10 Recipes to Get More “Fat Burning” Fats in Your Diet

It sounds like an oxymoron, but many fats are actually slimming. It’s an old belief that fats make you gain weight, a belief that nutritionists and researchers have long debunked. The latest science says that fat-free foods might not help you lose weight. Instead, you should aim to include more healthy slimming fats in your diet, using them to replace refined carbs and added sugars.

These 10 recipes are rich in slimming fats. We’ve picked some of our favorite meals and snacks featuring avocado, nuts, seeds, and natural peanut butter. Try them out and let us know how they turned out in the comments, or use them as inspiration for your own recipes!

1. Grilled Avocado & Peach Salad

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This salad is a perfect summer lunch! The sweetness and the creaminess of the peaches and avocado make it flavorful while keeping it light. This salad is juicy and refreshing, filled with healthy fats from fresh avocado and crunchy pine nuts.

2. Broiled Salmon with Avocado Grapefruit Salsa

Salmon and avocado are both superfood sources of omega fats. Keep your salmon dinner simple with this easy broiled recipe. The tangy salsa balances the spices on the salmon for a rounded and tasty meal.

3. Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado

This is a great recipe for anyone trying a low-carb diet. The tuna salad features fresh tuna and creamy Greek yogurt instead of mayo. It’s seasoned richly with lemon, onion, cucumber, garlic, and dill, then served in a half avocado. The avocado provides healthy fats while the tuna packs essential proteins.

4. Avocado Hummus

The best of both worlds! This rich and creamy dip is somewhere between guacamole and hummus. Ripe avocado, canned garbanzo beans, tahini, and delicate seasoning blend together into a smooth dip that you can enjoy over veggies or light crackers.

5. Green Beans with Cranberries & Walnuts

Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. This recipe serves them over low-calorie crispy green beans, with dried cranberries for sweetness and a sherry vinegar Dijon dressing for flavor.

6. Chocolate Covered Peanuts

If you keep snacking chocolate around the house to quell cravings, try making these chocolate covered peanuts. They’re just as decadent as a chocolate truffle, but have the added crunch and healthy fats of peanuts.

7. Blackberry and Chia Breakfast Pudding

Jumpstart your metabolism with some healthy chia fats. This recipe is incredibly simple and can be prepared the night before, which makes it ideal if you’re trying to start a healthy breakfast habit.

8. No-Bake Mocha Protein Bars

These sweet bars are full of crunchy nuts and seeds that are rich in slimming fats. They contain chia seeds, ground flax, sesame, and almond butter. With a little bit of raw honey for sweetness and cocoa powder for a rich and decadent chocolate flavor, these bars make a great go-to snack.

9. Peanut Butter & Coconut Crunchies

These bite-sized treats feature creamy peanut butter and toasted coconut flavors. As an added bonus, they’re easy and fun to make! It’s a great recipe for baking afternoon with the kids.

10. Peanut Butter and Fresh Raspberries on Toast

PB&J is all grown up! Instead of using artificially sweetened jelly, try pairing peanut butter with fresh raspberries or blackberries. Have it as an open face whole grain sandwich and you’ve got a tasty treat reminiscent of your childhood favorite.

 

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