FC Week 8: Waist Trimming Recipes Even for the Non-Cook

by Anna D

Last week, we had some fun while doing a cardio workout that does not include the treadmill. This week, we’re going to the kitchen to cook some hassle-free, tasty recipes that will trim your waist line.

Watch this video to learn where you can find these easy yet delicious recipes:

Here is the link for my favorite 5 ingredient recipe site: www.TheStoneSoup.com. You’re going to have to subscribe to her newsletter to get her recipe book but it is well worth it. Jules Clancy, the creator of this blog, has mastered the art of minimalist, healthy, tasty cooking with meals you can whip up in 10 minutes or less. How’s that for fast food? Here are some of my favorites I’ve tried: pea and pasta soup with bacon, caramelised red wine vinegar and wholegrain mustard dressing, butter bean and tuna salad, crisp beef and balsamic salad with ricotta, and much more. My mouth is watering just by writing these out!

Jules also some gluten free goodies you can make at home if you’re allergic to gluten. Yum!

Here are more recipes that I found on FoodNetwork.com’s 5 Ingredient Fix Show:

Zucchini and Goat Cheese Frittata – I love frittatas for breakfast or lunch. I don’t think you need to use all the butter though and you can use some egg whites in place of the whole eggs if you’re looking to cut on calories.

Quickie Quinoa Salad – Quinoa is a great substitute for white rice because it has more protein compared to other grains. I love it in cold salads like this. It tastes fresh!

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice – I think the slow cooker is the best invention ever πŸ™‚ This is a favorite of mine because my husband is from Louisiana and we love some hearty red beans and rice every now and then. This dish would be great after a great workout session to feed those muscles of awesome carbohydrates.

Want a breakfast treat? Try my favorite Protein Pancake Recipe

Note: Depending on my mood, I top these with a bit of Sugar Free Maple Syrup or a thin layer of Almond or Peanut Butter

1 cup Oatmeal (I use Quaker Oats, not instant)
1 cup Cottage Cheese
1 cup Egg Whites
1 large Banana and/or 1/4 cup Blueberries
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 packets Truvia (Stevia, optional)

Cooking Directions:

Put all the ingredients in the blender and puree until smooth and creamy. This makes up the pancake batter.

Heat a small pan over medium heat and lightly spray it with Olive Oil (I use Misto Spray).

Pour enough batter into the pan so that it covers most of the pan’s suface.

Turn the pancake once bubbles appear – about 5 minutes. When one side is cooked, the other side should only cook for another 3 minutes.

You can eat them straight from the pan or put them in the refrigerator overnight so that you can heat them up in the toaster for a quick, convenient breakfast the next morning. They can store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

If you’re feeling more like Rachel Ray and want to whip up something more elaborate, I would recommend 101CookBooks.com. The creator of this blog and author of “Supernatural Everyday,” Heidi Swanson, is from San Francisco and I have tried many of her sumptuous recipes but they are a little bit more involved.

So, what are you waiting for? Go get some cooking right now and start trimming your waistline πŸ™‚ Try at least one recipe from this post and let us know how it went by commenting below.

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Brandy Mychals April 25, 2011 at 5:01 am

Wow, Anna! I’m such a quick cook and made such basic food…this stuff looks really good. My dream would be to have a chef and to hand them these recipies…it’s good to dream – LOL!
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BGR April 25, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Anna, I think this is a better URL that goes straight to the recipe index instead of the blog page at stonesoup.com


lamb leg roast, baked potato, carrots, celery, and DARK CHOCOLATE BUNNY from Easter!

Anna D April 25, 2011 at 3:31 pm

@Brandy That’s my dream too and it’s definitely a great dream to shoot for πŸ™‚

@Bill Thanks for sharing that link. I need to do a better job of exploring her recipes but I’m not done with the recipe book yet…haha.

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