Superfoods for Weight Loss #4 -=≡Σ(((⊃ﾟ∀ﾟ)つ
Chicken Caesar Salad
These tiny fish are the unsung stars of the sea. They are high in protein and loaded with Omega-3s, which also help the body maintain muscle, And they are low in mercury and high in calcium, making them a smart fish pick for pregnant women. If the flavor does not appeal to you, soak them in milk for an hour, it will remove any trace of fishiness.
Use sardines in recipes you like that call for anchovies ,including Caesar salad and stuffing. Or make a sardine melt: Toss whole sardines with chopped onions, fresh herbs and diced bell peppers. Put the mixture on top of a slice of pumpernickel or rye bread, cover with a slice of cheddar and broil.
|Tarragon Chicken Salad with Yogurt|
You can use this herb, a staple in French cooking, in place of salt in marinades and salad dressings. Plus, Tarragon lends a sweet, licorice like flavor to bland foods.
Rub 2 tbsp dried Tarragon on salt with chicken before baking or grilling. Or make a tasty dip by mixing 1 tsp chopped fresh Tarragon into 4 oz low fat plain yogurt and 1 tsp Dijon mustard.
|Parmesan Apple with Bacon|
Drop that rubbery low fat cheese and pick up the real stuff. Women who had one serving of whole milk or cheese daily were less likely to gain weight over time, a study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds.
Grate Parmesan over roasted vegetables. Or snack on a 1 ounce portion with an apple or a pear. (oh yeah! I posted cheese reduces acidity of the apple that damages your teeth, few post ago).
|Edamame Avocado Sandwich|
Do not let the fat content of an avocado (29 grams) scare you - that is what makes it a top weight loss food. The heart-healthy monounsaturated fat it contains increases satiety. And it is terrific summer party food.
Add avocado to your sandwich instead of mayo for a creamy texture and a shot of flavor. Avocados do contain a lot of calories, so it is best to watch your portions. One easy way to do it: Try Wholly Guacamole's 100 calorie fresh guacamole packs ($3; grocery stores or WhollyGuac.com). They are easy to pack in your lunch and pair with chopped vegetables.
|Spaghetti with olive oil, basil & garlic|
Like avocados, olive oil has healthy fat that increases satiety, taming your appetite. But that is hardly its only slimming feature. Research shows it has anti-inflammatory properties. Chronic inflammation in the body is linked to metabolic syndrome.
Drizzle your salad with olive oil and you will increase the antioxidant power of your veggies, a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition notes. Or toss pasta with a few teaspoons of olive oil fresh basil and sauteed garlic. Add this oil to your summer menus for a flatter tummy by fall.
I introduced 20 of Superfoods for Weight Loss.
Now, you can enjoy reducing your weight.
But my suggestion is,
"if you consume the energy more than intake, you never gain weight".
Did you know that "the Stretching burns your fat"?
Let's be healthy (*^ーﾟ)b ♪