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HSM Ideas?

I’ve never been so excited to eat lol But in a good way. I’m cravin a nice steak and sweet tators and a nice hearty salad with some fruit thrown in!
What say you and your stomach?

During the formulation of the V-Diet, the first thing I wanted on HSM day was steamed broccoli topped with extra virgin olive oil and red pepper flakes, like the kind you put on pizza – a simple recipe I first had at TC’s. Still one of my favorite side dishes.

Salmon, sushi, and salad.

My first craving was grilled Mahi Mahi, steamed broccoli w/ onions, garlic, and salt, and some mashed sweet potatoes. . .OMG it was heaven on a plate!

The next week, I craved some nice under-cooked steak, mashed sweet potatoes again, and roasted brussel sprouts. I washed the sprouts (fresh ones, not frozen), cut them in half, tossed w/ a touch of captri oil, and then sprinkled them w/ a little sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Then, I roasted them under the broiler till they started to crisp. I swear they tasted like healthy french fries!

Week 3 was chicken breast, cubed and sauteed w/ curry powder, onions, peppers, sea salt and red pepper flakes served w/ asparagus sauteed in onions and garlic.

Week 4 was a big grilled chicken salad w/ avocados, tomatoes, scallions, cucumbers, and a few walnuts - w/ red wine vinegar and olive oil dressing.

My first HSM in transition was one of my favorites to date - 99% lean ground turkey sauteed with onions, and garlic until barely browned. Then I threw in some black beans, freshly diced tomatoes, diced avocado, scallions, a big pile of spinach, and sprinkled with some Adobo, red pepper flakes, and a few drops of organic hot sauce - let it cook another 5-10 minutes on the stovetop. OMG this was amazing . .but I was soooo full after eating it I almost felt guilty! I think it must have been the fiber in the black beans that gave me that “so stuffed I could pop” feeling.

[quote]christietracy wrote:
My first craving was grilled Mahi Mahi, steamed broccoli w/ onions, garlic, and salt, and some mashed sweet potatoes. . .OMG it was heaven on a plate!

The next week, I craved some nice under-cooked steak, mashed sweet potatoes again, and roasted brussel sprouts. I washed the sprouts (fresh ones, not frozen), cut them in half, tossed w/ a touch of captri oil, and then sprinkled them w/ a little sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Then, I roasted them under the broiler till they started to crisp. I swear they tasted like healthy french fries!

Week 3 was chicken breast, cubed and sauteed w/ curry powder, onions, peppers, sea salt and red pepper flakes served w/ asparagus sauteed in onions and garlic.

Week 4 was a big grilled chicken salad w/ avocados, tomatoes, scallions, cucumbers, and a few walnuts - w/ red wine vinegar and olive oil dressing.

My first HSM in transition was one of my favorites to date - 99% lean ground turkey sauteed with onions, and garlic until barely browned. Then I threw in some black beans, freshly diced tomatoes, diced avocado, scallions, a big pile of spinach, and sprinkled with some Adobo, red pepper flakes, and a few drops of organic hot sauce - let it cook another 5-10 minutes on the stovetop. OMG this was amazing . .but I was soooo full after eating it I almost felt guilty! I think it must have been the fiber in the black beans that gave me that “so stuffed I could pop” feeling.[/quote]

That does sound awesome! What is Adobo? What is the oil you use- captri oil? Where can I get these?

Your results are amazing!!! I cannot wait to start!

Thanks for staying on this forum to help others.

Donna

[quote]D0NNA wrote:
That does sound awesome! What is Adobo? What is the oil you use- captri oil? Where can I get these?

Your results are amazing!!! I cannot wait to start!

Thanks for staying on this forum to help others.

Donna

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Hi Donna :slight_smile:

Adobo is just a Mexican Spice Blend. I live in South Texas, so I can find it at any Grocery store (the kind I have is made by Goya), but you could easily mix it up yourself, and it would be even more healthy! That’s what I’m going to start doing when I run out - it’s just a blend of salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and tumeric.

