The best diet and easy recipe ideas

Since our activity decreases in the evening, we should not eat anything else in the evening. Discover expert tips for balancing your dinner and our gourmet and light recipes for your meals!

Should we eat lighter in the evening? This is a question that comes up often. “Logic dictates that dinner should be more beneficial than other meals of the day, because we don’t get stressed in the evening or at bedtime.” Marie-Laure Andre, nutritionist-nutritionist answers.

However, the body goes through a long fast between dinner and breakfast, and it needs calories to provide basic functions (cardiac, respiratory, etc.). Not to mention that hunger can keep us from falling asleep or wake us up long before we need to wake up. “If a light meal is recommended in the evening, it is primarily to maintain quality of rest: foods high in fat and alcohol disrupt sleep and sleep cycles.”says Marie-Laure Andre.

An ideal plate consists of the following foods:

  • boiled vegetables whose wealth of fibers will bring you satiety;
  • starch, preferably whole like rice, pasta, semolina or even bread and/or legumes like lentils, chickpeas, dried beans…which will keep you from cravings in the evening or at night;
  • A little protein : a piece of ham, eggs, fish, lean meat… essential macronutrient for body cells and maintaining muscle mass, such as lean meat, fish, tofu;
  • source of lipids : 1 tbsp vegetable oil, butter, oil seeds;
  • A simple dessert : Yoghurt, blanc, skyr and/or fresh fruit or compote without sugar.

On the other hand, avoid alcohol, accumulation of fatty foods (cold meat, fried, cheese, etc.), as well as stimulants such as coffee and tea.

From this base, it is easy to imagine a slimming recipe! Be it grilled fish and vegetables with a portion of rice, or even risotto with shrimps and leeks, but also lasagna without béchamel (adding more tomato sauce), etc.

Light and gourmet dinner, possible?

Even when you want to cook a light, slimming and healthy meal, fun at the table and in the kitchen is important! Just choose gourmet, low-calorie ingredients: light cream on a pasta dish, cancoillot, cheese that contains only 6% fat, on some steamed potatoes, a small handful of seeds in a mixed salad… you can also improve the taste. Your dishes with wonderful herbs (chives, bay leaves, parsley, tarragon), spices (turmeric, curry, paprika) and spices (mustard, capers), as well as garlic and a little onion. A slimming recipe is quickly found with what you have in your kitchen!

Our ideas for delicious light meals for the evening

Chicken recipe with mustard and light cream

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 4 chicken fillets;
  • 100 g button mushrooms;
  • 100 g of light cream;
  • 1 shallot;
  • 1 piece of mustard;
  • 1 piece of olive oil;
  • Salt and pepper.

Cut the fillet into pieces.

Cut the mushrooms and shallots.

Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and cook the shallots for 2 minutes. Add chicken and fry over high heat.

When it is perfectly colored, add mushrooms, light cream, mustard. Boil on low heat for 10 minutes.

Serve hot with pasta or rice and vegetables.

Almond-red berry soft recipe

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 1 egg;
  • 30 g wheat flour;
  • 20 g of almond powder;
  • 50 g compote without sugar;
  • 50 g of cottage cheese;
  • 15 g of agave syrup;
  • 20 ml of milk;
  • 150 g of red fruit;
  • Keep 50 g of red fruit.

Mix all the ingredients together. Arrange the batter in muffin tins and top with the rest of the fruit.

Bake for 30 minutes at 180°. It’s ready!

Zucchini pasta salad recipe

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 2 pumpkins;
  • 150 g of canned chickpeas;
  • 200 g raw pasta;
  • 4 cases of olive oil;
  • Old style mustard.

Cook the pasta “al dente” and let it cool.

Wash and cut the zucchini into small cubes. Drain the chickpeas. Place the courgettes and chickpeas in a baking dish, mix well and cook at 200°C for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.

Add the pasta.

Prepare vinaigrette with olive oil and mustard.

Mix well.

Cottage cheese mousse and fruit coulis recipe

Ingredients for 4 mousses

  • 400 g of skyri or fromage blanc;
  • 100 g of egg white;
  • 100 g of fruit puree of your choice;
  • Agave syrup.

Beat the egg white very stiff. Mix the agave syrup with the cream cheese and gently add the egg whites.

Pour into jars and refrigerate for at least one night.

The next day, sprinkle fruit curls on top. Leave the wax for an hour. Taste!

Pizza recipe with zucchini dough

Ingredients for 4 people

for the dough

  • 100 g organic whole flour;
  • 1 egg;
  • 2 pumpkins;
  • Pepper ;
  • oregano;
  • Basil

for garnish

  • tomato sauce;
  • ½ ball mozzarella or goat cheese slices;
  • some fresh mushrooms from Paris;
  • a piece of raw ham;
  • rocket.

Preheat the oven to 220°.

Peel and grate the pumpkins. Place them in a tea towel or paper towel to absorb as much water as possible.

Mix grated zucchini, egg, flour and oregano in a bowl and knead to a homogeneous paste. Spread on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Bake for 20 minutes.

Then put the contents. First tomato sauce, then top with ingredients of your choice: ham, cheese, salmon, vegetables…

Put the preparation back in the oven heated to 220° for 10 minutes.

Add some rocket leaves on top. It’s ready!

Sea bass recipe with mustard and lemon and papillote

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 1 bar is about 1 kg;
  • 2 cases of stale mustard;
  • 3 pieces of olive oil;
  • 1 lemon.

Heat the oven to 180°.

Wash the lemon, grate it to extract the juice and then cut it in half to extract the juice.

Cut a sheet of parchment paper large enough to wrap the bass. Pour olive oil and arrange the fish on top. Squeeze over the lemon juice and brush on some old fashioned mustard. Close the foil.

Place your preparation in an ovenproof dish and bake for about 30 minutes. Serve straight up with steamed vegetables and a side of brown rice.

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