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10 weight loss foods Nigerian women should eat for dinner

Many Nigerian foods are loaded with carbohydrates and sugar and are not healthy for dinner.

You can’t be swallowing Eba, pounded yam, semovita and fufu at night and expect to lose weight.

Losing weight starts from the kitchen and your dinner is very important because you are less active at night.


I know it can be hard to eat healthy meals all the time but it’s a must if you want to lose weight or keep fit.

All you need to do is plan your dinner ahead of time. If you don’t plan to eat healthy dinners, then you are planning to fail at living a healthy lifestyle.

Below are 10 healthy foods Nigerian women can eat for dinner to lose weight:

1. Okro Soup

Okro soup with fatty fish and lots of vegetables is what your body needs at night. I eat okro at night most times because it serves as a laxative for me. You can lick your okro soup and drink water or eat it with a small portion of cabbage or cauliflower swallow. Vegetables are a good source of vitamins and eating them for dinner helps you lose weight.

2. Vegetable Soup

This is another healthy dinner food. Consuming green vegetables at night is good for your health. While making your vegetable soup, make sure you use little palm oil and don’t overcook the vegetables. Make sure the vegetable is a little crunchy. That way, you will enjoy the nutrients they have to offer. Again, you can lick the vegetable soup alone or eat it with cabbage swallow or cauliflower swallow.

3. Boiled Unripe plantain

Even though boiled unripe plantain is almost tasteless, it is one of the healthy foods Nigerians can eat at night. You can eat it with vegetable sauce and fish or with a little stew. Remember that eating in moderation is key to staying fit and healthy. Don’t overeat at night, it leads to weight gain. This is the most healthy meal you can eat at night if you want to lose weight.

4. Fish or Goat meat pepper soup

I love catfish pepper soup for dinner. If you want to make a quick dinner after a long day, peppersoup is your best bet. All you need is your choice of protein but preferably fish, peppersoup spice, scent leaves and water. It is not a must that you eat your peppersoup with rice or agidi. Just drink the peppersoup and drink water.

5. Boiled or roasted chicken or Turkey

You can’t eat a healthy dinner without adding white meat to your diet. Boiled chicken or Turkey with vegetables is a good choice for dinner because of their low carb content. Remember that the idea is to eat healthy and not consume everything you cook.

6. Cabbage fried rice

This is a healthy substitute for people who love rice. Grate your cabbage and stir fry with olive oil and other vegetables such as carrots, green beans, green pepper, spring opinions, beef sausage used to make fried rice. It’s quick and easy to make. You can add protein of your choice to your cabbage fried rice but remember to eat in moderation. This is the most healthy meal you can eat at night.

7. Salad

Yes, this is a healthy dinner choice for Nigerians who want to lose weight or maintain their weight. You will need cabbage, cucumber, avocado, lettuce, boiled eggs, kidney beans, carrots and onions if you want to have a salad for dinner. Don’t forget that you are eating to stay healthy. This is what you can eat for dinner in Nigeria and not gain weight.

8. Fruit salad

A bowl of fruit salad is a healthy dinner for Nigerians who are serious about losing weight. Your dinner shouldn’t comprise of heavy and hard to digest foods. Fruits that are rich in fiber such as apples, banana, pears, watermelon and grapes can be eaten at night because they make a healthy dinner. This is the best food to eat at dinner. They are low in calories and provide your body with important vitamins.

9. Moin Moin

This is another healthy food you can gave for dinner. Even though beans contains carbohydrates and a little protein, it is safer to eat moin moin at night than eat a plate of white rice or jollof rice. You can add any protein of your choice to your moin moin and enjoy yourself.

10. Efo Riro 

If you want to lose weight or maintain your weight, eating efo riro for dinner is good for your body. Make sure you add protein of your choice to it. You can also eat it with cabbage swallow or eggplant swallow to give you that feeling of eating amala.

Take Away

If you are serious about weight loss, make these light Nigerian meals for dinner and exercise too. You shouldn’t stop eating Nigerian foods because you want to lose weight.

If you eat Nigerian foods that promote weight loss, you will lose weight. Don’t forget to drink plain water for weight loss. Water flushes out toxins from your body and makes leaves you hydrated enough to shed those unwanted kilos.

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I am a woman who is passionate about empowering other women to live their best lives and be free from unhealthy societal expectations. I'm a journalist and a columnist with a reputable media house. I educate, inspire and encourage women to embrace their uniqueness fully. I am a mother to an intelligent girl. I love perfumes.

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  2. Ebube

    March 23, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    thank you

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