You may have heard of thermogenic foods before. They are foods that help you burn fat the natural way by consuming calories as you eat and digest those foods. In fact, did you know that up 10% of the food that you eat is burned as caloric energy that is needed to power your digestion process.
There are a special type of foods known as thermogenic foods that can burn calories at a much higher rate, as much as 25% more, when compared to other foods.
Below is a list of meals and dishes with thermogenic ingredients, such as:
- Hot chili peppers
- Spices such as black pepper, turmeric and cinnamon
- Grapefruit, Orange, and Tangerine
- Lean Proteins
Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad
Capturing the fantastic flavors of summer, this refreshing, beautiful watermelon-cucumber salad will be the talk of any picnic or potluck. —Roblynn Hunnisett, Guelph, Ontario
Hungarian Cucumber Salad Recipe
Cucumber, onion, and dill get a quick dressing in vinegar and oil for a simple, Hungarian-inspired cucumber salad.
Stuffed Poblano Peppers for Breakfast
Breakfast Stuffed Poblano Peppers are a mild smoky pepper great for stuffing! This stuffed poblano pepper recipe is loaded with breakfast items. Scrambled eggs, veggies or other proteins can be used in the stuffing.
French Grated Carrot Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette – Once Upon a Chef
TESTED & PERFECTED RECIPE – Delicious & easy to make, this carrot salad with lemon & olive oil is standard fare in French bistros.
Crispy Tomato Chips Recipe
Turns out that kale and Brussels sprouts aren’t the only things you can turn into chips.
A Spicy Ginger Smoothie to Help You Detox and Soothe the Stomach
Are you looking for more ways to incorporate health into your life? If so, ginger is key. The spicy root is said to fire up the body’s natural ability to burn calories and create energy.
Roasted Carrots With Parsley and Thyme Recipe
This dish is inspired by a roasted carrot antipasto I recently sampled at Oliveto Cafe in Oakland, Calif The roasted carrots were tossed with lots of parsley and thyme, and I loved the way those bitter herbs offset the sweetness of the carrots.
Lamb & Chickpea Chili Recipe
This spicy chili has a North African spin with lamb, cinnamon and harissa. If you can’t find harissa, use mild chili powder in its place. You can turn up the heat with a little cayenne or hot sauce if you like it spicy. Serve with whole-wheat pita bread and tabbouleh.
turmeric chicken – Budget Bytes
A creamy and spicy dish, turmeric chicken will not leave your taste buds wanting more.
Golden Turmeric Hummus | Minimalist Baker Recipes
10-minute golden hummus infused with anti-inflammatory spices like ginger and turmeric! Creamy, flavorful, and protein-packed!
Stuffed Zucchini Recipe
This hearty and nutritious vegetarian dish is perfect for fall.
Watermelon Orange Ginger Turmeric Juice
Watermelon orange ginger turmeric juice is a frothy, refreshing juice spiced up with superfoods! This juice is smooth with no juicer required.
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