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Turkey Meatballs & Wilted Spinach

This is an easy to make and affordable skillet meal with 3 simple ingredients.  And it is low-carb for those who are trying to keep their carbs low.  If you have not purchased a cast iron skillet yet, what are you waiting for? Every FitMenCook and FitWomenCook should have one.

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.

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.

This is one of my favorite treat meals. It is easy to make, and you can customize the recipe by adding other raw vegetables to your liking or in season. You can even replace salmon with turkey in case you are not a big fan of seafood.

All you need for this really simple recipe is 4 ingredients. Smoked salmon, cucumber, bell pepper and avocado. Remember, salmon is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, the “good” fat that your body needs to function and exercise.

Start by cutting half of the cucumber into thin slices with a mandolin. Then slice veggies into thin strips and build bite-sized wraps. Use cucumber as a base, add smoked salmon and veggies, and roll it up.

Fresh and crunchy salmon salad is perfect for a spring lunch or quick low carb dinner.

I’m thrilled at how good this smoked salmon salad recipe ​is! It’s simple, healthy and done in less than 10 minutes. Besides, salmon is one of the most nutritious foods. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are considered essential, so you must get them from your diet because your body cannot create them. Salmon is also full of high-quality protein, another essential nutrient.

If you like this yummy smoked salmon salad recipe, what are you waiting for? Add this now to your collection of healthy, easy and quick recipes! Share this amazing dish with your family and friends too, I’m sure they’ll love it! And, don’t forget to share with us how it went for you. Comment down below or send me an email. Can’t wait to hear from you guys.

Have a great day fit foodies! Stay healthy.

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.

For this swordfish steak recipe, you’ll need just 5 ingredients! Swordfish steak, lean flank steak, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and your choice of greens for salad.

Quick, easy and delicious!

Start by getting one swordfish steak and one lean flank steak. This should be enough fish, but you can also get more if you want to prepare a larger amount of food for the whole family or if you’re expecting guests.

When I prepare a swordfish, I like to add an aromatic taste, so I also use ginger, garlic and cumin. To get started, cut the fish into pieces. You can season to taste, but keep it simple. If you want to follow my recipe, add ginger, garlic, cumin, pepper and red pepper.

Then cut yellow bell pepper into pieces and make the kabobs.

Spray a skillet with coconut oil or olive oil. Place the kabobs and cook them on both sides so that they are equally well cooked.

Make sure the swordfish steak is cooked all the way. Now you’re ready to enjoy a tasty grilled fish meal!

Remove the kabobs from the grill, serve on a plate, and voila you have a delicious meal, rich in protein!

Amaze your friends with this unusual finger food with a specific taste that is pleasing to everyone, especially if they love fish.

I tried this specialty a couple of years ago, and I have made it many times since then because I adore that it is so light and tasty and fits into my diet plan.

If you want others to try this amazing recipe with grilled swordfish then share this recipe with friends and family, fit foodies!

Have a good day!

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)

I’m gonna show you a really easy way to make protein peanut butter, using just two simple ingredients. You will fall in love with this recipe the first time you taste it.

The first ingredient is simple, you’re gonna need the leanest isolate whey protein that you can find in the store. The whey protein should be with vanilla flavor, zero grams of carbs, sugar and fats.

The second, most important ingredient for this recipe is powdered peanut butter. I love to use different kinds of peanut butter, but for today’s recipe, I’m gonna use PB2.

Let’s get started with the prep. Take a kitchen scale and measure 90g of powdered peanut butter into a bowl. Then measure 1 scoop of protein powder into a plastic cup and mix with 4oz water.

Slowly begin to add powder and liquid protein to a jar and continuously mix. If it’s to your liking, add cinnamon or cocoa to the powder BEFORE adding liquid protein and mix well with the peanut powder.

In the end, add one scoop of organic honey into the jar with mixed protein peanut butter. Stir well, and your Honey Cinnamon & Chocolate Protein Peanut Butter is ready for use.

Creamy peanut butter spread on bread, toast, or protein bars and eat. You can also add it to oatmeal, your favorite salad, as a topping for different dishes, or eat it with whatever you like.

This jar has a total of 549 calories and as much as 59 grams of protein. It’s a great source of protein, especially when you are trying to get more protein in your diet or after training.

If you focus on a healthy diet rich in protein, you are at the right place. On my site fitmencook.com, you can explore many different recipes that are to your liking, and are prepared quickly and easily.

3 Weekly Meal Prep Recipes

Here are 3 of the powerful and healthy meals you can eat next week!

One of the most important lessons I have learned while adhering to a healthy lifestyle and diet is the importance of preparation. Meal prep can be a very helpful tool, in addition to saving time, you can better manage your portion sizes and macronutrients. Pick one day to do your healthy meal prepping, it can be a Sunday night or another day that suits you the most. Plan and prepare meals and snacks in advance.

You can prepare any food that is well kept in storage and has a delicious taste after a few days in the refrigerator. Cooked meat or grilled meat, brown rice, quinoa or potatoes, roasted or raw vegetables or other food that is a good basis for recipes for preparing meals.

I’m sharing with you 3 meal prep ideas which I made one week for myself.

The first meal is tempeh with brown rice and black quinoa, which I paired with fresh veggies, cucumber and red bell pepper slices. Cook the tempeh in a skillet with olive oil, garlic, cumin and Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. Also, cook brown rice and black quinoa, and chop veggies into slices. Arrange in a bowl and the first meal is ready.

The next recipe is with chicken, sweet potatoes and eggplant. Prepare meat as well as eggplant in a skillet, and bake sweet potatoes in the oven.

