I am sure by now most everyone has heard of the book “Eat This Not That”. In the book, David Zinczenko gives alternatives to unhealthy popular food items. So, I am going to do something similar, but include a recipe from my website, mckinneyfitness.com
Captain Anderson’s has a “Famous” appetizer dish, Grilled Bay Shrimp. They are fabulous and are worth the calories occasionally. But if you want to make a healthy version…
1 ½ lbs large shrimp, heads off shells on
1 Tbsp olive oil & 1 Tbsp coconut oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp Cavender’s seasoning
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oils and allow to get hot, but not smoking. Add shrimp and stir for 2 minutes. Add lemon juice, garlic and Cavender’s. Stir constantly for an additional 3 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through. Remove from heat and stir in the parsley.
Andy’s Flour Power has a delicious French Toast on their menu. For a healthy Scrambled French Toast you can make at home…
4 egg whites plus 1 yolk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp fat free milk
2 slices Ezekial bread, cubed
Whisk together the egg, vanilla, splenda, cinnamon and milk. Add the bread and let soak for 10 minutes-1 hour (the longer the better). Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat then spray with cooking spray. Pour in the French Toast mixture and cook stirring frequently until cooked through and browned. Eat plain or with a little fresh fruit on top.
Firefly has the best sushi in town! I am not one to attempt to make sushi…so save that for the professionals at Firefly. The Heisman is my favorite! They also have a delicious Herbed Salmon. Here is my version…
1 large salmon filet
2 Tbsp Morton’s Nature’s Season
2 Tbsp Herbes de Provence
Olive oil from a Mister
Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray the foil with the mister. Lay the rinsed and dried salmon onto the foil. Squeeze the juice of the lemon over the fish. Sprinkle with both seasonings. Spray the top generously with the olive oil mister. Bake at 425 for about 20-25 minutes. I like it a bit browned around the edges.
And at Saltwater Grill, I always get the Black & White Tuna with a Greek Salad and Green Beans. Let me share my recipe for the VERY BEST and easiest Green Beans on the planet!
Roasted Green Beans & Shallots
1 lb green beans, trimmed
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 shallots, thinly sliced
salt & freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 425. Toss the green beans in a large baking dish with the shallots and oil. Season with salt & pepper. Roast until just cooked through and the beans on top have just started to get brown and crisp, about 15-18 minutes.
It’s nice to go out and splurge sometimes on a delicious dinner out. But remember, when you eat out you get way more calories than if you cook a lower calorie version at home. On the days you know you will be eating out, try to sneak in some exercise. You will feel better and have far less guilt about what you eat.
Also, as important as it is to your health to eat right and exercise, it is equally important to your relationships to spend quality time together. Sit down with your family at meal time and talk about each other’s day. Include your kids when you go out to eat at a restaurant…often parents quit going out to eat when they have kids, but I recommend including them. Teach them how to order their own food and behave with good manners over a nice dinner out.
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