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So I often buy fresh basil leaves every week as my husband’s favorite recipe is Caprese Salad with Pesto Chicken or Barbecue Skewers but the package that the basil comes in is huge and I often find myself throwing it out.
Being brought up in a household where we were told not to waste food and especially not money, I decided to make it my mission to find other simple fat loss recipes with the key ingredient being fresh basil leaves so that I wasn’t forced to waste food or money. Of course I am sharing these recipes with you as they are super easy fat loss recipes and I am sure you can add these into your weight loss plan with ease. Here they are:
Quick Tip: If you are using a BBQ and have wooden skewers you can place foil around the skewers ends on the hot plate to prevent them burning and also so you can pick them up easily. It works best if tomatoes are flavorful and not floury.
Ingredients: (serves two)
|12 oz||Chicken breast or Jumbo Shrimp, lean beef or combination of above|
|2-3 tsp||Spice of choice- Garlic,paprika & Thyme work well.|
|1/2 Tbsp||Coconut oil|
|1 cup||Mixed Veggies like bell pepper, mushrooms,onion, pineapple (for skewers)|
|1||Heirloom or large red and ripe tomato|
|3 oz||Mozzarella (in a large ball)|
|1-2 Tbsp||Balsamic Vinegar|
|½-3/4 Tbsp||Olive Oil|
|6-8||Fresh Basil Leaves|
For Hard Core Fat Loss:
Benefits of Basil:
It is rich source of vitamin A (good for eye sight and skin), vitamin K (needed for blood clotting), potassium (mineral for kidney function), beta carotene (immune system), copper (good for bone health), magnesium (too many benefits to mention here but good for bones and heart).
When buying basil, choose leaves that are smooth, smell like they should and do not have any dark spots on them. Be gentle when washing basil as it “bruises” easily.
Here is the second recipe, which takes even less time – just under 15 minutes.
Ingredients: (serves four)
|4 pieces||boneless skinless organic chicken breasts|
|4 Tbsp||chopped basil|
|1 pack||cherry tomatoes halved|
|3 – 4 Tbsp||Balsamic Vinegar|
|2 tsp||Extra Virgin Olive Oil or coconut Oil|
|Salt and Pepper|
Both of the recipes contain similar ingredients to ensure you save money and time making these fat loss recipes. If you need more of a carb fix, serve a little quinoa or ½ cup brown rice – suggested to do this only after a workout day, otherwise add vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower.
Of course, if these types of recipes are something you like then check out the Real Food for Real Fat Loss Plan which will provide you with a full two week plan of weight loss recipes just like these.