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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.

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.

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

While this year might not be the best time to hit the gym, you can still and exercise and work out in the comfort of your own home. Do you know what goes well after a good workout? A good protein-packed meal! Grab your whey protein, and it’s time to make some protein banana split!

Usually, the typical banana split consists of a banana split in half, three scoops of ice cream in any flavor, topped with nuts, chocolate or strawberry syrup, and cherries. The only thing about classic banana splits is that they are high in sugar content if consumed regularly. On the other hand, this protein-packed version of the banana split will definitely fill you up after a good workout.

For the ingredients, you’ll need one medium banana, non-fat Greek yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, and granola. Greek yogurt is yogurt strained to remove most of its whey, resulting in a thicker consistency, which makes it the perfect substitute for ice cream. You can also add dark chocolate chips according to your preference.

Start by cutting your banana in half lengthwise. Then if you want to slice up your strawberries and blueberries, you can slice them according to your preference. It’s also fine not to slice them up and eat them as they are. Place your banana on a rectangular plate, then add in your non-fat Greek yogurt. Throw in your fruits in the banana split, and sprinkle your granola as well. Voila! You just made a protein-packed banana split.

You can pair this up with a whey protein isolate of your choice. This recipe sure is a filling and muscle-building one because of its proteins, which makes it the perfect post-workout meal. You can also use this recipe as a low-carb breakfast to start your day right.

If you liked this recipe, comment down below if you’d want us to make more post-workout recipes in the future.

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

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

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.

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.

 

 

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

You do not need salad dressing when you have fresh fruits and veggies! Can I get an Amen? Boom.

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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