Can You Cook Your Way To A Better Metabolism?

While a healthy diet and exercise remain the best way to lose weight and keep it off, these tasty meals could help your body burn extra fat and calories.

Chile-Honey-Glazed Salmonincrease metabolic rateClick here for the recipe.

This spicy glazed salmon is one of the tastiest ways to kick your metabolism into high gear. It has jalapeños, chipotle, and chili powder — spicy, capsaicin-rich peppers are believed to .

Farro, Cherry Tomato, and Carrot Gratin with AsiagoClick here for the recipe.

Farro (a wheat-based whole grain) is good and chewy after it's cooked. It adds texture to this light and healthy casserole and eating it could help you burn more calories since it takes a good deal of work for your body to break it down.

Flat-Iron Steaks with Coffee RubKick-start your metabolism with caffeineClick here for the recipe.

. This coffee- and cayenne-rubbed steak is cooked on the grill but, if you don't have one (or it's too cold to grill outdoors) you can make the steak indoors on a cast-iron grill pan.

Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal's Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.