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Fast Metabolism Diet 4th of July Recipes – Part 2

Following our Fast Metabolism Diet 4th of July Recipes part 1, we give you this part 2 of the recipes series to have more options on what to prepare this weekend! Have a healthy, holiday cooking everyone! Enjoy citizens!

Sweet Potato Salad – Phase 3

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Ingredients

    • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (5 to 6 medium), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
    • 1 cup safflower mayonnaise.
    • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 teaspoon stevia
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • ¼ teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cover potatoes with water in 4-quart saucepot; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sweet potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and cool slightly.
  2. Combine safflower mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, salt, stevia and pepper in large bowl. Add sweet potatoes, celery, onion and eggs and toss gently. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs – Phase 3

bacon jalapeno deviled eggs

Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs, hard boiled and peeled
  • 1 cup safflower mayonnaise
  • 1½ tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ tsp ground mustard
  • ½ tsp stevia
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
  • 6 pieces bacon, cooked, crisp, and crumbled
  • paprika

Instructions

  1. Slice the hard boiled eggs in half, lengthwise
  2. Remove the yolks and put them in a mixing bowl
  3. Mash the egg yolks with a fork
  4. Add the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, ground mustard, and stevia  to the mashed egg yolks and stir until well combined
  5. Mix in the jalapenos and bacon
  6. Put the mixture in a ziploc bag and cut a small hole in the corner of the bag
  7. Fill each egg hole with the mixture
  8. Sprinkle with paprika
  9. Chill until ready to serve

Chili Lime Chicken – Phase 3

chili lime chicken

Ingredients:

2 – 2.5 lbs skin on chicken thighs

Marinade:

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lime zest
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped finely
  • 2 jalapeño, chopped finely
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon stevia
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder or to taste
Preparation:
  1. Rinse the chicken thighs, remove the bones, leave the skin on, and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
  2. Get a big bowl, mixing  all the ingredients of the Marinade together using a whisk. Make sure the Marinade is well combined together.
  3. Add chicken to the Marinade, make sure to stir and coat the chicken evenly. Marinate for 2 hours.
  4. Fire up the grill, brush a little bit of oil on the surface. Add a little bit of the garlic, cilantro, and jalapeno from the Marinade on top of the chicken and grill them until they turn golden brown and charred on both sides. Serve immediately

Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl – Phase 3

Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl - Phase 3

Ingredients:
Optional Toppings:
  • Thai basil leaves
  • Thai chili peppers, chopped
  • Green onions, chopped
  • Cilantro, chopped
Instruction
  1. In a pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add the chicken breast and boil until cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a plate; shred when cooled.
  2. Cook the shrimp in the broth, and then transfer to a plate.
  3. Add the coconut milk, garlic, curry powder to the broth. Mix until the paste is thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. In a separate pot, boil water and cook the noodle according to the package instructions. Drain and flush with cold water.
  6. Divide the noodles evenly between 4 bowls. Top with shrimp and chicken.
  7. Ladle the broth, as much or as little as you’d like, over the top. Garnish with toppings and serve with lime wedges.

Part 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet 4th of July Recipes Here

We especially chose these recipes to fit in to the celebration and most of all to adhere to FMD rules. But you can still enjoy these recipes at all occasions (even when 4th of July is over). Have fun!

Fast Metabolism Diet 4th of July Recipes – Part 1

fast metabolism diet 4th of july recipes

In celebration of our Independence Day, the community provided some tips on how to stay clean during the long celebration.

And now we’re up for the most exciting part, we’re about to showcase the fast metabolism diet 4th of July Recipes! We especially chose these recipes to fit in to the celebration and most of all to adhere to FMD rules. But you can still enjoy these recipes at all occasions.

Go on, be independent with your decision of healthy food choices. You are by all means free to cook these delicious and mouthwatering recipes. Happy 4th of July!

Healthy, Delectable 4th of July Fruit Salad – Phase 12

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries or Watermelon or Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple

Instructions:

  1. You can use either Strawberry, Raspberry or Watermelon in this recipe, depending on your choice. Cut the fruits into half.
  2. Cut the pineapples into chunks
  3. Arrange all the fruits to make the shape of a flag.
  4. Enjoy eating! Yum, yum!

