Certain foods can increase your metabolism and the higher your metabolism, the more calories you burn. With an increase in calorie burn, it’s easier to maintain your weight or get rid of unwanted body fat. Any recipe you can throw in a crock pot that will help you slim down is always a winner. Jumpstart your metabolism with one of these easy to make crock pot recipes.
This meatless dish features three metabolism-boosting ingredients: red lentils, millet break, and split pigeon peas. It also features winter squash for added fiber. The dish is full of rich Indian flavors with a refreshing herbed yogurt added right before serving. It’s also gluten-free!
Toor dal (split pigeon peas)
Ghee or canola oil
Curry leaves (optional)
Black or brown mustard seeds
Whole-milk plain yogurt
Butternut squash is rich in important vitamins, minerals, and packed with antioxidants. It’s low-calorie, fiber-rich, and tastes great—perfect for helping you lose weight. The cayenne pepper and chili flakes add a kick of flavor to the dish but they will also help burn calories. Hot peppers contain capsaicin, which has been proven to boost metabolism.
Red chili flakes
This wholesome and healthy soup is made from kale and veggies and features Moroccan-inspired flavors. It’s full of metabolism-boosting legumes and spices as well as fiber and vitamin-rich kale. It’s perfect for a cozy fall meal.
White wine vinegar
This hearty chili is packed full of flavor and lean protein thanks to the farro and chicken. Add in metabolism-boosting beans spices and fiber from the kale and you’ve got yourself a healthy meal that will reduce your waistline!