3 Tasty Recipes to Keep you Lean This Summer

Hey Squadies!!
Summer is DEFINITELY in full swing which means it’s even MORE important to bring the lean heat into the kitchen!
Today, I have broken down 3 of my favorite recipes that will have your taste buds popping and your metabolism burning all summer long!
  1. Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers
  2. Low Carb Turkey Carbonara
  3. Fluffy Protein Pancakes

The best news about these recipes? They are PERFECT options for before AND after a quick 30-minute HIIT workout! Before we get to these tasty recipes, I have a BRAND NEW SUMMER LEAN CHALLENGE starting on Monday! It is only $39.99 and you will not only get Lean-credible workouts, but you will also get the 10 most tasty recipes just like these!


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  • You will get emailed your new private session daily, first thing in the morning so you can do the workouts on your own time, with me
  • It is beginner or workout pro-friendly! I do variations throughout every workout!
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With the summer weather, the last thing you want to be doing is spending time inside which is why my 30 Day Lean Challenge has 30-minute workouts that are bodyweight only and can be done ANYWHERE!
  • Vacation✅
  • Backyard ✅
  • At the Cottage ✅
  • On a Roadtrip ✅

When you download the LEANSQUAD App, you will have access to ALL our challenges, On Demand workouts, and recipes JUST like these tasty ones below to keep your body fuelled and a big lean smile on your face! Ok, now let's talk tasty recipes!

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burger

One of my favourite lean refuels out there! Perfect for lunch or dinner after you’ve got that body burning, these Turkey burgers are an awesome way to replenish those glycogen stores and have your feeling satiated all day long!

  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 4 cups frozen spinach, thawed and excess water removed
  • ¼ cup feta cheese*
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 4 whole wheat thin buns**
Optional Toppings
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Tzatziki sauce***
*Use dairy free feta cheese for dairy free option

**Use gluten free thin buns for gluten free option

***Use dairy free tzatziki for dairy free option
  1. Place the turkey, spinach, feta cheese, salt, pepper, garlic, egg and lemon juice in a large bowl. Mix until well combined and shape into 4 patties.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the patties to the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  4. Serve immediately on whole wheat buns topped with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and tzatziki sauce.

Low Carb Turkey Carbonara

I know pasta and “low carb”, typically don’t go hand in hand, but that all changes with Palmini Pasta. Trust me, these Turkey Carbonara is actually LEAN-SANE! This meal is also an AWESOME option for Lean Prep (meal prep) so you can cook it today and have meals for the rest of the week! Efficiency is key during the summer months!

  • skinless, boneless, turkey breast
  • 2 cans palmini pasta (hearts of palm)
  • 10 strips of bacon, diced
  • 1 pint nut milk (i used almond milk)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 whole eggs
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 1 ½ cips ramona cheese (divided)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley to garnish

  1. Rinse and strain 1 can of Palmini pasta. After you have rinsed it, place in bowl and soak in a nut milk. I used almond milk. This helps eliminate any acidity in the Palmini pasta, as well as softening the noodles so they are incredibly leanlicious. Let noodles soak in milk for 20-30 minutes.
  2. While noodles are soaking, heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then prepare turkey breast by adding salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon. Once ready, place on a baking try lined tin foil and olive oil. Place turkey breast on tray and put in oven for 30 minutes or until cooked through (165 degrees is we want the thermometer to read).
  3. In a large saucepan, cook chopped bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 3 to 5 minutes. Leave bacon and bacon fat in pan.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks, eggs, and 1 cup pecorino Romano cheese.
  5. Toss drained Palmini pasta with cooked bacon. Pour egg mixture in, along with a tablespoon of water and toss together with pasta 2 minutes on medium heat.
  6.  Serve hot topped with remaining cheese, salt & ground pepper, and parsley to garnish.

Protein Pancakes

Ok, you might have seen me talk about these Protein Pancakes before, but I had to revisit them because they are simply SO tasty! This is our family’s go-to on a Weekend morning after an AM Lean workout! They are super tasty, super easy to make and really low sugar. They are truly the fluffiest pancakes you will ever try! You’ve GOT to try the Walden Farms Maple syrup . If you want to have a little fun with it, you can mix it up with the toppings!! If you like, you can choose to add any kind of berries or fruits to your pancakes, such as blueberries or strawberries. If you want to stick to the more salty and savory toppings, you can add some healthy nuts and seeds such as walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds. Adding nuts will give you an extra dose of healthy fats and protein!

  1. Place the rolled oats, banana, eggs, whey protein and baking powered into a blender and blend until smooth
  2. Over medium heat, use cooking spray or oil oil to coat a medium saucepan.
  3. Gently pour pancake mix into saucepan to desired pancake size
  4. Wait 1 minute, and place ¼ cup sugar free chocolate chips into top of pancake batter before flipping.
  5. Flip pancake and cook until golden brown.
  6. Remove from heat, plate pancakes and dress with Waldens Sugar Free Maple Syrup

When you make any of these recipes, make sure you tag me on Instagram @leansquad If you are looking for more tasty lean recipes like these, I have my 30 Day Summer Lean Challenge starting on Monday! You will get 10 more tasty recipes when you join plus some fat blasting workouts that are suitable for ANY fitness level! There is no time like today! Let’s do it!

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