Tips on How to Gain a Fabulous But Affordable Wardrobe While Losing Weight

One of the most highly-anticipated and life changing events we want to see in our fast metabolism diet journey is, of course, results. There is nothing more gratifying than to witness our body getting rid of those unhealthy fats and shedding off some extra pounds. We are all thrilled to see how our body transforms into a fit and fab one with likeable curves as a result of our hard work during the past few weeks of diet maintenance.

Tips on How to Gain a Fabulous But Affordable Wardrobe While Losing Weight 2While the thought of finally achieving our weight goal sounds awesome, we can’t help but feel anxious with what to do with our wardrobe. Do we need to get rid of them at this early stage? Do we have to buy a complete set of new wardrobes? We have some answers for your questions. In this blog post, we will give you tips on how to gain a fashionable yet affordable wardrobe without taking a toll on your budget.

1. Keep Wearing the Clothes You like

Is there a time in your life where you keep on wearing your favorite clothes over and over again almost to a point when everyone is suspecting you as homeless? Well,those favorite clothes of yours make you feel comfortable, so do keep them even if you’re losing weight. You can still wear your favorite belts, scarves, and sweaters while you are on a diet. You can still wear it up until you lose 20 pounds.

2. Don’t Buy Everything at Once

If you’ve lost more than 20 pounds, it’s ideal for you to go shopping and buy new clothes. However, try to limit your purchase up to 2 quantities per item. Since this is only the beginning of your weight loss, chances are, you are still going to continue losing weight so buying 5 pairs of jeans and shirts in one go just won’t do. You’ll only be wasting them since you’re bound to change your wardrobe all over again.

Instead, try to find the ‘comfort level’. Buy 2 pieces of jeans and shirt. If you lose more weight, you wouldn’t worry so much over tossing the jeans and shirts you recently bought since there’s only a few of them. If you still managed to maintain your current weight, then it’s time for you to buy more!

3. Redesign your Used Clothing

If you love sewing and have a deep fashion sense, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to use your creativity! Jazz up your used clothing and pair it with accessories to create a totally new outfit that put up with the latest trends in fashion.

4. Go for Resale and Thrift Stores

If you don’t mind using slightly used clothing, resale and thrift stores are a great way to save money while buying the outfits you want. Thrift stores generally don’t allow returning of items, so be sure to try your outfits on before buying and leaving the store. You can also check out for discounts, promo sales (like Black Friday and Cyber Monday) to save up.

5. Trading Your Clothes

If you have a weight loss circle around your neighborhood, try to trade your clothes to someone your size before. You can check people in your fitness class, resale shops, and social group. This will also encourage you in keeping your current weight since you are aware that your larger clothes are now gone!

It’s a norm for girls to perceive shopping as our reward mechanism for weight loss success. We’ve been dying to try those pretty clothes we saw at the mall before we reached our target weight, and now it’s in the tip of our fingers! But a little reminder, spending money is not the only way to make you look good and feel good. Get creative with your used clothing and you will  feel more positive and confident about yourself.

Top 4 FMD Compliant Condiments You Can Use For Your Salad Dressings

Some people find it challenging to have vegetables as their main course on daily basis, especially hard upon starting the diet. Being a picky eater would only put us into trouble because we will not fully receive the benefits out of the fast metabolism diet if we are to limit our food choices. A well rounded diet is the key to an enjoyable and healthy weight loss journey. Logically speaking, our meals need to have some variations so that our weight won’t get stuck.

Top 4 FMD Compliant Condiments You Can Use For Your Salad Dressings

To overcome this challenge, we become creative in the kitchen by incorporating vegetables to favorite recipes. We’ve added them to blend to our morning smoothies, our favorite soups, pizzas, and chips. However, we can’t deny that one of the most popular and basic ways to prep our veggies is by turning them into salads.

When we say salad, it means dressings as well right? So we will provide the top condiments you can use for your salads, here are our top 4 FMD Compliant Condiments you can use:

1. Coconut Aminos – All Phases

coconut aminosCoconut aminos contain fresh herbs and spices that enhance the flavor of your favorite recipes and also promotes healthy digestion and reduce inflammation. It contains micronutrients that help fine-tune your metabolism. What’s great about coconut aminos is that it’s a naturally fermented sauce and it’s entirely gluten and soy-free. This is a perfect dressing for your salad, soups, and even marinades.

2. Chipotle – All Phases

If you like to add some spice to your salad, or if you are really just a spicy food-lover then this chipotle is perfect for you! Spicy condiments like chipotle contain capsaicin that helps the release of adrenaline into our body and triggers the thermogenesis process. This process can help burn more fats and lose more weight in the process!

