Eggs are packed with protein power, and eating a heavy dose of the nutrient at breakfast can fend off hunger as the day progresses. Bonus: Eggs also contain vitamin B12, which helps your body break down those dreaded fat cells. Deviled Eggs and Individual Egg & Spinach Bowls are perfect ways to enjoy eggs!
10. Nut Butters
Nut butters are a great source of monounsaturated fats, which helps drop persistent belly fat. Spread on your favorite nut butter and feel good about a tasty treat, but don’t overdo it. About ¼ cup is a proper portion. Try our Quinoa Protein Bars or Simple Homemade Peanut Butter.
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Low in calories, high in flavor and water content make the tomato a perfect belly minimizer. It’s also a natural diuretic so it helps belly boat vanish. They shine in our Heirloom Tomato Salad with Herbs and Spicy Chili with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes.
12. Nonfat Greek Yogurt
Not only is Greek yogurt full of flavor, it’s also a belly blaster because it’s higher in filling protein than regular yogurt. Bonus: Greek yogurt also contains probiotics that can work to reduce bad bacteria in the intestines and minimize belly bloating. You will love our Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes and our Skinny Greek Turkey Wrap.
Lack of vitamin D has been associated with higher levels of belly fat. Mushrooms work like magic on belly fat because they are a natural source of Vitamin D. Enjoy mushrooms in our Black Bean Mushroom Burgers and Stuffed Mushrooms.
14. Low-Fat Chocolate Milk
It’s not just for kids. Low-fat chocolate milk offers an ideal carb to protein ratio, which helps build muscle and lose fat. Slow Cooker Chocolate Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce can help you to reap some of these same benefits.
Turkey is a terrific belly fighter because it is super low in calories and high in protein. Your body burns more calories digesting protein than it does to digest carbohydrates. It also contains leucine, which can help maintain muscle mass while you shed weight- keeping your metabolism charged. Devour it in our Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes and Slow Cooker Turkey Stroganoff.