Recipe Round-up: Issue 4 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

Grilled Peanut Butter and Pomegranate Sandwich [Good Choice]

Image and Recipe Credit: Jessica with jessicamurnane.com

This is a great way to replace your traditional jelly with a low sugar, higher fiber item. And right now pomegranates are in season! If you like crunchy peanut butter, there’s just no reason for you not to enjoy the crunch and squirt of this juicy fruit. Speed up the prep by buying pre-shelled pomegranates at your grocery store. Also, you might like to stir the pomegranate into your peanut butter before spreading it on your bread. Keeps the seeds from falling off, you know.

Slimming tip: Make this recipe more slimming by toasting two slices of whole wheat bread in the toaster and skipping out on the fat from the coconut oil. The peanut butter provides plenty of fat as is.

Orange Chicken Salad [Better Choice]

It is citrus season! Take advantage of the bright specimens on display in your grocery store by adding a pop of color and sweet flavor to any salad. This one here is a perfect example.

Slimming tip: Make this recipe even more slimming by replacing half of the chicken with garbanzo beans and cutting the dressing in half!

Broiled Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Honey [Better Choice]

grapefruit is full of fiber and vitamins

Image and Recipe Credit: Cat with therusticwillow.com

Already have the oven on for dinner or just to warm up the house? Put it to good use by browning the top of this winter fruit once it’s sprinkled with a touch of sugar. But beware! Too much sweetness defeats the purpose of tart flavor and a slimming low calorie dessert.

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein [Best Choice]

spaghetti squash makes this slimming

Image and Recipe Credit: Kelsey with littlebitsof.com

We enjoy using spaghetti squash in winter recipes as a replacement for rice noodles. For a less hands-on approach, I cook the squash in the Crock Pot until it’s almost done. It can finish “stir-frying” in the wok.

Recipe Tip: If you don’t like sweet dishes, leave the coconut sugar out, since spaghetti squash already has a natural sweetness to it.

Roasted Tomato Soup [Best Choice]

Image and Recipe Credit: Lindsay with lindsaypleskot.com

I am such a sucker for tomato soup, and I’m always looking for ways to make it more hearty. Chunky lentils and steel cut oats ought to help. Have picky eaters? The blender keeps the additives your little secret.

Slimming Tip: Use vegetable stock to make this recipe most slimming.

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