7 Proven Weight Loss Recipes for Beginners

Salmon-Stuffed Avocados

A useful pantry staple, canned salmon is an easy way to include heart-healthy, omega-3-rich seafood into your diet. Here, we pair it with avocados for a simple, no-cook dinner.

Kale & White Bean Potpie with Chive Biscuits

This dish for vegetarian white bean potpie combines nourishing white beans and greens with a simple homemade chive biscuit topping. You may also incorporate some grated Cheddar or Gruyère cheese into the biscuit batter if you'd like.

Edamame Hummus Wrap

This simple hummus recipe, which is made using protein-rich edamame rather than chickpeas, is the ideal vegetarian filling for an on-the-go wrap. Alternately, double the recipe and serve the hummus with chopped veggies as a nutritious snack.

Cheesy Chipotle-Cauliflower Mac

This delicious skillet pasta contains pureed cauliflower combined into a creamy cheese sauce that you won't even notice.

Slow-Cooker Overnight Barley Porridge

Barley has a higher fiber content than many other whole grains, with 6 grams per 1-cup serving. Furthermore, it has a lot of prebiotic fiber, which helps to support good gut flora.

Summer Vegetable Gnocchi Salad

This simple gnocchi recipe's roasted vegetables taste especially excellent just out of the fire.

Veggie & Hummus Sandwich

This vegetarian sandwich with hummus and vegetables is the ideal heart-healthy grab-and-go meal. Depending on your mood, switch it up by adding different kinds of vegetables and hummus.