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Vegetable Wrap: Fast Metabolism Diet Recipe For Phase 1

For a delicious meal during the Phase 1 of your Fast Metabolism Diet, here is an amazing Vegetable Wrap recipe!

Phase 1

Vegetable Wrap

Ingredients:

  • 1 tortilla bread
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 5 broccoli florets
  • 1 lettuce leaf
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper

How to prepare:

  1. Cut the cucumber and carrot into short and thin strips.
  2. Chop the lettuce leaf and thinly slice the broccoli florets.
  3. Throw all the veggies into a bowl.
  4. Add a dash of lime juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. Toss and turn the veggies to mix well.
  6. Slightly grill the tortilla bread and put the veggie mix on the side.
  7.  Top it with Dijon mustard and carefully wrap it.

ENJOY your PHASE 1! 

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What To Do: Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 1

Phase 1

The Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet consists of carbs and fruits. This phase lasts for 2 days (Monday & Tuesday) and is intended to help your body relax by allowing you to eat foods that are high in carbs, moderate in proteins, and low in fats.

The foods you eat and the things you do in this phase will help stop your body’s “famine alert” state, thus allowing the first step towards boosting your metabolism.

Here is a list of foods that you can eat while on Phase 1:

  • Vegetables – Broccoli, beets, bean sprouts, green leaf lettuce, onions, radish, pumpkin, peppers, tomatoes, winter squash, carrots, celery, cucumber, butternut squash, all kinds of beans, zucchini, parsnips, etc.
  • Fruits- Berries, apple, watermelon, tangerine, pineapple, pomegranate, lime, lemon, mango, orange, papaya, fig, kiwi, cherry, guava, apricot, cantaloupe, etc.
  • Starch & Grains – Brown rice, rice flour, brown rice crackers, brown rice pasta, brown rice cereal, black barley, quinoa, fusilli, sprouted grain bagels and bread, nut flours, tapioca, rice milk, tapioca flour, triticale, oats, etc.
  • Beverages- Water and herbal tea (noncaffeinated).
  • Others- Garlic, ginger, black pepper, white pepper, cinnamon, chili powder, rosemary, sage, thyme, apple cider vinegar, tomato sauce, mustard, chicken broth, vegetable broth, beef broth, pickles, tomato paste, bay leaves, cilantro, mint, chives, oregano, cumin, white vinegar, curry powder, cumin, fennel, nutmeg, basil, etc.

Here are foods that you should avoid:

  • Vegetables – Potato
  • Fruits – Ripe mango, jackfruit, and banana
  • Protein – Beef, chicken with or without skin, lamb, fish, tofu, soy, and mushrooms
  • Beverages – Aerated drinks, packaged fruit juices, packaged coconut water, and alcohol
  • Others – Tomato ketchup, ranch, tartar sauce, barbecue sauce, and sweet chili sauce.

And, since a good exercise is required when it comes to losing weight, below is a morning or evening workout that you should try while on Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet:

  • Arm circles – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Wrist circles – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Neck rotation – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Ankle rotation – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Leg rotation – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Waist rotation – 1 set of 10 reps (clockwise and anticlockwise)
  • Jumping jacks – 2 sets of 20 reps
  • Forward lunges – 1 set of 10 reps
  • Jumping squat – 1 set of 10 reps
  • Spot jogging – 5-7 minutes
  • Mountain climbers – 2 sets of 10 reps
  • Situps – 1 set of 10 reps
  • Crunches – 2 sets of 10 reps

*For Phase 1 recipes, check out our previous posts.

 

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Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 1: Dinner, Chicken Sausage with Brown Rice Fusilli

PHASE 1: Dinner, Chicken Sausage with Brown Rice Fusilli

PHASE 1

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups brown rice fusilli
  • 16 ounces chicken sausage
  • 2 cups cubed zucchini
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Prepare the pasta according to package directions, being careful to not overcook the pasta. When the pasta is done, strain and rinse. Set aside.
  2. Cut the chicken sausage into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Preheat a large nonstick skillet. Add 1 tablespoon of water and stir in the sausage, onion, and garlic. Cook on medium heat until lightly browned.
  4. Incorporate the zucchini, broccoli, salt, and pepper, and cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 3–5 minutes.
  5. Add the pasta to the skillet and toss until warmed through. Serve immediately. Enjoy this with a small dinner salad.
NUTRITIONAL INFO:
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Calories: 588.7
  • Total Fat: 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 78.0 mg
  • Sodium: 576.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 91.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.0 g
  • Protein: 30.4 g

