Healthy Recipe For Crunchy Smoky Cucumber Salad
So I just got done listening to a super smart guy in the Health Industry… Dr. Jose Antonio and he spoke about how beneficial it is to eat protein, and thank God because I love me some chicken, fish, turkey, eggs. And even though protein not only helps you gain lean muscle and helps you burn calories just in the process of digestion, I like to sometimes (maybe once a week), cut back on the protein intake for a meal or two and just give digestion a break. So I am loving coming up with great Veggie Dishes for My Meatless Mondays on My Facebook Page.
Last week I posted a great one on a Cucumber Salsa, that a ton of people already tried. If you didn’t get it, its on My Pinterest Board. So I am in the cucumber mood because they all look so beautiful at the grocery store and they are so refreshing to eat right now here in the crazy hot South Florida weather.
Todays recipe is going to sound strange but you have to try it, its delicious and super easy to make. I ate it over greens for one meal and served it with shrimp another day. The shrimp day was deelish!
You know what this would be good with??? My Spinach Pear Salad from My Eat To Be Fit Healthy Recipes Book. Its so good and the rosemary vinaigrette is delicious. I bet if you added this Cucumber Salad to it, it would make it even yummier.
Before I give you the recipe, I just want to give you some tips that will help you if you are trying to lose weight, get leaner, get more definition, feel more energy, get healthier, and more toned.
Because it’s not just about cooking even though it’s a big part of it.
I have found that a lot of people are “STUCK” with their weight loss because they are eating some of the wrong foods.
So I have to make sure you are not eating one or more of foods on this list. Because if you are, it can be completely SABOTAGING your results. Yes, it can totally be true that you can be working your butt off at the gym 6 days a week, eating super healthy (as you think), but if you are eating one or more of these foods, you will NOT BE ABLE TO LOSE WEIGHT. The reason is because these foods though some may think are healthy or not so bad, are actually very inflammatory.
Inflammation in the digestive track makes it incredibly hard if not impossible to burn fat. So in order to be able to burn fat so you can lose weight effectively, its crucial that you take these foods out of your diet.
This is so important and makes such a huge impact on your results that I decided to compile these foods into a PDF for you. So go to the following link where you can download this information for free. I also added a list of 5 Foods that are NECESSARY for you to include in your diet if you want to LOSE WEIGHT and GET TONED. Foods that you should eat daily!
I also took the liberty to share with you a short video of my favorite 5 ABS EXERCISES. The ones that have gotten me ABS after having 2 kids (daughter is 15 months) and I never had them before. Here is the link so you can download the PDF and get the VIDEO. Start applying it right now. Take those 5 foods out of your KITCHEN immediately! LINK TO PDF & VIDEO
How do you fix it?
Be CONSISTENT with your PLAN and be SYSTEMIC & STRATEGIC about it. If you do, you will be finally able to say “It’s a LIFESTYLE”. Because when it really is a “lifestyle”, your body and life reflect it.
Does your body and life reflect it?
You probably know what to do, you just haven’t been STRATEGIC about it. Or maybe the plan isn’t good so you haven’t been able to stick to it. Or you haven’t found the right strategy to incorporate this into your life. But once you do, your life will change forever. You will live in a “HAPPY PLACE”. You will finally achieve your goals, and you will be able to LIVE THERE, forever……. no more yo-yoing!
I talk to you about my BeFit Moms Meal Plan all the time. The reason I do so is because I know how important it is to have a PLAN, a GOOD plan. I know that if I can get you to FOLLOW “My Plan” for a long enough time…… and you become SYSTEMIC about it, then you will learn how to do it yourself. You will be in the habit of doing it and you will finally be able to be CONSISTENT.
And heck, you know whats going to happen in the meantime?
You will have gotten to where you wan to be. Without “Dieting”, without “Overexercising”, without a new “Gadget” or “Diet”, or “Massage” or “Class”.
