Nine Recipes to Ward Off Belly Fat

You can eat fantastic food and avoid adding fat around your midsection (or shrink the belly fat that’s already there). The following nine recipes cover breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even a snack. They provide you with the right balance of calories, protein, fat, and carbohydrates — and they taste good, too!

1

Broccoli and Cheese Omelet

This omelet comes together in less than three minutes! While the following recipe calls for broccoli, you can add any cooked vegetables you like to it. Try onion, red pepper, mushrooms, or tomatoes (or a mix!).

Broccoli and Cheese Omelet Recipe

2

Bean, Ham, and Cheese Breakfast Burrito

You can personalize this breakfast burrito by adding some cooked vegetables, such as tomatoes (as seen in the following figure) or green pepper and onion. You can also use different kinds of cheese and beans.

Bean, Ham, and Cheese Breakfast Burrito Recipe

3

Hot and Spicy Vegetarian Chili

You won’t miss the meat in this spicy and tasty vegetarian chili, especially if you follow the recipe and make your own chili seasoning. This recipe only takes five minutes of prep time, but then it cooks for 60 minutes.

Hot and Spicy Vegetarian Chili Recipe

4

Turkey Burger and Sweet Potato Fries

This turkey burger with sweet potato fries requires 15 minutes of prep and then cooks for 45–60 minutes. Top your burger with belly fighters like avocado, or add a metabolism kick by tossing spices like cayenne pepper into your burgers before cooking.

Turkey Burger and Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

5

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables

Pork tenderloin is a great lean-protein alternative to the standard chicken dinner, and it contains much less saturated fat than many cuts of beef. This pork tenderloin dish takes 10 minutes of prep time and 45 minutes to cook.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables Recipe

6

Shrimp Stir-Fry

This shrimp stir-fry recipe is so versatile! Instead of shrimp, you can make it with tofu, chicken, or even beans. The following recipe serves four, and requires 30 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes to cook.

Shrimp Stir-Fry Recipe

7

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu looks difficult to prepare, but once you master the rolling technique it’s not hard to make, at all. This healthier version of Chicken Cordon Bleu takes 10 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook. It yields four servings.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

8

Pepper Steak with Fresh Vegetables

This pepper steak with vegetables recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes (10 minutes of prep time and 17 minutes of cooking time). Follow this recipe to make your own steak seasoning to give it a special touch.

Pepper Steak with Fresh Vegetables Recipe

9

Crunchy Peanut Butter Banana Bites

This dessert is healthy and it takes only 10 minutes to prepare, but then chills for 60 minutes in the freezer. Or, if you can’t wait to enjoy it, skip the freezer and serve them immediately at room temperature.

Crunchy Peanut Butter Banana Bites Recipe

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