Most of us have felt the need to “detox” at some point.
Fortunately, eating the right foods can usually fix the issue. To make life easier, here is one full day of meal recipes (breakfast, lunch and dinner) that are each specially formulated for weight loss.
We discovered these recipes in “The CoachUp Cookbook Volume I: A Collection of Recipes To Fuel Your Fitness Goals”, a customized collection of recipes created by CoachUp.com, an online service that helps athletes of all skill levels connect with qualified private coaches in their sport of choice, in partnership with professional food scientist, Lauren Fortin.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes for weight loss are below!
Weight Loss Breakfast: Southwestern Omelet with Black Beans
• Oil spray (canola, coconut or olive)• 2 Large eggs, beaten + 1/2 teaspoon of water• 2 Tablespoons red onion, chopped• 2 Tablespoons green or red pepper, chopped• ½ Teaspoon chili powder (optional)• Salt & pepper to taste• ½ Tomato, sliced• ¼ Cup salsa• ½ Cup black beans, warmed• ¼ Cup lowfat plain Greek yogurt• Cilantro (optional)
1. Spray omelet pan with oil spray and heat over medium-high heat.
2. Add onions, peppers, and chili powder to omelet pan. Turn the heat to medium and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
3. Whisk eggs and water mixture, and pour into the omelet pan. Flip when the egg is partially set, about 3 minutes.
4. Fully cook the omelet and add sliced tomatoes before folding in half.
5. Top the omelet with salsa. Serve with warmed black beans on the side. Add a dollop of Greek yogurt over the black beans and/or omelet. Top with cilantro for added flavor.
Weight Loss Lunch: Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Grilled Chicken/Turkey
• 2 Cups chopped romaine or green leaf lettuce
• 1/2 Grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
• ½ Avocado (small to medium), sliced
• 3 oz. Grilled chicken breast or white meat shredded turkeyDressing Ingredients:• 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed grapefruit juice• 1 Tablespoon green onion, chopped• ½ Teaspoon brown sugar• 1 Tablespoon olive oil• Top salad with fresh cilantro (optional)• Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
1. Prepare the dressing: whisk together grapefruit juice, green onion, brown sugar and olive oil.
2. Toss the dressing with the lettuce and plate the salad.
3. Top the salad with grapefruit sections, avocado, grilled chicken or turkey. Sprinkle on some fresh cilantro.
Weight Loss Dinner: Mediterranean Fish en Papillote
|Ingredients:• ½ lb Boneless fish filet (cod or halibut)• Salt and pepper to taste• 5 Pitted olives, such as Kalamata• 1 Garlic clove, thinly sliced• ¼ Red onion, thinly sliced• ½ Lemon, thinly sliced• 1 Tablespoon capers• 3 Cherry tomatoes, halved• 1 Tablespoon olive oil
• Splash of your favorite white wine (1 tbsp)
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Spread out the parchment paper in a dish or sheet pan and place fish in the center. Fold up the sides around the fish. Drizzle the olive oil over the fish, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper, and add a splash (~1 Tablespoon) of white wine.
3. Place olives, garlic, red onion, capers, and cherry tomatoes around the fish filet, and the lemon slices on top of the filet. Fold up the parchment paper into a packet – crimp and folding the sides to ensure that steam will be trapped.
4. Place dish containing the packet in the oven for about 10-15 minutes (or until the fish is fully cooked).
5. Enjoy with a small piece of crusty whole wheat bread.
The recipes above are courtesy of “The CoachUp Cookbook Volume I: A Collection of Recipes To Fuel Your Fitness Goals.” The cookbook includes recipes that are designed to help you reach specific health and fitness goals, including weight loss, improving endurance, building strength, or athletic recovery. To download the full recipe book for free, click here: http://training.coachup.