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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.

4 Ways to Make Mother’s Day Celebration Extra Special

Now that Mother’s Day is fast approaching, most of our fast metabolism dieters are already thinking of special gifts and surprises for their moms. Mother’s day is the perfect time to honor the most valuable and influential woman in our life, the one who nurtures us with unending love.

4 Ways to Make Your Mother's Day Celebration Extra SpecialIt’s time for us to give back the love, tender care, and attention that our Moms showered us and what better way to make their day extra special than to prepare delectable and nutritious foods while ensuring their health and well-being?

Since the fast metabolism diet community honors respectable women and mothers, we thought out these 5 exotic yet memorable ideas that you can prepare yourself this Mother’s Day.

1. Prepare a Lovely Photo Album of Memories

albumDo you remember the times when mom showed you pictures of your childhood? It has become their habit to collect pictures as their memorabilia. They don’t want to miss out on any milestones in your life and so, they would love to document everything.

Likewise, surprise your mom by compiling an album of her pictures, starting from her childhood until parenthood. Personalize it by putting some of your insights as captions in every picture. We have no doubt your mother will get teary-eyed as she remembers the fond memories!

2. Give her a potted plant for her mini garden

Most mothers love to water and cultivate their own garden. Aside from the fact that it provides you and your family the freshest foods to eat, gardening helps ease the tensions in your body and makes you feel relaxed. Gardening is a good past time hobby your mother would love to venture!

3. Plan a weekend getaway for her

Since mother’s day fall on a weekend, this is the perfect time for your family to take a break from hectic work and finally get a good rest. Plan a perfect weekend getaway with your mother. You can take her out to watch a movie, or treat her for a salon and spa treatment.

4. Prepare a Healthy and Bountiful Brunch or Dinner

There’s nothing more fulfilling than to see your mother indulge in foods you tenderly prepared. Showcase your cooking skills or better yet cook a meal with your mom! Prepare a nutritious and mouth-watering brunch or dinner! You can check our fast metabolism diet mother’s day recipes now!

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

In this very special day, let’s commemorate the heroic sacrifices our mother made for us. Without these powerful women in our lives, we wouldn’t be where we are right now. Let us take this special moment to honor these dignified women in our lives.

Homemade Strawberry Bruschetta – Phase 1

These delicious and healthy sprouted grain bread covered with creamy brown rice cheese and topped with your favorite strawberry fruit makes up a light but fulfilling breakfast this Mother’s Day!

Number of servings (yield):4

Homemade Strawberry Bruschetta - Phase 1

Ingredients

  • 4 thick slices of sprouted grain bread
  • 3 cups diced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 5 tbsp stevia
  • 4 tbsp brown rice cheese

Instructions

  • Toast bread in a toaster.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over high heat. Add stevia and lemon juice and cook, stirring until the stevia melts and the mixture begins to bubble. (30 seconds to 1 minute)
  • Add strawberries and stir until juices begin to exude and the berries are heated through. (30 seconds to 1 minute)
  • Spread 1 tbsp brown rice cheese on each piece of toast. Top with the warm berries.

Buffalo Cauliflower – Phase 3

Craving for some chicken buffalo wings but want a healthier alternative? Try this Buffalo Cauliflowers!  These healthy “Cauli-wings” are easy to make and the funny and cute shapes will surely entice your children to dig in.

Buffalo Cauliflower - Phase 3

Servings: 4

Ingredients: 

Cheese Sauce:
1/3 cup coconut sour cream
2 tablespoons crumbled cashew cheese

1 tablespoon almond milk
2 teaspoons safflower mayonnaise
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Buffalo Cauliflower:
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder or more to taste
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt
8 cups cauliflower florets (from about 1 medium head)

Instructions:

For the cheese sauce: Whisk together the coconut sour cream, cashew  cheese, almond milk, safflower mayonnaise, 1/8 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes until chilled .

For the Buffalo cauliflower: Mix olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 cup water in a large bowl.

  • Add the cauliflower and toss until well coated. Spread the cauliflower on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 20 to 25 minutes or until it begins to turn to brown and just tender.
  • Mix the chili powder and lemon juice and whisk over the cauliflower and toss with tongs to coat.
  • Roast the cauliflower until the sauce is bubbling and browned around the edges (5 to 7 minutes). Serve hot with the cheese sauce.

Shrimp Pasta with Pomodoro Sauce – Phase 3

Who doesn’t love pasta? All of us are craving for sweet and delectable pasta recipes, if not for its impending risks of weight gain and other health issues, we would have long succumbed to those cravings. But fret not! The fast metabolism diet community wants you to enjoy eating healthy foods (even pastas) without worrying about sabotaging your diet!

And since we know that a Mother’s day celebration will not be perfect without a pasta recipe, we present our Shrimp Pasta with Pomodoro Sauce! Relish in the sweet perfect blend of shrimp, spices, and your homemade pomodoro sauce paired with the miraculous Konja Noodles!

These Konjac Noodles will satisfy your cravings for pasta while giving you a fulfilling sensation without ruining your diet! So what are you waiting for? Let’s start cooking this mouthwatering pasta recipe!

