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Recipe: Low Carb, Low Fat General Tso’s Turkey


Gen Tso’s Ground Turkey

Ingredients:

3lbs ground turkey 

2 red peppers (any color)

1 bag riced Cauliflower 

Mushrooms (I used fresh baby Bella’s this time)

Olive oil 

1/4 cup Braggs liquid aminos 


1/2 cup rice vinegar (no sodium no sugar added) 


1 spice packet of Gen Tsos chicken 


Meat seasoning optional: 

Cayenne pepper

Black pepper 

Chipotle pepper

And I topped it with jalepeno pepper flakes 

Directions:

Pour olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan a little extra is ok! 

Brown the meat and season it then drain offf the excess oil into the original container and throw out! Don’t clog your sink drain! 

Then add the remaining ingredients and stir thouroughly! 

Cover and cook on 5 for 10mins 

Add the jalepeno flakes garnish 

Remove from heat and allow to cool a little and then enjoy! It’s that easy! 


For the authentic Asian feel you can top with hot sauce and drizzle sirarcha mayo! 

**Update** July 2nd this time they only had Broccoli and Cauliflower rice mix, which is great because I love both!  

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Recipe: Low carb, low fat, Taco Turkey Sola

This is a recipe given to me from female bodybuilder Women’s Physique competitor Caridad Sola! 


Ingredients: 

Olive oil 

3lbs ground turkey 

1 bag of Riced Cauliflower 

2 red bell peppers (any color will do)

1 packet of 30% less taco seasoning 

1 8oz can of tomato sauce 

Optional: 

Mushrooms

I added: 

Cayenne pepper 

Chipotle pepper 

Black pepper


My store wanted to charge $5.95 for riced cauliflower and this bag of diced up was $2.99 so I went with the better buy! 




You can go fresh mushrooms, I used can because they last longer and I will have them on hand. Make sure you buy the no sodium added! 

Directions:
Chop up peppers and mushrooms if you have to and set aside. 

Pour olive oil into a deep pan to cover the bottom, don’t worry if you pour too much the extra benefits will be good for you! 

Brown the turkey meat and pour off the extra fat back into the original container. Don’t pour it down the drain! You will eventually clog it! I cooked it on a 5 heat

Add the remaining ingredients cook on high for 10mins and then turn to 2 and simmer for 20mins. 

At first it will look like there isn’t enough liquid, but once you cook it, the juices from the pepper will release and add to the tomato sauce! 


Serve and enjoy! 

If you want to get shredded add this to your diet regimine and work your butt off in the gym! 

**Update** 1 hr later

I made a second batch and it came out much better! The only thing I did different was brown the meat with the additional spices. I still waited to add the taco spice packet after the meat was browned and the other ingredients were added. 


Spice it up! 

Try it you will like it! 

**Update** June 25th 2017 

This is the riced Cauliflower


This is the final dish


The riced Cauliflower is more money in my store. The benefit is in the cook time! 

10 mins on high and 5mins to simmer after the meat is brown because you don’t need the extra time to make the cauliflower bits to get soft. The riced Cauliflower cooks really fast. The extra 5 mins is to make sure the peppers are cooked and the juices released. 

Check it out try it both ways see what you like best! You can also grab a whole head of Cauliflower and pulse it in a food processor/vitamix for the ultra money saver! If you have one. 

**Update** July 2nd this time they only had Broccoli and Cauliflower rice mix, which is great because I love both!  


Supplement Review: Rocbody Meal Prep

  
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I have gotten a few combinations. 

7oz ground bison with 6oz broccoli and 6oz sweet potato

7oz ground turkey with 6oz asparagus and 6oz sweet potato

7oz Tilipia with 6oz of mixed veggies ands 6oz sweet potato

I then cut the sweet potato and increased to 7oz of each vegetable

I had to discontinue the turkey as it was way too dry! It was torture eating it! The Bison is moist and delicious, but I can’t eat it 3 times a day! So I rotate 2 meals one day, one meal the next, 2 meals the next day etc… I rotate it with grilled chicken. 

I also removed the Tilipia, because it is good once in a while, but everyday it gets tiring! Plus the fear of transport back and forth from Manhattan in the summer is a worry. Especially; if for some reason I don’t eat it before I leave work, I carry it back to New Jersey and to the gym. 

My current configuration is:

7oz ground bison with 7oz broccoli 

7oz grilled chicken with 7oz  asparagus 

The food is delivered fresh not frozen! I though it was delivered frozen, so the hard part is being there for the delivery. 

