Here are a few options of healthy food which are delicious, appetising and look yummy on your dinner table too.
Tip: To make your food tastier, you should pick rainbow colours in fruits and veggies to make your food more palatable and interesting.
Almonds, Pistachios Walnuts, Cashews, Raisins, Dates
These nuts are fibre rich and full of protein which is good for reducing belly fat as well as good for the heart. Though rich in calories, they are good fats and take a long time to digest.
Beetroot and mint soup
Soups are again a very healthy option of keeping the stomach full. Soups are complete source of fibre and rich in Vitamins. One simple recipe is: chopped beetroot and chopped mint mixed together and boiled in 250 ml water with a little salt. Later, squeeze some lemon when it cools off and serve it as soup. This soup increases haemoglobin levels in our body.
Mixed fruit salad - Watermelon, Muskmelon, Banana, Apple Cherries, Mango
All should be chopped into bite size pieces. Serve together in a bowl for eating and it becomes a very tasty food option for maintaining weight and keeping belly fat low. All fruits are good sources of fibre, vitamins and minerals. They are less in calories and keep you full for hours.
Banana-Mango smoothie with yogurt
Combine all ingredients with yogurt and blend nicely until smooth. Top with nuts. This is a very tasty option for weight control. Yogurt should be made of low fat milk and with less sugar. Mango banana and nuts will give enough fibre, protein, calcium, vitamins and minerals. This combination takes a long time to digest and will keep belly full for a long time.
Cereal and non-fat milk
The name says it all. Choosing low fat milk and topping the milk with fibre-rich cereal and a few banana slices is just a perfect combination. Cereal will provide carbohydrates for energy, milk will provide calcium and protein in adequate amount and fruit slices will provide vitamins and fibre.
Greek yogurt with berries and nuts
Try Greek yogurt combined with cherries and honey. It can be eaten any time of the day and takes a long time to digest. Yogurt prepared of low fat milk will give calcium and protein in right amount. Cherries have fibre and honey has complex carbohydrates. This food is perfect for belly fat reduction.
Granola bars / Protein bars should have less sugar, less calories and are high in fibre. These days the markets are flooded with high calories bars. So care should be taken while purchasing these bars. Granola bars are available all over the world in different brands and in all sizes.
Baked tortilla chips with salsa
Tortilla chips with salsa are a very tasty option for reducing belly fat. Again, chips should be baked and not fried or greasy. Oil should not be used. Tortilla is rich in complex carbohydrates and salsa is the perfect combination of fibre, vitamins and minerals. As it has complex carbohydrates, it takes a long time to digest and thus keeps the stomach full and helps in tucking belly fat in.
Steamed/Sautéed veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, capsicum, Spinach, carrot, Baby corn)
Sautéed stir fried veggies prepared in 1 teaspoon of olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper is a very good food item and it is tasty too. It is packed with fibre and loaded with vitamins and minerals. Sautéed veggies keep your belly full for a long period of time and are good for belly fat reduction.
Grilled Cottage Cheese
Grilled Cottage Cheese made out of low fat milk is a complete food item by itself. Marinate it in curd. It is rich in protein and calcium and loaded with vitamin B, D as well as minerals. It is available in the market in different brands and qualities depending on the type. It can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week.
Corn (roasted, boiled, steamed)
Popcorn is a whole grain food and a complete source of fibre. It has very low calorie content and takes a lot of time to digest. You can add flavours to make it rich. It can be eaten as fresh corn, boiled, roasted, and in soups and veggies. For reducing belly fat plain popcorn is recommended which is free of trans fat and low in saturated fat.
Rich in nutrients like protein, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. They are rich in vitamin B, D and minerals like magnesium and zinc. Eggs are consumed all over the world. Can be consumed in boiled form, fried, omelette, etc. They are slow in getting digested and hence keep the belly full. And helps in belly reduction too.
Beans (boiled, pureed, steamed etc.)
Consuming beans once a day is a very good food option for reducing belly fat as they are a powerhouse of nutrients, full of complex carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals. And yes, they are high in fibre, which means they will reduce your appetite for a long time and keep your belly full. A complete food by itself. Can be eaten boiled, steamed, roasted and in pureed form. It is available in canned form also all over the world.
Roasted potatoes/ Baked Potatoes
Roasted potatoes are very rich in Vitamin C, potassium, carbohydrates and protein. They are full of fibre. They are more beneficial if they are eaten with the skin on. They take a long time to digest and keep the belly full for a long time. Very good for reducing belly fat and for overall weight reduction. Roasted potatoes can be consumed during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Potatoes are available all over the world.
So smile and invite your partners in your weight reduction party. Let them also enjoy your tasty and healthy food options to reduce belly fat. Go to the market and stock up your fridge with these food items now!
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