Fat Burning Foods – Better Body 5
Breakfast: Blueberry-Quinoa Pancakes
- Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. In a food processor, pulse together ¾ cups cooked quinoa, 3 tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed, ½ tbsp. 100 percent maple syrup, ¼ tsp. cinnamon and a pinch of sea salt. Mist a skillet with cooking spray. Spoon quinoa batter into skillet to make two 4-inch pancakes and cooks for 5 minutes, or until golden, on each side. Top pancakes with ½ cup blueberries and ½ tbsp. maple syrup. . About 300 calories.
Lunch: Curried Cauliflower Soup
- In a saucepan over medium-high heat, cook ¼ cup chopped onion, 1 minced garlic clove and 1 tbsp. curry powder in 2 tsp. olive oil for 3 minutes. Add 2 cups cauliflower florets and 1-cup reduced-sodium vegetable broth and simmer for another 8 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender. Using a hand blender, puree until smooth. Stir in 2 tbsp. canned coconut milk and top with 2 tbsp. chopped pistachios. Serve with ½ toasted whole-grain pita cut into quarters. About 400 calories.
Dinner: Coffee Marinated Steak with Mashed Cauliflower
- In a large ziplock bag, combine ¼ cup chilled strong-brewed coffee, 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp. canola oil, 1 tsp. minced garlic and 1 tsp. honey. Add 5 oz. raw skirt steak to mixture, seal bag and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Discard marinade and grill steak in a grill pan for about 4 minutes a side or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Steam 2 cups cauliflower florets for about 8 minutes, or until very tender. Mash cauliflower with ¼ cup 2 percent low0fat milk and sea salt and black pepper to taste. Top with 2 tbsp. shredded cheddar and 1 tbsp. chopped green onions. About 500 calories.