Lean and Green Recipes

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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.

Personal Portobello Mushroom Pizzas
Rating: 5/5

Healthy Personal Portobello Mushroom Pizzas Recipe

Tired of using cauliflower crust for pizza? Try this Personal Portobello Mushroom Pizzas recipe! It's the perfect way to shake things up on pizza night!

Healthy Salmon Poke Bowl Recipe

Poke- literally means "to cut crosswise into pieces" in Hawaiian language. Toast Sesame Seeds- Preheat oven to 350*F.

Fresh Asparagus Guacamole
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Healthy Fresh Asparagus Guacamole Recipe

Your asparagus has never had it this good! An amazing lower calorie alternative to traditional guacamole, this Fresh Asparagus Guacamole is sure to be a hit at your next party!

Chicken and Kohlrabi Noodle Soup
Rating: 3/5

Healthy Chicken and Kohlrabi Noodle Soup Recipe

Originally a Hungarian dish, this modified version of Kohlrabi Soup, Chicken and Kohlrabi Noodle Soup, is savory and delicious.

Chicken and Soy Chorizo with Paella
Rating: 5/5

Healthy Chicken and Soy Chorizo with Paella Recipe

You're going to love making this Chicken and Soy Chorizo with Paella recipe! It's loaded with flavors, completely on plan and a true Spanish delight.

Creamy Crockpot Tomato Soup
Rating: 5/5

Healthy Creamy Crockpot Tomato Soup Recipe

Nothings better on a cooler day than an nice bowl of warm soup! With this amazing Creamy Crockpot Tomato Soup recipe you can get your fill of comfort food without going off your plan!

Zucchini Lasagna
Rating: 3/5

Healthy Zucchini Lasagna Recipe

This Zucchini Lasagna recipe is the perfect way to satisfy your lasagna craving without the excessive fat and carbs. Light, delicious and 100% on plan!

Spiralized Zoodles with Shrimp
Rating: 4/5

Healthy Spiralized Zoodles with Shrimp Recipe

Want a tasty pasta recipe? Try this Spiralized Zoodles with Shrimp recipe! Its tasty, healthy, and takes no time at all!

Pan-Seared Scallops and Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Rating: 5/5

Healthy Pan-Seared Scallops and Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

Scallops are an amazing option for those looking for a lighter protein, but are not big on fish.

Fish Sticks with Homemade Dipping Sauce
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Healthy Fish Sticks with Homemade Dipping Sauce Recipe

If you're looking for a healthy, lean, and green recipe that's low-calorie and still super yummy, this one is just for you.

Spaghetti Squash Kugel
Rating: 4/5

Healthy Spaghetti Squash Kugel Recipe

This simple single serve casserole is a favorite around our house and you can add chick or shrimp to get a full lean and green meal with this Spaghetti Squash Kugel dish. 

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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