The last meal prep recipe is rainbow trout with asparagus and mushrooms. Season the rainbow trout and bake in the oven for 10 minutes, and grill the veggies in the skillet.

Ta-da! 3 very simple healthy meals, from just a few ingredients, which are prepared quickly and very easily.

Write to me in the comments below how you liked the ideas and if this was helpful to you.

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

Eating healthy does not mean you do not get to eat delicious meals. With this stuffed avocado recipe, you can enjoy a healthy meal that is packed with flavor. Avocado recipes are so versatile, you can customize them however you want with so many different ingredients. Shrimp stuffed avocados are a fresh, new, and easy to make alternative to the regular boring shrimp salad.

When it comes to this avocado stuffed recipe, you are going to need the following ingredients: ½ of a large Hass avocado, ¼ cup of organic no sodium black beans, ¼ cup of steamed corn, 2 tablespoons of pico de gallo, lime, cilantro, sea salt and pepper and some shrimp.

First things first, you need to cut your avocado in half and remove the pit. Now, remove the majority of the meat, about ¾, to create a big enough hole to fill. Get a big enough bowl and add the contents that you scooped out of your avocado. Make sure to dice the contents before you add them.

For the next step, add the black beans, corn, and pico de gallo to the bowl. Season the mix with a pinch of sea salt, pepper, cilantro and lime.

Now is the time to put the mixture back into the avocado. This stuffed avocado will definitely blow your mind with how tasty it is. With this, you can either serve shrimp on the side or you can add them to the mix and create an even tastier shrimp stuffed avocado recipe.

This shrimp stuffed recipe is a great dinner option and a good way to get those carbs in. Also, it is quite easy to prepare, taking no time from start to finish. You will most certainly fall in love with this easy shrimp stuffed avocados and with a really good reason.

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!

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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

Bison flank, strawberry, blueberry, goat cheese, and mache rosette salad. Delicious, light yet lean & mean – always a winning combo.

Remember lean bison flank is a very good protein to incorporate into your diet. Generally lower in calories & fat than beef and even chicken, high in protein, and packed with omega-3 and iron, making it a great choice! Especially for women.

Season bison with garlic, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Spray the skillet with olive oil and place the bison. Since it is so lean, I used a small amount of spray olive oil so it would not stick. Cook the bison in a skillet for 8 to 10 minutes or until the desired doneness.

For the salad, you’ll need some mache rosettes, strawberries, blueberries, and goat cheese crumble. Assemble the salad in a medium bowl or plate, putting first mache rosettes, cooked bison, and other ingredients. Add a pinch of sea salt and pepper to taste.

This combination of veggies and fruits with creamy goat cheese and any source of proteins is definitely one of the best pairings for a delicious and light spring and summer salad.

I often choose mache rosettes as one of the ingredients in my mixed salads, because of their benefits. One of them is the fact that it contains 30% more iron than spinach. Mache is also called Corn salad, lambs lettuce, and Nut lettuce, and you can find it in almost all bigger markets and whole food markets.

Also, you can adapt this recipe to your tastes, and remove, add or replace some ingredients. Instead of mache rosettes, you can add baby spinach, or you can mix both in this recipe. I believe that with this salad mozzarella cheese would be an excellent choice too. Experiment, try different combinations and find what you like best, but be sure to try this combination first.

And of course, write below in the comments how you liked the salad, and if you changed it, what you recommend us to try.

Sea Bass Recovery Burger With Chips

Perfect way to reward the body after a grueling workout

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.

 

 

Stuffed Bell Peppers & Green Smoothie

Stuffed Bell Peppers with extra lean grass fed beef, wheat pearl couscous, jalapenos and a green smoothie (spinach, pear, cucumber). And yes, goat cheese, son!

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).

Fit Men Cook Stack Salad

Just in time for Valentine’s Day – the Fit Men Cook Salad Stack. Layers include: wheat pearl couscous, microgreens, tomatoes, red onions and carrots, avocado, white fish and edible flowers (optional).

 

 

Grilled Chicken & Watermelon Salad

Today we’re going to make a great and refreshing summer salad with grilled chicken and watermelon. What I love about the watermelon salad recipe is that it’s a great challenge for all.

So, I’m gonna show you how to make your fruit salad not so boring. You are gonna trick yourself seriously into eating more vegetables and fruits than you normally would.

For the chicken recipe, it’s gonna be really simple, quick and easy, particularly helpful if you are at the place where you don’t have a grill or it’s not grilling season just yet.

You can cook chicken into a skillet. First, spray the skillet with olive oil or coconut oil. Then season the chicken breasts with 1tsp Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, Mrs. Dash. Cook them until it gets a golden brown color on each side.

I love sweet and savory combinations, so for this watermelon salad with feta or goat cheese, we will also use blueberries and spinach.

Now, take the watermelon and cut it in half. Chopp the inside of one half into cubes and pull them out to a bowl. Remove the seeds.

Cut the goat cheese into little pieces, and mix in a bowl with watermelon cubes, baby spinach, blueberries and daisy seeds.

If you ever tried any watermelon feta salad you already know the power of this refreshing combo in a hot summer. And the best thing about this salad is that it contains a lot of protein and has only 318 calories.

Loving this salad recipe? Make sure you share it with all of your friends, especially if they’re healthy food lovers too!

Don’t forget to share with me how it went for you. I love to hear from you, it inspires me to come up with new, even better recipes and ideas! Have a great meal fit foodies!

Banana & Strawberry Chocolate Dymatize Protein Chocolate Waffle Cone

Morning post cardio snack! One of the best things about morning cardio is being able to enjoy these snacks afterwards. Boom.

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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