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21 Delicious Weight Loss Dinner Recipes That Will Help You Shrink Belly Fat!

21 Delicious Weight Loss Dinner Recipes That Will Help You Shrink Belly Fat!

You’re probably fed up of looking for a bunch of delicious weight loss dinner recipes that you can quickly use to make your tasty meals.

Most people think that delicious and weight loss just can’t go together.

Well, it turns out that with a bit of research, a wise plan and updating your grocery shopping list you can actually have the best of both worlds.

These 21 delicious weight loss dinner recipes will help you shrink belly fat, without having to eat like a rabbit.


21 Delicious Weight Loss Dinner Recipes

Every dinner recipe includes how long it will take to cook, how many calories are including per serving and what ingredients you need.

That way you can quickly scan through the list to find the ones that stand out to you.

Maybe you want to make one tonight and don’t want to go back to the grocery store. Find the recipe that you have the majority of the ingredients for and get cooking!

If you’re in a rush then be sure to check the cooking time as some of these require some planning and a slow cooker to get the tasty juices flowing.

Enjoy!


1. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

Time: 10 mins (prep) 480 mins (cook)

Calories: 115

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breast halves
  • Buffalo wing sauce
  • Ranch salad dressing mix
  • Butter

Find the full recipe at Spark People


2. Caldillo {Mexican Green Chile Steak Soup}

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Time: 20 mins (prep) 120 mins (cook)

Calories: 411

Ingredients:

  • Steak
  • Olive Oil
  • White Distilled Vinegar
  • Flour
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cumin
  • Black Pepper
  • Chile Powder
  • Beef Stock
  • Onion
  • Can Diced Tomatoes
  • Green chillies
  • Potatoes

Find the full recipe at Boulder Locavore


3. Turmeric Salmon Oat Cakes

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Time: 45 mins 15 mins (prep) 30 mins (cook)

Calories: 420

Ingredients:

  • Salmon
  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Red pepper
  • Garlic
  • Almond flour
  • Eggs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • salt and pepper
  • Lemon

Find the full recipe at Down Shiftology


4. Butternut Squash, Chickpea, and Lentil Moroccan Stew

Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan Stew

Time: 45 mins

Calories: 431

Ingredients:

  • Olive or coconut oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground turmeric
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Can crushed tomatoes
  • Vegetable broth
  • Chickpeas
  • Butternut squash
  • Green lentils
  • Salt & pepper
  • Lemon
  • Cilantro
  • Basil leaves

 Find the full recipe at Ambitious Kitchen


5. Grilled Lemon Yogurt Marinated Chicken

Grilled Lemon Yogurt Chicken

Time: 45 mins + 3 hours marinate

Calories: 523

Ingredients:

  • Greek yogurt
  • Lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Paprika
  • Herbes de Provence
  • Salt & pepper
  • Whole chicken
  • Harissa

Find the full recipe at All Recipes


6. Korean Beef Bowl

KOREAN BEEF BOWL

Time: 30 min

Calories: 318

Ingredients:

  • Brown sugar
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Red-pepper flakes
  • Ground ginger
  • Vegetable oil
  • Garlic
  • Beef
  • Onions
  • Sesame seeds

Find the full recipe at Damn Delicious


7. Italian Chicken & Veggie Foil Packets

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Time: 30 mins

Calories: 223

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Broccoli florets
  • Peppers
  • Zucchini
  • Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Olive oil
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika, optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

 Find the full recipe at Gimme Delicious 


8. Grilled Honey Lime Shrimp

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Time: 50 mins: 10 mins (prep) 30 mins (marinate) 10 mins (cook)

Calories: 336

Ingredients:

  • Shrimp
  • Lime
  • Rice vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Honey
  • Fresh chives
  • Fresh garlic
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive oil

 Find the full recipe at The Seasoned Mom


9. Sheet Pan Curried Chicken and Vegetables

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Time: 10 mins (prep) 40 mins (cook)

Calories: 397

Ingredients:

  • Olive Oil
  • Curry powder
  • Salt
  • Cauliflower florets
  • Carrots
  • Peppers
  • Ginger
  • Chicken thighs
  • Onions
  • Cilantro

 Find the full recipe at Home Made Interest


10. Crockpot Quinoa Chicken Primavera

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Time: 10 mins (prep) 3-4 hours (cook)

Calories: 314

Ingredients:

  • Quinoa
  • Chicken breasts
  • Chicken broth
  • Garlic
  • salt and pepper,
  • other dried herbs you like (parsley, thyme, and basil)
  • Olive oil
  • Asparagus
  • Pesto
  • Peas
  • Lemon juice
  • Watercress, fresh parsley, chives, or any other herbs for topping
  • Parmesan cheese

Find the full recipe at Pinch of Yum.


