Ready-to-eat (RTE) meals are nutritious and healthy when designed and prepared by experienced dieticians and qualified chefs. The menus are purposefully designed to produce meals that introduce three important healthy weight loss basics: variety, balance and moderation. The RTE meal plan is an innovative approach to eating that challenges the individual to eat in ways that make him or her feel full and satisfied and to reduce overall calorie intake. RTE meals not only help you lose weight but also keep you feeling healthy. In short, RTE meals are good for you.
The best way to lose weight is to eat a balanced, low calorie diet. It is very easy to slip into a low calorie diet for many reasons. Work gets underway and suddenly you’re left with little time for cooking and shopping – not the ideal scenario for a happy family. What can a busy professional do to lose that clumsy poundage?
Enter tasty, healthy weight loss meal plans which encourage you to eat in a manner that encourages you to lose the pounds. In one of the most common RTE meals, all the major food groups are provided. A range of protein sources including meat, eggs and fish; vegetables including broccoli, celery and asparagus; fruit including strawberries, oranges and pineapple; and dairy products including cheese and milk provide a well-balanced and nutritious start to your day. As you progress through the day, select a different protein source, a different vegetable and a different fruit.
RTE meals don’t just stop at a healthy balance. Some tasty meals are also filled with wholesome carbohydrates such as brown rice, whole grain bread and pasta and low fat dairy products including low fat cottage cheese, low fat ice cream and skimmed milk. With these foods, you can ensure you get all the vitamins and minerals essential for a healthy start to the day and maintain that throughout the evening. Rather than a single large meal containing many unhealthy carbohydrates, healthy meals containing several small meals encourage you to consume smaller portioned meals throughout the day, making it more likely that your body will remain balanced between carbohydrates and fats.
Protein is an essential part of any healthy diet and the RTE meals contain enough protein to get you started on your journey to lose weight. Grilled chicken is a healthy meal idea which combines many of the important macronutrients. The marinade adds flavour and helps seal in the taste of the chicken making it a tasty and healthy meal. The white wine vinegar makes the marinade irresistible, as does the hint of chilli sauce. You can cook the chicken in the oven or on a barbecue until it is the colour of butter. Alternatively, you could make the marinade and let the marinade flavour the outside of the chicken prior to grilling it.
To finish off your healthy meal you should include some lean ground beef. This provides the BMR (Body Mass Index) with protein and calories needed to start your weight loss program. The lean beef should be grilled, stewed, fried or braised depending on your taste. You could try steaming the beef instead to add texture and reduce the amount of calories.
Low Calorie Weight Loss Meals. If you want to use cottage cheese as your main ingredient in your BMR, you could cook together one-fourth cup cottage cheese and 2 cups of low-fat milk. Then add a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice to the cream and mix well to combine. You could also substitute skim milk for cottage cheese in this recipe to cut down on calories and fats.
Low Calorie Lemon Potatoes. A good quality summer is not complete without some delicious steamed, golden, skinless potatoes. If you don’t have the time to cook a traditional recipe, you can always sub in a delicious and easy low calorie version. Try Cooking a medium potato in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, adding a handful of chopped and thinly sliced carrots, a couple of cloves of garlic, a pinch of sea salt and a generous pinch of white pepper (just a touch is enough) and voila! You have a tasty and healthy vegetable that can provide the fiber you need to help burn off those calories.