Nevertheless, the issue of limiting your daily menu will always face the problem of choosing dishes for it. Many people complain on tasteless dishes that become the main obstacle to weight loss. Using diets consisting of food that is not tasty enough is a real challenge.
However, we have prepared for you a few low-calorie Nigerian dishes and recipes through which you can not only eat a tasty meal but follow the primary rule of all weight loss diets: “Eat fewer calories per day than you spend.”
And so the top list of easy and delicious Nigerian food menu dishes, that are not just tasty but also can easily surprise with low-calorie content. And this, in turn, means that they can be used in diets to reduce weight.
Food menu list
This dish is one of the most common Nigerian food menus for losing weight. This dish is also known as Steamed Bean Pudding. Most often the recipe can be prepared either from brown beans or lentils.
Three cups brown beansbanana leavestwo table spoons of sunflower oilone cup of chicken stocktwo bell peppersone big onionone Atarodothree tablespoons of Ground Crayfishone small boiled Mackerelcorned beeffour boiled eggsoptional – two bouillon cubes
How to cook?
Soak the brown beans in a bowl of water for 10 minutes and then peel off the skin. Then it is necessary to mix the beans with chicken broth, which immediately betrays the excellent and fragrant taste of the beans. You can do this in a deep bowl. Then add pepper and onions and mix everything with a blender to create a single mass.
In the resulting mass, add the vegetable oil and mix until smooth consistency. Mix well, add broth cubes, Ground Crayfish, and salt (about half a teaspoon or to the taste). Then the remaining broth should be added to the batter and made it softer, but not watery. Mix all the ingredients again with a mixer for 3 to 5 minutes so that the oil and seasonings are well distributed in the dough. Then add protein from the eggs and mix again thoroughly.
Put the dough carefully on the washed and fresh leaves of bananas, wrap the leaves and put in a steamer. Cook for about 40-50 minutes.
One of the most common dishes that can be also called Nigerian native food. If you are going to lose your weight, then this dish must be in your daily diet menu.
One kg. of assorted Beeffour Ehu seedsa chili pepper (up to your taste)two onions (medium size) saltthree stock cubes
How to cook?
Wash the assorted beef offal and cut into small pieces. Heat the frying pan and lay the Ehu seeds. Fry them until a certain smell appears, which means that they are ready. Then use a blender to grind them.
Pour a little water into the pan and add the assorted beef offal pieces. Extinguish them until soft. Part of the water should boil away. Then add water to the pan (it should be full) and add Ehu, dry uziza, chili pepper and salt to taste. We draw your attention to the fact that the seeds of Ehu will impart a sharpness to the dish, so carefully while adding the chili. Boil the soup for 5-10 minutes.
Garden Egg sauce and unripe plantain
This dish is perfect for use on a diet when losing weight. The sauce is prepared with Garden Egg, onion, pepper and contains a large number of fibers that uniquely contribute to proper digestion and metabolism.
Eight big garden eggsone cup sunflower/palm oilone big onionHabanero peppersaltone small ogiri okpeitwo small smoked mackerels
How to cook?
Using a blender, grind the garden eggs to a puree and pour into a saucepan. Cook on low heat until all the water evaporates. After cooking remove from the plate and set aside.
Add some oil to a clean, dry pot and heat it up. Then put the finely chopped onion and fry for about two minutes. Then add the puree from the garden eggs and cook until the liquid again evaporates. Then add ogiri okpei and habanero pepper (blended) and put some salt to your taste. Stir well and add the smoked fish to the dish. Stir and cover. Cook for about 5-10 minutes over low heat.
Okro soup and eba
If you still decide to deal with excess weight, then you need to remember that the number of pure carbohydrates (foods high in sugar) should be reduced to zero. Most of your diet should be based on vegetables that will promote high metabolism and proper digestion.
The dish is very popular in Nigeria, mainly because of the easy cooking process and cheap in cost.
One red fishone garlicgingerone onionfish seasoningokrotwo table spoons of palm oilgaritwo tomatoeshalf of teaspoon salt
How to cook?
Peel fish from scales and rinse in cold water and cut into desired pieces. Using a blender, chop the garlic, ginger, and onion and add to the fish. Mix everything well. Boil the water in a saucepan and put tomatoes and pepper into it for 2-3 minutes. Remove them from the skin. Then mix with a blender to a puree-like mass.
Put the fish in the steamer and add salt and seasonings to taste. Cook the fish for about 3 minutes, and then add tomato and pepper puree to it. In the meantime, wash the okro and cut into small pieces. Then put into a saucepan and cook for about 10 minutes. Then add okro and two spoons of palm oil to the fish soup. Cook for about 3 minutes.
Then boil the water in a saucepan and add a little gari to it. Add gari until the consistency is soft and firm dough. Using a wooden spoon, place the eba into a round shape and place it on a deep plate, then add the fish soup.
And finally, we want to advise you on the most effective ways to lose weight with the help of Nigerian cuisine.
Eat Less CarbohydrateConsume Less Oil Use less salt Choose meat wisely (try to use chicken meat instead of red one) Avoid deep frying Do not eat high-calorie snacks Try to eat spicy foods Use more natural vegetable fiber
Just remember to spend more energy than you consume. Good Luck and smartly achieve your weight loss goals.
By Hannah Chinasa