The food is delicious! I’m pretty sure there is fresh garlic in the bison and the veggies. Add a little Siracha or Trader Joes green dragon hot sauce on the grilled chicken and boom it’s off to the races! 


Supplement Review: Quest releases Mint Chocolate Chunk Bar

  

Love at first bite! Irresistible mint and decadent chocolate finally meet in the latest protein-packed Quest Bar! With no added sugar and 20g of protein, this double-dose of deliciousness is a #CheatClean delight!

Mint Chocolate Chunk

INGREDIENTS: Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Water, Almonds, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Natural Flavors, Erythritol, Palm Oil, Dextrin, Sea Salt, Sunflower Lecithin, Sucralose, Color (Fruit Juice, Turmeric), Coconut Oil, Xanthan Gum, Baking Soda, Peppermint Oil, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia).

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size 1 (60g)

Calories 190

Calories from Fat 80

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Amount/Serving%Daily Value*Total Fat9g14%Saturated Fat4g20%Trans Fat0gCholesterol5mg2%Sodium210mg9%Potassium125mg4%Total Carbohydrate21g7%Dietary Fiber15g60%Sugars<1gErythritol2gProtein20gVitamin A2%•Vitamin C0%Magnesium2%•Phosphorus10%Calcium15%•Iron4%

CONTAINS: Almonds, Coconut and Milk-Derived Ingredients.

Only 4g net carbs and they’re all from nuts – not sugars!

Only 4g net carbs (and they’re all from nuts – not sugar). 

The only true low carb bar on the market.

-questnutrition.com 

First off where’s the mint? I’m not talking about the mint green colored pieces in the bar; I’m talking about the flavor! It’s not there at all!! I originally thought it would be sickening sweet, but it’s the opposite! It also has the same dryer consistency as the Smores bar. I don’t know if that’s their new formula? But it’s not working for the mint chunk! The Smores is awesome and tastes great! 

Stay away from this bar it’s nasty! 


Recipe: Grilled Chicken Bacon and Avocado Salad

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Prep: 15 minutes

Serves: 6-8 (Depends how you serve it. It’ll go farther on sandwiches.)

6 organic chicken breasts, grilled (organic chicken breasts typically are quite a bit smaller than the huge, non-organic because of the lack of hormones. So keep that in mind)

5-6 green onions, diced

1 package bacon

2 avocados, cubed

2-3 tablespoons organic or homemade mayo

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 400 and bake bacon on a cookie sheet until slightly crispy. When finished, transfer to a lined plate and blot excess grease. Finely chop.

-Grill the chicken (I used garlic, salt, pepper and onion. Pretty basic.) and let rest. Cube when cooled.

-Dice green onions and cube the avocado. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and add mayo. Start small and add more if you need to. I don’t put very much at all, as you can tell in the photo. Just enough to give it a little moisture. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with sandwich buns or alone.

This is also really yummy leftovers, so it can be eaten at any temperature. Warm, cold or room temp.

-akitchencafe.com

As you know I like to take healthy Pinterest recipes and make them healthier!

I have a couple great tweaks!

1. bake the chicken you can add whatever spices to it to make you happy.

2. (Tweak) instead of bacon use turkey bacon. I used applewood farms

3. I diced up scallions and (tweak) I added fresh cilantro

4. Homemade Mayo or organic mayo is still mayo! You can dress up a turd it’s still a turd! (Tweak) I made a healthy dressing! Take a cup of plain greek yogurt add in powered ranch dressing.

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I then added a dash of garlic powder and a dash of cayenne pepper for taste. Mix and add as needed to the recipe.

5. Cube up 2 avocados.

Mix everything up in a big bowl and use a big slotted spoon it’s much easier to mix that way!

Then I am going to make a healthy salad/spinach salad, add some vegetables and fresh mozzarella then top with the avocado chicken bacon salad mix and drizzle it with fig balsamic glaze.

Viola you are done and ready to enjoy with no guilt!

Stay tuned for the practical application!

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My wife made sliders

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I made a salad with mozzarella, I finished the ricotta Salata, I chopped up pickles, red pepper, used my ghost pepper hot sauce and drizzled it with the balsamic glaze.

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It was delicious!!

Enjoy!

Remember; like always if you make one of my recipes send me an email with your practical application and pictures and I’ll post it! Feel free to comment also!


Recipe: Avocado Breakfast Pizza, low carb, gluten free!

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You know I can’t just copy a recipe on Pinterest! I have to alter it to make it more healthy and delicious!

