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Middle Eastern Lamb Stew – Phase 3

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Middle Eastern Lamb Stew – Phase 3 (8 servings)
Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds boneless lamb meat, (shoulder cut) or 2 1/2 pounds lamb shoulder chops, deboned, trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground cilantro
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 large or 2 medium onions, chopped
1 28-ounce can fresh tomatoes
3/4 cup chicken broth
4 garlic, minced
1 15- or 19-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
6 ounces spinach
Preparation:
Place lamb in a 4-quart or larger slow cooker. Mix oil, cumin, coriander, cayenne, sea salt and pepper in a small bowl. Coat the lamb with the spice paste and toss to coat well. Top with onion.
Bring tomatoes, broth and garlic to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour over the lamb and onion. Cover and cook until the lamb is very tender, 3 to 3 1/2 hours on high or 5 1/2 to 6 hours on low.
Skim or blot any visible fat from the surface of the stew. Mash 1/2 cup chickpeas with a fork in a small bowl. Stir the mashed and whole chickpeas into the stew, along with spinach. Cover and cook on high until the spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes.

Ciambotta with Zucchini and Pepper

ciambotta with zucchini and pepper

This vegetable stew is a delicious and healthy vegetarian course that we turn to very often. What’s best in this meal is that we can use whatever vegetables we have in stock to make this dish more appealing. Ciambotta makes a perfect Phase 3 dinner with crusty bread. Serve it hot, but cold as the main dish during a hot summer day. The deliciousness and gluten-free of this vegetable course will complement any grilled chicken, fish and meat.

Ingredients

 

  • 2 tbsp. Of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 small bulbs of fennel
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 1 can of whole tomatoes in juice
  • 4 medium-sized zucchini
  • 1 lb. green beans
  • salt
  • .67 c. fresh basil leaves

 

 

Instructions

 

  • In a 5 to 6 quart Dutch oven, preheat oil on medium heat until it becomes hot.
  • Gradually add onion and fennel, while stirring from time to time, and cook for up to 15 minutes until vegetables appear lightly brown and tender. 
  • Pour in garlic and pepper and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes until pepper is becomes tender-crisp.
  • Add the tomatoes (with juice), green beans, zucchini, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir and break tomatoes using the side of spoon and cook on medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low then cover and simmer for about 25 to 30 minutes or until all vegetables are very tender.
  • Add all in except the basil. Serve and top the remianing basil.

 

 

Cucumbers: Help You Lose Weight and Stay Hydrated

Cucumbers: Help You Lose Weight and Stay Hydrated

If you aim for balance fitness, you must include three main hale and hearty routines in your daily fitness plan to successfully hit your ultimate goal. This includes: proper diet, regular physical exercise, and healthy lifestyle.

As you start your day 1 fitness plan, eagerly targeting to lose weight at the same time stay hydrated, we advise you to consume cucumbers.

If your fitness plan has also something to do with much physical fitness activities, well, cucumbers is good for you as it can aid digestion, diminish stress, and of course, reduce weight.

For some details on how cucumbers can capably help you lose weight and keep hydrated, as well as what dishes or smoothies to prepare, you may refer to our diet fitness guidelines below:

  1. Infused Water in the Morning

The old rule of thumb is to drink 8 glasses of water every day. This effective regimen is very healthy to follow especially since summer is fast approaching and it is very important to keep yourself hydrated with infused water and other healthy beverages like cucumber smoothies and other fruit or vegetable juices. To easily quench your thirst any place you go, you can actually bring a bottle of infused water with you.

  1. Quick to Prepare Breakfast

If you don’t have enough time or you don’t feel like cooking something for breakfast, you can just simply prepare apple or cucumber smoothies for your diet. Aside from the fact that smoothies are quick to prepare and has a delightful taste, it: (1) can make your skin radiantly healthy and beautiful; (2) can help you lose weight; (3) is good for digestion; and (4) can keep you hydrated.

  1. Healthy Cucumber Dish for Lunch

Cook a delicious and healthy lunch for your family with this Seared Scallops with Sauteed Cucumbers. This meal is appropriate for diabetes. It has low calories, low carbohydrates, low saturated fat, low sodium, very heart healthy, gluten free, and can help reduce weight.

  1. Finger Food for Snack

Serve this mouthwatering Tuna Cucumber for snacks! You can prepare it with in just a few minutes, and needless to say. it is also a very nutritious meal.

  1. Dinner with a Perfect Cucumber Bite

Savor this Smoked Trout and Cucumber that is also perfect for dieters. Quick to prepare, so less hassle for you.

Exercises

If you need to maintain a proper diet in order to attain your desired body, you also need to execute daily proper exercise.

Home: Do some squats, stretch or raise your arms and legs, move around your house, do some household chores that could make you move all your body parts and more. After doing your daily fitness routine in your house, prepare some cucumber meals, snacks and smoothies to make you feel hydrated.

Gym: Focus on enhancing your body posture and building a good healthy physique. Don’t forget to bring a bottle of infused water, cucumber smoothie or any other healthy beverages that could help you satisfy your thirst and regain your energy for more fitness activities to complete.

Yoga: After accomplishing the fitness routines and activities you’ve planned, try to do yoga afterward to calm your body muscles and help you relax. Yoga can also help you lose your body fats.

