Lean and Green Recipes

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Zucchini Noodle & Grilled Shrimp with Lemon Basil Dressing
Rating: 3/5

Healthy Zoodles & Grilled Shrimp with Lemon Basil Dressing Recipe

Zucchini Noodles, or zoodles, are an excellent way to increase your daily veggie intake and this Zoodles & Grilled Shrimp w/Lemon Basil Dressing recipe will keep you on plan and wonde

Shrimp Fajitas
Rating: 5/5

Healthy Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

As of late I crave seafood and shrimp more and more and this Shrimp Fajitas recipe is perfect for any taste.

Key West Chicken
Rating: 5/5

Healthy Key West Chicken Recipe

This is a dish that we're sure you'll love. This Key West Chicken recipe is super easy and taste great! Just marinate, grill, then enjoy!

Baked Cod with Tomatoes & Feta
Rating: 5/5

Healthy Baked Cod with Tomatoes & Feta Recipe

Fish is always considered a leaner option and this wonderful Baked Cod with Tomatoes & Feta recipe will have you wondering why you don't eat leaner options more and more!

Quest Chips Taco Salad
Rating: 4/5

Healthy Quest Chips Taco Salad Recipe

If you haven't discovered Quest products yet then you're missing out!

Mini Pepper Nachos
Rating: 5/5

Healthy Mini Pepper Nachos Recipe

Who doesn't love a plate full of loaded nachos? We'll now you can indulge without the guilt of added carb calories.

Cheesy Bacon Smothered Chicken
Rating: 4/5

Healthy Cheesy Bacon Smothered Chicken Recipe

What is not to like about this recipe!? This Cheesy Bacon Smothered Chicken recipe takes very little time and taste amazing! Our house can't get enough of it!

Zughetti in Meat Gravy
Rating: 3/5

Healthy Zughetti in Meat Gravy Recipe

Make this wonderful Zughetti in Meat Gravy recipe for an on plan meal that's just like spaghetti, but without all the carbs and heaviness. 

Faux Baked Potato Soup
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Healthy Faux Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Potato soup is a staple around our house, and now with this Faux Baked Potato Soup recipe we can enjoy a healthy meal that's easy and on plan.

Shrimp & Cauliflower Grits
Rating: 4/5

Healthy Shrimp & Cauliflower Grits Recipe

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

Tuna Nicoise Salad
Rating: 4/5

Healthy Tuna Nicoise Salad Recipe

This amazing fresh Tuna Nicoise Salad hits all the high points with fresh ingredients and full flavor. Add this amazing salad as a new option to your lean and green menu today!

Mexican Meatloaf
Rating: 4/5

Healthy Mexican Meatloaf Recipe

A unique twist on a traditional comfort food favorite, this lean and green Mexican Meatloaf recipe is perfect for busy weeknights!

This is a family size serving.

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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