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!
My Rainbow Fresh Fruit Popsicles are so beautiful that you might find it somewhat difficult to eat them… until you realize that they are only 50 calories! What’s even better? There is no added sugar and zero grams of fat.
My California Shrimp Omelet is absolutely delicious and a fantastic way to have breakfast for dinner. Enjoy!
My Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream Bites are so delicious and satisfying… and the best part is that you can eat all 8 bites for only 220 calories! Packed with 18 grams of protein and healthy fats, these are great before bedtime when you’re looking to satisfy that sweet tooth!
It’s zucchini season, so what better time than right now to make my zucchini muffins? If the thought of veggies in a baked good twists your stomach, think twice! Just remember the beloved carrot cake; that’s a veggie too!