Fruit Recipes: Are all fruits good for weight loss? Every fruit has at least one property that makes it good for weight loss. So I guess the answer is Yes. Whenever you need to lose some weight, you are advised to eat more fruits and vegetables. This is to keep you healthy through the weight loss process.
What Can You Do With A Piece of Fruit?
What determines whether a fruit recipe is weight-loss friendly is its composition. Some contain more fats and calories while others contain more water and fiber. Succulent fruits like pineapples and watermelons are ideal for people who need to lose some weight. However, that does not mean that you should avoid fatty fruit recipes completely.
Avocados are filled with calories and mono-unsaturated fats. Excessive consumption can lead to weight gain. However, they also contain fiber. Once consumed, you tend to feel full. In this way, they help you control cravings. Fruit recipes contain different amounts of sugar and calories. Once dried, these levels can rise to between five and eight times. Take the example of grapes. A cup of fresh grapes contains about 60 calories. The same amount of dried grapes contain 460 calories.
The Nutrition Source at Harvard School of Public Health
This means that all fruit recipes are good and bad for weight loss. What matters is the amount and form in which they are consumed. Besides dried fruits, fresh mangoes, pineapples, figs, and bananas contain higher amounts of calories. They should, therefore, be taken in smaller amounts. On the other hand, apples, watermelons, pears, strawberries, guavas, oranges and peaches mostly contain fiber, vitamins, and water. In their fresh forms, they contain calories in very small amounts. They are therefore the best for anyone intending to lose some weight.
All fruit recipes contain important minerals and vitamins that your body needs. So, they are all good for you. However, you need to make good choices if you intend to cut down some weight. Eat less of dried fruits and those with more fats and calories.
Now That We Know All Fruits Are Edible During Weight Loss, It’s Time For Some Fruit Recipes
Many people get tired of eating raw single fruits so we have chosen our 10 favorite fruit recipes to make fruits taste a little more lively.
1. Chocolate Kiwi Popsicles
courtesy of Show Food Chef
This chocolate-fruit combo isn’t as classic as strawberries and chocolate, but it’s just as good! The recipe just calls for three ingredients (kiwi, dark chocolate, and coconut oil), but we love ours with nuts or coconut flakes sprinkled on top! No Limit
2. Apple and Orange Marmalade Salad
courtesy of Food Network
Orange marmalade, almond extract, and dried cherries make a deliciously perfumed and slightly sweet dressing for this dessert salad. 4 Servings
3. Healthy Peach Betty
courtesy of the Food Network
The combination of walnut-raisin bread, butter and maple syrup in this dessert is delightful over roasted peaches. Make sure your peaches are ripe — it makes a huge difference in your finished dish! You can use nectarines as well in this recipe. Servings 4
4. Cherry-Wine Poached Apple
courtesy of Diabetic Living Magazine
The vibrant red cherry-wine sauce serves as a scrumptious low-calorie, fat-free flavor accent to the tart-sweet baked apples in this recipe. 2 Servings
5. Vanilla-Roasted Peach Pie
courtesy of Health.com
This healthy peach pie recipe features a crust of crushed graham crackers, a creamy Greek yogurt filling, and a topping of vanilla-scented fresh peach slices. Use fat-free Greek yogurt to slim this recipe without sacrificing any creaminess of the filling. Peaches add a boost of vitamins A and C. 10 Slices
6. Avocado and Tuna Tapas
courtesy of All Recipes
“Living in Spain I have come across a literal plethora of tapas. This is a light, healthy tapa that goes best with crisp white wines and crunchy bread. This recipe is great for experimenting with a variety of different vegetables, spices, and vinegar.” 4 Servings
7. Grapefruit and Arugula Salad with Avocado
courtesy of Mercola.com
There are times when you just want an easy-to-prepare, no-cook meal to quell your hunger pangs. If want to take a break from cooking, and you’re craving a light and refreshing salad, here’s a simple but nutritious green salad recipe you can prepare in 20 minutes or less. 1 Servings
8. Grilled Apple Sundae
courtesy of Genius Kitchen
Yummy!! I loved this, and everyone in my family gobbled it down! The apple mixture was easy to put together, and it was nice to throw it on the grill and not have to worry about stirring or sticking!! Serves 6
9. Low Fat Blue Berry Frozen Dessert
courtesy of Genius Kitchen
Tasty and refreshing! I love the creamy flavor the vanilla yogurt adds. I didn’t put mine in a mold, but instead just served it up like ice cream. 4 Servings
10. Banana Hempseed Berry Pudding
courtesy of Minimalist Baker
When we’re traveling, it’s often difficult to find anything sweet outside of dairy-free chocolate at the grocery store. So when we stumbled upon a local cafe that had some vegan options, I was thrilled. 1 Serving
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