Yes, you read it right. Here are some easy fat burning recipes to include in your daily meal.

1. Baked vegetable omelette

This is a tad bit different to what you usually make at home. Write down and try out for breakfast or dinner. Note: This recipe serves 6 people

Ingredients:

  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups of vegetables (bell pepper strips, thinly sliced zucchini sliced, mushrooms etc.)
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese and/or 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • baking pan (rectangular one if available)
  • butter / non-stick cooking spray to apply on the baking pan

How to make:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400°F / 204°C. Baking pan should be set aside after applying butter or non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2: In a pan, melt the 2 tbsp of butter at medium heat and add in the vegetables and onions. Cook the vegetables for 5-8 minutes and add pepper and salt. Add tomato sauce and stir. 

Step 3: In a bowl, beat the eggs, water, and salt until it is combined (don’t make it frothy). Pour the mix into the baking pan and bake for 7 minutes (or until the eggs have nicely set in the baking tray)

Step 4: Cut the baked eggs into 5 inch squares. Place on a plate and add the warm vegetable mixture on it. Add cheese the way you prefer.

2. Middle Eastern Rice Salad

A bowl of rice is transformed into a salad with the addition of flavours and few ingredients. Note: This recipe serves 4 people

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 450 grams of chickpeas (cooked)
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin (ground)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates

How to make:

Step 1: In a large non-stick pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add in the onions and cook until onions begin to get brown (approximately 5 minutes). Add the chickpeas, salt, cumin after removing from the heat. Season the mixture to taste, with pepper.

Step 2: In a large bowl, mix the rice and chickpea mixture while also adding the mint, parsley, and dates. Once it’s properly mixed, serve to your family or friends. 

3. Apples and Milk

Now, this is a quick snack to have when you’re hungry and in the mood to eat some junk food. Keep some apples (preferably green ones) and a non-fat milk powder such as Anchor Shape Up in handy. Whenever you or your kids feel like having a snack, opt out for a glass of milk and some apples.

4. Salmon Noodle Bowl

An omega-3 rich meal for you.  Note: This recipe serves 2 people

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (butter or cooking spray can be alternatives)
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 200 grams of noodles (or whole-wheat spaghetti)
  • 200 grams of salmon fillet (cut into 8 pieces)
  • 140 grams of asparagus (cut in thirds)
  • 110 grams of cucumber (cut into medium pieces)
  • 3 tablespoons of lime juice and lime zest of 1-2 limes
  • 1/2 avocado (small sized avocado – cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

How to make:

Step 1: Noodles / spaghetti to be cooked in boiling water until it’s soft. Strain it well.

Step 2: In the same boiling water cook the asparagus for about 2 minutes. It should be still firm when biting. Rinse the asparagus in cold water.

Step 3: Heat a pan at medium temperature and put the olive oil. Add the salmon pieces and cook through. Keep it aside

Step 4: Next, whisk sesame oil, lime juice, lime zest, pepper and salt in a small bowl. In a bowl mix, the noodles and asparagus with the lime mix. Add in the cucumber and avocado. Before serving add in the salmon. Toss in some sesame seeds on top if you want some crunchiness.

5. Pan Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Salad / Salsa

Not everyone is a fan of fish. Here’s a recipe containing chicken for all those meat lovers.

Ingredients:

  • 200 grams of chicken (cut into pieces that are about 1/2-inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons of onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup pineapple (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper (ground)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Cooking spray

How to make:

Step 1: Mix the pineapple, onion, cilantro, vinegar, red pepper in a bowl and set it aside.

Step 2: In a pan cook the chicken in medium heat for about 5- 8 minutes. Add salt.

Step 3: In a separate bowl / plate serve the chicken and the pineapple salad.