Achieving Your Summer Fitness Goals, With A Cajun Twist

Achieving Your Summer Fitness Goals, With A Cajun Twist

Summer is halfway over, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to achieve your summer fitness goals. Sure, exercise is significant; however, diet is a much more, if not the most, important part of the fitness equation.

New diets seem to be popping up every day. Ketogenic, Paleo, kosher, low sodium. How do you choose the right plan to help meet your fitness goals? More importantly, how can you create delicious recipes that fall under your diet’s guidelines?  Slap Ya Mama’s line of Cajun Products is here to help. Did you know that many of our Cajun seasonings and sauces can be incorporated into most diets and healthy lifestyles? Our Cajun seasonings are non-GMO, kosher, low-carb, Keto-friendly as well as Paleo-friendly. We even offer a low sodium Cajun seasoning option. Slap a little on fish, vegetables, chicken, or whatever your diet allows! We at Slap Ya Mama believe you should never have to sacrifice flavor in your mission for your ideal body, year-round! Here are a few recipes to get you started:

Mama’s Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad

This dish is a flavorful, nutrient-rich meal that will leave you feeling full, but not too full.

Stuffed Chicken Breast Wrapped in Bacon

This recipe is a tasty, low-carb dinner option that’s sure to pack a punch!

Honey Glazed Salmon with Citrus Avocado Salsa

Sweeten and spice up your seafood game with this light, mouthwatering dish!

Don’t forget about the other part of the fitness equation, exercise! Here are a few tips to remember on your journey this summer:

  • Stay hydrated, the heat (especially here in Louisiana) is no joke
  • Wear loose, light-colored clothing
  • Don’t push yourself past your limits

Interested in learning more about adding a Cajun twist to your fitness plan? Check out more recipes online or check out our new cookbook, Growing Up Cajun. Want to tailor one of our dishes to your diet? Make sure to share it with us on social media!

A Brief History Of Hot Sauce

A Brief History Of Hot Sauce

Everyone knows that Louisianians LOVE food. In fact, we have a festival for every type of food you can think of! Seafood festivals, fried chicken festivals, meat pie festivals, even Cajun hot sauce festivals! We not only love to eat; we also love to cook. People from all over the world travel to Louisiana just to taste  our unique styles of cooking. Want to know one of the not-so-secret ingredients in most Louisiana dishes? Well, it’s hot sauce of course! Let’s learn a brief history of how Louisiana became a mecca for hot sauce.

Chili plants are believed to be some of the earliest plants cultivated by humans. People in Mexico, Central America, and South America, as far back as 7000 B.C. have been using pepper plants and unrefined pepper sauces for not only cuisine, but medicinal purposes as well, such as aiding in digestion.

When European conquerors arrived in places like South America and Mexico, they too discovered the deliciousness and usefulness of the pepper plants. On return trips to Europe, with various strains of pepper plants in tow, the Europeans would add things like onions to sauces native people created. Soon, the pepper phenomenon would spread across the world.

Different strains of pepper plants and pepper sauce recipes made their way to America. In fact, the first “commercially” produced sauce was said to have come from Massachusetts and was called a “cayenne sauce”. Eventually, even more types of pepper plants were grown, harvested and traded throughout the United States, including Louisiana. 

Today, many different styles of hot sauces exist throughout the world. However, a few distinctions separate Louisiana hot sauce from the rest. The base for most recipes includes red chili peppers, vinegar, and salt. Other spices and ingredients may be added to enhance and thicken that base. 

Sure, you can find all types of Louisiana hot sauces around the world, but none compare to Slap Ya Mama’s Cajun Hot Sauces. We slap a little extra love when crafting each of our hot sauces, like our Pepper Sauce, our Green Pepper Sauce, and our extra hot Cajun Hot Sauce. Just as rich as our culture, Slap Ya Mama’s Cajun Hot Sauces will bring an unforgettable Louisiana experience to every meal.

Grilling Recipes To Get You Ready For Summer

Grilling Recipes To Get You Ready For Summer

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner. The official start of summer. That means it’s time to break out the grill and get to cooking. Thinking about hosting a Memorial Day cookout but aren’t sure what to whip up? Don’t worry, the Slap Ya Mama team has tons of delicious ideas and recipes perfect for grilling this summer!

Garlic and Lime Beef Kabobs With A Smokey Chimichurri Sauce – Kabobs are always a fantastic summer grill staple, however, when you add a little bit of smoky chimichurri sauce loaded with Slap Ya Mama Green Pepper Sauce and Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, these kabobs will become a smash at every summer cookout!

See recipe here: slapyamama.com/garlic-lime-beef-kabobs/

Firecracker Chicken – Looking to add a spark to your grill game? Then this recipe is for you! With its combination of sweet and spicy, this recipe is sure to be your go-to summer grilling recipe.

See recipe here: slapyamama.com/firecracker-chicken/

Slap Ya Mama Grilled Ribeye – Ribeye steaks are always a crowd pleaser at summer grill outs. Put a twist on this classic by adding Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning on your steaks before grilling them and then top off with a little Cajun butter!

See recipe here: slapyamama.com/ribeye-steaks-with-cajun-butter/

Parmesan Grilled Corn – Corn on the cob is always a summer cookout favorite. Slap a little of our Original Blend Seasoning and parmesan cheese on it and you have a new grilling recipe classic.

See recipe here: slapyamama.com/parmesan-grilled-corn/

Craving a healthier grilling recipe option? Add a Slap Ya Mama product to any type of lean protein or vegetable and grill it up! Slap Ya Mama products are perfect for whatever type of diet you or guests may be on. Low-carb, paleo, even low sodium! Our seasonings are all natural, kosher, contain no MSG, and, as an added bonus, Certified Cajun! So, from the whole Slap Ya Mama team, have a safe Memorial Day weekend and happy grilling!