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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.

 

350 Calorie Shrimp Burger

Here is a great way to enjoy a classic meal with way less calories, tons of protein and virtually no guilt. While it is less than 350 calories, do not be fooled!  It packs quite a punch and can satisfy even the hungriest fitness fanatic.  This is also a great option for that summer dinner party – treat your guests well by giving them a lower calorie, yet filling, option.

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.

Lamb Chops & Spicy-Sweet Potato & Dried Cranberry Waffle

This easy lamb chops recipe is sweet, with just the right kick of heat. Seasoned generously with herbs and spices, it sits on top of a delicious sweet potato and cranberry waffle. If you were wondering what else you could make with that waffle iron sitting in your cabinet, give this a try. Whether it’s for Easter brunch or a fancy Mother’s Day feast, the juicy and tender lamb chops look gorgeous on top of crispy waffles that are not only paleo friendly, but protein packed to keep you on track for your health and fitness goals.   

 

Try to get grass fed and organic lamb since they have a more robust flavor and are better for your body too. While the spice mix I use here is more middle eastern, containing turmeric, cumin, garlic, red pepper, and onion powder, feel free to switch it up with whatever you have in your pantry. Lamb traditionally pairs well with dill, garlic, rosemary, and mint so if you have those on hand, a dash here and there will be very welcome. If you have a cast iron skillet, all the better to get a nice crust that seals in the moisture, or you can chuck them over some charcoal for grilled lamb chops or chops with garlic instead. If you have a rack of lamb, seasoning it and then roasting it in the oven is also a possibility, especially if you’re preparing multiple portions for lunch or dinner guests. I personally love lamb chops medium rare, but you might like them a little more or less cooked and that’s completely fine. Make sure you practice food safety when handling raw meat.   

  

What is the Secret?

The secret to keeping the waffles together are the egg whites, which will bind the grated sweet potatoes and prevent them from falling apart. To keep the waffles from getting soggy, only place the lamb chops on top of them in the last few minutes before serving. The waffles are a great way to use up the sweet potatoes if you find yourself with too many. They also freeze and reheat well, so you can make a whole stack of them, stick them in the freezer, and pop a few into the oven for a quick and easy breakfast.    

  

Just thinking about this sweet, savory, and spicy treat that gets my appetite going. If you enjoyed this herbed lamb chops and waffles recipe, shoot me a message or leave a comment below. I would love to hear all about it!

 

Let’s start!

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

BBQ Turkey & Sweet Potato Sliders

Egg Baked Avocado & Red Potatoes

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

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Kabobs

Sweet & Spicy chicken kabob with rainbow quinoa.  Meal in 15-minutes.

Protein Banana Split

Post-workout cardio meal: the Fit Men Cook Protein Banana Split! Feed the muscles. Boom. (traduccion abajo)

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.

 

Give us Feedback!

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)

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.

 

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!

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