Cooking With Sensei - Filet Mignon with Grilled Veggies and Smashed Potatoes

Who’s still pumped for the 90 Day Challenge?! We are! On this week’s episode, we’re going to take a regular meat and potatoes dish and add a tasty and healthy twist. Remember, eating healthy shouldn’t be boring – by cooking clean, concentrating on portion size and choosing the right ingredients, our recipes will be both flavorful and satisfying – so lets, get to it!

Filet Mignon & Grilled Vegetables

Their is no doubt that we are busy people, but that doesn’t mean we can’t cook a healthy tasty meal.

Filet mignon with some delicious mixed veggies. We have some zucchini, fresh squash and some tasty smashed potatoes.  

First let’s start by seasoning the meat with some salt, pepper, and olive oil. Be sure rub it in on both sides and set it off on the side to rest at room temperature.
Next let’s cut up the onions and get those in the sauté pan, while that’s going, start cutting up the zucchini and squash and throw those in with the onions. Now it’s time to get your potatoes in the boiling water so they can cook while we go outside to put the steaks on the grill. As fast as this is happening is as little time as it takes to meal prep. Try to keep you eye on the grill at the same time your working on those veggies.
Once everything is cooked, it’s time to plate in your fancy meal prep containers.

Sensei’s Tips

Tip: Don’t weigh yourself everyday, focus on how you feel.
There is so much more to health than the number that shows up on the scale. Watching the numbers go up and down on a daily basis can do more harm than help.
Here’s a couple of things to keep in mind:
1. Your Body Composition Changes: Your body composition is not the same as your body weight. By participating in regular exercise your body composition changes meaning the ratio of fat to muscle decreases. Essentially, when you’re getting stronger the number on the scale increases. Gains, baby!
2. The Scale Doesn’t Equal Health: A thin person can be more unhealthy as a heavier person (and vice versa). Losing weight is a bi-product of being healthy. Engaging in a  consistent exercise regiment and disciplining yourself to a healthy diet will help you reap the benefits. 
3. There are more effective ways to measure fitness:  Do less minding the scale, you focus on other factors  to clue you in on your progress.  How you sleep at night, how alert you feel when you wake up every day and how your body feels after eating a hearty meal are all key indicators on your fitness journey. Remember that we’re here to feel better not worse! 

Keep grinding and i’ll see you next week! 

Check me out on on IG at @tsmmaglendale  | @chris_iavarone and make sure to tag your healthy meal photos with #My90Day

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