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5 Age-Defying Dinner Recipes

August 2nd, 2019 Posted in Family Health & Safety

Here’s the thing about metabolism: It ages faster than we do. Starting around age 30, it slows by 5 percent with each decade, says Caroline Apovian, MD, director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical CenterSo by the time you’re 45, you’re burning 200 fewer calories a day than you did in your mid-20s. The good news: You can “reignite” a tired metabolism, Dr. Apovian says. By eating more protein, fruits and veggies, you’ll be providing the fuel you need to stay full, feel more energy and—when combined with plenty of sleep and muscle-building exercise—lose weight. These protein-packed meals—all from Apovian’s book, The Age Defying Diet — can help get you started. 

CHICKEN WITH RED GRAPES RECIPE

The flavor of this fruity sauce intensifies the longer you cook it. Add a salad, some fruit, non-starchy vegetables and a small serving of grains, and you’re all set.

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FISH FILLETS BAKED IN FOIL RECIPE

You’ll need to judge the cooking time for this recipe by the thickness of the fillets. Thin fish like trout, tilapia and flounder should take about 12 to 15 minutes; salmon, halibut and other meatier fish will take about 16 to 20 minutes.

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OPEN-FACED TURKEY-PORTOBELLO BURGERS

Turkey burgers paired with juicy roasted portabello mushrooms in place of buns make a delicious combo. Cook the burgers nice and slow until well done, and top with mayo and a squirt of mustard.

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SIRLOIN STEAKS WITH MUSHROOM SAUCE

A rich red wine and mushroom sauce finishes the steaks perfectly in this recipe. Choose the leanest beef you can find, and trim off all the fat before cooking. 

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PORK CHOPS WITH DIJON MUSTARD SAUCE

Made with boneless pork chops—a lean source of protein—this tasty dish takes just minutes to prepare. Be sure to trim off the fat before cooking.

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