Source: Haylie Pomroy: Metabolism Whisperer, Spark Recipes

 

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 1: Lunch, White Bean Wrap & Snack, Frozen Fruit Kebab

PHASE 1: Lunch, White Bean Wrap
 White Bean Wrap Recipe
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans BUSH’S® Reduced Sodium Cannellini Beans, drained
  • 2 small tomatoes, diced
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ⅓ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tortillas/wraps
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Place half the beans in a medium bowl; mash gently with a potato masher or the back of a fork. Stir in remaining whole beans, tomatoes, basil, garlic, lemon juice, and cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Spread on the wrap and roll up.

PHASE 1: Snack, Frozen Fruit Kebab

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 cups mixed fruit: Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, pineapple, kiwi

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Thread fruit onto wooden skewers. Place on a plate or tray, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until ready to serve (the fruit will be completely frozen in about 3 hours).

 

Source: She Wears Many Hats, Haylie Pomroy

Fast Metabolism Diet Phase 1: Breakfast, Cinnamon-Apple Pancakes

CINNAMON-APPLE PANCAKES

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Makes 20 pancakes.

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a bowl, stir together the baking mix and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Gently fold in the dry ingredients, then fold in the diced apple.
  3. In a hot non-stick skillet, drop about 1/3 cup of the batter, and smooth out to make eight 3-inch pancakes. Cook until small bubbles appear and the underside of the pancake is a light golden brown.
  4. Flip and cook for a minute more. Serve with Quick Apple Compote.

Nutritional Information (approximately 1 pancake):

  • Calories: 43
  • Fat: .5
  • Fiber: .25
  • Protein: 1.5
  • Carbs: 7

 

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Fast Metabolism Diet Heavy Whipped Cream – Phase 1 and 3

As you probably noticed, we feature heavy whipped cream as ingredients on some of our mouthwatering Fast Metabolism Diet recipes such as Raspberry Frozen Fruit Mousse, Blueberry Cheesecake Waffles, and a whole lot more. Most of you are wondering if FMD allows the use of the heavy whipped cream in recipes since it’s mostly made with milk.

heavy whipped cream

To help you ease your anxiety, the fast metabolism is here to tell you that yes, you can use heavy whipped cream on this diet . After all, we’re not using those conventional, commercial whipped cream full of chemically-induced ingredients! We’ll create an FMD compliant, healthier version of whipped cream made with natural goodness!

You can use heavy whipped cream in Phase 1 and 3 since it does not use any dairy milk. You can use this recipe as you prepare your delicious desserts, parfait, mousse, and dessert recipes.

Ingredients:

Directions:

1. Mixed the egg whites and non-dairy milk until there are no more lumps in your mixture.
2. Spread and apply the heavy whipped cream to your favorite fast metabolism diet recipes!
3. Lastly, serve and enjoy eating!

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.

4 Easy, Delectable and Healthy Recipes For Your Kids

There is nothing more fulfilling than to see yourself and your family embarked together on a journey towards a healthier lifestyle. What better way to begin this journey than to encourage our loved ones to start eating healthy food?

 

4 Easy, Delectable and Healthy Recipes For Your Kids

But encouraging our kids to eat healthy food can be challenging since they prefer to eat junk foods. How then do we inspire and encourage them to eat healthy foods?

We present these four (4) delectable and healthy recipes that your kids will surely love!

And what’s more? They are incredibly quick and easy to make! You won’t need to worry about finding the time to prepare these dishes.

