August 2017 archive

Baked Apple with Raspberry

baked apple with raspberry

Apple is one of our ever favorite fruits that we always find it hard to not live with, right?  But have you ever thought that an apple can actually be baked? This Phase 1 recipe is a sweet treat and at the same very healthy. Enjoy this snack and savor the unique flavor of this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 4 green apples, cored
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dried, unsweetened or apple juice sweetened raspberries
  • ¼ teaspoon Stevia

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the cinnamon, raspberries, and stevia in a bowl.
  3. Add the mixture to the apple accordingly.
  4. Place the apples in a glass baking dish.
  5. Bake the apple in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes or depending on the tenderness of the apple desired to achieve.
  6. Let seat and cool for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy.

Sautéed Spinach

Sauteed Spinach

Vegetable lovers out there here is a perfect dish for you. A very simple recipe which can be cooked virtually by anybody especially those who are in Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program. The best way in cooking this recipe is to drain and dry the spinach leaves as well as you can, using a salad spinner if need be, before cooking them.

Ingredients

  • 2 large bunches of spinach, about 1 lb
  • ½ cup of water
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cut off the thick stems of the spinach and allow any excess dirt to be removed by filling up a bowl or your sink with water and soak the spinach in it.  Drain the spinach and then repeat soaking and draining. Remove any excess moisture from the spinach using a salad spinner.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 Tbsp of water over medium high heat. Add the garlic and sauté for about 1 minute or until garlic starts to turn brown in color and starts to create broth.
  3. Lift the spinach using two spatulas and transfer it to the pan. Add the spinach to the pan, packing it down a bit if you need to with your hand. Do this a couple of times. Cook the spinach for about a minute with the pan covered. Uncover and turn the spinach over again. Cover the pan and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Remove the heat after 2 minutes of cooking with the pan covered and if the spinach is completely wilted.
  5. Drain any excess moisture from the pan.
  6. Sprinkle with salt to taste and serve.

Cucumber Tuna Salad Bites

Cucumber Tuna Salad Bites Phase 1

These little bites are a perfectly portioned snack, full of protein and kicked up a notch with the flavors of dill, mustard and onion. Couldn’t this dish be the easier way to enjoy any tuna recipe? If you worry about how to maintain a beautiful and sexy body, this Phase 1 recipe is for you.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. onion, raw, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. celery, raw, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh dill, minced
  • 2 cups or about 7.4 oz. cucumbers with peel, sliced (equivalent to about 16 slices)
  • 3 oz. canned wild tuna (choose boneless and skinless, packed in water, no salt added)
  • ½ tsp. yellow mustard

Directions:

  1. After washing the vegetables, chop onions, celery, and dill. Also, slice the cucumbers with skin still unpeeled.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined with the exception of the sliced cucumbers.
  3. Using a spoon, put tuna salad on top of the cucumber slices. Serve and enjoy!

Grilled Eggplant

Grilled Eggplant

Have you tried grilling veggies? Well, maybe it’s time for you to know that Eggplant is also one of those healthy vegetables which suit the process of grill cooking. Basic grilled eggplant is a simple side dish that lets the vegetable’s flavor pops out. This dish is also perfect for the Phase 2 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program, perfect for those who want a low glycemic meat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large globe eggplant (about 1 lb.), trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
  • 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil; more as needed
  • Kosher salt

Instructions:

  1. Prepare a medium-high charcoal or gas grill fire.
  2. Apply olive oil on both sides of the eggplants slices. Season with a reasonable amount of salt.
  3. A gas grill should be used with a cover on it and a charcoal grill without a cover. Grill the eggplant until golden brown-colored marks can be seen on one side or over 3 to 4 minutes of grilling.
  4. Grill the other side of the vegetable until tender marks appear or 3 to 4 minutes of grilling. The inner would be grayish and soft rather than white and hard.
  5. Serve warm or cool it down. Serve and enjoy!

London Broil with Mushroom Soup

10.) London Broil with Mushroom Soup

This Phase 2 recipe mixes the delicious taste of the mushroom soup and the succulent pieces of steak meat. High in protein, the steak used in this dish are usually marinated for a long time and then broiled at high cooking temperatures. It is also perfect to serve for every meal and any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds London broil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Prepare the London broil for later cooking.
  2. Add the garlic, mushroom soup, water, basil, oregano, and salt.
  3. Slowly cook the London broil for 6 to 7 hours.