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Fat-Burning Foods: Cinnamon


Cinnamon

Cinnamon is an important and efficient product when it comes to weight loss. Here are some options on how on you can use it in your meals:

For Breakfast: Cinnamon toast
Stick 2 slices of whole wheat bread in the toaster. While you wait for the bread to pop up, mash a banana with 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon. Spread the melted banana over the toasted bread. Your day just begun and you’re already trimming down your tummy.

For Lunch: Sweet potato soup
Fry a chopped onion and garlic in oil; stir in 1/2 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of chilli and ground ginger. Add 200g sweet potatoes and cook for 3 minutes. Pour in 100ml each of chicken stock and coconut milk; simmer for 8 minutes, then blend and have a healthy and delicious lunch.

For Dinner: Moroccan baked chicken
Brown 2 chicken thighs in oil. Then chop half an onion and carrot, and fry with 1 tsp each of cinnamon, paprika, cumin, garlic and ginger. Stick in 100g brown rice and put in a casserole dish with the chicken, a tin of tomatoes and 500ml stock. Cook at 200°C for 35 minutes.

For Dessert: Sweet and spicy quinoa
Simmer 75g quinoa with 1tsp cinnamon in 150ml water for 15 minutes. Stir in 110ml coconut; simmer for 10 minutes. Add 1/2 tbsp honey, a little of chopped nuts and another of mixed berries or chopped apple. All these should be cooked for 10 minutes.
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