As a college student, I worked as a personal trainer to make ends meet. The large gym where I spent most afternoons and evenings was a very interesting place with its own socio-ecological system…
The front of the gym was inhabited by the membership sales team -with their slicked-back hair, collared shirts and practiced smiles (avoid interaction at all costs, even if it means walking 5 minutes out of your way). The aerobics room was inhabited by the caffeinated group instructors –with their neon spandex, microphone-enhanced voices and boundless energy (don’t get too close or they yell at you to join in). The weight room was inhabited by the tough, muscle guys –with their weight belts, wrist wraps and loud, painful grunts (kinda smells in there). And then there was the big, circular trainer desk inhabited by my fellow blue-pollo-shirt clad trainers –with our big, black training notebooks, stop watches and Tupperware filled with chicken breast and broccoli (we thought we were so cool!)
Back then it seemed like chicken breast and broccoli was the only thing that we told our clients to eat…and the only thing we ate ourselves. Boring! Boring! Boring!
Today I like to find lots of different (read: delicious) ways to serve up protein and fiber. And it rarely involves broccoli – lol! This recipe for Tuna Fried Rice is the perfect example of a tasty, interesting dish that delivers in flavor without adding in carbs or bad fats. Enjoy it guilt free and share it with your favorite personal trainer 🙂
Check out how easy this recipe is to make in the video below…
This version of cauliflower rice is PACKED with protein! Eggs and albacore tuna make this rice the perfect side to your meal when you’re losing weight.
- 1 head cauliflower
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 4 green onions, chopped
- ½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 can albacore tuna, in water
- 2 eggs
- Sea salt and black pepper
- Using a food processor with the grating blade, grate all of the cauliflower.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium. Add the onions and bell peppers, sauté for 3 minutes. Add the tuna and eggs, stir to combine. When the eggs have set, add the grated cauliflower and mix to combine.
- Season the rice mixture with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Enjoy!