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Roasted Curried Chickpeas with Rosemary and Thyme – Phase 3

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Ingredients

  • 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed, drained and dried well
  • 1 tablespoon freshly-grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  2. Place the well-dried chickpeas to a rimmed baking sheet and roast them for 10 minutes. Then take the pan from oven and using a spatula, loosen up the chickpeas that stick to the bottom of the pan. Put the pan back to the oven and roast for additional 10 minutes until chickpeas are crisp.
  3. Check the chickpeas if they’re ready by pressing with your finger. The chickpeas should be crisp on the outside while soft in the inside.
  4. Mix the paprika, olive oil, cumin, curry powder, salt, rosemary, thyme and lemon zest in a medium-sized bowl. Add the roasted chickpeas to the bowl and toss them carefully until the chickpeas are well coated. Place the chickpeas to the baking sheet and roast for additional 4-5 minutes. After taking out of the over, allow 2-3 minutes to cool off. Serve warm.

Serves 3 1/2 cups

Baked Salmon with Asparagus – Phase 3

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Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets (It is about 4 once each)
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 16 Asparagus spears
  • 2 (40g) slices of onions
  • 4 slices of lemon
  • 1 tsp Fresh Parsley, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, add the salmon and 1 tbsp of olive oil, then sprinkle it with salt, pepper and dried oregano.
  3. Use two sheets of foil, big enough to wrap your salmon and asparagus.
  4. Place about 8 spears of asparagus on the sheet of foil and layer your fillets over asparagus.
  5. Top them with 2 slices of onion and 2 lemon slices.
  6. Wrap the sides of the foil inwards over the salmon, and then fold the top and bottom of the foil to enclose.
  7. Place your foil packets in a single layer on a baking sheet. Then bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Don’t overcook.
  8. Unwrap the foil and use a large spatula to transfer the foil packets to your plate, serve warm.

Almond Buttered Pork Chops – Phase 3

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Wondering what to cook for your Phase 3 meal this week? No worries, we got you covered. Try out this Almond Butter Pork Chops. Relatively easy to cook and yummy to eat, this recipe promises an enjoyable and fulfilling meal.

Ingredients

4 SERVINGS

  • 1 tablespoon
  • 2 1½”-thick bone-in pork rib chops (8–10 ounces each)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 sprigs of sage
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • coconut oil

Directions

  1. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet on a medium-high stove temperature.
  2. Season pork chops with salt and pepper then cook until bottom side is golden brown.
  3. Flip to other side then keep on turning until both sides are golden brown. Cooking time will depend on thickness of the chops.
  4. Remove pan from heat, add on sage and garlic to butter then tilt skillet and spoon foaming butter and drippings over pork chops.
  5. Transfer pork chops to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes.
  6. Cut away bone and slice pork about ¼” thick. Serve with any juices from the cutting board spooned over top.

 

Chipotle Grilled Chicken – Phase 3

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Craving for something spicy and clamoring for an exciting meal? Try out this Chipotle Grilled Chicken recipe and enjoy a hot and spicy dinner, a-la-mexican style.

Ingredients:

Chipotle Grilled Chicken

  • 4 6-8 ounce (about 1 1/2-2 lbs total) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pink himalayan sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder or if you want to tone down the heat
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 small (or 1 large) sweet potatoes peeled and diced into 3/4-1 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon pink himalayan sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Roasted Green Beans

  • 12 ounces green beans (stems cut off)
  • 3/4 teaspoon pink himalayan sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

For the Chicken

  1. Combine salt, pepper, and seasonings into a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Lay chicken breasts out onto a sheet pan lined with foil. Season with spice mixture until evenly coated.
  3. Lightly pat spices onto the chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.
  4. When ready to grill, preheat grill to medium-high heat. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and place onto the grill presentation-side-down. Cook for 2 1/2-4 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.
  5. Remove foil from sheet pan and place chicken onto the clean pan. Cover with clean foil and let rest for 5-10 minutes.

For the Sweet Potatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place diced sweet potatoes onto a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper (to taste) and evenly coat the potatoes with oil and salt/pepper.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until tender.

For the Green Beans

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Lay greens beans onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper (to taste).
  3. Toss the green beans and then bake for 15 minutes, or until tender.

Have a spicy, hearty, healthy meal!

Sweet Melon Kale Elixir – Phase 1

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Enjoying a glass of this green miracle of a smoothie is a great way to jump-start your morning. Mixed with honey-dew melon, you will sure love this sweet drink of good health. Read on, have a go, and enjoy this Sweet Melon Kale Elixir – Phase 1 recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups of honeydew melon
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1/2 medium apple (peeled, cored, and cubed)

Directions:

  1. In a blender,puree honeydew melon and ice cubes.
  2. Add in kale and apple and blend until very smooth, add a little bit of cold water if needed and serve.

