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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.

Cheesy Monster Eyes - Phase 3

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!

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.

Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse Recipe – Phase 1 and 3

If you’re up for some quick, delicious, and easy to prepare dessert, then this Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse Recipe is just the right recipe for you! The light, creamy, and fluffy texture of this recipe will delight even your pickiest guest.

Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse Recipe - Phase 1 and 3

What’s more, it’s incredibly easy to make! You can complete this recipe in just 5 minutes, so there’s no reason you can’t make this one! This fruit mousse is a perfect on-the-go snack as you spend the last remaining days of Summer.

Yield: 4 to 6 cups. Serving: 1 cup

Ingredients:

  • 8 1/2 ounces (about 2 1/4 cups) frozen raspberries or other fruit
  • 2 tablespoons of stevia or xylitol
  • 1 large egg white
  • Fresh berries and whipped cream for serving (optional)

For Whipped Cream(Optional):

Directions:

Whipped Cream:

  1. Mix all the ingredients until there are no more lumps in your mixture.

Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse Recipe:

  1. Add fruit to the bowl of a food processor and puree for about 1 minute. Next, add the stevia or xylitol and pulse briefly to combine.
  2. Add the egg white and process until smooth and fluffy and the mixture has lightened in color and doubled or tripled in volume, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. If the mixture clings to the sides of the food processor’s bowl too much (this may happen if the blade doesn’t extend all the way to the sides of the bowl), transfer the mixture to a normal medium-sized bowl and beat with a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until fluffy.
  4. Spoon the mousse into glasses and top or layer with fresh berries and/or whipped cream (optional).
  5. Lastly, serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours to achieve creamier texture.

Crab and Avocado Bites – Phase 3

This Crab and Avocado Bites will bring your FMD experience to the next level! Crab that is topped with delectable avocados on your Phase 3 journey is a unique dish that everyone should try!

Crab and Avocado Bites - Phase 3

Crab and Avocado Bites Serving Size: 2 stuffed shells 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 1/2 oz lump crab meat
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 15 mini phyllo shells
  • 1/2 medium (2 oz) avocado, diced small

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat.  Saute the onion, bell pepper, and garlic until soft.
  3. Add the meat, salt, and pepper, and cook until it has been heated through, about 30 to 60  seconds.
  4. Add about 1 heaping tablespoon of the crab filling to each phyllo shell.
  5. Arrange the stuffed shells on a baking tray, and bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Top each stuffed shell with avocado, and serve immediately.

Butternut Squash Fritters – Phase 3

These Butternut Squash Fritters are easier to make than you think, low calorie, addictive and amazingly crisp-tender! A must-have appetizer for everyone!

Butternut Squash Fritters

Yield: 8 servings

Butternut Squash Fritters Serving Size: 3

Ingredients:

  • 1 butternut squash (about 3 pounds), peeled and shredded
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine butternut squash, flour, garlic, eggs, thyme, sage and nutmeg; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Scoop tablespoons of batter for each fritter, flattening with a spatula, and cook until the underside is nicely golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side, about 1-2 minutes longer.
  3. Serve immediately.

 

 

4 Healthy Fats for a Healthier and Sharper Mind

The fast metabolism diet program has opened our life to great possibilities and as a result, our way of thinking has also evolved, we make a conscious effort to find out the truth about something so we easily dismiss myths which states that “fats” connotes to bad food. In Phase 3, fats is widely enjoyed. It has a lot of health benefits to our body. Aside that it contributes to weight loss, did you know that healthy fats also help maintain a healthier and sharper mind?

healthy fats
You may not believe it, but eating healthy fats is great for our brain memory. Our brain is composed of 60 percent of fat. Fueling our brain with healthy fats encourages ketosis in our body. Ketosis provides energy to our brain, protecting it from Epilepsy and Alzheimer’s Disease among other brain diseases. Here are the healthy fats you can indulge for  a healthier and sharper brain memory:

1. Salmonfatty fish, salmonSalmon is heavily rich with omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids improve our brain function like memory, speaking ability and motor skills. Salmon is best eaten when steamed or lightly grilled. This is to preserve the integrity of the omega-3s. You can check our salmon recipes here.

2. AvocadoavocadoAvocados are rich in monounsaturated fats that lead to an increase in the production of acetylcholine, in which this neurotransmitter plays an important role in our learning and memory development. It also promotes healthy blood flow, in which it means having a highly functioning brain.

3. NutsnutsNuts are naturally rich in Vitamin E and unsaturated fats, which promotes better brain functioning. Almonds, pecans, and walnuts help protect your brain from declining your cognitive skills.

