Full Plate recipes help you lose weight because they’re both slimming and filling.
The more fiber a recipe contains the better it is for losing weight and filling you up.
We categorize our recipes 3 ways, good, better, best.
- GOOD recipes contain an above average amount of fiber
- BETTER recipes contain a higher amount of fiber
- BEST recipes contain the highest amount of fiber
We shared hundreds of slimming recipes with you in 2016, and these were your favorites!
Overnight No-Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal [Best Choice]
These genius little oatmeal bombs are perfect on days when you literally need to grab and go. Prep them the night before, refrigerate overnight, and pull it out of the fridge on the way out the door. Don’t forget your spoon!
Pumpkin Brownies [Better Choice]
This time of year you can find pumpkin in everything from spice latte to pumpkin spice bacon (yes there actually is such a thing). Unfortunately most pumpkin recipes are loaded with sugar and fat, and pumpkin is mainly used as a flavoring (see pumpkin spice bacon reference above).
However, Pumpkin Brownies use actual pumpkin and only 2 other ingredients to create a tasty, decadent sweet that will satisfy your sugar cravings without compromising your weight loss journey.
Slimming Tip: Keep in mind that brownies are still a treat, even healthy ones. Enjoy one a day and store the remaining bites in the freezer for up to a couple months.
One Pan Chicken Dinner Bake [Better]
Casseroles are family favorites because they’re quick and easy to make. But most casseroles are not slimming – so if you wanted to lose weight you’d have to eat a tiny portion. And who wants to feel hungry just a few hours after your meal?
Just like a casserole, this one pan chicken dinner bake is quick, easy, and convenient to make. But slimming ingredients like potatoes, chicken and carrots make this dish a weight loss winner, because you can eat a larger portion of it and still lose weight.
Filling Vegetable Soup [Best Choice]
Looking for a simple way to eat more veggies? Vegetable soups are perfect during the cooler months of the year.
Serve up a bowl with your favorite crusty whole wheat bread for a nice slimming supper.
Pumpkin Bread [Good Choice]
Pumpkin bread is an obligatory dessert this time of year, so if you’re going to have it, opt for a healthier version.
This recipe adds in some other fiber-rich ingredients such as chia seeds and zucchini to make this recipe more slimming than typical pumpkin bread. Serve with some fresh fruit instead of butter, to make this dessert even more weight loss friendly.
Oatmeal Squares with Fruit
Here’s a way to enjoy oatmeal on the go. Cook a batch of oatmeal squares in the evening and cut it into 16 portions. In the morning grab two squares and a cup of your favorite fruit, and head off to work.
Apple Cinnamon Muffins [Good Choice]
Muffins are one of those guilty pleasures we can’t help but love – it’s like having dessert for breakfast. Unfortunately, most of the time, that is exactly what you’re doing when choosing a muffin – eating dessert, not breakfast.
If fall had a taste, these apple cinnamon muffins is exactly the flavor it would carry. And with wholesome ingredients like apples, honey, and oats, you don’t have to feel one ounce of guilt for enjoying one for breakfast. They pair up nicely with either coffee or tea on a crisp morning.
Slimming tip: Slim this recipe down even more by replacing the two eggs with egg whites. Or if you’re allergic to eggs, use flaxseed (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal to 3 tablespoons of water is equal to one egg).
Snickerdoodle Blondies [Good Choice]
Cookies are part of the food group best used for weight gain. But deprivation also leads to binge episodes, which make weight loss impossible.
This snickerdoodle blondie cookie is made with a fiber rich mystery ingredient that helps you feel slightly more satisfied than a regular cookie. Feel good about getting some good nutrients in instead of just a sugar hit. Serve with fresh fruit, like pears for an elegant and tasty dessert.
Slimming tip: Because they are still cookies, stick to the serving size and don’t eat them every day.
Peanut Butter Banana Skinny Green Smoothie [Best Choice]
Here’s a delicious way to get your fresh greens out of the way early in the morning–hide them in a peanut butter banana smoothie! Pour it in your favorite straw cup, and off you go.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Ice Cream [Best Choice]
Cookie dough ice cream is a known enemy of weight loss. Everybody knows that.
Get ready for that knowledge to be challenged.
This delicious oatmeal raisin cookie dough ice cream is made from wholesome fiber-rich foods. Foods you can be proud to eat, without even a little bit of guilt crowding your ice cream indulgence.