Mike and I are starting E2M this week, so you will notice healthy recipes – no carbs, no sugar and no dairy. Yes, sounds terrifying to me too! But we’ve decided we need to get our eating in check and be more consistent with our workouts so we’re giving their 8-week program a shot! Wish us luck!
Monday: Turkey Burgers with Avocado in a Lettuce Wrap and Carrot Fries
Season lean ground turkey with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and any other spices you’d like! Form them into patties and throw them on the grill or in the air fryer. Wrap in a leaf of romaine lettuce, add half a mashed avocado and some mustard if you’d like!
For the carrot fries, slice carrots into fries/thin sticks and toss in olive oil, salt and pepper and whatever other spices you’d like (cinnamon, ginger, garlic powder, onion powder). Cook in air fryer at 375 for about 20 minutes or until desired doneness. I’m using the rotating basket that comes with my air fryer so they cook evenly.
Tuesday: Shrimp over Zoodles with Sliced Almonds
Toss the shrimp in garlic powder, pepper, italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Saute over medium-high heat in olive oil.
Spiralize a few zucchini and saute quickly over high heat – you don’t want them mushy so toss as you cook them in a little bit of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and any other spices you’d like.
Quickly saute sliced almonds to toast them. Plate the zoodles, top with shrimp, a squeeze of lemon juice and the toasted sliced almonds.
Wednesday: Flank Steak with Sauteed Mushrooms and Roasted Broccoli
Season steak with salt and pepper, fresh chopped parsley, minced garlic, red pepper flakes and a touch of olive oil. Grill or broil to desired temp and slice thinly against the grain.
Saute mushrooms in a little bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, italian seasoning, minced garlic and red pepper flakes.
Toss broccoli in olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast at 375 for 15 minutes. Top with a squeeze of lemon, more salt and pepper and some red pepper flakes.
Thursday: Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Veggies
Take 2lbs ground chicken, season with Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Ranch dry seasoning, 1 egg, garlic powder, salt, pepper and a splash of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. Roll into meatballs and cook in air fryer at 400 for 12-15 minutes, until cooked through. We’ll eat these with sliced carrots and cucumbers.
Friday: Cashew Crusted Chicken Tenders with Green Beans
Throw some cashews (plain, no sugar cashews) in the food processor or blender until they’re a crumb-like texture. Season cashews with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and a drizzle of olive oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper then dredge in beaten egg, then cashew mixture. Cook in air fryer at 400 for about 20 minutes.
Saute green beans in olive oil for about 5-6 minutes. Add sliced garlic, salt, pepper and oregano and continue cooking for about 1-2 minutes. Add sliced almonds and toss to combine, cooking for another minute of two. I like to sprinkle some red pepper flakes on top when finished.
Saturday: CHEAT MEAL!!!
I don’t even know what I’m going to have for my cheat meal yet this week, but I can tell you, it’s gonna be goooooood!
Allright, wish me luck y’all! If you’re looking for a dairy-free, gluten-free menu, this is for you! You can also prep a lot of these meals so cooking dinner ends up being under 30 minutes – I know we all love that!
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