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Creamy White Strawberry Ghost – Phase 1

Your kids will surely gasp in delight as they eat these adorable yet delicious creamy white strawberry ghost treats! Your kids and guests will surely love these juicy fruit packed with a luscious heavy cream mixture.

CREAMY WHITE STRAWBERRY GHOST – PHASE 1

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen of a creamy white strawberry ghost.

Serving Size: 1 coated strawberry

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Mix equal amounts of egg whites with rice milk to make a low-calorie heavy cream substitute. Mix the ingredients until there are no more lumps in your mixture.

2. Wash strawberries and gently pat with paper towels until completely dry.

3. Dip the Strawberries in the heavy cream mixture and freeze for 30 minutes.

4. In a microwave, melt 1/2 cup of raw cocoa powder until smooth. Dip a toothpick into melted chocolate and draw a mouth and eyes on each ghost. You can also draw ghost’s tails.

5. Serve and enjoy eating!

Delectable Pumpkin Dip – Phase 1

Tired of using the same condiments on your favorite snacks and salads? Try this spooky yet delectable Pumpkin Dip! The unique blend of pumpkin, brown rice cheese with a pinch of sweet stevia makes it a perfect dip for your apple slices and homemade cookies this Halloween season.

DELECTABLE PUMPKIN DIP – PHASE 1

Delectable Pumpkin Dip Serving Size: 2 tablespoon dip and 2 apple slices

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) brown rice cheese
  • 1/2 cup stevia
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 24 apple slices

Directions: 

  1. Place first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.
  2. Add cinnamon, and beat until smooth. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Serve with apple.

Spooky Raspberry Chocolate Pudding – Phase 3

This spooky raspberry chocolate pudding has a rich chocolate taste and is very smooth and silky blended with tangy flavors of raspberry. It’s dairy and egg-free that can also be served as a chocolate dip.

SPOOKY RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE PUDDING – PHASE 3

Serving Size: 1 cup of Spooky Raspberry Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 cups of raspberries
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 4-6 drops stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice (from squeezed lemons)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil

Directions: 

  1. Blend all but the coconut oil until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the oil and blend again to incorporate.
  3. Chill for at least 4 hours or cold and thickened.
  4. You can add chia seeds and raw cacao nibs as toppings. Serve and enjoy!

Jack o Lantern Fruit Salad Recipe – Phase 1

If you’re up for some super-quick, bake-free recipe to enjoy this Halloween, then this Jack o Lantern Fruit Salad is your life-saver recipe! No baking or cooking needed to create this recipe. You just have to chop fruits, assemble them, and voila! You already have your spooky and appetizing fruit salad in Phase 1! An easy, dipsy treat!

JACK O LANTERN FRUIT SALAD RECIPE – PHASE 1

Serving Size: 1 Jack o Lantern fruit salad. 

Ingredients: 

  • Assorted fruits, strawberries, pineapple, mangoes,  apples, or any fruits allowed in Phase 1.
  • Oranges
  • Mint leaves

Directions: 

1. Chop the assorted fruits and mix them in a large bowl. You will need about ½ cup per orange.

2. To carve a pumpkin cup, slice off the top of the orange, using a knife to loosen the edges, scoop out the inside of the orange with a spoon. Toss the juice in with the fruit.

3. Carve a small jack-o-lantern face in each orange.

4. Fill each orange with fruit and replace it’s top.

5. As a finishing touch, garnish each top with mint leaves for stems. Serve and enjoy!

 

Cheesy Monster Eyes – Phase 3

Trick or Treat parties are commonly filled with sweets, and while sweets are especially good and tasteful to our buds, too much consumption will lead in depositing more fats in our body than losing them. So why don’t you make a healthy snack that you and your child can enjoy without ruining your diet? Try these savory Cheesy Monster eyes packed with only four simple ingredients.

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These cheesy and fluffy Monster Eyes bites are incredibly easy to make. You can use this as a bonding session with your kids as you bake these.

Yields: 4 1/2 dozen

Serving Size: 2 Cheesy Monster Eyes

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Combine baking mix, sausage, and cheese in a big bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon until blended.

