Comments (0)December 18th, 2010Posted by Dr. Charles D.C. in FLF Approved Fat Burning Recipes

Protein Packed Holiday Smoothies That Burn Fat All Day Long!

These recipes are sure to brighten anyones Holiday. If you are looking for a delicious holiday treat but do not want to destroy the progress that you worked so hard for, try one of these recipes. They are packed full of holiday goodness and healthy ingredients that are guaranteed to give your metabolism a boost and slim down your waist line.

Holiday Fat Loss Recipe


Delicious Candy Cane Coffee

1 cup vanilla almond milk  (or, 1 cup brewed coffee)
1 scoop  chocolate protein powder
1- 6oz. cup Greek yogurt -vanilla
1/2 tablespoon instant coffee (more or less to taste) (you don’t need this if you are using coffee in place of milk)
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract or a spring of fresh mint if you have it
1 candy cane (if desired-can be omitted)

Blend using Magic Bullet or Blender.

Makes 1 serving

Nutrition Info:

Calories:  274
Protein:  40 grams
Carbs:  16 grams
Fat:  4 grams

Ginger Bread Protein ShakeGingerbread Cookie Shake

1 cup vanilla almond milk  (or, 1 cup brewed coffee)
1 scoop  chocolate protein powder
1- 6oz. cup Greek yogurt -vanilla
1/2 tablespoon instant coffee (more or less to taste) (you don’t need this if you are using coffee in place of milk)
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract or a spring of fresh mint if you have it
1 candy cane (if desired-can be omitted)

Blend using Magic Bullet or Blender.

Makes 1 serving

Nutrition Info:

Calories:  274
Protein:  40 grams
Carbs:  16 grams
Fat:  4 grams

Protein Pumpkin Pie MoussePumpkin Protein Shake

1 scoop Prograde Vanilla Protein Powder
1 6-oz. Plain or Vanilla Greek yogurt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tablespoon 100% Pumpkin (not pie filling)

Blend in food processor, put in a fancy dessert cup, and enjoy!

Nutrition Info:

Calories:  225
Protein:  42 grams
Carbs:  10 grams
Fat:  1 gram

Smoothies take little to no time to make and can really bring your metabolism back up to it’s fat burning capability. I bet you didn’t realize that eating healthy could be so good! Give it a try today.

Thanks to leankitchen.com for providing these healthy recipes.  For other healthy holiday recipes check out the flf approved fat burning recipes.  If you haven’t gotten you copy of our ever popular Fat Loss Factor Program or if you’d like to learn a simple tip on how to lose weight fast to boost your metabolism, you can click the link and watch a short video.

Happy Holidays!

Mike

Comments (0)November 24th, 2010Posted by Dr. Charles D.C. in FLF Approved Fat Burning Recipes

Healthy Holiday Green Beans

I can’t take credit for this recipe, It is courtesy of Whole foods,one of my favorite places to shop.
I do love Green Beans and this is a perfectly delicious and healthy recipe!

Green Beans With Shallots And Almonds

Serves 6 to 8

Serve these green beans on a large platter with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the top.
They make a great side dish for holiday meals as well as roasted fish or grilled shrimp.

Ingredients: green bean recipes

Salt and pepper to taste
1 pound fresh or frozen green beans, trimmed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped shallots
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon chopped oregano
2/3 cup blanched almond slivers, toasted

How To Cook:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until just tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a small pot over medium heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and light golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Add shallots to hot, drained green beans. Add parsley, oregano, salt and pepper and toss gently. Transfer to a serving platter, garnish with almonds and serve.
Nutrition

Per serving :3oz ( hand sized portion)

Calories: 110
Carbohydrates: 7g
Fiber: 7g
Protein: 4g
Fat: 9g

The fat in these green beans comes from healthy olive oil and almonds. This side dish is a very nutritious extra to serve at your holiday feast. To get started with your own healthy meal plan, check out the Fat Loss Factor program. Enjoy!

Comments (0)November 24th, 2010Posted by Dr. Charles D.C. in FLF Approved Fat Burning Recipes

Perfect Holiday Turkey Recipe

This recipes is perfect for any holiday feast. healthy roasted turkeyLight, healthy, and very tasty! Herbs are always a great thing to add to your diet.
They have great health properties as well as lots of flavor!

Perfect Holiday Roasted Turkey

This recipe serves:  8

Ingredients

1 whole fresh turkey, 10 to 14 pounds
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
3 sprigs fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried
4 sprigs fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried
2 bay leaves, crushed
2 medium onions, roughly chopped into 1-inch pieces
3 carrots, roughly chopped into 1-inch pieces
3 stalks celery, roughly chopped into 1-inch pieces
2 shallots, peeled and halved

Cooking Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.

2. Remove the giblets from the turkey and save them for another use or discard. Rinse the turkey, inside and out, with cold water and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper inside and out.

3. If you are using fresh herbs, chop them. Combine the herbs, bay leaves, onions, carrots, celery and shallots together and stuff the mixture into the cavity of the bird.

4. Place the turkey in a roasting pan. Rub the olive oil under the skin of the turkey. Tuck the wings back, under the bird and truss it. ( Google trussing if you don’t know what it is :-) )

5. Place the turkey in the oven and roast until the skin is golden brown and crisp, the juices run clear when the thigh is pierced with a sharp knife, and a meat thermometer reads 170°F, about 3 hours. While it cooks, occasionally baste the turkey with the juices that collect in the roasting pan.

Note: Allow the turkey to rest for 20 minutes and check that the temperature has come up to 180°F. (The bird will continue to cook after removing it from the oven).

6. Transfer the turkey to a serving platter. Remove the vegetables from the cavity and discard. Let the turkey rest for about 20 minutes before carving, and then serve.

A serving of turkey is around 6-7 ounces…. about the size of the palm of your hand.

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 8
Per Serving:
Calories: 290
Carbohydrate: 0 g
Fiber: 0 g
Fat: 8 g
Protein: 49 g

To get started with an easy to use, healthy meal plan check out the fat loss factor program.