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Essential grocery list for the Fast Metabolism Diet

Chickpea Soup with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Basil -- great for Phase 1 (just skip the oil). Sub veggie broth for the chicken stock, and this is a vegan soup.

Crock Pot Hungarian Beef Goulash from our newsletter -- takes just 15 minutes to throw into the slow cooker! Hearty fall dinner for Phase 1.

Homemade Sugar-Free Ketchup from our newsletter -- takes just 5 minutes to throw together, and you've probably got all of the ingredients in your pantry! So much tastier than the bottled kind.

Spiced Pear Smoothie -- made with rice milk and sweetened with stevia, this smoothie makes a perfect Phase 1 portion for one.

Make chili your medicine! Try our Anti-Inflammatory Chili (great for arthritis or joint pain) and immunity-boosting ACHOO! Chili. Both are designed for Phase 1. Check out our blog for the recipes.

Chicken and Brown Rice Jambalaya is easy to adapt for Phase 1. Just saute the chicken breast in broth (instead of oil), and use nitrate-free chicken or turkey sausage.

Turkey and Oat Burgers -- With oats, Vidalia onion, and diced tomatoes inside, these look juicy and delicious. Serve open-faced for Phase 1.

This blows my mind!: Microwave Minute Muffin. Mix 1/4 cup quick oats, 1 egg, handful blueberries, sprinkle of brown sugar, and 1 tbsp soy or almond milk in a mug, and microwave for 1 min (+30 sec if not firm).

One Perfect Bite: Strawberry Salsa--this could be done with baked rice tortillas

Who needs potato chips and Corn Nuts? Make these roasted spicy chickpeas instead. (I forgot how good toasted chickpeas are!)

How long to bake basically every fruit and vegetable to turn it into a chip, great for snacking!

Apple pie smoothie - 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1 cup chopped raw apple, 2 tsp walnuts, 2 TB ground flaxseed, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 cup cold water, 5 large ice cubes Omit flaxseed and walnuts for phase 1

Ramen noodle salad. Similar to a cabbage version I love, but with BROCCOLI SLAW!

Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili Recipe

  • Karen Swanson

    Leave out the corn and toppings for fmd. you could use a sprouted tortilla instead of the whole wheat tortilla.

Sweet Hawaiian+Crockpot Chicken 2lb. Chicken tenderloin chunks 1 cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup soy sauce Crockpot 6-8 hours

Super Simple Hawaiian Chicken Recipe (take out oil, cornstarch and water ... serve over brown and wild rice - Phase 1 - Fast Metabolism Diet)

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