3. Shape sausage mixture into 1-inch balls, and place on lightly greased baking sheets. Press 1 olive deeply into each ball. Reroll using the palms of your hands if you need to reshape. Bake at 400° for 22 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove baking sheets from the oven using oven mitts.

4. Freeze Monster eyes for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy eating!

6 Low Carb Vegetables that Can Help Diabetics Stabilize their Blood Sugar

Those suffering from diabetes require a low sugar, low carbohydrates and low fat diet. For diabetics, your meal plan should be composed of healthy and wholesome food.

6 Low Carb Vegetables that Can Help Diabetics Stabilize their Blood Sugar

These are the six low-carb vegetables that you can incorporate in your diet. They are diabetics-friendly and are also a good source of vitamins and minerals, with fewer calories.

  1. Spinach  – These green, leafy vegetables are rich in antioxidants that helps manage high blood pressure. Spinach also has flavonoids that are anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents. The good news is, a half cup of cooked spinach, only has 3.5 grams of carbohydrates.
  2. Red Bell Pepper – With only 3 grams of carbs, for half a cup, you should definitely eat more red bell peppers. They’re a good source of vitamin A, C, K and B6. Aside from being rich in antioxidants, red bell pepper are also full of folic acid.
  3. Cucumber – It contains caffeic acid that relaxes skin irritations and prevent swelling, cucumbers are a go-to-vegetable for diabetics. Cucumbers contain lots of potassium, magnesium and fiber that help in lowering blood pressure. They contain 2 grams of carbs in half a cup.
  4. Romaine Lettuce – A good source of beta carotene and vitamin C. Romaine Lettuce helps in lowering cholesterol and has potassium that can lower blood pressure. It only has 1.5 grams of carb per cup of serving.
  5. Green Pepper – It’s a good source of vitamin A, C and K plus they’re rich in folic acid that reduces the levels of homocysteine which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Only has 2 grams of carbs for half a cup.
  6. Okra – High in fiber and protein, okra is a good source of glutathione which helps our immune system. Only has 3.5 grams of carbs in half a cup of cooked okra.

Lobster Asparagus Salad – Phase 3

This delicious Lobster Asparagus Salad features a succulent lobster tossed with chopped asparagus and tomatoes in a light lemon dressing.

lobster asparagus salad

Yields: 2 servings

Lobster Asparagus Salad Serving Size: 1 salad 

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz fresh cooked lobster, chopped (from 2 1-1/4 lb lobsters)
  • 3 1/2 cups chopped asparagus
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (from squeezed lemons)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tbsp diced red onion
  • 1 basil leaf, chopped

Directions:

  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, add the asparagus and cook until tender yet firm, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to stop it from cooking further. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  3. In a large bowl combine the asparagus, lobster, tomatoes, red onion, basil and dressing. Divide equally in 2 bowls and eat right away.

Note: You can pair it with grains like quinoa or wild rice to complete your breakfast/dinner meal.

5 Astounding Health Benefits of Almond Milk

Eliminating milk as part of our morning beverage and dairy products has been difficult for us at first. But thankfully, there are alternative type of milks that can be used as substitute that are also way healthier meeting our calcium requirements and aids in weight loss contrary to dairy products. One of the best healthy foods we substitute over dairy products is the almond milk.

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Almond milk may be dairy-free and contains less calcium, but it contains nutrients and vitamins our body can greatly benefit into. For one, almond milk is a healthy fat richer in omega-3 that aids in weight loss, among others.

In this blog post, you’re about to find out why you should incorporate almond milk to your diet. Here are the top 5 astounding benefits you get from drinking this healthy milk.

1. It helps lower down blood pressure

Almond milk contains the exact same amounts of minerals and vitamins you can find in soy and dairy products. It contains vitamin D and phosphorous that helps promote blood flow circulation and frees the blockage and clog in your veins that cause blood pressure.

What’s great about almond milk is it is naturally soy-free and lactose-free. So it’s safe to consume whether you have an intolerance problem or not.

