Recipe Round-Up Issue 31 of 2017

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Full Plate recipes help you lose weight because they’re both slimming and filling.

The more fiber a recipe contains the better it is for losing weight and filling you up.

We categorize our recipes 3 ways, good, better, best.

  • GOOD recipes contain an above average amount of fiber
  • BETTER recipes contain a higher amount of fiber
  • BEST recipes contain the highest amount of fiber

Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Bowl [Good Choice]

Image and Recipe Credit: Danae with

I have to admit, most of the time I see recipes like this one, they don’t include beans. I suppose that’s because so many people are focused on the fish. But black beans are totally traditional Caribbean. And add a smooth flavor to the dish that takes it from ok to phenomenal. And if you’re vegetarian, they make it possible to enjoy the meal without the fish.

Since mangos are in season right now, don’t be shy. Chop the juiciest one you can find!

Skinny Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus [Better Choice]

Image and Recipe Credit: Mel with

Hummus isn’t exactly the right word for this spread. Unlike hummus, you can enjoy this brownie batter dessert hot, cold, or at room temperature. And it tastes amazing just eating it from a spoon.

But I love using it as a topping on a nice fruit bowl, or even better, my pancakes or morning oatmeal bowl.

Slimming tip: You can leave off the chocolate chips without compromising taste. And you can shave off quite a few calories. You can also make this diabetic friendly by replacing the maple syrup with pyure sugar.

Lemony Kale, Chickpea, and Avocado Salad [Best Choice]

Image and Recipe Credit: Traci with

Half way through the summer, we start getting real tired of salads, but see no point in slaving away over the stove when there’s plenty of heat outside. One way to beat boredom is to add more varieties. Like this delightfully refreshing kale salad. Go on, try it. It’ll get you out of that salad funk this weekend!

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