Hello there, how’s your day so far?
I had a very busy week, saying good bye to family members who have been here for my sister’s engagement. Our bathroom needed an urgent renovation, and since we live in a tiny apartment, I had to stay at my parents house. While I feel blessed and happy, my son is now super “hyper active” with people come and go, and won’t let me work. That’s why I don’t have a new recipe for YOU this week, but a recap for old recipes that you will thank me for later.
As nutritionist I focus mainly on healthy habits, and behaviors more than calories. But that doesn’t means that calories aren’t crucial for losing weight or even maintaining it. and Even though counting calories my not be enough for loosing weight, you still need an estimate number to get less calories than you burn. Therefore, I add calories and nutrition information to my recipes.
Why 400 Kcal:
An average healthy person needs a 1500-2000 kcal daily. If you want to loose weight or even maintain it, you need to have less calories than 1500. Therefore a sum of 3 meals with 1200 kcal is a great way to do it. This means a meal should provide you around 400 kcal. Now if you can eat a nutritious meal under 400 kcal, that may give you a space for snacking, and for other meals that have more than 400 kcal.
I got you covered, this list has:
- Appetizers, salads, soups, main courses and even desserts! So you choose any recipe you like for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- The list has many options for diet restrictions, there are gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian recipes.
- Some appetizers if you double it, can be a great dinner, with slightly more than 400 kcal.
- Many recipes in this list suits fall season very well.