New Healthy Summer Recipes that Release Fat
These super-slimming, easy summer recipes bursting with fat releaser foods are simple to throw together and perfect for a hot summer day.
by Liz Vaccariello | editor-in-chief from Reader's Digest Magazine | June 2012
Readers tell me that they don’t want to give up favorite summer
foods to slim down. Good news: You
don’t have to! The trick is to include fat-releasing foods unveiled in
our new book The Digest Diet.
Science shows that these power ingredients, from red wine to honey,
promote weight loss, so we used them to redo seasonal staples (recipes
each serve six).
For this creamy treat: Combine 1 bag frozen fruit (like strawberries or
raspberries) with ½ cup yogurt and ¼ cup sugar in a food processor until uniformly mixed and creamy (stop before it turns to a liquid or smoothie); serve immediately, or freeze until dessert.
Fat releasers: fruit (fiber), yogurt (dairy)
Skinny Potato Salad
Mix 2 pounds cooled and chopped boiled red potatoes;
5 chopped hard-boiled eggs; ¾ cup 2% plain Greek yogurt;
3 stalks celery, chopped; ½ red onion, diced; 1 tbs. Dijon
mustard; 1 tbs. apple cider or white wine vinegar; 1 cup chopped herbs (like dill or parsley); 1 tsp. each salt and pepper.
Fat releasers: eggs and Greek yogurt (protein), yogurt (dairy), vinegar, herbs
Double Red Sangria
In a pitcher, combine one bottle light red wine (like
pinot noir), 1 cup chopped red grapes, 1 cup chopped
oranges, and ¼ cup orange liqueur. Stir in 2 tbs. honey thinned with 2 tbs. boiling water. Chill for at least
an hour; add 2 cups seltzer water right before serving.
Fat releasers: red wine and grapes (resveratrol),
orange (vitamin C), honey
Recipes created by Rachel Mount