The Best (Vegetarian) Meals for Weight Loss
If you’re looking for some meals that you can use on your weight loss journey that are fulfilling and tasty, this is my current favorite full day of eating. Its basic and easy to make in less than 10 minutes without much prepping to do. If this is something you want to see more of, subscribe to have all of these recipes at your fingertips. You can also use these meals to bulk by simply adjusting the macronutrients and serving sizes according to your needs. Most people don’t have a hard time bulking though, and for those of you that do, be on the lookout for some epic cheat meal ideas and articles for you hard gainers! https://youtu.be/UKKjr5PzY6g Breakfast | Apple Cinnamon Protein Oats 1 cup whole grain oats ½ scoop protein powder 1 apple, chopped Sprinkle of cinnamon Drizzle of syrup What’s beneficial about this meal? The oats are great because they provide a quality carb: it’s both a complex carb and has full nutritional benefits in being that it’s the whole grain rather than the processed grain which removes the nutrition from the food. Adding a whey protein supplement is a great way to sneak a complete protein into your diet, especially as someone who lacks protein (such as vegetarians). It’s important to have a certain amount of protein in your diet, and this is a way that you can do so sneakily without having to drink a shake (I hate shakes). The apple is a simple carb (sugar) that adds to the flavor, but also provides vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Having additional fiber also helps to maintain your insulin levels when eating carbs. Cinnamon provides several anti-oxidants and has been proven through studies to aid in the healing of several diseases and illnesses. The syrup is simply for taste and isn’t necessary for a healthy diet. This is something you don’t want to go overboard with. Lunch | Salad Bowl 4 cups leafy greens ½ cup quinoa ½ cup egg whites 10 almonds, crushed 5 cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cucumber, chopped 1 cup carrots, chopped 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar What’s beneficial about this meal? Salads are a great way to get in a majority of the micronutrients that you need from your diet. The best tip to make sure that you’re getting all of the micronutrients that you need is to choose fruits and vegetables of different colors to eat throughout the day. In this salad we have a good variety of green, orange, and red vegetables. We also have quinoa, which is a great complex carb source and also one that provides a complete protein. Another complete protein we have in here are egg whites. You could also do the full egg for the fat benefits and remove the almonds from the meal. Apple cider vinegar is a healthy choice of fats for those of you who want additional flavor. Don’t go overboard with the vinegar as it quickly adds up in calories, being a fat source. Dinner | Post Workout Burrito 2 small whole wheat wraps ½ cup brown rice ½ cup beans ¼ cup cheese 2 cups spinach 2 cups broccoli What’s so great about this meal? Whole grain/ wheat wraps provide full nutrition rather than the processed version which removes the nutritional value from the food. Rice and beans are great paired together because, together, it creates a complete protein. Cheese provides a good amount of fat in your diet, which is necessary in small amounts for homeostasis. It’s not needed in every meal, but it’s important to have a small amount to achieve your body’s needs. Spinach and broccoli are both greens which offer micronutrients such as vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, iron, and fiber.