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Two-ingredient Roasted Chicken

two-ingredient roasted chicken
If it’s too much of an effort to buy many ingredients for a single meal, then this 2-Ingredient Roasted Chicken is just the right for you! With just the use of Chicken and Kosher Salt, you will be able to make a delicious yet easy to prepare dish for your Phase 1 exercise program and for your family as well.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (3 ½ lb – 4 lb) Chicken
  • Kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Dry the chicken using paper towels.
  2. Position your hand 10 inches above the chicken while sprinkling a 5-finger pinch kosher salt on it. Sprinkle kosher salt onto the chicken until completely covered inside and outside.
  3. Prepare a wire rack that is placed inside a rimmed baking sheet and then put the chicken on it.
  4. Chill the chicken overnight without covering it with anything.
  5. Let it rest at room temperature for at least an hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  7. Roast the chicken for about 40 to 55 minutes or until a thermometer reading inserted in the thickest part of the chicken thigh reaches 165°F.
  8. Let the chicken sit for about 15 minutes on a chopping board.
  9. Carve and then serve.

3 Ingredients Kiwi Lime Sorbet – Phase 1

kiwi lime sorbet

Freshen up your summer with this mouthwatering Kiwi Lime Sorbet perfect for Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet. Enjoy a tasteful pint of Sorbet with just these 3 ingredients, Makes about 5 fruit servings! If you’re looking for a recipe with ingredients less than 5, then this one is for you!

Ingredients:

  • 10 Kiwis
  • 3/4 cup Xylitol (Birch or Hardwood only)
  • 1/4 cup Lime Juice

Directions:

  1. Cut kiwis into 2 then remove its skins. Use a large spoon to scoop Kiwi meat.
  2.   Put the kiwi into the blender then pulse 3-4 times.   
  3.  Pour in the Xylitol and lime juice then pulse 6-8 more times or until the Kiwis are liquefied with no chunks remaining.

           Note: Do not over mix, the kiwi seeds might break.

  1.   Pour the mixture into a plastic bag and remove remaining air from inside the bag by sealing it.
  2. Chill inside the freezer for at least 45 minutes.
  3. Churn the sorbet in an ice cream machine.
  4. Scoop into freezer-proof container and chill for at least 4 more hours ( or overnight).
  5.  Serve.

Sugar-Free Raspberry Sparklers

Raspberry sparkles

This taste-bud-inviting Raspberry Sparkler of The Fast Metabolism Diet is just exactly the thing that you need to embellish any type of occasion. Cheers to this healthy, delicious and sweet yet sugar-free recipe! Makes 4 refreshing fruit servings for Phase 1!

Ingredients:

  • 2 pints of raspberries
  • 1/4 cup of xylitol
  • 1 Ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 Seltzer, chilled
  • Optional: Sprigs of fresh Mint

Directions:

  1. Mix in 2 pints of raspberries, ¼ cup of xylitol, and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice into a blender.
  2. Blend the ingredients until smooth.
  3. Use a fine-meshed sieve to force mix the puree into a bowl.
  4. Scoop 2 tablespoon puree into each of 8 glasses.
  5. Put ice cubes in each glass.
  6. Pour in seltzer.
  7. Stir.

Tip: You may also garnish using fresh mint sprigs.

Sugar-Free Strawberry Basil Lemonade – Phase 1

Strawberry basil lemonade

Try this sugar-free Strawberry Basil Lemonade, very easy to make, yet a healthy treat for any occasion! Your kids will surely love this one! You only need 3 key ingredients and a blender, then you’re good to go! As a bonus, all the ingredients used in this recipe can be found in Phase 1 of our fast metabolism diet program too!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of fresh strawberries, de-stemmed
  • 2 lemon juice
  • 1 cup of basil, fresh
  • Optional: sparkling water

Directions:

  1. Mix-up 2 lemon juice, 4 cups of fresh strawberries, and a cup basil into a blender.
  2. Turn on the blender until the mixed ingredients are pureed.
  3. Serve straight up or with ice.

Tip: You may also mix sparkling water

 

Chicken and Parboiled Brown Rice with Cilantro & Lime – Phase 1

Chicken Cilantro Rice

Having this chicken with parboiled brown rice will surely complete your day! Mixed with Cilantro and Lime, you will sure love this delicious meal of good health. Read on, have a go, and enjoy this Mouthwatering Chicken with Parboiled Brown Rice – Phase 1 recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 2½ cups of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lb of chicken breast – cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup of dry brown rice (Parboiled)
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½-1 cup of fresh cilantro
  • ½ lime, zested and juiced

 

Directions:

  1. Prepare a large skillet or pot that is deep enough to hold all the ingredients.
  2. Cook the chicken broth for approximately 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the cubed chicken and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add in the brown rice together with a ½ teaspoon of salt, ¼ cup of the cilantro, ½ of the zested lime and ¼ of the juiced lime.
  5. Cook on high while stirring occasionally for 15-minutes.

