Instant Pot Turkey Romesco Meatballs

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/instant-pot-turkey-romesco-meatballs

Organ meats, such as liver, are one of the most nutrient dense foods and therefore are commonly consumed in ancestral diets.

Swedish meatballs meet Italian meatballs in this international Instant Pot mashup of flavor and quick cooking function. Traditional Swedish style meatballs are often prepared with ground beef or pork and combined with organ meats such as liver. These meatballs are then served with a creamy gravy. In contrast, the Italian style meatballs contain more herbs and are typically served in a tomato based red sauce. Borrowing ideas from both cuisines, this recipe uses a Swedish style base meatball with ground turkey and liver tossed with Italian herbs and covered in a creamy romesco style sauce.

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It's Okay to Want to Look Good

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/its-okay-to-want-to-look-good

Increasingly, functional versus nonfunctional training looks like a distinction without a difference.

Longtime fitness pros remember a time when the term “functional training” didn’t exist.

 

The phrase came into common usage in the early 2000s as a corrective to the bodybuilding approach to training popularized by magazines like Flex and Muscle and Fitness, both of which I devoured when I was young.

 

Bodybuilders, the argument went, don’t train to do anything. They only trained to look better. And looking better, the implication was, was silly. Self-indulgent. Not serious.

 

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/once-upon-a-time-in-mexico

What’s safe and what’s unsafe? An MMA fight in Tijuana or squats and deadlifts? Stigma and myths need to be dispelled.

"Squats don't hurt your knees; what you are doing hurts your knees."

Dan John

 

By the writing of this article, there have been 1,789 homicides in Tijuana this year. That's exceeded the previous year's record-high of 1,781, with another three more months remaining in 2018. If you are planning a honeymoon or a quick getaway, perhaps cross Tijuana off your list. Back in 2004, it sounded like a fabulous place to attend an underground MMA event.

 

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How To Food Prep – Step By Step

Originally posted at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/theleangreenbean/shaJ/~3/v_nVee292rQ/

2 hours of food prep from an RD, split into two sessions.

An example from a Registered Dietitian showing you How To Food Prep – Step By Step. I share what I prepped in 2 hours for a healthy week and what order I did things in so that I could utilize my time most efficiently.

2 hours of food prep from an RD, split into two sessions.

Hi friends!

A lot of you seem to like to watch me food prep over on Instagram Stories so I’ve been trying to be more intentional about showing you my step by step process so that  you can see exactly what order I do things, and how I utilize my time to make the most of my food prep sessions. Here’s an example of a prep session I did a few weeks ago.

Typically we go to the grocery store on Saturday but on this particular weekend, we didn’t go until Sunday afternoon. I had some time in the morning so I used what I had on hand to get some prep out of the way before we even went to the store.

early food prep

Sunday morning is the perfect time for me to bake with the kiddos. We started the day by making some Coconut Oil Banana Muffins. Once those were in the oven, I sent the kids off to play and I started some farro on the stovetop and chopped carrots, sweet potatoes and potatoes so they’d be ready to roast in the oven once the muffins were done. It only takes 5 min or so to chop them up and then it’s just a matter of sticking them in the oven and stirring once or twice. Very hands off.

food prep roasted veggies

After we made it to the grocery store, I started my second round of food prep. I roasted some green beans and broccoli first.

food prep roasted veggies

Earlier in the morning I ended up roasting the white potatoes and carrots in the oven together but ran out of time for the sweet potatoes so I just saved those for the afternoon session. While the broccoli and beans were roasting, I chopped some delicata squash and tomatillos to roast next, along with the sweet potatoes. I also chopped up our snacking veggies.

food prep instant pot

After the next round of veggies were in the oven, I put some rice in the Instant Pot to cook, prepped my kale, and made a batch of Pumpkin Yogurt Bars so they’d be ready to go in the oven.