Ground Sirloin Sliders – Phase 3

ground sirloin sliders

Ingredients

Preparation

  • 1. Remove some of the fluffy center from the buns so that they will sit well on top of burgers; set aside.
  • 2. Combine sirloin with tamari, and pepper, and form into 12 (2-inch) flat patties.
  • 3. Preheat a lightly oiled grill pan over moderate heat until hot but not smoking.
  • 4. Cook burgers over moderate heat, turning, and evenly top with almond cheese about 2 minutes per side for medium or until cheese is melted. (Use a meat thermometer to check that burgers have reached 160°.)
  • 5. Transfer the burgers to a plate, and grill the buns, cut sides down, 1-2 minutes or until toasted.
  • 6. Sandwich burgers between buns with about 2 pickles per slider.

Grilled Zucchini with Almond Cheese – Phase 3

Grilled Zucchini with Almond Cheese - Phase 3

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup almond cheese
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 6 zucchini
  • Olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Combine basil leaves, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor; pulse until well-blended.
  2. Gradually pour in 1/2 cup olive oil and Almond cheese; pulse again. The almond cheese should be very thick. Adjust seasoning with salt and black pepper, as desired.
  3. Thinly slice zucchini lengthwise; brush lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle lightly with salt and black pepper.
  4. Grill until marked on both sides and tender (about 1 minute per side); remove and cool.
  5. Roll up and secure with a toothpick.

Grilled Shrimp with Lime, Lemon and Olive Oil – Phase 3

Grilled Shrimp with Lime Lemon and Olive Oil - Phase 3

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 60 medium or large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Garnishes: additional lime and orange zest

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, combine zest of 2 lemons and 2 limes, olive oil, and chopped fresh basil. Add shrimp, sea salt, and black pepper; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove shrimp from oil; discard oil.
  3. Grill shrimp over medium heat until opaque and slightly charred (about 2 minutes per side). Garnish, if desired.

Part 2 of the Fast Metabolism Diet 4th of July Recipes Here

Shrink Your Waistline with These Healthy Snacks

Shrink Your Waistline With These Healthy SnacksDo your snacks support you in losing weight or the other way around? Prefer these snacks instead!

Snacks can be helpful in maintaining your appetite flow. It can make you full, inhibiting you from having a meal and wanting another serve, or simply from overeating. But snacks can be tricky. You might think that they’re helping you from overeating in order to not gain weight but rather cause you the opposite. So might as well be wise in choosing what to make as a snack that can amazingly keep you full before having meals but at the same time can shrink your waistline. I’m about to reveal what these snacks are – almonds and oranges!

Almonds - Shrink Your Waistline with These Healthy SnacksAlmonds are being praised to be the perfect snack for a person who’s on a diet. Almonds are 13% protein. An ounce of it or about 23 almonds, is a great source of vitamin E, magnesium, fiber, and contains same amount of antioxidants with a serving of broccoli. Nearly 20-25 almonds contain as much calcium as one-fourth cup of milk. It is also healthy for the heart with mono-unsaturated fats and are cholesterol-free.

Journal of the American Heart Association published a recent study supporting these almonds as a perfect food for snacks. How did they performed this study?

They collected participants who all had high LDL (bad cholesterol) levels and formed them into two groups with each following a healthy diet for a duration of 12 weeks. On the first six weeks, the first group was given a 1.5-ounce portion of almonds to enjoy for a snack, with the other group a carbohydrate-rich muffin. Aside from the snack, both of the groups had the same diet. And then on the next six weeks, the groups switched snacks but with the same diet.

The researchers of that study were given the results showing that when the two groups snacked on the almonds, a reduce of both their LDL and total cholesterol levels were observed. And that their HDL (good) cholesterol levels were raised, the opposite when the groups ate muffins with the result of decreased HDl levels. But what’s more interesting is that the participants’ belly fat and waist circumference shrank even though their overall body weight did not change during the times when they were snacking on the almonds and muffins.

Note that both the muffin and the portion of almonds consisted nearly same number of calories, respectively 273 and 253, and both diets had the same overall number of calories. An obvious evidence supporting the idea that what’s making a diet healthy is not just the quantity but the quality of calories. And the fact that was mentioned in this article, that almonds are a rich source of protein, fiber and vitamin E, which muffins score much lower in, suggests that nutrients played a role in the results of the study. Approved to say that whenever you want some snack, reach for those that are nutrient-rich.

