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3 Fast Metabolism Diet Gift Ideas For your Dad

Father’s Day is one of the most celebrated affairs across the world as it purposely honors our modern heroes, our fathers. Father’s day is a perfect time to recognize a Father’s role in our lives who unceasingly become our provider since day one in terms of financial, stability, and physiologically speaking. Ensuring that their children receives high-quality education, security and shelter gives them a sense of pride as the head of the family.

3 Fast Metabolism Diet Gift Ideas For your Dad

Now that their special day is fast-approaching, it is our turn to give back the huge favor they continually do for us, even in simple ways. They are worth celebrating, so why not do something charming for them on their special day. Gift is but a normal tradition for such occasion. If you’re at loss on what gifts to prepare, here are our 3 unique, creative, and fast metabolism diet related gift ideas for daddies out there.

1. Non-stick Grill Pan

Since the Father’s day generally fall on summer season (in which we all love), chances are high that your father is ready for a grill party. This Grill pan is perfect for grilling foods like shrimp, scallops, fish, chicken, your favorite fruits and veggies, and among other FMD recipes. Perhaps he can start a diet with the new grill!

2. Hammock Quilted Fabric with Double Pillow Size

Daddies are most likely stressed out after a week-work. And we are aware how bad stress can be to any Dad! Stress is a great metabolism killer, it wreaks havoc to their effort in keeping healthy. So it’s time to get a relaxation tool that they deserve, a comfortable hammock to lie on suits him to enjoy this summer.

3. Go out for a hiking or Outdoor activities

If your Dad loves adventures and outdoor activities, then this is the perfect opportunity to have a family bonding outside the four walls. Your family can go on for a hiking trip, mountain climbing, beach volleyball, and others. Not only you are able to bond with Dad but also get the benefit of maintaining your family’s fitness level while engaging to such activities.

Let us pause for a moment to acknowledge our dad in shaping us up to become a better person. Without their thoughtful advice and guidance, we wouldn’t be where we are now. The fast metabolism diet community wishes everyone a Happy Father’s day and hope you have a blast.

Spicy Delectable Pork Tenderloin – Phase 3

Go fancy tonight with this Spicy Delectable Pork Tenderloin. After all the day’s hard work, we deserve some yummy, juicy dish served on the table. You’ll never go wrong with this recipe to add to your quick indulgence of meaty dinner. Go below for full instructions:

Spicy Delectable Pork Tenderloin - Phase 3This is packed with black peppercorn and spices that gives off the aromatic scent complemented with a dash of stevia for a sweet and spicy meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. whole clove of garlic
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • ½ tsp. whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp. dried sage
  • 2 tsp. stevia/xylitol
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Finely grind the cloves of garlic, bay leaves, and whole peppercorns using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle and toss with the sage, sugar, and salt. Pat the spice mixture evenly onto all sides of the tenderloin.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tenderloin and sear on all sides — about 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to the oven, and roast until the tenderloin’s internal temperature reads 140 degrees F — about 20 minutes.
  4. Transfer the meat to a clean cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve hot, room temperature, or cold.

Roasted Pork Loin with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette – Phase 3

Roasted Pork Loin with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette is an appetizing, simple and quick dish to prep for any occasion!

Savor the taste of tender juicy pork loin with roasted garlic vinaigrette on the side. Roasted garlic vinaigrette also makes a perfect dressing for your salad and appetizing dish!

Roasted Pork Loin with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette - Phase 3

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea Salt
  • 1 (3 1/2 to 4 1/2-pound) boneless pork loin
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.

For the Roasted Garlic:

  1. Cut the bulbs of garlic in half crosswise.
  2. Place the garlic halves on a sheet of foil, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Fold the foil up and around the garlic halves, making sure they stay flat.
  4. Seal the foil into an airtight package.
  5. Roast until golden and soft, about 60 minutes. Keep the garlic in the foil and let cool slightly.

For the Pork:

  1. Place the pork loin in a medium, heavy roasting pan. Season all sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the pork in the oven 30 minutes after the garlic has started roasting. Roast until an instant-read thermometer registers 140 to 145 degrees F, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. Remove the roasting pan from the oven, cover the pork loin with foil, and let rest for 15 minutes.