Shrimp Pasta with Pomodoro Sauce - Phase 3

 Serving:4
INGREDIENTS
SHRIMP:
  • 1 lb. large shrimp
  • salt, pepper, for taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided

POMODORO SAUCE:

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups diced fresh tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, cut or torn into small pieces
  • salt to taste
PASTA:

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. SHRIMP: Heat 1/4 cup of olive of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Cook until pink, about 2 minutes per side. Remove shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  2. POMODORO SAUCE: In the same pan, heat the remaining 1/4 cup of oil over medium low heat and toss the garlic in. Saute for a minute or two until it smells amazing. Add the tomatoes and broth and simmer for 10-ish minutes. The tomatoes will start to become saucy, and gradually that sauce will start to thicken. This is good.
  3. KONJAC NOODLES: Cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  4. ALL TOGETHER NOW: Add the basil to the thickened sauce and stir to combine. If it needs thickening, let it hang out on low heat for just a little while longer. Season to taste. When the sauce is ready, add the shrimp back in. Serve the sauce over top of the pasta with a little Parm, salt, and pepper.

Spicy Chili with Avocado Toppings – Phase 3

If your mother is up for healthy veggie-filled meals, then this Spicy Chili with Avocado toppings will surely suit her taste! One pound of beef bulk up with eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash and mushroom is one sure guarantee of a sumptuous, healthy, and heavenly meal.

Spicy Chili with Avocado Toppings - Phase 3

Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs ground beef 
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 gloves of garlic
  • 1 medium eggplant (400 g)
  • 5-6 plum tomatoes
  • 2 large bell peppers (red and yellow)
  • 1 medium yellow squash (250 g)
  • 1 medium zucchini (250 g)
  • 1 oz package of mushrooms
  • 1-2 jalapeños (to taste; I used a large one with the seeds and ribs)
  • 6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

1. Sauteed beef with the chopped onion until it turns brown. While they are cooking, mince the garlic and add it in. Stir and add sliced-cubed eggplants.

2. Sprinkle in a little salt to help draw out the moisture.

3. Chop the tomatoes and add them to the pot with another small pinch of salt.

4. Continue to chop (mince the jalapeño) the remaining ingredients adding each to the pot and stirring in.

5. By the time you’ve finished slicing and adding in the ingredients, the beef will be already cooked and moisture will seeping out of the veggies.

6. Stir in the can of tomato paste, spices and lime juice. Cover and lower to a simmer, cooking at least 30 minutes allowing all the flavors to merge.

7. Serve with cubed avocado and cilantro on top.

Irish Sweet Mashed Potatoes With Cabbage and Leeks – Phase 3

A healthier version of Irish Sweet Mashed Potatoes recipe, this recipe combines rich sweet potatoes with vitamin-packed greens from Cabbage and Leeks. This healthy dish is packed with Vitamins A, C, and K.

Irish Sweet Mashed Potatoes With Cabbage and LeeksIngredients

  • 900g (2lb) small sweet potatoes, quartered
  • 450ml (16fl oz) chicken stock without salt
  • 450g (1lb) leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 225ml (8fl oz) coconut milk
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 green cabbage, about 450g (1lb), cored and thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 25g (1oz) olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons snipped

Directions:

    • Place the potatoes, stock and enough water to cover in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil and cook for about 20 minutes or until tender.
    • Meanwhile, combine the leeks, milk, garlic and bay leaf in another large saucepan. Cover and bring to the boil.
    • Reduce the heat and simmer for 15–20 minutes or until the leeks are softened. Drain, reserving the leeks, milk and garlic separately. Discard the bay leaf.
    • In the same saucepan, combine the cabbage and water. Cover and bring to a gentle boil. Cook for 10–15 minutes or until tender, then drain. Squeeze dry and chop finely 4
    • Drain the potatoes and transfer to a large bowl. Add the milk and garlic, and mash. Stir in the leeks, cabbage, nutmeg, salt, pepper and olive oil. Top with the chives.

Baked Eggs Packed with Herbs and Cashew Cheese – Phase 3

Celebrate good health on St. Patricks! Dig in to this healthy, nutritious, green breakfast recipe called Baked Eggs Packed with Herbs and Cashew Cheese. Eggs served to be the perfect meal for breakfast while the herbs and cashew cheese enhance its rich flavor, making your breakfast simple yet extra special!

Baked Eggs Packed with Herbs and Cashew Cheese

  • Ingredients:
    3 Eggs
  • 1-3 tbsp. roughly chopped herbs – parsley, oregano, chives
  • 1 tbsp. shaved Cashew Cheese 
  • Handful of arugula
  • 2 tbsp.  olive oil
    Equipment: oven-proof dish and/or cast iron skillet & baking sheet

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. When oven is warm, place cast iron skillet on baking sheet. Drizzle oil into cast iron skillet and place into warm oven for at least ten minutes before prepping the rest.
3. Break eggs into a bowl, making sure to leave yolks in tact.
4. Carefully take warmed pan out of oven. Place oil into cast iron skillet and then pour in eggs. The heated skillet will immediately start cooking the eggs.
5. Quickly top eggs with herbs and cashew cheese. Place skillet back into the oven and bake for 5-8 minutes, be careful not to overcook!
6. Top with fresh arugula and rustic fresh bread. Serve immediately.

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