Almond Crusted Walleye Pike & Asparagus

The meal below has no starchy carbohydrates, making it excellent for dinner or after cardio. Starchy carbohydrates, e.g., rice, noodles, potatoes, etc, are sought out by the body during times of activity. But when the body is less active or inactive than, say, when you’re exercising, it is wise to cut out what you don’t need — starches. As a general rule, starchy carbohydrates in the evening, when most people have dinner,  can be counterproductive to fat reduction or maintenance of a healthy body fat percentage. And, post-cardio, starchy carbs are not needed for replenishment (unless your cardio session was a long duration, 50 minutes +, or high intensity).

Pike fish is a great source of protein and is low in fat. Eat with asparagus or another vegetable, and you’ll have a fat-burning mix! Below is a recipe to add to your home cooking repertoire.
 

Ingredients

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Directions for Fish

  1. Preheat a skillet on medium heat.
  2. Coat skillet with 1-2 tbsp of palm oil.
  3. In a pie dish, add almond meal, sea salt, and pepper to your liking.
  4. Coat fish with almond meal breading.
  5. Pre-heat skillet; add in fillets.
  6. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side.

Directions for Asparagus

  1. Preheat a second skillet.
  2. Coat with 1-2 tbsp almond oil.
  3. Add asparagus to skillet.
  4. Season with sea salt and pepper.
  5. Cover and cook over medium heat until sizzling, then reduce heat to low until asparagus is tender, not mushy. This takes approximately 12-20 minutes.
  6. Squeeze lemon juice over both fish and asparagus when done.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories: 1,202
Total Fat: 86g
Total Carbs: 33g
Protein: 87g
 
Recipe courtesy of Bodybuilding.com
 

 

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