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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.

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.

Dixie Cup Fruit Popsicles

This dixie cup fruit popsicle recipe is sweet, juicy, and packs all the fun of summer into fruit ice pops. You can easily use all your favorite fruits, and create flavor combinations like orange mango. Add dollops of vanilla greek yogurt if you want it to be creamy as well. This is the height of easy crafting that the whole family can enjoy together. Instead of using popsicle molds, you use dixie cups to make cute small portioned homemade fruit ice pops that can easily be removed from the cups by running them under warm water.

 

This refreshing treat doesn’t have to be just limited to the fruits I provided here. My popsicle recipe is very adaptable to all sorts of fruits and creations. Depending on your popsicle mixture, the time it takes for the fruit popsicle to fully freeze may differ, but you can’t go wrong with freezing overnight. The orange slice provides a fun and cute “base” that prevents it from melting down your hands if you’re a little slow to eat. I love how it is the perfect mixture of sweet and tart, but doesn’t contain so much sugar or fruit juice that it makes it unhealthy and carb loaded. The juicy berries are full of antioxidants and vitamins and minerals, making this kid friendly treat good to eat and good for us. A better dessert alternative for those hot summer days.

 

If you enjoyed this homemade fruit popsicles 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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Epic Bodybuilding Meal Prep (Gran Prep de Comidas para Culturistas)

Epic Bodybuilding Meal Prep (Gran Prep de Comidas para Culturistas)

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!

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!

Granola Covered Blackberries & Dark Chocolate Recipe

High protein parfait for breakfast? It’s a great combination of fresh fruits, nonfat Greek yogurt and crunchy granola. Perfect healthy breakfast on the go.

This blackberry and strawberry parfait recipe has 3 layers, which you can assemble the way I am, or as you wish. Also, it can be assembled in any container you want. I use these glass jars because they are very practical.

Berries play a major role in this recipe, so make sure the ones you get are ripe enough, juicy and sweet.

Wash and drain the berries well. Remove the stems from strawberries, then chop them into slices or small chunks. To assemble the parfaits, layer the three components starting with adding fresh strawberries and blackberries in the bottom of parfait glasses. Then add greek yogurt and finally granola. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top if you like.

If you want to boost a level of protein, you can add a little bit of collagen or flavored protein powder of your choice to the greek yogurt.

Chill parfaits for 2 hours in the fridge before serving, and they are ready for sweet enjoyment. It tastes as good as they look, trust me!

This parfaits recipe is very customizable, so you can add fruits or other ingredients of your choice. You can add fresh raspberries, peaches, blueberries, or bananas. As long as the fruit is fresh, the dessert will be great. Also, try to make your own homemade granola and use it in this combination for breakfast.

Parfait doesn’t have to be just breakfast, you can also use this recipe for a healthy dessert. Many desserts require baking in the oven, but this is a great, very easy recipe that does not require much time to make.

It is also a great dessert that you can make for someone, if you do not have a lot of skills for making desserts that are complicated.

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.

You will enjoy this delicious kabob recipe with very nutritious quinoa. Quinoa is very high in protein and rich in fiber, much larger than most grains. It is also gluten-free and perfect if you are gluten intolerant.

During summer, we all love light food, salads or finger food. With, of course, light fruit juices or cocktails. Chicken kabobs are a great summer dinner option. This version is a combination of chicken breasts, bell peppers, onions, mustard and seasonings. Simple and easy to make, you will love it!

My favorite vegetables for grilling are red bell peppers, red onions and sometimes I add zucchini.

Cut chicken into pieces and set the oven to broil temperature. They can be prepped in an instant pot instead. Rub mustard on chicken pieces and season with our choice of seasonings.

Now cut bell peppers and onions. Then assemble the kabob with prepared chicken and veggies.

Spray a skillet with olive oil and place on medium-high heat. Place the assembled kabobs in the skillet. Rotate chicken until all sides are seared.

Place the kabobs on a baking sheet and bake in the oven. Bake chicken for about 4-6 minutes. Be careful and do not overcook them or burn them.

Serve them on a wooden plate and garnish. If you are fun of different sauces, you can make several types of light summer sauces and serve them with kebabs.

Grilled chicken kabobs are one of my best grilling options, and they never fail. I love to make them when my friends coming for a summer dinner party, planned at the last minute.

Don’t forget to share with us how it went for you. Once you try it, you will fall in love! Comment below if you have your special grill or greek chicken kabobs recipe.

Have a good day, fit foodies!

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)

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

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!

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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

“Popcorn” & Shrimp Salad

Hey guys, welcome back to the fit men cook kitchen! Today’s recipe is really special, we are making a delicious shrimp salad.

This is a very easy and tasty salad recipe. The hardest thing for you is to determine which type of protein you want to eat. You can add chicken if you’re more chicken salad type, or you can add cooked shrimp.

There’s also a vegan option for you guys. You can easily swap out the chicken or shrimps and substitute in some roasted tempeh, tofu or roasted cauliflower.

I love chicken, but for this recipe I personally prefer shrimps. If you can’t find fresh shrimps in your store, use frozen shrimps, it’s okay. In the case you buy shrimps with shells on them, it’s very easy to remove them. Pull the main part off and remove the tail of the shell.

This shrimp salad recipe is a mix of shrimps, mache rosettes or mixed greens, avocado and popcorn. Great combo full of protein.

You will need 6oz of shrimps. Prepare them in boiling water, in an air fryer or whichever way you like the most.

Use a bowl to mix other ingredients, and toss the shrimps on the top. Garnish with some fresh herbs or how you like the most, and enjoy your meal.

This easy shrimp meal is a great recipe that should be part of every recipe book.

Low-carb Tip: Instead of using croutons on your salad, use air-popped popcorn! It has similar nutritional benefits to brown rice and will actually help you feel full. Two brands to consider using are Skinny Pop and Fit Pop.

Comment or message me how it went for you! Your messages overwhelm me and make me work harder on my kitchen to provide you healthier versions of your favorite dishes as you journey towards your weight loss and fitness goals!

Bell Pepper Eggs with Brown Rice Farina

Breakfast for Dinner & Postworkout: Brown rice farina & egg whites mixed with greens topped with pico de gallo, 2 eggs cooked in bell peppers. Boom.

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.