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Parmesan (Ezekiel Bread) Popcorn Shrimp

Parmesan popcorn shrimp – you know love the sound of it! And what’s more – your body will thank you for this delicious, nutritious take on a popular food that is usually covered in grease!  This easy recipe uses toasted whole wheat or Ezekiel bread, reduced fat parmesan cheese and 1 egg. I guarantee this is a recipe your family, especially kids, will enjoy. Boom.

Dixie Cup Fruit Popsicles

Beat the summer heat with these easy Dixie Cup fruit popsicles.

Epic Bodybuilding Meal Prep (Gran Prep de Comidas para Culturistas)

Epic Bodybuilding Meal Prep (Gran Prep de Comidas para Culturistas)

Smoked Salmon Salad Wraps

10-minute #snack meal: cucumber, smoked salmon, avocado & bell pepper salad wraps.  Ridiculously easy meal to prep and for a quick energy pick-up! Boom.

Muscle Muffin!

Muscle Muffin! This is better than McDonald’s and #uoeno! Start your morning off right and take 15-minutes to cook yourself breakfast. MAKE TIME. Boom.

TIP: use your #mealprep ingredients to make #breakfast.

Surf and Turf Swordfish Steak Muscle Kabobs!

Surf and Turf Muscle Kabobs! Swordfish steak & flank steak with cherry tomatoes and yellow bell peppers, with a spinach & cucumber salad with sesame vinaigrette.

Granola Covered Blackberries & Dark Chocolate Recipe

Egg Baked Avocado & Red Potatoes

Egg baked avocado, egg whites, skillet grilled red potatoes. Boom.

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!

 

Dymatize Protein Peanut Butter (Honey Cinnamon & Chocolate)

3 Weekly Meal Prep Recipes

Gaspari ISOFusion Peanut Butter Coffee & Chocolate Protein

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

 

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

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

Spicy Madras & Curry Deviled Eggs

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

 

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!

Strawberry, Blueberry, Goat Cheese Mache Rosette Salad with Bison

Delicious, light yet lean & mean – always a winning combo.

Bison seasoned with garlic, paprika and cayenne pepper.  Cooked in a skillet. Since it is so lean, I used a small amount of spray olive oil so it would not stick.

Sea Bass Recovery Burger With Chips

Perfect way to reward the body after a grueling workout

“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.

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.

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.

Spicy Chicken Salad with Grilled Eggplant Sliders

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