3. Safflower Mayonnaise – Phase 3

Hain Pure Foods Lite Safflower Mayonnaise, 24 OunceIf you are fond of white, smooth, and creamy texture and delicious taste of mayonnaise, then you opt to use this safflower mayonnaise. This mayonnaise is composed of safflower oil, and this healthy fat not only aids you in weight loss but it also improves your hair health and skin.

Avocado Hummus Dip - Phase 3

4. Hummus Dressing – Phase 3

Hummus is now known as one of the superfoods because it is loaded with protein, fiber, and carb that helps slow digestion and keep you feeling full and satisfied.

If you enjoy this post, don’t hesitate to share to your friends also know as ‘salad buddy’!

3 Fast Metabolism Diet Gift Ideas For your Dad

Father’s Day is one of the most celebrated affairs across the world as it purposely honors our modern heroes, our fathers. Father’s day is a perfect time to recognize a Father’s role in our lives who unceasingly become our provider since day one in terms of financial, stability, and physiologically speaking. Ensuring that their children receives high-quality education, security and shelter gives them a sense of pride as the head of the family.

3 Fast Metabolism Diet Gift Ideas For your Dad

Now that their special day is fast-approaching, it is our turn to give back the huge favor they continually do for us, even in simple ways. They are worth celebrating, so why not do something charming for them on their special day. Gift is but a normal tradition for such occasion. If you’re at loss on what gifts to prepare, here are our 3 unique, creative, and fast metabolism diet related gift ideas for daddies out there.

1. Non-stick Grill Pan

Since the Father’s day generally fall on summer season (in which we all love), chances are high that your father is ready for a grill party. This Grill pan is perfect for grilling foods like shrimp, scallops, fish, chicken, your favorite fruits and veggies, and among other FMD recipes. Perhaps he can start a diet with the new grill!

2. Hammock Quilted Fabric with Double Pillow Size

Daddies are most likely stressed out after a week-work. And we are aware how bad stress can be to any Dad! Stress is a great metabolism killer, it wreaks havoc to their effort in keeping healthy. So it’s time to get a relaxation tool that they deserve, a comfortable hammock to lie on suits him to enjoy this summer.

3. Go out for a hiking or Outdoor activities

If your Dad loves adventures and outdoor activities, then this is the perfect opportunity to have a family bonding outside the four walls. Your family can go on for a hiking trip, mountain climbing, beach volleyball, and others. Not only you are able to bond with Dad but also get the benefit of maintaining your family’s fitness level while engaging to such activities.

Let us pause for a moment to acknowledge our dad in shaping us up to become a better person. Without their thoughtful advice and guidance, we wouldn’t be where we are now. The fast metabolism diet community wishes everyone a Happy Father’s day and hope you have a blast.

Spicy Delectable Pork Tenderloin – Phase 3

Go fancy tonight with this Spicy Delectable Pork Tenderloin. After all the day’s hard work, we deserve some yummy, juicy dish served on the table. You’ll never go wrong with this recipe to add to your quick indulgence of meaty dinner. Go below for full instructions:

Spicy Delectable Pork Tenderloin - Phase 3This is packed with black peppercorn and spices that gives off the aromatic scent complemented with a dash of stevia for a sweet and spicy meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. whole clove of garlic
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • ½ tsp. whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp. dried sage
  • 2 tsp. stevia/xylitol
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Finely grind the cloves of garlic, bay leaves, and whole peppercorns using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle and toss with the sage, sugar, and salt. Pat the spice mixture evenly onto all sides of the tenderloin.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tenderloin and sear on all sides — about 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to the oven, and roast until the tenderloin’s internal temperature reads 140 degrees F — about 20 minutes.
  4. Transfer the meat to a clean cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve hot, room temperature, or cold.

Roasted Pork Loin with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette – Phase 3

Roasted Pork Loin with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette is an appetizing, simple and quick dish to prep for any occasion!

Savor the taste of tender juicy pork loin with roasted garlic vinaigrette on the side. Roasted garlic vinaigrette also makes a perfect dressing for your salad and appetizing dish!

Roasted Pork Loin with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette - Phase 3

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea Salt
  • 1 (3 1/2 to 4 1/2-pound) boneless pork loin
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.

For the Roasted Garlic:

  1. Cut the bulbs of garlic in half crosswise.
  2. Place the garlic halves on a sheet of foil, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Fold the foil up and around the garlic halves, making sure they stay flat.
  4. Seal the foil into an airtight package.
  5. Roast until golden and soft, about 60 minutes. Keep the garlic in the foil and let cool slightly.

