Flat Belly Recipes

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Green Curry Tofu with Vegetables

Serve this green curry over a bed of brown rice or quinoa. Unlike animal meats, tofu has a generous amount of calcium, 227 mg per 1/2 cup of firm tofu — almost as much calcium you would get from drinking [more…]

Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa tastes great by itself but add it to a recipe like stuffed peppers and your taste buds will do a dance. Quinoa is a seed that can be prepared like whole grains, such as rice or barley. But the good [more…]

Baked Falafel

The simplicity of this flat-belly friendly, baked falafel recipe makes it an easy, all-in-one way to create a meal without a lot of effort and avoid the excess cleanup. Or impress your friends! These bite-size [more…]

Skillet Eggplant Gnocchi

It's easy to incorporate all the vegetables you have on hand into this one-skillet eggplant gnocchi. Try zucchini, broccoli, butternut squash, or any vegetables you like. Serve it with a salad and homemade [more…]

Pumpkin Enchiladas

Never used pumpkin in a savory dish before? Pumpkin is a low-calorie addition that is rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals — all of which make it ideal for a flat-belly diet. It can add [more…]

White Bean and Tomato Pesto Pizza

Pizza often gets a bad rap, but adding lots of vegetables and beans along with a whole-wheat crust can provide a nutritious and balanced meal and make this pizza part of the flat-belly diet. You can also [more…]

Red Lentil Dal

Dal, a Hindi word meaning lentils, is also the name of a stew or soup made of — lentils. These legumes are relatively quick and easy to prepare and perfect for a flat-belly diet. In addition to being high [more…]

Brown-Rice Risotto with Spring Vegetables

Serve this brown rice risotto alongside a piece of baked salmon and a green salad for a perfect flat-belly meal. You can also stir in chopped, grilled chicken or replace the carrots with shredded zucchini [more…]

Flat-Belly Recipe: Curried Quinoa

Curried Quinoa is a perfect side dish for a make-ahead lunch! Toss this grain over a bed of spinach and serve with shredded chicken or chickpeas to complete the meal. Curry and garlic are loaded with nutrition [more…]

Flat Belly Recipe: Ginger Coconut Rice

Take a (mental) trip to the tropics when you make this recipe for Ginger Coconut Rice. This side dish features brown rice, which is a whole grain. Unlike white rice, brown rice isn't milled or polished [more…]

Sweet Potato and Carrot Bake with Pecan Crumble

Try this flat-belly recipe for your holiday table or any time of the year. Here, you mash cooked sweet potatoes with shredded carrots, top with a nutty graham cracker crumble, and then bake to a crunchy [more…]

Roasted Cauliflower Bites with Garlic and Parmesan

No one will know that this is a flat-belly recipe: These roasted cauliflower bites with garlic and parmesan will be a big hit with kids and adults alike. Serve them as a side dish or as an appetizer. People [more…]

Green Bean Fries

Add this flat-belly recipe for green bean fries to your repertoire, and they'll become a family favorite. Serve them in place of regular potato fries — your family and dinner guests will love the crunch [more…]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

Not a fan of Brussels sprouts? This flat-belly recipe will change your mind. Roasting brings out the most amazing blend of flavors and sugars naturally in vegetables. The balsamic glaze with raisins adds [more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

This flat-belly recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn is a decadent, but guilt-free, indulgence for movie night! Protein powder supplies the flavor of chocolatey goodness and some, well, protein. [more…]

Caramel Apple Crisp for Your Flat-Belly Diet

Apple crisp recipes are plentiful, but this one for Caramel Apple Crisp is a real flat-belly pleaser. You bake these in individual bowls, so they make a pretty presentation. For creamy decadence, add a [more…]

Cinnamon Apple-Butter Parfait

This recipe for Cinnamon Apple-Butter Parfait is a sweet, flat-belly treat. Blend the apple butter with a bit of yogurt and then layer it with fresh berries. A crunchy topping of crumbled graham crackers [more…]

Whole Wheat Crepes with Nutella and Berry Filling

Nutella is a hazelnut-chocolate spread that has both kids and adults enthralled. This crepe recipe for the flat-belly diet calls for mixed berries, but you can use any fruit — it'll be delicious! Try it [more…]

Frozen Yogurt Bites for Your Flat Belly Diet

Looking for a cool and refreshing snack for your flat belly diet? This one for Frozen Yogurt Bites couldn't be easier, and no fruit is off limits. Mangoes, grapes, pineapples, and peaches would be amazing [more…]

Cherry Pistachio Granola

A handful of this homemade granola will certainly satisfy your late-night munchies or craving for crunch. This flat-belly granola recipe features dried cherries and pistachios, but you can use your favorite [more…]

Flat-Belly Snacks: Smoked Chickpeas

Smoked chickpeas (also called garbanzo or ceci beans) are a yummy and nutritious snack filled with protein and fiber to keep you satisfied. This flat-belly recipe is easy to vary: Like it hot? Turn up [more…]

Crunchy Blueberry Party Mix

Who can resist this sweet-salty blend of dried blueberries, pretzels, and granola? This flat-belly recipe is so easy to make, you'll want to keep all the ingredients on hand for impromptu parties! [more…]

Fruit Kebabs with Blueberry Cream-Cheese Dip

Colorful fruit kebabs are always fun to eat, but this flat-belly recipe takes them to a new level with the addition of blueberry cream-cheese dip.

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Banana, Kiwi, and Chard Smoothie

Blend bananas, kiwi, orange juice, and fruity Greek yogurt for a delicious smoothie — and then add the secret weapon to make it bigger flat-belly powerhouse: rainbow chard. Rainbow chard is a leafy vegetable [more…]

Stress-Busting Smoothie

Finding it difficult to get your daily greens? This flat-belly smoothie recipe uses fresh spinach, a very mild-flavored green vegetable that you won't even taste in this drink! Mix it up by tossing in [more…]


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