10 Night time foods for Dieters....


Pork chops

Preparing this Asian-inspired dish at home, instead of ordering something alike from your local take-out joint, you’re saving tons of sodium, calories and sugar—without sacrificing flavors you crave.

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Nutrition: 362 calories, 25.2 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 199 mg sodium, 14 g carbs, 13 g sugar, 18.2 g protein (calculated with no added salt and optional 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes)

Sesame Chicken

It may arrive at your front door in just 30 minutes, however if Chinese takeout is part of your weekly dinner lineup, it’s likely making it very difficult to shed unwanted pounds. An order of sesame chicken from P.F Chang’s will cost 890 calories and an entire day’s worth of blood pressure-spiking sodium.

  • Preparation Time: 35 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Nutrition: 435 calories, 21.8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 611 mg sodium, 9 g carbs, 1.1 g fiber, 2.5 g sugar, 52.8 g protein (calculated without rice and with 2 tablespoons sesame seeds)


Baked Salmon

Sriracha, a latest saucy condiment is bringing the heat to dinnertime dishes. Harissa, a paste made with hot chili peppers, garlic and smoky spices, combined together with citrus fruits and onions to create this unique—yet easy to make—salmon dish. The green cruciferous veggie has a potent phytonutrient called sulforaphane that boost testosterone and fights off fat storage.

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 6
  • Nutrition: 307 calories, 14 g fat (1.4 g saturated fat), 817 mg sodium, 13.5 g carbs, 9 g sugar, 31.6 g protein (calculated with 32 oz salmon and green onions)

3-Ingredient Salmon

Not only is it packed with omega-3s, healthy fats that stave off metabolism-slowing inflammation, but it’s also a great source of protein, a nutrient that increases post-meal calorie burn by as much as 35 percent! Thankfully, it takes little work to transform a raw fillet into a filling, delicious meal, and this recipe by The Healthy Maven proves just that.

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Nutrition: 236 calories, 11.3 g fat (1.7 g saturated fat), 79 mg sodium, 0.6 g carbs, 0.5 g sugar, 33.1 g protein (calculated without added salt)

Lemon Chicken and Red Potatoes

Make sure the cut sides of the red potatoes are touching the skillet. Allow to simmer uncovered without stirring for around 8 minutes. In the meantime, remove the fat from the chicken breasts and slice into thin tenderloins. Sprinkle the chicken with poultry seasoning or just a mix of lemon pepper and salt.

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 6
  • Nutrition: 310 calories, 22.3 g fat (5.7 g saturated fat), 195 mg sodium, 10.2 g carbs, 1.4 g fiber, 1.6 g sugar, 18.1 g protein

Peanut Noodles

They don’t take any particular skills or crazy ingredients and they’re really quick to throw together. This vegan recipe, packed with vitamin-rich veggies, gets the bundle of its flavor from its peanut sauce, which calls for just five easy-to-find ingredients.

  • Preparation Time: 12 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Nutrition: 380 calories, 11.3 g fat (2.7 g saturated fat), 778 mg sodium, 51 g carbs, 9 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 19.6 g protein (calculated with low sodium soy sauce)

Fettucine Carbonara with Green Beans

Pasta is considered a no-no by many dieters, but if done right noodles can be a sound addition to any weight loss diet plan. Here, the addition of green beans means you’re taking in more fiber- and protein-filled calories and fewer calories from empty carbs. To further tip the ratio of veggies to carbs in your favor, add an extra cup of green beans or another vegetable like bell pepper or asparagus.

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Nutrition: 407 calories, 17.8 g fat (7.4 g saturated fat), 747 mg sodium, 35.8 g carbs, 1.5 g fiber, 1.8 g sugar, 24.2 g protein (calculated with 8 oz pasta and 1 oz parmesan cheese per serving)

Gnocchi Skillet with Chicken Sausage & Tomatoes

A sausage dish with under three grams of fat!? Yeah! Pair it with a simple side salad for a veggie-packed meal even your kids will want to consume.

  • Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Nutrition: 235 calories, 2.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 352 mg sodium, 41.7 g carbs, 1.3 g fiber, 2.4 g sugar, 12.5 g protein

 

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