Posts Tagged ‘Phase 1’

Baked Apple with Raspberry

baked apple with raspberry

Apple is one of our ever favorite fruits that we always find it hard to not live with, right?  But have you ever thought that an apple can actually be baked? This Phase 1 recipe is a sweet treat and at the same very healthy. Enjoy this snack and savor the unique flavor of this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 4 green apples, cored
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dried, unsweetened or apple juice sweetened raspberries
  • ¼ teaspoon Stevia

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the cinnamon, raspberries, and stevia in a bowl.
  3. Add the mixture to the apple accordingly.
  4. Place the apples in a glass baking dish.
  5. Bake the apple in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes or depending on the tenderness of the apple desired to achieve.
  6. Let seat and cool for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy.

Sautéed Spinach

Sauteed Spinach

Vegetable lovers out there here is a perfect dish for you. A very simple recipe which can be cooked virtually by anybody especially those who are in Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program. The best way in cooking this recipe is to drain and dry the spinach leaves as well as you can, using a salad spinner if need be, before cooking them.

Ingredients

  • 2 large bunches of spinach, about 1 lb
  • ½ cup of water
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cut off the thick stems of the spinach and allow any excess dirt to be removed by filling up a bowl or your sink with water and soak the spinach in it.  Drain the spinach and then repeat soaking and draining. Remove any excess moisture from the spinach using a salad spinner.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 Tbsp of water over medium high heat. Add the garlic and sauté for about 1 minute or until garlic starts to turn brown in color and starts to create broth.
  3. Lift the spinach using two spatulas and transfer it to the pan. Add the spinach to the pan, packing it down a bit if you need to with your hand. Do this a couple of times. Cook the spinach for about a minute with the pan covered. Uncover and turn the spinach over again. Cover the pan and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Remove the heat after 2 minutes of cooking with the pan covered and if the spinach is completely wilted.
  5. Drain any excess moisture from the pan.
  6. Sprinkle with salt to taste and serve.

Cucumber Tuna Salad Bites

Cucumber Tuna Salad Bites Phase 1

These little bites are a perfectly portioned snack, full of protein and kicked up a notch with the flavors of dill, mustard and onion. Couldn’t this dish be the easier way to enjoy any tuna recipe? If you worry about how to maintain a beautiful and sexy body, this Phase 1 recipe is for you.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. onion, raw, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. celery, raw, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh dill, minced
  • 2 cups or about 7.4 oz. cucumbers with peel, sliced (equivalent to about 16 slices)
  • 3 oz. canned wild tuna (choose boneless and skinless, packed in water, no salt added)
  • ½ tsp. yellow mustard

Directions:

  1. After washing the vegetables, chop onions, celery, and dill. Also, slice the cucumbers with skin still unpeeled.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined with the exception of the sliced cucumbers.
  3. Using a spoon, put tuna salad on top of the cucumber slices. Serve and enjoy!

Quinoa Berry Bowl

Quinoa Berry Bowl

Having problems with cereal breakfast that does not satisfy you and leave your stomach bloated? Then this recipe is for you. Quinoa Berry Bowl is good for someone who is trying to achieve a high protein diet, healthy fat, and fiber in the Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program. This dish is particularly very convenient for individuals who need to wake up early for work and other important activities since it is easy to prepare and doesn’t consume much of your time.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup (175 to 250 mL) cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup (125 mL) strawberries, chopped
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) rice milk

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a bowl of any size, mix the cooked quinoa and berries and stir.
  2. Pour the milk on top of the mixture. Serve and enjoy.

Spinach Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad with Orange Vinaigrette (Phase 1)

Nowadays, orange is often used in all meals not just in preparing smoothies or punch. It can now be added in meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner which makes this fruit is perfectly suitable to be added to this Vitamin C rich salad and protein combined green Spinach. You would enjoy the taste of this dish while just starting the 1st Phase of the Fast Metabolism Diet program.

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices beef fillet
  • 2 oranges, zested
  • 2 small oranges, juiced or 1 large orange, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 to 12 ounces pre-washed spinach

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven for 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Put the beef on a baking sheet and then cook it until it turns into a crumble or up to 10 minutes. Pull the beef out of the oven and let it cool down. Tear the fillet slices and place in a container and store it in the refrigerator.
  3. Mix together the orange zest, orange juice, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper then blend until smooth. Relocate to a container and store it in the refrigerator.
  4. In a large bowl, place the spinach and add enough vinaigrette in order to coat the spinach. Sprinkle the fillet crumbles and mix with vinaigrette.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Warm Turkey Bacon

Spinacha and Strawberry salad with warm turkey bacon

Who would have thought that our all time favorite fruit could be turned into one great and healthy recipe? Combined with the nutritional benefits of spinach, this strawberry recipe is perfect for those who are starting the 1st Phase of the Fast Metabolism Diet program. Add to that is the mouth-watering taste of Turkey bacon all mix and made into an easy-to-make salad good for every meal of the day. Enjoy and have fun eating!!

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices Turkey bacon, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon xylitol
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Mixed the spinach, strawberries, and shallots in a large bowl.
  2. Place the slices of Turkey bacon on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes or until it becomes crispy. After letting it cool a few minutes after getting out of the oven, crumble the bacon slices.
  3. Put the mustard and xylitol in a skillet under mild heat. Stir the mixture until xylitol is dissolved.  Add the vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to accentuate taste.
  4. Add the crumbled bacon slices to the salad, pour over the bacon vinaigrette, and toss until coated thoroughly. Serve immediately.