Kari Grass ImageIf you are looking to drop 5 pounds in a healthy way all you need to do is focus on consuming clean eating well rounded meals. That means you need to find healthy sources of protein, fat and carbohydrates to fuel your energy. Pick up these 5 foods and incorporate them into you diet.

 

Spaghetti Squash

If you are a person that loves paste well here’s some good news. At only 31 calories per serving, Spaghetti squash is a low calorie alternative to pasta which packs a ton of flavor. You can easily cook it in the oven and remove the inside to create your own healthy dish.

Jumbo Prawn Shrimp

If you are someone who doesn’t get a lot of protein in your diet then this might be your answer. One 4 oz. serving of jumbo shrimp contains almost half the amount of the recommended daily amount of protein and its low in unsaturated fat. Cooking shrimp is easy. It can be grilled, boiled or eaten raw. When you are looking to lose weight or reduce your body fat it’s important to find healthy sources of protein for your diet and shrimp does the trick.

Green and Yellow Peppers

Add a punch of flavor to your dishes by adding peppers in a variety of colors. These crunchy veggies are an excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A and C. Want to know which variety packs the most nutritional value? According to Livestrong.com the winner goes to red peppers. They stay on the vine the longest.

Vine Ripe Tomatotomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in potassium, a mineral some people don’t get enough of. They are a highly versatile food that can be eaten in a number of ways. Here’s a fun fact. When you eat tomatoes cooked, your body absorbs more of their cancer-fighting lycopene so enjoy these nutrient rich fruits cooked in a number of dishes you create.

Olive Oil

Every healthy diet requires fat and olive oil is one of the best ways to get this macronutrient. When shopping for olive oil opt for extra virgin, which is extracted using natural methods. Extra virgin olive oil is considered the highest quality olive oil and many claim the best tasting.

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We’ve created an easy to make recipe for you that incorporates all these foods in one meal. Give our Spaghetti Shrimp Medley a try. It’s delicious. Want more recipes from Fit Mom Diet? Pick up our Fit Mom Kit. It not only contains a nutritional plan and workouts but also our Fit Mom Cookbook as a bonus, only available with the kit. Get yours today and get started on achieving your goals.

 

 

 

Model: FMD Mom Kari Burghardt Shot by Photographer Stephanie Heymann