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4 Grilled Chicken Recipes Health Experts Swear to Shrink Your Waist Above 50

4 Grilled Chicken Recipes Health Experts Swear to Shrink Your Waist Above 50

When it comes to a healthy diet that can help you shed pounds as you age, eating the right amount of protein is essential, but choosing the right type of protein is also crucial. Loading your body with fried foods or red meat can be detrimental to your weight loss goals, but thankfully there’s one healthy protein option that will never steer you wrong: tasty, juicy grilled chicken.

Health experts agree that grilled chicken is a great ingredient to include in your diet if you’re trying to lose weight: it’s lean, high in protein and very versatile. If you’re looking for the best recipes to try on your weight loss journey this summer, we’ve got you covered. Below are 4 expert-approved recipes you’ll definitely want to return to.

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Grilled Lime Chicken

Lisa Richards, nutritionist and author of The Candida Diet, tells us her grilled lime chicken recipe is an “ideal meal for anyone over the age of 50,” noting that all of the key ingredients (garlic, lime, and peppers) can help keep your gut healthy. “Gut health is essential at every stage of life, but as we age it’s important to focus on this part of our health,” she says, adding that “good gut health will contribute to overall health by reducing inflammation and improve immune function.” All of this, in turn, leads to better health and faster weight loss. What a win! This flavorful chicken can be used as a main course or as a topping for a salad.

Ingredients: chicken breast, lime, garlic, peppers, olive oil, salt and pepper

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Keto Grilled Pesto Chicken With Garden Salad

Isla Zyer, nutritionist, blogger, and plant-based nutritionist offers a keto-friendly recipe that’s perfect for weight loss. Her keto-grilled pesto chicken contains heart-healthy ingredients and healthy fats. Once you’ve seasoned your chicken breast with salt, pepper, and olive oil and grilled it to perfection, top it with mozzarella and pesto and pop it in the oven for 2-3 minutes, she says. For a simple side salad, mix arugula, chopped red onion, cherry tomatoes, white wine vinegar and olive oil. yum!

Ingredients: chicken breast, salt, pepper, olive oil, mozzarella cheese, pesto, arugula, chopped red onion, cherry tomatoes, white wine vinegar.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich With Chimichurri Sauce

If a sandwich is more your style, Zyer offers a healthy, weight loss-friendly option for that too. “This sandwich is super delicious and contains only 310 calories,” she says. yum! Simply season your chicken and grill it for 3-4 minutes per side or until fully cooked. “Then mount your veggies on whole-wheat sesame buns, top with your grilled chicken, and pile on onions, roasted red peppers, and chimichurri sauce.” Sounds delicious!

Ingredients: chicken breast, leafy vegetables, whole grain sesame buns, onion, red pepper, chimichurri sauce

Greek Chicken Marinade

Jessica Randhawa, Chef, Recipe Creator, Photographer and Writer for The forked spoon, offers a taste of the Mediterranean with her recipe for Greek chicken marinade. She says it “brings all the classic Greek flavors to your kitchen table.” What else do you want?! The healthy lean meats and healthy veggies make this a perfect weight-loss meal you’ll want to eat again and again this summer – even better, it’s super easy to make, using ‘just a handful of fresh and healthy ingredients’.

Ingredients: olive oil, lemon juice and zest, garlic, fresh herbs, salt, black pepper

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