Fantastic Feasts and How To Stay Slim

Fantastic Feasts and How To Stay Slim

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I think I can speak for us all when I say, “eating clean is the absolute hardest (and worst) part of losing body fat”. Eating chicken and broccoli for 6 weeks to knock off a couple percentage points of body fat seems hardly worth it. The cravings make you feel like a psychopath and there are times you’d rather not eat at all rather than face the dreaded meal you prepped.


But what if I told you I had my most successful 6 Week Fat Loss Challenge eating chilli, pumpkin cupcakes, tacos, and cheesecake dip? It sounds too good to be true, it tastes to good to be true, but it’s 100 percent true. I lost 4.3% body fat (my most ever during a challenge) and honestly felt like this challenge was easier than any I’ve completed in the last 5 years.

I made a commitment to account for everything I drank or ate for 6 weeks. Keeping track in MyFitnessPal made me quickly realized I didn’t want to waste precious calories on bland broccoli or raw almonds. I wanted each gram of protein to make my little taste buds dance so that I could stay motivated for the full 6 weeks and not give up after 3. So…I had to get creative… and that’s EXACTLY what I did. I failed at some recipes, and some knocked my socks off. Some recipes were way too difficult to spend time making. In the end, there were a few that completely blew me away. So here they are. Just in time to get your feast on for Turkey Day… or to prep next week when you’re going through ‘sweet and savory withdrawals’.

Slim Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
(makes 18 cupcakes)


30 oz pumpkin
4 scoops vanilla protein powder (I use Orgain)
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 cup Splenda
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cloves
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 egg whites
¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1. Preheat oven to 350℉
2. Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl
3. Mix with electric mixer or fork until there are no clumps or weird inconsistencies
4. Line a cupcake sheet with cupcake liners (or use a cake pan) and spray with non-stick spray)
5. Fill each about ¾ of the way full with cupcake mix
6. Bake for 1 hour or until fork comes out clean
7. Let cool to room temperature
8. Put a dollop of low fat whip cream on top and ENJOY!!!

Macros Per Serving:
57 calories
Fat: <1 g
Carbs: 7 g
Protein: 7 g

Slim Cheesecake Dip
(makes 10 servings)


2 cups no fat, plain greek yogurt
3 tbsp of Splenda
1 box of sugar free cheesecake pudding mix
1 tbsp vanilla extract

1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl
2. Mix with an electric mixer until the clumps are gone 🙂
3. ENJOY with fresh strawberries 🙂 …. Keep refrigerated

Macros Per Serving:
30 calories
Fat: <1 g
Carbs: 2 g
Protein: 5 g

Slim Slow Cooker Chili
(makes 11-12 servings)


3 lbs raw 99% lean ground turkey (yes RAW)
1 bag frozen chopped onion (or 1 large chopped onion)
1 ½ small cans tomato paste
1 can tomato sauce (low sodium)
3 cans petite diced tomatoes (low sodium)
3 packs Chilli Man seasoning
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon of your favorite hot sauce
1 tablespoon of Splenda
4 beef bouillon cubes

1. Throw all ingredients in a crockpot
2. Turn on high for 6 hours
3. Try to stir a couple times while it’s cooking to mix everything together.
4. ENJOY with a dollop of no fat greek yogurt on top as a sour cream sub and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese

Macros Per Serving:
200 calories
Fat: 3 g
Protein: 30 g
Carbs: 13 g

Slim Turkey Tacos
(makes 11-12 servings)

Taco Ingredients:
3 Lbs Raw (yes uncooked) 99% Lean Ground Turkey
3 Packets Old El Paso Mild Taco Seasoning Mix
3 Beef Bouillon Cubes
2 Jalapeno peppers** for a little kick, can leave these out if you prefer** (Chop in electric chopper or cut finely)

Taco Toppings:
Chopped green bell pepper (2-3 should be plenty)
Baby Spinach
2 tbsp of no fat plain greek yogurt
2 Mission White Corn Tortillas (can omit these for low/no carb)
2 tbsp of shredded Mexican style cheese

1. Throw all “Taco Ingredients” into a crockpot on High for 4 hours (or low for 8 hours). Stir/break up turkey after an hour or 2 if able.
2. Throw on your favorite toppings and ENJOY!!

Macros for 4 oz Portion without corn tortillas:
203 Calories
Fat: 5 g
Protein: 32 g
Carbs: 7.5 g

Macros for 4 oz Portion with corn tortillas:
304 Calories
Fat: 6.5 g
Protein: 34 g
Carbs: 27.5 g


I hope you love them as much as we did!

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About the Author: Savanna Ray

Savanna spent 6 years at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville studying medicinal chemistry. She went on to get her doctorate degree in pharmacy. The majority of her curriculum focused on biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology. Her love for these subjects led her to her primary passion which is science based nutrition and training programs.