For the Pork:

  1. Place the pork loin in a medium, heavy roasting pan. Season all sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the pork in the oven 30 minutes after the garlic has started roasting. Roast until an instant-read thermometer registers 140 to 145 degrees F, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. Remove the roasting pan from the oven, cover the pork loin with foil, and let rest for 15 minutes.

For the vinaigrette:

  1. Remove the garlic from the foil. Remove the cloves by squeezing the base of the garlic.
  2. Place the garlic, parsley, and balsamic vinegar in a blender. Pulse the machine until blended.
  3. Drizzle the oil into the blender while the machine is running.
  4. Add the stevia, salt, pepper, and water and blend well.

To serve:

  1. Slice the pork into 3/4-inch thick slices and transfer to a serving platter.
  2. Drizzle some of the vinaigrette over the pork and pass the remaining vinaigrette alongside the pork in a small dish.

3 Sizzling FMDC Recipes You Can Enjoy This Summer

Are you a summer bum, eagerly anticipating the summer season of the year and enjoying it to the fullest? I bet most of our fast metabolism dieters here are pretty excited to go out, bask in glory under the sun, and be caressed by the breeze. Summer is indeed a great time to do exciting outdoor activities like holding a grill party.

3 Sizzling FMDC Recipes You Can Enjoy This Summer

And because we know you’ve all been dying for some yummy, grilled recipes again this season, we’re featuring our hot and sizzling but healthy FMDC Recipes.

Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches - Phase 1

1. Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches – Phase 1

Serving: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 thick cut, bone-in pork chops (remove the fats)
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup stevia
  • ⅓ cup sea salt
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper (to taste)

For the Grilled Peach Salsa

  • 2 peaches, pitted and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 teaspoons stevia, divided
  • ½ cup slivered red onion
  • 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoons homemade barbecue sauce
  • sea salt
  • fresh basil leaves

Instructions:

1. Rinse the pork chops, pat dry and place in a freezer bag.

2. Bring the apple cider, water, ½ cup stevia and ⅓ cup sea salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir until stevia and salt dissolves.

3. Remove from heat and add a few ice cubes to cool the brine. Allow cooling completely then add to the freezer bags with the pork chops along with the rosemary sprigs, and garlic cloves. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours up to overnight.

4. Remove the pork chops from the brine and discard the brine. Pat the pork dry with a paper towel and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
5. Preheat one side of the grill to high and one side to low heat. Grill for about 5 minutes or until nice grill marks develop and then turn to the other side and grill for another 5 minutes.
6. Turn the pork chops over and move them to the low-heat part of the grill. Cook for another 10-12 minutes or until the pork chop reaches an internal temperature of 155 degrees in the thickest part of the meat.
7. Transfer to a platter and cover with aluminum foil for about 5 minutes or until temperature reaches 160 degrees.
8. While pork chops are cooking on the low-temperature side of the grill, sprinkle the peach halves on the fleshy side of the fruit with 2 teaspoons of the stevia.
9. Grill the peaches flesh side down on the high-temperature side of the grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into slices.
10. Mix the red onions with the remaining balsamic vinegar, homemade barbecue, 1 teaspoon stevia and a pinch of sea salt. Add the sliced peaches to the red onions and gently mix.
11. Top the pork chops with the peaches and onion mix and garnish with torn basil leaves.

Grilled Romaine with Toasted Almonds and Safflower Mayonnaise - Phase 3

2. Grilled Romaine with Toasted Almonds and Safflower Mayonnaise – Phase 3

Serving : 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 Romaine Heads
  • ¼ cup almonds toasted and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • optional cashew cheese for grating

For dressing:

  • 5 anchovy filets packed in olive oil minced very finely
  • 2 tablespoons safflower mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cloves of garlic grated
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Preheat a gas grill to high heat. In a medium bowl add mustard, vinegar and grated garlic and whisk to combine then add mayonnaise. Whisk until thoroughly incorporated and thickened.
2. While whisking at moderate speed, slowly add droplets of olive oil until it begins to slightly thicken then continue adding it in a slow steady stream, remember to keep whisking the entire time until all of the olive oil is used.
3. Add anchovy filets and lemon juice and whisk until thoroughly incorporated.
4. Slice each romaine head in half and brush both sides with avocado oil or oil of choice and place on hot grill grates for 2-4 minutes each side or until they have nice deep dark grill marks.
5. Pour the almonds in a small skillet over medium heat and toast shaking every so often to prevent burning until they begin to become fragrant and start to turn brown.
6. Pour them onto a cutting board and coarsely chop them. Serve 1 half of a romaine head per person with dressing and toasted almonds.

