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Did you know that you’re missing out on the awesome potato’s fat-fighting power when you eat them warm instead of cold? It’s true! When you let them cool, then refrigerate them and eat them cold, their digestible starches transform into ‘resistant starch’ known as retrogradation. ..a process that resists digestion and promotes fat oxidation which reduces abdominal fat. Without that process, fat molecules would stay in their bigger form and the bigger molecules can’t be used as energy by our bodies, so, they just neatly, or not-so-neatly pile up. Not good! Cold Potatoes Reduce Abdominal Fat!! Keep reading for other foods that have beneficial resistant starch as well.
Being a good shopper and taking advantage of a sale, I had stocked up on chickpeas when they were a great price and was rummaging through my pantry looking for something to make with them. A Chickpea Artichoke Salad sounded really good and was born when I found a can of artichoke hearts, a jar of roasted red peppers and some black olives!
I had a lemon that needed to be used and some parsley left from another meal, but basil would be SO good in it too!
Sometimes you just want noodles in salad form and this cold Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce, Carrot and Cucumber will satisfy your craving! It’s cool, it has that irreplaceable mouth-feel that only noodles give you; along with a creamy savory peanut sauce, and some crunchy veg for awesome texture. In a word, it’s ‘SPECTACULAR!’