White bean hummus, raspberry walnut oatmeal, and chickpea and lentil stew are three simple and healthy recipes for weight loss. These dishes are high in fiber and protein to curb the appetite.
To make white bean hummus, mix 1/4 cup of canned white beans with 1 tablespoon of chopped chives, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Mash until smooth, and serve the hummus with 1/2 cup of raw vegetables, including carrots, broccoli, grape tomatoes, cucumbers and sugar snap peas.
To make raspberry walnut oatmeal, mix 1/4 cup of old-fashioned oats with 1/3 cup of fat-free milk, 1/2 cup of fat-free Greek yogurt, 1 1/2 teaspoons of chia seeds and 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract until well combined. Stir in 1 tablespoon of chopped nuts and 1 cup of raspberries. Refrigerate overnight, and serve the oatmeal cold.
To make chickpea and lentil stew, soak 3/4 cup of dried garbanzo beans in water for six hours. Add the chickpeas, a cubed 2 1/2 pound squash, 2 chopped carrots, 1 cup of red lentils and 4 cups of broth as well as 2 tablespoons of tomato paste to a slow cooker. Add 1 tablespoon of minced ginger, 1 1/2 teaspoons of cumin and 1/4 teaspoon of saffron.
Season with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, and cook on low for five to six and a half hours. Stir in 1/4 cup of lime juice, and serve sprinkled with chopped peanuts and cilantro.