|Almond Butter & Yogurt,|
nuked Apple & Cinnamon
Adding this spread may lower bread's glycemic index (a measure of a food's effect on blood sugar). A study from the University of Toronto found that people who ate almonds with white bread did not experience the same blood sugar surges as those who ate only the slice.
Try it for a change from peanut butter in sandwiches, or make a veggie dip: Mix 1 tbsp Almond Butter with 2 tbsp fat-free plain yogurt. Or add a dollop to oatmeal for flavor and protein.
|Pomegranate Spinuch Salad|
The juice gets all the hype for being healthy, but pomegranate seeds deserve their own spotlight. In addition to being loaded with folate and disease-fighting antioxidants, they are low in calories and high in fiber, so they satisfy your sweet tooth without blowing your diet.
Pop the raw seeds on their own (many grocery stores sell them preshucked) as a snack at your desk. Use them in salads instead of nuts. They are especially delicious on raw baby spinach with lemon-poppy seed dressing.
Thyme-Chile Celeriac Puree
One reason to spice up your meals: You'll crank up your metabolism. A compound in chiles called capsaicin has a thermogenic effect, meaning it causes the body to burn extra calories for 20 minutes after you eat the chiles.
Stuff chiles with cooked quinoa and marinara sauce, then roast them. To mellow a chile's heat, grill it until it's almost black, peel off charred skin and puree the flesh. Add the puree to pasta sauces for a one-alarm kick. Or stir red pepper flakes into any dish you enjoy.
|Crispy Yogurt Chicken|
Dietitians often refer to plain yogurt as the perfect food, and for good reason: With its trifecta of carbs, protein and fat, it can stave off hunger by keeping blood sugar levels steady.
Use low fat plain yogurt instead of mayonnaise in chicken or potato salad, or top a baked potato with a bit of yogurt and a squeeze of lemon juice. You will save 4.7 grams of fat per tablespoon. Look for Greek yogurt, which has more protein than other versions.
?(ﾟ_｡)?(｡_ﾟ)? Poteto is not really good for weight reduction, which I wrote before...
|Quinoa Cinnamon Raisins Walnuts|
Curbing hunger is as easy as piling your plate with this whole grain. It packs both fiber (2.6 grams per 1/2 cup) and protein, a stellar nutrient combo that can keep you satisfied for hours.
Serve quinoa instead of rice with stir-fries, or try Krieger's take on a scrumptious hot breakfast: Cook 1/2 cup quinoa in 2/3 cup water and 1/3 cup orange juice for 15 minutes. Top with 1 tbsp each of raisins and chopped walnuts.
I did not know about Quinoa until I wrote this blog.
A lot of kind of food you still can eat for losing weight (*^ーﾟ)b ♪