Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fat belly? Eat these foods, help it melt away

Try emphasizing whole grains, vinegar and nuts -- and get rid of that spare tire.
So says Eating Well. Here are some tasty and easy recipes that include filling foods that contain these stomach-reducing ingredients....for example, this couscous salad.

Recipe: Couscous and Berry Salad

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups cooked whole-wheat couscous
  • 1 cup chopped nectarine
  • 1 cup mixed fresh berries, such as blueberries and raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds

Instructions: Whisk oil, orange juice, vinegar, shallots, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add cooked couscous, nectarines, berries and almonds; gently toss to combine.

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