For the vinaigrette:

  1. Remove the garlic from the foil. Remove the cloves by squeezing the base of the garlic.
  2. Place the garlic, parsley, and balsamic vinegar in a blender. Pulse the machine until blended.
  3. Drizzle the oil into the blender while the machine is running.
  4. Add the stevia, salt, pepper, and water and blend well.

To serve:

  1. Slice the pork into 3/4-inch thick slices and transfer to a serving platter.
  2. Drizzle some of the vinaigrette over the pork and pass the remaining vinaigrette alongside the pork in a small dish.

Homemade Strawberry Bruschetta – Phase 1

These delicious and healthy sprouted grain bread covered with creamy brown rice cheese and topped with your favorite strawberry fruit makes up a light but fulfilling breakfast this Mother’s Day!

Number of servings (yield):4

Homemade Strawberry Bruschetta - Phase 1

Ingredients

  • 4 thick slices of sprouted grain bread
  • 3 cups diced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 5 tbsp stevia
  • 4 tbsp brown rice cheese

Instructions

  • Toast bread in a toaster.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over high heat. Add stevia and lemon juice and cook, stirring until the stevia melts and the mixture begins to bubble. (30 seconds to 1 minute)
  • Add strawberries and stir until juices begin to exude and the berries are heated through. (30 seconds to 1 minute)
  • Spread 1 tbsp brown rice cheese on each piece of toast. Top with the warm berries.

Shrimp Pasta with Pomodoro Sauce – Phase 3

Who doesn’t love pasta? All of us are craving for sweet and delectable pasta recipes, if not for its impending risks of weight gain and other health issues, we would have long succumbed to those cravings. But fret not! The fast metabolism diet community wants you to enjoy eating healthy foods (even pastas) without worrying about sabotaging your diet!

And since we know that a Mother’s day celebration will not be perfect without a pasta recipe, we present our Shrimp Pasta with Pomodoro Sauce! Relish in the sweet perfect blend of shrimp, spices, and your homemade pomodoro sauce paired with the miraculous Konja Noodles!

These Konjac Noodles will satisfy your cravings for pasta while giving you a fulfilling sensation without ruining your diet! So what are you waiting for? Let’s start cooking this mouthwatering pasta recipe!

Shrimp Pasta with Pomodoro Sauce - Phase 3

 Serving:4
INGREDIENTS
SHRIMP:
  • 1 lb. large shrimp
  • salt, pepper, for taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided

POMODORO SAUCE:

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups diced fresh tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, cut or torn into small pieces
  • salt to taste
PASTA:

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. SHRIMP: Heat 1/4 cup of olive of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Cook until pink, about 2 minutes per side. Remove shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  2. POMODORO SAUCE: In the same pan, heat the remaining 1/4 cup of oil over medium low heat and toss the garlic in. Saute for a minute or two until it smells amazing. Add the tomatoes and broth and simmer for 10-ish minutes. The tomatoes will start to become saucy, and gradually that sauce will start to thicken. This is good.
  3. KONJAC NOODLES: Cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  4. ALL TOGETHER NOW: Add the basil to the thickened sauce and stir to combine. If it needs thickening, let it hang out on low heat for just a little while longer. Season to taste. When the sauce is ready, add the shrimp back in. Serve the sauce over top of the pasta with a little Parm, salt, and pepper.

Spicy Chili with Avocado Toppings – Phase 3

If your mother is up for healthy veggie-filled meals, then this Spicy Chili with Avocado toppings will surely suit her taste! One pound of beef bulk up with eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash and mushroom is one sure guarantee of a sumptuous, healthy, and heavenly meal.

Spicy Chili with Avocado Toppings - Phase 3

Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs ground beef 
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 gloves of garlic
  • 1 medium eggplant (400 g)
  • 5-6 plum tomatoes
  • 2 large bell peppers (red and yellow)
  • 1 medium yellow squash (250 g)
  • 1 medium zucchini (250 g)
  • 1 oz package of mushrooms
  • 1-2 jalapeños (to taste; I used a large one with the seeds and ribs)
  • 6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

1. Sauteed beef with the chopped onion until it turns brown. While they are cooking, mince the garlic and add it in. Stir and add sliced-cubed eggplants.

