Weight loss Recipes
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon coconut aminos
1 tablespoon fish sauce
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 cloves of garlic
1 1/2 pound shrimp, raw, peeled
Melt the coconut oil in a big skillet over low heat. Mince the garlic and throw it in with the coconut oil. Keeping the heat low, stir for two to three minutes. Throw in the shrimp and sautee until pink – about four to five minutes. Stir in the coconut aminos, pepper and fish sauce, and sautee for another minute. Plate your shrimp and turn up the burner under the skillet. Heat the combined oil and liquid in the pan for a minute or two and pour over the shrimp. Finally, top each serving with a tablespoon of fresh cilantro.
Not all vegetarian meals are as healthy as they may seem. Some are packed with fat and calories and are slim on protein. Luckily, we have some recipes for vegetarians that are not only delicious, they’re light on calories and will have you shedding the pounds in no time. Check out these meal replacement recipes from Fitness Magazine:
Souffle Omelet with Zucchini, Artichoke and Cheddar
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
12 large egg whites
1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
1 cup chopped tomato
8 ounces zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/3 cups shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
First, heat up the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Then add the tomatoes, artichokes and zucchini, cooking for five minutes and stirring occasionally. Beat the egg whites with a hand mixer until you see them forming soft peaks. Add the whole egg, pepper and salt, and stir. Heat a separate 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add the egg mixture, cooking two to three minutes. Slide the omelet onto a plate using a spatula then return it to the pan with the cooked side facing up. Cook 10 to 12 minutes. Place the veggie mixture and cheese on half the egg, then fold it over to enclose the filling. Lightly press down with the spatula and enjoy!
Farfalle with Watercress, Cherry Tomatoes and Feta
3 cups watercress leaves
2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
8 ounces farfalle pasta
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Cook the farfalle pasta according to the directions on the box. Next, place the cheese in a large bowl and top with the watercress. Before you drain your pasta, take ¼ cup of the water and pour it over the watercress. Put the tomatoes in a colander and drain the pasta over them for a super-quick blanch. Finish it off by tossing the watercress and cheese and sprinkling with pepper for a quick and healthy lunch.
Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion and Spinach Quesadilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups thinly sliced onion
9 ounces baby spinach
4 ounces semi-soft goat cheese
4 8-inch tortillas, whole-wheat flour
Grab a large nonstick skillet and heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in the thinly sliced onions, sugar and salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are dark golden brown. Then remove them from the pan and add the spinach and 1 tablespoon of water to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and turn off the heat. Spread about a quarter of the goat cheese on each tortilla and top with tomatoes, spinach and onion. Fold closed and press lightly. Heat the skillet back up and place two folded quesadillas in it. Cook for about two minutes per side, or until golden brown.
Did you know you can quickly bake a brownie with Naturade® Total Soy? Mix 2 scoops of chocolate powder, 1/4 cup water in small bowl, bake in microwave oven about 2 minutes. Add a tsp. sugar free caramel topping and YUM – a chocolate caramel brownie for 165 calories.
- 2 oz papaya juice
- 2 oz coconut juice
- 2 oz orange juice
- 1 scoop ice cream
- 1/3 cup Naturade® Protein Powder
Pour juices into blender and turn blender on. Add 1 scoop of ice cream (experiment with different flavors for a variety of unique shakes). Finally, add your favorite flavor of Naturade® Protein Powder and blend until smooth and creamy. If you’re not near your blender, make this Fruity Island Delight in your Naturade® blender bottle and Enjoy!
- 6 oz milk, soy milk or water
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp strawberry preserves (or any fruit preserve or jelly)
- 1/3 cup Naturade® Protein Powder of your choice
Pour milk, soy milk or water into blender and turn blender on. Add peanut butter and jam to liquid and continue to blend. Add your favorite flavor of Naturade® Protein Powder and blend until rich and creamy. You can also enjoy this Crazy Peanut Butter & Jelly Shake when you’re on the go. Use your Naturade® blender bottle and Enjoy!
- 5 oz milk, soy milk or water
- 1/3 cup Naturade® Total Soy Bavarian Chocolate
- ½ banana
Pour milk, soy milk or water into blender and turn blender on. Add banana to blender, then add Naturade® Total Soy Bavarian Chocolate. Blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy this rich, chocolate-banana treat in place of one meal a day.
An American favorite! Make a great tasting, sugar-free, fat-free, banana protein shake with Naturade Total Soy Meal Replacement. This creamy drink isn’t too sweet, it’s fat free and is a healthy choice for breakfast or any time of the day. You can prepare a sugar-free banana protein shake in just minutes.
- 2 Scoops of Naturade Total Soy Vanilla
- 1 tablespoon of sugar free/fat free instant banana pudding (or your choice of flavors)
- 6 oz. water
- Several ice cubes
Mix in blender until smooth. Enjoy!
- ½ cup plain yogurt (4 oz)
- 6 oz orange juice
- 1/3 cup of your favorite Naturade® Protein Powder
Pour orange juice into blender and turn blender on. Next, add yogurt and continue to blend (also try vanilla yogurt or other flavor of your choice). Finally, add your choice of Naturade® Protein Powder to the blender and blend into a delicious creamy orange treat! If you want to enjoy your Classic Orange Cream Cycle Yogurt Shake while on-the-go, shake all in your Naturade® blender bottle and Enjoy!
Topical Mango Madness Smoothie
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 passion juice
1/2 tablespoon yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
1/3 cup Naturade NRG Protein Booster (Vanilla)
Naturade NRG Protein Booster is a time-tested combination of soy, milk and egg protein that supplies the complete amino acid profile your body needs to support the growth of bones and muscles. This all-natural protein blend assures that you get all the essential amino acids your body can not produce on its own, in just the right combination. You need Naturade NRG if you’re not getting enough dairy and egg products in your regular diet, especially if you’re also avoiding cholesterol and fat. In 1950, Naturade pioneered in promoting the health benefits of soy protein, with its NRG formula. Now, the Food and Drug Administration has agreed that 25 grams of soy protein daily may reduce the risk of heart disease when used in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Over 40 clinical studies have shown that soy protein helps lower total and LDL cholesterol. One serving of Naturade NRG Protein Booster supplies almost two thirds of the soy protein you need daily to fight America’s number 1 killer of both men and women. Our Identity Preservation (IP) process assures you that the genetic integrity of our soybeans has been maintained throughout planting, harvesting and processing—just as nature intended. And Naturade NRG is formulated with high grade soy protein isolate without the extra fat or aftertaste of whole soybeans so you can confidently add protein to the foods and drinks you prepare with no carbohydrates and no added sugar.
You can also use Naturade NRG Protein Booster in cooking to add protein to sauces, soups, stews and casseroles or to cereals, pancakes and muffins. Vanilla Flavor has little taste so you can add it to most foods.
Add 1/2 cup diced peaches with the juice (Del Monte has those little pre-measured fruit cups with no sugar added) to 2 scoops vanilla powder and bake a little peach “cobbler” in the microwave.