11. Skillet Chipotle Chicken Enchilada Bake

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Time: 30-50 mins

Calories: 438

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Enchilada Sauce
  • Green chiles
  • Chipotles in adobo
  • Jack cheese
  • Corn tortillas
  • Black beans
  • Corn
  • Scallions and cilantro to garnish

Find the full recipe at What’s Gaby Cooking.


12. One-Pot Lemon Orzo Shrimp

Shrimp one pot lemon orzo

Time: 40 mins

Calories: 410

Ingredients:

  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Oregano
  • Orzo pasta
  • Chicken broth
  • Can diced tomatoes
  • Peas
  • Lemon juice
  • Parmesan cheese

Find the full recipe at Damn Delicious.

13. One-Skillet Lemon Chicken And Red Potatoes

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Time: 30 mins

Calories: 310

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Butter (do not substitute)
  • Baby carrots
  • Red potatoes skin on
  • Chicken breasts
  • Lemons
  • Garlic
  • Salt, lemon pepper, and paprika, to taste
  • Fresh parsley

Find the full recipe at Chelsea’s Messy Apron

14. 5-Ingredient Butternut Squash, Arugula & Goat Cheese Pasta

Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan Stew

Time: 40 mins

Calories: 307

Ingredients:

  • Butternut squash
  • Vegetable oil (or any high-heat oil)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Pasta
  • Goat cheese
  • Baby arugula
  • Pine nuts

Find the full recipe at Gimme Some Oven


15. Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

Time: 10 mins (prep) 480 mins (cook)

Calories: 233

Ingredients:

  • Pork, fresh, loin
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Applesauce
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Chicken Broth, 1 cup
  • Honey Mustard
  • Rosemary, dried

Find the full recipe at Spark People

16. Simple Sesame Chicken

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Time: 35 mins

Calories: 435

Ingredients:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Flour
  • Sesame oil
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Soy sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • White vinegar
  • Chicken stock
  • Sesame seeds
  • Brown rice
  • Vegetables

Find the full recipe at How Sweet Eats


17. Creamy Chicken Quinoa Broccoli Casserole

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Time: 45 mins

Calories: 363

Ingredients:

  • Chicken broth
  • Milk
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Quinoa,
  • Bacon (optional… sort of)
  • Chicken breasts
  • Seasoning (Emeril’s Essence or any basic blend you like)
  • Gruyere cheese (any kind will work)
  • Broccoli florets

Find the full recipe at Pinch of Yum


18. One-Pot Lemon Herb Chicken & Rice

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Time: 30 mins

Calories: 422

Ingredients: 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • butter
  • salt and pepper/ Italian seasoning to taste
  • white rice
  • chicken broth (low sodium)
  • lemon

Find the full recipe at Le Creme de la Crumb


19. Mexican Tortilla Casserole

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Time: 30 mins

Calories: 424

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Yellow onion
  • Garlic
  • Ground cumin
  • Chilli powder
  • Canned fire-roasted tomatoes
  • Tomato paste
  • Black or pinto beans
  • Frozen corn
  • Spinach
  • Corn tortillas
  • Monterey jack, cheddar, or Mexican blend cheese
  • Cilantro, jalapeños, sour cream, salsa (optional)

Find the full recipe at Savory Simple

20. Fettucine Carbonara with Green Beans

Spaghettic Carbonara

Time: 40 mins

Calories: 308

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Prosciutto, or bacon
  • Garlic
  • Red pepper
  • Eggs
  • Chicken broth
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Whole-wheat spaghetti, or linguine
  • Broccolini
  • Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese

Find the full recipe at Eating Well


21. Red Curry Shrimp and Cilantro Rice

Red Curry Shrimp and Cilantro Rice

Spicy, fragrant and healthy! What is not to love?! This curry is full of delicious Asian inspired flavours. It makes for an easy weeknight dinner or Friday night treat. Perfect if you are in a rush but you don’t want to compromise on taste or quality.

How long will it take? 30 mins

How many calories? 405 Cals

What will you need? 

  • Long grain rice,
  • Lime,
  • Cilantro,
  • Oil,
  • Ginger,
  • Garlic,
  • Red Thai Curry Paste,
  • Coconut Milk,
  • Fish Sauce,
  • Baby Bok Choy,
  • Fish Sauce,
  • Peeled Shrimp.

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