Recipe Round-Up Issue 28 of 2017

Full Plate recipes help you lose weight because they're both slimming and filling.

The more fiber a recipe contains the better it is for losing weight and filling you up.

We categorize our recipes 3 ways, good, better, best.

  • GOOD recipes contain an above average amount of fiber
  • BETTER recipes contain a higher amount of fiber
  • BEST recipes contain the highest amount of fiber

Sweet, Creamy, Healthy Oatmeal [Better Choice]

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As far as healthy breakfasts go, oatmeal is one of the most slimming and nourishing meals you can eat. But cooking oatmeal right can be tricky. Simple, but still tricky. Top it with lots of sugar and nut butters and it becomes more like a glorified dessert. On the other hand, having it plain can quickly turn into a bland meal that is just boring.

I love this recipe because it uses an accessible, everyday fruit to make the oatmeal both creamy and sweet. And the fruit you use to top off the oats? Entirely up to you!

Slimming Tip: Though nuts are incredibly nutritious, they are also high in fat, so when you use them as toppings, be sure to stick to one serving - a small handful.

Spicy Bean Tacos [Better Choice]

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Tacos are rarely weight loss friendly, mostly because they are composed of a deep-fried corn tortilla filled with taco meat, cheese, and iceberg lettuce, and fancied off with sour cream or other specialty sauces. No fiber, lots of calories, and a lot of fat.

But these spicy black bean tacos revolutionize this favorite meal. Filled with spicy black beans and a California corn and avocado topping, they are packed with fiber, lower in calories and feature only heart healthy fat.

Fresh Veggie Spring Rolls [Best Choice]

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It’s easy to get stuck thinking of veggies as side dishes, but they can also make incredibly tasty appetizers.

These colorful spring rolls are packed with veggies, fiber and nutrients and are just the thing to start a nice brunch with this next weekend.


Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones is head copywriter, recipe curator, makeup artist, and occasional stage hand at Full Plate Living by day, and a ridiculously happy mother of a toddler at night. You can keep up with her random musings on Twitter.