2. Sprinkle in a little salt to help draw out the moisture.

3. Chop the tomatoes and add them to the pot with another small pinch of salt.

4. Continue to chop (mince the jalapeño) the remaining ingredients adding each to the pot and stirring in.

5. By the time you’ve finished slicing and adding in the ingredients, the beef will be already cooked and moisture will seeping out of the veggies.

6. Stir in the can of tomato paste, spices and lime juice. Cover and lower to a simmer, cooking at least 30 minutes allowing all the flavors to merge.

7. Serve with cubed avocado and cilantro on top.

Irish Sweet Mashed Potatoes With Cabbage and Leeks – Phase 3

A healthier version of Irish Sweet Mashed Potatoes recipe, this recipe combines rich sweet potatoes with vitamin-packed greens from Cabbage and Leeks. This healthy dish is packed with Vitamins A, C, and K.

Irish Sweet Mashed Potatoes With Cabbage and LeeksIngredients

  • 900g (2lb) small sweet potatoes, quartered
  • 450ml (16fl oz) chicken stock without salt
  • 450g (1lb) leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 225ml (8fl oz) coconut milk
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 green cabbage, about 450g (1lb), cored and thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 25g (1oz) olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons snipped

Directions:

    • Place the potatoes, stock and enough water to cover in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil and cook for about 20 minutes or until tender.
    • Meanwhile, combine the leeks, milk, garlic and bay leaf in another large saucepan. Cover and bring to the boil.
    • Reduce the heat and simmer for 15–20 minutes or until the leeks are softened. Drain, reserving the leeks, milk and garlic separately. Discard the bay leaf.
    • In the same saucepan, combine the cabbage and water. Cover and bring to a gentle boil. Cook for 10–15 minutes or until tender, then drain. Squeeze dry and chop finely 4
    • Drain the potatoes and transfer to a large bowl. Add the milk and garlic, and mash. Stir in the leeks, cabbage, nutmeg, salt, pepper and olive oil. Top with the chives.

Baked Eggs Packed with Herbs and Cashew Cheese – Phase 3

Celebrate good health on St. Patricks! Dig in to this healthy, nutritious, green breakfast recipe called Baked Eggs Packed with Herbs and Cashew Cheese. Eggs served to be the perfect meal for breakfast while the herbs and cashew cheese enhance its rich flavor, making your breakfast simple yet extra special!

Baked Eggs Packed with Herbs and Cashew Cheese

  • Ingredients:
    3 Eggs
  • 1-3 tbsp. roughly chopped herbs – parsley, oregano, chives
  • 1 tbsp. shaved Cashew Cheese 
  • Handful of arugula
  • 2 tbsp.  olive oil
    Equipment: oven-proof dish and/or cast iron skillet & baking sheet

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. When oven is warm, place cast iron skillet on baking sheet. Drizzle oil into cast iron skillet and place into warm oven for at least ten minutes before prepping the rest.
3. Break eggs into a bowl, making sure to leave yolks in tact.
4. Carefully take warmed pan out of oven. Place oil into cast iron skillet and then pour in eggs. The heated skillet will immediately start cooking the eggs.
5. Quickly top eggs with herbs and cashew cheese. Place skillet back into the oven and bake for 5-8 minutes, be careful not to overcook!
6. Top with fresh arugula and rustic fresh bread. Serve immediately.

Lobster Fritters – Phase 3

These crispiness, taste like nothing but fresh lobster Fritters with sweet safflower-basil mayonnaise. A perfect finger-food appetizer this St. Patrick’s day!

Lobster Fritters - Phase 3

Ingredients:

  • One 1 1/2-pound lobster
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup safflower mayonnaise
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream (made of egg whites and coconut milk)
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Directions for Preparing Heavy Cream:

1. Mix equal amounts of egg whites with rice milk to make a low-calorie heavy cream substitute. Mix the ingredients until there are no more lumps in your mixture.

