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If you want to lose weight you can’t continue eating what you’ve been eating before. It is obvious that you must change your diet, portion size and eating frequency. However this doesn’t mean you have to eat dull, uninteresting food or be hungry all day long. There are delicious healthy recipes that you can enjoy and at the same time lose weight.

Below are some recipes to help you lose weight while enjoying your meals.

Hummus

1 can of chickpeas (19oz or 540ml), rinsed and drained

1/3 cup of tahini (sesame paste) – use 1/5 cup for the weight loss purposes

Juice of freshly squeezed half lemon

1 garlic clove, minced

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

a pinch of paprika mild

Process chickpeas with ¼ cup of spring water to puree in a blender. Add tahini, lemon juice and garlic. Mix well. Garnish the top with parsley, olive oil and paprika.

Orange drink

1 cup of orange juice

½ cup vanilla rice milk

2 tablespoons of soft tofu

1/3 of banana (to sweeten) or add 1 teaspoon of honey

1 teaspoon of grated orange zest

2 peeled orange segments

Mix everything together in a blender.

Roasted Eggplant

Roast the whole eggplants with skins turning them occasionally till the skin turns black. Let it cool. Peel it off and remove the darkened skin. Process in food processor till smooth.

You can add to it 1 clove of crushed garlic or 1 chopped onion, 1 tablespoon chopped parsley and 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil.

Another way to serve roasted eggplants:

After roasting the eggplant, dice it into small cubes, dice 1 medium tomato and 1 medium onion, add 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley and 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil. Mix well together and serve.

Some Weight Loss Recipes

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