Hey gang, I have put together some of my FAVORITE recipes to eat on #FASTerWaytoFatLoss program! Many of you are already signed up for a round of the
FASTer Way to Fat Loss® , but if you aren’t or want to learn more about the FASTer Way, check out this post on How I lost 50 lbs in 6 months and feel 100% better changing my lifestyle!
With the FASTer Way to Fat Loss program, we try to eat whole food nutrition as much as possible. This means if it has a mother or comes from the ground it is free game. This isn’t always possible but I try to stick to this philosophy 90% of the time. We also try to live a gluten-free and dairy-free lifestyle at least during the first 6 weeks of the program. So many people have a intolerance or sensitivities to gluten and dairy and don’t even know it until they eliminate these items and bring them back in.
In the FASTer Way, we carb cycle. This means we have a intentional variation of our carb intake. We have low carb and regular macro days. This is explained further during prep week so be sure to ask your coach if you need additional explanation or sign up for my next 7 week program to learn more.
Regular/Low Macro Day Ideas
One of my favorite recipes of all time even before FWTFL is this Black Bean Quinoa Salad, which is delicious served cold or hot! It is a vegan option packed full of protein but if you want to add even more protein consider adding shrimp or even lean ground beef or turkey taco meat.
Slow Cooker Taco Chili is another favorite recipe. This can be prepped in advance as a freezer meal too. This recipe is great for a regular macro day. We also have a couple of other chili options – Slow Cooker Turkey Chilior White Bean Chicken Chili.
This easy jambalaya recipe is a classic dish of Louisiana. Easy weeknight recipe with very little prep time required.
Even children will enjoy the sweet Asian flavors in this marinated chicken breast recipe. (To make this FWTFL compliant – sub out the brown sugar for coconut sugar or 2 Tablespoons of raw maple syrup.) Perfect for an easy grill night or drop all the ingredients in your slow cooker for a delicious meal ready and waiting for you when you come home. Serve over rice or noodles with a vegetable.
Chicken & Wild Rice Soup is warm and comforting your whole family will slurp down a bowl of this tasty soup and ask for seconds. This is a great freezer to slow cooker recipe! Along those lines try this freezer to slow cooker Chicken & Sweet Potato Bakeor this Sticky Chicken Recipe.
Barbecue season is right around the corner. What are you going to bring to all of those summer cook-outs you’re sure to attend? Instead of the usual classics like potato salad, why not learn how to make cucumber salad instead. Unique, light and delicious, this easy cucumber salad is sure to be a hit!
Ratatouille is a delicious meatless dish that is a great with pasta or rice or just by itself!
Low Carb Recipe Ideas
This seasoned roast turkey breast recipe is one of my most popular recipes on the blog and is a perfect addition for low carb or even a regular macro day.
On low carb days, I am ALL about the guacamole. Make this copycat Chipotle Guacamole at home!
These Cajun Oven Baked Pork Chops is a simple oven baked pork chop recipe that has wonderful flavor. You can also try these Rosemary Slow Cooker Pork Chops for a different flavor!
This recipe would be okay for a low carb or a regular macro day – a simple recipe for beef carnitas that takes just one hour to cook to perfection in your pressure cooker. The beef carnitas are flavorful with a warm smoky flavor that has a authentic taste with just five simple yet powerful ingredients.
Since you are just using the beer for flavor and will pull the roast out of the juice/sauce, you shouldn’t worry too much about the carb content BUT if can substitute out the beer for water or beef broth if you prefer. Also, eat with lettuce wraps or on a salad on low carb days or with corn tortillas on a regular macro day.
This low carb Asian chicken salad is perfect healthy meal to add into your family’s dinner plans. The salad is fresh and colorful but the real hero in this recipe is the homemade Asian-style dressing. It is easy to get this meal on the table by prepping a few ingredients ahead of time or using leftover chicken.
The best thing about summer is breaking out the grill to make these delicious Caribbean grilled chicken thighs. Making marinated chicken on the grill is one of my favorite ways to cook. This particular grilled chicken marinade is so tasty and simple. The char from the grill adds just the right amount of crunch and spice to these incredible grilled chicken thighs.
Can’t decide between your two favorite dips? It’s easy combine hummus and guacamole together for a delicious and healthy dip!
Want a new idea? Try Baked Zucchini Chips which are surprisingly delicious and better for you than the store bought chips. All you need is zucchini, oil, and salt. Super simple!
Check out this Pinterest board for even more recipe ideas!