Ingredients for 3 meals:
• 18 oz chicken breast
• 3 tbsp natural nut butter
• 1 tbsp coconut amino
• ½ tbsp garlic (chopped)
• 1 tbsp red chili paste
• 1 tbsp organic honey (optional)
• Juice of 1/2 an orange
• sea salt & pepper
For kale salad:
• 2-3 cups chopped kale
• 1 cup shredded carrots
• ½ cup dried cranberries
• 2-3 tbsp rice vinegar
• Juice of one orange
1. Pre-heat an oven to 375F.
2. Cut the chicken breast into pieces, 4 to 5 pieces per fillet. Pat dry with a paper towel. Set aside.
3. Add nut butter, garlic, coconut amino, chili paste, honey (when used) and orange juice into a bowl. Mix well so you have a smooth marinade.
4. Dip the pat dried chicken in the marinade and place on an oven baking rack or pan.
5. Bake in the oven for 11 to 13 minutes.
1. Wash and clean the kale and shred by cutting it into small pieces. Place in a large bowl.
2. Add the rice vinegar, orange juice, shredded carrots and dried cranberries.
3. Mix well and season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
4. Build your meals and place them in airtight food containers. Place cooked wild rice (if you like some carbs with this meal) in the container and top with the baked chicken pieces.
5. Place salad in a separate container, if using a compartment container as seen in video place in separate compartment. The salad should not be reheated – it should be separate.
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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