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London Broil with Mushroom Soup

10.) London Broil with Mushroom Soup

This Phase 2 recipe mixes the delicious taste of the mushroom soup and the succulent pieces of steak meat. High in protein, the steak used in this dish are usually marinated for a long time and then broiled at high cooking temperatures. It is also perfect to serve for every meal and any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds London broil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Prepare the London broil for later cooking.
  2. Add the garlic, mushroom soup, water, basil, oregano, and salt.
  3. Slowly cook the London broil for 6 to 7 hours.

Seared Tuna with Lime and Thyme

Seared tuna is an excellent and an easy-to-make Phase 3 recipe. You will love the delectable taste and meaty texture of the tuna fish that is rich in nutrients perfect to serve at your next dinner party.

Seared Tuna with Lime and Thyme

Ingredients:

  • 4 pcs of  tuna steaks (3/4 to 1-inch thick and about 6 oz each)
  • Juice and zest of one (1) lime
  • 2 tsp of dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp of coarsely-ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of sea salt
  • 1 to 2 tsp of extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions:

  1. On a medium-sized bowl, wash the tuna steaks and then place on a plate to pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
  2. Grate the zest from the lime and squeeze out its juice and then set aside.
  3. Put together the lime zest, salt and thyme in a small bowl and mix. Lightly rub  the sides of the tuna steaks with olive oil lightly. Then rub it with the seasoning mix and make sure to coat them well.
  4. On a cast-iron pan or a saute pan, put some olive oil and heat it. Gradually increase the heat level and put the tuna on the pan.  
  5. Scorch the tuna for about a minute and then carefully turn it over and cook the other side with medium heat. Scorch the current side for another minute until medium rare but make sure not to overcook it to avoid drying and losing its flavor.
  6. After taking out from the stove, sprinkle the tuna with lime juice before serving.                          

Makes 4 servings.

Staying Healthy and in Love on Valentines Day

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Planning to spend quality time with your better half this valentine’s day?  Why not try out activities that not only bring out the love but also promotes good health for both of you. Check out our top 5 suggestions of activities that promotes good health and love this Valentines Day.

1. Take a Hike.

Spend quality time with your sweetheart by taking a morning hike. Communing with nature is always a great way to rid yourself of stress. Plus walking regularly can help you lower blood pressure, improve your moods, and boost your energy. Good company, great conversation, and breathtaking views definitely sounds like the perfect valentines day escapade.

2. Dance your heart out.

Planning to go out for a Valentines day dinner? Why not include dancing in your agenda. Whether it’ll be in a club, garden, beach, or rooftop, twirling around with a hot date on your arm is a fun way to exercise, plus its a classic and nothing beats classic!

3. Go for a tandem bike ride.

A fun way to practice teamwork, you’ll surely get a good laugh out of it. Head out to the local park or to some scenic view outside the city. You can opt to bring a picnic basket with you and just talk the rest of the day away, enjoying the good food and each other’s company.

4. Go Kayaking.

Are you into water activities? Why not go out kayaking this valentines. Hop on to a love boat and start paddling. This is also a good way to practice teamwork.

5. Get a massage.

Not in the mood for any outdoor activity? Why don’t you treat yourself and your partner to a massage. Massages helps reduce stress and anxiety.  It is also a good excuse to get some hands-on time with your valentine. Who knows, you might even get a kiss or two.

Whatever activity you may have planned out, the FMD community wishes you a Happy and Healthy Valentines Day. Share the love!

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Bites – Phase 3

Serves: 15; Serving Size: 3

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Bites - Phase 3

Ingredients:

  • 2 boxes mini phyllo shells
  • 1 (20 oz) can pineapple chunks, drained (or fresh pineapple)
  • 1 Tbsp stevia
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • Heavy whipped cream for toppings

Instructions:

  1. pour in drained pineapple chunks in a non-stick pan.
  2. Stir in stevia and saute pineapple for about 5 to 6 minutes, breaking apart the chunks, until sticky.
  3. Spoon sauteed pineapple into phyllo cups and drizzle with whipped cream. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Cookies – Phase 3

Serves: 14 cookies

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Cookies - Phase 3

Serving Size: 2 cookies

Ingredients:

for the drizzle

  • 1 tbsp (14g) cashew cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ tsp coconut milk
  • 8-12 drops stevia, or to taste

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the oats, almond flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the maple syrup. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 325°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  4. Drop the cookie dough into 15 rounded scoops onto the prepared sheet, and flatten to about half of their original height using a small spatula. Bake at 325°F for 11-14 minutes. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  5. Just before serving, prepare the drizzle by stirring together the cashew cheese, coconut milk, and stevia in a small bowl. Transfer the mixture to a zip-topped bag, cut off a tiny piece of one corner, and drizzle on top of the cooled cookies.

Chunky Guacamole – Phase 3

Serves: 8

Chunky Guacamole - Phase 3

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe avocados, slightly mashed
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. lime zest
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mash avocados with lime juice and sea salt until just combined, but still a bit chunky.
  2. Add in tomatoes, red onion, garlic, lime zest, jalapenos, cayenne and cilantro, mixing well. Enjoy!

