Weight Loss Recipes

Weight Loss Watermelon Gazpacho

Too hot for soup? Not for this cold and refreshing watermelon gazpacho! When Sammy made this weight loss recipe two weeks ago I couldn't eat enough. After bragging about it to my personal training clients, I'm finally sharing it with you! Make it before it snows again!

INGREDIENTS:


-6 cups cubed seeded watermelon
-2 English (hothouse style) cucumbers, chopped
-2 red bell peppers, chopped
-1 onion, chopped
-1/2 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
-1/4 cup lemon juice
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
-2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
-3 tablespoons honey
-1/2 cup pineapple juice
-20 small mint leaves

DIRECTIONS:


Reserve 20 small pieces of watermelon for garnish. Working in batches, place the remaining watermelon, the cucumbers, red bell peppers, onion, jalapeno pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, 3 tablespoons of fresh mint, the ginger, honey, and pineapple juice into a blender, and blend for about 30 seconds per batch. The mixture should be well blended but retain some texture. Pour into a large pitcher or bowl, and refrigerate 1 hour. Serve in bowls, and garnish each bowl with a couple of chunks of the retained watermelon and 2 small mint leaves.

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Author: Julia Garreaud on Allrecipes.com
Weight Loss Watermelon Gazpacho
Try this fresh weight loss recipe for summer!
 

Weight Loss Recipe: Chili Cajun Chicken and Sauteed Vegetables

My personal training clients in Chicago are always searching for simple and quick weight loss recipes (see more below). It is amazing how easy it is to create a gourmet meal within 15 minutes using the broiler (my new best friend). Try my newest personal trainer recipe!

Chili Cajun Chicken


1. Preheat the broiler on high heat.

2. Cut 1 lb of chicken breasts into 1-inch strips and dry. In a ziploc bag, toss 1/2 cup of almond flour, 3 tablespoons of cajun seasoning, 2 tablespoons of chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder and spread evenly on a plate.

3. Place each strip on the plate, flip until it is evenly coated, and place it on an oiled pan.

4. Cook the coated chicken in the broiler on high heat for 2 minutes and then switch the broiler heat to low for 5 minutes. Finally, switch the heat back to high for another 2 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 170 (5-7 minutes).

5. Meanwhile, warm 1/4 teaspoon of minced garlic in 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a saute pan on medium heat. Once the oil begins to smoke lightly, add a sliced small sweet onion and salt and pepper (to taste). Stir every minute until the onions are carmelized.

6. Finally, add a layer of sliced green peppers. Stir frequently until the green peppers are warm and slightly firm.

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Weight Loss Recipe: Chili Cajun Chicken and Sauteed Vegetables
A delicious weight loss cajun chicken recipe for my personal training clients in Chicago.