The Gladiator’s Guide to Eating Yummy Yet Battle-Ready Fuel!

Listen up, because I’m about to drop a missile of truth into the flabby lap of society’s diet culture! This isn’t your typical health guru mantra, this is the real deal – the Slay Fitness blueprint to eating not just healthy, but yummy. That’s right, I said yummy. Because let’s face it, life’s too short for tasteless chicken and soggy broccoli.

First off, toss out the idea that eating healthy is boring. It’s a myth, perpetuated by those who can’t season for sh*t. You want to eat like a champion? Learn to use spices like they’re your arsenal. They’re calorie-free, loaded with health benefits, and they turn a bland meal into a feast for the senses.

Now, when you hear “healthy,” you might be thinking salads, right? Wrong. You’re not a rabbit. A true warrior’s plate has balance. Here’s how to do it right:

1. Protein is king. Treat it with respect. Chicken, beef, fish, tofu for the plant-eaters out there – these are your building blocks. Grill it, sear it, marinate it. Make it so good that each bite feels like victory.

2. Carbs aren’t the enemy – bad carbs are. Choose complex carbs like sweet potatoes, quinoa, or brown rice. They’re the fuel for your empire-building and they don’t spike your blood sugar like the white, refined crap.

3. Fats are your friends. Not the trans-fat nonsense, but the good stuff – avocados, nuts, olive oil. These are the fats that keep your brain sharp and your enemies sharper.

4. Veggies – eat them like your life depends on it, because guess what? It does. But stop steaming them to death! Roast them with garlic and olive oil or flash-fry them in a hot pan to keep the nutrients and the crunch.

5. Snacks. Don’t reach for chips or sugar-loaded bars. Grab a handful of almonds, a piece of fruit, or even dark chocolate with a high cocoa content. That’s right, chocolate. In moderation, it’s a powerhouse.

Here’s the real secret: consistency. You can’t eat like a king one day and a pauper the next. Develop a routine. The greats of history didn’t conquer the world with erratic habits; they had discipline.

And for those times when temptation kicks in, remember this: what you want now is nowhere near as sweet as what you’re hustling for. Whether it’s that shredded physique or the mountain of energy you need to crush your goals.

Listen, eating yummy but healthy isn’t just a strategy; it’s a statement. It says to the world that you respect your body, your goals, and your future.

You can have your cake and eat it too – just make sure that cake is made with ingredients that can spell the difference between a champion and an also-ran. So, go ahead, eat like you’re meant to win. Because at the end of the day, you’re not just what you eat – you’re what you repeatedly do. Turn your meals into fuel, your discipline into habit, and your body into an unbreakable fortress.

Bon appetit, warriors.

Things on the top of my yummy but healthy craving list

Cilantro chicken salad

* 1 Recipe Cilantro Lime Chicken
* 1 large head romaine lettuce, chopped
* 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered (or 2 roma tomatoes, chopped)
* 1 cup black beans drained and rinsed
* corn from 2 ears sweet corn (raw)
* 1/2 cup finely grated sharp cheddar cheese or more to taste
* 2 avocados, chopped
* Tortilla Chips, slightly crushed or tortilla strips to taste (the more the better!)
* 1/4 cup ketchup
* 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
* 3 tablespoons sugar more or less to taste (start with less)
* 1/4 cup mayonnaise
* 1/4 cup sour cream (may sub yogurt)
* 1 tablespoons reserved Cilantro Lime Marinade (in directions)


* Prepare Cilantro Lime Chicken according to directions, reserving 1 tablespoon marinade for dressing. Slice or chop cooked chicken.
* Meanwhile, whisk together all of the Dressing ingredients in a medium bowl, including the 1 tablespoon reserved Cilantro Lime Marinade. Store in the refrigerator. Best if chilled at least 30 minutes. May keep in an airtight container up to 7 days.
* To assemble, add the Salad Ingredients to a large bowl and toss to combine. Drizzle individual servings with desired amount of dressing. Season with additional salt, pepper, hot sauce and/or lime juice to taste.

Tea party sandwich recipe

Easy Vegetarian Tea Sandwich

1 cup Cabbage, purple
1 cup Carrots
1 Herbs – mint

1/2 cup Avocado cilantro dressing, green

Baking & spices
1 Black pepper
1 Salt

Bread & baked goods
12 slices Wholegrain bread

1 1/2 cup Yogurt

How to make it

Step 1 – Gather the ingredients. Shred the veggies. Strain the yogurt. Prep the green spread in your mixer. You could trim the edges of the bread if you like or use the whole slice bread.

Step 2 – Take two separate bowls and mix the yogurt with carrots and purple cabbage respectively. Add salt and black pepper.

Step 3 – Take four slices for each sandwich. Spread a layer of carrots on one. Purple cabbage on the second and the green chutney on the third. If you are adding herbs to your sandwich add them at this point.

Step 4 – Stack them one above the other and then cut the sandwich diagonally to give you two sandwiches. If you want the sandwiches to be smaller you could cut the sandwich one more time diagonally to get four smaller bite-size sandwiches. 

Serve in a platter or plate. Relish these delicious bites. 

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Cilantro chicken salad

Source: Carlsbad cravings

Tea party sandwich

Source: The belly rules the mind

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