Alterations:
Instead of bacon I will use Turkey Apple Sausage with Gouda. Instead of Queso Fresco I will use Ricotta Salata I got at whole foods. It crumbles nicely and the sheep’s milk is nice!

For bread I got a low carb, gluten free flatbread for me and a whole wheat pita for my wife.

I will probably add sweet red peppers and a dash cayenne pepper to hers and straight up hot sauce to mine. Probably Trinidad Scorpion Pepper sauce!

Stay tuned for the practical application

**Update** January 22nd 2015

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Half a lime is too much! I used a half a lime on all 4 pizzas. Also eating it like a pizza is hard! We ate it like a taco.
It was awesome however!

This was awesome! I soooo enjoyed it! I would continue to play around with the different crumbled cheeses, possibly Feta, Ricotta Salata or Queso Fresco.

Do you know any other cheese that crumbles and would be great on top? If so please tell us!

Play around with the toppings and create a new meal every time!

Play around with the meat: possibly bacon, turkey bacon, sausage, turkey sausage, lump crab meat, ground beef etc…

Next time I would add cilantro and lime juice. I love fresh cilantro!


Recipe: Spicy Tilapia Cakes

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Clean Eating Tilapia Cakes
Serves 1 Person, takes 00:05 to prep and 00:06 to cook.

Give these Tilapia Cakes a try, you wont regret it!

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon Mustard
1 cup Egg White
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tbsp chopped Onions
2 tbsp Sweet Red Peppers
1 serving (serving = 4 oz) Wal-Mart Tilapia Fillets

Directions:

Heat a non skillet pan and cook tilapia for 3 min each side until flaky. Then shred tilapia in a bowl and add in all other ingredients. Once mixed together form in balls and brown in the pan for 3 minutes on each side. Top with 1 tsp mustard!

NUTRITIONAL FACTS
per 1 serving size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244Calories from Fat 28
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 3.084.74%
Saturated Fat 1.025.10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.06
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06
Cholesterol 40.0013.33%
Sodium 506.5021.10%
Potassium 483.50
Total Carbohydrate 6.132.04%
Dietary Fiber 0.853.40%
Sugars 3.78
Protein 47.19
Vitamin A 12.00%Vitamin C 64.50%
Calcium 2.00%Iron 3.00%
-rippedrecipes.com

I say screw only sweet peppers! Add Cayenne pepper and possibly Dave’s or Blair’s hot sauce for the ultra hot kick! In addition to the sweet peppers and other ingredients. Add the hot sauce to the tsp of mustard to make a spicy sauce!

**Update** October 23rd 2014
I want to try this in a week or 2!


Supplement Review: Sunfood Raw Vegan Coconut Wraps

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Coconut Wraps
Derived from organic coconuts, our raw coconut wraps are a healthy and mouthwatering way to make a variety of dishes such as burritos, wraps and sushi. A cholesterol-free food that’s low in carbohydrates, these wraps have fiber, protein, healthy fats, and minerals such as potassium, calcium and iron. A gluten-free alternative to wheat, corn and flour based tortillas, they’re a nutritious and delicious way to make your favorite raw snacks.
The Sunfood Difference
Our raw, vegan, non-GMO, coconut wraps are made with the simplest of organic ingredients: nothing more than coconut meat, coconut water and unrefined coconut oil. Packed with delicious flavor, they’re free of added salt, preservatives, grains, dairy or soy. These wraps can last nine months from the day they’re made without the need for refrigeration or freezing.
For further reading, check out this article!
Say Goodbye to Bread and Tortillas

Brand Sunfood
Benefits
Coconut Wraps have:
Potassium which may help maintain healthy blood pressure in combination with a low sodium diet

Calcium which may assist in supporting strong bones

Suggested Use : Try as a replacement for bread or tortillas. Wrap your favorite raw veggies like avocado, tomato or lettuce, or various spreads like hummus or nut butters to make a healthy snack anytime!

Ingredients: All derived from organic coconuts: Coconut meat, coconut water, and unrefined coconut oil

Specifications: Non-GMO, Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free

Storage: Place in a sealed container and store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
-Sunfood.com

These wraps are awesome! They are also much stronger than I thought! I jam packed it with grilled chicken and a little fresh mozzarella and it didn’t break at all!! The taste is very good, it doesn’t have an overpowering coconut taste, but It does have a coconut aftertaste.

These are awesome if you are on a low carb diet! Hunt them down!

