Category Archives: Healthy

Lactic Acid supplement !

Looking for an all natural supplement that burns fat and builds muscle?  I think you should look into exercises that increase your lactic acid production.  There are intense exercises that literally leave your muscles burning.  So you want to build muscle and burn fat?  Try some high producing lactic acid exercises and you’ll notice a difference ASAP.

 

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BOCK BOCK breakfast FTW

Did you kill a workout last night?   Need to start your day off with a lot of protein?

 

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 Then try my BOCK BOCK breakfast ……

 

 What you’ll need –

3 Eggs (I usually do three whites and two yolks)

1 Chicken Thigh or Chicken Breast

Salt & Pepper to taste

 I usually cook the chicken first because it takes the longer.  You can cook the chicken three ways

  1. Put it in a food processor,  grind it up a bit with some onion and cook it like sausage
  2. Cube the chicken and cook it up in a pan
  3. Just cook the whole piece

Once the chickens done transfer the chicken to a plate and cook your eggs your favorite way.  I prefer scrambled but I’ve also cooked them sunny side up and the chicken is super good with the yolk. 

 

ENJOY !

Breakfast is important! …..Eat an Egg

We all know the importance of eating breakfast, it kick starts your metabolism and feeds your body with the nutrients its starving for after a long sleep cycle.  A lot of your fat burning actually occurs when you’re asleep because your body releases hormones that rebuild broken down muscle and burn fat.   For me eggs are a good choice because they’re high in protein, good fats, vitamins and antioxidants, not to mention they’re convenient and tasty as hell.  So if you’re not eating breakfast maybe you should start. My wife boils up a dozen, puts them back in the carton unpeeled and leaves them in the fridge for up to a two weeks but they never make it that long.  I found these to be a great quick ‘healthy’ snack or a quick and convenient breakfast.  I usually peel my eggs the night before and eat them on the way to work the next morning.

We have tried a bunch of different techniques of making hard boiled eggs.  This one is the best !!

1. Put eggs in pot and cover by 1 inch with water

2. Put pot on stove over heat

3. Once the water starts to boil, turn burner off and put lid on

4.

  • Let sit for 17 minutes

After the 17 minutes you’ll be left with a perfectly cooked egg with creamy (not runny) yoke! 

Enjoy

Homemade Whole Grain Panko

Homemade Whole Grain Panko

I love panko but realized it’s made from white bread and all this talk about Whole Grain got me thinking.  So I Googled whole grain panko and came across this recipe.  Check it out.  

The process goes like this –

Take you favorite whole grain bread and put it in food Processor until it looks like panko bread crumbs

Place on cookie sheet at 300 degrees and cook for about 6-8 minutes 

Use in you favorite recipe

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E’s Banana and Oatmeal bites

My wife discovered this recipe a couple months ago and has been making them ever since. They’re great to make in the beginning of the week and keep on the counter for a quick healthy snack all week.

The recipe can be scaled up with the same ratios. My wife usually doubles this recipe.

For 12 bites

Ingredients:
2 large bananas
1 cup of 100% whole grain oats (Quaker works)
1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon

Put on cookie sheet and cook @350 for about fifteen minutes.

Enjoy !!!

 

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Curried Broccoli Soup

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

4 Cups of Broccoli, Chopped
2 Medium Onions, Chopped
1 Celery Stalk, Chopped
2 Carrots, Chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
2 tablespoon of Parsley
3 Cups of Chicken low sodium broth
1 Cup Water
1 Cup of Milk (whole or 2%)
2 Tablespoons of Curry Powder
½ Tablespoon of Cayenne pepper
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

YOUR PROCESS

1. In Dutch oven or Heavy Bottom pot add Olive Oil, Onions, Celery, Carrots and cook until fragrant. (About 10 minutes).
2. Add Broccoli and Garlic, stirring and cook for about 2 minutes
3. Add Chicken broth, water and bring to boil. You want to almost cover the vegetables.
4. Reduce heat let simmer for about 8 minutes or until broccoli is very tender.
5. Using a emulsion blender puree the broccoli until it’s smooth
6. Add spices and salt/pepper to taste
7. Stir in milk (optional) and serve

Quinoa Mushroom Bites

These are awesome right out of the oven or reheated in the oven or microwave. Great Appetizer…