1. Zucchini Pizza Bites – Phase 1/3

If your kids are craving for pizza, zucchini pizza bite is a perfect and healthier alternative. These “bite-size” pizzas are designed to make eating fun and will surely keep your kids coming back for more! This is also an awesome dish to prepare as an appetizer during parties. Here’s a quick look on how to prepare the dish:

Zucchini Pizza Bites - Phase 1/3

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large Zucchini sliced into rounds
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste (of you can substitute with 1 can or 28 ounces of crushed tomatoes)
  • 2 leaves fresh basil, sliced
  • ¼ tsp oregano, dried and any other herbs or spices you desire
  • 1 ½ brown rice cheese (for Phase 1) almond/cashew cheese (for Phase 3) – grated or small slices

Instructions:

  • Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  • Slice the zucchini about 1/4″ thick, discarding the ends, and pop on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil
  • Smear on some tomato paste with the back of a spoon, add the herbs, sprinkle with grated or sliced cheese.
  • Pop under the grill for a few minutes (no more that 5) until cheese is melted. Yum!

2. Watermelon Cake – Phase 1

Who says cakes can only be made from fine flour, sugar, butter, and other unhealthy ingredients? Perish the thought! Eating cakes can be healthy whenever you want it to be! Try this watermelon cake which only consists of healthy fruits and delectable whipped cream!

Watermelon Cake - Phase 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole 5 kg (11 lb) seedless ripe watermelon
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipped cream (made from egg whites and rice milk)
  • Strawberries and figs
  • Berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)
  • Other Phase 1 fruits you want to add!

Preparing the Whipped Cream:

  • 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:

  • Place the watermelon on a large chopping board. Slice the top and bottom of the melon to create a flat top and base.
  • With the melon standing on one end, remove the rind, including the hard white flesh. Alternatively, you may like to cut the rind off in sections and trim to achieve the same cylindrical appearance.
  • Pat the cake dry with paper towel, place it on a cake stand or serving plate and set aside. Cut some of the strawberries in half lengthways and pile it to make a sturdy layer.
  • Now add the fig halves – they look best face-up and on a slight angle. Fill any gaps with strawberry halves, raspberries and other fruits you want to include in your cake.
  • Pour your heavy whipped cream to smooth the surface of your cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy eating!

3. Spiced Oven-Fried Sweet Potatoes – Phase 3

Choosing a healthy lifestyle absolutely does not mean we are forbidden to indulge ourselves with our favorite food.It simply means, we need to prepare a healthier option for it.

Spiced Oven-Fried Sweet Potatoes - Phase 3

So for the fries-lovers out there, this Spiced Oven-Fried Potatoes recipe is the perfect deal!

Ingredients:

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1 sliced garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder and dried oregano.
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat a rimmed baking sheet in a 450 degrees F oven.
  • Cut 3 large sweet potatoes into wedges and toss with salt and 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Arrange cut-side down on the hot baking sheet. Roast until golden brown on the bottom, 30 minutes, then flip and sprinkle with 1 sliced garlic clove and 1 teaspoon each chili powder and dried oregano.
  • Roast 15 more minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

4. Non-Dairy Cheese Popovers – Phase 3

These cheesy, fluffy little bites of Non-Dairy Cheese Popovers make a savory party appetizer or snack that is totally mouth-watering and super healthy too! Get the recipe here.

Non-Dairy Cheese Popovers

With these incredibly easy and delectable recipes, you’ll be ensuring that your kids are eating healthy and the grandest part is, they won’t be complaining about it.

Snowy Mango Cream – Phase 1

Looking for desserts this Winter season? Something snowy like the Snowy Mango Cream could be the perfect match to complement the winter chilly breeze we’re experiencing. Even though it’s getting cold outside, that is not an excuse not to enjoy a jolly recipe like this that we are about to try. Its creamy goodness and mango puree will satisfy your sweet tooth while being healthy this winter!

Snowy Mango Cream - Phase 1

Serving Size: 1 12-ounce glass

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup pureed mango
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened rice milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream (made of egg whites and rice milk)
  • 2 tablespoons stevia
  • pinch of sea salt

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. In a medium bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup of the pureed mango and unsweetened rice milk. In a separate bowl, whisk the cream with the stevia and salt until it just hold stiff peaks.

2. Fold the cream into the mango mixture. Divide the fool between 4 (4-to 5-ounce) glasses and chill until stiff, 1 hour. Divide the reserved 4 tablespoons mango pure between the glasses and serve.

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