Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Champion Performance Recipe of the Week - The Best Two Ingredient Recipes, Part I

You're training hard, your diet is lean and mean, you're dedicated and focused, and you probably don't have much time for food prep. It's likely that due to said lack of time, you're eating a lot of chicken - plain, boring chicken. There's a better way - a tastier way, that won't derail your hard work and discipline. And it's simple. Two ingredient simple. Seriously. Dig out your crockpots, boys and girls, and prepare to enjoy your fuel.

Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing with you my favorite 2 ingredient recipes. Each will offer you the protein you need, and the flavor you crave, plus options for 'add-ins'. Here are today's...

Slow Cooker Pork Verde
by Chelle Stafford
Makes 12 servings

3 lb lean pork roast (like tenderloin or as lean as you can find)
1 jar Salsa Verde (24 oz) (look for low sodium, low sugar)

For convenience, use a Reynolds Slow Cooker Liner .
Place roast in slow-cooker, add 1/2 jar of salsa verde.
Cook on high 4-6 hours, or until meat shreds easily with a fork.
Drain liquid, remove roast to a shallow dish and shred.
Add remaining 1/2 jar of salsa verde, mix well.

TIPS: Serve over a bed of chopped cabbage, cilantro, romaine & carrots! (as pictured). Swap the Salsa Verde with another salsa of choice... chunky spicy, smoky chipotle, whatever you like!
Add carbs? Try my Baked Salty & Sweet Potatoes. View Recipe

Pork Verde: 156 calories, 26 g protein, 4 g carbs, 3 g fat.

EASY Chicken Parmesan
by Chelle Stafford
Serves 1

4 oz Chicken Breast
1/2 cup Newman's Own Sockarooni Sauce (or other clean marinara)

Spray a small baking dish with cooking oil.
Pour 2 Tbsp sauce into dish.
Place chicken in pan on top of sauce.
Top with 2 Tbsp sauce.
Bake 10 minutes, add remaining sauce, and continue to bake until cooked through or internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

TIPS: Sprinkle on a bit of fresh Parmesan!

per serving: 195 calories, 27grams protein, 12 grams carbs, 4 grams fat, 1 gram fiber.

Chelle's Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, Raw
2 cups clean, low-or no-sugar bbq sauce

Put meat in the crockpot, add 1 cup of bbq sauce, and cook on low about 4 hours. Once meat is cooked, drain off the liquid, then add the 2nd cup of sauce. Allow to cook for another 20 minutes.

NUTRITION: the nutritional info will vary depending on the type of chicken you use (breast, thigh, leg, etc), and the sauce you choose.

More 2-Ingredient Recipes coming next week!! 

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