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Boneless Pork Chops with Mushrooms & Thyme – Phase 3

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Although this dish is made to serve two, you can double or triple the recipe so it becomes a family meal that’s big on taste but still very healthy. Boneless Pork Chops with Mushrooms & Thyme – Phase 3 of the Fast Metabolism Diet.

Boneless Pork Chops with Mushrooms & Thyme – Phase 3
 
Ingredients:
2 5-ounce boneless, center-cut pork loin chops, trimmed and pounded to 1/4 inch thick
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms, (about 4 ounces)
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
Preparation:
Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat.
Add the pork chops and cook until browned on both sides and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to 2 serving plates; tent with foil to keep warm.
Swirl oil into the pan, add shallot and cook, stirring, until soft, about 30 seconds. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until they soften and begin to brown, about 2 minutes.
Add lemon juice and cook for 15 seconds. Stir in mustard, thyme and any juices that have accumulated from the pork; cook until the sauce is thickened and slightly reduced, 1 to 2 minutes more. Spoon the sauce over the pork chops and serve immediately.

Wild Rice Pilaf with Pine Nuts – Phase 3

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Pilaf or pilau is a dish in which rice is cooked in a seasoned broth. In some cases, the rice may also attain its brown color by being stirred with pieces of cooked onion, as well as a mix of spices.

Pilaf makes a great side dish because it provide you with a flavor that is strong enough to be eaten as is, or can be the starting point for a side dish full of vegetables and other seasonings. It can also make a great addition to traditional casserole recipes…

So today, I am giving you a recipe out of Pilaf. Introducing Wild Rice Pilaf with Pine Nuts – Phase 3 of the fast metabolism diet. You may try it with you and your family, enjoy!

Wild Rice Pilaf with Pine Nuts – Phase 3 (6 servings)
Ingredients:
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup wild rice, rinsed
1/2 cup lentils
3 cups of chicken broth
1/3 cup pine nuts
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
Preparation:
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened. Add wild rice and stir for a few seconds. Add broth and bring to a simmer.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the wild rice are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.
Meanwhile, toast pine nuts in a small, dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until light golden and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl to cool.
Add lemon zest, lentils, parsley and the toasted pine nuts to the pilaf; fluff with a fork. Serve hot.

Kefta – Phase 3

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Kefta – Phase 3 (4 Servings)
Ingredients:
8 ounces ground beef, 90%-lean or leaner
8 ounces ground lamb
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 small onion, quartered
2 cloves garlic, peeled
8 pitted green olives
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon ground cumin, plus more for serving
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Chili paste
Preparation:
Place beef, lamb and lemon juice in a large bowl. Gently combine until incorporated. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Transfer the meat to a colander and press to squeeze out excess moisture. Place onion, garlic and olives in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add to the marinated meat along with oil, cilantro, parsley, 1 tablespoon cumin, salt and pepper. Gently combine until evenly incorporated.
Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and set a wire rack on it.
Using about 3 tablespoons of the meat mixture for each, form 12 thin patties, about 2 1/2 inches wide and 1/4 inch thick. Place on the wire rack.
Broil the patties until brown and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with additional cumin and chili paste, if desired.

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Middle Eastern Lamb Stew – Phase 3

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Middle Eastern Lamb Stew – Phase 3 (8 servings)
Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds boneless lamb meat, (shoulder cut) or 2 1/2 pounds lamb shoulder chops, deboned, trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground cilantro
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 large or 2 medium onions, chopped
1 28-ounce can fresh tomatoes
3/4 cup chicken broth
4 garlic, minced
1 15- or 19-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
6 ounces spinach
Preparation:
Place lamb in a 4-quart or larger slow cooker. Mix oil, cumin, coriander, cayenne, sea salt and pepper in a small bowl. Coat the lamb with the spice paste and toss to coat well. Top with onion.
Bring tomatoes, broth and garlic to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour over the lamb and onion. Cover and cook until the lamb is very tender, 3 to 3 1/2 hours on high or 5 1/2 to 6 hours on low.
Skim or blot any visible fat from the surface of the stew. Mash 1/2 cup chickpeas with a fork in a small bowl. Stir the mashed and whole chickpeas into the stew, along with spinach. Cover and cook on high until the spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes.

Hummus-Filled Eggs – Phase 3

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Make delicious deviled egg recipe using hummus instead of mayonnaise for a snack or lunch for phase 3 of the fast metabolism diet.

The key to getting your eggs perfectly hard-boiled, is to dunk them in a cold water for several minutes after boiling.

Hummus-Filled Eggs – Phase 3 ( 6 Servings)

Ingredients:
5 hard-boiled eggs, cut in half lengthwise, yolks discarded*
4 Tbsp. prepared hummus
5 kalamata olives, chopped
Smoked paprika (to taste; optional)
Preparation:
1. Fill each egg white half with about 1 tsp. hummus.
2. Sprinkle evenly with olives and paprika. Serve immediately.

