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4 Crock Pot Recipes You Should Try This Week To Flush Belly Fat For A Smaller Stomach, According To Nutritionists

November 10, 2019 by Debbie Wolfe
shefinds | Food

Cooking when you are on a diet can seem like a real chore. Counting calories, carbs and fat in itself is tough, but searching for a recipe that’s healthy and tastes great doesn’t need to be out of reach. Try one of these diet-friendly and nutritionist-approved crock pot recipes to flush belly fat this week.

Asian Beef

Asian Beef

Registered dietician Katie Serbinski, R.D. gives a Chinese take out favorite a healthy makeover. Normally made with fatty beef, she subbed it out with flank steak and cooked it low and slow so that the meat becomes tender, just like a roast. Add your favorite veggies and serve over brown rice for an ultra-satisfying meal that will help trim inches off your middle without sacrificing taste.

You’ll need:

  • Flank steak
  • Flour
  • Soy sauce
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • White wine vinegar
  • Garlic, minced
  • Canola oil
  • Brown rice, cooked
  • Shredded carrots and cabbage

Pulled Chicken BBQ

BBQ sandwiches are not off the table if you want a smaller waistline thanks to nutritionist  Sarah Remmer, R.D. Using skinless chicken breasts and thighs makes this recipe just as juicy and delicious as pulled pork or beef, but just a little bit leaner and lighter. Make extra—this recipe is freezer friendly too.

You’ll need:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • BBQ sauce
  • Paprika
  • Chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Dry mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Buffalo Lettuce Wraps

If you are craving spicy wings with blue cheese and ranch, then here’s a healthier version you can gobble down without the guilt.  Lisa Kay, R.D. opts out of using an entire bottle buffalo sauce and ranch dressing to keep down the sodium. Instead, she supplements with garlic, vinegar, and other natural flavors so you won’t miss a thing.

You’ll need

  • Chicken breasts
  • Buffalo sauce
  • White vinegar
  • Chili powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Celery
  • Carrot
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Low-fat ranch dressing
  • Romaine lettuce

Butternut Squash and Kale Lasagna

Butternut Squash and Kale Lasagna

Lasagna is a favorite comfort food but often isn’t the best choice if you are trying to slim down in the middle. Kara Lydon, R.D. created this healthy version featuring kale and butternut squash. Not only is it leaner and healthier, it’s easy to make in a crock pot!

You’ll need:

  • Butternut squash
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Dried basil
  • Garlic powder
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Kale
  • Marinara sauce
  • Whole-wheat lasagna noodles
  • Mozzarella cheese

Author:

Debbie Wolfe is a home and lifestyle writer based in the metro Atlanta area. She covers a variety of topics including parenting, travel, DIY and shopping.

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