You mirin?! Well if not, you should. Wild game is a fantastic protein source that is generally much lower in fat than beef and often have higher sources of important vitamins like iron. Not sure how to cook it? Mix it with some (black) beans, a little salsa, stuff it in a bell pepper and BOOM – certified muscle building meal.
- 6 oz ground wild game (i.e., bison, kangaroo, elk, etc)
- ½ cup black beans
- 2 bell peppers
- 4 tbsp pico de gallo, salsa or diced tomato
- 2 tbsp goat cheese crumble
- fresh parsley, diced red onions
- Seasonings: garlic and onion powder
- Optional additional carbs: ¼ cup brown rice
- Fruit (optional): fresh pineapple and mango slices
- Set oven to 405F.
- Cut tops off bell peppers and remove the insides.
- Spray a baking sheet and place the bell peppers on the sheet with the open-side facing down. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Lightly spray a skillet with Kelapo Coconut Oil and place on medium heat. Add the diced onions.
- Add ground wild game meat to the skillet . When the meat is nearly finished, add in beans, fresh parsley, 2 heaping tbsp of pico de gallo, salsa or diced tomatoes.
- Mix with a spatula.
- Remove the bell peppers from the oven and flip them over. Add in game & beans mixture. Top with goat cheese (or low fat mozzarella cheese) and fresh parsley (if desired)
- Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
Approx macros (without fruit and optional ingredients, using 6 oz ground kangaroo): 355 calories, 49g protein, 44g carbs (23g carbs from beans), 5g fat.
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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!
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