17 Day Diet Recipes: Exciting Meals To Revitalize Your Diet!

Are you feeling the diet drain?

This is the phrase I use to refer to how it feels when you’re a few weeks into a diet and just can’t seem to get yourself to feel content or motivated about your new, healthy eating plan. To help give you some motivation on how to get back into the happy diet swing of things, I’ve put together these 17 day diet recipes.

This is not a full diet plan, but simply gives you one healthy recipe per day that you can try for 17 days to help feel excited about dieting again. Here we go!


#1 Oatmeal Bowls


#1 Oatmeal Bowls

The first recipe I want to introduce is for oatmeal bowls! 

Oatmeal is one of the healthiest breakfast foods around, and it’s so easy to prepare, mix up, and eat. This means that you can eat it every day and it doesn’t have to get dull. Simply mix up what you put on it.

Here are some ideas:

  • Fruits, nuts, spices
  • Figs, honey, walnuts
  • Plugs and honey
  • Raspberries and chia seeds
  • Almonds and almond milk
  • Banana, mango, and nuts

#2 Speedy Seafood!

A great way to stick to a diet is to choose recipes that are super speedy to create while still being delicious and healthy. This recipe fits the bill.

When you put together this tasty shrimp dish, you’ll be getting all the protein, veggies, grains, and fruit that you need! To make this recipe as quickly as possible, make the couscous while the shrimp is broiling. Trust me on that!


#3 Crab And Avocado Salad

Crab and avocado are two power ingredients that have incredible diet benefits. Crab fills you up without too many calories, and avocado is full of healthy fats that help you feel full and lose weight all at once. What isn’t to love?

Crab and avocado salad is easy to prepare. If you plan to eat it later, make sure to keep the dressing separate from the salad so that it doesn’t get soggy before you eat it.


#4 Roasted Broccoli

Replacing heavy sides with healthy vegetable sides is another way to make sure that you aren’t eating mindless calories while dieting.

Try making this recipe for roasted broccoli as your next side for a big meal. You’ll be surprised how good this simple vegetable can taste, and you’ll be getting necessary fiber into your diet.


#5 Asian Chicken Salad

Salads are one of the easiest healthy foods to prepare, but they can get boring and repetitive fast. Use this recipe for a delicious Asian chicken salad to mix up the daily diet grind with something more exciting.

This recipe gives you a good kick of lean protein, healthy vegetables, and rounds it out with a punch of flavor that will leave you feeling full, not hungry!


#6 Poached Ginger Chicken

Everyone who has ever tried dieting knows that grilled or boiled chicken is the way to go to cut calories while still getting protein, but that can get too boring!

When you want to replace your protein, try using this recipe for Poached Ginger Chicken instead!

  • Pro tip: to make it super healthy, don’t include the salt! You don’t need it!

#7 Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff

One of the reasons I have a hard time cooking healthy every day is because I feel like it’s too hard to do. This recipe proves that you can prepare a healthy, hearty meal without having to do much work at all!

All you need is a pressure cooker, and a little bit of time to put the ingredients together.

I’ve eaten this recipe for lunch, dinner, and even breakfast before! The Stroganoff flavor is simply too delicious to resist. Try this the next time you want a hearty meal that is still healthy.


#8 Sheet Pan Dinner

A great way to get dinner done all at once is to make a sheet pan dinner like this Healthy BBQ Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner!

By preparing all these healthy foods at one time on a sheet pan, you can limit the total amount of salt and oil that you are consuming while also saving time. Everything is prepared and cooked at one time. It can’t get easier than that!


#9 Spinach Berry Salad

Hopefully, it has been a few days since you have tried a salad, so this spinach berry salad will excite and restore your taste buds! Eat this salad to remember that eating in a way that is good for your body can also taste delicious!

The almonds give you necessary protein and healthy fats that will help you feel full while the spinach and berries boost the natural antioxidants in your body. When your body feels healthy, you feel healthy, too! So keep eating those delicious salads.


#10 Asian Chicken Burgers

Sometimes, we just crave burgers! Something about that protein carbohydrate combination is just oh-so-craveable!

When you get one of these cravings, make an Asian Chicken Burger instead of turning to fatty meats and heavy carb breads. This recipe cuts calories and replaces fatty meats with lean meats instead.


#11 Tofu, Noodles, And Greens

Want to try something a bit different from the usual? Put together a dish of tofu, noodles, and greens for a simple yet satisfying world that transports your mind to another continent away from your diet woes.

You can prepare this warming soup in less than 20 minutes. Focus less on preparing your food, and more on enjoying your new healthy way of life!


20-Minute Hoisin Skillet Salmon

Another Asian inspired dish is this 20-Minute Hoisin Skillet Salmon. Your taste buds will dig this recipe so much that you might even forget that you’re on a diet!

Salmon is one of the healthiest proteins to eat while dieting because it is packed with omega fatty acids that will satisfy your cravings and keep you in shape.


#13 Steak with Avocado Sauce and Tomato Salad

While steak might seem like a no-no while dieting, it is possible to work it into your diet as long as you are using healthy cuts and pairing with healthy sides.

This recipe brings together steak with avocados and tomatoes to make for a super food dinner that will have you dreaming about it all night long.


#14 Vegetable Noodle Soup

Warming up with a soup is a great way to feel comfy and satisfied in the middle of a diet. You will be reminded of home and everything about it when eating this vegetable noodle soup!

This soup brings together healthy vegetables, tasty broth, and just the right amount of salt for flavor to make for a healthy dinner or lunch. I like to eat this with a low calorie bread or even a biscuit if I haven’t had too many carbs. What a great meal!


#15 Loaded Spaghetti

Loaded spaghetti is one of my favorite things to make when I’m feeling really tired and worn out of a diet because I love pasta, and it’s one of my least favorite things to cut out of my diet!

Choose a whole wheat pasta, and gather the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup sliced bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup cooked whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 2/3 cup cooked edamame

All you need to do is saute your peppers and onions together in a tiny bit of a healthy oil until they are translucent. Then, combine all of your ingredients and enjoy!

This dish is full of fiber and protein thanks to the edamame, which means it will satisfy your hunger and help you feel full.


#16 Another Healthy Spaghetti

It’s important to learn how to prepare foods that you love in a healthy way, so here’s another video about how to prepare healthy spaghetti that will help you lose weight rather than pack on the pounds:


#17 Tuscan Soup

Fast, easy, and healthy food doesn’t get easier than this Tuscan Soup.

Tuscan soups are one of the best ways to get a lot of protein and vegetables into your daily diet without feeling like you’re adding too many calories or too much salt. This soup has just the right blend to be tasty and healthy.

This soup tastes so good that I recommend making extra and freezing it for later! You can use it on busy days in the future, or when you get a sudden craving for soup!​

Get Eating Right!

I hope that these 17 day diet recipes help you see that dieting doesn’t have to make you feel drained. Simply trying one healthy recipe a day for 17 days can make a huge difference in your life, so why not give it a go?

How do you stay on track during a diet? Let me know in the comments below! I’m sure we could all use each other's’ advice!

Sophia Gardner

I'm Sophia, food blogger, dog lover, homemade cooking and travel passion. I really hope you enjoy my blog, i'll do my best to share great recipes, healthy living tips and just general 'food' thoughts!

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