Makes: 2 Servings

 

 

Chocolate-Dipped Vanilla Bean Macaroons – Phase 3

Serves: 3 Macaroons

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Serving Size: 3 macaroons

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (250 mL) raw almonds, ground into a fine meal
  • 1½ cups (375 mL) unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • ½ teaspoon plus ⅛ teaspoon (2.5 mL) sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon (2 mL) ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup (125 mL) stevia
  • ¼ cup (2 ounces/60 g) coconut butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3½ ounces (100 g) cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) virgin coconut oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 275°F (140°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Line a large plate with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the ground almonds, shredded coconut, salt, cinnamon, stevia, melted coconut butter, and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined. The dough will be thick and sticky.
  3. With a 2-tablespoon (30 mL) retractable cookie scoop, scoop a ball of dough and pack it in so the top is flat. Release the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the dough, setting the macaroons about 2 inches (5 cm) apart on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, then rotate the pan and bake for 10 to 15 minutes more, until the macaroons are a bit golden around the edges. Watch them closely during the last 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Let cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then carefully transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  6. In the top of a double boiler, melt the cocoa powder and coconut oil together over low-medium heat, stirring frequently until smooth. (Alternatively, melt them together in a small pot over low heat, stirring frequently.) Turn off the heat.
  7. Dip the flat base of each cooled macaroon into the chocolate and twirl the macaroon until the base is coated in chocolate. As you dip them, place each macaroon onto the parchment paper-lined plate, upside down, so the chocolate coating is facing upward. Freeze the macaroons for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the chocolate has hardened.
  8. Flip each macaroon chocolate-side down and drizzle the remaining chocolate on top (reheat the chocolate until liquid, if necessary). Freeze for 5 to 10 minutes, until the chocolate drizzle is firm.
  9. Store leftover macaroons in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. You can also wrap the macaroons in foil, place them in an airtight container or freezer-safe zip-top bag, and freeze for up to 1 month.

5 Christmas Gift Ideas For Fitness Lovers

After celebrating Thanksgiving Day, the Christmas season officially starts. It is time to start drafting your Christmas list and racking your brain as to what gift best fits the special people on your list. And since FMDC is an advocate for healthy lifestyle, we are all for giving something that’s not only memorable but also ideal health-wise . Below are Christmas gifts items we can give to our friends and relatives who are fitness enthusiasts.

5 Christmas Gift Ideas For Fitness Lovers

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1. Water Bottle that Tracks Your Hydration

We all know how proper hydration is important to our body. Water helps nourish your body and restore your health. If you find yourself having a hard time meeting your water requirement, this durable water bottle is perfect for you! This bottle is BPA-free and has 24-ounce water capacity. It has a built-in water intake meter that lets you track your water consumption every day.

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2. Adjustable Dumbbell System

One of the problems, if we chose to exercise at home, is the amount of house area gym equipment occupy, especially those set of dumbbells, as we do strength training on Phase 2. Higher weight means longer dumbbells and more space. But fret not, we’ve got the perfect solution for you. This adjustable dumbbell system has a selector pin that lets you change its weight in 3-pound increments. It’s more compact and balanced than traditional dumbbells and it’s padded handle provide wrist protection.

3. Smoothie Bottle Blender Maker

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Having too many accessories just to make your smoothie and then the hassle of  transferring it to your sports bottle? Cheer up, this all-in-one solution water will let you blend your favorite smoothie right, and straight into your sports bottle!

4. Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band

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This beautiful creation of an innovative mind will encourage you to maintain an active lifestyle throughout the day. This fitness band will blink a red bar when you’re inactive for a period of time. A great way to encourage you to keep moving!

5. Fast Drying, All Weather Sockssocks

 

These lightweight, breathable socks will keep your feet warm in the coldest winter, not only that, it will also cool your feet during summer and will never slip or budge. The manufacturers of these socks came from Vermont.  They carefully designed and manufactured these socks under extreme weather conditions to test its durability.

Get A Glimpse Of Our Mouthwatering Thanksgiving Recipes!

This Thanksgiving 2016, the fast metabolism diet community is in one with you in celebrating this festive season. The community is incredibly thankful to all of you, our loyal dieters, who take part of this movement towards a healthy lifestyle. We are able to build a strong community that promotes healthy eating habits, encouraging our family and friends in doing the same.

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Taking that leap of faith to embark a healthy journey and leave our unhealthy habits for good. We’ve also witnessed how we were able to support one another during our worst times, encouraging everyone not to give up and keep trying. If it weren’t for your hard work and dedication, we wouldn’t be able to attain our community’s success. And we’re incredibly grateful for that.

The community firmly believes that everyone can take part in celebrating without feeling the guilt of ruining their diet. And so, we’ve taken the time to prepare a delectable Thanksgiving recipe eBook that you can cook for this momentous season. These Thanksgiving recipes are carefully chosen to ensure that you only get appetizing yet healthy foods to satisfy your indulgence.

Take a sneak peek of our mouth-watering Thanksgiving recipes below!

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Cheesy Turkey Meatballs – Phase 3

Imagine cheese melting into your mouth with every bite you take from a flavorful turkey meatball. Sounds heavenly right? The best part is, it’s healthy too! So what are you waiting for, try out our new recipe now! A truly delectable main course this Thanksgiving Day!
Serves: 6
Serving Size: 4 meatballs
Ingredients:

  • 20 oz. ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup sprouted wheat bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp. Almond milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. loosely packed fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • 4 oz. cashew cheese, cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cup of crushed tomatoes
  • Parsley leaves, for garnish
  • Grated Cashew Cheese, for garnish
  • Sprouted Bread or Konjac Noodle Pasta, for serving

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine turkey, bread crumbs, almond milk, egg, garlic, rosemary, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  2. With a 2-tablespoon scoop, scoop turkey mixture and press 1 cube of cashew cheese into the center, sealing meat tightly around cheese. Repeat with remaining turkey mixture and cheese.
  3. In 12″ skillet, heat oil on medium-high. Add turkey meatballs; cook for 10 minutes or until browned on most sides. Add crushed tomatoes.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 12 minutes or until meatballs is cooked through.
  5. Garnish with parsley and grated cashew cheese. Serve with bread or over pasta.

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As we end this post, we leave you a question, what are you thankful for?

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