I'm a cardio queen. Spin, kickboxing, Zumba, running. You name it, I'm about it. Cardio burns tons of calories, but I really want to tone up my body. I've changed up my workouts to include weights. Now it's time to work more protein into my diet. After all, protein builds your muscles... and your hair. It's #FitnessFriday *throws confetti* and of course I'm linking up with the awesome Ebony of Longing4Length, and fiercely fabulous Britt of One&20, to share a protein powered grilled Spring meal.
Mesquite Grilled Steak with Sauteed Kale and Lentils
Flank Steak- lean protein
Our hair is made almost entirely of protein. Eating protein feeds your muscles and your hair zinc, iron, and B vitamins to keep your strands strong.
Kale- Dark Leafy Vegetables Super size your green leafy veggies, not your fries. Research has shown that low iron levels play a role in hair loss. Eating dark leafy veggies is one way to increase your iron levels, keep your body feeling energized and your hair follicles healthy.
Spicy seasoning- Flavor without the calories
Mesquite seasoning is delicious, flavorful, and NO calories. You can pick up a pre made blend or make your own. Here's my recipe:
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
3 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp brown sugar
Combine everything in coffee grinder and store in a mason jar.
Lentils- Fiber filler
Protein packed, heart healthy, and chocked full o fiber. Lentils are so super easy to cook and are perfect with nearly any dish. To cook, boil in salted water for 15-20 minutes and drain. Add them to a salad, soup, or saute and your body will thank you!
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