Kids were running wild while I made Low carb Chicken Burritos

Freddie is out of town this week so it is just me and the kids finish this last week of school before the summer vacation kicks in. With no homework and mild summer afternoons the kids are running wild on the block just the way it should be when you are young.

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So after I’ve manage to track them down (thank god for cell phones) we enjoyed some Chicken Burritos before it was time to call it a day.

Burrito Wrap (made 2 servings)

1 egg

2 tbs Psyllium Husk

1 deciliter Unmodified potato starch

1 deciliter milk

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 deciliter grated cheese

salt

Mix all the ingredients together and let it “rest” for 5-10 minutes so it becomes a thick paste before it is spread out on top of parchment paper and bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes at 350 F.

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I used 2 chicken tender that I chopped into small pieces and marinated in a homemade taco rub….

a splash of Unflavored coconut Oil

Coriander

Cumin

Paprika powder

Oregano

Chopped garlic

Salt and pepper

…before I threw it on the grill

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I am going to admit that I was a little lazy yesterday and had bought spicy guacamole from whole foods that I think is amazing that I added together with some spinach, cheese, cucumber, tomato and onion.

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Hickory BBQ salmon with Horseradish infused vegetables

This spring has been crazy hectic but yet full of fun and excitements but one thing that has been suffering is how I eat. I normally don’t eat anything with sugar or any vegetables that grows from under ground. The thing is that with all the guest we have had I have indulged in Swedish chocolate, homemade cinnamon rolls and much more that my body don’t do so well with (nor my weight). Anyhow now it’s time to clean up and get back on track so tonight I made an amazing salmon on the grill that for sure will enjoy more than once this summer.

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 Before I got started I soaked the hickory smoked wood chips in water and started the grill and was letting the chips get real hot so they would emit as much flavor as possible.

 

1 pound of salmon

salt and lemon pepper

 

Vegetables

Asparagus

Zucchini

Red onion

Red bell pepper

 

1 tablespoon of horseradish

2-3 tablespoons of butter.

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Chop up the vegetables and melt the butter together with the horseradish and mix in a little salt and pepper. Brush the vegetables with the mix and grill together with the salmon.

 

Shrimp and fish roe farrago

1/2-1 cup of sour cream

1 crushed garlic clove

Dill

Fish Roe (I get this at my local sushi joint)

10-15 Shrimps

1 Red chili

Salt and white pepper

 

Mix all the ingredients together and let it “rest” in the fridge for half hour to an hour…Enjoy

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I can be your fairy godmother!

The person who knows your body the best will always be yourself and therefore I think it is important to communicate with my clients to meet their requests. So this sunny Wednesday morning with me as their fairy godmother their wish was about to come true…

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…but not until I had tried the intensity of the workout myself 😉

The first circuit was just for warming up and making the heart pound a few extra beats before getting into the fun part. We did it twice through with 30 sec plank to push up and 30 sec plank followed by 10 push ups.

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With that done we did a variation between a wood chop and russian twist apparently called “crazy Ivan”. Sitting down with the feet either on the floor or off the floor depending on the desired intensity lifting a medicine ball from one hip up through to the opposite side. This should be a challenging move and it may not be the core that gives in first as the shoulder has to do a fair bit of work as well.

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To finish this series off we did another variation of burpees but instead of a push up we twisted both knee to the opposite elbow before we jumped back up into a squat jump. And I can promise after two sets the warm up was completed.

icon Giving the abs a small rest we got into the lats. I have a few goals of my own in mind this spring and being able to do pull ups is one of them. For some reason I am really weak or my body is to heavy for my arms, you choose which one you think it is…haha

So first out was cable pulldown, this is not a favorite move of mind but like I always say you will seldom like anything you’re not good at so you just hang in there and keep pushing.

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Next up was TRX “lateral trunk twist”, this move will not only work the lats but also the shoulders and biceps. Hold on to one strap, reach for the floor behind you and pull yourself up and reach along the strap.

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At this point I had a nice burn going and with one more exercise before the grand finale it had to be single arm rows.

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And here they were, the pull ups! I am not ready to do it without assistance and the first couple of reps felt so easy but coming into the last few I had the shiver!

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I did said I was the fairy godmother today and I didn’t want to disappoint nobody so we went back to the old TRX to hit the core. The first exercise was really two in one, almost like a bargain, right! Put the feet through the straps in a push up position, pull your knees in to your chest and out again. From there you will pike your hips up into the air as high as your can using your abs…that is one rep. Normally your abs should be burning by 10 but if not by all means keep on going to 15 or 20, it’s your choice and it’s your workout 😉

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With the rectus abdominis out of the way next up was to hit the obliques. This move can be done from the floor as a regular “spiderman” or with one foot through the strap and the other one reaching for the shoulder and back into a plank position without the foot touching the floor. Again it is not only the core that is working, it is a lot of tension on the shoulders as well.

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Someone recently told me the summer is around the corner although I have a hard time believing them but one thing I know is that few of us likes that “muffin top” sticking out. This is a great move to work on the love handles. Again, you can make it easier by keeping your feet on the floor but using the TRX, creating an unstable environment will make you recruit more muscles to stabilize the entire exercise. You can stay here or you can shoot the hip up in the air pretending you are rolling a ball underneath you to take it to the next level…

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Quesadillas and a margarita…you gotta love the summer!

I guess you figured out by know that I love my food and sometimes my old favorites comes sneaking up on me! This is when I try to come up with substitute for things I try to stay away from like gluten and dairy. So yesterday when Freddie suggested that we should make quesadillas on the grill my mouth stated watering and my brain started working and this is what I came up with…

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Tortilla bread

2 Egg

less than 1/2 cup (1 dl) psyllium husk (whole flakes)

1 cup (2 dl) water

salt

pepper

cayenne pepper

garlic powder

Mix all the ingredients in a mixer and let it stand for 5-10 minutes so the husk swells. Spread out the batter in-between 2 sheets of parchment paper, use your hands to get it evenly spread and place it in the oven for about 5-10 minutes app. 350F/200C.

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I filled the tortilla with Gouda Cheese (goat cheese has no lactose in it), shrimps, tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, salt and pepper.

I grilled my quesadillas for a few minutes on each side and served it with a margarita light (no sugar or calories)…I guess if you are choosing from two evil, go for the less evil because this really made my day 😉

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