So we’re two weeks into the New Year and you’re killing it at your health resolutions. Or maybe you signed up for that gym, ready to get serious about your health this year, but you’ve only been a couple times since. Or maybe you don’t even know what sort of resolutions to make (psstt… go read these 3 Health Goals That Anyone Can Achieve). That’s okay! Dallas Iron Fitness is here to help you achieve your health goals, not matter where you may fall on the goal-getting spectrum.
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And we know that in order to achieve those health goals, we have to be intentional about what we’re eating. Did you know that diet accounts for 75% of weight loss? Yep, it’s true. But eating healthy doesn’t mean resigning yourself to salads every day, every meal, for the rest of your life. You can still enjoy delicious foods that will make you feel better and have your body saying, “OMG thank you for treating me so well!”
So whether your health goal is to eat healthier, cook more, or both, this recipe roundup is for you. These 5 recipes are quick, easy, AND good for you.
1. Skinny Bell Pepper Nacho Boats // Skinny Ms.
We’re from Texas, which means we LOVE our Tex-Mex. So this healthy take on loaded nachos makes us happy, happy that we can keep our Tex-Mex around while still being mindful of what we’re putting in our bodies. This recipe from Skinny Ms. trades out ground beef for ground turkey and tortilla chips for bell peppers—healthy, and just as delicious. If you’re wondering what we’re making for dinner this week, it’s this.
2. Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet // Primavera Kitchen
Okay, this is a recipe we’ve been cooking up for dinner for almost a year now. Quick? Check: just 30 minutes. Easy? Check: this is a great intro dish for anyone still new to the kitchen. Good for you? Check: filled with nutrient-rich onions, bell peppers, and sweet potatoes, it’s a yes on health. Delicious? Check: we PROMISE.
3. The Best Healthy Turkey Chili // Ambitious Kitchen
We’re still in the depths of winter, so no recipe roundup would be complete without chili, am I right?! While this one may take up to an hour to cook (“that’s not quick!” you say), it’s still so easy, anyone could make it. Plus, 45 minutes of that time is just letting it simmer so all those delicious flavors can cozy up with one another. At 336 calories, 31g of protein, and 17g of fiber per serving, this one’s a winter winner.
4. Clean Eating Lettuce Wraps with Chicken and Avocado // Dear Crissy
Any dish that includes avocado, we’re on board with. And this recipe is crazy simple: just lettuce, avocado, sauteed chicken, salsa, and some spices create an quick, easy, and good for you dinner.
5. Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk // Evolving Table
Shake up your dinnertime routine with this Thai chicken curry dish. This recipe relies on the handy dandy crockpot—a cooking savior for people who don’t have time to (or just don’t want to) spend hours cooking food that will be eaten in 30 minutes or less. And did you know that coconut milk is good for you? Yes, yes, and yes, please.
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While diet may account for 75% of weight loss, that other 25% of exercise is just as important to living a healthy lifestyle. According to expert Michele Oslen, PhD, in this article from HuffPost, “Yes, you can lose weight with diet alone, but exercise is an important component. Without it, only a portion of your weight loss is from fat — you’re also stripping away muscle and bone density.”
That’s where Dallas Iron Fitness comes in. Let us help you lose weight, build muscle, strengthen your core, and feel better. With online and in-person fitness training, we’re here to help you reach your New Year’s goals.