Dieters are all too familiar with food cravings. When you cut calories and reduce the amount of foods you eat, your body might respond by craving certain foods. If you are not providing your body with enough nutrition, it alerts you to the dilemma with an even more intense craving, often for unhealthy foods. Unfortunately, this can trigger a binge that undoes all the good accomplished in your diet so far. Instead of denying your body what it wants and waiting for the cravings to set in, plan dinner recipes that provide your body with plenty of nutrition and satisfy your taste for various foods. These 5 skinny dinner menus for your food cravings do the trick.
5 Skinny Dinners to Satisfy Your Comfort Food Cravings:
Blackened Sockeye Salmon(Pictured Above)
Salmon is a healthier alternative to meat. This dinner recipe satisfies the cravings you might experience for steak or other meat, but cuts the calories and saturated fat. As an added bonus, salmon is high in heart healthy omega 3 fatty acids, so not only are you eliminating something unhealthy, you are exchanging it for one of the healthiest foods available.
Linguine with Baby Arugula and Fresh Herbs
Wish you could indulge in pasta? Unfortunately, dieting and cutting calories often means giving up certain carbohydrates. This pasta dish helps fight your craving for pasta, but includes fresh herbs and healthy arugula to offset the carb indulgence.
Turkey Veggie Burger
Craving a burger? This is a great alternative. It cuts out the big bun that fills you up with empty calories and swaps ground beef for lean ground turkey. Best of all, the recipe includes veggies, so you get a power packed burger with protein and vegetables.
Winter Sweet Potato Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette
Tired of standard diet salads? This alternative is a great option that allows you to satisfy savory and sweet cravings. The sweet potatoes fill you up, so you are not left feeling hungry after a couple of hours as you would be with many salads. It is one of the healthiest and filling dinner dishes around.
Skinny Artichoke Spinach Penne Casserole
Craving a traditional Italian dish? This skinny penne dish allows you to indulge without all the usual fat and calories. Plus, the recipe includes spinach and artichoke, so instead of hearty meat sauce, you can indulge in heart vegetable sauce.
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