2. It Lowers Down Your Risk to Heart Disease

It has no cholesterol, sodium, and saturated fats that helps decrease inflammation throughout your body. The omega-3 fatty acids found in almond milk decrease triglycerides (that can damage blood vessels and lead to heart disease and stroke). Aside from that, it contains potassium and magnesium that are good for your brain.

3. It Promotes Bone Growth

Almond milk may not offer much calcium as dairy products do, but it does offer at least 30 percent of your recommended daily intake. Calcium, along with its vitamin D reduces your risk of arthritis and osteoporosis. These two vitamins are known to promote healthy bones and teeth formation.

4. It keeps your skin’s glow

Almond milk contains about 50% of vitamin E and antioxidants that protects your skin from sun’s damage. It also repairs your damaged skin to maintain your natural, youthful glow.

5. It Does Not Impact Your Blood Sugar Level

Lastly, raw, unprocessed, almond milk is very low in carbs and sugar. That’s why we recommend buying this one as it does not spike your blood sugar level. Unlike dairy products that contain lactose (milk’s natural sugar) that contribute to weight gain. Because it is low-glycemic in nature, your body will use the carbs for energy rather than storing them as fats.

organic almond milk

Have you tried incorporating almond milk (in Phase 3) in your fast metabolism diet plan? If not, we hope the information we shared will shed some light and hesitation from drinking this healthy food. You can purchase it here.

Top 8 Superfoods to Eat this Fall Season

The transitional shift from warmer to colder temperatures signals that fall season is coming soon. Aside from the highly anticipated Thanksgiving and holiday spree, we’re excited to welcome the Fall Season because of the bounty goodness it can offer to us.

Top 8 Superfoods to Eat this Fall Season

The fall season is also known as the harvest season of bountiful fresh fruits and veggie produce. Our favorite variety of squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, are at its abundance and they are readily available at local farmers market and grocery stores. This provides us the perfect opportunity to visit markets and stock up kitchen and fridge with healthy foods!

Here are our top 8 superfoods that you can enjoy and cook together with your favorite meals to warm your colder nights this fall season!

1. Parsnips (Phase 1)

parsnips

Parsnips are veggies that slightly resembles carrots, but its taste is sweeter and has a nutty flavor. This veggie is rich in potassium and fiber that can help you feeling fuller and satisfied. You can incorporate this to your soups and sauces.

2. Cauliflower (Phase 1 and 3)

cauliflower

The sweet and nutty flavor of cauliflower is perfect for your fall and winter dishes. It’s known as a perfect pair for your steamed recipes. But you can also have it blended or pureed for your soup recipes. Cauliflower contains phytonutrients that help lower your cholesterol and is an excellent source of Vitamin C.

3. Apples (Phase 1)

apples

The sweet flavor of apples helps calm our stress hormones and full of antioxidants. This superfood can be eaten as raw or baked into a delicious dish. And oh, be sure to include eating its skin too. Its skin contains ursolic acid that can aid in weight loss and better lung function.

4. Pomegranates (Phase 1)

Pomegranates

This tangy fruit is an antioxidant powerhouse. You can use its juice to prepare your delicious marinades. While you can toss the seeds into your salads. Pomegranates help reduce the pain in your joints, inflammation due to arthritis and balances your blood sugar.

5. Turnips (Phase 1 and 3)

 turnips

Turnips are a great alternative to radishes and cabbage recipes. Its roots are a great source of vitamin C while its leaves are rich in vitamins A, K, and folate.

6. Kiwi (Phase 1)

 kiwi

This high-glycemic fruit adds a tropical flavor to your smoothies. It’s a perfect mix together with strawberries, cantaloupe, oranges, and pineapple to make a tangy smoothie. It has more vitamin C than an orange and a good source of copper and potassium.

7. Grapefruit (Phase 1 and 3)

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grapefruit

rapefruit is rich in vitamin C than any other citrus fruits we know. In fact, it can meet 75% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C in just one sitting. It is also a great source of lycopene and pectin, that can help lower your cholesterol.

8. Tangerines (Phase 1)

tangerines

This sweet and small citrus fruit is a refreshment for our fall recipes. It’s also a good source of vitamin C and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene can help us achieve a healthier skin, boost our immune system, eye health, and healthy vision.