Here is what you will get in the BeFit Moms Meal Plan:
- Weekly Meal Plans (Breakfast, Mid-Morning Snack, Lunch, Mid-Afternoon Snack, Dinner).
- Recipes to all the meals.
- Tons of different snacks so you have options to choose from.
- Shopping Lists (divided and organized by sections to speed your time at the store).
- Weight Training Workouts.
- Cardio Workouts.
Here is what you will get from the BeFit Moms Meal Plan:
- You will see what a good meal plan looks like.
- You will learn what foods are optimal for fat burning.
- You will learn to strategize how you cook.
- You will actually enjoy what you eat and not feel like your “dieting”.
- Your kids and husband will get healthier.
- Your family will enjoy the meals.
- You will get in the habit of planning and cooking.
- You will save time.
- You will get results.
- You will maintain your results.
It’s life changing!
I started doing this years ago and its how I went from feeling like I was Dieting all the time and not able to maintain that level of commitment and not seeing great results. To being in the best shape of my life, not feeling like I’m ever dieting, enjoying every meal, not feeling deprived and loving it.
I’m serious, it’s life changing. And though you may know what to do, its different following a plan and having the accountability. So I hope you splurge on yourself and your family and try it for a few months. You’re going to love it. Here is the link to get your first set of MEAL PLANS.
There is another great healthy recipe for Shrimp on My Pinterest Boards, its a delicious and super refreshing Fruity Quinoa Salad with veggies and shrimp. You have to try it. If you are NOT FOLLOWING: My Pinterest Boards, make sure you go there now and then click “FOLLOW“. This way you can get all my healthy recipes.
Ok now before I give you this delicious recipe that you can make in minutes, I want you to check out this weeks Fat Burning Workout. If you are reading this post its because you like things that take very little time because you are BUSY. So if you are, you will LOVE this super QUICK FAT BURNING WORKOUT that is on My YouTube Channel.
By the way, thanks for all the COMMENTS lately on My YouTube Channel. I love interacting with you girls and hearing your questions. Got lots of questions on the Tone The Thighs Workout.
Enjoy this one, its easy and healthy.
Here it goes……
Crunchy Smokey Cucumber Salad
Healthy Recipe For Crunchy Smoky Cucumber Salad
- 2 English Cucumber, chopped
- 4 scallions, chopped
- 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1 tbsp EVOO
- 1/4 cup cashews, chopped
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl and chill.
- Serve over greens or serve any kind of protein on top or over any kind of protein.
Do you have any other ideas on how we can make a salad like this one? Let me know what ideas you have? Do you ever eat cucumbers by themselves? What snack can you make with cucumbers?
I always say that PLANNING is the key to FITNESS SUCCESS.
But I know that it’s time consuming.
I also know that you are not sure exactly how to pair foods together to make them FAT BURNING.
I also know that it sucks to eat the same thing all the time and that when you do, it makes you feel like you are DIETING.
And that makes you at one point fall off the wagon and end up eating like crap for God knows how long.
That’s why its so hard to lose the weight.
I know that its hard to eat healthy CONSISTENTLY when you don’t enjoy the food because it’s bland and boring.
I know that you probably feel hungry a lot because you think NOT EATING is the solution.
Would it make it EASIER for you if I have you a meal plan for the ENTIRE MONTH?
Let me help you, click on the following link to download for FREE my MMF 30-Day Fat Loss Meal Plan Calendar.
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I can send you My MMF Weeknight Meals E-Book. At least with this I can be helping you cut out the meal planning time, the searching for healthy recipes, the shopping lists. I tell you how to prepare extra food to have easy left over meals on other days and I give you 30 minute workouts 3 times a week that will help you get super effective fat blasting workouts in just 30 minutes 3 times a week.This is for those people that don’t have a lot of time, don’t want to feel like they are dieting, but also want to lose weight, eat healthier, have their family eat healthier and do it in the least amount of time possible.
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