Cooking to Get that Spring Break Bod

20 Feb

As we are all aware Spring Break is just around the corner. If you are like most of us you are not ready to completely dedicate your life to the gym (especially with the new spring break crowd). So instead we are going to share with you a delicious and filling meal that is spring break friendly.

Salmon A La Playa

Estimated Prep Time: 12 Minutes 

Estimated Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Serves: 1 person

Ingredients: 

(1) Fillet of Salmon (Since this is a little fishy you can also substitute with Chicken)

(1) Sweet Potato

(2) Cups of Baby Spinach Leaves

(1/2) Cup of Diced Tomatoes (For the lazy’s like us we went to the deli counter and got ready made bruschetta)

Teaspoon of Lemon Juice

Tablespoon of Cooking Oil

Season to Taste with Salt and Pepper

Directions:

Sweet Potato

1. Preheat Oven to 450 degrees

2. Rinse and peel sweet potato then cut into bite size cubes or even try strips to make them look like       french fries

3. Oil the bottom of a pan that is safe for the oven and lay out the sweet potatoes. Then place in oven for approximately 20 minutes or until tender and golden brown. Make sure to turn them over occasionally so they are evenly cooked.

Salmon

1. Salmon can be cooked on either a George Foreman or in a frying pan. Whichever you choose first oil the equipment and let it heat up.

2. Rinse the salmon (or chicken) and place on either the frying pan or George Foreman

3. Don’t freak out when you notice that one side of the fillet of salmon has scales on it, this will easily come off when cooking. Place the fillet skin side up and let it cook for about 5 minutes before turning it over.

4. Cook for another 5 minutes or until the color of the skin is light brown.

5. Lightly drizzle lemon juice on the fillet then top with diced tomato or bruschetta.

Sautéed Spinach 

This part is super easy, sautéing spinach takes about a minute or two on the stove. Just turn on the stove to medium-high heat, place oil then spinach in a frying pan and watch the leaves shrivel up. This can all be done while waiting for the salmon to cook.

Bon Appétit! 

This meal is defiantly one our go to’s because you can really customize it anyway you want. For example if you don’t like sweet potatoes you can use rice and instead of spinach we sometimes use steamed broccoli. Either way all of these variations will keep you lean and trim so you can show your best Beach Bod this Spring Break.

As always send us the pics of your meals with any fun or interesting stories that happened in the process. As a tip if you do use Salmon and are cooking this for a date finish the meal off with something minty 😉 Can’t wait to read your comments. Get Grubbin’!

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