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Be Positive or Be Silent

#Bedtime #snack: I’ll admit that I am not always positive. I’ve got this “hater” called “my mind” and he can be pretty annoying. Despite the positive things that happen in my life, he always seems to find something negative to say. Does your mind ever play tricks on you? (traduccion abajo)

Haters say things like: “You don’t have what it takes.” “That fitness goal is impossible.” “You’ll never get that career.”

Recently, I was reminded of something my mother taught me – “you have to speak well of yourself so that you can begin to believe it FOR yourself.”

At times you will doubt. But, I am convinced that when you speak positively, you will begin to see hope in your situations and find strength to overcome.

So, if you’re worried about that weight, walk up to the mirror, hit a quick #BOOM flex and say, “Yo, you sexy beast!” LOL And if you cannot be positive, then just be quiet. But not for too long… How will you encourage yourself? God bless.

 

Black Beans, Giant Scallops, And Brussels Sprouts Recipe

This delicious meal that features a tasty black bean recipe can be made even easier with the use of an instant pot or slow cooker. You will cut your prep time down if you make the beans beforehand, and they can easily be portioned out and frozen for weekly (or monthly) lunch and dinner plans. With brussel sprouts and tender scallops, this recipe is perfect for those after gym meals where you need to replenish your energy and protein without sacrificing your health goals.

 

Tasty black bean recipes can sometimes be hard to find but look no further. The secret is using pico de gallo, some cumin, and garlic to season it into a delightful mix. You can use dried black beans if you want to make black beans from scratch, but canned beans work too. However, dried beans may be cheaper in the long run if this is something you foresee making large amounts of at a time.

 

For sea scallops, make sure they are dry, firm, and smell like the sea. If they are shiny or wet, they are often old, and if they have a fishy smell, are way past their prime and you should skip. Make sure you don’t overcook the scallops when a quick sear will do. Scallops will shrink and be tough if you cook them for too long.

 

Depending on how you like them, you can steam or roast the brussel sprouts until they are tender and nutty. As a leafy green, brussel sprouts (which look like tiny cabbages) are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. With these and beans at your side, it is very easy to switch up the scallops with another protein source such as beef, chicken, or fish.

 

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If you enjoyed this black bean recipe with brussel sprouts and seared scallops for weeknight dinners or pre-made lunches, please drop me a comment or send me a message. Would love to hear from you!

 

Gaspari ISOFusion Peanut Butter Coffee & Chocolate Protein

Gaspari ISOFusion Peanut Butter, Coffee & Chocolate Protein & Hemp Granola Parfait with blueberries and chocolate chips. Boom.

This combination is pure magic. As someone who loves coffee, chocolate, and peanut butter, this recipe was a real discovery for me. When I first made it, I had to make it every day for a whole week. I like to make chocolate peanut butter coffee for breakfast or as a treat after a well-done workout.

Ingredients you will need are Gaspari ISOFusion protein powder or other protein powder you have, Nescafe instant coffee, dark chocolate powder, nonfat Greek yogurt, powdered peanut butter, granola cereal, fresh blueberries and chocolate chips.

I really love Blueberry Hemp Ancient Grain Granola by Purely Elizabeth, so I decided to add it to this recipe, but you can add some other granola.

You can use a glass cup, jar or bowl for serving. Start by adding granola to the bottom of the cup and pour in Greek yogurt on the top of it.

In another bowl mix some Greek yogurt with powdered peanut butter and add as a third layer in the cup. Then combine some Greek yogurt with protein powder, Nescafe and dark chocolate powder in a separate bowl and add on the top of peanut butter mixture.

Then top with the rest of the granola portion for this recipe, and garnish with some chocolate chips and fresh blueberries. The texture is creamy, rich, crunchy and refreshing.

Caffeine and peanut butter will give you an energy boost and you will feel full until the next meal. Besides that, it has a lot of protein and low fats, so it’s totally calorie-conscious. Treat yourself to this flavor bomb.

If you are looking for more sweet recipes like this one, explore my recipes by downloading the Fitmencook app on your Android or Apple phone. Enjoy!

Corn, Black Bean & Pico De Gallo Stuffed Avocado With Shrimp

Spicy Harissa Grilled Chicken Breast

Using different types of international spices and seasonings is a great way to keep your diet interesting.

Detox Beet & Fruit Smoothie

Today’s recipe is a Detox Beet & Fruit smoothie, perfect to cleanse the liver and “get you on the regular” Boom.

 

I believe that smoothies are the fastest tasty meal and that they can contain all the macros and nutrients you need. You can pack frozen fruit smoothies and carry them on to work or to school. It’s also a perfect snack or a whole meal when you don’t have much time.

