinach – 1 Cup
  • Kasuri Methi – 2 tsp
  • Chopped Coriander – 1/2 Cup
  • Garlic Cloves – 3
  • Green Chilies – 2
  • Ginger Paste – 1 tsp
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Other Ingredients:
  • Boiled Sweet Corn – 1 Cup
  • Onion Paste – 1/2 Cup
  • Tomato Puree – 1/2 Cup
  • Low-fat Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4th tsp
  • Coriander and Cumin Powder – 2tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1/4th tsp
  • Refined Oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Procedure:
Mix the ingredients of the spinach puree in a bowl and add 1/4th cup water to it. Put the mixture in a pan and cook on medium flame for a minute. Remove from flame and let it cool down completely. Pour it in a grinder and grind it to make a smooth paste and keep aside. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the onion paste to it, sauté for a few minutes and then add the tomato puree, turmeric powder, cumin and coriander powder and garam masala, mix well and cook for 1 minute on medium flame. Now, add the prepared spinach puree to it, mix thoroughly and cook for 1 minute, add the milk and salt, mix well and cook for another 2 minutes. Now, add the sweet corn to it, cook on medium flame for 1 minute and serve hot with rotis.

2.Spicy Mixed Nuts
This is a great crunchy and delicious snack that can be enjoyed by the entire family while watching movies or games without putting on extra calories unknowingly. Nuts are loaded with healthy fats, fiber along with vitamins and minerals that make them an integral part of a healthy diet.

Ingredients:Spicy Mixed Nuts

  • Mixed Salted Nuts (Cashew, Peanuts, Almonds and Walnuts) – 2 cups
  • Melted Unsalted Butter – 1 tsp
  • Finely chopped Ginger – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1/4th tsp

Procedure:
Take a large glass bowl and add the nuts, butter, ginger, garam masala, cumin powder and red chili powder to it and mix till all the nuts are evenly coated with the spices. Take a baking tray and like it with aluminum foil and spread out the nuts on it. Preheat the oven at 300 degree Fahrenheit and roast the nuts for 20 minutes, stirring once or twice. Bring out the nuts, pour in a bowl and let them stay in room temperature. Serve them in rolled newspaper containers.

3.Red Kidney Beans Masala or Rajma Masala Punjabi Style:

Red kidney beans or rajma is undoubtedly on of the healthiest vegetarian sources of high-quality protein and fiber that makes it an important part of vegetarian and vegan diet to lose weight. It is also a healthy food of vegetarian body builders. This is a traditional North Indian dish that can be paired with both rotis and rice and is one of the best lunch ideas for weight loss.

Ingredients:

  • Rajma or Kidney Beans – 2 Cups
  • Chopped Onion – 1 Large
  • Chopped Tomatoes – 3
  • Chopped Ginger -1 Inch
  • Chopped Garlic- 7 to 8 Cloves
  • Chopped Green Chillies – 2
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves – 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
  • Butter – 2tsp

Procedure:
Soak the kidney beans in 3 to 4 cups of water for 8 to 9 hours. Drain out the water and rinse the beans under running water 3 to 4 times. Add the kidney beans in a pressure cooker along with chopped onions, garlic, ginger and green chillies along with the spices – cumin seeds, turmeric powder, salt and red chilli powder. Add 3 cups of water to it, still well and add the butter. Close the lid and cook for 18 to 20 whistles. Now, remove it from flame and once the pressure subsides, open the lid to check if the beans are cooked completely. Now, transfer the whole thin to a pan and start cooking on medium flame till the gravy gains a thick consistency. Add the coriander leaves and garam masala powder from the top and serve hot with rice or rotis.

4.Mushroom Brown Rice
A healthy diet plan to lose weight usually does not include rice, but brown rice is a healthy alternative with high glycemic index and rich in fiber that makes it a healthy food option for calorie conscious people, as well as people suffering from diabetes. What’s even better about this recipe is that it takes really less time to prepare.

Ingredients:Mushroom Brown Rice

  • Brown Rice – 1 cup
  • Mushroom Sliced – 1 cup
  • Finely chopped Fenugreek Leaves – 2 cups
  • Chopped Green Chillies – 2 tsp
  • Chopped Onions – 1 cup
  • Chopped Garlic – 1 tsp
  • Chopped Ginger – 1 tsp
  • Chopped Tomatoes – 1 cup
  • Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Refined oil – 1 tsp

Procedure:
Heat the oil in a pan; add the onions, ginger, garlic and green chilies, sauté on medium flame for 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms, fenugreek leaves, tomatoes and chilli powder, mix well and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Now, transfer the cooked mushrooms in a pressure cooker, add the brown rice and 2.5 cups of hot water and salt, mix well and close the lid, Cook till 4 whistles and remove from flame. Allow the pressure to escape and then open the lid. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves from the top and serve hot.

5.Watermelon Crush

This is a healthy and tasty recipe with watermelon that adds a twist to the delicious fruit and brings about a change if you are bored with the same old fruit salads. It makes the perfect sweet treat that you can enjoy after a hearty meal.

Ingredients:Watermelon Crush

  • Deseeded and Chopped Watermelon – 3 cups
  • Low-Fat Milk – 4 tsp
  • Roasted Cumin powder – 1/4th tsp
  • Black Salt – 1/4th tsp

Procedure:
Blend the watermelon in a mixer to form a smooth juice and pour it in a glass bowl, add the milk, black salt and cumin seed powder. Mix well and pour the mixture into a container, cover the lid and freeze it for 1 hour, Serve in tall glasses with mint leaves on top.
Hope these recipes from all the vegetarian food groups help you to plan out your healthy vegetarian diet for weight loss. Try them in your home and share your healthy vegetarian recipes with us.
Best 5 Healthy Vegetarian Recipes for Weight Loss Best 5 Healthy Vegetarian Recipes for Weight Loss Reviewed by Jemes Woxten on 07:12:00 Rating: 5

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