Ingredients
2 cups of cooked Quinoa
1 cup of Low Fat Swiss ‘Grated’
1 Cup of Baby Bella Mushrooms ‘Chopped Small’
3/4 Cup of Onions ‘Chopped Small’
1 Clove Garlic ‘Chopped Small’
2 eggs beaten
1 Table spoon Cilantro
1 Tablespoon Honey
2 Tablespoons Sriracha
½ cup Panko Bread Crumbs

1. Preheat Oven 350
2. In sauté pan combine mushrooms,onions and sauté until cooked through. About 5-8 minutes.
3. When the mushrooms and onions are cooked through add garlic to the pan & mix until fragrant. About 30 seconds, take off heat and allow to cool.
4. In bowl combine all the ingredients and gently mix.
5. Spoon the mixture into a mini count muffin pan & pressing the mixture down firmly.
6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, rotating the pan half way through the cooking process. You should start seeing the edges of them brown. If you do take them out….

Enjoy !!!

Crispy Chicken Drum ‘Sriracha’ Wings

This recipe is great for dinner or an appetizer. I love wings but always hated having to eat ten to fifteen to get full so I though why not use drumsticks! Just a bigger chicken wing ! I also hated the idea that they were fried. These aren’t fried and I believe these are a healthy alternative to the classic ‘small’ chicken wing’. This recipe can also be easily scaled up or down in amount of wings or amount of heat. Enjoy !

8 Chicken Drumsticks

Marinade –
2 Tablespoons Rice Wine Vinger
Dash of Garlic Salt
Dash of Parika
Dash of Lime Juice
Dash of Sriracha
Liquid Smoke

Wing Sauce-
1 tablespoon Honey
1.5 tablespoon Sriracha
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons Frank Red-Hot
.5 teaspoon Lime Zest
Fist full Fresh Parsley

Combine all marinade ingredients into bag with chicken and marinade for at least hour.

1. Preheat Oven to 450 degrees
2. Place cookie cooling rack on a baking sheet and place chicken on cooling rack. Do not bunch, keep at least inch between each chicken leg. Salt and pepper to taste.
3. Cook for 25-30 or until internal temp is 165
4. In saucepan place combine Honey, Sriracha, Ketchup and Frank Red-hot and bring to simmer.
5. In a large bowl place fresh parsley and grate fresh lime zest over parsley.
6. Take chicken out of oven when done, place in bowl with zest and parsley and mix.
7. Add wing sauce to bowl, mix and serve immediately.

Enjoy !

Turkey Avocado Egg Wrap

Turkey Avocado Egg Wrap

1 Small Whole Wheat Wrap
½ Avocado
½ Hard boiled Egg
3 Pieces of Turkey

Optional:
Lime Juice
Cilantro

1. Spread half of avocado out on wrap
2. Chunk Egg and spread into Avacado
3. Shred Turkey and place over egg
4. (optional – before adding egg add some lime and cilantro to avocado)
5. Wrap-up and Enjoy

Awesome Oven Roasted Shrimp

Awesome Oven Roasted Shrimp

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 8 mins
Total time: 15 mins

1 Lbs (peeled) Shrimp
1 tablespoon Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. In a bowl combine Shrimp, Olive Oil and Salt/Pepper
3. Spread out in a single layer on a sheet pan
4. Cook for 6-8 minutes until the shrimp is pink and firm !

Enjoy

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Fried ‘Not’ Calamari

Fried ‘Not’ Calamari

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 35 mins

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Cooking spray
1 pound calamari, tubes and tentacles
2 cups panko bread crumbs
1 tablespoon Paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour to coat Calamari

YOUR PROCESS

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Pat calamari dry with a paper towel.
3. Combine panko and seasoning into a bowl.
4. In a bowl whisk together buttermilk, 2 tablespoons of the flour and black pepper.
5. Place 1/2 cup of flour in a bag and add calamari and shake to coat
6. Dip the flour-coated calamari into buttermilk mixture and then into panko mixture
7. Place calamari, in a single layer, on prepared baking sheets.
8. Bake 15-20 minutes, until calamari is tender and coating is crisp and golden brown

Notes: Make sure you coat cookie sheet with cooking spray

High Protein Meatballs

High Protein Meatballs

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
1½ pounds lean ground turkey
½ tsp. ground black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
¾ C. quick-cook rolled oats
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 Tbls. chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tbls. tomato sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste

YOUR PROCESS

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix well.
  3. Roll mixture into about 30 1-inch meatballs and place on cookie sheet that’s been sprayed with Cooking spray.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink in center.