When you're eating a lot of lean protein, keeping things interesting is a challenge. Since becoming the chicken breast whisperer, I've been on a quest to liven things up, without salt. Sometimes, it's hard to stay inspired and interested.
Enter this spice blend - you can sprinkle a bit on your chicken breasts before searing, sprinkle a little over your ground turkey breast and onions . . . it's great with ground lamb, beef, or even a new-to-me fav, buffalo (try making meatballs, or kofta). Think garlic, olive oil, onions and this . . . serve over rice with veg on the side and you have a quick and easy Middle Eastern meal.
- 5 T. ground allspice
- 3.5 T. black pepper
- 3.5 T. ground cinnamon
- 5 T. ground cloves
- 4 T. ground nutmeg
- 4 T. ground fenugreek
- 4 T. ground ginger
- Mix all the spices thoroughly and store in an airtight container.
I browned up a pound of ground turkey breast, added chopped onion and about a tablespoon of this blend . . . voila! A tasty lean protein source to have on hand for easy meals and snacks. 3-4 oz. of this and a non-starchy vegetable side will keep you full and satisfied for a few hours. Try this ground turkey mix atop mixed lettuces, add a chopped orange and a drizzle of pomegranate vinegar for a super-healthy, protein-packed meal (salads, not just for lunch or dinner anymore!).
Who said eating like a bodybuilder has to be boring?