Recipes: What You’ll Find
What would our Metabolic Jumpstart program be without some yummy recipes and ideas to get you started? You’ll find a few simple recipes for several categories of food. Try some. Try all. Find what you like, and include your favorites as part of your new meal plan. But, you don’t have to stop here. Be creative and try to make up some of your own recipes. And, if you find one that’s out of this world, please share it with us. We’d love to include it in our recipes’ section. On the following pages, you’ll find recipes and ideas for:
- protein dishes
- salsas and chutneys
- vegetable dishes
- vegetable salads
- salad dressings
- vegetable dips
- cereals (Phase 3)
Most recipes can be used for all phases. The only recipes you have to save are cereals, which are for Phase three. All recipes may also be carried over to our Lean to Wellness program.
Recall that proteins are very important nutritional building blocks. Your body composition depends on protein. Following are a few recipes and ideas to help you prepare and cook as simply as possible. Marinades and rubs add great flavoring to your meats, and those recipes can be found on page 14. Many of the following recipes will make more than one serving which is nice if you’re trying to feed your family as well. But, if you’re the only one to prepare for, then you’ll have a few leftovers which only need reheating when you’re hungry. This saves you time for future meals!
Salsas & Chutneys
Salsas and chutneys are great toppings for fish, poultry, and steamed vegetables. They can be stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator for about four to five days. Depending on how fast you can chop and mix, preparation time can be less than five minutes. Just mix and chill for 30 minutes before serving. What a great way to add a little flavor to your foods!
Vegetables Side Dishes
Vegetables are the best source of carbohydrates. They provide your body with a plethora of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and fiber that keep you running optimally. By getting at least 10 servings of vegetables and fruits per day, you’re protecting your body from free radicals that cause illness and disease. Following are a few simple recipes that go along with any protein dish. Eat up!
Following are a few salad recipes that are not your usual greens topped with veggies and a dressing. Try them for variety and to keep your meals exciting.
Salad doesn’t have to be boring, and we’re provided several dressing recipes since you’ll be eating a lot of them throughout the next 28 days. Dress them up so you’ll look forward to meeting them for your next meal date. Just mix them up and keep them in an airtight jar to last for weeks.
Liven up your veggie sticks with a bit of zing. Our vegetable dips are sure to please. Just put them into a small blender and puree. Enjoy!
We have found that bone broths have many beneficial effects due to its rich protein and mineral content. These broths contain the proteins glycine and proline, and nutrient-rich gelatin, which is a cooked form of collagen. The first protein, Glycine, is an amino acid used in the synthesis of hemoglobin (red blood cells) and other essential chemicals in the body. Glycine supports the detoxification of your body during your weight loss. The second protein, Proline, is known to have great effects on the skin, especially in conjunction with vitamin C. The last component, gelatin, plays an important role in the function of our digestive system.
When you’ve been eating cereal from a box your entire life, it can be difficult to give it up. Habits are difficult to break, but it won’t be with these replacements. While the following recipes are healthy, they are only meant for Phase 3 of the Metabolic Jumpstart program. You’ll also be able to use them when you advance to our Lean to Wellness program.
Keeping blood sugar levels even over time can help moderate cravings and thus help to maintain a healthy weight. Here are some fun and healthy snacks to get you through your day.
The Finish Line
Congratulations! You’ve reached the finish line for the Metabolic Jumpstart? Hopefully, you’re feeling much better physically since you started. Maybe you’ve even dropped a few pounds. Best of all, you should be feeling much more confident with your eating habits. If not, no worries! As you continue to work on your eating habits with our Lean to Wellness program, you’ll soon know how to select healthy foods without referring to our guide.
As you delve into our Lean to Wellness program, you’ll find that it’s very similar to Phase 3 of our Metabolic Jumpstart program. Therefore, transitioning will be simple. During Lean to Wellness, we’ll reintroduce some of the foods we eliminated during the 28-day Metabolic Jumpstart. In fact, you’ll get to enjoy beef, dairy, and even potatoes! If you’re a vegetarian, you’ll still have the awesome protein choices from Metabolic Jumpstart, but we’ll also allow organic tofu and tempeh.
If you’re ready, let’s get started with our Lean to Wellness program. Before you know it, you’ll be crossing the final finish line to weight loss and feeling better than ever!