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Quick-and-dirty solution when you don't have a cherry pitter

How To Pit Cherries with a Chopstick - Jeanette's Healthy Living

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad -- simple and filling for Phase 1 (minus the oil and sesame seeds) and Phase 3.

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

Easy Chickpea Ratatouille - just dump it all into a casserole dish and bake. Serves 7 to 8 for Phase 1 (without oil) or Phase 3. Sub 15 drops of liquid stevia for the maple syrup. Love the idea of putting leftovers in a burrito!

Recipe Page | Plant-Powered Kitchen

Crunchy Onion Rings add pizzazz to salads on any phase. FMDer Rose Wagner created this brilliantly simple recipe, and we're hooked.

Yum! Crunchy onion rings for your next salad - Haylie Pomroy

Hibiscus Tea Popsicles with a hint of cinnamon and ginger -- sweeten to taste with stevia or xylitol, and enjoy these fun red popsicles anytime on any phase!

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins - great for Phase 1 or Phase 3 (you can use a whole egg on Phase 3, instead of the whites)

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins from Jamie Eason

Roasted Summer Vegetable Soup for any phase -- super easy. Just roast veggies (try bell pepper, onion, and/or cabbage for Phase 2) and blenderize with broth and spices (skip the dollop of sour cream)

Roasted Summer Vegetable Soup
  • Kaysandra Smith

    Great a soup that can be eaten unlimited

  • Jacqueline Biesiadecki

    Amazing soup! Jersey tomatoes are starting to arrive and make delicious soup. I added green 3/4 of a green pepper and a seeded jalapeño that added a little spice

Savory Pickled Beets -- with instructions for canning (or just stick the jars in the fridge to eat now!)

Coconut & Lime // Rachel Rappaport: Savory Pickled Beets

Lemony Lentil and Chickpea Salad with Radish and Herbs - makes a fresh, filling meal for 8. Works for Phase 1 (without olive oil) or Phase 3. Sweeten the dressing with about 10 drops of stevia instead of honey.

Grilled Peppers and Lentil Salad makes a healthy, delectable meal for Phase 1 (without oil or olives) and Phase 3.

Grilled Peppers and Lentil Salad |

Small Batch Recipe: Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles — for those piles of cukes at the farmer's market (or taking over your garden) -- great on any phase.

Family dinner for all phases: Beef Kebabs on Skewers made with ground beef and great spices.

Family Dinner: Beef Kebabs on Skewers

Mexican Grandma Salsa gets its smoky goodness from tomatoes, jalapenos, and garlic that are quick-blackened on the grill.

Mexican Grandma Salsa recipe on

Strawberry Heirloom Salad with a sweet balsamic reduction -- skip the sprinkle of cheese at the end, and this makes a luscious Phase 1 side dish.

Strawberry Heirloom Salad - My Invisible Crown

Grill party! Margarita Pork Tenderloin is juicy, zesty, and perfect for all phases of the Fast Metabolism Diet. Thanks to Gina Roberts of Kiddler, Mo., for this finalist recipe.

Grill party! Margarita pork tenderloin - Haylie Pomroy

4 Ways to Use Leftover Herbs (including that basil that's overtaking your garden right now!)

4 Ways to Use Leftover Herbs

Green Tomato Salsa Verde - no-cook, so it's easier than the usual tomatillo version. Great with grilled chicken or pork

Green Tomato Salsa Verde - WonkyWonderful

Watermelon Whole Fruit Popsicles - nothing but fruit! Perfect, chilly snack (each pop is a full serving)

Nourishing Meals: Watermelon Whole Fruit Popsicles

Slow Cooker Chicken Ropa Vieja - this traditional Cuban dish gets lightened up. Works for Phase 1 (saute in broth instead of oil) or Phase 3.

Chicken Ropa Vieja | Skinnytaste

Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad for the 4th -- with mint, lemon juice and vanilla stevia for extra lusciousness.

Sugar Free Macerated Fruit Salad Recipe - Linda Wagner

Lemony Chickpea Burgers are fluffy and delicious! Get this reader finalist recipe from our blog.

Reader recipe: Lemony Chickpea Burgers - Haylie Pomroy

Citrus Cilantro Grilled Chicken for all phases (leave out the oil for Phase 1 and Phase 2)

Citrus cilantro grilled chicken

Blueberry, Tarragon, and Apple Water -- if you munch the fruit at the end, count it as your snack!

10 New Sassy Water Recipes

Freezing Strawberries - Step by Step Guide - get the sweetest, most delicious strawberries you can find from your local farmers.

Step-by-Step Guide to Freezing Strawberries - The Lemon Bowl
  • lisa schreckengost

    Hello!! My friend just told me about you book, where can I find it at? I need to loose a total of 75lbs but I really need to loose 30 lbs in the next couple months so that I can switch my medicine. Also is this diet plan ok for breast feeding ?