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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

Detox Beet & Fruit smoothie to cleanse the liver and “get you on the regular” Boom.

10-minute Tex-Mex Quesadilla

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

Breakfast or Snack Meal Prep: Staying prepared is an important part of making sure you accomplish goals!

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!

“Popcorn” & Shrimp Salad

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

5 Ways to Motivate Your Husband o Boyfriend

A common question from women is “how can I encourage my husband or boyfriend to eat healthy and exercise?” It’s difficult to answer w/o knowing him so here are 5 suggestions from conversations & personal experience. Fellas, feel free to chime in here. And of course, women, I appreciate your ideas & thoughts. (traduccion abajo)

  1. Prepare weekly meals for him and then with him. Show how easy meal prep is.
  2. Set a fitness goal to accomplish together. Work towards it!
  3. Stroke that ego and celebrate incremental progress. Compliments help! Ladies, exercising can boost our libido so, that PLUS compliments = TOTAL WIN. OooRah!
  4. Be positive when mistakes are made. Take time to understand why he made a mistake – if you solve that problem, you could solve more than you know.
  5. Avoid comparing your man to other men that are fit. I’ve always seen this lead to a disaster.

Bison Stuffed Bell Peppers

Easy, delicious meal you can prep for the week or make for dinner.  I added black beans as my source of carbs, which is entirely optional.  

I freeze the meals and defrost them in the refrigerator the night before I am going to eat them.  ALWAYS adjust portions to meet YOUR macros and calories.

Grilled Chicken, Wilted Spinach & Sundried Tomato Panini

This chicken, spinach, and sundried tomato panini is one of the tastiest spinach recipes out there. Using fresh baby spinach, this low calorie recipe works great as a lunch of dinner option. If you have leftover spinach, you can wilt spinach in olive oil on the stove. Also, you can make a sauteed spinach dish with spinach and garlic. You can either freeze or save for the next day. Plenty if garlic and oil is the secret to making that delicious.

 

While here I recommended goat cheese, the truth is you can use any kind of cheese, from those that melt into stringy and gooey messes like muenster and swiss and cheddar to the creamy and smokey like gouda or parmesan. If you’re on a gluten or carb free diet, then omit the bread and deconstruct thus into a wilted spinach salad. A crack of freshly ground black pepper will make it zesty and give it just a little bit of a kick. This also makes a great holiday sandwich platter spread, as well as a great mother’s day brunch.

Chicken is great for protein, spinach is an excellent source of roughage, and while bread may not be the healthiest of choices, for some it can provide an extra boost of calories especially if you’re trying to bulk up. Sometimes sundried tomatoes can be expensive to buy at the store, so if you have a food dehydrator, you can make your own in a short amount of time. 

 

If you enjoyed this chicken, wilted spinach, and sundried tomato panini recipe, please send me a message or drop me a comment below. I would love to hear how my recipes have changed your ideas of what healthy food could be. To me, nothing is more important than making it easy for you to reach your weight loss and fitness goals while also eating tasty and filling food. Be happy and healthy!

 

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