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Buffalo Mushroom Meatloaf with Black Pepper Gravy

Classic meatloaf has never been so tasty or so healthy. You don’t have to give up your hearty gravy and comforting meat with this new take on grandma’s old favorite. The mushrooms add depth and bulk to make this a filling, stick-to-your ribs meal with healthy fats that help you burn fat. Try it with a dash of soy sauce for an Asian twist or add fresh herbs like basil or rosemary. Serve with a side of steamed veggies and you have a full healing meal that is easy on the waistline, the taste buds and the wallet.

Squash Soup

Fill up on this delectable soup to shed some pounds. The spicy warmth of ginger deepens and enhances the sweetness of squash and pear in this rich creamy puree. The complex carbs in squash and onion keep you full longer, while the milk’s calcium will help you lose weight.

Coq Au Vin (Red Wine Chicken Stew)

This classic French dish has been made for centuries by French women who have weighed far less than those of us who stayed away from “fatty foods” to lose weight. Why? Studies have proven that healthy fats (like grass-fed chicken) speed up your metabolism and enable you to burn far more calories. The veggies in this succulent stew are also full of complex carbs and fiber that fill you up and keep you satisfied for hours. So go to France for dinner, enjoy your meal, and loose weight!

Oaxacan Chicken Mole

This might seem like an intimidating dish, but once you’ve got it down it will become a staple in your house. As soon as you bite into the succulent spicy sauce and tender meat you’ll understand that it was all worth it. A traditional comfort food of Mexico, this is just one version of a million types of moles. Serve it on corn tortillas or in lettuce leaves with queso fresco and limes. Try this with turkey or buffalo. For a smoky flavor add a few chipotle peppers. To make it easier on yourself, double or triple the batch of sauce and freeze it for future evenings when you need a quick dinner.

Mulled Green Tea and Cider

Green tea is a weight loss superstar—when it’s not crammed full of sugar! Make up a batch of ours and take it with you. It’s got a delicious hint of infused cinnamon and a splash of apple cider. That green tea will boost your metabolism and strengthen your “I’m full” signal while balancing your blood sugar. That means you eat less while burning more fat!

Roasted Broccoli with Dried Cherries and Walnuts

Here’s a pound-shedding vegetable dish that is elegant and delicious. You’ll love the savory broccoli baked with sweet, rich cherries and crunchy walnuts. The broccoli and cherries are chock full of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients that help your body recognize leptin’s “I’m full” signal. And that makes it easier to leave the table!

“Ease off the Pounds” Roasted Broccoli with Dried ...

Here’s a pound-shedding vegetable dish that is elegant and delicious. You’ll love the savory broccoli baked with sweet, rich cherries and crunchy walnuts. The broccoli and cherries are chock full of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients that help your body recognize leptin’s “I’m full” signal. And that makes it easier to leave the table!

Green Tea Poached Salmon with Spicy Sesame Slaw

Green tea and citrus are a perfect complement to tender omega-3 salmon, which will speed up your metabolism so you can easily shed pounds. The rich nutty flavors of the sesame, chili paste and Dijon mustard add a delicious depth to the meal. Crunchy veggies add texture to balance out the whole dish.

Try this with halibut or tuna. Add shredded broccoli stem to the slaw for some added crunch.

Green Tea Float with Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Try putting the zest of a lemon or orange into the frozen yogurt for a citrusy touch or use another tea like chamomile or mint.

Flax Popcorn

Never mind the fatty potato chips or sugary treats. Grab a handful of this crunchy popcorn and don’t feel guilty for snagging a second. These may sound like a hippy snack but we guarantee everyone from businessmen to ballerinas will gobble up this healthy snack that won’t add to your waistline.

Garlic Shrimp on Jicama Crostini with Mango Salsa ...

This festive appetizer is the perfect match for a summer dinner party, with its colorful, tropical salsa and garlic shrimp piled on crispy, refreshing jicama. It’s quick, easy and scrumptious, and the healthy fats in the shrimp and coconut oil help you burn through fat quickly, while the complex carbs and fiber in jicama, bell peppers, mango and flax fill ravenous bellies with ease.

Fava Bean Soup with Spicy Greens for Weight Loss

This truly tasty soup is based on the great fava bean, which is little known in this country but adored in the Mediterranean. Beans help you shed pounds by getting you to burn 23% more fat for 24 hours after you eat them. And of course the complex carbs and fiber fill you up and keep you that way for hours.

Mulled Green Tea and Cider For Weight Loss

Green tea is a weight loss superstar—when it’s not crammed full of sugar! Make up a batch of ours and take it with you. It’s got a delicious hint of infused cinnamon and a splash of apple cider. That green tea will boost your metabolism and strengthen your “I’m full” signal while balancing your blood sugar. That means you eat less while burning more fat!

Pro-Heart Salmon Burger with Citrus Dressing

Healthy hearts need a lot of omega-3 fats . . . way more than most of us get. But you’ll get plenty in these moist, savory salmon burgers thanks to the salmon, yogurt, eggs and walnuts. And the creamy citrus ginger sauce? I want to drizzle that on every meal for the rest of my life

Pound-Shedding Spinach Pesto

Step up your metabolism with this rich, yummy pesto. Garlic, olive oil and nuts trigger the burning of fat, and all the ingredients help keep your blood sugar under control. And that means you stay full longer. So enjoy the sweet and complex flavors of this mild spinach pesto that packs in a nutritional powerhouse.

Pound-Shedding Oat Risotto with Green Peas Wild Mu...

Ahh, Italia. Here are the classic flavors and creamy textures that I long for, with a healthy twist. You will have to try it in order to believe it – whole grain oats instead of refined-carb rice! And that means complex carbs and fiber that keep you full longer, along with healthy fats that help you drop weight.