Sleep: One of the most important things to do after a tiring day is to rest and take enough sleep. If you follow a good sleeping schedule, you’re actually boosting a healthy lifestyle. Sleep must not be taken for granted because, without it, you won’t have enough time to rest your eyes, mind, other senses and more.

Shrimp with White Beans and Cashew Cheese – Phase 3

Shrimp with White Beans and Cashew Cheese is a Tuscan-inspired stew recipe that will make a perfect romantic supper for two, though it can easily be doubled.

Shrimp with White Beans and Cashew Cheese - Phase 3

You can also enjoy its leftovers with a piece of sprouted grain bread to serve as your healthy snack. Chop the fresh fennel fronds and stir a little into the shrimp mixture, top a fresh salad, or make a pesto.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 cup finely chopped fennel bulb
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 cup chopped  tomato
  • 3/4 cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can unsalted cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ounce crumbled Cashew cheese (about 1/4 cup)

Directions: 

  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  2. Add fennel, onion, and oregano; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add tomato; cook 2 minutes. Add stock, beans, and bay leaf. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Gently stir in shrimp; cook 2 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove bay leaf; discard. Stir in parsley and pepper. Sprinkle cashew cheese over top.
  4. Serve and enjoy eating!

8 Healthy Fruits and Veggies this Summer Season

Now that the June Solstice is fast approaching, I bet almost all of our fast metabolism dieters are excited for this season! June Solstice marks the official start of summer! It is expected that almost all of our dieters are already booked for their various summer getaways, vacation and trips!

8 Healthy Fruits and Veggies this Summer SeasonBut before you get super excited with these summer getaways, make sure to stay healthy and fit to avoid dehydration and avoid acquiring skin diseases. And so to help you stay healthy this summer season, here are some healthy fruits and veggies you can indulge to keep yourself hydrated and refreshed under the scrutinizing heat of the summer sun.

berry

  1. Have a Very Berry Boost

If you wanted to lose more weight and keep-up with your fast metabolism diet journey this summer, having a berry boost is one of the best indulgence! Have a cup of mixed berries as your snacks. Blackberries (Phase 1 and 3), blueberries (Phase 1 and 3), strawberries(Phase 1) are rich in antioxidants that helps prevent damages to our tissues and reduces the risks of age-related illness. These berries are also tops with fiber that helps keep our cholesterol low and prevent cancers.

cucumbers

  1. Cucumbers – All Phases

Cucumber’s harvest season starts from June to November, so there is no doubt that this crisp and cool veggies are perfect for the summer season! There are many uses of cucumbers you can apply to. Some of the recipes you can make are salads, smoothies, and they can be a substitute for celery in tuna and chicken salad recipes. Cucumbers contains silica, which improves your skin’s healthy condition and complexion. It is also a good source of fiber, potassium and magnesium.

peaches

  1. Peaches – Phase 1 and 3

Peaches has a sweet and almost tangy taste that is a perfect blend in making healthy smoothies and other beverage. For a healthy summer treat, you can have some slices of peaches with some other fruits or in smoothies.

summer squash

  1. Summer Squash – Phase 1 and 3

Summer squash has a soft and almost creamy quality compared to the winter squash. It’s mild taste works well with basil, rosemary and thyme herbs. It is also an excellent source of Vitamin C and rich omega-3 fatty acids.

pears

  1. Pears – Phase 1

Pears’ soft texture and sweet taste makes it a perfect fruit this Summer season.  Pears are a good source of Vitamin C and Copper.  Another property of Pears is it’s mild flavor. The mild flavor in Pears lets it blend with a variety of recipes.

apricots

  1. Apricots – Phase 1

Apricots’ sweet, smooth and faintly tart taste makes them the perfect addition to your summer meals. Apricots are also rich in Beta-carotene and lycopene, which is good for your heart. It is also rich in vitamin A, an antioxidant that helps with your vision and cellular growth.

figs

  1. Figs – Phase 1

If you want to bake this summer season, this fruit is probably a must-try because of its chewy texture. Figs are also good in roasting. It makes a sweet and tender treat and is a good source of dietary fiber.

okra

  1. Okra – Phase 1 and 3

This summer season, Okra is a perfect veggie in making soups and stews because of its subtle taste. It also enhances the flavors of tomatoes, onions, shellfish and other fish recipes you’ll be cooking this summer. Okra also contains insoluble fiber that is essential in your digestive health.

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

The fast metabolism diet recipes, the fast metabolism diet phase 1 recipes

 

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

The fast metabolism diet recipes, the fast metabolism diet phase 3 recipes

 

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

 

Beef Tagine with Butternut Squash – Phase 3

Beef Tagine with Butternut Squash – Phase 3, the fast metabolism diet phase 3 recipe, the fast metabolism diet recipes

A “tagine” is a North African stew of spiced meat and vegetables prepared by slow cooking in a shallow earthenware cooking dish with tall, conical lid. The tagine’s conical shape makes a uniquely moist, hot cooking environment for the dish being cooked.

So now, we’re going to try a recipe with Tagine. Introducing Beef Tagine with Butternut Squash – Phase 3 of the Fast Metabolism Diet. Enjoy!

Beef Tagine with Butternut Squash – Phase 3
INGREDIENTS
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (1-pound) beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 shallots, quartered
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup  chicken broth
1 (14.5-ounce) tomatoes
3 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash (about 1 pound)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
PREPARATION
Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add beef; toss well to coat.
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add beef and shallots; cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes. Add squash; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until squash is tender. Sprinkle with cilantro.