27 Best Optavia Lean And Green Recipes

Lean and Green meals have recently become the talk of the town given that people are paying more attention to healthy eating and living. If you have heard of the ‘Optavia’ program, you must be searching for these lean and green dishes! Well, we’ve got you covered.

This list contains some of the best Optavia lean and green recipes that are balanced with proteins, vitamins, and minerals to provide you with a filling, nutritious diet. As the name suggests, lean and green meals are also great for anyone wishing to start a weight loss journey.

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27 Best Optavia Lean And Green Recipes

1. Bang Bang Chicken 

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It is only proper that we start this list of healthy dish recipes with a bang, and what’s better than the bang bang chicken to do that? This recipe is very easy to cook and has one leaner and three greener ingredients, which translates into a great deal for us food lovers looking for a filling meal!

2. Pork Chop With Spinach Salad 

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Having a balance in life is very important, and that on your food plate is even more significant. This pork chop with spinach salad does exactly that. It balances your greens with your meat giving you a tasty option for dinner. The jerk-crusted pork chops are heavenly, while the wilted spinach neutralizes the palette.

3. Tomato Braised Cauliflower

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Got to make a meal for the family but not sure what would be an excellent dish? Try out this tomato-braised cauliflower lean and green recipe. This low-calorie dish does not disappoint when it comes to flavors and ingredients. It can easily pass for a restaurant-style cooked dish when cooked properly.

4. Mini Mac In a Bowl 

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This mini mac in a bowl proves you wrong for all those who thought lean and green meals could not be creative. Beef, veggies, and some delicious dressings make this bowl one of the favorites among health enthusiasts. Add pickle slices to give it an extra kick!

5. Mini Pepper Nachos 

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Low carb is the new black, and these mini pepper nachos are the perfect dish for everyone looking for lean and green meals. It is a quick snack that you can make at home easily. Despite being healthy and nutritious, it is one of the tastiest lean and green recipes you can cook in just under 20 minutes.

6. Blackened Shrimp Lettuce Wraps 

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Shrimp, tomato, avocado, and lettuce sound like something yummy is in the making. These blackened shrimp lettuce wraps are bite-sized wonders that bring together creativity and taste. It is an alternative to tacos, and we’re not complaining because who wouldn’t want a healthy snack to binge on Taco Tuesdays?

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7. Chicken And Shrimp Gumbo 

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With only a few calories, this chicken and shrimp gumbo has quickly become a much-recommended dish. All you need are chicken thighs, shrimp, spices, and rice to make this dish. It is a filling meal that will not leave you hungry for more and will be ready in only thirty minutes!

8. Grilled Fajita Bowl 

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The grilled fajita bowl is giving us Sunday brunch goals with its loaded bowl of bell peppers, tomatoes, fresh lettuce, and some lime juice. It is perfect for those who’ve just started the Optavia diet and want a lean and green recipe that slowly makes them a fan of lean and green meals.

9. Bibimbap Bowls 

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The name of this dish is as unique as its taste. Bibimbap bowls are balanced meals that are guaranteed to become the go-to dish for you once you have a taste. It looks as delicious as it tastes, with cauliflower rice, ground beef, wilted spinach, and poached eggs to give the bowl a splash of color.

10. Chicken Parmesan With Zucchini Noodles

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Imagine taking a classic recipe and then adding some spice to it, in this case, some zucchini, because how is it an Optavia recipe without some greens? This chicken parmesan with zucchini noodles is a dish that will not make you realize you’re even on a diet. It is a wholesome and healthy meal with almond-crusted chicken for the win.

11. Salmon Poke Bowl 

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Twenty minutes is all you need to put together this incredible salmon poke bowl. Packed with protein and flavors, it is a quick dinner recipe that will leave you wanting more. The best part is that it is gluten-free, which gives it brownie points! Make sure to add the greek yogurt and sriracha mayo to it for the real flavor.

12. Cauliflower Pizza With Chicken And Tzatziki 

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It is often pre-decided that snacks like pizza are not meant to be consumed since you’re on a diet. Well, what if it’s a cauliflower pizza? This cauliflower crust pizza with chicken breast and tzatziki is a low-carb snack perfect for movie nights. It is a Mediterranean-inspired dish with rich flavors and low carbs.

13. Crabmeat Frittata 

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We’re all about experimenting with new ingredients and recipes like this crabmeat frittata with asparagus. It includes one lean, three green, and two healthy fats, which is a quite balanced meal for any Optavia diet follower. The eggs add a finishing texture to the meal.