Veggie Jack O’ Lantern – Phase 3

Veggie Jack O lantern

This Veggie Jack O’Lantern is easy to prepare! A good choice of fruit snack this Halloween, it can be designed in fruit trays. Most importantly, it’s perfect for phase 3 of the fast metabolism diet!

Veggie Jack O Lantern

Sup­plies:

  • 2 to 4 1 lb. bags of baby carrots (depending on the size of your platter)
  • 2 cans of black olives
  • cucum­ber, or cel­ery for the stem

Direc­tions:

  1. Fill a large plate/platter with baby car­rots and use black olives to make the face of the jack o’ lantern.Start by out­lining the spaces for the olives with car­rots.
  2. Once they are some­what in place, put one layer of olives down (most of them cut in half).
  3. Then to make the plat­ter look fuller & more 3D, add more car­rots and a sec­ond layer of olives. It made a big dif­fer­ence in it looking more like a pumpkin!
  4. The stem is a just a cut cucumber chunk. Super easy & a perfect, healthy option for a Halloween party!

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Creepy Spider Deviled Eggs – Phase 3

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Halloween is approaching!!! If you are on Phase 3 of the Fast Metabolism Diet and is looking for some adventure in the kitchen, well here’s the most fitting recipe that you could try! – Creepy Spider Deviled Eggs! This recipe is sure to get some attention from your guests, and at the same time, will not compromise you diet. Enjoy!

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Creepy Spider Deviled Eggs for Phase 3

Ingredients

6 hard-boiled eggs, halved
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon vinegar
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
whole black olives

Directions

  1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Slip out yolks and mash.
  2. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cut whole olive in half lengthwise.
  4. Put one half on mashed yolk for the spider’s body.
  5. Thinly slice the other half of the olive for the spider’s legs.
  6. Put four legs on each side.

Great Green Smoothies For Any Phase

The freshest, fastest way to get your veggies is in a smoothie. Cheers to this healthy, delicious smoothie that works in Any phase of the Fast Metabolism Diet! There are also variations available for each phase. So, try these Great Green Smoothies. Serves 1, but double the servings if you like.

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Great Green Smoothies – Kale, Lemon, Ginger: Any Phase

Kale is a superfood, loaded with antioxidants. It’s wonderful for your skin, helping reduce fine lines and crepey skin. It also helps balance the body’s pH plus it can help reduce bloating and water weight.

Ingredients:
1 cup water
A few cubes of ice
1/2 of a lemon, peeled and seeded
1/2 of a lime, peeled
1 cup packed kale
1/2 tablespoon grated, peeled ginger
pinch Celtic or Himalayan salt

Directions:

If you have a high-powered blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec, green smoothies are not a problem. But if you have a regular blender, following these steps will get you a clump-free drink.

  1. Add water and ice first. The blades will spin more freely
  2. Add your leafy greens to the pitcher next
  3. Add chunky items next
  4. Add spices or seasonings

Now blend until smooth! You might have to stop and push everything down once or twice. If the smoothie is too thick, you can thin it with some water. In fact, one trick is to make a super thick smoothie, then store in the fridge. When you’re ready, just pop into a blender bottle, add water to thin it out, and shake. Another idea is to freeze in ice-cube trays, then thaw as you need them.

This recipes works as is for any Phase, any time.
Variations:
Phase 1: Add 1 cup blueberries. The color will be weird but it will be delicious!
Phase 2: Add organic raw egg whites to make this a snack or breakfast for Phase 2.
Phase 3: Add 1/2 avocado for a creamy Phase 3 snack.

Fresh like a babies bottom, your insides will feel squeaky-clean. The mix of romaine, kale and spinach all contain a great amount of chlorophyll which helps bring more oxygen to the body, hello cell rejuvenation! The celery is a natural diuretic which is great for weight loss and the apple provides all that great fiber to keep you full. We dare you to meet the new you.

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Blueberry-Almond Butter Smoothie – Phase 3

Antioxidants can help your body fight oxidative stress caused by free radicals that can lead to illness. Foods that are rich in antioxidants can help improve health, protect skin and hair, and prevent certain disease. They can help reduce inflammation too. There are lots of fruits and vegetables that contain antioxidants, and blueberries are on the top of the list! So for today’s Phase 3 smoothie, introducing the Blueberry-Almond Butter Smoothie.

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Blueberry-Almond Butter Smoothie

Serves 1
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes

1/2 cup lightly packed kale leaves, stems removed
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 tablespoon almond butter
3/4 cup almond milk
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
10 drops liquid stevia
1/2 cup ice cubes

Put all of the ingredients into a blender except for the ice. Pulse to blend. Add the ice and blend completely.

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