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Pork Tenderloin with Juicy Apples – Phase 1

A unique way to prepare your pork is to match it with apples. This Pork Tenderloin with Juicy Apples is a perfect starter!Tender Pork Chops with Juicy Apples

The apples and pork blend well together in a meal– you won’t  even need to put gravy for your pork (even for a pork roast). You can add stevia to have more sweetness and you will have a healthier version of a caramelized pork chop!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 – 1/2 pork tenderloin
  • 3 apples, sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Serving: 4

Instructions

  1. In a lightly greased skillet over medium heat, cook the pork tenderloin for 8 – 10 minutes on each side, or until browned
  2. Remove the pork tenderloin and set aside.
  3. Using the same skillet, combine the apples, onions and water.
  4. Return the pork tenderloin to the pan and place on top of the onion mixture.
  5. Drizzle the apple cider vinegar over the pan and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Simmer, covered, for 3 – 5 minutes.
  7. Pork tenderloin are done when the internal temperature is 145 degrees F.
  8. Allow the pork to rest for 3 minutes, then serve hot.

 

Lemon with Ginger Ice Pops – All Phases

Are you up for something new dessert this summer? Lemon with Ginger Ice Pops will quench your thirst plus gives you an exciting burst of flavors! You will be surprised with its combination of sweet, sour and spicy flavors. Head on to the kitchen and let’s do it together!

Lemon with Ginger Ice Pops

Serving: 10. Serving Size: 1 Popsicle

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4-inch (1 oz) piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup stevia
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice (from 3 lemons)
  • zest of three lemons
  • 10 ultra thin half slices lemon (optional)

Directions:

1. Put the ginger, water, stevia and lemon zest in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the stevia is dissolved, then remove the pan from heat and let it get to room temperature.

2. Pour the mixture through a fine strainer pressing down hard on the ginger with the back of a spoon. Mix in the lemon juice.

3. Pour the mixture into your ice pop molds, leaving 1/4 inch at the top to let the mixture expand while it freezes. Place a slice of lemon in each mold if using then insert the sticks and freeze.

4. Serve.

There you go! Share with everybody and enjoy!

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Some Healthy, Hearty Reminders and A Recipe This Memorial Day!

A lot of fast metabolism dieters are looking forward to this long Memorial Day weekend filled with picnics and barbeque! While most people will commemorate the men and women who died in the military service for the country, lots are also looking forward to this event because it is officially the start of the Summer Season!

Memorial-Day-2011But before you enjoy the warm breeze of summer and indulge yourself to delicious and thirst-quenching drinks, here are the few healthy tips and reminders you can apply to  make sure you’re sticking to healthy foods while enjoying the celebration.

1. Start your day with an outdoor activity – Rise and Shine! After having your breakfast, you can start this long and memorable weekend with an active and fulfilling exercise together with your family! You can do a brisk walk, jog, flying disc, or other fun-filling outdoor activities. You can also go out for a family walk after dinner, or enjoy a parade of honoring our armed services to complete your memorial day.

2. Go for delicious fish recipes – Whatever phase you’re in right now, start your memorial day by eating phase-specific broiled or grilled fish recipes. Fish recipes such as salmon, tuna and halibut are rich in omega-3, trout and herring too are also a must-try!

3. Healthy Protein Patties – want to have a bite of delicious burger and burger patties this summer? You can choose skinless chicken breasts and turkey as your source of patties to make your delicious burgers! You can also add some sprouted grain bread as your burger buns and sandwiches.

4. Drink lots of water – now that summer season has officially begun, you need to hydrate yourself with lots of water and healthy fluids to avoid heat stroke and dehydration. You can also make our refreshing smoothies to freshen up your day!

We’re also featuring a soothing and delicious memorial day phase 1 recipe for this special Day!

Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Pineapple Salsa – Phase 1

Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Pineapple Salsa Memorial Day Phase 1 Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices pineapple, each 1/2 inch thick, patted dry
  • 1 cup whole strawberries, diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3-4 tablespoons chopped, fresh mint leaves
  • 1-2 teaspoons of stevia
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Chicken:

  • 1 medium lemon
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved (about 4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded
  • 2 teaspoons barbecue sauce (Link of the recipe here Note: Substitute brown sugar to stevia)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Instruction:

  1. Preheat the grill on medium high. Heat the grill pan or rack on the grill for about 2 minutes, or until hot. Grill the pineapple for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool slightly, about 2 minutes, before chopping.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the remaining salsa ingredients except the lemon. Grate 1 teaspoon lemon zest, reserving the lemon. Stir the zest and chopped pineapple into the strawberry mixture. Set aside.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with the barbecue sauce and sea salt. Grill for 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the center. Transfer to plates. Squeeze the reserved lemon over the chicken. Serve with the salsa on the side.

Have a meaningful Memorial Day!

The Fast Metabolism Diet Works for Vegetarians

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Our Mouthwatering Fast Metabolism Diet Vegetarian Recipes is now Available to Purchase!

Fall in love with these mouth-watering vegan recipes that they wouldn’t mind going vegan for awhile! So head on to the kitchen now and check out what we can cook for today!

