7 Days of Slimming Carb Recipes
Our new slim-down recipe plan from The CarbLovers Diet Cookbook can help you drop six pounds in one week and stay lean for life.
This is the follow-up to our New York Times best-selling book, The CarbLovers Diet, which has helped people just like you reach their goal weight. The science behind the success: healthy carbs, loaded with resistant starch, help you burn fat and feel satisfied. Try the diet for seven days with these recipes that give you about 1,200 calories and up to 10 grams of resistant starch daily.
Monday breakfast & lunch
Raspberries, kale, fat-free plain yogurt, banana,honey, almond butter, wheat germ.
Healthy Choice Top Chef Café Steamers Grilled Vegetables Mediterranean
Try this recipe: Berry-Kale Smoothie
Monday dinner & snack
Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Whole-wheat spaghetti, ground lean turkey meat, Parmesan, parsley, bread crumbs, egg, salt, pepper, onion, garlic, crushed tomatoes, pinto beans, parsley, Parmesan.
Rosemary and Garlic White Bean Dip
Ingredients: Olive oil, garlic, rosemary, cannellini beans, lemon juice, pita chips.
Try these recipes: Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce and Rosemary and Garlic White Bean Dip
Tuesday breakfast & lunch
Broiled Banana on Toast
Brown sugar, banana, rye bread, reduced-fat peanut butter
Teriyaki Steak Sandwich
Ingredients: Low-sodium soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, cornstarch and sesame oil, chile-garlic sauce, lean sirloin steak, scallions, shiitake mushrooms, snow peas, whole-wheat wraps
Try these recipes: Broiled Banana on Toast and Teriyaki Steak Sandwich
Tuesday dinner & snack
Wolfgang Puck’s BarbecueChicken Pizza
Olive oil, yellow and red bell peppers, flour, mozzarella, fontina, chicken breast, barbecue sauce, salt and pepper, parsley.
Lärabar Cherry Pie mini bar
Try this recipe: Wolfgang Puck’s Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Wednesday breakfast & lunch
Kashi TLC Chewy Granola bar and 1 medium banana
Falafel Pita With Tahini Sauce
Ingredients: Bulgur, garbanzo beans, egg white, parsley leaves, fresh mint, garlic, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, pepper, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, lettuce, roasted red peppers, pitas
Try this recipe: Falafel Pita With Tahini Sauce
Wednesday dinner & snack
Russet potatoes, olive oil, salt, hanger steak, cracked black pepper, parsley
Smoky Oven-Baked Potato Chips
Ingredients: Russet potatoes, olive oil, smoked paprika, salt, pepper in a large bowl
Try these recipes: Steak Frites and Smoky Oven-Baked Potato Chips
Thursday breakfast & lunch
Eggs Benedict Florentine
Olive oil, salt and pepper, ground nutmeg, sourdough bread, white vinegar, eggs, light mayonnaise, lemon juice, butter
Fried Brown Rice With Edamame
Ingredients: Vegetable oil, brownrice, eggs, coleslaw mix, edamame, reduced-sodium soy sauce, chile-garlic sauce, cilantro leaves, chopped peanuts
Try these recipes: Eggs Benedict Florentine and Fried Brown Rice With Edamame
Thursday dinner & snack
Individual Baked Mac and Cheese
Low-fat milk, flour, nutmeg, reduced-fat cheddar cheese, Gouda cheese, reduced-fat Gruyère or Swiss cheese, cayenne pepper, elbow macaroni, unseasoned bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, thyme, parsley, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Kind Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein bar
Try this recipe: Individual Baked Mac and Cheese
Friday breakfast & lunch
Tartine With Blackberry Thyme Salad
Blackberries, thyme leaves, sugar, lemon juice, kosher salt, sourdough baguette, plain, low-fat yogurt.
Amy’s Kitchen Light & Lean Spinach Lasagna
Try this recipe: Tartine With BlackberryThyme Salad
Friday dinner & snack
Maple-Glazed Cod With Baby Bok Choy
Maple syrup,low-sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper, skinless cod fillets, canola oil, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, baby bok choy, mirin, rice wine vinegar, scallions, sesame seeds.
Sabra Classic Single Serve Hummus and 15 Flatout Multigrain Crisps
Try this recipe: Maple-Glazed Cod With Baby Bok Choy
Saturday breakfast & lunch
Peanut Butter–Banana Blast Smoothie
Plain low-fat yogurt, honey, vanilla extract, frozen bananas, peanut butter
Evol Basic Bean & Cheese Burrito
Try this recipe: Peanut Butter–Banana Blast Smoothie
Saturday dinner & snack
Shrimp Tacos With Lime Crema
Shrimp, chili powder, ground cumin, pepper, reduced-fat sour cream, lime juice, olive oil, corn tortillas, shredded lettuce, red onion
Yoplait Fiber One yogurt
Calories: 50 calories
Try this recipe: Shrimp Tacos With Lime Crema
Sunday breakfast & lunch
Amy’s Kitchen Breakfast Burrito
Ingredients: Shallot, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper, olive oil, romaine lettuce leaves,red potatoes, white beans, eggs, green beans, vine-ripened tomatoes, niçoise olives, caper berries
Try this recipe: Niçoise Salad
Sunday dinner & snack
Extra-lean ground beef, egg, red onion, minced garlic, corn kernels, cilantro, chipotle chile powder, pepper jack cheese, plain burger buns, red-leaf lettuce
Newman’s Own Organics Dried Apricots