Eating Healthy Never Tasted So Good!
The number one complaint of dieters is the lack of variety and taste usually associated with diet food. Bland, boring foods are especially frustrating for those who enjoy cooking; let’s be honest, tasteless food takes all the fun out of cooking.
Suppose you are looking to shed some extra pounds healthily but fear missing out on the joy of cooking and eating. In that case, we have good news for you, the Ideal Protein diet is all about improving our relationship with food, and it never compromises on taste. That’s why at Revivify Medical Spa, we became and official Ideal Protein Weight Loss clinic. We want for you to enjoy yummy, healthy food guilt-free!
The Ideal Protein protocol makes it easy to stick to your diet. With ready-made snacks and shakes, it takes the stress out of meal prep during the day, but it also includes some delicious home-cooked meals you can share with friends and family, trust us, they will never know your dinner is part of a healthy weight loss plan. In November most of us feel as if we are officially at the end of year holidays. These are the days that are most challenging to consider a weight loss plan. For this reason, we couldn’t let the opportunity to share some fantastic recipes with all the cooks out there who are always looking for new dishes to prepare. These recipes are so delicious you won’t believe they can help you lose weight!
IDEAL PROTEIN BALSAMIC HONEY AND MUSTARD PORK CHOPS
These tasty, juicy balsamic pork chops drizzled with a sweet mustard and berry sauce are quick and easy to make.
Original Recipe: Closet Cooking
1 lb. pork chops
¼ cup Ideal Protein balsamic dressing
¼ cup calorie-free pancake syrup
¼ cup calorie-free blueberry jam
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp Frank’s Red Hot (or to your taste)
1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp parsley, chopped as garnish
Combine the balsamic vinegar, pancake syrup, blueberry jam, hot sauce, mustard, soy sauce, and garlic to make a marinade. Marinate the pork chops for a minimum of 30 mins. For best results, marinate overnight.
In a large pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and cook for 3-5 minutes or until they become lightly golden brown on one side. Turn them and pour the remaining marinade over the pork chops. Cook for another 3-5 minutes or until fully cooked. Allow the sauce to boil and thicken.
Option: If the blueberry jam is not your favorite, you can replace it with another calorie-free fruit spread such as strawberry or raspberry or omit entirely.
SEARED SCALLOPS WITH STEAMED BRUSSEL SPROUT LEAVES
Are you looking for an elegant and sophisticated entrée to impress your date, in-laws, or friends? Then look no further.
8 medium sea scallops (about 1 lb.)
1 lb. brussels sprouts, trimmed
5 tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, plus zest of 1 lemon
4 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 (1½”) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 tbsp. soy sauce
- Insert the tip of a paring knife on the outside of the stem of a Brussel sprout. Twist the sprout around to release its core, discard the cores. Separate the leaves using your fingers, wash, and set aside.
- Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a large non-stick skillet over high heat. Season the scallops with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, flipping once, until browned, 4–6 minutes.
- In a saucepan, bring 4-qt. of salted water to a boil. Cook leaves for 1 minute; drain and transfer to a bowl. Season with the remaining lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Divide scallops and leaves between plates; keep warm. Melt butter in the skillet over medium-high; add the grated ginger and cook for one minute; add the soy sauce and pepper. Spoon sauce over scallops and garnish with lemon zest.
The key to changing our eating habits is to enjoy the foods we eat. The Ideal Protein weight loss protocol lets you enjoy the art of cooking while helping you lose your extra weight for good safely and healthily.
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