Become a Kitchen Bad A** #1

Look for this title anytime you want simple tips to impress your family and satisfy your tummy all while nourishing your body!

Below are a couple simple formulas to step up your protein game and pack that old boring chicken breast with bold new flavor!

Let's talk marinades. There are three components every marinade needs; Acid (this helps break down the protein and tenderize your meat or seafood), Fat (a small amount of fat will help distribute your marinade and coat your protein), and Seasoning (something sweet or salty or spicy, whatever you're into).

Examples:

Acid: vinegar, citrus, pineapple, dijon mustard (contains vinegar), wine

Fat: olive oil, coconut oil, canola oil, avocado oil, etc

Seasoning (some of our favorites): tamari (gluten-free soy sauce), sriracha, maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, cayenne, fresh herbs, garlic, ginger, this list can go on and on

Our favorite simple marinade:

Equal Parts: Balsamic Vinegar, Olive oil, Maple Syrup, Dijon Mustard and Garlic

Shake together in a jar or whisk until combined. We like to use a ziploc bag to toss the protein and marinade. Refrigerate at least 2 hours up to 24 hours. This marinade is great for pork, chicken, beef or tempeh!

*Bonus Lifefuel favorite!!! Equal Parts: Powdered Peanut Butter, Sriracha & Olive Oil. This is used on our Sriracha Peanut Chicken!

Be sure to experiment with different combinations to make your new favorite and don't be afraid to substitute. Don't have balsamic vinegar? Use red wine vinegar! Don't have maple syrup? Try agave!

Hope you enjoyed this post, now get in that kitchen and show off!