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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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 Muscle Kabobs! Swordfish steak & flank steak with cherry tomatoes and yellow bell peppers, with a spinach & cucumber salad with sesame vinaigrette.
Egg baked avocado, egg whites, skillet grilled red potatoes. Boom.
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.
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!
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.
Breakfast or Snack Meal Prep: Staying prepared is an important part of making sure you accomplish goals!
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!
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!
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.
Perfect way to reward the body after a grueling workout
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.
This is a great snack meal. Use a knife and fork to eat. Boom.
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!
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!
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.
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.
“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).
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).
You do not need salad dressing when you have fresh fruits and veggies! Can I get an Amen? Boom.
Morning post cardio snack! One of the best things about morning cardio is being able to enjoy these snacks afterwards. Boom.
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!