I created this delicious Metabolism Boosting Veggie Skillet this on a whim because I was tired of my usual baked potato lunch and I wanted something new.
I found this surprisingly filling dish can be served many different ways. Make it as directed below for a lunch or side dish, add eggs for a breakfast scramble skillet or some left over chicken for a one skillet dinner.
When I create a meal like this Veggie Skillet I look for items to add that naturally boost metabolism. Jalapenos, beans and Greek yogurt all do and trust me it shows! These are known as as “negative calorie foods”, and they increase fat burning because they are usually higher in fiber or protein and are slower to digest. In turn, the body needs to body spend more energy to digest them.
Try adding some metabolism boosting foods to your favorite dishes.
Makes one Metabolism Boosting Veggie Skillet “lunch” or side dish.
- 2 small Potatoes- chopped into small bite sizes pieces
- 1 Jalapeno*- seeds and ribs removed and chopped
- 1/2 Red Onion- finely sliced
- 1/4 cup Frozen corn
- 1/4 cup Black Beans
- 1 Garlic Clove smashed but still in tact
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- 2 tsp Lime Juice
- Handful Cilantro finely chopped
- Greek yogurt and hot sauce to top- optional
Remove the garlic clove and discard, add in the onions and jalapeno and cook for another 15-20 minutes.
Once the onions are soft and starting to brown reduce to low and add in the corn and beans, stir often until all is heated up about another 5 minutes.
Remove skillet from heat, top with cilantro… want to eat right out of the skillet? Why not!?!? Enjoy and dig in, top with Greek yogurt and your favorite hot sauce.
Entire Metabolism Boosting Veggie Skillet contains:
- Calories: 377
- Fat: 4
- Fiber: 11
- Protein: 12
- Carbs: 75
*If you really can’t stand jalapenos replace with 1/2 bell pepper, but remember you are removing all the seeds and the ribs, that’s where all the heat is.