 

There’s plenty of variation of smoothies that you can make at home. Smoothie recipes are very simple, everyone knows how to make them, and that’s one more reason why they are very popular. But to be honest, fruit smoothie recipes are so delicious!

 

There are no wrong recipes for smoothies, but the key is in the right combo of ingredients for the best taste and nutritional composition. 

 

The steps for making today’s smoothie are as simple as tossing all the fruits in a blender with a little water.

 

For Detox Beet and Fruit Smoothie recipe you will need raw beet, one small mandarin orange, apple, frozen strawberries and one cup of water.

 

I prefer frozen strawberries because of the smoothie structure, but if it’s strawberry season, go with the fresh ones.

 

Cut the raw beet into wedges and toss all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into cups, glasses or bottles, and enjoy your meal! 

 

I’m also fun of a strawberries banana smoothie, but I like this one the most because of the refreshing taste of oranges and beets.

 

I would like to hear from you! Send me how it makes for you and if you like this taste of beet, orange and strawberries. If you have your own great smoothie recipe, share it with us in the comments below. 

 

Have a beautiful day, my fit foodies! 

 

Spicy Madras & Curry Deviled Eggs

Spicy madras & curry deviled eggs with chicken breast and mixed green salad. Boom.

Egg White, Asparagus and Brown Rice & Quinoa Frittata

I am starting off the day with an egg white, asparagus and brown rice & quinoa frittata, with half pink grapefruit and ISO protein shake. This is a simple breakfast you can make while you get ready for the day. Boom.

 

Granola, Strawberry, Blackberry, Cinnamon Parfait

For those days when you crave something sweet and don’t want to deviate from your fitness goals, these granola and dark chocolate-covered blackberries are the perfect healthy alternative to sweets. In addition to satisfying the need for sweets, it will give you energy during the day, or between meals.

Only three ingredients are needed for this recipe. These are cacao semi-sweet chips, blackberries, and granola. It is made very quickly, easily, and interestingly. The only thing is that you will have to wait at least three hours to try them. If you endure.

The first step is to melt the dark chocolate chips. Be careful to not boil chocolate. Remove the chocolate from the heat, and pour the granola into another bowl.

Stick a blackberry on a wooden stick or if you don’t have one use a fork for this process. Then dip the blackberries in melted chocolate and then in a bowl with granola. Cover the whole blackberry with chocolate and granola, and set aside. Repeat the process with each blackberry.

Place the blackberries on a plastic container or wax sheet and refrigerate. It takes a minimum of 3 hours for the ingredients to come together and harden. After that, they are ready to eat.

Every piece contains 59 calories, so you can fit them into your diet menu in a way that suits you. It also has only 3 grams of carbs and 3 grams of fat.

If you liked this recipe, be sure to try it and let me know your impressions. Leave a comment below or write to me. I love to hear from you guys!

For more sweet recipes, which you can eat without remorse, download the Fitman app. Get access to these healthy dark chocolate recipes and many other recipes easily and quickly in just a few taps on your Apple or Android phone.

Fried Green Tomatoes with Bison

Move on over Paula Dean, there’s a new bad boy in town and he’s not pulling any punches when it comes to breaking out the healthy but delicious versions of your favorite southern comfort food. Southern fried green tomatoes are a staple in the lower half of our country, where a crispy crust encases juicy, meaty, and tangy green tomatoes.

 

Often the result of having a late bumper crop of this popular vegetable, if you find that you have a bunch of late-season unripe tomatoes that won’t make it through the first frost, this is the recipe you can wow guests with at your next dinner party. Not only does it reduce food waste, but I’m also very excited to show you all a version that keeps special diets such as keto, paleo, and gluten-free.

 

Before we dive in, here is some advice on making the best fried green tomatoes recipe. Make sure you choose firm green tomatoes since if they’re soft, it more than likely means they have started to go bad. Choose a large shallow bowl so that it’s easy to toss the tomatoes in the breading and make sure you lay them out on some paper towels after you fry them so they stay crispy and don’t become too soggy with grease. With these tips in mind, let’s dive in!

 

Recipe Variations

Instead of bread crumbs or corn meal, Almond flour is a versatile gluten-free and grain-free breading that gives just the right amount of crisp we’re looking for. While you can mix any seasoning of your choice into the flour, in this recipe I used garlic powder, sea salt, cumin, and ground black pepper. Feel free to add smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, Cajun or Italian seasonings. Even parmesan cheese would be a welcome addition to the breading. While you can pan fry them until they’re crispy, you can also throw them into the air fryer if you’re trying to watch your calorie intake.

