I don’t talk about it much but I used to be overweight. That’s part of what got me into running in the first place. I was looking for a way to drop weight and stay healthy. And while I won’t every say that running is a not a key part of that, nutrition is actually the bigger factor. Without proper nutrition, you won’t be able to reach your goals whether that means running or dropping fat. That’s why, for the next few posts, I’d like to share some of my best Paleo recipes. I love this recipe because skirt steaks are cheap and easy to find at most grocery stores. The other great thing about this recipe is that the clean up is super easy.
Here’s what you need for the steak:
- 2,5 pounds skirt steaks
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp ground coffee (optional)
- 1/2 tbsp paprika
- lime zest from one lime
- sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
And for the salsa:
- 3 diced mangoes
- 1 diced bell pepper
- 1/2 red onion, also
- diced jalapeno pepper
- seeded and minced
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
A lot of this you may already have on hand but if you don’t, I recommend buying a bunch at once and making some bigger batches.
Here’s how to make it:
1. First, you have to preheat the grill to high. One of the mistakes you can make is to place the meat on a not-so-hot grill.
2.Then, mix the chili powder with the ground coffee, paprika, and the lime zest. Season the mix with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper according to your preferences. Rub the steaks with the resulting mixture and let it rest for 20 minutes.
3. As for the mango salsa, mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, and let them sit.
4. Grill the steaks for about 5 or 6 minutes on each side. You can change the amount of time according to how done you want them to be.
5. After they are done, let them rest for 5 minutes before you slice.
There you have it. Bon appetite! It tastes delicious, and the flavors will simply blow up in your mouth. I am fairly confident that you will fall in love with this recipe just as I have.
The reason this paleo recipe is recommended for running is that it gives you that satiated feeling without causing that bloated sensation. The last thing you need when you go jogging is to have a stomach-related discomfort.
I love recipes for the grill because the prep time is quick (you can knock this one out within 30 minutes) and the clean up is pretty quick too. I always recommend that you soak the grill and other dishes while you’re eating. That way, when it comes time clean up, nothing is stuck on and the whole process is quick and painless- which is how cleaning should be!
Let me know what you think!