Top 20 Dishes to Eat When You’re on a Diet

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Healthy and clean eating is an integral part of our lives. Just because it is essential to our lives, does not mean it has to be boring too. We’ve compiled a list of 20 dishes that are not only healthy but also tasty and simple to cook. They are rich in fiber and protein and take only a few minutes to prepare. These dishes are also totally Instagrammable. Check out these meals below, and happy dieting!

1Easy Pea & Spinach Carbonara

This 20-minute dish is incredibly luscious yet healthy. It is rich in protein as well as minerals. Eggs form the basis of this creamy and rich sauce, pasteurized-in-the-shell eggs can be used as well. It is the ideal meal for a healthy and tasty dinner.

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2Classic Sesame Noodles with Chicken

Classic sesame noodles combined with tonnes of vegetables and chicken turn into a protein-rich meal. Its Asian twist makes it even more delectable. To have a delightful meal, make sure that the spaghetti is adequately drained.

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3Sweet and Sour Chicken

This easy-to-cook meal is light, delicious, and richly flavored. Filled with juicy, leafy vegetables, it is the perfect meal to eat on a diet. To give it a spicy flavor, replace the ketchup with some Sriracha.

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4Vegetable Soup

Topped with a dollop of pesto, this delicious minestrone will leave you full for hours, lowering your calorie intake for the day. It would also ensure that you had eaten a hefty portion of vegetables for the day. It is the ideal dish to make dieting easier for you.

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5Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Filled with layers of cream cheese, cheddar, bacon, and cauliflower, this meal will never let you eat cauliflower any other way. The richness of its flavor and the multiple creamy layers would make you want to eat your vegetables.

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6Sheet-pan Italian Pork Chops

This well-rounded meal is not only rich in protein and vegetables but can also be prepared within minutes. It is also keto and makes pork chops even tastier and healthier to enjoy.

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7Warm Kale Quinoa Salad

Crunchy, delicious, and easy to prepare, what else would you want in a salad? It combines the health benefits of quinoa and kale, it is the perfect meal to have on busy weekday nights.

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8Garam Masala Chicken Skewers

Served with a side of salad and whole wheat bread, these yummy chicken skewers will keep you full for hours. Enriched with flavor and deliciousness, you will crave them again and again. Pair with jalapeno-yogurt to wholly devour the meal.

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9Carbonara Fettuccine with Green Beans

Combining pasta with healthy greens is just the hack you need to make your diet more enduring and pleasant. This meal is not only rich in protein but also rich in fiber. Add an extra cup of beans or asparagus to reduce the carb-fiber ratio, or replace fettuccine with chickpea pasta.

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10Sweetpotato and Egg Hash with a Southwestern Twist

Replace pizza and garlic bread with this delicious and healthy meal. This southwestern combination will make your diet a lot more enjoyable. Add an extra egg to make the meal richer in protein. This fiber-filled and protein-rich meal is exactly what you need.

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11Slow-Cooked Mediterranean Chicken and Farrow

Combining chicken with farrow turns this Mediterranean dish into a delightful fiber-filled, protein-rich meal. The surrendering juices make it even more gratifying. Topping it off with some olives is just what you need to make this meal even more delightful.

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12Burritos with Salsa Verde

These salsa-filled protein-rich burritos will be perfect to start your day. Also rich in fiber, they will keep you full for hours. The salsa-verde gives it a much-needed tangy twist that makes the meal even more exhilarating.

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13Sausage Scramble

This meal is for all those who struggle to fulfill their protein intake of the day. This meal is rich in proteins and carbs,  will sustain you throughout the day, and provide you with a lot of energy. The eggs combined with sausages will make for a hearty bite.

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14Pancakes with bananas and almond butter

This meal is the ideal way to start the day for all those with a sweet tooth. It’s protein-packed thanks to the almond butter. Add an extra scoop of protein powder to balance the carb-protein ratio. Top it with some maple syrup to have an excellent breakfast.

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15Caprese Avocado Toast

Could avocado toast be any better? Absolutely yes, if you top it with vegetables! Double up on the protein and the deliciousness by topping up the toast with vegetables, an egg, and some balsamic.

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16Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon

This yummy meal is relatively easy to make. Both walnuts and salmon are rich in omega-three fatty acids, which makes this dish extremely healthy. Serve it with quinoa or roasted potatoes to make it even more nutritious.

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17Frittata with Mozzarella, Basil, and Zucchini

This vegetable-studded recipe is relatively easy to make and can be prepared within minutes. It is rich in carbs, proteins, and vegetables, of course. It is suitable for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Serve it with olive oil drizzled baguette.

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18Chicken Cutlets with Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce

Using a chicken breast to make these cutlets would enrich it with protein. The sundried tomato cream sauce adds a rich flavor that makes the meal more enjoyable. Serve with wholewheat bread for dinner and enjoy!

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19Crispy Cod with Sweet Potato Fries

This dish is a healthy alternative for the much-loved fish and chips. The cod is baked rather than fried, and the sweet potatoes do not add much to one’s caloric intake. It is healthy, tasty, and the perfect meal if you are on a diet and craving fish and chips.

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20Pesto Chicken

Served with a lot of vegetables, this recipe is easy to prepare. Chicken is your best friend when it comes to cooking something when you are short on time. It can be prepared in so many flavors. Serve the dish with a side of salad and drizzle with olive oil for a hearty bite.

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