Sunday, September 15, 2013

Bacon and Egg Stuffed Pepper and High Metabolism Foods


Bacon and Egg Stuffed Pepper

Inspiration for this comes from bacon and egg pie, my favourite pie. Bacon and Egg Stuffed Pepper is not the same but still nice. 

When preparing this, my biggest surprise was realizing how small the pepper cavity is. The thickness of the pepper really shrinks the inside volume and I never realized this before. The recipe is available here.

Bacon and Egg Stuffed Pepper


Today's Favourite Photo
Devil’s Chocolate Cake



Today’s Favourite Blog
Interesting list of foods that help increase metabolism. Some of these come as a surprise to me.

Fish
Fish is packed with vitamin B that helps convert food into energy. Other meats like pork and chicken are ideal choices but omega-3 abundance makes fish very healthy.

Avocado
Although rich in calories, avocados are a good source of L-carnitine. This amino acid plays a major role in metabolism of fats. Research has also proved that avocado encourage weight loss, regulate sugar levels and enhance cardiovascular health when taken in moderation.

Cacao
Cacao is high in minerals and vitamins and is shown to suppress appetite, promote circulation of blood and stimulate enzymes. It is rich in magnesium which facilitates more than three hundred biochemical reactions including metabolism.

Spices
Hot peppers such as habanero, cayenne and jalapeno are metabolism boosters. Black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric and cumin all have the same effects. Whereas black pepper, ginger and chili peppers raise body temperatures and promote calorie burn. Cinnamon allows your metabolism to work efficiently by enhancing circulation and insulin sensitivity hence helps you metabolize fats.

Grapefruit
Sweet and tangy grapefruit may aid with insulin control, enhance HDL levels and weight loss. Reduced insulin levels after having meals can help the body process food efficiently and quickly. This implies that you burn surplus calories and store less fats by taking a grapefruit.

Oatmeal
Oatmeal is packed with fat soluble fiber that requires more calories to disintegrate. Taking oatmeal can help reduce your cholesterol levels and heart diseases.

Broccoli
Broccoli is high in both vitamin C and calcium. These vitamins work concurrently to aid in burning calories effectively and faster. Calcium activates metabolic rate and vitamin C helps in calcium absorption.

Low fat yoghurt
Yogurt is packed with proteins and calcium. It promotes the building of lean muscles and is a great energy booster.

8 comments:

  1. The spices I knew but there is a very interesting list indeed. My metabolism has always been slow. That stuffed pepper looks really great. Everything is better with bacon!

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    1. List was interesting, and eye opening, for sure

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  2. I need to keep those food in mind, I need my metabolism to work faster :)

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  3. Oh! I haven't visited your blog in so long - please forgive me! But that stuffed pepper looks delicious! It reminds me of the time I cooked an egg in an avocado. :)

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    1. No worries. Egg in an avocado is something I've never heard of before. Very different

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  4. What a beautiful photo, Mr. Three-Cookies! I also love the idea to stuff peppers with egg and bacon. Like a cuter and low-calorie version of a pie!
    I did know about spices, but the problem is that they also increase the appetite ;-)
    Avocado comes as a big surprise though. I have it quite often (probably every other day or at least 3 x a week) and never thought it would boost my metabolism. Same surprise about the fish (unfortunately I don't have it often enough). PS Sorry for such a late comment. I have just come back from long (and busy!) holidays in Japan.

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    1. Thank you. It is a cuter (debatable!) and lower calorie version but I definitely prefer the pie, no doubts about that.
      Never thought of that, spices (esp chilli) do increase appetite.
      Glad to hear you had a long holiday. Looking forward to hearing more

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