Buy 5, Drop 5
Put these power foods on your plate and eat your way to a smaller size.
Breakfast: Farro Bowl
- Place ½ cup cooked faro in a small, microwavable bowl. Add ½ cup milk and microwave for 20 seconds. Stir in ½ cup grape halves and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon chopped nuts and ½ teaspoon lemon zest.
- Faro in a whole-grain healthy diet can help blast belly blub –and this one’s chewy texture is low fat.
Lunch: Chicken Salad Boats
- Mix ½ cup shredded dark-meat chicken (skin removed) with ¼ cup grape halves, 1 tablespoon chopped red onion, and 1-tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste. Spread on four large endive leaves to serve.
- Endive, the leaves of this pale veggie – which has next to no calories – were made for dipping.
Snack: Veggie Dippers
- Mix together ½ cup Greek yogurt and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning. Serve with 1/3 head endive and ½ cup snow peas for dipping.
- Snow peas help turbocharge fat burning by up to 30 percent.
Dinner: Chicken Endive Flatbreads
- Add ½ teaspoon olive oil to a pan on medium-high heat. Add ¼ cup sliced red onion and cook, stirring frequently, until caramelized, about 20 minutes. Top a tortilla with ¼ cup shredded Gruyere cheese, ½ cup shredded endive, and the onion. Bake in a 425-degree oven until the tortilla is lightly browned and cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Halfway through, top with ½ cup fully cooked diced white-meat chicken.
- Whole chicken is juicy, iron-rich dark and low-fat white means with lots of options for hunger squashing meals rich in lean protein.
Snack: Roasted Grapes with Yogurt
- Arrange 15 grapes on a cookie sheet and drizzle with 1-teaspoon olive oil, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and ¼ teaspoon sea salt. Bake at 450 degrees until skins become firm, approximately 15 minutes. Top with 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt to serve.
- Red grapes are sweet and contain a compound that can block fat cells from forming.