Food Recipes That Fight Off Fat



Losing weight—and keeping the pounds off—isn't a quick or easy process, but a few simple diet tricks can be a big help along the way. Our favorites? Eating lots of protein, fiber, and healthy carbs, which boost your metabolism and keep you feeling full all day long.




Broccoli & Feta Omelet With Toast

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The broccoli provides filling fiber (and just 30 calories per serving), while the protein-loaded eggs curb appetite and will help stave off those late-morning cravings.


Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bites

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Dessert doesn't have to erase a healthy meal! The bananas in this easier-than-pie dessert—all you need is a knife and a microwave


Banana & Almond Butter Toast

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This simple yet tasty morning pick-me-up features no fewer than three of the best foods to eat for breakfast.


Honey Grapefruit with Banana

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Grapefruit is one of the best foods for weight loss, studies show—perhaps because of the effect it has on insulin, a fat-storage hormone.


White Bean & Herb Hummus with Crudites

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It only takes five minutes to whip up a batch of this flavorful, fiber-rich version in your own kitchen.


BBQ Turkey Burgers

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This fresh spin on burgers is a delicious new way to cut back on beef and eat more turkey, an excellent source of lean protein.


Middle Eastern Rice Salad

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Just one half-cup of these hearty beans—a staple of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine—contains more than 2 grams, and enough protein and fiber to fill you up without weighing you down.


Energy-Revving Quinoa

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Quinoa is one of the trendiest foods around, and for good reason: This earthy whole grain, which hails from South America, is packed with protein and fiber


Breakfast Barley with Banana & Sunflower Seeds

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Switch things up with this crunchy breakfast bowl. The combination of barley and banana provides nearly 8 grams of resistant starch, plus metabolism-boosting fiber.


Curried Egg Salad Sandwich

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Eggs are an ideal food for dieters. They're tasty, low in calories (about 80 per egg)


Salmon Noodle Bowl

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This 30-minute meal offers a bounty of nutritious and metabolism-boosting ingredients in a single bowl.


Greek Yogurt Fruit Parfait

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If you're trying to shed a few pounds, this parfait might just be the perfect breakfast.


Black Bean and Chicken Chilaquiles

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This traditional Mexican breakfast food requires only eight ingredients, including chicken, queso blanco, and corn tortillas.


Spicy Southwestern Black Bean Chili

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This hearty soup, which delivers 17 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber per serving.


Creamy Avocado Cups

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Put down the chips and dip! These simple bites will quell those mid-afternoon hunger pangs—and at just 30 calories a pop.


Pan-Grilled Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

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Lean protein is essential to any successful weight-loss plan. And there's no better source of lean protein than salmon.


Italian Garbanzo Salad

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This vegetarian salad is a textbook example of the Mediterranean diet, which has become renowned for its ability to promote overall health, including a healthy weight.


Dark Chocolate & Oat Clusters

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Yes, desserts can help burn fat too! These tasty clusters offer up two appetite-suppressing ingredients


Avocado Whip

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Sick of guacamole? Try this even creamier alternative, which gets its distinctive flavor from tahini and takes just five minutes to prepare.


Crisp Chickpea Slaw

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Make this slaw for your weekday lunch or weekend picnic.