May 2018 archive

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 2: Lunch, Cumin Beef Kebabs

Fast Metabolism Diet‘s Phase 2 cuts out carbohydrate-rich foods and fruits with a lot of natural sugar needed on Phase 1. Instead, this phase will focus on lean proteins and alkalizing vegetables that can build muscle and stimulate your liver. This will then help increase the food you can consume down the road.

Cumin Beef Kebabs

Phase 2: Lunch, Cumin Beef Kebabs

If you are searching for recipes you can eat in this part of the Fast Metabolism Diet, here is a dish perfect for your lunch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pound Lean Beef Sirloin, well trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 Cup Tamari
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin
  • Zest of 1 Lime
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion, cut into 16 wedges
  • 16 Small Whole Mushrooms

Directions:

  • Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl.
  • Season generously with pepper.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them for 20 minutes before you grill (you’ll need about 8 skewers).
  • Preheat the grill or broiler to medium-high heat.
  • Thread beef, onions, and mushrooms onto skewers.
  • Grill or broil, turning occasionally, about 6 minutes for medium-rare

Cumin Beef Kebabs Nutrition per serving:

  • 288 Calories;
  • 17g Fat (52.4% calories from fat);
  • 25g Protein;
  • 10g Carbohydrate;
  • 2g Dietary Fiber;
  • 72mg Cholesterol;
  • 1069mg Sodium.

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 2: Breakfast, Spinach and Mushroom Scramble

The Phase 2 of the Fast Metabolism Diet, which is also called the Protein Phase, is on Wednesday and Thursday. During these days, you are not allowed to have any fruit, grains of any kind, and no added fat such as olive oil, nuts, and avocados.

Phase 2 also limits you to a narrow range of lean proteins and white and green vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, cucumbers, green beans, etc.

If you’re confused on what to eat in the morning, here is a Spinach and Mushroom Scramble breakfast recipe:

Spinach and Mushroom Scramble

Spinach and Mushroom Scramble. Photo: hayliepomroy.com

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices turkey bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons organic vegetable broth
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and when hot, cook the ingredients for about 5 minutes until the onion is soft and the bacon cooked. Serve immediately.
  2. *Tip: I love this meal so much that I’ve been known to double the portion, have one for breakfast, and split the second over two Phase 2 snacks (because remember, your portions for protein is half the size for snacks).

 

Sources: Haylie Pomroy, Glamorable

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 1: Dinner, Chicken Sausage with Brown Rice Fusilli

PHASE 1: Dinner, Chicken Sausage with Brown Rice Fusilli

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups brown rice fusilli
  • 16 ounces chicken sausage
  • 2 cups cubed zucchini
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Prepare the pasta according to package directions, being careful to not overcook the pasta. When the pasta is done, strain and rinse. Set aside.
  2. Cut the chicken sausage into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Preheat a large nonstick skillet. Add 1 tablespoon of water and stir in the sausage, onion, and garlic. Cook on medium heat until lightly browned.
  4. Incorporate the zucchini, broccoli, salt, and pepper, and cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 3–5 minutes.
  5. Add the pasta to the skillet and toss until warmed through. Serve immediately. Enjoy this with a small dinner salad.
NUTRITIONAL INFO:
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Calories: 588.7
  • Total Fat: 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 78.0 mg
  • Sodium: 576.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 91.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.0 g
  • Protein: 30.4 g

Source: Haylie Pomroy: Metabolism Whisperer, Spark Recipes

 

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 1: Lunch, White Bean Wrap & Snack, Frozen Fruit Kebab

PHASE 1: Lunch, White Bean Wrap
 White Bean Wrap Recipe
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans BUSH’S® Reduced Sodium Cannellini Beans, drained
  • 2 small tomatoes, diced
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ⅓ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tortillas/wraps
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Place half the beans in a medium bowl; mash gently with a potato masher or the back of a fork. Stir in remaining whole beans, tomatoes, basil, garlic, lemon juice, and cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Spread on the wrap and roll up.

PHASE 1: Snack, Frozen Fruit Kebab

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 cups mixed fruit: Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, pineapple, kiwi

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Thread fruit onto wooden skewers. Place on a plate or tray, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until ready to serve (the fruit will be completely frozen in about 3 hours).

 

Source: She Wears Many Hats, Haylie Pomroy

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 1: Breakfast, Cinnamon-Apple Pancakes

CINNAMON-APPLE PANCAKES

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Makes 20 pancakes.

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a bowl, stir together the baking mix and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Gently fold in the dry ingredients, then fold in the diced apple.
  3. In a hot non-stick skillet, drop about 1/3 cup of the batter, and smooth out to make eight 3-inch pancakes. Cook until small bubbles appear and the underside of the pancake is a light golden brown.
  4. Flip and cook for a minute more. Serve with Quick Apple Compote.

Nutritional Information (approximately 1 pancake):

  • Calories: 43
  • Fat: .5
  • Fiber: .25
  • Protein: 1.5
  • Carbs: 7

 

Source: hayliepomroy.comloseweightbyeating.com