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Cinnamon Baked Pumpkin

Cinnamon Baked Pumpkin

Pumpkin is one of the most widely grown vegetables in the world and is popular among vegans and non-vegans alike for its antioxidant properties and vitamins commonly attributed to improved eyesight. This recipe combines the goodness of pumpkin with other ingredients found in Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program and is served for the satisfaction of the family’s meal and those who want to lose weight.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup(s) Xylitol
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 pounds pumpkin peeled, seeded, and cut into 2 1/2- to 3-inch pieces (each about 1/4 inch thick)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Mix together xylitol, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl and set aside. Put the pumpkin slices in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish and sprinkle it evenly with mixture. Cover the baking dish.
  2. Bake pumpkin for 40 minutes. After that, uncover it and stir carefully then cover and bake for about 15 minutes more or until pumpkin becomes tender.
  3. Serve and Enjoy!

 

Grilled Salmon with Fresh Dills and Limes

Grilled Salmon with dills and limes

This is a simple and delicious Japanese inspired salmon recipe and perfect for those who are at the Phase 2 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program. For more creativity and presentation, throw in your favorite fresh herbs.

Ingredients:

  • 1 salmon fillet, skin on (about 1 1/2 pounds/680 g)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL grated ginger
  • 1 green onion, chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL Xylitol
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL sea salt
  • Fresh Dill leaves
  • Lime wedges

Preparation:

  1. Preheat grill with medium-low heat.
  2. Except for the salmon fillet, combine all other ingredients in a small bowl for marination.
  3. Lather mixture on the flesh of the fillets and set aside for 5 or more minutes.  
  4. Using a grill grate, cook the salmon for about 12 to 14 minutes skin-side down or until one side is cooked thoroughly at 145 degrees Fahrenheit.   
  5. Once cooked, remove from heat and then serve with lime wedges and fresh dill leaves.

Chili Roasted Chicken Thigh

Chili Roasted Chicken Thighs

It is given that however you choose to cook your chicken meals, it would always turn out delicious. However, in this Phase 3 chicken recipe, it is much better to use boneless chicken thighs so that the cooking time will not take that long and will only use up 20 minutes of your time. Boneless chicken thighs will also result in a juicier and more flavorful meal which is perfect for dinners or special occasions. Any leftovers can also be put to the refrigerator for the next day.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pounds boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • sea salt to taste
  • fresh crushed red pepper flakes to taste
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
  • lime wedges for serving

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Put chicken on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil on all sides. Rub with chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cook chicken thighs until cooked thoroughly or for about 15 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

BAKED CINNAMON APPLE CHIPS

Apples are not only one of your most favorite fruits but also, it can be formed into chips making it a versatile food with its chewy and a little crunchy characteristic. Aside from that, it is also good for salads, soups, and other dishes which you think it might be delicious to the taste. In this recipe, it turns into a delicious Phase 1 delicacy cooked with the use of an oven.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 of your favorite apples
  • 3 tbsp. stevia
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Slice each apple into very thin slices to achieve crunchiness. Arrange two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper in line. Lay the thin slices of apples in a manner that makes one single layer.
  3. Sprinkle stevia and cinnamon over the top of each apple slices. Place inside the oven and bake for about an hour. Turn apple slices over and bake for another 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Shut the oven off and let chips cool for another hour to crisp.
  4. Serve warm or store in an airtight container.

Creamy Kiwi Green Smoothie

Creamy Kiwi Green Smoothie Phase 1

Green smoothies are a great way to load up on vitamins and minerals, especially when we are already heading towards the cold winter season. They also help you to keep you feeling full until your next meal comes.This deliciously creamy green kiwi smoothie is easy to prepare, nutritious and is perfect to have in Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program.

Ingredients:

  • 300 milliliters water
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla (25 grams)
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach (15 grams)
  • /2 peeled Kiwi fruit (35 grams)
  • 1/4 cucumber (50 grams)
  • 1/2 oatmeal (45 grams)
  • ice cubes

Procedure:

  • Put all ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend on high speed for 2-3 minutes until texture becomes smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Jicama Fries

Jicama Fries

Jicama is a juicy, sweet, and nutty vegetable with a crunch different from other vegetables of the same family. While it is most commonly enjoyed raw, this recipe uses Jicama as a fried delicacy which will really help you on your goals to lose weight. Aside from that, it is very easy and consumes little time to cook, making it a very good and tasty Phase 3 recipe.

Ingredients:

1 pc. jicama

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon garlic granules

1/4 teaspoon granulated onion

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Pinch of black pepper

Procedure:

  1. Preheat your oven 400°F.
  2. Peel the jicama and cut into a fry shape.
  3. In a medium saucepan bring enough water to cover the jicama to boil on medium heat, add the jicama and boil for 8 minutes, or until jicama is less crunchy.
  4. Drain the water put the jicama slices in a large bowl and toss with crushed pepper flakes, garlic, onion, cayenne pepper and sea salt.
  5. Place in a single layer on top of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until crispy, turning halfway.
  7. When other half is thoroughly cooked, put on a bowl. Serve and enjoy.

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.

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