10 Superfood Recipes for Slimming Down

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Superfoods are scientifically proven to build a better bod, whether by targeting belly flab (like eggs) or quelling hunger (apples). Bottom line? Eat a diet rich in them and you'll be confident come beach time. Take a peek at 10 recipes that'll start your slimdown.

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Banana-Nut Pancake

Superfoods: Eggs, Yogurt

The Drop 10 diet is a 1,600-calorie plan where you'll eat four times a day. And how good will your day be if you start it off with these pancakes featuring heart-healthy eggs?

In a bowl, whisk 1/2 cup cooked quinoa with 2 egg whites, 1/4 cup 1 percent milk, 1 tsp brown sugar, 1/4 tsp vanilla; stir in 1/4 sliced banana. Coat a medium skillet with vegetable oil cooking spray; pour on batter to make 3 pancakes, and cook over medium-high heat, flipping once, until firm, 3 minutes each side. Top with 2 tbsp nonfat plain Greek yogurt, 1/4 sliced banana, 2 tbsp chopped walnuts, 1 tsp maple syrup.

The Skinny: 366 calories,13 g fat (1 g saturated), 48 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 19 g protein

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Coffee Shop Run

Superfood: Yogurt

Dietitians often refer to plain yogurt as the perfect food, and for good reason: With its trifecta of carbs, protein and fat, it can stave off hunger by keeping blood sugar levels steady. Plus, this "recipe" is actually a grab-and-go option. See? We said this plan was easy.

Starbucks Strawberry & Blueberry Yogurt Parfait; tall nonfat cappuccino

The Skinny: 360 calories, 3.5 g fat (0 g saturated), 69 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 13 g protein
Wait, there's a fitness plan too! Sign up now and see all the moves.

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Vegetable Frittata

Superfoods: Eggs, Olive Oil

Olive oil increases the release of the appetite-regulating hormone CCK. This frittata is perfect for a weekend brunch with friends—we even snuck some quinoa in it!

The Skinny: 355 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated), 22 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 26 g protein
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Roast Beef Sammy with Arugula and Parmesan

Superfoods: Olive Oil, Steak

Fill a 6-inch whole-wheat pita with 4 oz lean roast beef, 1/2 cup arugula, 1/4 cup cucumber slices, 2 tbsp grated Parmesan. In a bowl, combine 1 tsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp olive oil; season with freshly ground black pepper, dried oregano; drizzle into pita. Serve with 10 baby carrots.

The Skinny: 472 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated), 46 g carbs, 8 g fiber, 40 g protein
Sign up for Drop 10 and you could win a beach vacation!

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Swift Salad and Sandwich

Superfood: Apples

Apples fill you up on few calories with their 4 to 5 grams of fiber. So we included it in this grab-and-go lunch option, yum!

Half a Panera Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich on Tomato Basil bread; half a Classic Salad with reduced-fat balsamic vinaigrette; 1 apple

The Skinny: 460 calories, 12 g fat (2.5 g saturated), 79 g carbs, 10 g fiber, 12 g protein
Sign up for Drop 10 now and see more on-the-go lunch options!

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Bueno Burrito

Superfoods: Lentils, Olive Oil, Yogurt

Lentils are a bona fide belly flattener. They contain resistant starch, a smart carb that may boost fat burning.

The Skinny: 456 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated), 73 g carbs, 18 g fiber, 21 g protein
Sign up for the Drop 10 diet now to get the full recipe!

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Quick Chicken Salad

Superfood: Apples

Can you get away with eating dinner at the drive-thru on this diet? Yes! This menu item from Wendy's includes apples, a superfood.

One Wendy's Ultimate Chicken Grill sandwich; side of apple slices; diet soda

The Skinny: 430 calories, 10 g fat (3.5 g saturated), 51 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 33 g protein
Sign up for Drop 10 to get more dinners where you can eat out and still lose weight!

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Savory Spaghetti

Superfood: Olive Oil

Besides slimming olive oil, there's also peanut butter in this. 'Nuff said.

In a bowl, combine 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar, 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter, 1 tbsp orange juice, 1/4 tsp low-sodium soy sauce until smooth. In a medium pan, sauté 2 cups chopped kale in 1 tsp olive oil until wilted. Add 2/3 cup cooked whole-wheat spaghetti, 1/2 cup cannellini beans (rinsed and drained), peanut sauce; stir until warmed through. Serve topped with 1 tbsp sliced scallions.

The Skinny: 454 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated), 65 g carbs, 13 g fiber, 22 g protein
Yes, you can eat pasta and still drop weight! See how by signing up for Drop 10 now.

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Waffle Sticks with Maple Dip

Superfood: Yogurt

In addition to breakfasts, lunches and dinners, the Drop 10 diet plan includes snacks like this one.

Cut 1 toasted frozen whole-grain waffle into 4 strips; dip in 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt mixed with 1 tsp maple syrup.

The Skinny: 151 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated), 20 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein
Sign up now and you could win a beach vacation!

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Quick Fix

Superfood: Eggs

One Subway Egg White and Cheese Muffin Melt

The Skinny: 150 calories, 3.5 g fat (1.5 g saturated), 24 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 12 g protein
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Superfoods are scientifically proven to build a better bod, whether by targeting belly flab (like eggs) or quelling hunger (apples). Bottom line? Eat a diet rich in them and you'll be confident come beach time. Take a peek at 10 recipes that'll start your slimdown.

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