Clean Eating Recipes
If you’re a weightlifter who’s looking to gain muscle, then I’m sure you’re well accustomed to going into the gym and giving 110%. That sweat and determination that you invest into becoming the best physical specimen you can be is something that has sent you well on your way to becoming a fine display of the human anatomy. However, there’s more to the muscle game than just heading to the gym and working until you sweat.
There’s a saying that abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym, and this is very true. It’s great to have killer workout after killer workout, but if you’re not providing your body with what it needs then there’s some major flaws to your game. If you have ambitions to gain as much muscle as possible, then you need to be dedicated to your goal even after you leave the gymnasium, and your dedication in the kitchen can reflect on your overall success.
To aid you in your quest to gain muscle, I have assembled a short list of two dishes that will help you up your meal plan and build that muscle.
Spinach with Meatballs and Pasta
One of the essential components for gaining muscle is protein, hence why supplements such as protein bars and shakes exist and sell so well. It’s important for weightlifters to pack in as much protein as they can on a daily basis, and this meal works wonder for putting this into your body.
The meatball, pasta, and spinach combination does just that. The meat used in the meal adds protein, and the spinach brings in other necessary entities, and by using pasta carbohydrates are implemented into the dish. Also, the meal is quick and convenient, which can be useful when on the go.
Another strong point of this dish is that there is versatility to it. The meatballs don’t have to be made from a specific meat, so you can mix it up and experiment with different ones. If you like, you could add a meat that tastes good to you, or go for a higher protein option. The choice is yours.
- Raw chopped spinach.
- Ground beef for meatballs.
- Spices you would like to use in the dish.
- Any additional ingredients you would like to add into the dish.
Firstly, set the oven to 405 degrees fahrenheit. Then, mix together the ground beef, spinach, spices and garlic using your hands, and ensure that the spinach is mixed well into the meat. After this, begin to form the meatballs with your hands, and after forming your desired amount of meatballs place them on a baking tray and bake them in the oven around 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the pasta and stir in additional ingredients you have added, before adding the meatballs. Then, enjoy!
The main stumbling block when it comes to maintaining a high protein diet is that the food can not be the best tasting, despite the healthy contents of it. However, you can consume your everyday essential protein in the form of delicious banana pancakes.
These pancakes are sweet tasting and can be enjoyed with a variety of different toppings. If you like, you could create a combo meal with different protein based items, such as peanut butter, and even your favourite flavour of protein powder can be worked into the recipe. Or, you could go for the tasty options of nutella, or even sweet syrup.
What’s more is that the pancakes can be enjoyed as an excellent breakfast meal. If you’re looking for the high protein rocket fuel to kick start your day, then look no further.
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- Half a cup of dry oatmeal
- (optional) 1 scoop of protein powder
- 1 banana
The first step of cooking up this delicious breakfast concoction is to mix all the ingredients in a bowl. After they are mixed well pour them onto a skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then, flip them over and resume cooking for an extra 2-3 minutes. As the pancakes are cooking, melt your chosen topping in the microwave, as this can make for a tasty addition to your pancakes. Once the pancakes are finished cooking, pour the topping on them and eat!