No matter where you are in your fitness journey, what you eat will always have a large effect on your progress. Check out some of these great ways to make those foods you tend to avoid healthy for a stress free summer. Dig in!
When you come home after a long day, cooking just isn’t an option. But either is indulging in foods that will set you back. The answer: roasted vegetables. You can easily customize these to what you and your body needs, and they are easily packed up for the next day.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
- Mix all the vegetables together with oil, salt and pepper to taste
- Spread veggies onto pan
- Roast vegetables for 35-40 minutes, removing the vegetables from the oven every 15 minutes to stir around.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Slice by slice, this pizza will leave you guilt-free and even more ready to take on your fitness goals. As an excellent source of potassium and rich in the mineral boron (which aids in building muscle), cauliflower is the perfect replacement to traditional pizza dough.
- 1 small/medium sized head of cauliflower
- ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 egg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon basil or rosemary, minced (or dry)
- ½ teaspoon oregano, minced (or dry)
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- 1-2 cups mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit
- Remove the stems cut cauliflower into chunks. Place into a food processor and pulse it until it resembles the texture of rice. A cheese grater will work as well, as well as finely chopping If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a cheese grater or chop it very finely.
- Microwave the processed cauliflower uncovered for approximately 4-5 minutes on high. Remove it from the microwave and allow it to cool for at least 5 minutes.
- Place it in a kitchen towel and squeeze all the liquid out of it. Make sure to get most of the water out!
- Combine the cooked cauliflower, egg, garlic, cheese, and seasonings. Stir until a dough texture forms and spread the cauliflower mixture out onto lightly greased parchment paper or a pizza pan in the shape of a pizza crust.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and crispy. After the crust is golden remove it from the oven and add your toppings (easy way to add whatever foods your body needs)!
- Place the pizza back in the oven but this time turn on the broiler, bake for about 2-5 minutes until the cheese melts. Make sure to check frequently.
By far one of the easiest replacements, a portobello bun will hold your burger together, slash out those carbs, and replace them with nutritious goodness that will give you that extra boost for your workout. This low-calorie option contains more potassium than a banana, along with an average 3g of protein.
Try wrapping your burger fillings in lettuce or romaine hearts as well!