Whoa. It’s April.
Like, all of a sudden I looked at the calendar and realized a) April Fool’s day falls on a work day; beware of office pranks and b) It’s spring and I need to invest in more regular pedicures. Anywho, with springtime meaning the rebirth of god-knows-what and spring cleaning I thought we’d kick things off with the very first monthly edition of Fit Foodie! Get excited!
What’s Fit Foodie, you ask? Oh, you, know just the monthly wrap up of the recipes I’m digging and trying out in my kitchen to spice up the palate and my fitness. After all, abs are made in the kitchen! Here’s a list of all the goodies I’ve been making with one recipe exclusive to Love Life Fit!
- Maple Chilli Pork Chops – from PaleOMG
- Coffee Cake Banana Bread – also from PaleOMG and so damn good I made TWO batches in 48 hours (because the first batch disappeared in 24 hrs)
- Bacon wrapped meatballs – from PaleOMG (I guess I was REALLY digging her food choices recently)
- Six ingredient 10-minute meal – Recipe below:
(Full disclosure: This meal takes 10 minutes to make because the sweet potato and asparagus are prepared the day before during weekly Meal Prep. Had I made the ground chicken then too, this would have been a 2-minute, put-it-in-the-microwave meal. I also don’t count seasonings or olive oil as an ingredient, hence why I’m touting the six ingredient thing)
- 2 cups of spinach
- 1/2 – 1 cup of mushrooms, whatever type you like
- Handful of shredded cabbage
- Asparagus with ends chopped
- 4 sweet potatoes or yams
- 1 lbs of ground turkey/beef/chicken
- olive oil
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 1-2 tablespoons of chopped garlic (optional)
- Potato: Turn oven up to 400 degrees and while it heats up, poke a few holes in the yams or sweet potatos with a fork. Wrap the sweet potato/yam with foil and place in a baking dish. Bake for 1 hr.
- Asparagus: Place asparagus on a cookie sheet lined with tin foil. Drizzle olive oil, chopped garlic and pinch of salt and pepper on top. Toss it around. Bake at 250 degrees for 10-15 minutes. (You can also put the asparagus in a large pan over medium heat and toss it around over the fire for about 10 minutes if you don’t feel like roasting it).
- Meat: Drizzle the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and stir for 5 minutes or until the mushrooms begin to brown. Next, drop in the ground turkey/chicken/beef.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper to meat mixture for desired tasting and break up the meat with a woooden spoon.
- When the pink in the meat is nearly gone, add the spinach and chopped cabbage. Allow it to saute with the meat for another 3-5 minutes over low to medium heat.
- Put it together: Slice the sweet potato/yam down the center and scoop meat mixture now the middle. Add a side of asparagus and a glass of wine
- DINNER TIME
What are your favorite recipes? Share them in the comments below