If belly fat is your main body complaint, then you might want to load up on healthy produce that are known to promote lean muscles and slough off that muffin top. Certain nuts, grains, fruits and vegetables will help you get rid of belly fat and promote better health.
No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Balls (Running to the Kitchen)
Oatmeal and peanuts contains prebiotics that feed the good bacteria in your system, allowing your body to absorb vitamins and minerals better. This No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Balls recipe from Running to the Kitchen is a great oatmeal-peanut snack combo that is loaded with protein and fiber.
"These no bake peanut butter chocolate chip balls taste just like a Reese’s peanut butter cup but made with all real food. They’re the perfect tasty snack when you’re craving a sweet treat!"
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Green Omelette (Eat Well Enjoy Life)
High protein foods such as eggs are known to promote weight loss and reduce belly fat. Partner that with leafy greens that are rich with plant-based omega-3s and you got yourself an anti-bloat snack! This Green Omelette from Eat Well Enjoy Life is a great snack, and could be heavy enough to cover brunch.
"Fun green eggs for St. Patricks Day or anytime you want to start your day with a nice dose of green vegetables."
- 2 large free range eggs
- ½ cup chopped kale leaves or baby kale, tightly packed
- pinch Celtic sea salt
- 1 tablespoon grass fed butter or ghee for the frying pan
Blueberry Frozen Yogurt (Olivia's Cuisine)
Yogurt contains probiotics that help fight bloating. Berries are packed with fiber and antioxidants, and are generally low on sugar compared to other fruits. This Blueberry Frozen Yogurt from Olivia's Cuisine features a perfect marriage of yogurt and berries in a healthy and delicious snack.
"I slightly adapted it by substituting the sugar for raw agave nectar. It makes a nice healthy dessert for after lunch or weeknight meals, when you’re trying to keep your sugar intake to a minimum. Not to mention it’s good for your eyes!"
- 3 cups fresh blueberries
- 2 cups low-fat greek yogurt
- ½ cup agave nectar
- ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
To avoid yogurt cross-contamination, make sure to use a clean spoon when scooping out yogurt into your serving dish. Consume yogurt three days after opening the seal.