Here is a great way to enjoy a classic meal with way less calories, tons of protein and virtually no guilt. While it is less than 350 calories, do not be fooled! It packs quite a punch and can satisfy even the hungriest fitness fanatic. This is also a great option for that summer dinner party – treat your guests well by giving them a lower calorie, yet filling, option.
- Kelapo Coconut Oil
- 5oz raw shrimp (peeled, deveined)
- fresh parsley
- cumin, garlic, pepper (choice of other seasonings)
- red onions
- bell peppers
- whole wheat bread or Ezekiel Food for Life Bread
- goat cheese
- Place peeled shrimp with seasonings and parsley into a food processor.
- Pulse blend the mixture but do NOT blend. It should be chunky and sticky. Remove from food processor.
- Add in diced onions and bell peppers (if desired).
- Lightly spray a skillet with either Kelapo Coconut Oil spray or use about 1-2 tsp of Kelapo Coconut Oil to cook the patty until it is brown on both sides. I used about 2 tsp of the Kelapo Coconut Oil because I wanted to ensure the burger did not burn, and I wanted to add a mild coconut flavor.
- Assemble the burger with your choice of veggies. Feel free to add cheese. I recommend low fat mozzarella or my favorite, goat cheese.
- Smash it in your face. Boom.
Approx macros: 334 calories, 37g protein, 30g carbs, 6g fat.
About the Author
Kevin is a fitness enthusiast out of Dallas, TX. When he saw himself in his friend’s Facebook photo he knew it was time to make a change. He was overweight, felt sluggish and had steadily rising blood pressure. So, he did what many people try to do – he started exercising to try to “out train” a poor diet. He quickly learned through periods of weight cycling that if he was going to accomplish his fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet, complemented by hard work in the gym.
He started studying nutrition and got started cooking! In 2012 Kevin started a small blog to share his meals online in order to build a community around healthy food ideas.
The blog was called Fit Men Cook and it had a simple message and belief system – “Our bodies are built in the kitchen, Sculpted in the gym.”
Kevin firmly believes that healthier food options do not have to be boring. Ever. In fact, they are pretty tasty!
Fit (Wo)Men Cook is the “fit” story of all of us. It is taking your individual success stories and things (in nutrition & fitness) that have worked for you, and sharing those ideas with the masses so we can all grow, improve together. Just everyday people – no matter the fitness level or athletic ability – aiming to live the best life possible through fitness and healthy eating. Are you a Fit (Wo)Men Cook?
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