Being on a diet, or just changing things up a bit doesn't have to be a complete torture. A little, but not completely!
When I started dieting for fights I had no clue what to eat. I just ate boiled vegetables and boiled meat, all boiled ERRting! The spices I used were lemon and chili. A dl of quinoa on the side and that was it. Lunch and dinner. I freakin suffered! Disgusting as fuuuq, tasteless and super repetitive.
As I've grown older and a bit wiser, I've started learning about the effects off food, good and bad - nutrition that is. How food works, and how my body works in function to food. And bla bla bla bla.... I know you just want me to get to the recipes right?
Your wish is my command:
These are a couple of recipes for this past week where I've had to cut carbs, due to a drastic weight gain.
Let me tell you tho, that I'm at 56, 5 now. CHILLIN!! 3 days before weighins. Frikkin perfect!
Note that these are kind of "no-slow-carb" recipes. If you're not an athlete I'd add some carbs for breakfast and lunch!
Energizing breakfast smoothie:
1 banana (as ripe as possible - makes smoothie sweeter)
1/2 a glass of frozen rasberries
1 glass of nutmilk of your choice
Blend ingredients. Done. Ridiculously easy, I know.
- Have a handful of nuts and seeds on the side. Tasty and great energy. Don't exaggerate tho. Lots of calories!
- Add a dl of oats as carbs if you are not on a strict diet. Better for a long term result.
Toasted aubergine with oven baked salmon and veggies on the side:
Drizzle some drops of olive oil over the salmon, spice it with chili, any herb you have (I use a store bought mix with no salt ofc), and throw it in the oven. Yep. It's THAT easy!
Cut it in slizes, put them on a baking sheet (?), squeeze some garlic on top of every slize, spice with some herbs (oregano would be nice) and then drizzle some olive oil on every slize. Chop a red onion roughly, throw it in there too. Put in the oven. Again, so easy it's genius.
Caramelized pepper and onion:
The base of all Italian tomato sauces! Sort of.
Chop up an onion, I used half a red one and half a white one cause that's what I had left. But any onion will do. Chop up a big red pepper. I used a small yellow and red one. Put in pan with olive oil. Start cooking on high heat. Lower it and let these to ingredients become all soft n gooey together!
Avocado, tomato and celery salad:
Chop, mix, add some lemon juice and herbs. Eat!
You see?! It's so simple it's ridiculous. No need to focus on wierd ingredients, and not much time spent on cooking either. I know it's not a burger, but you'll stand being on a diet a lot more I'll tell you! Make big batches, and keep it in the fridge - you'll cook even less!
Keep looking out out on the blog for more recipes!