It's bank holiday weekend.
And this probably means time with family, a lot of food, BBQ's, drink, and more food!
And you should enjoy it.
But to make sure we're still on track with our goal to ditch the fat and get lean, we need to make sure that we control what WE CAN CONTROL...
And I'm not just referring to our exercise habits here...
But also the meals we eat in and around social events.
Because this exactly how you can eat your cake and STILL ditch the stomach fat.
And this is what I've done leading up to my (delayed) birthday present from the wife.
It's going to be a "carby" weekend.
So, last night I had a low(er) carb dinner.
And here it is:
Ingredients (Serves 2):
· 2 Salmon fillet
· 3 tsp. lemon zest
· 2 tbsp. butter
· 120 g lime juice
· 2 garlic clove
· Mediterranean veggies (cherry tomatoes, onions, courgettes, peppers)
1) Lime Butter Sauce: Melt butter. Combine melted butter, garlic and lime juice in blender. Blend until mixed. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside
2) Pre-heat oven to 180C
3) Season salmon all over with salt and pepper, then place skin side down onto a lightly oiled oven tray (1 kcal fry spray if you want to go lower in fat)
4) Chop the courgettes and peppers into chip-like shapes. Cut the onion into 4 and place all Mediterranean vegetables into a lightly oiled (use 1 kcal fry spray to lower fat) oven dish (optional to add potatoes to add carbs)
5) Cook for about 30 minutes
6) Sprinkle fillets with zest and top each with 1 tablespoon lime butter sauce.
Protein: 30 g
Carbs: 5 g
Fats: 20 g
Tasty, filling and low in carbs.
And I want to stress that it's not that carbs are bad.
But the thing is...
I'm going to be eating on-the-go this weekend.
Which usually means "carbs, carbs, and carbs"..
Restaurants will fill your plate them.
Because they're cheap plate fillers.
But I don't want to be that person who "can't eat this" or "can't eat that".
As I've been that person and it's no fun.
And compensating the day before with this tasty salmon with lime butter sauce dish (amongst others) will allow me to enjoy myself this weekend.
PS. if you're wanting to keep fat low and have a sweet tooth, maybe go for these fluffy pancakes instead: https://frucifit.com/10-minute-fluffy-american-style-chocolate-coated-pancakes/