Spice Things Up
Eating even one meal that contains capsaicin—the compound that gives hot sauce and chile peppers their heat—not only reduces levels of hunger-causing ghrelin, but also raises GLP-1, an appetite-suppressing hormone.
And here is a great recipe to get some of that spice in you!
Red Hot Chili Pepper Crispy Cauliflower Bites – phase 1-4, serves 4-6
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp sea salt
2 or 3 dashes cayenne pepper
1 head Cauliflower chopped into popcorn size chunks’
Olive oil cooking spray
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix together all of the spices in a small bowl. Place the cauliflower on an olive oil sprayed baking sheet and spray tops of cauliflower with olive oil as well. Sprinkle with the spice mixture, toss to coat and bake for about 20 minutes, or until cauliflower is crispy and browned.