10 Mouthwatering Fast Metabolism Diet Vegetarian Recipes


It has been attested by many that the fast metabolism diet brought miracles to our health. We’ve heard amazing stories about how we could lose some weight and live a healthier lifestyle by adhering to the rules set by the diet. The diet teaches us how to love food and eat only the real ones, staying away from the fake foods that ruins our metabolism and health. While a certain group of people, especially the vegetarians is skeptical about doing this diet, it could be necessary to shed light if this diet can still work for them. So today, we will answer the intriguing question. How will this work when meat is especially included in the program? How will this affect my choice as vegetarian? Lot of meat recipes are featured in the fast metabolism diet. Can the vegan, or vegetarians do the diet?

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The answer is yes! Every recipes and food lists featured in this diet, there’s an equivalent vegan recipe with it. There are plenty of other high-protein, meat free foods that you can eat on the fast metabolism diet. Let’s tackle what will be your meal map and food list in every phase.

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Before we move forward, let’s get familiar with the types of vegetarianism:

  • A strict vegetarian, a vegan, avoids all foods of animal origin, including meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, and eggs.
  • Lacto-vegetarians include dairy products in their diet. Lacto-ovo- vegetarians also eat dairy products and eggs.
  • Pesco-vegetarians eat fish, dairy products, and eggs along with plant foods. (We believe this is the healthiest diet for most people).
  • Finally, there are semi-vegetarians, who cheat a little and eat a little poultry along with fish, as well as dairy products and eggs. Most veggie lovers are not strict vegans.

Phase 1

In every recipe that requires meat, you can substitute meat with 1/2 cup of cooked legumes. The examples of legumes that you can substitute are: lentils, black beans, white beans, or any phase-specific beans. If you are Pesco-vegetarian, you can also eat egg whites and fish recipes that are rich in protein like halibut, tuna, sardines, salmon. Remember, the no soy rule also applies to you in this Phase,the same as Phase 3.

Phase 2

Phase 2 will be the most challenging part of a vegetarian. This is because this phase is a low-carb phase. If you are making an exemption of eating fish and eggs, then you should be fine in this phase. You can have egg recipes and fish recipes as your source of protein. But, for strict vegetarians who don’t settle to fish and and poultry products, what will be their options?

A special rule exemption applies to all the vegans. You can break the no-soy rule to replace meat as your animal-protein. You can have the following as a meat replacement.

  • Tofu
  • Soy Tempeh
  •  Edamame
  • Tamari
  • Bragg liquid Aminos

If possible, choose organic and non-GMO for the ones listed above.  It is also recommended to cook your tofu, or other soy products yourself than to buy a pre-baked one. As it is more processed than the raw one.

Phase 3

Phase 3 is almost the same with phase 1. Except that in this phase, you get to eat the whole eggs instead of the white ones only. You can now also eat healthy fats in this phase.

Don’t get discouraged now and quit achieving a healthier lifestyle just because you’re a vegetarian. Vegans can certainly do this diet. The community wishes you all the best in your fast metabolism diet journey!

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.

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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!

Hot Apple Cider – Phase 1

There’s nothing like Hot Apple Cider – Phase 1 to break the ice when you’re entertaining on a chilly day.

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When it comes to the best ways to use fresh fall apples, apple cider ranks as one of everyone’s favorite. Plus, it’s easy to make and fills the house with wonderful aromas! Enjoy!

Hot Apple Cider – Phase 1 (4 servings)
Ingredients:
4 cups apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
1 organic orange or tangerine
Preparation:
Put the cider in a pot on the stove.
Throw in the cinnamon stick.
Slice the orange in half. Squeeze the juice of one half into the cider. Then slice up the other half and throw it in the pot, skin and all (which is why it’s so important to use an organic orange).
Heat and serve!

Easy, Healthy Baked Chicken Breasts – Phase 1

Easy, Healthy Baked Chicken Breasts – Phase 1

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Baked chicken is the dinner of choice for many people in the United States, providing a tasty protein source that is lower in fat and calories than many other varieties of meat.

Baked chicken is a healthy option for most people and to fmdieters too. So here’s a recipe, an Easy, Healthy Baked Chicken Breasts – Phase 1 of the fast metabolism diet.

Easy, Healthy Baked Chicken Breasts – Phase 1 (2 Servings)
Ingredients:
2 (4 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
fresh ground black pepper
Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Rinse, and pat chicken breasts dry. Spray small, shallow baking dish with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with onion powder, sea salt, and pepper. Place in baking dish. Add chicken broth to dish.
Bake 20 minutes or until no longer pink.

This easy plus healthy recipe is a must try recipe especially if you’re in phase 1 of the fast metabolism diet. Good for 2 servings. Enjoy!

Pumpkin-Apple Smoothie – Phase 1

Are you a pumpkin fan? The Halloween would not be complete without Pumpkins! We see them everywhere so why not make some fun with this fruit and incorporate it to our diet? I thought of making this recipe to share with readers who want to taste a new smoothie on Phase 1. Trick or treat! Here’s the peculiar Pumpkin-Apple Smoothie! Perfect for this fall season and Halloween.

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This smoothie. It is good. It tastes like dessert, even though it’s full of healthy ingredients. It will keep you full for hours, making it the perfect breakfast for you and your kids as well. Kids will absolutely love this Pumpkin-Apple Smoothie, and you can blend it up in less than 5 minutes.

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Pumpkin-Apple Smoothie

Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp. old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 medium apple, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 Tsp Organic Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp Vanilla
  • 6 ice cubes

Directions

  1. Place oats in blender and blend for about 30 seconds until finely chopped. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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