Recipe Round-up: Issue 49

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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

Coffee Banana Smoothie [Better Choice]

Image and Recipe Credit: Tania with cooktoria.com

Coffee drinks from Starbucks pack a lot of calories thanks to all the syrups used to sweeten the deal. This delicious coffee smoothie gets a lot of its sweetness from banana, which is a lot more slimming and nutritious. The fact that it also adds some silky smoothness to the drink makes it even better!

Slimming Tip: If you like strong coffee, skip the honey, and your drink will be even more weight loss friendly.

Pumpkin Fluff [Good Choice]

Fun appetizer in the fall

Image and Recipe Credit: Jenna with recipe-diaries.com

Serve this slightly healthier appetizer at your next get together. But instead of serving it with crackers or pretzels, bust out the fruit, which will give this treat a nice boost in fiber. Sliced apples, pears, grapes, and of course, bananas will complement this perfectly.

Filling Vegetable Soup [Best Choice]

Vegetable Soup makes for a great light supper

Image and Recipe Credit: Jaclyn with cookingclassy.com

Looking for a simple way to eat more veggies? Vegetable soups are perfect during the cooler months of the year.

Serve up a bowl with your favorite crusty whole wheat bread for a nice slimming supper.

Italian Sub Salad [Better Choice]

More slimming than the sandwich

Image and Recipe Credit: Lauren with wickedspatula.com

Most of the calories in Italian subs come from white bread – which really is one of the best foods to eat if you want to gain belly fat.

This salad solves that problem. It packs all your favorite Italian sub toppings without any white bread. Perfect slimming win!

Recipe Tip: If you’re vegetarian, replace the meat with tempeh or garbanzo beans.

Sweet Potato Lentils with Peanut Sauce [Best Choice]

Most sweet potatoes are topped with a lot of butter and brown sugar, or maple syrup. While they taste delicious, butter and sugar don’t have any staying power, but are high in calories. So they make it hard for your body to lose weight.

This tasty sweet potato dish is topped with filling lentils, crunchy kale and sweet pomegranate seeds. You still get a lot of flavor, but the toppings are also more filling, so you won’t find yourself reaching for a snack just a few hours after your meal.

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