Mini Pineapple Tartlets – Phase 1

Serves: 15; Serving Size: 3

Mini Pineapple Tartlets - Phase 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 boxes mini phyllo shells
  • 1 (20 oz) can pineapple chunks, drained (or fresh pineapple)
  • 1 Tbsp stevia
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • Heavy whipped cream for toppings

Instructions:

  1. pour in drained pineapple chunks in a non-stick pan.
  2. Stir in stevia and saute pineapple for about 5 to 6 minutes, breaking apart the chunks, until sticky.
  3. Spoon sauteed pineapple into phyllo cups and drizzle with whipped cream. Enjoy!

Target Recalls Halloween Window Decorations for Choking Hazard

With the Halloween season just a couple of days away, everyone is in the hype for the highly anticipated Trick or Treat party. We’re all in the mood of preparing mouthwatering foods to serve on the table! Kids are excited as well to go shopping for their spooky costumes and Halloween window decorations they’re going to use for that exciting occasion!

HALLOWEEN WINDOW DECORATIONS

But before you go shopping these Halloween decorations endlessly, you might want to pause for a while and read. Target hast just recalled over 127,000 Halloween-themed LED gel window “clings”. The reason for the recall is that these clings might pose choking hazards to your children.

Target Recalls Halloween Window Decorations fo Choking Risk

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall after the clings came apart and exposed their LED button battery compartment. If a child were to swallow the button, they could be at risk on choking.

The recall includes six clings namely:

  • green skeleton
  • pink skeleton
  • purple spider
  • black cat
  • orange pumpkin
  • black bat

These clings had a model number of 234-25-0904 printed on its gel cling’s packaging. Fortunately, Target didn’t receive an incident report yet. But for safety precautions, they initiated a recall. For those who purchased the clings, you can return them at any Target branch for a full refund.

Top 5 Tips You Should Follow to Stay Fit this Halloween Season!

Indulging on the temptation that tricks or treats offer for Halloween season this year? Let’s admit it; it’s not only the kids who munch on candy corns, chocolate bars, and candies during this spooky season. It may only happen once a year, but this stuff is rich in sugar and artificial ingredients.

Too many treats can mean more pounds and calories for us to burn. So how do we stay fit during Halloween?
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  1. Go ahead and plan. First have a wholesome and healthy meal or protein shave before you go trick or treating. Having a meal before attending a gathering can help you avoid hunger pains. This can prevent you from overeating and stuffing down too many candies and sugar.
  2. Exercise or workout, before you went about for trick or treats. This would be the best thing you should do during this year’s Halloween. Studies have shown that people are more likely to eat less after a workout or exercise. You’ll also feel great and you’ll achieve your weight goals. So work out for 30 minutes or more before you get suited up in your Halloween costumes.
  3. Avoid that candy bowl. Yes, even your favorites. Don’t place them where you can easily see them in your house. Serve candies or chocolates that you don’t crave. You’ll be tempted but ask someone to hide these from you.
  4. Eat in moderation. You can enjoy sugar filled goodies every now and then. You don’t need to deprive yourself of eating candies, treat yourself with that BUT in small portions. Even if it only happens once a year, we need to stay on the right track, avoid munching on too many goodies.
  5. Don’t forget your goals. Keep reminding yourself regarding your weight loss goals. Stick some notes where you can see them constantly.

Halloween is the one night where scaring people is the ‘trend’ and candies are bountiful. We should always keep in mind that these sugary treats can turn into monstrous calories that you’ll need to shed off through exercise and workouts.

Eat the chocolates and candies that you want, but again, only in small portions. Keep your eyes on your goals and eat healthy all year long. Check out our delectable fast metabolism diet Halloween recipes here!

Apple Cider Vinegar’s Health Benefits

A lot of positive reviews on the effects of consuming apple cider vinegar on a regular basis are spreading. The amber colored vinegar has been around for quite a long time. It has plenty of uses not only limited to your kitchen.  It is also used to kill unwanted weeds in your garden, metal polisher or use it to clean you coffee makers.

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Going back, this miraculous vinegar contains vitamins and minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, A, B1, B2, B6, C, and E, bioflavonoids, and pectin. It’s also versatile since you can use it for your food and drinks.

If you’re still in doubt with how apple cider vinegar can keep you healthy, here are some of the top benefits you can get:

  1. Helps in Weight Loss – It is rich in acetic acid. Clinical studies had shown that people who consume acetic acid daily for 12 weeks had a decrease in body weight, abdominal fats, and triglycerides. Acetic acid also helps in preventing the increase in body fat and various liver fats.
  2. Treatment for Constipation – To improve your digestion and prevent constipation drink water with 2 tablespoons of this vinegar. Pectin, a water-soluble fiber that helps promote bowel movements is in apple cider vinegar.
  3. Controls Blood Sugar – It helps improve insulin sensitivity. Insulin helps in managing the levels in our body. Mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water and you can drink this 3 times a day.
  4. Improves Your Skin – Worried about your blemishes and wrinkles? You can use this vinegar as a toner. Dilute it with water and apply it as a toner. It also helps in minimizing the appearance of fine lines in your face.
  5. Prevents Infections – The antiseptic properties of apple cider vinegar helps in preventing fungal infections and bacteria. Treat ear infection by rinsing it with diluted apple cider vinegar solution. Drink warm water with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to treat For a bladder infection also known as candidiasis.

There are more health benefits you can get from apple cider vinegar. If you’re planning to buy one, make sure that it’s organic, unprocessed and pasteurized. Avoid those refined and processed AC vinegar. Look for raw apple cider vinegar with Mother in it.

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