• Adriana Dos Santos


This is a recipe I saw on Pinterest, but I added my own twist to it. I have been really compelled to eat healthier without feeling like I'm depriving myself of satisfaction. My health objectives include having a flatter stomach, toning my arms and back, but still maintaining my figure. This recipe gave me a great balance of catering to those goals.


Steak and marinade:

  • 1 flank steak

  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped garlic

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne powder

  • 1/2 tablespoon pimento ginger powder

  • salt and pepper to taste

I started out by marinating the flank steak because it would take the longest.

  1. Season the steak with salt, pepper, pimento ginger, and cayenne powder

  2. Add the steak to a ZipLock bag with the soy sauce, garlic, and olive oil

  3. After 2 hours of marinating, add the orange juice to the ZipLock bag, let it sit for at least one more hour.

  1. After draining soy and orange marinade, grill each side on medium-high for 7 minutes minimum; I live in a medium-well house. If you prefer a well done or rare steak, adjust the time for your preferences.

  2. Let the steak sit before cutting it, this prevents all the flavors from escaping too soon.

Garlic Roasted Sweet Potatoes:

  • 2 peeled and cubed sweet potatoes

  • 2 teaspoons garlic

  • 1 teaspoon soul seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons of butter (or olive oil)

  • 1/4 small onion, diced

  • red pepper flakes to taste

  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Wash, peel, and cube the sweet potatoes

  2. Put all the ingredients on a sheet pan with a light drizzle of olive oil and a bit of water to speed up the process.

  3. In an oven at 340º F, let the potatoes bake and toss them every now and then or for about 25-30 minutes.

  4. After the potatoes are tender and golden, take a few knobs of butter (indulge), sprinkle, and put the oven on broil for 5 minutes.

Lemon Lime Cilantro Rice:

  • 3 cups brown rice

  • 3 cups of water

  • 1 cup of low sodium chicken broth

  • 1/2 - 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

  • 1/2 - 1 tablespoon of lime juice

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • salt to taste

This one is simple, I let the rice cooker get the job done while I worked on everything else.

  1. Once the rice was completely cooked, add the olive oil to prevent stickiness and the lemon/lime juices.

  2. After about 5 minutes, or right before serving - add the fresh chopped cilantro.

Green Beans

  • 1 bag of green beans

  • 1/2 an onion chopped

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Let a pot of water come to a rolling boil, with a handful of salt

  2. Add the green beans and cook them for about ten minutes, no more.

  3. While the beans cool in a separate container, saute the chopped onions

  4. Once the onions have caramelized, add the green beans and finish it with any remaining seasonings.

Avocado Cilantro Drizzle

  • 1/4 avocado

  • handful of cilantro leaves

  • 1/2 lemon

  • water

No instructions, just throw it all into a nutri bullet, blender, or your best alternative to get it to a smooth consistency

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