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Toasted Mummy Easy Pizza- Phase 1 and 3

This Halloween, we are to introduce a healthy version of easy-pizza. The kids will find this Toasted Mummy awesome and delightful with its unique presentation! Most of all, this toasted mummy is packed with healthy goodies such as strips of non-dairy cheese, tomato sauce and sprouted grain bread.

Toasted Mummy - Phase 1 and 3

Ingredients:

  • Cheese (brown rice – Phase 1/ cashew – Phase 3) cut into thin strips
  • Sprouted Grain bread, as many slices as you want
  • Tomato paste (you can use 1 can or 15 oz of crushed tomatoes)
  • Black olives, sliced

Directions:

  1. Toast one side on the bread
  2. On the untoasted side spread tomato paste over the bread
  3. Lay strips of cheese across the tomato space and at slight angles to look like bandages.
  4. Add to slices of olives for eyes
  5. Pop back under the grill to melt the cheese

Enjoy!

Salmon With Raspberry Balsamic Glaze – Phase 3

Salmon with Raspberry Balsamic? How does that sounds to you? Well, this recipe is an easy, fancy creation that is incredibly good for you. Salmon is packed with omega-3 fats that are great for your heart, mood and brain functioning. Add a pinch of juicy limes and raspberry goodness and your mouth will be filled with oozing goodness. Try this on Phase 1!

Salmon with Raspberry Balsamic Glaze - Phase 3

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 6 fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon juice from squeezed lime
  • pinch of stevia
  • 1 teaspoon of chicken stock
  • 4-ounce skinless salmon fillet

Directions:

  1. Mash raspberries and vinegar together with a fork in a small bowl.
  2. Stir in the lime juice, stevia and chicken stock until combined. Set aside.
  3. Heat your non-sticky saucepan over medium heat. Cook salmon about 4 minutes per side, or until the fish is cooked through. Set aside.
  4. Remove the skillet from the heat and carefully wipe away any liquid with a paper towel.
  5. Return skillet to medium heat and add the reserved raspberry mixture. Stirring constantly, cook 2 minutes, or until just thickened.
  6. Pour sauce over salmon and serve with asparagus on the side.

Grilled Salmon with Peaches – Phase 3

This salmon steak is grilled with a sweet, delectable taste of peaches. Grilled Salmon with Peaches is a great recipe if you’re in the mood for a fish grilling party in Phase 3.

Grilled Salmon with Peaches - Phase 3

Ingredients:

  • tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • pinch of sea salt and pepper
  • medium red onions, cut into wedges
  • peaches, cut into wedges
  • 6 ounce salmon steaks (about 1 inch thick)

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium-high. In a small bowl, combine the apple cider vinegar, ginger, thyme and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss the onions, peaches, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  3. Season the salmon with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  4. Grill the salmon and onions until salmon is opaque throughout and onions are tender, 5 to 6 minutes per side.
  5. After flipping the salmon, place the peaches on the grill and cook until tender, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  6. Drizzle the salmon with the vinaigrette and serve with the onions and peaches.
  7. Serve and enjoy the mini grill party!

Fresh Halibut with Tomato and Orange Goodness – Phase 1

Want to start your fast metabolism diet week with a healthy fish recipe? This fresh halibut recipe is filled with the goodness of tomatoes, sweet and sour citric taste of orange that will definitely turn into your favorite fish dish!

Fresh Halibut with Tomato and Orange Goodness - Phase 1

Ingredients:

  1. medium onion, thinly sliced
  2. cup green olives, pitted and halved
  3. oranges, peeled, separated into segments, membranes removed
  4. 128-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  5. teaspoon sea salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  7. 1 1/2pounds halibut, skin removed, cut into 2-inch pieces
  8. 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped

Directions:

  1. Heat your non-sticky saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the olives, orange segments, and tomatoes. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the salt and pepper. Place the fish in the pan and spoon the sauce over it. Cover and simmer until cooked through, about 7 minutes.
  4. Divide the fish and sauce among individual plates and sprinkle with the dill.
  5. Enjoy eating!

 

Delicious Spicy Tuna Steak Recipe – All Phases

An easy and quick fish recipe suitable to any phase, this Spicy tuna Steak Recipe gives a delectable flavor of tuna enhanced with a mixture of spicy and citrus marinade. A great recipe idea to enjoy in your lunch or dinner.

Delicious Spicy Tuna Steak Recipe - All Phases

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounce can solid white tuna, packed in water
  • 1 large jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice from 2 squeezed limes
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (Applicable for Phase 3 only)

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the lime juice, garlic, jalapeno, and salt & pepper. Coat tuna steaks well with it, cover, and place in refrigerator. Allow to marinate at least 30 minutes.
  2.  Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. You can heat olive oil if you are in Phase 3.
  3. Cook tuna steaks about 5-8 minutes on each side, or until desired level of cooking is reached.
  4. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and serve immediately.
  5. Enjoy eating!

 

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

Sweet Potato Salad - Phase 3, fast metabolism diet 4th of july recipes

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

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!

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