Dieting Food Recipes with Instructions


Dieting food is typically lower in calories and higher in nutrients than other foods. It is often rich in fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Common diet foods include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and fish. Dieting can help people lose weight, lower their cholesterol levels, and improve their overall health.

Here we have some best recipes with directions for dieting food so let’s start.

1. Vegetarian Chili

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Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 white onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried thyme

Salt and black pepper to taste

2 (15-ounce) cans of black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (14.5-ounce) can of diced tomatoes, undrained

1 (6-ounce) can of tomato paste

2 cups water

1 cup frozen corn kernels

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions:

1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, bell peppers, and jalapeño pepper and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.

2. Add the chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, thyme, salt, and black pepper and cook for 1 minute longer.

3. Stir in the black beans, and diced tomatoes with their juice, tomato paste, and water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

4. Stir in the corn kernels and cilantro leaves and cook until heated about 5 minutes. Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, and/or chopped green onions.

2. Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

A person holding a bowl of food

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 white onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Salt and black pepper to taste

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried thyme

2 (15-ounce) cans of black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (14.5-ounce) can of diced tomatoes, undrained

1 (6-ounce) can of tomato paste

2 cups chicken broth or water

1 cup frozen corn kernels

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Sour cream, shredded cheese, and/or chopped green onions for garnish

Directions:

1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, chicken breasts, salt, black pepper, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, and thyme. Cook until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are soft about 5 minutes.

2. Transfer the contents of the skillet to a slow cooker and stir in the black beans, diced tomatoes with their juice, tomato paste, chicken broth or water, and corn kernels.

3. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours. Stir in the cilantro leaves before serving with sour cream, shredded cheese, and/or chopped green onions.

3. One-Pot Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 white onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and black pepper to taste

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 (28-ounce) can of crushed tomatoes

4 cups water

1 pound of spaghetti noodles

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried thyme

Shredded Parmesan cheese for garnish

Directions:

1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, tomato paste, and crushed tomatoes. Cook until the vegetables are soft and the tomato paste is incorporated for about 5 minutes.

2. Stir in the water and bring it to a boil. Add the spaghetti noodles and cook according to package instructions.

3. Stir in the oregano and thyme. Serve with shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired.

4. Creamy Tomato Soup

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 white onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and black pepper to taste

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 (28-ounce) can of crushed tomatoes

4 cups chicken broth or water

1 cup heavy cream or half-and-half

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions:

1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, and tomato paste. Cook until the vegetables are soft and the tomato paste is incorporated for about 5 minutes.

2. Stir in the crushed tomatoes and chicken broth or water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

3. Stir in the heavy cream or half-and-half, sugar, oregano, and thyme. Serve immediately.

5. Spicy Sausage and Tomato Pasta

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 white onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 pound hot Italian sausage

Salt and black pepper to taste

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 (28-ounce) can of crushed tomatoes

4 cups water

1 pound of spaghetti noodles

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste

Shredded Parmesan cheese for garnish

Directions:

1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, sausage, salt, black pepper, and tomato paste. Cook until the sausage is cooked through and the vegetables are soft about 5 minutes.

2. Stir in the crushed tomatoes and water. Bring to a boil and add the spaghetti noodles. Cook according to package instructions.

3. Stir in the crushed red pepper flakes before serving with shredded Parmesan cheese.

6. Tomato Basil Soup

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 white onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and black pepper to taste

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 (28-ounce) can of crushed tomatoes

4 cups chicken broth or water

1 cup heavy cream or half-and-half

10-12 fresh basil leaves, chopped

Shaved Parmesan cheese for garnish

Directions:

1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, and tomato paste. Cook until the vegetables are soft and the tomato paste is incorporated for about 5 minutes.

2. Stir in the crushed tomatoes and chicken broth or water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

3. Stir in the heavy cream or half-and-half and chopped basil leaves. Serve immediately with shaved Parmesan cheese.

7. Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Salt and black pepper to taste

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 (28-ounce) can of crushed tomatoes

4 cups water

1 pound of spaghetti noodles

10-12 fresh basil leaves, chopped

Shaved Parmesan cheese for garnish

Directions:

1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the red pepper flakes, garlic, and shrimp. Season with salt and black pepper, and cook until the shrimp are pink and slightly charred around the edges, about 3 minutes per side.

2. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Add the crushed tomatoes and water, and bring to a boil.

3. Add the spaghetti noodles and cook according to package instructions.

4. Stir in the basil leaves before serving with shaved Parmesan cheese on top.

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