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Spicy Slaw

Spicy Slaw

I always get asked for this recipe so it’s about time that I write it down.  This is (yet another) low cal favorite that packs in lots of veggies and lasts at least a week in the fridge.  I’ve been eating the leftovers all week tossed with chicken and avocado.  I love it with BBQ, grilled pork and burgers.


Spicy Slaw

4 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/4 cup low fat mayo
2 limes, juiced
2-3 teaspoons hot sauce (to taste)
1-2 teaspoons honey
1 bag of shredded cabbage
1/2 bag of broccoli slaw
3 carrots, shredded
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
2 jalapeños, finely chopped

Whisk together vinegar, lime juice, mayo, hot sauce and honey.  Adjust seasoning as needed.  It should be a nice balance of salty, sweet and tart with a little kick from the hot sauce.  Toss with remaining ingredients and chill it in the fridge for at least 3 hours.  It’s even better the next day.

Sneaky Tzatziki

This is one of my all time favorite recipes.  It’s super easy, healthy and I make a big batch to put on everything.  It’s particularly amazing with grilled chicken or lamb kebabs, or even as pita dip or salad dressing.  It’s sneaky because if you make it with 0% yogurt, no one knows it’s actually healthy.  I’ve also made it with dill, feta, parsley and cilantro for a different twist.

Tzatziki

2 cups 0% Greek yogurt
1-2 teaspoons spicy Dijon mustard
1 lemon, juiced
1 large cucumber, seeded and roughly chopped
1-2 teaspoons honey (just enough to round out the yogurt)
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 bunch of mint
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Blend everything in the food processor, check for seasoning and enjoy.  That is it my friends.

Egg White Oatmeal

I’ve decided that I need to give more attention to my blog.  Life has gotten in the way of my food, and that is never a good thing.  So even if I don’t think my creations are interesting or exciting, I’m going to post em anyway.

In keeping with the goon theme, I understand that gym goons like to work egg whites into their meals any way that they can get them.  I have a trip to Vegas in two weeks, so I’m trying out new (not exciting) clean meals so that I won’t look like a sausage squeezed into my lame-o one piece.

This recipe is actually better than it sounds.  I’ve read that some people puree the mix and make it into pancakes.  You might think this is a little weird, but I promise that it keeps you full all morning so that you’re not tempted to eat treats at the office.  Try it!

 
Egg White Oatmeal for One

1/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup water
2 egg whites
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of cinnamon

Mix oatmeal and water in a microwave safe bowl and nuke for one minute on high.  Mix in egg whites until well combined.  Nuke for one more minute.  Whisk in remaining ingredients and top with fruit, nuts and seeds.  I added a little unsweetened coconut, chia, almonds, banana and blueberries.

Salad Smoothie Shake

I am a strong believer that early birds get the worms.   I work out early, get to work early, and eat healthy early in the day.  Life is about balance.  Start out good, finish off bad…

In order to keep myself from weighing 500 pounds, I like to eat clean (ok, 10% of the time).  This smoothie makes me feel virtuous before (or after) a serious goon-out oinker session.  It’s breakfast, it’s a salad, it’s clean livin’, and it tastes like dessert (that might be pushing it, but it’s really tasty).

Salad Smoothie Shake (serves one petite goonette)

8 oz. unsweetened almond milk (you can also use water, juice, soy milk or skim milk)

1 scoop whey protein powder (preferably vanilla without added sugar)

1 tsp flax oil

1/2 ripe banana (use frozen ripe bananas to make the smoothie even more like a milk shake)

1 handful frozen pineapple (or mango)

1 handful fresh or frozen blueberries

1 handful fresh spinach

Add all ingredients into a blender and kick it into high gear to combine.  I also like to add some of the following to mix it up from time to time:

  • Toasted almonds
  • Greens powder (available at Whole Foods)
  • Ground flax seeds
  • Any ripe berries
  • Any greens
  • Nut butters
  • Coconut milk (lite)

Mmmmmmmmm…..can’t wait for my next burger.

Tastes much better than a salad...I promise