14. Chicken Paella 

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Most of you may have heard about how delicious chicken paella is, and this recipe is your way to know that finally. Take yourself to the streets of Spain from the comfort of your home with this traditional chicken paella recipe that is flavored, rich in color and spice, and one of our favorite dishes.

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15. Asparagus Risotto

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We’re not getting rid of the cauliflower and asparagus duo anytime soon, and why would we when it keeps on giving us delicious Optavia meals like this risotto? The chicken, asparagus, and cauliflower risotto is an easy-to-make homemade meal that needs only thirty minutes to cook.

16. Zughetti In Meat Gravy 

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Zughetti or zucchini spaghetti is a noodle dish we cannot say no to, even on our worst days! In fact, this lean and green meal has quickly become a go-to dish for all occasions, be it a family lunch or a festival party. The chicken stock and tomato sauce add greatly to the flavor of ground turkey.

17. Broiled Greek Burger 

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Broiled greek burger sounds like a sick person’s dish, but it is far from it. These burgers have no buns, only lettuce wraps but their filling is that of a single patty, made with ground beef, scallions, peppers, and garlic. It is heaven on a plate. Add some cucumber and yogurt to enjoy it fully!

18. Chicken Cacciatore 

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This chicken cacciatore is one of the most time-consuming recipes we’ve come across but trust us when we say it is worth it. Add some chicken, peppers, garlic, mushroom, and tomatoes to a slow cooker and leave it to cook for around seven hours. Finish it by mixing it well in noodles and sauce.

19. Tuna Nicoise Salad 

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Optavia meals are not just good for weight loss but also for your heart health. This dish of tuna Nicoise salad is one such dish. Packed with protein and ingredients that are excellent for cardiovascular health, the salad is a sure-shot favorite. The best part? It takes just a few minutes to put it all together.

20. Lemon Garlic Oregano Chicken 

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Grilled chicken is a staple diet dish, but who likes flavorless grilled chicken every night as dinner? Not us, which is why we were delighted when we came across this lemon garlic oregano chicken recipe. It is the perfect advanced version of an essential staple meal and tastes fantastic, especially when served with asparagus. 

21. Turkey Meatball And Squash Noodle Soup 

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Staying warm in winter is just not possible with the help of hot chocolate. It has a lot of unwanted calories. Instead, you can do that with this very delicious turkey meatball and squash noodle soup. Enjoy this comforting soup with noodles and meatballs and no carbs, all from the kitchen of your own house by following this recipe.

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22. Instant Pot Morrocan Chicken

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This instant pot Moroccan Chicken comes as a savior when in doubt over what a healthy dish can you cook quickly for the guests coming over because who doesn’t love Moroccan cuisine? It has chicken, veggies and some rice which makes it a complete winner in our eyes. Also, it is super easy to make!

23. Shrimp Scampi

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This low-carb version of a regular shrimp scampi is winning hearts because it is full of flavor and super easy to make. It is seasoned in olive oil, garnished with sesame seeds, and served over spaghetti. What else could we possibly want? You can even add your favorite veggies to it.

24. Gefilte Fish  

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This recipe is perfect for anyone who loves fish but is also on an Optavia diet lifestyle. The Gelfite lean fish dish takes only forty-five minutes to cook and is a very delicious meal that is totally worth the wait. The added scallions and eggs give it a little more flavor. Make sure you cook it nice and slow to give it the required texture.

25. Grilled Chicken Power Bowl 

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As a health enthusiast who is eating green and lean meals, you would understand why a power bowl is so important. It is the one meal that gives you the energy for the day, and for us, it is this grilled chicken power bowl. The green goddess dressing is what makes it stand out from all other grilled chicken salads.

26. Waffled Tuna Melt  

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This dish is as unique as it sounds because never in our lives did we think we could make a waffle out of tuna. Even though it looks like a fancy dish, all you need is five ingredients and thirty minutes to cook it at home. Make sure it is crispy brown before serving.

27. Chicken Nuggets With Kale Chips  

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If we had to end the list with a classic item, it had to be chicken nuggets. A healthy take on the classic chicken nuggets is an amazing invention for people on a strict lean and green diet. It is best enjoyed with buffalo sauce and kale chips, which can be easily made at home! 

These were some of the dishes that we cannot wait for you to try out as you begin the Optavia lean and green diet. If you want to continue experimenting with food while taking care of your calorie intake, then these recipes are the real deal. 

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