Navel Orange - Shrink Your Waistline with These Healthy Snacks Valencia Orange - Shrink Your Waistline with These Healthy Snacks

Moving on, oranges (Phase 1) is also a great choice of a snack. It can support weight loss because of its nutrient content and low calorie count. Also, they have dietary fiber content, in which controls appetite. To mention some kinds, a navel orange contains 69 calories and 3.6 grams of fiber while a Valencia orange with only 59 calories and 3 grams of fiber (which is 12% of the daily needs for women and 8% for men).

These snacks may seem scientifically proven to be a perfect choice for snacks that can shrink your waistline and support your weight loss, but still, you need to follow a balanced diet, controlled calorie consumption and regular exercise in order to become successful in losing weight. Simply, don’t just count on these almonds and oranges to lose weight.

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Simple Freshly Baked Chicken Breasts – Phase 3

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Transform your dry and boring boneless, skinless chicken breasts into a delicious, moist, tender and full of flavor dinner. Fitted for you in Phase 3 of the Fast Metabolism Diet that you and your whole family will definitely love.

Ingredients:

  • Olive Oil
  • 1 or more boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Other spices or seasonings

You will need:

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 400⁰F and prepare the pan. Heat the oven to 400⁰F with a rack in the middle position. To prevent the chicken from sticking, rub the pan and one side of the parchment paper with olive oil.
  2. Prepare the chicken. Pat the chicken dry and rub with a little olive oil, if desired. Sprinkle with sea salt, pepper, and any other favorite seasonings.
  3. Transfer to the baking dish. Place the chicken breasts in the baking dish, spaced slightly apart. You can also tuck herbs or lemon wedges around the chicken for extra flavor.
  4. Cover with the parchment. Lay the parchment, oil-side down, over the chicken. Tuck the edges into the pan and press the parchment down so that it’s snug around the chicken. The chicken breasts should be completely covered with the parchment.
  5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Transfer the chicken to the oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the chicken is completely opaque all the way through and registers 165⁰F on an instant-read thermometer.
  6. Serve. Serve the chicken immediately or let it cool and refrigerate for up to a week.glasslock-ovensafesSimple Reminder: Store foods in glass to keep them fresh and safe

3 Healthy Recipes to Cook this Father’s Day

Now that their special day is coming, let us take this time to honor our father who serves as the pillar and head of our home!

Whether you are a  new dad, grandfather, or step-dad you definitely deserve a treat this month! However your children calls you – daddy or papa, you are recognized as one – the strength and provider of the family. As to celebrate this wondrous season, let the fast metabolism diet community greets our group of gentlemen a Happy Father’s Day!

3 Healthy Recipes to Cook this Father's DayIn the fast metabolism community, we recognized the dads who took a huge step and decided to choose a healthier lifestyle through the program. And now that the Father’s Day is fast approaching, let us express our love and endless support to our dad by cooking these healthy recipes to make their weekend extra special.

3 Healthy Recipes to Cook this Father's Day

Crispy Grilled Chicken Thighs – Phase 3

Ingredients

Directions

  • Combine the safflower mayonnaise, chili powder, cayenne and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat a grill to medium low. Brush the grill grates with olive oil. Place the breadcrumbs in a shallow dish, then add the chicken, turning to thoroughly coat.
  • Grill the chicken, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes per side.
  • Meanwhile, brush the tomatoes with olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Place cut-side down on the grill and cook until marked, about 4 minutes per side. Serve with the chicken3 Healthy Recipes to Cook this Father's Day Surf and Turf Gumbo – Phase 3

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 8 ounces  nitrate-free sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, quartered
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons pickling spice
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, 21-25 count, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 2 Okras (substitute for gumbo file)
  • Hot cooked quinoa, for serving

Directions:

  • In a cast-iron or other heavy-bottomed skillet, heat 1/2 cup of the olive oil over medium-high heat until very hot.
  • Add the almond flour and whisk until combined and just beginning to brown. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook, whisking occasionally, until it is a deep peanut butter brown color, 15 minutes. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat.
  • Add the sausage and cook until it is lightly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and brown in the sausage drippings.
  • Remove from the pot and place in the bowl with the sausage. Stir in the tomato paste until smooth and darkens slightly (be careful not to burn), about 1 minute.
  • Add the celery, onions, peppers and cayenne to the pot and continue to cook until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until just aromatic, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken broth and 2 cups water and bring to a simmer. Slowly whisk in the warm roux, a bit at a time, until combined.
  • Tie the pricking spice and add to the pot along with the chicken and sausage. Simmer all together until thickened and the flavors have blended, about 45 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp and okra and simmer until the shrimp are just cooked through and the gumbo has thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Discard the pickling spice bundle. Taste and adjust seasoning with additional salt and pepper. Serve the gumbo over quinoa.
  • Note: Pickling spice contains chilies, coriander, cumin, ginger, black pepper, allspice, cinnamon, bay leaves, brown mustard, cloves and turmeric. You can make your own it you can’t find it premade.

3 Healthy Recipes to Cook this Father's Day

Raspberry Oatmeal Coconut Smoothie – Phase 3

Ingredients

Directions:

  • Add coconut milk, oatmeal and coconut extract to your blender. Pulse 1-2 minutes until smooth.
  • Add frozen raspberries and continue to pulse until smooth.
  • Pour into your fancy serving glass, top with a couple of raspberries and a little shredded coconut, and enjoy!

Vanilla Almond Smoothie – Phase 3

Phase 3 is the most popular and most loved among the three phases in the fast metabolism diet. This is due to the fact that the phase is all about healthy fats indulgence.

To mention a few healthy fats, almond is known to be one of the best source of good fats. So we are featuring this Almond recipe today to add in your healthy fats indulgence diary. The Vanilla Almond Smoothie is loaded with bits of your favorite almonds!

Get your taste bud ready with this smoothie’s surprising flavor!

VANILLA ALMOND SMOOTHIE

Ingredients

Directions

Blend until smooth. Serve. Enjoy!

 

Healthy Avocado Breakfast Pizza – Phase 3

Craving for a healthy, delicious pizza?  How about a breakfast pizza loaded with protein, fiber, and tons of flavor? This Avocado Breakfast Pizza is the right recipe to ease your craving! It is simply made of sprouted grain tortilla topped with avocado as your healthy fat and egg as your animal protein. This healthy recipe is perfect to start off your phase 3!

Avocado Breakfast Pizza

Ingredients:

  •         2 sprouted grain tortillas (6 inch diameter)
  •         2 whole eggs
  •         2 tsp olive oil
  •         1 avocado, peeled and seeded
  •         1 tsp lemon juice
  •         sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Warm the sprouted tortillas in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the avocado and lemon juice. Mix well until the mixture has a smooth consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spread avocado mixture in an even layer on both tortillas. Set aside.
  4. Heat a skillet greased with the olive oil at medium heat until just hot enough to sizzle a drop of water.
  5. Break eggs and gently add to the skillet. Immediately reduce heat to low.
  6. Cook slowly until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard.
  7. Place warm eggs on top of the tortillas and season with salt and pepper as desired.

Avocado Baked with Sausage and Egg – Phase 3

For those who love Avocados,  this recipe is  the real deal! Avocado Baked with Sausage and Egg is a scrumptious breakfast, packed with protein and healthy fats you’ll definitely love to add this in Phase 3.

Avocado Baked with Sausage and Egg

Ingredients:

  •         1 avocado
  •         sausage
  •         2 whole eggs
  •         sea salt and pepper, to taste
  •         1 slice of fried sprouted-grain bread on 1 tbsp of olive oil with herbs
  •         cuckooflower

Directions:

  1. Cut avocado in half, remove the seed and scoop a bit of avocado, so you can fit more egg into it.
  2. Break egg into a bowl, using a spoon place yolk in avocado, and then carefully start to add white (if your egg is too big you won’t manage to add all the white). Season with sea salt and pepper.
  3. Heat an oven to 180*C.
  4. Place avocado with egg in a baking dish, so it won’t tilt and egg will stay in its place.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until white comes together.
  6. Meantime fry sausage cut in small pieces on 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  7. When avocado is ready place it on a plate, add sausage and cuckooflower, season with sea salt and pepper and serve with herbed toasts.

