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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
  • 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.

Spicy Shrimp and Peppers with Pasta – Phase 3

Spice up your Phase 3 weeknight with this filling and tasty family dinner recipe, Spicy Shrimp and Peppers with Pasta.

Ingredients easily blends together in no time that features tender shrimp, veggies, whole wheat pasta with just the right amount of heat.

Spicy Shrimp and Peppers with Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Simply Organic Seasoning or Italian seasoning (you can get the recipe for homemade Italian Seasoning here)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces uncooked quinoa pasta
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute the mushrooms, peppers and shallot in oil until tender. Add garlic and pepper flakes; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, Italian or organic seasoning and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, cook quinoa pasta according to package directions. Add shrimp to sauce; cook and stir for 5-7 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
  4. Drain the quinoa pasta; stir into sauce. Heat through. Sprinkle with parsley.
    Yield: 4 servings.

Did You Know that Eating Spicy Foods can Actually Help you Lose Weight? Here’s Why!

Do you find yourself often sprinkling your meal with chili pepper? Awesome-sauce news to all dieters who are spicy lovers! Researchers from Wyoming unlocked a beneficial ingredient from chili peppers that aids you in losing more weight (you can found the news here)

Spice up and Lose Weight With Chili Peppers and RecipesCapsaicin, which is the main ingredient found in chili peppers, creates a burning sensation in the inner walls of our body and it helps the adrenaline released into our blood stream, which triggers our body to turn on the thermogenesis process inside our body. Thermogenesis is the process of turning the bad, unhealthy white fat into a fat burning brown fat and breaking them down, and when you exercise, your body will be burning off the bad white fats in your body and increasing your energy expenditure (with the help of the brown fat) in the process.

Aside from that, the capsaicin regulates our energy, body temperature and appetite. Capsaicin helps decreased our sweet and salty cravings because it stimulates the protein pathway called transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) in our stomach. This receptor is known to activate the nerves in our stomach to tell that our body is now full or have had enough food intake. Here is a statement from Amanda Page, a professor from University of Adelaide’s School of Medicine:

“We discovered that deletion of TRPV1 receptors dampens the response of gastric nerves to stretch – resulting in a delayed feeling of fullness and the consumption of more food,” Page explained.

It’s definitely thrilling to know that we can lose weight while enjoying our favorite spicy recipes with chili peppers . There’s more reason to love your spicy foods, and not feeling guilty at all! Check out our fast metabolism diet spicy recipes here.

Phase-Specific Fast Metabolism Diet Recipes

Trying to find healthy and delicious phase-specific fast metabolism diet recipes? The Fast Metabolism Diet Community makes that easy for you, we listed down our collection of recipes allowed for each phase of the fast metabolism diet. Have fun, try these recipes that suit to the current phase you are in now and see the results in your body afterwards.

Phase 1 Recipes

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Hot Apple Cider

Easy, Healthy Baked Chicken Breasts

 

 

 

 

Phase 2 Recipes

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EGG WHITE PUFFS

Broiled Lamb Chops

Lean & Spicy Taco Meat

 

 

 

 

Phase 3 Recipes

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Smoked Salmon & Avocado Hand Rolls

Avocado Green Smoothie

Skinny Breakfast Sausage

Frozen Peach Flax Smoothie

Peaches & Coconut Oatmeal

Anabolic Muscle Bowl

Hard-Boiled Egg Whites with Avocado

Slow-Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup

Halibut With Lentils and Mustard Sauce

Beef Tagine with Butternut Squash

Boneless Pork Chops with Mushrooms & Thyme

Wild Rice Pilaf with Pine Nuts

Kefta

Middle Eastern Lamb Stew

 

5 Powerful Ingredients in Speeding Up Your Metabolism

It is a common concept that maintaining a healthy body requires perseverance, discipline, and commitment. Eating the right food is the biggest aspect that helps metabolism to function well. But sometimes no matter how much we adhere to the program, our metabolism won’t cooperate the way we want it to be. In short, this is not as easy as pie! So how do we speed up and boost our metabolism to burn fats away?

5 Powerful Ingredients in Speeding Up Your Metabolism

These 5 powerful foods will help you reduce your inflammation, regulate your appetite, and most of all increase your metabolic rate to burn fats and lose weight faster.

1. Lemon Juice

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If you got bored in drinking plain water, we recommend you add lemon juice, or zest for variation. Not only because it’s good for your digestion. but drinking lemon juice before your meal helps lower your blood sugar levels and since lemon is rich in polyphenols, it helps to suppress your body weight and fat accumulation. Try to squeeze some lemon into your water or dish.

2. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a great ingredient to pair with your herbal teas or morning beverages. Cinnamon keeps you feel fuller, longer, and satisfied, lessening your chances of food cravings. It also keeps your blood sugar levels in check.

3. Cayenne Pepper

Are you a spicy food lover? A great news is waiting for you! Studies revealed that the phytochemical capsaicin increases your metabolism and fat burning rate. Not only it spices up your food and flavor but it also spices up your metabolic rate! You can read the whole news here. We encourage you to cook your favorite spicy recipes today!

4. Turmeric

One of the key factors that hinderes us in losing weight is inflammation. But fortunately, we have turmeric to counter this. Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that help fight inflammation, reduce the risk of obesity and heal other ailments.

5. Flax Seeds

One of our favourite healthy fats, flax seeds are a great source of healthy omega acids that balances our hormones and inflammation. It also contains fibers to help you keep your cravings under control. Flax seeds are great to incorporate in your smoothies, especially in Phase 3.

Get the benefits of these 5 superfoods, get them from your nearest market today and you will be amazed how good you feel after including them in your diet!

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.

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