One bite of my Brazilian Beef & Plantain Bowl (with egg, honey and toasted coconut) and you’ll happily say “Tchau” to a tower of pancakes, waffles or buttered toast in the morning! Loaded with protein, quality complex carbohydrates, iron, potassium and other essential nutrients, this easy breakfast made with leftover steak will fuel you for a full morning of demanding activities! The flavor combination may sound weird, but trust me, it’s so delicious! Pra caramba!
The protein in the recipes is a combination of 3-oz. left over lean steak (like top sirloin, strip, tenderloin, flat iron, etc.) and a single, sunny-side up egg. Along with a little bit from the plantain, you’re getting about 28 grams of protein with this meal – the ideal amount to consume in a single sitting.
It’s the perfect morning meal for a Protein Challenge! Each day is a new start, so beat yourself up if your diet wan’t exactly “on point” yesterday — you get a new chance to eat well today!
I always feel best when I’m eating 25g – 30g protein evenly spaced at each meal. Plus, it helps prevent snacking!
If you’re not familiar with plantains, you can typically find them in most grocery stores in the “exotic produce” area. This “vegetable-banana” is a less sweet and a little more starchy tasting than a regular banana – but so yummy when baked, microwaved or sautéed! They are a common ingredient in the cuisine of Mexico and Central / South America and in Brazil go by their Portuguese name of “banana-da-terra.”
Oh, and now for something crazy beef & bananas that isn’t actually food! It’s me planking until failure the other day before teaching a Grilling 101 class at the Texas Beef Council.
#ShutThePlankUp Listen as I ramble off 5:42 minutes of random #plank hashtags while waiting for steaks to grill. It’s sponataneous silly core #workout and I’m a special kind of #cray passed my goal of 5 min. My elbows were screaming uncle. Darn, had to snip out lots of good ones fit in 60 sec IG limit . . . #ohyesidid #plankchallenge #plankcrazy #plankful #plankapalooza #beeflovingplanker #instaplanker #theplanktank #dothehankyplanky #fitlife #fitfam #fitfluential #sweatpink #inspiringfitness #fitspo #keepingfitfun #spartan #crossfit #yoga #core #stronggirls #sundayfunday #beefstrong #fueledbybeef @beef @beeflovingtexans @fitfluential #funnyvideo
I’ll teaching a class on “Empowered Meal Prep – Protein for Fitness” at the Pinner’s Conference in Dallas on Sept 9 & 10th. I’ll be sharing this Brazilian Beef & Plantain Breakfast Bowl along with a delicious Molasses & Pepper Flat Iron Steak recipe and Super Iron-Boosting Steak Spinach Salad. Sign up for my class, I’ll also have beef swag and lots of tasty samples! Use the discount code FITFORK at online registration to save 10% on the very reasonable cost that allows you access to 100+ classes on food, fitness, crafts, home décor and more! Or, if you just want General Admission to shop and see the sights (no classes), you can get a free pass ($7 at door) using FREESHOPPING. RESISTER HERE
Have you ever used plantains in a recipe? Do you have a planking hashtag for me? Are you watching the Summer Olympics? What has your favorite moment been so far? Please share in comments, XOXO – Jennifer