Food Substitutions in The Fast Metabolism Diet

One of the best options when you found a recipe online that has a ‘bad’ ingredient in it is to look for a food substitutions, especially when there’s only one ingredient that is not allowed in the whole recipe.

food substitution in the fast metabolism dietAs a conscious Fast Metabolism dieter who is committed to staying clean in his/her food intake, it is just correct to thoroughly check all the ingredients in a recipe to achieve great results from the diet. And when you find a forbidden ingredient in a recipe, your best response is to look for a way to replace it with an acceptable one.

To help you deal with this trouble, we’ve come up with this list of food substitutions/replacements. By following the formula here, you’ll be able to successfully create the recipes you’ve been eying to do all these years but just cannot because of the said forbidden ingredients. Now you can try replacing them with healthier ones, specially the sweetener and flavorings.

It is important that you are aware that, “not all substitutions are created equal”. You might thought that every food alternatives are good but in reality, there are some alternatives that are just disguising as healthy one without knowing that it may actually increase sodium ansugar deposits in other areas of your body. To avoid this, you need to be extra careful in improvising your recipe and in every ingredient you include to your meal plan.

food substitution in the fast metabolism diet

To completely help you fill your grocery list with healthy ingredients right for your recipe and budget at the same time, below is the table of food substitutions we prepared for you.

Foods that are not allowed in FMD Substitutions Phases Allowed
honey -stevia + water (1/32 of a tsp of stevia is the equivalent of 1 teaspoon of sugar) All Phases
wheat(e.g. bread, crackers, rolls, cereals, cakes, cookies, etc.)
wheat flour
-wheat in a sprouted form-quinoa flour, almond flour, buckwheat Phase 1 and 3
dairy products(e.g. milk, cheese, cottage cheese, butter, yogurt, Greek yogurt, whey, etc.)
butter
-avocado, Phase 3
dried fruit or fruit juices actual fruits, water, coconut water, homemade brew Phase 1 and 3
corn / corn stuff(e.g. corn tortillas, corn chips, corn cereals, corn starch, grits, hominy, polenta, sweet corn, popcorn, processed foods containing corn, etc.)
corn chipspopcorn
-tortillas (made from brown rice or sprouted grains)-Raw nuts, hummus, and gluten-free pretzels Phase 1/3Phase 3Pretzels – Phase 1/3
soy(e.g. tofu, miso, tempeh, meat substitutes, processed foods containing soy, etc.) -tamari, Bragg Liquid Aminos All Phases
refined sugar -stevia, xylitol All Phases
caffeine(e.g. decaffeinated coffee) -smoothie with cinnamon, Gingko biloba, -feverfew (herb that helps withdraw headache) Cinnamon – Phase 1 and 3
alcohol (white wine) -lemon juice, water, balsamic vinegar All Phases
vinegar -balsamic vinegar All Phases
rice -wild rice Phase 1 and 3
potato -turnip Phase 1 and 3
mayonnaise -safflower mayonnaise Phase 3
allspices -cinnamon Phase 1 and 3
oil -olive oil, grapeseed, toasted sesame and coconut oils Phase 3
salt -sea salt, onion salt All Phases
yogurt -coconut sour cream (made of coconut milk, lemon juice and sea salt) Phase 3
cornstarch -arrowroot powder All Phases
polenta -sprouted grains (like teff, quinoa, or amaranth) Phase 1 and 3
herbal teas -Non caffeinated herbal teas or Pero Phase 1
nut butter -tahini Phase 3


Be extra cautious as well that these ingredients are fit to the phase you are in. Good luck and don’t give up on that weight loss goal!

Lent Carrot Smoothie Recipe – Phase 1

This Lent Carrot smoothie will be a perfect recipe to calm your adrenals and help lower the stress hormones in your body this Lenten season.

lenten carrot smoothie

Minimizing the effects of ruining your metabolism, phase 1 foods also help ease your sensitive stomach after how many hours of food deprivation. Follow the steps below to prepare the Lent Carrot Smoothie:

Ingredients

  • 3 carrots
  • 1 mango (with peel)
  • 1 lime (without rind-cut it off)
  • 1 15 oz can lite Peaches
  • 3 cups of water

Instructions:

  • Put carrots, mango, lime, full can peaches/with juice and three cups of water in blender and blend. Chill and serve. Serving size is 1 2/3 cup.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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