Grilled Chicken Skewers - Phase 3

3. Grilled Chicken Skewers – Phase 3

Serving: 2

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb. boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cut into large cubes
  • pinch of sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/4 c. olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh Italian parsley, plus more leaves for garnish
  • 8 skewers, soaked in water for 20 minutes
  • 4 cups cubed crusty sprouted wheat bread (Note: 1 slice bread = 3/4 cup cubed)

Instructions:

1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Marinade it in tomato paste, olive oil, garlic cloves, and chopped parsley. Add chicken and toss to fully coat. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
2. Preheat grill to medium-high. Skewer chicken and bread. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
3. Grill, turning occasionally until chicken is cooked through and bread slightly charred, about 10 minutes. Garnish with parsley.

Fast Metabolism Diet Approved Brands for Pastas

We are aware that a lot of our fast metabolism dieters are having a hard time finding FMD-compliant brands of pasta,– the one that is healthy to eat and won’t let you suffer from the horrible symptoms of gluten sensitivity. So we have compiled this fast metabolism diet approved brands guide so that you will have an idea what to buy when you’re shopping at your local grocery store.

FMD Approved Brands for Pastas
Brown Rice Pasta – Most brown rice pasta’s texture is stickier and softer than wheat pasta, so be careful not to overcook it. You can have this on Phase 1. The brands that are recommended for brown rice pasta are Tinkyada and Lundberg.

quinoaQuinoa Pasta – Quinoa pasta are harder to find than brown rice pasta, this is due to the fact that some quinoa pasta contains corn flour, which is not allowed in the diet. But this quinoa pasta from Eden Organic is only made from quinoa, and buckwheat, which are allowed in the diet. Aside from that, they are naturally gluten-free, so it’s safe to use for people with gluten intolerance.

Sprouted Grain/Spelt Pasta – Since sprouted grain and Spelt are allowed in the diet, you can also use Sprouted Grain and Spelt pasta on Phase 1/3. You can use Essential Eating which it is made of 100% sprouted grain for spaghetti recipes.

spelt noodles

For those who prefer to eat spelt pasta, then Nature’s Legacy/Vita Spelt Noodles is the one for you. And guess what? They also sell egg noodles; all the more healthy for you to eat! You can find them in grocery stores or buy them online.

konjac noodles.

Konjac Noodles – the miraculous noodles – recently, this noodles has been making a buzz in the health and fitness industry. It’s because this noodle is made up from Konjac root, which is a soluble dietary fiber This will help slow your digestion and help you feel fuller, reducing your unhealthy cravings. Haylie announced recently that it is allowed to eat in all phases. Yes, you read it right! It is allowed to eat in ALL Phases, even the carb-free Phase 2!

Just because you’re not allowed to eat wheat or gluten food products does not mean it’s the end for you. You can still enjoy making your delicious pasta, and baking your favorite recipes by switching to healthier alternatives. Expand your horizon and see all the goodness the food can bring to your health!

Chicken Skillet with Spicy Tomato Sauce and Avocado Cream – Phase 3

Want some delicious recipe to spice up your night? Try our Chicken Skillet with Spicy Tomato Sauce and Avocado Cream! Topped with your favorite smoky-spicy chipotle paired with avocado sour cream sauce to make a blending sweet and spicy flavor.

Chicken Skillet with Spicy Tomato Sauce and Avocado Cream - Phase 3

Serving Size: 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 (1 pound total) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Freshly grounded black pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce or 28 ounce of crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle pepper in adobo
  • Juice of ½ squeezed lime
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

    AVOCADO SAUCE:

  • 1/4 cup coconut sour cream (see below for instructions)
  • 1 ounce avocado
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • ½ small jalapeno pepper, seeds and membrane removed
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1  tablespoon water, as needed

Coconut Sour Cream:

