Fit Men Cook Off - Celebrity Edition

Robert Irvine and Kevin Alexander challenge you to create your own healthy recipe for outdoor eats.
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And The Winners Are...

From Chef Irvine

I'm not sure who had the harder challenge; the entrants having to create a recipe using my list of ingredients or me having to select a winner from so many amazing entries. I enjoyed reviewing the entries. There were a few entries I'd like to mention and encourage everybody to check out. The pizza submitted by cookeatlift was one of the more creative submissions. I love meatloaf and was impressed by indyred73's submission. And, although there weren't many, I have to commend chefblandy and pratchayab on their tofu submissions. Great job to all those who submitted entries, now, for your next challenge, enjoy the recipes submitted by others!

Grand Prize:

I selected the turkey muffin entry from healthnutlife as the grand prize winner because of his entry's creativeness—he's right, who doesn't love a muffin—and, because of it's portability; don't forget that part of the challenge was to create a picnic style recipe. He also used all of the ingredients and earned bonus points for the protein chips, a great way to up the protein and add a nice crunch to the dish.

Second Place:

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For second place, I selected the Sriracha Turkey Polenta Sliders by food4fuel_fit4life. She kept it simple and portable. These sliders would make a great addition at your next picnic or bbq.

From Kevin:

It is challenging to think about (white) fish at a picnic, particularly when you're accustomed to burgers, grilled meats and sausages/hot dogs. So, I was very impressed this year by the thoughtfulness of all the entries. From crusted fish to stuffed peppers to chips to burgers and everything in between, you really brought your A-games when it came to creativity, macronutrients and practicality. My expectantly easy task of selecting a winner became a MUCH harder one!

Grand Prize:

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I gotta admit, I was not expecting this! I was completely blown away by the creativity that I had to re-read the description to ensure I was reading it correctly. FACT: You can't have a picnic without chips! But, what about chips made with some powerful foods—kale, quinoa and almonds?! Then, take those chips and enjoy them with ceviche and you literally have a guilt-free meal that will give you gainz for days!

I thought this was a genius, healthy spin on a popular Latin American dish. The chip batter sounds pretty versatile as well and may even be used to make tostadas or even to "faux-fry" pieces of chicken breasts, almost like baked "fried" chicken tenders. And in terms of ceviche, well, there's nothing like beating the heat with chilled ceviche! The only thing your picnic will be missing is a little salsa—or bachata—music to get the party going. Well done!

Second Place:

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And what is a picnic without a burger? It's really just called eating outside! What I liked about this recipe is its "meal prep-ability." Pre-making your burgers before heading to a picnic is a good idea when you have hungry guests waiting. Plus, since the patties are made with softer ingredients, opting to bake them in the oven first to make sure they are firm is wise. That way, you can toss them on the grill for a few minutes once you get to your picnic so that way you can enjoy the smoky flavors that we all look forward to from grilling.

From a meal prep standpoint, imagine making a huge bowl of the "burger" batter—quinoa, fish (flounder), seeds, etc.—forming the patties, baking them in the oven and literally in less than 1 hour, you have fully loaded quinoa-kale-fish patties to enjoy throughout the week. Doesn't get any better than that. Boom.

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Fit Men Cook Logo Robert Irvine and Kevin Alexander
Robert Irvine

Celebrity Chef's Ingredient List

1

Protein: Ground turkey (vegan - tofu)

2

Carb: Polenta

3

Fat: Grapeseed oil

4

Vegetable: Asparagus

5

The Kicker: Sriracha

Kevin Alexander

Fit Men Cook's Ingredient List

1

Protein: White fish (vegan - tempeh)

2

Carb: Quinoa

3

Fat: Natural nuts or seeds

4

Vegetable: Kale

5

The Kicker: Jalapeño pepper

What Could You Win?

Prizes

Prizes

2 Grand Prizes Worth $545 Each (1 winner for each ingredient list)

  • 11-Piece Anolon Umber Cook Set
  • 1 Wüsthof Cooking Knife
  • 1 Bodybuilding.com Supplement Stack
  • 1 T-Shirt from Robert or Kevin

2 Second-Place Prizes Worth $175 Each (1 winner for each ingredient list)

  • 2 Anolon Umber Skillets
  • 1 Wüsthof Cooking Knife
  • 1 T-Shirt from Robert or Kevin

10 Runners-Up Will Have Their Recipes Featured in a Bodybuilding.com Article

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