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Meals that Melt Fat

Meals that melt fat

Tasty and guilt free – try these meals to melt away the fat…

Tired of eating the same old boring chicken breast and broccoli every day? Do you feel like something new and inspired? Look no further than these delicious and low cal recipes.

Lettuce leaf tacos

Ingredients
225g lean mince
½ cup chopped onion
1 can diced tomatoes
½ tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chilli powder
½ tsp mixed herbs
1 can tomato puree
A head of lettuce
Salt and pepper

Toppings (optional)
¾ cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
¾ cup diced tomatoes
¾ cup prepared salsa
¼ cup diced red onion

Method
In a pan heat the oil and gently fry the onions and garlic until softened. Add the mince, curry powder and tomato puree. Cook for an additional 10 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes, cumin and mixed herbs. Allow to simmer until the mince is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper. Assemble your taco by placing a heaped tablespoon (or more) of mince inside a large lettuce leaf. Add the toppings you want and serve.

Pack in even more nutrients by using large fresh spinach leaves instead of lettuce

Cottage pie with cauliflower mash

meals that melt fat

Ingredients
500g lean minced beef
2 medium onions, chopped
2 celery sticks, sliced
2 medium carrots, diced
400g can chopped tomatoes
2tbsp tomato purée
500ml beef stock
1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1tsp dried mixed herbs
1tbsp cold water
Flaked sea salt
Black pepper
1 cauliflower finely chopped
1 onion, sliced
1 garlic clove, smashed
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
¼ cup vegetable stock

Method
Preheat oven to 200°C. In a large saucepan, cook the mince, onions, celery and carrots for 10 minutes until slightly coloured.
Stir in the tomatoes, tomato purée, beef stock, Worcestershire sauce and mixed herbs.
Bring the whole mixture to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and allow to simmer for 40 minutes, or until the meat is tender. Stir occasionally. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil in a large pot over medium heat until softened. Add the chopped cauliflower and vegetable stock. Cover the pot and allow to simmer for 5 – 10 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and place the cauliflower mixture in the blender until smooth and creamy. In a large oven-proof dish layer the mince evenly and then layer the cauliflower mash over it. Place in the oven and bake for a further 40 minutes or until the mash goes golden brown.

Author: Tanja Schmitz

Founder and Editor of Fitness Magazine. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.

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