It’s Bikini Weather in Toronto these days and everyone is getting on the weight loss bandwagon. When we think about weight loss, images of measly salads and weird things made with quinoa are conjured in our minds. There is a shudder at the thought and then the whole idea of losing weight is quickly abandoned. However, our carnivorous friends, there are ways to lose weight and still eat delicious meats. Today, we’re going to talk about meat you can enjoy when you’re trying to lose weight, and of course we’ll shamelessly plug our dishes in there too, just for funzies.

So let’s begin.

Poultry meat is king in the weight loss world, especially white meat. Chicken and turkey are lower in fat, but provide plenty of protein. Three ounces of chicken breast has 7 grams of fat and 25 grams of protein, while three ounces of turkey breast has 6 grams of fat and 24 grams of protein.

At Boom you can enjoy our High Energy Omelette made with Turkey Chorizo, caramelized onions and red peppers. It’s got the good kind of protein and it’s seriously delicious.

If you’re more of a chicken person, don’t forget to try the Chick-a-Dilla. This dish is a beautiful symphony of scrambled eggs, grilled chicken, fresh baby spinach, and cheddar cheese in a whole wheat tortilla, garnished with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream with a side of BOOM frites, a combination that will make your heart sing and make your body feel as light as air.

Red meats aren’t all considered to be devil’s food when it comes to healthy choices. According to the Heart Foundation, red meat is an important source of iron, which is particularly important for women. For men it provides zinc, needed for reproductive health. Select lean cuts of red meat, such as sirloin or top round, along with pork tenderloin.

If you’re jonesing for some beefy goodness, at BOOM you can enjoy our signature BOOM Burger made with 6 ounce Sirloin beef, sweet potato fries and BOOM daily garnish.

Pork more your thing? Try The Local made with 3 eggs any style and locally smoked pork loin. Can’t get leaner than that.

So there you have it. Losing weight doesn’t have to be a miserable process filled with sadness and hunger. It can be delicious and rewarding too. You just have to choose your dishes wisely. Come enjoy some healthy meats at Boom Breakfast, the best restaurant in Toronto for health conscious breakfast lovers.