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.
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.
Sweet & Spicy chicken kabob with rainbow quinoa. Meal in 15-minutes.
Post-workout cardio meal: the Fit Men Cook Protein Banana Split! Feed the muscles. Boom. (traduccion abajo)
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.
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.
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.
Man Down!! LAST MINUTE Valentine’s Day salad idea for those of you that dropped the ball and forgot to buy roses. Edible flower salad!!
They cost WAY less than roses (about $5) and throwing them on a salad will definitely make her heart melt. Bet. She’ll be like “Oh my God, I got a Fit Man Cook in the house” and be ALL over you. Lol! You can purchase these at Central Market, Farmer’s Market and Whole Paycheck (Foods). Make this day memorable! Boom.
Tag your friend if you know he is #ManDown today!
“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!