A healthy diet helps to protect the human body against diseases such as obesity,cardiovascular diseases,
some types of cancer and skeletal conditions. Healthy diets also helps with maintaining an adequate body weight.
in this article we will cover one week of 5 healthy fat burning meals.

“I  cant control everything in life but I can control what I put in my body”.

MONDAY

G.O.R.P

The classic hiking accompaniment makes a great snack.

Ingredients

1/2 ounce whole shelled (unpeeled) almonds

1/4 ounce unsalted dry-roasted peanuts

1/4 ounce dried cranberries

1 tbsp chopped pitted dates

1 1/2 tsp chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Combine almonds, peanuts, cranberries, dates and chocolate chips in a

small bowl.

(Makes 2 Servings)

Calories Per Serving: 102

 

TUESDAY

SESAME CARROTS

A simple snack, but the sesame seeds add a nice touch

Ingredients

2 cups baby carrots

1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Pinch of dried thyme

Pinch of kosher salt

Directions

  1. Toss carrots with sesame seeds, thyme and kosher salt in a small bowl.

(Makes 3 Servings)

Calories Per Serving: 33

 

WEDNESDAY

HUMMUS

This fresh version of a store bought favorite will blow you away with it’s

fresh taste

Ingredients

2 cups canned garbanzo beans, drained

1/3 cup tahini

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 tsp salt

2 cloves garlic, halved

1 tbsp olive oil

1 pinch paprika

1 tsp minced fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic in a blender

or food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.

  1. Drizzle olive oil over the garbanzo bean mixture. Sprinkle with paprika

and parsley.

(Makes 8 Servings)

Calories Per Serving: 77

 

THURSDAY

ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS

The Halloween favorite, is actually a nice healthy snack choice anytime of

year.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds

2 tsp butter, melted

1 pinch salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt. Spread the seeds in a

single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden

brown; stir occasionally.

(Makes 6 Servings)

Calories Per Serving: 83

 

FRIDAY

CHEESY POPCORN

This snack is so tasty you will think it can’t be healthy.

Ingredients

4 cups hot air-popped popcorn

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cayenne pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Toss popcorn with Parmesan and cayenne to taste.

(Makes 4 Servings)

Calories Per Serving: 75

 

SATURDAY

TOASTED NUTS

Nuts are full of heart healthy fats. A simple toasting will bring out their full

flavor.

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped walnuts, or nut of your choice, you can also use a mix of

nuts if you want.

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread the nuts out on a baking sheet.
  3. Toast the nuts in the oven until they are lightly browned, about 8-10

minutes. Do NOT burn.

  1. Cool and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

(Makes 8 Servings)

Calories Per Serving: 40

 

SUNDAY

SUN DRIED TOMATO DIP

This dip is perfect for veggies, tortillas or other healthy options like melba

toast.

Ingredients

1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, rehydrated

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 cup non-fat cream cheese

1/2 cup non-fat sour cream

basil leaves, for garnishing

Directions

  1. Puree the sun-dried tomatoes and balsamic vinegar in the food processor.

Add the cream cheese and process until the mixture is smooth.

  1. Add the sour cream and pulse until combined. (Be careful not to over

process or the mixture will liquify.)

  1. Transfer the spread to a serving bowl and garnish with fresh basil.

(Makes 10 Servings)

Calories Per Serving: 52