Kicking off a new division of recipes inspired by BJJ athletes and figures starting with the one and only Meerkatsu!
This is the start of a new segment I have been working on with a ton of awesome people throughout the Jiu Jitsu community. I wanted to find out what everyone else’s eating on a regular basis and then share those recipes with you. I got the pleasure of working with Seymour “Meerkatsu” last Summer to develop our Meerkatsu x Grappler Gourmet’s Food Week. Where we designed a weeks worth of user friendly recipes for the BJJ lifestyle. That event got a ton of awesome response. So now I have come up with a new segment using similar recipe cards that you all have grown familiar with but are now the favorite recipes of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athletes, artists and community leaders. Who better to start off with than Meerkatsu!
When I approached Seymour he had a recipe for Chicken Goujon’s with Sweet Potatoes that he makes with his kids once or twice a week. I found this to be a fantastic option because it is recipe anyone would love and is cheap, easy to make and is a fun experience for parents to have with their children.
“I like to make meals that all of us as a family can both make together and eat together….the kids love the dipping meat into mixtures and beating the eggs, I find that when they help make the food, they are more inclined to eat it all too.”
If you are choose to bake the chicken instead of pan fry just use your oven set to 400°F (204°C) and to maximize baking space use roast some cubed sweet potatoes tossed in olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper. Another option is adding corn on the cob that is lightly rubbed with oil and seasoning then wrapped in foil.
This recipe is super simple, cheap and delicious. It is a fun bonding experience for parents and kids. The BJJ lifestyle is about more than what you do on the mats, it is a way of life and family and diet are major factors of life that make up a larger percentage than your actual Jiu Jitsu does. Grow these bonds because as they say, a family that kicks together sticks together. Keep an eye out in the weeks to come for some awesome recipes, videos and interviews! While you wait go reap some the 10% discount by using GOURMET10 over at Q5 Sports Nutrition. If you are all stocked up on supplements and need some new gear at a 10% discount use grapplergourmet at Inverted Gear and gg-5 for a 5% discount on an awesome Datsusara gear bag at DsGear.com. Don’t forget to sign up for the Grappler Gourmet Weekly below and snag your FREE eBook and get weekly updates send straight to your email. As always, Eat well, train hard. OSS.