Recipe Round-Up Issue 37 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

Raw Cookie Dough [Good Choice]

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This is a recipes I tested for my lecture in September about making beans taste good. That’s right, the dough in this recipe is actually beans, which pack water and fiber to equal way fewer calories than flour and egg. Yay for us!

I used peanut butter, called it pudding in my house, and didn’t at all feel guilty about spreading it on our bananas and oatmeal at breakfast, although not everyone liked it that way. But plain? No one complained!

Baked Cod with Chickpea Salad [Better Choice]

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I love how the no-fiber-cod is served on bell peppers. Plus, there are powerful and healthy beans on the side, to offset the 25%-of-your-plate fish. So beautiful. So colorful. So flexible for your diet!

Slimming Tip: If you aren’t careful, you can take on a lot of fat in this recipe. Keep the olives, olive oil, and cheese to a minimum. Experiment with how little you can get away with. Or you can simply reduce the amount of fish and enjoy a bit more olives and olive oil.

Tomato Avocado “Caprese” Salad [Best Choice]

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If you love Caprese salads with mozzarella, but are trying to be good on this diet thing, give this recipe a try. The avocado packs good fat and potassium, for your heart, (in case you were curious) in addition to slimming fiber. All of which the cheese doesn’t have! Translated: this is an appetizer that has all of the good and none of the bad when it comes to eating healthier and slimming down.


Amanda Martin

When Amanda is not fixin' something delicious from the week's sale produce, she's most certainly doing something fun with her three kids. Read her Full Plate story.