Quick Weight Loss Recipes You Can Make in 30 Minutes

Vegan, pescatarian, omnivorous — there’s a great weight loss recipe here for every type of eater — and they can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.

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Thai steak salad

Steak lovers rejoiced in 2015 when research in the International Journal of Obesity stated that the high-protein diet was the winner of the weight-loss diets. The bottom line: Increasing your protein, slightly lowering your carbs, and focusing on getting higher-quality carbs, such as whole grains and produce, will help you lose and maintain weight. That’s where this fresh-tasting Thai steak salad weight loss recipe from famed Food Network chef Ellie Krieger comes in. It’s brightly flavored with lime juice, ginger, basil, and cilantro, and once the meat is marinated, it comes together in just half an hour. Learn 12 more diet secrets from people who have maintained their weight loss.

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Red beans and coconut rice

Forget complicated, expensive diet plans (that don’t work anyway) and just focus on fiber, suggests a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2015. The findings indicate that making just one dietary change — setting a goal to eat 30 grams of fiber each day — can help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure, and improve your body’s response to improve insulin. As a shortcut, make a meal of rice and beans, which makes for a bowl full of plant-based protein (20 to 25 grams) and fiber (about 15 grams). Beans and rice don’t have to be boring! Make this simply delicious, island-inspired 30-minute coconut rice and beans recipe from Epicurious, with light coconut milk. Don’t miss these other 10 high-fiber recipes that will help you lose weight.

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