The fall season is the perfect season to get your hands moving and tests your cooking skills! Start crafting delicious and healthy foods as we enter our year-end holiday seasons. Stay healthy and fit as the year ends, everyone!

Top 5 Tips to Stay Healthy and Fit this Fall Season

Whenever we think of the Fall season, we can’t help but feel giddy and thrilled about it. Well, who wouldn’t? The fall season is the time of the year when we celebrate various festivities. It’s the perfect time to celebrate Trick and Treat Parties, Thanksgiving, and the highly anticipated Holiday seasons.

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With all these holiday festivities coming around, we also become anxious as the fear of going off track started to linger inside us.We couldn’t help but think that Fall season is also the weight gain season as we splurged on the foods from back to back holidays.

How do we maintain a healthy and balanced life with all of these tempting delectable foods served on the table? How do we conclude the year staying fit and healthy when the Holiday lineups are blocking our road to success?

Here are our top 5 tips to become healthy and fit this Fall Season.

1. Don’t Skip Meals or Stay Hungry

When we think about holidays, it’s always associated with foods. The thought of indulging too much food overwhelmed us that we find ourselves not eating before the big event. Our mind is tricking us into thinking that starving ourselves would suffice the foods we’ll take in. But before you actually do it, step back! Step back and calm yourself first!

Coming to a big celebration with an empty stomach is the worst thing you can do! If you’re hungry and starving, your mind wouldn’t be able to make right decisions, especially about food! All your mind will think is that it needs food– whether good or bad. to fuel your body. It didn’t care if you eat unhealthy foods, just as long as it can sustain your body. This chain reaction will lead you into making poor, unhealthy decisions.

not to skip your meals

You are more prone to binge eating and overeating since you’re hungry. You’ll be eating like crazy, eating a lot more than your stomach could take. Aside from that, your stomach will not be able to take all the foods you’re eating. It won’t burn all those foods like what your metabolism would normally do. Instead, it will store all you eat as fat in order for your body to survive. And certainly, we wouldn’t want that to happen!

So instead of starving yourself, continue eating like it’s a normal day. Opt to eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. This will keep your blood sugar and metabolism stable. And if your blood sugar is stable, you’re less likely to have cravings as you attend the big celebration.

2. Try not to drink liquor as much as possible

Alcohol is very dehydrating. It kills our metabolism and tortures our liver into filtering the alcohol out of our system, diverting it from doing its main task. So, if possible, save your liver by not drinking liquors. Avoid drinking rum, vodka, gin, and beer.

But if you really can’t help but drink one, opt to organic, sulfite-free, red wine. Also, drink eight ounces of water for every sip. You can read more about tips for dealing with alcohols here.

3. Focus more on protein-based foods

Opt to eat 10-15 grams of protein every two hours. Protein rich foods like turkey jerky, hummus, veggies, shrimp, deviled eggs, etc can help control the flow of sugar into your bloodstream the moment you splurged in the big event.

4. Enjoy and Live the Moment

Stressing yourself over holiday events will do you no good. Instead of avoiding foods served on the table, embrace them! Eat them in moderation. Don’t ditch the event and missed having a momentous bonding with your family just because you’re afraid of gaining weight from the foods you eat.

Christmas family bonding

Bond with your family and friends and create memorable memories with them. Have fun and enjoy, give in a little. The feeling of enjoyment will help the release of good endorphins and release the stored fat in your body. Your metabolism will burn those foods you eat like crazy by then!

5. Eat those Bountiful Fruits and Veggies

It’s important to detoxify your liver the next day, so opt to drink our FMD-detoxifying soup. Aside from that, opt to eat those adrenalin-calming fruits and veggies to ease your digestion and have a great start of the day and satiate your post-sugar hangover. This will also keep your cravings at bay.

The fall season may be associated with various holiday festivities, but it’s not a reason for you to fall off the weight-loss wagon. With these healthy tips and tricks, let us prove to ourselves that Fall season is not a Weight gain season, but a bounty season to become fit and healthy.

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