Note: If the rice is already tender and cooked through before reaching the 15-minutes mark. Remove from heat.

  1.   Stir in remaining cilantro, then divide.
  2.   Serve.

Makes: 4 Servings

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

 

 

Roasted Chicken and Winter Squash – Phase 1 and 2

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New year means new recipes. For our dieters, lets welcome 2017 with a bang by trying out our Roasted Chicken and Winter Squash recipe for Phase 1 and 2.

Ingredients:

  • 3 delicata squash, halved, seeded and sliced 3/4-inch thick
  • 3 celery ribs, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 heads garlic, cut in half crosswise
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme (about 20 sprigs)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 (3 1/2- to 4-lb.) whole chicken, giblets discarded
  • 2 lemons, halved

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Toss together squash, celery, onion, garlic, oil and half of thyme sprigs in a roasting pan. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange in an even layer.
  2. Season chickens (including cavities) with 5 teaspoons salt and 2 teaspoons pepper. Stuff cavities with lemons and remaining half of thyme sprigs. Tie legs with kitchen twine and tuck wing tips under. Place on top of squash mixture.
  3. Roast until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, 1 hour to 1 hour,10 minutes.
  4. Remove chickens and vegetables to a platter; let rest 10 minutes before carving chickens. Reserve 1 head garlic for Cremini-and-Walnut Farro and 3/4 cup pan drippings for Pan-Dripping Vinaigrette.

Commit to a healthy lifestyle this year and follow your diet plan. Lets get cooking!

Fast Metabolism Diet Heavy Whipped Cream – Phase 1 and 3

As you probably noticed, we feature heavy whipped cream as ingredients on some of our mouthwatering Fast Metabolism Diet recipes such as Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse, Blueberry Cheesecake Waffles, and a whole lot more. Most of you are wondering if FMD allows the use of the heavy whipped cream in recipes since it’s mostly made with milk.

heavy whipped cream

To help you ease your anxiety, the fast metabolism is here to tell you that yes, you can use heavy whipped cream on this diet . After all, we’re not using those conventional, commercial whipped cream full of chemically-induced ingredients! We’ll create an FMD compliant, healthier version of whipped cream made with natural goodness!

You can use heavy whipped cream in Phase 1 and 3 since it does not use any dairy milk. You can use this recipe as you prepare your delicious desserts, parfait, mousse, and dessert recipes.

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Mixed the egg whites and non-dairy milk until there are no more lumps in your mixture.
2. Spread and apply the heavy whipped cream to your favorite fast metabolism diet recipes!
3. Lastly, serve and enjoy eating!

5 Fast Metabolism Diet Foods that Promotes Better Sleep

We’ve long reiterated the importance of sleep and the crucial role it plays in the success of your fast metabolism diet lifestyle. Sleep repairs our body and improves our health, however the challenge lies in maintaining a consistent sleeping schedule.

fast metabolism diet foods

If you have trouble sleeping early, it’s time we call a friend, and what greater friend to depend on times like this than FOOD! As I told you, food is not your enemy here. If you make peace with food, it can help you heal and restore your body to its optimal condition.

Here are the fast metabolism diet foods you should eat in order to increase your chances for a peaceful slumber.

1. Fish

Fishes such as salmon, tuna, and halibut are rich in vitamin B6. This nutrient is essential in the production of melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone that is triggered by darkness. You can try out fish recipes to munch on for dinner.This well help you sleep better.

2. Leafy Green Veggies

Remember when we’re used to drinking dairy milk to entice us to sleep? That is because milk is rich in calcium. If you are calcium-deficient, it is more difficult for you to fall asleep. And since we cannot consume dairy milk, we go for other healthier alternatives!

One of them is consuming leafy green veggies such as kale, collards, and cruciferous veggies. You can also read our complete list of alternative sources for calcium below:

Top 5 Best Food Sources of Calcium in The Fast Metabolism Diet

3. Walnuts and Almonds (Phase 3)

Walnuts, on one hand, are rich in tryptophan, a sleep-enhancing amino acid that also contributes to the production of serotonin and melatonin. If combined, they enhance and repair your body clock cycle.

Almonds, on the other hand, are rich in magnesium, a mineral needed to improve quality of sleep and is a remedy for headaches.

4. Chickpeas and Hummus (Phase 3)

Both are a good source of tryptophan and melatonin. You can take it as your snacks for Phase 3 and have a delightful, afternoon nap.

5. Cereals (Phase 1 and 3)

Cereals are rich in carbohydrates and when paired with non-dairy milk (such as almonds), it gives you the perfect meal or snack before going on a sleep. What’s more, it is a light meal, so your tummy won’t have a hard time digesting it, it won’t interrupt your body clock cycle.

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