For preparing Coconut Sour Cream:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, lemon juice and salt until combined.
  2. Adjust salt to taste and add more lemon, if desired.
  3. Refrigerate for about an hour before serving to allow flavors to combine.
  4. Depending on the coconut milk you buy, your sour cream might end up a little grainier than dairy sour cream. You can also strain it through a fine sieve if you want it extra smooth.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place the chicken breast halves between 2 pieces of plastic wrap or parchment and lightly pound to even thickness.  Season both sides with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper.
  2. Heat large non-stick skillet over medium high heat.  Spray with olive oil spray, add chicken breasts and brown each side, 2 minutes each.  Remove chicken from pan and set aside on a plate.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, add oil and onions and sauté, scraping brown bits with a wooden spoon, about 3 minutes or until onions are tender.  Add garlic and sauté 30 seconds more.  Add tomato sauce, chicken broth, ½ teaspoon salt, cumin, chipotle pepper and adobo sauce, stir and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium low, return chicken to pan, cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes more or until chicken is cooked through. Add lime juice.
  4. Meanwhile, to make the avocado sauce combine all sauce ingredients in a small blender and process until smooth and uniform in color.
  5. To serve: Top each chicken breast half with tomato sauce mixture, avocado sauce and garnish with cilantro.

Note: You can topped it with quinoa or wild rice to complete your meal!

3 Cardio Myths You Should Drop to Lose Weight

It is an universally accepted belief that doing cardio is the key to losing weight. We believe that eating very little next to nothing and torturing ourselves to run hundreds of miles per day will make us lose all the excess weight we carry. While it is true that cardio plays a vital part in losing weight, its just the tip of the iceberg.

3 Cardio Myths You Should Drop to Lose Weight

Cardio have tons of awesome health benefits to our body yet it is not fully acknowledged because of so much misinformation lurking around the internet. Well, it’s time to start reassessing what you believe about cardio and eliminate them to work on an effective exercise regimen as you go on each phase of fast metabolism diet.

1. Cardio helps speed up weight loss

No matter how much you’re committed to working out, if your diet is not right, then you’ll have no chance of losing weight! In fast metabolism diet, you don’t need to workout 5 to 6 times per day.

Just exercising thrice a week (perform phase-specific exercise once a day in each phase) is enough as your workout regimen. We want your energy to focus more on healing your metabolism to get rid of the fats. And we can achieve that by correcting the food we eat.

Our main goal is to correct your dietary habits and lifestyle, so take more time in preparing your meal map while incorporating cardio activity during phase 1,

2. Cardio Intensity Workout Doesn’t Matter

The intensity of your exercise plays an important role in losing weight. In fact, the intensity of your workout can help you in keeping your workout regimen despite your hectic schedules. Intense cardio workouts drive you to exert more energy than necessary, thus burning more fats in the process in a small period of time. For those who have tight schedules, we recommend you do a quick, intense workout like 15-minute brisk walking, hiking, dancing, etc, as it can actually help you in losing weight more than you think so.

Note: Be mindful that even though we recommend quick, intense workout, your heart rate should remain between 120 to 150 beats per minute, depending on your fitness level and age. Here’s a helpful guide to finding your ideal fat-burning heart rate.

3. Don’t eat before Cardio

This is absolutely not true. If you’re exercising, your body needs energy in order to have the power to work ahead– in this case, burning up pesky fats for you to shed pounds. And the only way of getting that energy is through food.

If you attempt to exercise without eating something, in hopes that your body will burn stored fats to lose weight, that’s where you’re wrong. Your body will not burn those, instead, it will tear down and burn your muscles first in order to excrete energy, storing the fats further.

Why? It’s because your body is thinking that you’re into emergency mode. Since your body is not receiving any food, it will hold on to the fats to help your body survive for days without eating any foods. And this scenario is what we’re exactly avoiding for. We don’t want that happen, we want to burn those fats and build lean muscles. So we implemented the rule of eating within 30 minutes of waking.

Are you guilty of holding on to these myths? Start shifting your mindset now in order to perform your cardio exercise during phase 1 properly. Remember that cardio is not only about running. You can do brisk walking, mountain climbing, outdoor activities, etc. Get creative!

Bacon Bundled BBQ Shrimp – Phase 3

Satisfy your meat cravings with Bacon Bundled BBQ Shrimp! It’s time for a barbecue party and relish the tasty flavor of bacon and shrimp packed in one delicious ketchup dressing!

Bacon Bundled BBQ Shrimp - Phase 3

Serving: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp. homemade sugar-free ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. stevia
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 8 slices of  turkey bacon, halved widthwise
  • 16 raw large (not jumbo) shrimp, peeled, tails removed, deveined

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  • In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix the crushed tomatoes, homemade ketchup, vinegar, stevia, and garlic powder.
  • Coat each half-slice of bacon in sauce mixture, wrap it around a shrimp, and place on the baking sheet, seam side down.
  • Bake until shrimp are cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. So good!

Note: Serve it with quinoa for one hearty and healthy meal! 

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