A solid weight loss plan usually takes, well, planning. In fact, carving out the time to create meal plans, shop, and then stick to those plans can be so daunting that it might just cause some of us to give up on our goals before we’ve even begun.
It’s time to simplify weight loss — with your crockpot.
Here are four high-protein calorie-burning crockpot recipes you should make this week to kick-start fat loss. They’ll help you lose weight without having to plan for days — or spend hours in front of your stove or oven.
Tender and filled with spices and flavor, this beef and broccoli recipe is the perfect high-protein, one-pot meal for busy week nights.
The ingredients you’ll need include:
Low-sodium soy sauce
Cooked rice (you can substitute white or jasmine rice for brown rice)
Chicken is high in protein and low in calories and a variety of spices, including cayenne pepper, boost your metabolism and help you burn calories faster.
This creamy, delicious recipe has a lengthier grocery list than most, but you can reuse most of these ingredients for other recipes:
Skinless chicken breasts
Diced green chilies
While kernel corn
Reduced fat cream cheese
Half and Half
Don’t forget breakfast!
This matcha overnight oats recipe makes amazing use of matcha green tea, which is high in antioxidants. Rolled oats and chia seeds provide fiber and protein and an array of fresh fruits give you that burst of energy you’ll need to start your day.
Add these ingredients to your grocery list:
Light coconut milk
Unflavored almond milk
Powdered matcha green teas
Whether you’re a vegetarian or just prefer a meatless meal that still provides an abundance of protein, this comforting soup is made with hearty, delicious veggies and protein-rich chickpeas.
Extra virgin olive oil
Petite diced fire-roasted tomatoes