Directions:

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Plunge the lobster into the boiling water head first and cook until bright red all over, about 6 minutes.
  2. Transfer the lobster to a large rimmed baking sheet and let cool. Twist the tail from the lobster body and break off the claws. With scissors, cut down the tail shell and remove the meat.
  3. Cut down the center of the tail and remove the dark intestinal vein. Crack the claws and knuckles and remove the meat. Coarsely chop the lobster meat and refrigerate.
  4. In a small saucepan of boiling water, blanch the basil for 30 seconds. Drain and rinse under cold running water. Squeeze the excess water from the basil and transfer the basil to a blender.
  5. Add the safflower mayonnaise and puree. Transfer to a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate the basil mayonnaise until lightly chilled.
  6. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. In a small bowl, whisk the heavy cream with the egg yolk.
  7. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the heavy cream mixture. Stir lightly, then fold in the lobster, chives and melted olive oil.
  8. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg white to soft peaks and fold it into the batter. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, heat 1 1/2 inches of oil to 325°.
  9. Drop four to five 2-tablespoon-size dollops of batter into the hot oil and fry, turning once, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the fritters to paper towels to drain; season with salt.
  10. Transfer the fritters to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while you fry the rest. Serve right away, with the basil mayonnaise and lemon wedges.

 

5 Healthy-Hearty Tips this Valentine’s Day

It can’t be denied that Valentine’s day has become a special occasion and almost everyone joins in the celebration for the month of love. Love is expressed immensely this month not just because it’s the hype but also because it has been a tradition worldwide that is practiced by every human. Love, though looks overrated by some, is not just a feeling but a thing that keeps us alive. Month of love will remind us an important reason to live – love. After all, we are doing everything because of love. We even make a move to a new direction like a new lifestyle because we love our self, because we love our family. So believe it or not, we can’t skip the Valentines celebration. So in this community, we somehow adapt and prepared for such occasion. We would like our fellow dieters to enjoy the month of love as much as possible.

As you breathe the chilly winter breeze, we couldn’t contain our excitement as we look forward to celebrating the Valentine’s day. We become a busy bee as we prepare our romantic surprises and activities to celebrate this happy occasion with our significant other.

5 Healthy-Hearty Tips this Valentine's DayAs we are nearing to indulge some delectable valentine treats, we cannot help but become apprehensive on how to spend this special day without ruining our diet. But, fret not! The fast metabolism diet community is on the rescue to make your Valentine’s day healthy and extra special with your loved one. We want your heart to be happy and “healthy” emotionally and physically.

And so, we give you the 5 healthy-hearty tips this Valentine’s Day.

1. Indulge in Sweet Treats moderately

We all know that Valentines day is all about these delectable candies and chocolate treats, and it’s okay to indulge yourself once in a while. However, be sure to do it in moderation. We recommend you place one piece of each valentine treats served on the table and nibble with it to satisfy your sweet tooth.

If you found your self-control slipping, you can always prepare our mouthwatering Valentine dessert recipes so that you can revel in satisfying your sweet cravings without worrying of ruining your health.

2. Eat more Healthy Fats as your Snacks

Healthy fats are good for your heart. Aside from that, it helps you deal with the intense sugar craving you’re experiencing. Healthy fats such as pistachios, almonds, and nuts help you keep being full, lowers your blood pressure while giving our brain and body the nutrients it need.

3. Watch for Unhealthy Trigger Words

When you’re dining in a restaurant, be wary of the words “battered, creamy, crispy, crunchy, au gratin, en croute, fried, rich, velvety, and sauteed (in butter). It all indicates that the food recipe mostly contains unhealthy ingredients. Except, of course, if the waiter or the restaurant cites all the ingredients used in cooking the food, and if all ingredients are allowed in the diet.

4. Get Active

Who says that your Valentine’s day has to be a dinner and a movie date? Be creative and try something new this Valentine season! We recommend outdoor activities such as a healthy picnic, nature hike, ice-skating, or adventurous outdoor sport activity.

Get your blood flowing and heart pumping to keep your metabolism burning and digest all those foods right away!

5. Prepare a Homecooked meals for your loved one

The best gift you can give to your lover this Valentines day is none other than preparing him a homemade, healthy meal. After all, the way to a man’s heart is through cooking! There’s nothing more gratifying than to taste the rich flavor of food filled with tender, loving, care.

Now that we’ve given you these tips, we hope that you will enjoy in celebrating this special occasions with your loved ones. Make it extra special by preparing these mouth-watering Valentine’s Day Recipes. Happy Hearts day everyone!

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