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17 Healthy And Delicious Meals That People Who Want To Lose Weight Can’t Miss

17 Healthy And Delicious Meals That People Who Want To Lose Weight Can’t Miss

Do you want to eat healthy food without having to compromise on flavor? Check out these 17 healthy and delicious meals that are perfect for people who want to lose weight.

1. Kale And Quinoa Superfood Salad (PopSugar.com)

Kale And Quinoa Superfood Salad

    377 calories

    This delicious salad is filled with kale, tomatoes, almonds, blueberries and quinoa – a great way to make sure you are getting all of your vitamins and nutrients.

    2. Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir-Fry (Skinnytaste.com)

    Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir-Fry

      536 calories

      This tasty stir-fry is filled with asparagus, chicken, lemon, garlic and ginger, and it is easy to cook, making it the perfect weeknight meal.

      3. Creamy Tuna-Noodle Casserole (Tasteofhome.com)

      Creamy Tuna-Noodle Casserole

        340 calories

        This dinner is filled with tuna and peppers, perfect for any fish lover who wants to eat healthily without compromising on flavor.

        4. Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup (Simple-veganista.com)

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        Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup

          416 calories

          This tasty vegan recipe is a great source of Omega 3, as well as vitamin A, B-6 and C! It is the perfect, nutritional soup to warm you up on a cold winter day.

          5. Double Cheese and Macaroni (Thenest.com)

          Double Cheese and Macaroni

            322 calories

            This tasty meal is perfect for any cheese lovers who want to eat healthily while still keeping cheese in their diet. The tomatoes give this meal some zing – it is perfect for the kids!

            6. Mushroom Lasagna (Thenest.com)

            Mushroom Lasagna

              257 calories

              This tasty, healthy meal is ideal for parties and events as it serves 12! Alternatively, save yourself time later by freezing your leftovers so you have healthy food in your freezer for whenever you are feeling hungry.

              7. Greek Chicken Pita With Cucumber And Mint (Thenest.com)

              Greek Chicken Pita With Cucumber And Mint

                401 calories

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                This hummus and chicken dinner is served with cucumber and mint for a fresh, unique taste.

                8. Stuffed Winter Squash & Quinoa, Cranberry and Pistachio (Simple-veganista.com)

                Stuffed Winter Squash & Quinoa, Cranberry and Pistachio

                  443 calories

                  This unique dish is filled with complex flavors and healthy carbohydrates. Add some extra flavor and depth with chili flakes, parsley or mint.

                  9. Chicken With Cremini Mushroom (Thenest.com)

                  Chicken With Cremini Mushroom

                    237 calories

                    This simple meal is easy to cook and perfect for mushroom lovers, as well as being surprisingly low in calories!

                    10. Vegan Split Pea And Sweet Potato Soup (PopSugar.com)

                    Vegan Split Pea And Sweet Potato Soup

                      254 calories

                      Smooth and savory, this soup is a take on the traditional ham and pea soup, swapping the ham out for a healthy, vegan alternative. Ideal for cold evenings!

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                      11. Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats (Skinnytaste.com)

                      Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats

                        464 calories

                        This healthy meal is a fun twist on a classic Mexican dish, and is filled with shredded chicken, enchilada sauce and cheese.

                        12. Gnocchi With White Beans (Tasteofhome.com)

                        Gnocchi With White Beans

                          307 calories

                          This tasty vegetarian recipe is surprisingly easy to make – simply throw all of the ingredients together in a skillet. You can add chicken strips or sausages if you want to make a meaty dish.

                          13. Slow-Cooker Paella (Anutritionisteats.com)

                          Slow-Cooker Paella

                            467 calories

                            This simple and hearty meal requires virtually no effort on your part – simply throw all of the ingredients into a slow cooker and leave for two hours. Add parsley and lemon when cooked for a fresh, delicious taste.

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                            14. Asparagus Ricotta Pizza (Goodtoknow.co.uk)

                            Asparagus Ricotta Pizza

                              322 calories

                              This meal is super-cheap and easy to make and perfect for all the family – a great weeknight recipe.

                              15. Healthy Pasta Primavera (Familycircle.com)

                              Healthy Pasta Primavera

                                425 calories

                                This delicious pasta is more than just a healthy meal; it also includes 3 of your 5 serves of vegetables a day. Filled with asparagus, green beans and peppers, this meal is great for anyone who likes their vegetables.

                                16. Lentil Pasta With Arugula Pesto (Anutritionisteats.com)

                                Lentil Pasta With Arugula Pesto

                                  397 calories

                                  This delicious lentil pasta comes with arugula, parmesan and chili flakes. It has a hearty, rich flavor and only takes 10 minutes to cook!

                                  17. Salmon with Pepita-Lime Butter (Eatingwell.com)

                                  Mini Meat Loaves
                                    Salmon with Pepita-Lime Butter

                                      259 calories

                                      Spiced up with lime juice and chili power, this is a little different to your normal salmon dinner. It only takes 20 minutes to cook too – perfect for if you are having guests over.

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                                      Last Updated on September 16, 2019

                                      How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                      How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                                      You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                                      We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                                      The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                                      Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                                      1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                                      Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                                      For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                                      • (1) Research
                                      • (2) Deciding the topic
                                      • (3) Creating the outline
                                      • (4) Drafting the content
                                      • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                                      • (6) Revision
                                      • (7) etc.

                                      Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                                      2. Change Your Environment

                                      Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                                      One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                                      3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                                      Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                                      Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                                      My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                                      Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                                      4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                                      If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                                      Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                                      I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                                      5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                                      I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                                      Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                                      As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                                      6. Get a Buddy

                                      Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                                      I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                                      7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                                      This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                                      For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                                      8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                                      What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                                      9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                                      If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                                      Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                                      10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                                      Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                                      Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                                      11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                                      At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                                      Reality check:

                                      I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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