6 recipes these mums used to shift belly fat
90 you want to shift weight from your stomach, you would already probably know that healthy eating should be your focus.
With that in mind, we wanted to give you some belly fat busting recipes that are delicious as well as being great to help drop weight from your midsection.
The types of foods you want to focus on are those that won’t cause inflammation or bloating. Think baby spinach, lettuce, nuts and seeds, parsley, coriander and basil, chicken breast, beetroot, eggs, coconut oil, brown rice, oats, olive oil and blueberries.
We spoke to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge members Jessica May Magill and Annette Palma and got their insight into some of their favourite belly fat busting recipes using these go-to ingredients.
6 recipes to help fight tummy fat:
1. Beetroot Salad
Annette says, ‘I love this salad! It’s super quick and easy to prepare. It’s my go-to lunch for work days.’
This recipe is available only to members of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge or those who have purchased the 3 Day Cleanse.
2. Slow Cooked Asian Chicken
Want a recipe that is literally drop and go? This is it.
Annette says, “Can’t beat a dish that is full of flavour! And the best bit is I just need to throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning and it’s ready to go by dinner time. This is a family favourite.”
3. Coconut Yoghurt and Berries
If you haven’t tried coconut yoghurt before, give it a go. It’s creamy, dairy free and very low in sugar despite being quite sweet. Add some fruit and a little homemade granola for a healthy snack or breakfast.
Annette says, “I always have these ingredients in my fridge and freezer ready to go.
Simple, quick snacks like these are perfect for weeks when I haven’t had a chance to meal prep any healthy snacks. My daughter loves coconut yoghurt with berries as well and will often take it as a snack for school.”
Prior to giving birth to baby number three, Annette lost an incredible 20kgs on her Healthy Mummy journey.
She says, “I loved the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and how everything was set out for me to succeed.
“Over the next 18 months, I lost 20kgs*, ran a 10km fun run and became the fittest and healthiest I had been since I was a teenager. I was back to my fun-loving self, with energy to spare and a new found love of exercise.”
4. Cheesy broccoli bites
Need a way to make green veggies more enticing for kids? Try this!
Jessica says, “These are super tasty and easy to make! I do a large batch and freeze for snacks throughout the week.”
Get the recipe here.
5. Chewy chocolate muesli bars
When you want to lose weight from your stomach, avoiding processed foods is a great start. Make your own healthy versions such as these, they’re sweetened with dates instead of white sugar (and there’s peanut butter in them, need we say more?).
Jessica says, “My kids LOVE these and so do I! Easy to make, cheaper than store bought and so much better for us! I freeze in individual zip lock bags so I can grab and go when we are rushing out the door.”
Get the muesli bar recipe here.
6. Nut and seed granola
This is such a great protein-rich recipe that you can make and keep on hand for meals and snacks.
Jessica May Magill says, “This recipe is my go-to dessert! We have dinner early with the kids so I need a filling snack later on and this always hits the spot. It’s full of healthy fats and low in sugar!”
This recipe is available to members of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
Jessica says, “I lost 20kgs with Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and Healthy Mummy Smoothies after the birth of my second child, and am now 15kgs down after the birth of my third baby.”