Recipe Round-up: Issue 51

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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

Black Bean Lava Cakes [Good Choice]

Image and Recipe Credit: Davida with thehealthymaven.com

If you’re a chocolate lover (or addict, it’s a fine line after all), you’re guaranteed to fall in love at first bite with these chocolate oozing treats. Never mind the fact that the main ingredient is black beans…you’ll be too smitten with the taste to care. But you can give yourself a huge pat on the back for adding fiber to an otherwise empty calorie dessert.

Southwestern Avocado Toast [Better Choice]

Avocado and salsa make toast more fun

Image and Recipe Credit: Melissa and Marcus with mywholefoodlife.com

Next time you’re needing a quick out the door breakfast, skip the breakfast bar and try this tasty avocado toast idea. Just top your toast with avocado and salsa and you’re good to go.

Make it even faster by using a Wholly Guacamole pack, so you don’t have to take the extra minutes to mash you avocado.

Romanian Pea and Chicken Stew [Better Choice]

Peas take center stage in this delicious meal

Image and Recipe Credit: Adina Beck with foodista.com

For some reason, peas in America are pretty boring – you can find them hiding in vegetable mixtures or eat them steamed. They simply lack flavor. Which is too bad, since peas are a great source of fiber and are a great slimming food.

This Romanian pea and chicken stew put peas front and center, with a flavor that’s so robust and addictive, you’ll be craving them again and again. In fact, don’t be surprised if your family requests this dish quite often.

Recipe tip: If you’re vegetarian, substitute the chicken with diced potatoes and garbanzo beans and cook in vegetable broth.

Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili [Best Choice]

sweet potatoes taste great in chili

Image and Recipe Credit: Jaclyn with cookingclassy.com

While salads are a popular way to eat more veggies in the summer, soups trump in wintertime. However, a lot of soups lack in substance and leave you hungry just mere hours after your meal.

One of the reasons we love this chili recipe is because it has a lot of staying power thanks to the sweet potatoes and beans. The sweet and hearty flavor is also perfect for warming up on a chili evening. Or just enjoying as a leftover for lunch at work.

Spinach Tomato Saute [Best Choice]

sautee tomatoes with spinach for a delicious side

Image and Recipe Credit: Erin with 5dollardinners.com

Next time you’re considering serving some spinach toss in some tomatoes and garlic. It’s a simple way to cut the earthy taste of the spinach and add a delicious Italian flavor to this easy dish.

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