This BLT recipe is great for the performance level of the Strength Training Program.
- 3 strips of bacon
- 2 romaine hearts
- 1 Tbs mayo
- 2 slices of tomato
- 2 slices of avocado (optional)
- Over medium-high heat, fry bacon until crispy, about 3 minutes.
- As a base stack romaine hearts together to form a stable sandwich "cup."
- Fill with bacon, mayo, tomato, and avocado. Enjoy!
BLT or BLAT, Pick Your Poison
With the amazing weather this last weekend, I was completely craving a summer classic – a BLT. So in getting really excited for the summer season and all the outdoor activities to come, I’m also really excited for ALL the delicious vegetables that come into season as well!
- Avocado (if you want to BLAT)
Put them all together with God’s gift to the world (bacon) and you have yourself one killer meal.
Chips and Exercise
Potatoes are one thing I like to talk about with people because chips have been completely demonized as junk food. But there are three big rules when it comes to chips:
- Cooked with high-quality oil
Thankfully awareness around inflammatory oils has been coming to light lately and there are more chip options made with coconut or avocado oil instead of vegetable oil. For moderation and timing, potatoes are a simple carbohydrate, which means that it is going to digest and spike and crash your blood sugar quickly. When you exercise, insulin is released and allows your body to use more carbohydrate energy. After exercise, your body can keep absorbing the carbs to refill your energy stores in your muscles.
What that means is that you can eat chips (in moderation, not a whole bag…), but only surrounding exercise so that your body utilizes the simple carbs. So stick to eating them 45 minutes before or after exercise and eat a high-quality brand, like Jackson’s Honest. I like their purple heirloom potato chips because they give you 4 times the antioxidants than are in normal white potatoes. So an extra bonus of reducing oxidative stress in your body while eating chips!