Diet & Fitness

Joy Bauer's flat-belly bonus recipes: Tuna pita, spinach turkey burger, more

Jan. 29, 2014 at 9:48 AM ET

Video: In TODAY’s special series, “The 6 Months to a 6-Pack Challenge,” TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer and fitness trainer Jeff Halevy present exercises and foods that you need to lose stomach flab. Check out TODAY.com for some bonus ab-blasting recipes.


If you're following along with our “6 Months to a 6-Pack challenge” and ready to kick start your own fab-ab diet, this food plan is the perfect guide. The meals are designed with the right mix of lean proteins, high-quality carbs and healthy fats to give you fast and effective results. 

Each day choose one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner, and one-two snacks — and feel free to repeat favorite meals as often as you’d like. 

Get 9 more ab-friendly recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

oatmeal
Joy Bauer

Breakfast

Oatmeal with nuts
Prepare 1/2 cup rolled oats with 1 cup water as directed on package. Top with 2 tablespoons toasted, chopped nuts. 

Sweeten with optional 1 teaspoon sugar, honey or maple syrup. 

You may skip the nuts and instead enjoy 1 hard-boiled egg or 1 container nonfat Greek yogurt on the side.

Lunch

Tuna pita pocket 
Stuff a whole-wheat pita with tuna salad made by mashing together 1 can of drained light tuna, 1 tablespoon light mayo or nonfat Greek yogurt, chopped vegetables of choice (onion, celery, etc) and desired seasonings. 

Enjoy with bell pepper sticks or sliced cucumber on the side.

Dinner

Spinach turkey burger 
Enjoy a bun-less turkey burger with a hearty scoop of mashed cauliflower. Feel free to substitute with any lean burger patty and unlimited steamed or roasted cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, or green beans for the mashed cauliflower. 

Get Joy's recipe for mashed cauliflower 

For more belly-slimming tips and recipes visit JoyBauer.com and follow Joy on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest.

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