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4 Slow Cooker Recipes You Should Try This Week To Speed Up Your Metabolism

November 17, 2019 by Debbie Wolfe
shefinds | Food

Believe it or not, you can increase your metabolism by eating certain types of food. Increasing your metabolism will help burn more calories and make it easier to maintain your weight or get rid of unwanted body fat. In addition to working out, make sure you munch on one of these delicious crock pot friendly meals to boost your metabolism this week.

Seafood stew

Sea Bass and Seafood Italian One-pot

Iron, zinc, and selenium are required for the proper function of your thyroid gland, which regulates your metabolism. Seafood is an excellent source of all three minerals and it’s a lean protein. This warming Italian one-pot meal features a plethora of seafood along with a touch of red chili (which also increases metabolism) for heat. This seafood stew is delicious, simple, and good for your body.

You’ll Need:

  • Olive oil
  • Fennel bulb
  • Garlic cloves
  • Red chili
  • Squid
  • Basil
  • Tomato
  • White wine
  • Mussels or clams
  • Prawns
  • Sea bass fillets
  • Crusty bread

Cajun chicken and rice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spicy Cajun Chicken and Rice

Craving some cajun grub but afraid it may set you back a few pounds? This one-pot spicy cajun chicken and rice is full of lean protein and a myriad of spices that’s perfect for busy nights. It features metabolism-boosting spices such as cayenne pepper that will light up your weight-loss as well as your taste buds.

You’ll Need

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Rice
  • Chicken broth
  • Bell pepper
  • Cilantro

Eggplant and chickpea stew

Eggplant and Chickpea Stew

Legumes such as chickpeas contain a large amount of protein, a good amount of dietary fiber, resistant starch and soluble fiber. This means that chickpeas will keep you full longer and satisfied without consuming a lot of calories. Reminiscent of ratatouille, this vegetarian-friendly can be served over quinoa or soft polenta with sautéed spinach.

You’ll Need:

  • Dried porcini mushrooms
  • Eggplants
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Dried oregano
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Bay leaf
  • Dried chickpeas
  • Tomatoes
  • Fresh parsley

Lamb stew

Hearty Lamb Stew

There’s nothing better than a classic one-pot meal for mid-week cooking. This stew features a double whammy of lean protein: lamb and cannellini beans. Combine that lean protein with fiber filling vegetables, and you’ve got a metabolism-boosting dinner. The ingredient list is simple, but that doesn’t mean it’s short on flavor.

You’ll Need:

  • Vegetable oil
  • Lamb
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Leeks
  • Vegetable or chicken stock
  • Rosemary
  • Cannellini bean
  • Crusty bread or boiled potatoes

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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