Looking to lose weight?
If you want to maintain a healthy size, you should look at what foods you are putting into your body.
Protein and carbs are key food groups that help to fuel the body.
Here, we reveal some healthy meal prep ideas for slimmers.
Previously, Daily Star Online spoke to Dr Seth Rankin about diet.
The health expert, who founded the London Doctors Clinic, said that carbs and protein are essential for tissue repair and muscle growth.
He said: “Protein is an incredibly important.
“Our body is built on protein. All our muscles, bones, hair and nails depend utterly on it to develop and be maintained in good condition…
“It has become a popular health and fitness belief that the most effective (and time-efficient) way to lose weight or to grow muscle is to avoid carbs like the plague and eat grilled chicken until you cluck and drink protein shakes by the magnum.
“The key thing to remember in all this is that it takes protein to build the body but it takes carbohydrates to run it.
“Too much of either is bad and so is too little.”
So which recipes incorporate sources of protein and carbohydrates?
Daily Star Online reveals three meal prep ideas for slimmers:
Salmon and quinoa
Salmon contains 20g of protein per 100 grams – and it’s quick and easy to prepare.
Squeeze some lemon juice, soy sauce or garlic over the omega-3 rich fish.
Wrap in tin foil and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
Serve with quinoa, an accompaniment that boasts 13g of protein and 14.1g of carbohydrates per 100g.
You can cook this grain by boiling it for 10-15 minutes or cut corners by buying it in pre-made packets.
Stir fries are quick and easy to prepare – and you can customise them however you want.
While boiling some noodles, throw your favourite veggies into the pan.
For a protein boost, opt for broccoli, mushrooms and peas as they are rich in the nutrient.
Adding meat is also recommended if you want to increase your intake.
Chicken packs 31g of protein per 100g, while pork will give you 27g in every 100g.
For a healthy sauce, mix together some soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, garlic, chilli and pineapple juice.
Mix all the ingredients in your wok to combine before serving up or setting aside for later.
3. Dal and rice
This warming dish will keep you feeling full and satisfied – thanks to its carb and protein content.
For every 100g of lentils you eat, you can expect to take in 9g of protein.
To make, boil the pulse in stock, before adding as much garlic, chilli, turmeric and cumin as you please.
Serve with wild rice, which is packed with plenty of nutrients.
The grain contains 75g of carbs and 15g of protein in every 100g.