These Lunch Recipes Taste Delicious and Help Reduce Belly Fat

POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Sorry if you're tired of hearing that abs are made in the kitchen, but it's true! Eating certain foods that are proven to diminish belly fat can make tackling that belly fat through diet even more effective. Choose foods such as eggs, lean protein (especially fish like salmon), tofu, whole grains, and MUFAs (like avocado, nuts, seeds, and olive oil).

You can also diminish visceral fat around your inner organs by eating fiber-rich veggies such as greens and beans, as well as berries like blueberries. Make one of these delicious lunch recipes, and fight belly fat with each bite!

Maple-Cumin Tofu With Farro
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Maple-Cumin Tofu With Farro

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: tofu, quinoa, black beans

Get the recipe: maple-cumin tofu with farro

Tofu and Quinoa Mason Jar Salads
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Tofu and Quinoa Mason Jar Salads

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: tofu, black beans, quinoa, greens

Get the recipe: tofu and quinoa mason jar salads

Mixed Nut Butter on Whole-Grain Toast
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Mixed Nut Butter on Whole-Grain Toast

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds

Get the recipe: mixed nut butter

Slow-Cooker Beans and Quinoa
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Slow-Cooker Beans and Quinoa

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: quinoa, black beans

Get the recipe: slow-cooker beans and quinoa

Sweet Potato, Tofu, and Avocado Bowl
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Sweet Potato, Tofu, and Avocado Bowl

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: avocado, tofu, cashews

Get the recipe: sweet potato, tofu, and avocado breakfast bowl

Kale and Farro Salad
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Kale and Farro Salad

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: farro, kale, avocado

Get the recipe: kale and farro salad

Turkey Sausage Egg Muffins
POPSUGAR Photography | Leta Shy

Turkey Sausage Egg Muffins

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: eggs, turkey sausage

Get the recipe: gluten-free egg muffins

Sesame Kale and Quinoa Salad
POPSUGAR Photography | Leta Shy

Sesame Kale and Quinoa Salad

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: quinoa, kale, blueberries, almonds

Get the recipe: kale and quinoa salad

Quinoa Egg Bake
POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr

Quinoa Egg Bake

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: eggs, quinoa, spinach

Get the recipe: quinoa egg bake

Sweet Potato, Chickpea, and Quinoa Burger
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Sweet Potato, Chickpea, and Quinoa Burger

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: chickpeas, quinoa

Get the recipe: sweet potato, chickpea, and quinoa veggie burger

Mexican Quinoa Bites
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Mexican Quinoa Bites

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: quinoa, black beans

Get the recipe: quinoa burrito bites

Mexican Tempeh Salad
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Mexican Tempeh Salad

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: quinoa, black beans, tempeh, avocado

Get the recipe: Mexican tempeh salad

Lemon Tofu Edamame Barley Bowl
POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr

Lemon Tofu Edamame Barley Bowl

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: barley, edamame, tofu, avocado

Get the recipe: lemon tofu edamame barley bowl

No-Bake Veggie Frittata
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No-Bake Veggie Frittata

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: eggs, beans

Get the recipe: veggie frittata

Baked Salmon and Veggies
POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr

Baked Salmon and Veggies

Belly-fat-fighting ingredient: salmon

Get the recipe: baked salmon and veggie dinner

The Ivy's Grilled Vegetable and Salmon Salad
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The Ivy's Grilled Vegetable and Salmon Salad

Belly-fat-fighting ingredient: salmon

Get the recipe: The Ivy's grilled vegetable and salmon salad

Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili
POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr

Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: quinoa, kidney beans

Get the recipe: butternut squash and quinoa chili

Lightened-Up Cobb Salad
POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr

Lightened-Up Cobb Salad

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: eggs, chicken, spinach, avocado

Get the recipe: lightened-up Cobb salad

Flat-Belly Salad
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Flat-Belly Salad

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: blueberries, avocado

Get the recipe: flat-belly salad

Paleo Bowl
POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr

Paleo Bowl

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: salmon, eggs, greens, avocado

Get the recipe: Paleo bowl

Quinoa Tabbouleh
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Quinoa Tabbouleh

Belly-fat-fighting ingredient: quinoa

Get the recipe: tabbouleh-inspired dish

Sesame Ginger Quinoa Salad
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Sesame Ginger Quinoa Salad

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: quinoa, edamame, sesame seeds

Get the recipe: vegan sesame ginger quinoa salad

Chickpea Coconut Curry With Sweet Potatoes
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Chickpea Coconut Curry With Sweet Potatoes

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: chickpeas, spinach, brown basmati rice

Get the recipe: chickpea curry with coconut rice

Smoked Salmon Sandwich With Avocado and Wasabi
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Smoked Salmon Sandwich With Avocado and Wasabi

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: salmon, avocado

Get the recipe: smoked salmon sandwich with avocado and wasabi

Cucumber, Corn, Black Bean, Tomato, and Avocado Salad
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Cucumber, Corn, Black Bean, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: black beans, avocado

Get the recipe: cucumber, corn, black bean, tomato, and avocado salad

Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie
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Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: blueberries, cashews, tofu

Get the recipe: blueberry cheesecake smoothie

Salmon Buckwheat Bowl With Pesto
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Salmon Buckwheat Bowl With Pesto

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: salmon, buckwheat

Get the recipe: salmon buckwheat bowl with pesto

Sweet Potato Burger With Creamy Avocado Spread
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Sweet Potato Burger With Creamy Avocado Spread

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: black beans, millet, avocado

Get the recipe: sweet potato black bean burgers

Salad-Stuffed Avocado
POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr

Salad-Stuffed Avocado

Belly-fat-fighting ingredient: avocado

Get the recipe: salad-stuffed avocado

Vegetarian Hash
POPSUGAR Photography | Lauren Hendrickson

Vegetarian Hash

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: eggs, Swiss chard

Get the recipe: vegetarian hash

Baby Kale and Sesame Chicken Salad
POPSUGAR Photography | Leta Shy

Baby Kale and Sesame Chicken Salad

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: kale, chicken, sesame seeds

Get the recipe: baby kale and sesame chicken salad

Quinoa Lentil Burgers
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Quinoa Lentil Burgers

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: quinoa, lentils

Get the recipe: quinoa and lentil potato cakes

Roasted Veggies With Easy Fried Egg
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Roasted Veggies With Easy Fried Egg

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: broccoli, cauliflower, egg

Get the recipe: roasted veggies and egg

Cinnamon-Spiced Baked Eggs
POPSUGAR Photography | Susannah Chen

Cinnamon-Spiced Baked Eggs

Belly-fat-fighting ingredient: eggs

Get the recipe: cinnamon-spiced baked eggs

Caprese Veggie Burger
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Caprese Veggie Burger

Belly-fat-fighting ingredients: cannellini beans, rolled oats

Get the recipe: caprese veggie burger

Salmon Cakes
POPSUGAR Photography | Lauren Hendrickson

Salmon Cakes

Belly-fat-fighting ingredient: salmon

Get the recipe: salmon cakes

Quinoa, Black Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Quinoa, Black Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad

Belly-fat-fighting ingredient: quinoa, black beans

Get the recipe: quinoa, black bean, corn, and tomato salad