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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!

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Vanilla Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Vanilla Oatmeal

This recipe is best made during the night time or before you go to bed. Waking up with a rich nutrient, and at the same time, a taste bud favorite steel cut oatmeal for breakfast, which is totally a must have for you in the Phase 1 Fast Metabolism diet.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups organic steel cut oats
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups rice milk
  • 1/3 cup stevia or Birch xylitol
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. In a slow cooker, cook the steel cut oats submerged with 8 cups of water for about 7-8 hours.
  2. Sprinkle salt and stevia or Birch xylitol.
  3. Accentuate flavor with vanilla extract and ground cinnamon.
  4. Freeze it overnight. If you are cooking during the day, no need to put in the freezer.
  5. Let it defrost before eating.
  6. To add a creamy texture, rice milk is a suitable addition.

Quinoa Berry Bowl

Quinoa Berry Bowl

Having problems with cereal breakfast that does not satisfy you and leave your stomach bloated? Then this recipe is for you. Quinoa Berry Bowl is good for someone who is trying to achieve a high protein diet, healthy fat, and fiber in the Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program. This dish is particularly very convenient for individuals who need to wake up early for work and other important activities since it is easy to prepare and doesn’t consume much of your time.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup (175 to 250 mL) cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup (125 mL) strawberries, chopped
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) rice milk

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a bowl of any size, mix the cooked quinoa and berries and stir.
  2. Pour the milk on top of the mixture. Serve and enjoy.

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

A meal that is easy to prepare and cook, Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa is also rich in protein which has a  salsa just spot on that will surely satisfy your taste buds. This Phase 3 recipe is good for all occasions and for every meal of the day with your family and friends.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs salmon, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • For the Avocado salsa:
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1-2 tbs finely chopped cilantro (depending on how big of a cilantro lover you are)
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. On a small bowl, mix together the salt, chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion and black pepper. With olive oil, massage the mixture on the salmon fillets to taste.
  2. Let sit and cool it for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Heat up the grill.
  4. Mix together the avocado, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl until ready enough to be added.
  5. Grill the salmon fillets for about 5 minutes or until cooked thoroughly
  6. Furnish with the avocado. Serve and enjoy!

 

Mushroom and Chicken Soup

Mushroom and Chicken Soup

A chicken and mushroom soup recipe that is healthy and flavorful. This meal is cranked up with high healthy –fat ingredients that help your body unleash your hormones. A perfect appetizer for those who are in their 3rd Phase of the Fast Metabolism Diet program. With its unique flavor and savory taste, this meal will surely fill you while still maintaining that good body shape.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup wild black rice, cooked
  • 1/2 pound chicken breast, shredded
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup yellow onions, diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1-quart chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh parsley, garnish

Instructions:

  1. Cook the chicken, and let it simmer for 15 minutes until completely cooked.
  2. Shred the chicken into medium-sized strands and let seat.
  3. In a large pot, add all 10 ounces of mushrooms and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Add a big pinch of salt for its seasoning and let it cook for about 6-8 minutes over medium-high heat until it starts to get a brown color and releases its moisture.
  5. After the mushrooms have seared, add the red pepper, onion, and carrot and let it cook until the vegetables are soft.
  6. To finish the soup, add the garlic and thyme and then stir to blend it well.
  7. Add the stock, the shredded chicken, and the cooked wild rice.
  8. Season the whole meal with salt and pepper. Serve and enjoy!

Shrimp with Artichokes and Tomatoes

Shrimp with Artichokes and Tomatoes

If you love seafood, then this healthy and delicious recipe would be perfect for both fancy or simple dinner or lunch. Mixed with the healthy bits of artichokes and tomatoes, the recipe is perfect for Phase 3 exercises. Combined with wild rice and a delicious shrimp, the food will not only satisfy you but it will also give you the benefit of a healthy stomach.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups wild rice, uncooked
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Tomato
  • 1 can (14 oz each) quartered artichoke hearts in water, drained
  • 1 pound medium peeled and deveined shrimp with tail, thawed if frozen
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Lemon wedges, optional

Instructions:

  1. First, cook the wild rice or under the directions stated on the packaging. For the meantime, put the undrained tomatoes and artichokes in a 10-inch skillet and mix and cook it over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes or just until it boils.
  2. Add the shrimps; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or wait until it turns pink, stir it frequently. Put and stir the remaining ingredients, except lemon. For the best way in serving, put it over rice with a squeeze of lemon juice.

 

Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Warm Turkey Bacon

Spinacha and Strawberry salad with warm turkey bacon

Who would have thought that our all time favorite fruit could be turned into one great and healthy recipe? Combined with the nutritional benefits of spinach, this strawberry recipe is perfect for those who are starting the 1st Phase of the Fast Metabolism Diet program. Add to that is the mouth-watering taste of Turkey bacon all mix and made into an easy-to-make salad good for every meal of the day. Enjoy and have fun eating!!

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices Turkey bacon, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon xylitol
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Mixed the spinach, strawberries, and shallots in a large bowl.
  2. Place the slices of Turkey bacon on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes or until it becomes crispy. After letting it cool a few minutes after getting out of the oven, crumble the bacon slices.
  3. Put the mustard and xylitol in a skillet under mild heat. Stir the mixture until xylitol is dissolved.  Add the vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to accentuate taste.
  4. Add the crumbled bacon slices to the salad, pour over the bacon vinaigrette, and toss until coated thoroughly. Serve immediately.

Fennel and steak salad

Fennel and steak salad

This delicious dish is perfect for a low carbohydrate Phase 2 diet and is usually served in a hot summer day in both formal and informal gatherings. The divisive anise aroma of fennel makes the whole meal a delicious treat added to the tenderness of the beef steak.

Ingredients:

140 grams  Fennel (1 small bulb)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

230 grams Fillet mignon (large 1-inch thick steak)

2 tablespoons Onion chives (chopped)

Instructions:

  • Using a mandoline, shave the fennel to make thin slices and soak it in a bowl of water with ice so that it would make a crisping effect.
  • Mix lemon juice, salt, Dijon mustard, and black pepper inside an empty bottle of wine (or anything that would suffice) and shake until the mixture becomes emulsified perfect for making the dressing.
  • Put salt and pepper on all sides of the steak.
  • Preheat a skillet with in medium high heat with no oil or anything in it. It is advisable not to use nonstick coated cookware and use instead plain uncoated pan, and ideally one that has good heat retention (heavy bottomed, copper core, cast iron, etc) and is close to the size. Add the steak and cook one side for about 2 minutes or until the surface of the bottom turns very well brown. Flip the steak over and cook until it turns brown. Remove the steak from the pan and transfer it to a cutting board and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • While the steak is resting, drain the fennel and use a salad spinner to dry it. Put ii into a bowl full of chives.
  • Put a light dressing on the fennel and split in between two plates.
  • Slice the steak and split it between each salad. Add a little amount of dressing on top of the beef and sprinkle ground black pepper to accentuate the taste.

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