4. Coconut Oil

coconut oilCoconut oil contains Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) that helps improve your cognitive function, help build lean muscle tissue and support fat loss. Coconut oil can also help regenerate and improve the nerve function inside your brain.

Don’t be guilty if you are fond of eating healthy fats, after all they are good for our body and brain! I for one is addictive to nuts so I usually have it in my purse as my go to snacks. Try it rather munching the junkies!

Black Olive Tapenade – Phase 3 Condiments

black olive tapenade phase 3

If you’re bored using the same condiments to your snacks and sandwiches, then it’s time to try this Black Olive Tapenade. This condiment originated from France that consists of healthy ingredients like herbs and olive oil. Black Olive Tapenade is used as an appetizer, often spread on bread. You can use sprouted grain bread for your Phase 1 (omit the olive oil) and phase 3 breakfast/snack together with sprouted grain bread.

Ingredients:

  • 5 or 6 tbsp black olives, sliced
  • 2 sage leaves
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions On Making Black Olive Tapenade:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a mixer and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve with sprouted grain bread or use for cooking.

 

Baked Zucchini Sticks – Phase 3

Finger foods are extremely popular during the Summer season. It has become one of the favorite on-the-go snacks to some of us because they are easy to prepare. Today, we’re creating a healthier version of finger foods through these Crispy Baked Zucchini Sticks.

Baked Zucchini Sticks Phase 3

This fun and creative way of representing Zucchini with delicious safflower mayonnaise will surely satisfy your cravings!

Serving Size: 4 sticks

Baked Zucchini Sticks Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside. Combine bread crumbs and cashew cheese in a shallow dish. Combine egg white and almond milk in another dish and beat with a fork until well blended.
  3. Dip each zucchini stick first into the crumb mixture, then into the egg white mixture, allowing excess to drip back into the dish. Roll again in the crumb mixture to coat.
  4. Place zucchini sticks on prepared baking sheet; spray with cooking spray.
  5. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with safflower mayo and enjoy!

Creamy Avocado Zucchini Noodles – Phase 3

Avocados add a silky consistency and cheese-like richness to this Creamy Avocado Zucchini Noodles recipe. Toss this with pasta, or use it as a healthy mayo substitute for your sandwiches this Phase 3.

creamy avocado zucchini noodles

Serving: 1 1/2 cup.

Creamy Avocado Zucchini Noodles Ingredients: 

  • 2 large zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

For the Sauce:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice (from squeezed lemon)
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Spiralize your zucchini and set aside on paper towels so that any excess water is soaked up.
  2. In a food processor, add avocados, basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts, lemon juice and sea salt and pulse until finely chopped. Then with the motor still running, add olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified and creamy.
  3. Drizzle olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat then add zucchini noodles, cooking for about 1 to 2 minutes until tender.
  4. Add zucchini noodles to a large bowl and toss with avocado pesto. Season with cracked pepper and a little Cashew cheese for toppings. Enjoy eating!

Buckwheat Porridge with Rhubarb – Phase 3

If you’re up for a light but satisfying and fulfilling meal this summer, then this Buckwheat Porridge with Rhubarb is suitably right for you! The sweet and delectable rhubarb, roasted until it reaches a smooth and luscious texture, is then served together with buckwheat porridge and finally topped with blueberries to achieve that healthy and satisfying meal to kick-start your day!

Buckwheat Porridge with Rhubarb Phase 3

Serving Size: 2 

Ingredients: 

  • 200g (7 oz) rhubarb, chopped into bite size pieces

BUCKWHEAT PORRIDGE

TO SERVE:

  • 1 cup of blueberries (or fruit of your choice)
  • pinch of stevia/xylitol, to taste.

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180 celsius (350 Fahrenheit) and place the rhubarb on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
2. Add the rhubarb and drizzle with stevia/xylitol over the top and toss to combine. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender and the rhubarb has released some of its ruby juices.
3. While the rhubarb is roasting (or even better, the night before) soak your buckwheat. Soak them in warm water with a splash of apple cider vinegar until they are soft enough that you can squish them with your fingers.
4. Drain and pop in a blender with cinnamon, stevia, and almond milk. Pulse until you get to a consistency you like.
5. If you’d like to serve your porridge warm you can either microwave it or place it in a small saucepan and heat gently until warm.
6.To serve divide between 2 bowls and topped with rhubarb, some of the rhubarb juice, blueberry, and stevia.

NOTE: You can add pinch of lemon juice to achieve blend consistency.

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