5 Fat Burning Recipes

When it comes to fat, we can universally agree that we all want less of it. But many of us lose our way on just what to eat in order to achieve this goal.

It turns out that fat loss is best achieved by keeping protein high, healthy fats high and sugar low. So we need recipes that have large amounts of protein, large amounts of healthy fats, and small amounts of fat-promoting sugar.

This means lots of avocados, tuna, grassfed beef and coconut oil, among others. These 5 recipes will help you burn fat, leading to a leaner, meaner version of you! Print them out, save them, bookmark them – whatever you have to do!

Paleo Ahi Tuna Salad

When it comes to burning fat and building muscle, there may not be a better choice than seafood! More specifically, there may not be a better choice than tuna! This healthy and delectable recipe contains a generous helping of protein-dense tuna, and will help you burn off the fat.

Paleo Ahi Tuna Salad

Paleo Ahi Tuna Salad
by Deanna Dorman

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:5 minutes



  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1 T coconut aminos
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 T wasabi powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 ounces mixed baby lettuce
  • 1 pound fresh ahi tuna steaks
  • ½ t coarse ground black pepper
  • ½ t sesame seeds
  • Dash cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 T coconut oil

How To Make It:

1. In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, coconut aminos, olive oil, wasabi powder, salt and pepper to taste.

2. In a large bowl, drizzle dressing over the baby lettuce and toss.

3. Season each side of the tuna steaks with black pepper, sesame seeds, and cayenne.

4. Preheat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

5. Carefully lay tuna steaks in the skillet and sear for 30-60 seconds on each side, and remove from the skillet.

6. On a cutting board using a sharp knife, slice tuna steaks into quarter inch slices.

7. Arrange tuna slices over a bed of lettuce and enjoy.

Seafood is important for fat burning for a variety of reasons. The omega-3 fatty acid content of wild-caught seafood will help ramp up your body’s metabolism. A small serving of fish contains more than 25% of your daily required omega-3 content. Some sources of fish contain over 100%!

Sweet Honey-Baked Salmon

Continuing on our fat-burning journey, we come to salmon! Another fish rich in protein and beneficial fatty acids, this simple salmon recipe will help you burn the fat, without causing a big time-consuming dent in your day. The best recipes are ones we can use time and time again, and this salmon concoction definitely falls into that category.

Sweet Honey-Baked Salmon

Sweet Honey-Baked Salmon



  • 1 salmon fillet
  • ½ T olive oil
  • ½ T honey
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped finely
  • Pinch of sea salt and pepper

How To Make It:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F.

2. Place the salmon fillets, skin side down, in an ovenproof dish.

3. In a small dish, mix together the oil, honey, garlic, salt and pepper. Then spread the honey mixture evenly over the salmon fillet.

4. Bake the salmon for 10 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

5. Serve with a fresh salad and baked sweet potato.

Olive oil is included in this recipe, and has shown many positive results when consumed regularly. It is possibly the healthiest fat one can consume on a daily basis, and should be a staple of any good fat-burning diet.

Paleo Turkey Burgers

More protein! These turkey burgers are simple, economical and a great way to get one step closer to six-pack abs! Anyone can make these – even those with barely any kitchen experience.

Paleo Turkey Burgers

Paleo Turkey Burgers

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:10 minutes



  • 1 t ground pepper
  • 1 t onion powder
  • 1 t salt
  • ½ t garlic powder
  • ¼ t cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • lettuce
  • 4 portobello mushrooms
  • Paleo condiments (Paleo condiments)

How To Make It:

1. In a small bowl combine spices.

2. In a large bowl mix turkey and spices together until mixed. Make sure not to work the turkey too much or it will become tough.

3. Divide the turkey into 4 equal parts and shape into patties.

4. Preheat a grill of medium-high heat or a pan with coconut oil to medium heat.

5. Cook patties 4-6 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.

6. Serve on top of a portobello mushroom (or serve with two if your have a big appetite!), lettuce, tomato, and your favorite homemade Paleo Ketchup, Honey Mustard, or BBQ sauce!

If you want to ramp up the fat-burning potential even further, drizzle some coconut oil over these burgers. Coconut oil has been shown to have weight loss properties.

Sweet Short Ribs With Star Anise And Ginger

Ribs, for fat loss? Surely I can’t be serious? I am, and ribs have a nice portion of protein, which will help build muscle and burn fat. Though not quite as beneficial as turkey burger or seafood, you can sometimes eat ribs and still burn off that body fat! Make sure to source the ribs as best as possible here, and don’t indulge in this recipe seven days a week! Otherwise, dig in!

Sweet Short Ribs with Star Anise and Ginger

Sweet Short Ribs with Star Anise and Ginger

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:6 hours



  • 1 beef short rib
  • 2 small red onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 t ground ginger
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 T honey

How To Make It:

1. Prep the ingredients.

2. Chop the onion and crush the garlic cloves.

3. Add the beef short rib to the slow cooker.

4. Add the onions, garlic, ginger, star anise and honey on top.

5. Add approx. 1 inch depth of water from the base of the pot.

6. Put the lid on and set the cooker to auto for 6 to 8 hours.

7. When ready to eat season the meat.

8. Serve with preferred vegetables.

What makes this recipe so special? Besides being delicious, this recipe will keep your cravings at bay. It feels like a cheat – but it isn’t a cheat. It is truly the best of both worlds.

Paleo Egg Bake

Eggs – is there a more perfect food choice? Containing complete protein, choline and omega-3s, eggs are the cornerstone of any healthful Paleo diet. This recipe is so simple, yet so economical and will help you chip away at your fat stores. It is completely without carbohydrates, and packed with lots of beneficial nutrition.

Egg Bake

Egg Bake

Prep Time:7 minutes

Cook Time:30 minutes



  • 8 eggs
  • 3 slices bacon
  • ½ cup peppers
  • ¼ cup onions
  • Pepper to taste

How To Make It:

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Whisk eggs together in a large bowl and set aside.

3. Cook 3 slices of bacon over skillet.

4. While bacon is cooking, chop peppers and onions.

5. Add peppers and onions to eggs.

6. Once bacon done, remove from heat, wait 5 minutes or so until cooled a bit and break into tiny pieces, add bacon to eggs.

7. Grease a baking dish with a bit of coconut oil and pour eggs into dish; set into oven and bake for at least 30 minutes.*

8. Cut and enjoy!

*Every oven is different, so be sure to keep an eye on your eggs. You may need to leave them in for an additional 5-10 minutes.

Eggs are the cornerstone of any good fat-burning diet, and regular consumption has been linked to a variety of benefits. Omelets, bakes, salads – put eggs in anything you can, and you will get leaner!

The end result of a good Paleo diet is fat loss. By avoiding gluten, dairy, processed foods, alcohol and legumes, we maximize nutrient density and limit sugar. We also focus on healthy fats, protein and good sources of carbohydrates.

Despite popular belief, fat loss is not obtained by a high-carb diet. Whole grains do not lead to better health. They can actually lead to lots of problems. I hope these easy, fat-burning and effective recipes help you on your quest to be healthier. At the end of the day, we all share the same basic physiology, and bad nutritional choices will always end up causing fat gain. Avoid those choices, and stay Paleo!

This article originally appeared on PaleoHacks.

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