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Diet provides nutrients that energize, that keep our organs and bodily systems healthy and properly functioning, that regulate our moods, and, that manage our weight. This means you have all the power! You can choose foods that help you maintain a healthy weight and boost the overall health of your body.

So, how about integrating some fat burning foods?

Oftentimes, this is associated with the keto diet — a diet that focuses primarily on high fat, moderate protein, and low-carb foods  — yet you don’t have to follow the keto diet in order to burn fat!

First off, you’ll want to integrate foods that help boost your metabolism. Secondly, make sure these foods are low in sugar. Our bodies prefer glucose over fat for energy, therefore if you cut the sugar intake then you’re body will seek to use fat instead. Hence the popularity of the keto diet.

So, what types of food help you burn fat and are also low in sugar?

Most all of these foods are actually super appetizing including fat-filled oils such as extra-virgin olive oil, MCT oil, and coconut oil, energizers such as coffee and green tea, and even apple cider vinegar. There are a lot more options too such as nuts, — high in protein and fat — split peas, — known to offset hunger and increase energy — and chili peppers, — containing fat-burning capsaicin.

All of these items have been shown to help burn fat by boosting both energy and metabolism!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 20,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Whole Foods Archives!

1. Chocolate Trail Mix Bars

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This Chocolate Trail Mix Bars recipe by James Wythe is the perfect blitz of energy and fat-burning ingredients with a dose of healthy-fat coconut oil and nuts. Plus, you’re body will receive lovely antioxidants from that chocolate, just make sure to choose 80 percent or higher without added sugars!

2. Apple Cider Vinegar Dijon Vinaigrette

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Apple cider vinegar has many wonderful health benefits from clearing skin to helping with heartburn and yes, fat-burning! This Apple Cider Vinegar Dijon Vinaigrette recipe by Wendy Irene is a great plant-based dressing that combines the fat-burning powers of ACV and healthy fat-filled olive oil.

3. High-Protein Caramel Cappuccino

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Coffee, coffee, coffee! This wonderful beverage is not only great for that morning pick-me-up, but it’s also known to help boost the metabolism and energy levels for a more effective fat-burning workout. This High-Protein Caramel Cappuccino recipe by Logan Dunn and Lexus Osman combines the power of protein with the power of caffeine for a one-two punch of energy for the body!

4. Chili Olive Oil

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Chili peppers get your tongue tingling, your eyes watering, and also help boost your body’s ability to burn fat! The capsaicin — the heat of the pepper — may aid in “stimulating energy-burning and turning white fat to brown fat.” This Chili Olive Oil recipe by Stephanie McKinnie offers a dose of that capsaicin, along with healthy fat-rich olive oil.

5. Split Pea Soup

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Split peas are filled with complex carbs, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein, all of which are essential for an energized, healthy, and satiated body. This makes split peas an excellent option for a fat-burning diet! This Split Pea Soup recipe by Molly Patrick is super simple to make and is great for prepping and freezing. Take out a few individual servings for the week and enjoy post-workout!  

6. 6-Ingredient Matcha Cookies

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Along with caffeine-filled coffee, green tea is also a great fat-burning, energizing drink due to its high levels of antioxidants! This 6-Ingredient Matcha Cookies recipe by Tiffany Kinson is a unique way for none-tea drinkers to get a powerful dose of that fat-burning green tea via concentrated matcha powder.

7. Fig and Walnut No-Knead Bread

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This Fig and Walnut No-Knead Bread recipe by Taavi Moore combines the fat-burning powers of apple cider vinegar with healthy fat-filled walnuts! Plus, you’ll get a ripping dose of fig-derived fiber, which is essential for keeping you satiated and boosting that gut health.

8. Lime Jalapeno Hummus

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This Lime Jalapeno Hummus recipe by Laura Nockett combines protein-rich hummus with fat-burning capsaicin in a super easy to make hummus recipe!

9. Real Vitality Tonic

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Get your tonic on with this apple cider vinegar rich Real Vitality Tonic recipe by Mareya Ibrahim. Along with fat-burning ACV, this tonic also includes antibacterial and antimicrobial ginger and hydrating, vitamin C-rich lemon juice!

10. Parsnips With Rosemary ‘Butter’ and Walnuts

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This Parsnips with Rosemary ‘Butter’ and Walnuts recipe by Viktoria Radichkova combines healthy fat-filled coconut oil with lovely fat-filled walnuts for a super filling, tasty, and fat-burning meal!

11. Healthy S’mores Frappuccino

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This Healthy S’mores Frappuccino recipe by Kat Condon is in fact healthy! Start your day with a dose of fat-burning coffee along with protein powder and your choice of plant-based milk.

12. Greek Fava Spread

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If split pea soup isn’t your thing, try getting your daily dose of split-peas via this Greek Fava Spread recipe by Johanne Rosenthal. You’ll not only get a dose of protein, vitamins, and minerals, but this spread is also rich in healthy fat-filled olive oil.  

13. Raw Habanero  Pepper Crackers

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Another capsaicin-rich recipe! This Raw Habanero Pepper Crackers recipe by Karielyn Tillman is great to have on hand for those snacky times of the day. Rich in fat-burning Habanero-derived capsaicin and healthy fat-filled seeds and nuts, these crackers are the perfect snack to dip in that split pea-rich spread!

14. Pumpkin Pie Roasted Almonds

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This Pumpkin Pie Roasted Almonds recipe by Robin Runner is a simple as it is tasty! For a quick, filling, fat-burning snack on-the-go make a batch of these to keep in the fridge, stash in your backpack, or save in desk at work.

15. Antioxidant Green Tea Porridge

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This Antioxidant Green Tea Porridge recipe by Taryn Fitz-Gerald is another great way to receive the powers of fat-burning green tea, while also getting a healthy dose of antioxidants and healthy fat from nuts!

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!

Young Coconut Meat Ceviche

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Here are some great resources to get you started:

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