Lean and Green Recipes

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Surf & Turf Salad
Rating: 5/5

Healthy Surf & Turf Salad Recipe

If you're following, Keto, Lean and Green, or any other low-carb diet, you might try to find low-carb variations of the meals you usually love.

Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Bowls
Rating: 4/5

Healthy Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken & Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Get that Mexican food flavor you're craving, but without the carb loaded rice. This light dish is great for lunch, dinner or anytime!

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.

Italian Wedding Soup
Rating: 4/5

Healthy Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

There's nothing better when it's cold outside than a nice warm bowl of soup and this Italian Wedding Soup is bound to warm your day! Stay on plan with this great twist on a classic!

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.

Slow Cooker Chili
Rating: 4/5

Healthy Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

Chili is a great cool weather and fall dish and this amazing Slow Cooker Chili will help keep you on plan and enjoying a hearty, healthy meal!

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!

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!

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!

Peri-Peri Pork & Cauliflower Steak
Rating: 4/5

Healthy Peri-Peri Pork & Cauliflower Steak Recipe

Here's a dish that will impress all of your guest! This Peri-Peri Pork & Cauliflower Steak recipe is delicious and is simple to make. It is the perfect meal for any dinner party.

Kale, Tomato, & Goat Cheese Egg Muffins
Rating: 5/5

Healthy Kale, Tomato, & Goat Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe

Starbucks might have egg bites, but you can have these protein rich, on plan Kale, Tomato, & Goat Cheese Egg Muffins right at home!

One-Pan Lemon Pepper Salmon with Garlic Parmesan Asparagus
Rating: 4/5

Healthy One-Pan Lemon Pepper Salmon with Garlic Parmesan Asparagus Recipe

Looking for a simple and flavorful lean and green recipe? Then look no further than this One-Pan Lemon Pepper Salmon with Garlic Parmesan Asparagus! 

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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