The nice weather invites you to be more active, which is fantastic if you want to get in shape, and the proteins will successfully get rid of the fatigue that appears as a result of the work-out. But that does not necessarily mean barbecued ćevapi! Marinate some chicken breast in olive oil and lemon juice for 24 hours, and then throw it on the barbecue. Prepare more than you need and then you can have a lunch with a side dish of wild rice and broccoli, and still have left-overs for a salad. Thanks to the proteins, you will spend more calories and stay full longer, which will reduce your total food intake. Experiment with spices and marinades: from rosemary to teriyaky sauce, tamarind sauce and sage – the possibilities are infinite!
Refreshing summer salads are an old cliché. But to get in shape, you have to pick the salads with no pasta. Use a calculated mixture of greens (corn salad, baby spinach, fresh green salad and arugula) mixed with a few tomatoes, some barbecue chicken, roasted sunflower seeds, mozzarella, pumpkin oil and lemon juice, and you will have a fantastic and healthy meal extremely rich in fiber, which helps you lose weight while being highly filling! Pay attention to how much salt you use because the sunflower seeds can replace the salt up to a certain point.
The forgotten soup
What is a summer without a yogurt salad? Furthermore, what is a cucumber without the yogurt? Well, it can be a tasty soup! Potatoes, onions and garlic are lightly fried, covered with water and then cooked for about fifteen minutes with some mint, after which peeled young cucumbers can be added. After about ten more minutes on the stove and a few minutes in the blender, the low-calorie, nutritious and refreshing summer lunch is almost ready! Soups are usually served cold in the summer, so when you add sour cream and dill, make sure to leave it in the fridge for at least about an hour.
The summer roast is a vegetable roast, and there is no need to fear the heat and the grease – fried food is the true enemy of a good figure! That is why you should use the oven to prepare tasty low-calorie quantities in the summer: the zucchini! Dice them up and mix them well with melted butter and oregano and then place them on an oven tray covered in parchment paper. Put some Parmesan cheese on top and bake at 180°C, adding the salt in the end. A simple, cheap and delicious dish, which will serve as a great meal the next day as well when mixed with cold rice and corn!
Sugar-free ice cream
It sounds like a myth, but it’s not. Everyone knows that the true enemy of a good figure is not fat but sugar. But two bananas, a cup of berries and cream (or cream substitute) in combination with a few leaves of stevia will make for a dream ice cream recipe: sweet, tasty and not fattening. Putting the mixture of diced fruit and cream in the ice cream machine will make things easier, but mixing the ingredients for about ten minutes and then leaving it in the freezer for a few hours ought to do the trick. Decorate the ice cream with high-quality cocoa powder and you are guaranteed to hit the right spot because cocoa contains the amino acid which helps the body secrete serotonin, reducing the appetite.