By Debra Soufleris, B.S., DTR
The end of summer always comes way sooner than we would like it to. Thankfully we get to end it with Labor Day–a three day weekend that allows us one last celebration before the cold weather sets in. This is a great excuse to serve up some mouth-watering BBQ treats and grilled veggies. Of course the faster and healthier these recipes are the better! In this article are two picnic friendly recipes that you can make in 25 minutes or less. If you use Trifecta Nutrition’s a la carte meals, you will save yourself even more time. Cooked with veggies, lean proteins, and wholesome ingredients, these recipes are so tasty you won’t even know you’re eating super healthy!
Subbing Trifecta meal delivery boxes for other meats and vegetables you would usually use is a fantastic way to speed up your cooking process. It’s also a simple way to ensure you are getting the highest quality foods. Trifecta Nutrition reviews their produce and meats to make sure they are sourcing only organic, non-GMO ingredients that meet the requirements of Animal Welfare level 5. Using Trifecta Nutrition is encouraged in these recipes because it makes healthy living easy and efficient.
This first recipe cooks shrimp, peppers, and onions in foil for a savory blend, bursting with flavor. Cooking the fajitas in aluminum foil locks in the juices, making them extra satisfying and delicious. It also enables you to easily throw them on the grill or cook them in the oven, depending on what you prefer. Everything cooks together all at once, so you don’t have to worry about any of the ingredients overcooking before others are ready. When the shrimp and veggies have finished cooking, you can divide them up evenly in Mama Lupe Low Carb tortillas and serve them immediately. Mama Lupe Low Carb tortillas are a great tasting, low carb alternative to regular tortillas. Other alternatives are lettuce wraps or a fresh bed of greens. All of these options are low carb; however, if you are trying to lose weight and meet certain macro requirements, you should see which fits best into your plan after you learn how to count macros to meet your weight loss goals.
|1 ½ Trifecta boxes||Trifecta shrimp (or 1 ½ pounds of regular shrimp peeled and deveined)|
|1||red bell pepper (thinly sliced)|
|1||green bell pepper (thinly sliced)|
|1||onion (thinly sliced)|
|2 tablespoons||avocado oil|
|2 tablespoons||taco seasoning|
|garnish||fresh cilantro leaves|
|6||Mama Lupe Low Carb tortillas|
Preheat your grill on high heat. If you want to cook the fajitas in the oven instead, you can also preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
Per Serving (excluding tortilla): 161 calories; 6 g fat; 10 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein;
This second recipe drizzles coconut oil over a blend of squash and zucchini, frying them until crispy. The fried veggies are then tossed in balsamic vinegar and served. Such a simple recipe—but so delicious! Fried foods often get a bad reputation for being unhealthy and high in carbohydrates. However, these veggies aren’t battered, making them low carb. They are also fried in coconut oil, which has several health benefits for heart health and weight loss. Coconut oil also withstands higher heat than olive oil or canola oil, and as a result, is healthier to cook with. In the end, this fried treat ends up only being 52 calories per serving. It is great as an appetizer or a side dish.
|1 tablespoon||coconut oil|
|2 cups||Trifecta Nutrition squash (half of a Trifecta box)|
|2 cups||Trifecta Nutrition zucchini (half of a Trifecta box)|
|2 tablespoons||balsamic vinegar|
Per Serving: 52 calories; 4 g fat; 6.2 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein.
Hope you enjoyed these two picnic-friendly recipes to spice up your Labor Day! Healthy and delicious and super easy to make—thanks to Trifecta Meal delivery. You can’t go wrong making these for your friends and family.