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    Phase 1 Fast Metabolism Diet Foods

    Phase 1 Fast Metabolism Diet Foods

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    Best Kitchen Trick: Store leftover tomato paste by scooping it by tablespoons onto a piece of parchment (or waxed paper, a small paper plate, or whatever), slip it into a ziplock bag, and freeze. No more half-cans of tomato paste growing fuzz in the fridge!

    MY WEEK IN FOOD - Mom's Kitchen Handbook

    (Skip the optional cheese and sour cream, saute in broth instead of oil, and ladle each serving over 1 cup cooked brown rice) Chicken Fajita and Rice Soup

    Chicken Fajita and Rice Soup - Cooking Classy

    3-ingredient Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts - moist and flavorful chicken in the slow cooker!

    Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts - No. 2 Pencil

    (Omit yogurt, oil and olives; use 1 1/2 pounds chicken to serve 6) Mediterranean Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps - simple and fresh.

    Mediterranean Lettuce Wrap - Camille Styles

    (Stir-fry in a nonstick pan, with water or broth instead of oil) This ground turkey stir fry is fast, easy, and satisfying -- can't beat that!

    Turkey Stir Fry Fiesta - Nutrition Twins

    (Saute in a nonstick pan without oil; use 3/4 lb chicken breast, 4 oz. nitrate-free turkey bacon and rice milk to serve 4) Creamy Chicken Quinoa with Bacon and Mushrooms

    Creamy Chicken Quinoa with Bacon and Mushrooms Recipe

    Use 4 oz chicken, sprouted-grain pita, no feta (olives would be tasty for Phase 3) - Couldn't be simpler, just assemble and serve.

    Greek Chicken Pita

    (Omit oil for Phase 1): Yummy and packed with protein, fiber, and magnesium (and just 5 ingredients)

    High Protein Black Bean Lime Dip (10 Minutes, Vegan)

    (Use Phase-appropriate milk and xylitol) 5-minute Homemade Snow Ice Cream -- Hey, when life hands you snow ... :)

    Snow Ice Cream | Gimme Some Oven

    (Omit oil for Phase 1) Steamed Carrots With Olive Oil and Lemon - Perfect winter side. Carrots are so sweet, there's no need to cover them with heavy sauces.

    Spring Side: Steamed Carrots With Olive Oil and Lemon

    (Use 1 cup black-eyed peas to serve 6) This hearty soup can be made in a pressure cooker or regular pot. Delicious and healthy!

    Spicy Collards and Black-eyed Pea Soup | Recipe from FatFree Vegan Kitchen

    From our blog: Tuna, White Bean, and Arugula Salad -- If you've got leftover quinoa in the fridge, there's noooo cooking here. Nice!

    Tuna, White Bean, and Arugula Salad

    (Omit sugar or sub a drop of stevia) Easy Marinara Sauce for Phase 1 (saute in broth or water instead of oil) or Phase 3 - just 30 minutes to simmer. Great to make a big batch and freeze.

    Easy Marinara Sauce

    (Omit oil, use 1/2 cup canned chickpeas to serve 1) If you don't have kamut, sub 1 cup of any Phase 1 grain for this hearty salad.

    Spiced Kamut and Chick Pea Salad Recipe

    (Leave out the optional wine) Crock Pot Chicken and Rice Soup - a super easy and healthy meal made in the slow cooker. Serve with an extra 1/2 grain serving (like a few brown rice crackers).

    Crock Pot Chicken and Rice Soup

    From our blog: Baby, it’s cold outside — time to snuggle up with a bowl of our (FMD-ified) Cincinnati Chili! It’s rich, hearty, and it’ll warm you up on a snowy night.

    Cincinnati Chili

    Best Ever Mushroom Soup is a hearty way to get your veggies for Phase 1 (use rice milk) and Phase 3.

    Best Ever Mushroom Soup

    (Omit cheese, use nitrate-free turkey bacon): BLT Frittata serves 8 for Phase 1 (sub 3 egg whites for each egg) and Phase 3.

    Recipe for BLT Frittata

    From our blog: Are you ready for one of the quickest, most delicious, and healthy dessert you’ll taste? Fulfill that chocolate craving with this Chocolate Mug Cake recipe for any Phase on the FMD. It’s a rich, chocolatey sensation that only takes a minute to make!

    Chocolate Mug Cake

    Use 1 lb. chicken and 1 cup canned white beans to serve 6 for Phase 1 (serve with an extra 1/2 grain portion) or Phase 3.

    Chicken and Barley Soup Recipe

    (Use tamari, arrowroot, and about 20 drops of stevia instead of honey): Dump-and-go Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin is incredibly tender, moist,flavorful pork tenderloin with a fabulous pan sauce/gravy. For Phase 1 and Phase 2 (no oil) as well as Phase 3.

    The Best Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin - Gonna Want Seconds

    (Omit yogurt, and use 2 cups chickpeas to serve 4): Almost Weekend Soup (aka Soupy Chickpeas with Kale) makes a pretty effortless dinner for Phase 1 (saute in broth instead of oil) and Phase 3.

    Almost Weekend Soup - Bev Cooks

    (Sweeten with a few drops of stevia, and saute in a nonstick pan without oil for Phases 1 and 2) Balsamic-Glazed Chicken with just a few ingredients -- Reducing balsamic vinegar into a tangy-sweet drizzle takes it to a whole new next level. It’s great with pork, roasted veggies––or simple, sautéed chicken breasts.

    Balsamic-Glazed Chicken

    (Sub 10 drops stevia for the maple syrup): Warm Apple Pie Smoothie for a cold winter morning.

    Warm Apple Pie Smoothie

    (Sub xylitol for sugar) Toast the New Year with a Virgin Mint Julep -- and get one step closer to a refreshed, healthy mind and body in the coming year!

    Virgin Mint Julep