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Supplement Review: P28 White Chocolate Peanut Butter

P28 HIGH PROTEIN PEANUT BUTTER

Our P28 Spreads are an extremely delicious and nutritious addition to any of our P28 Bread products. Whether you love our Bread, Bagels, Flats, or all Three….now You Can Add Some Spread to your Bread! Add two tablespoons of P28 Peanut Butter Spread to a slice of P28 Bread, and you’ve got 28 grams of PROTEIN!

– 14g PROTEIN (per serving)
– ALL NATURAL
– 100% WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE
– GLUTEN FREE
– NO SUGAR ADDED
– 0 TRANS FAT
– CHOLESTEROL FREE

Our P28 Spreads currently come in 6 flavors:

Peanut Butter – Our classic P28 High Protein Peanut Butter spread is made with the highest quality Whey Protein and Dry Roasted Peanuts. Our High Protein Peanut Butter spread is the perfect nutrient-rich addition to our P28 Bread, Bagels, and Flat Bread. Peanut Butter is a good source of Fiber, Protein, and Vitamins B3 and E. It’s been known that poly-and monounsaturated fats in peanut butter can lower your risk of developing heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.*

Signature Blend – The P28 Signature Blend is an amazingly delicious mixture of high quality Almonds, Peanuts, Cranberries, Sunflower Seeds, Honey, Flax Seeds, Cinnamon, and Whey Protein. This is an extremely nutrient rich blend high in Protein and Omega-3’s.

Almond Butter – Our P28 Almond Butter is a smooth and tasty mixture of high quality Almonds and Whey Protein. Our Almond Butter is an excellent source of Protein, Vitamin E, Magnesium, and Fiber.

White Chocolate – The P28 White Chocolate Spread is an amazing combination of high quality Peanuts, White Chocolate, Vanilla, and Whey Protein. Our White Chocolate Spread is incredibly tasty and nutritious. With 14 grams of Protein per serving and made with such high quality ingredients, you’ll never have to feel guilty eating P28 White Chocolate Spread!

Banana Raisin – An amazing mixture of Dry Roasted Peanuts, Whey Protein Isolate, and of course….RAISINS! With 14 grams of protein per serving and only 7g of carbs, this is a must have Spread in your arsenal!

Gingerbread – (SEASONAL ONLY) Our newest flavor! A specialty blend of Dry Roasted Peanuts, Whey Protein Isolate, Ginger, Molasses, and Vanilla! Don’t feel bad about eating this delicious spread during the Holiday’s, or any time for that matter! Our Gingerbread Spread has 14g of protein and only 6g carbs!
-p28foods.com

This is delicious, but I am not sure if it is worth $12.99 a jar! I rather have crazy Richards and protein powder for $5.00 a jar!

If the value is ok to you then buy it as it is delicious!


Supplement Review: Quest Protein Chips

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CHIPSAREN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BEChips have always been delicious. No argument there. But the carb-loaded snacks have always been reserved for cheat days or impulsive munching… until now.With 21 grams of high-quality protein per bag, Quest Protein Chips are the ONLY chips you can enjoy at the gym, on-the-go, or as an anytime snack completely guilt-free.In fact, guilt has nothing to do with it. Every bold, mouthwatering flavor has only 5g total carbs and zero junk ingredients, so eat the whole bag!

COMPARE TO OTHER PROTEIN SOURCES
A PERFECT
CRUNCH
Ingredients:
Protein Blend (Milk Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate), Dried Potatoes, Corn Starch, High Oleic Sunflower Oil. Contains less than 2% of the following: Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavors.

Sea Salt:
Savor the guilt free crunch of fresh sea salt sprinkled over baked, protein-chip goodness with 21g of healthy protein and only 5g total carbs per bag.

BBQ:
Smokey, backyard-BBQ flavor on a baked, savory chip. Bite into bold, BBQ flavor with a whopping 21g healthy protein and only 5g total carbs per bag.

Cheddar Sour Cream:
Tangy cheddar cheese and cool sour cream blend together for a delightfully sharp flavor you’ll love!!
-questnutrition.com

These chips are amazing!! They have 21g of protein! That’s ridiculous! What’s more ridiculous is they taste nothing like a protein bar! No chalky aftertaste! Now don’t go expecting a greasy potato chip! Because you can’t have your cake and eat it too! But you can have a satisfying Carb-like snack on a low carb diet that’s power packed with protein and low carb! But tastes like its a guilty pleasure! The BBQ chips are amazing! With the cheddar 2nd and the sea salt 3rd. I am not a big fan of potato chips! I need to dip them! The flavored chips don’t need any dip! The sea salt I had with P28 protein peanut butter!

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