New Cookbook- Volume 11: Light & Easy Meals

Brand new cookbook now available!

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30 light, easy meals for all phases of FMD.
They are sugar free, full of healthy ingredients and delicious. Your whole family will love these recipes, even if you are not on The Fast Metabolism Diet Plan!

This is a PDF file you can download to your computer and print out at home. Or, you can save it to your tablet for a paper free, easy to use option!

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Included are these yummy delights:
Strawberry Cucumber Salad
Tuna Salad Pickle Boats
Chicken Shawarma Salad
Tarragon Pesto
Zoodles with Tarragon Pesto
Lamb and Butternut Squash Stew
Breakfast Tomatoes
Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Tacos
Salmon Avocado Salad
Chicken and Asparagus Skillet
Creamy Tuscan Chicken
Tahini Salmon with Zoodles and Tomatoes
Chicken Sweet Potato Poppers
Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs
Garlic Roasted Radishes
Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing
Cauliflower Tortillas
Thai Red Curry Beef
Bacon Cauliflower Soup
Bruschetta Chicken
Italian Sausage Zucchini Boats
Stuffed Pepper Soup
Ground Turkey Hash
White Bean & Tuna Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
Vegetable Soup
Chicken Kabobs
Persian Chicken Tray Bake
Chicken Piccata
Chili Lime Chicken Tray Bake
Vietnamese Pork Spring Rolls

Chocolate Hummus - Phase 3

My son loves hummus. He would eat it for every meal, every day, if I let him.

This morning, I mentioned chocolate hummus and he got pretty darn excited. So, I have white beans cooking to make him some.

You can use chick peas if you want, or black beans or white beans.
Hershey's Regular Cocoa (not the Special Dark) or you can use raw cacao. It seems like a lot of cocoa but it is necessary. 

For the oil, you can use olive oil, like I do- olive oil and chocolate go so well together!! Or, if you want, you can use grapeseed oil- it has no flavor. 

You can cook the beans from dry or use canned- your preference. I always cook mine from dry because it is a huge cost savings and I am all about saving money. Save the aquafaba, because you might need it. 

Start out with the lesser amount of olive oil and add more as you need. I like to add enough that my Vitamix does not have to work too hard but it is still thick. 

Add more sweetener if you want. 

Chocolate Hummus
Phase 3

1 1/2 cups cooked white beans
2T raw white sesame seeds
1/4 cup xylitol or stevia equivalent
1/2 cup Hershey's regular cocoa
1 tsp alcohol free vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 - 1/2 cup olive oil

Put the oil, vanilla, sesame seeds and salt in the blender. Now add the cocoa and sweetener. Beans go on top. Start the blender out on low until everything is incorporated, then switch to high. Blend until it is as smooth as you want. If you need to add more liquid, use water to the aquafaba (bean liquid) from your beans, a tablespoon at a time.  

Scrape into a container and put the lid on. Let sit in the fridge for a couple hours before serving. 

Use standard hummus portions. This is a healthy fat.

Chicken Fajitas - All phases

These are so fast, so versatile! Use the veggies you 
like. I cut my chicken up when I portion it, so it's ready to go. Add lime juice and chili powder and you'll save more time!

Be sure to use phase appropriate veggies. 

Chicken Fajitas
All phase
Makes 4 standard servings

1lb chicken, cut into strips 
1 yellow bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 small zucchini (not in p2)
1 large onion
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp chili powder
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lime
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Cut peppers, onions and zucchini into strips. 

Heat a large skillet on high and add veggies. Sprinkle with half the salt and pepper. Let sit in the hot skillet for a couple minutes to lightly char. Stir and cook another minute, stir and cook another couple minutes. When veggies start to soften, remove to plate. 
Add chicken to hot skillet. Season with remaining salt and pepper, and the chili powder. Add minced garlic and squeeze the lime over the chicken. Throw lime halves into skillet. Brown chicken then stir and cook until browned on both sides. Add veggies back in, then stir. Add cilantro. Taste and add s&p as needed. 

Serve in sprouted wheat or spelt tortillas or lettuce leaves. 

Coconut Lime Black Bean Stew- Phase 3- Vegetarian- I Burn

Whip up this fragrant vegetarian dinner this weekend! Easy and fast to make!

Coconut Lime Black Bean Stew
Makes 4 standard servings of protein, grain and healthy fat

2T coconut or olive oil (use olive oil for I Burn)
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
1 red onion, chopped
1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeƱo, minced (Remove membranes for less heat)- For I Burn use 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 lime- zest and juice
2 cups cooked black beans
2 cups vegetable stock
3/4 cup canned coconut milk
2 cups cooked quinoa (**see note below)

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. 

Add the coriander and cumin seeds- stir and cook just until fragrant, about 1 minute. 

Add the garlic, ginger, diced red onion, and bell pepper. Cook for 4 minutes. 

Add the stock, jalapeno and sweet potato. Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Bring to boil then reduce to simmer and cook until potatoes are tender. 

Add coconut milk, black beans, juice and zest of the lime and bring to simmer. 

Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed. 

Divide the cooked quinoa into 4 bowls. Top with stew. Garnish with the chopped cilantro. 

**Note: If you are making this for I Burn: Either skip the quinoa and recipe makes 4 servings.
If you want to use the quinoa, make sure it is whole grain and the recipe makes 8 servings

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