There’s no need to give up some of your favorite foods in an effort to lose weight and keep it off. Here are some yummy healthy meal ideas that will still fit into your healthy eating plan.
French Toast a la The Diet Solution
2 slices Sprouted Grain, Spelt or Rice bread (we’ve tried using all of them and they all work well)
2 whole eggs
1 TBSP butter
Maple Syrup or Apple Sauce (no sugar added)
Cinnamon to taste
Scramble the 2 eggs in a bowl large enough to fit one slice of bread. Dip the bread and make sure it is coated generously with the egg mixture. Heat a pan (on low to medium) large enough for 1 or 2 slices of bread and add the butter. Once the butter is melted in the pan (if it begins to turn brown, you have the heat up too high) add the bread coated with the egg mixture. Cook the bread on each side for 3-4 minutes covered (I find that covering the pan cooks the egg more evenly but you can cook it uncovered as well). Serve with maple syrup (1 tsp per slice is more than enough) or topped with apple sauce and cinnamon (that’s how I like mine.)
Is this a cheat meal or a meal “off” of my usual healthy eating? Not at all. All of the ingredients are wholesome and natural and fit right into mine (and your) healthy eating plan. If you need or want a bit more protein with your breakfast, you can add a piece of bacon, breakfast sausage or even another egg on the side.
Enjoy your French Toast!
Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 20 minutes
Makes 6 servings
• 6 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed, trimmed of fat
• 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into spears
• 1/2 pound white button mushrooms, thinly sliced
• 6 large shallots, peeled and halved
• 4 cloves garlic, peeled
• 1 cup dry white wine
• 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary, or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
• 1 teaspoon sea salt
• 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
• 1 1/2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
Place chicken, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, shallots, garlic, wine, rosemary, salt and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker; stir to combine. Put the lid on and cook on low until the potatoes are tender, about 5 hours. Before serving, remove bones from the chicken, if desired, and stir in vinegar.
**You can freeze this stew for up to 1 month.
Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
·1 head of cauliflower
·1 small onion (red or yellow)
·1-2 TBSP organic butter
·1-2 cloves of garlic (this will depend on your taste)
Steam or boil the cauliflower. Chop the onion and sauté it with either olive oil, butter or coconut oil. (My sister used olive oil. I used butter).
Add the cooked cauliflower to the sautéed onions and sauté together for approximately 8 minutes.
Take the cauliflower and onion sauté and puree in a food processor or blender. Add a tablespoon or more of butter and blend.
Take 2 cloves of garlic and chop them up into small pieces. Add more olive oil, butter or coconut oil to pan and cook the garlic until brown (but try not to burn it).
Pour the garlic into your mashed cauliflower and mix by hand.
These delicious little shortcakes are made in muffin cups.
¼ cup sifted coconut flour
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons raw honey
¼ teaspoon Celtic Sea salt
¼ teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon baking powder
Blend together butter, eggs, honey, salt and vanilla. Combine coconut flour with baking powder and whisk into batter until there are no lumps. Pour batter into greased muffin cups. Bake at 205 Degree C (400F) for 15 minutes. Serve topped with fresh strawberries and a little bit of whipped cream. Makes 6 cakes.
All of the above recipes are courtesy of The Diet Solution Program
Isabel De Los Rios is a certified nutritionist and exercise specialist who has already helped over 25,000 people all over the world lose weight, regain their health and permanently change their lives. She is the author of The Diet Solution Program and the Owner of New Body – Center for Fitness and Nutrition in New Jersey.