Lean and Green Recipes

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Curried Chicken Salad Wraps
Rating: 4/5

Healthy Curried Chicken Salad Wraps Recipe

Craving some Indian food but don't want to get off plan? Well look no further than this 100% on plan Curried Chicken Salad Wrap recipe! 

Shrimp & Cauliflower Grits
Rating: 5/5

Healthy Shrimp & Cauliflower Grits Recipe

Originating in the lowcountry of the coastal Carolinas and Georgia, Shrimp and grits is an amazing traditional southern dish.

Healthy Mushroom Bun Sliders Recipe

How honestly doesn't love a good slider? Tiny little bite-sized burgers that are full of flavor and easy to handle!

Steak Fajita Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Rating: 4/5

Healthy Steak Fajita Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

You will need a baking sheet, parchment paper and a clean kitchen towel. Cauliflower Crust--First 3 Ingredients. Steak Fajita--Last 6 Ingredients.

Stir-Fried Pork Tenderloin
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Healthy Stir-Fried Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Pork tenderloin – what can I say about this little delicacy? Whenever I'm at the grocery store and see pork tenderloin on sale, I buy one or two.

Shrimp Fried Cauli Rice
Rating: 4/5

Healthy Shrimp Fried Cauli Rice Recipe

Fried rice is a favorite at our house, but with this Shrimp Fried Cauli Rice you get the full flavor without the added starch and carbs from regular rice.

Shrimp & Avocado Cauliflower Rice Sushi
Rating: 2/5

Healthy Shrimp & Avocado Cauliflower Rice Sushi Recipe

If you've been missing Sushi, well you don't have to any longer! These avocado rolls made with shrimp and cauliflower rice are certain to keep you on a roll!

Philly Cheesesteak Peppers
Rating: 5/5

Healthy Philly Cheesesteak Peppers Recipe

Want the taste of a nice Philly Cheesesteak without all the gluten?

Steamed Stuffed Mushrooms
Rating: 3/5

Healthy Steamed Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

WOW! If you're here looking for a delicious and healthy recipe, then you've come to the right place.

Creamy Rustic Tomato Herb Soup
Rating: 3/5

Healthy Creamy Rustic Tomato Herb Soup Recipe

This Creamy Rustic Tomato Herb Soup fueling hack is my new favorite. It's simple to make and gives a rich and creamy flavor!

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps
Rating: 3/5

Healthy Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Looking to save some effort? Try this no fuss Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps recipe.

Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Grilled Chicken
Rating: 4/5

Healthy Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Grilled Chicken Recipe

Who doesn't love fresh, sweet tomatoes, heaping helping of zucchini and fresh basil!

A protein-rich low-carb diet can provide several benefits for weight loss. Firstly, a high protein intake can increase satiety, making it easier to stick to a calorie-controlled diet and reducing the likelihood of overeating. As protein requires more energy to digest than carbohydrates, it also boosts the metabolism, leading to an increase in the number of calories burned throughout the day.

In addition to these effects on energy balance, low-carb diets can also promote weight loss by reducing insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that regulates blood sugar levels. When we consume high amounts of carbohydrates, insulin levels rise, which can lead to weight gain and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. By reducing carbohydrate intake, insulin levels decrease, helping to promote fat oxidation and encourage weight loss.

Finally, reducing carbohydrates can also help to preserve lean muscle mass during weight loss. When we lose weight, it is common to lose a proportion of muscle mass along with fat. However, consuming a diet that is high in protein can help to prevent this muscle loss, as protein is essential for muscle repair and growth. This, in turn, can help to maintain and even increase metabolism, promoting long-term weight loss success.

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