CapTri is a MCT (Medium-Chain-Triglyceride) Oil. It comes in a butter-flavored variety, and I ordered some a long time ago when I was cutting for a figure competition and losing tooo fast (imagine that!!). Basically, it’s an oil that is processed more quickly by the body and used for energy before it can be stored as fat(that’s the really, really “dumbed down” version - if you wanted to know more about it, you can do a little online research). It’s made by Parillo Performance, and the only place that I know of you can get it is their website.

A bit of a warning - this stuff seems to have kind of a “cult following”. You’ll find people that swear by it and others that claim it’s the devil! My personal opinion is that I like to use just a splash of it occasionally to cook eggs or veggies in b/c it’s butter flavored, but I’ll never order any more of it b/c I think it’s ridiculously overpriced, and I’ll never use it the way that it’s “meant” to be used for supplementation. You could just as easily used olive oil in an of the places you see me reference CapTri oil. I just use a splash of it to coat the pan just as I would use cooking spray or olive oil :slight_smile:

Christie–I saw the pic of your “food porn” elsewhere! I used cap-tri in the past and never saw the allure of it–I guess I’m a ‘non-responder’, however Apple Cider Vinegar is another story!!!

Mmmm. Found another good one today - actually from the back of one of my Paleo Diet books.

1 lb fresh tomatoes, peels removed (I just used 3 medium tomatoes)
2 Tb fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 lb extra lean stew meat
1/2 onion
3-4 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
1 T Olive Oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Fresh Cracked Pepper

In a large pan, brown onions and garlic in olive oil. After a few minutes, add steak, and sautee just until browned.

Meanwhile Puree Peeled Tomatoes in blender with lemon juice.

Add Pureed mixture to saucepan, and stir together with onions, garlic and steak. Add all spices and stir in well. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 45 - 60 minutes, stirring occasionally.

SUPER easy (once you get the stupid tomatoes peeled!) and OH SO YUMMY!

The Paleo book didn’t have salt in the recipe (I think b/c it can increase acidity), however I added just a little sea salt, and served over 1/2 serving of Whole Wheat Orzo with a big spinach salad.

EASY, and YUMMY! What more could you want in life? lol

EDIT This made two big servings by the way! I only used 0.75 lb (approx 12 oz) of Stew Meat, and split it into a larger serving for my hubby (7 oz meat) and a smaller serving for me (5 oz meat).

Christie–not to go all Martha Stewart on you, any other “bodybuilding oriented” cookbooks that you’re a fan of? I bought the Jonny Bowden that Chris mentioned elsewhere, any ideas?

Hmmm… . honestly, I do a lot of internet searching for recipe’s.

There’s a magazine called “clean eating” that has a website, and they have some really good samples on there. I’m thinking about subscribing to it, but haven’t been able to part w/ the money yet.

Also, John Berardi’s “gourmet nutrition” cookbook looks AMAZING! Although his recipes do look a little more involved for the most part, they seem like the kind of recipes that would be nice to have around when you have time to cook something you’re really craving.

Other than that, I just search the web a lot and experiment in the kitchen by taking bits and pieces from different recipes :slight_smile:

My favorite bodybuilding staple on the PLANET though is just grilled chicken dipped in mashed sweet potatoes. Just wrap the potatoes in foil and bake them until they are falling apart and oozing. Then mash them up really good. Scoop out a 4-5 oz portion (depending on your macro requirments).

Then just take a grilled chicken breast, cut a bite sized piece, dip it in the mashed sweet potatoes, and enjoy! It’s something about the mixture of salty/sweet and firm/soft that never gets old for me!

Christie–thanks! I do much the same. I have all of Berardi’s stuff, but too many steps!! I highly recommend Clean Eating mag–I’ve subscribed since the beginning and the issue that just came out is the best they’ve had yet-------I’d definitely make the effort to lay your hands on it(it has a fantastic kale and black eyes pea stew on the cover)!! Thanks for the ideas—do you like the Paleo diet book?

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