The VegStart Diet Recipes, Week 2, Day 6
Breakfast: Kiwi Green Smoothie
Why It's Healthy: Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. They’re loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients.
Why It Works for Weight Loss: Kiwis have 2.1 grams of fiber, good for digestion and contain an enzyme that can help break down protein. Smoothies will keep you full until lunch time comes around.
Why It's Healthy: This veggie burger is high in fiber and potassium thanks to the seeds, beans and prunes in the mix. One cup of prunes alone has 12 grams of fiber. A homemade veggie burger also ensures you cut out all the processed ingredients in a prepackaged burger.
Why It Works for Weight Loss: Using lettuce instead of a bun cuts out the refined carbohydrates of the bread and you save 120 calories that would be in a burger bun. The veggie burger is made up of high fiber foods, which helps regulate your digestive system.
Snack: Popcorn & Almonds
Why It's Healthy: Unsalted popcorn is a great source of fiber and is low in fat. Almonds are high in Vitamin E and are loaded with antioxidants.
Why It Works for Weight Loss: The ratio of unsaturated fat to protein in almonds, along with the fiber, helps to reduce hunger. They are also low in carbs and high in protein.
Dinner: Broccoli Almond Salad
Why It's Healthy: Broccoli is full of vitamins and antioxidants, including a disease-fighting agent that boosts immunity even as it helps take the stress off your organs. Edamame is high in protein: One cup of cooked edamame has about 18 grams of protein.
Why It Works For Weight Loss: Edamame is a low-calorie, high-fiber and filling food. 1/2 cup of edamame has only 95 calories and contains 4 grams of fiber (16 percent of the daily value.)