My pumpkin debuts of the season are my Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies! I wanted to create something unique to have for breakfast (of course, you could enjoy these any time of day) instead of the standard bowl of oatmeal and egg whites.
How about a delicious dessert that contains ingredients that may assist in fat burning and increasing energy expenditure? Does this appeal to you?
My Choco PB Brownie Cakes are the perfect solution to kick that sweet tooth craving to the curb with all of the flavor and none of the guilt!
How about eating “pizza” without one ounce of guilt? My Portabella Pizzas allow you to have the flavor of pizza without the calories, carbohydrates and fat by simply swapping the standard crust with a portabella mushroom cap and using low-fat cheese versus the full-fat version.
If you have ever been on a mission to lose weight and/or reduce body fat, then most likely you have become familiar with the term “thermogenic.” But what exactly does this mean and why is it so prevalent in the fitness industry?
My Fiesta Taco Salad is loaded with a variety of flavorful ingredients and textures that make this dish stand-alone. The best part is that you can serve it as a side dish or simply add your favorite protein, such as grilled chicken or steak, and it becomes a meal in and of itself.
Thermogenics. If you’re involved in fitness and/or constantly seeking to improve your physique, you’re almost certain to be familiar with this term; however, if you’re not, thermogenic means tending to product heat. Why does this matter to us fitness enthusiasts?
Zucchini is such a versatile vegetable. With its mild flavor and subtle texture, it can be used in a variety of dishes. With that being said, I used it in today’s recipe for the base of my Meatball Parm Stuffed Zucchini, as it allows for the full flavor of the meat to come through and provides a low-carb alternative to the standard bread roll or pasta that typically accompanies this dish.
All foods are "thermogenic,” because the body must use energy to digest them, however, not all foods elicit the same thermic effect; lean protein from solid food sources has the most thermic effect, while fat has the least. This THAI RED CURRY CHICKEN recipe features the following foods and spices that have been deemed to be elevate thermogenesis.
By swapping just a few ingredients in a standard chicken Florentine dish, you can significantly reduce calories without sacrificing any of the flavor. My version has only 5 grams of fat per serving! To further the light fare, serve with steamed veggies or rice instead of a heavy pasta. Enjoy!