 

If you’re looking for what to serve with fried green tomatoes, they are fantastic as a side dish to cubed steak, kebabs, stew and gumbo, roasted chicken, some sauteed shrimp, or other fish and seafood. In fact, they even do well as a stand-alone entree. If you want something to give it an extra kick, pairing it with a tasty dipping sauce like a spicy remoulade or cool tangy Greek tzatziki could be just the thing you’re looking for. If you have any leftovers, you can make fried green tomato sandwiches too.

 

I hope you enjoyed my southern fried green tomatoes recipe without cornmeal recipe and would love to hear from you. Drop a comment below to tell me how you liked it!

Let’s cook!

Sea Bass Recovery Burger With Chips

Perfect way to reward the body after a grueling workout

“Popcorn” & Shrimp Salad

Hey guys, welcome back to the fit men cook kitchen! Today’s recipe is really special, we are making a delicious shrimp salad.

This is a very easy and tasty salad recipe. The hardest thing for you is to determine which type of protein you want to eat. You can add chicken if you’re more chicken salad type, or you can add cooked shrimp.

There’s also a vegan option for you guys. You can easily swap out the chicken or shrimps and substitute in some roasted tempeh, tofu or roasted cauliflower.

I love chicken, but for this recipe I personally prefer shrimps. If you can’t find fresh shrimps in your store, use frozen shrimps, it’s okay. In the case you buy shrimps with shells on them, it’s very easy to remove them. Pull the main part off and remove the tail of the shell.

This shrimp salad recipe is a mix of shrimps, mache rosettes or mixed greens, avocado and popcorn. Great combo full of protein.

You will need 6oz of shrimps. Prepare them in boiling water, in an air fryer or whichever way you like the most.

Use a bowl to mix other ingredients, and toss the shrimps on the top. Garnish with some fresh herbs or how you like the most, and enjoy your meal.

This easy shrimp meal is a great recipe that should be part of every recipe book.

Low-carb Tip: Instead of using croutons on your salad, use air-popped popcorn! It has similar nutritional benefits to brown rice and will actually help you feel full. Two brands to consider using are Skinny Pop and Fit Pop.

Comment or message me how it went for you! Your messages overwhelm me and make me work harder on my kitchen to provide you healthier versions of your favorite dishes as you journey towards your weight loss and fitness goals!

Banana, Nut Butter & Granola

Here is one of my favorite snack foods: Banana, nut butter & granola. It is only 218 calories and makes a good pre-workout snack with a Labrada ISO LeanPro protein shake. And, this is definitely something your children will love! Boom.

Spicy Chicken Salad with Grilled Eggplant Sliders

This is a great snack meal. Use a knife and fork to eat. Boom.

 

 

Valentine’s Day Salad

What better way to get into a romantic mood than by having a delicious meal with your partner? Spice up your day with your significant other with our special Valentine’s day salad. We all know those flowers you get will wilt eventually, and you can’t even do much with them. So, why not do something different? Get some edible flora and use them in one of our day-to-day salad recipes!

 

Ingredients and Preparation

 

The first thing you’ll need is arugula. It has a slightly bitter taste and is also known as Italian cress and salad rocket. It’s a great vegetable because it’s packed with so many nutrients and antioxidants. This will surely add a kick to your meal.

 

Next, you will need some edible flowers. Some popular ones are hibiscus, lilacs, carnations, and roses. Every flower has its own unique flavor, so choose something that satisfies you and your partner’s palette. Besides this, keep in mind that not all flowers are edible and some are actually poisonous. Do enough research and source them properly, so you know which ones are safe to eat and won’t end up making anyone sick.

 

Then, you will need strawberries. These juicy little red fruits are packed with sweetness and vitamins, making it a nice ingredient to complement the rest of the dish. You can also add it to other recipes, like for a spinach or avocado salad.

 

The next ingredient is sliced almonds. These are to add a bit of crunch and serve as healthy toppings for the dish.

 

Last but certainly not least, you will need some goat cheese. Its creaminess and tanginess are sure to amplify the flavor of the other ingredients.

 

Serving

 

Top off the salad with your choice of vinaigrette, mix everything, and enjoy!

 

The flowers will be a pleasant and flavorful surprise to your partner. You can even do this to celebrate other holidays like Mother’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, or Thanksgiving. If you liked this recipe, let us know so we can make other Valentine’s day salad recipes for you to try out.

My Body is my Valentine

“Like” if you realize that NO one can ever love and care for you like YOU.

What are you going to do today to show your body how much you care? Me? I’m going to treat this like any other day and eat fresh veggies & fruits with every meal and squeeze in some light exercise with cardio.

Today, I am reminded of one of my favorite scriptures, 3 John 1:2, that says “I pray that you may prosper in every way and be in good health physically just as you are spiritually.”

Share and #REPOST what you are going to do today to show love to yourself (and others).