You’ve been looking forward to your beach vacation since the freeze-you-to-the-core days of February and now it’s a week away—and you’re not sure if you’re more psyched for the sun and fun…or scared because (eek!) time to put on a teeny bikini. This menu will help heighten the positive #lovemyshape vibes and completely eliminate the negative ones.
Packed with fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, lowfat dairy, and healthy fats, this bikini body diet provides a healthy dose of complex carbohydrates to energize you, protein and fiber to fill you up, and water to keep you hydrated and beat bloating. The recipes are super easy to make, don’t require hard-to-find ingredients, and taste absolutely delicious.
A Sample Day on the Bikini Body Diet
Each healthy breakfast recipe is about 300 calories.
Almond and Apple English Muffin
Toast a whole wheat English muffin. On half, spread 1 tablespoon almond butter and top with 1/2 apple, thinly sliced, and a sprinkle of cinnamon; cover with the remaining muffin half.
Hot Cinnamon Oats with Dried Fruit
Bring 1 cup apple cider to a boil. Add 1/2 cup oats; cook 5 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 tablespoon chopped dried fruit (such as cherries or cranberries), and 1 tablespoon flaxseeds.
Cream Cheese and Lox Wrap
Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese on an 8-inch whole wheat wrap. Top with 3 ounces smoked salmon, 2 slices tomato, 2 slices red onion, and a handful of sprouts. Roll up.