Spicy & Light Kung Pao Chicken Meal Prep

Spicy and Light Kung Pao Chicken Meal Prep

Only thing better than one of your favorite Chinese foods, is when it’s prepared in a heart healthier way so you can enjoy it more often.

While this version is lower in fat, it definitely does not compromise on flavor! You won’t notice the difference in taste, but you will in how you feel after eating it. With only 345 calories per serving and over 35g protein, your muscles and your tastebuds will be begging for more.

Ingredients for 6 servings

• 2lb chopped chicken breasts
• 1 garlic clove chopped
• 2 cups snow peas
• 5 cups chopped colorful bell peppers (red, yellow, orange)
• 1 cup raw cashews
• spray extra virgin olive oil
• Sauce
o 4 tablespoons Bragg Liquid Aminos
o 4 tablespoons water
o 2 tablespoons tomato sauce/paste or ketchup
o 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
o 1 tablespoon minced ginger
o 1 tablespoon red chili pepper sauce
o 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
o 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch

• Garnish
o chopped green onions

1 Minute Video Tutorial:

Steps:

1. In a bowl, add ingredients for the sauce and whisk together.
2. Set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat and spray with extra virgin olive oil.
3. When the skillet is hot, toss in garlic and sear for about 2 minutes. Then add chopped chicken breasts. Cook the chicken until the outside of it is seared, about 6 to 8 minutes.
4. Then, toss in chopped bell peppers and sear for about 3 minutes. Stir the mixture with a wooden spatula.
5. Slowly pour in the sauce little by little and stir frequently with a spatula.
6. Toss in the raw cashews and stir.
7. Garnish with green onions and enjoy with brown rice or quinoa.

Approximate macros for 1 of 6 servings without brown rice:

344 calories, 38g protein, 17g carbs, 13g fat, 3g fiber, 6.5g sugar

About the Author

photo 1 (1)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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