food prep instant pot meat

After I put the bars into the oven, I put some chicken breasts in the instant pot, made a marinade for my pork tenderloin and used the tomatillos I roasted to make a Spicy Green Sauce.

food prep recap

So to recap, this is what I prepped during my morning session: roasted carrots and potatoes, Coconut Oil Banana Muffins and farro.

food prep recap

And then I spent about an hour and 15 minutes after grocery shopping making all of this: roasted sweet potatoes, green beans, squash and broccoli, snacking veggies, kale, spicy green sauce, rice, pumpkin yogurt bars, pork marinade and shredded chicken.

food prep carrot oat bars

The last thing I did was make a batch of Carrot Oat Bars with the carrots I roasted in the morning, since they’re my daughter’s favorite snack.

food prep carbs

Then I like to give a breakdown of what I prepped in different groups and share how I cook everything. I do my rice in the Instant pot and store in a stasher bag. I do my farro on the stove and my potatoes in the oven. These are all quick and easy carb sources that my Type 1 diabetic husband can measure easily for his meals.

food prep veggies

I always roast a lot of veggies to make them easy to reheat in the microwave and add to the kids’ plates and ours, plus raw veggies for snacking and kale that my hubby uses for salads.

food prep meat

I love putting my Spicy Green Sauce on chicken and veggie bowls throughout the week and I use the shredded chicken to make all sorts of stuff for the kids. My hubby grills the pork tenderloin, or I pan sear it and roast in the oven. We usually do that on Monday or Tuesday night.

food prep snacks

And finally, I always like to have baked goods on hands for snacks and breakfasts for the kids (and for mama!). I made my Coconut Oil Banana Muffins with avocado oil and added some hemp seeds.

food prep breakfasts and snacks

I made the Carrot Oat Bars for my little one. I make them dairy-free with Bolthouse Farms pea milk and I always add hemp seeds.

food prep breakfast and snacks

And for the Pumpkin Yogurt Bars, I added hemp and flax and chocolate chips this time.

Here it is all together:

 

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Today’s #foodprep – watch my stories (also saved in my highlights) to see how I did this in a little over 2 hours- split into an AM & PM session, plus links and cooking directions! I made: Coconut Oil Banana Muffins, Spicy Green Sauce, GF Pumpkin Yogurt Bars, roasted potatoes, farro, instant pot shredded chicken, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted green beans & broccoli, cinnamon & sugar delicata squash, kale, Carrot Oat Bars, pork tenderloin marinade, snacking veggies & rice.

A post shared by Lindsay L, RD (@theleangreenbean) on Sep 23, 2018 at 2:42pm PDT

So there you go! Hope that was helpful!!

An example from a Registered Dietitian showing you How To Food Prep - Step By Step. I share what I prepped in 2 hours for a healthy week and what order I did things in so that I could utilize my time most efficiently.

Enjoy!
–Lindsay–

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/once-upon-a-time-in-mexico

What’s safe and what’s unsafe? An MMA fight in Tijuana or squats and deadlifts? Stigma and myths need to be dispelled.

"Squats don't hurt your knees; what you are doing hurts your knees."

Dan John

 

By the writing of this article, there have been 1,789 homicides in Tijuana this year. That's exceeded the previous year's record-high of 1,781, with another three more months remaining in 2018. If you are planning a honeymoon or a quick getaway, perhaps cross Tijuana off your list. Back in 2004, it sounded like a fabulous place to attend an underground MMA event.

 

read more

It's Okay to Want to Look Good

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/its-okay-to-want-to-look-good

Increasingly, functional versus nonfunctional training looks like a distinction without a difference.

Longtime fitness pros remember a time when the term “functional training” didn’t exist.

 

The phrase came into common usage in the early 2000s as a corrective to the bodybuilding approach to training popularized by magazines like Flex and Muscle and Fitness, both of which I devoured when I was young.

 

Bodybuilders, the argument went, don’t train to do anything. They only trained to look better. And looking better, the implication was, was silly. Self-indulgent. Not serious.

 

read more