No matter how intense your gym routine or weigh training, you’ll have a hard time getting the rock-hard abs and perfect pecs without a proper diet. Aside from watching your calories and hitting the gym regularly, you need to pay attention to what you eat.
The building blocks of a diet for getting ripped are proteins. These nutrients are made of amino acids that your body uses to repair tears that develop in your muscles when you work out. The amino acids help make your body bigger and stronger.
After an intense workout session, here are 4 delicious and relatively easy to make recipes packed with protein.
Avocado and Egg Salad
Avocados and eggs are both full of protein, and there’s a reason why local food bloggers rave about these foods. Combining these two ingredients in a salad is a great way to make a muscle-building salad that’s also keto-friendly.
Simply cut several hard-boiled eggs into thin wedges. In a bowl, mix half a cup of sour cream, a couple of teaspoons of Dijon mustard, some crushed garlic. Salt and pepper to taste. Shred a few cups of lettuce and slice an avocado, removing the pit. Toss the lettuce and sour cream mixture along with the avocado before topping with eggs.
Salmon is full of protein but also an amazing source of omega-3, a nutrient that helps prevent the accumulation of excess fats. Plus, they taste amazing after a long day of staying fit.
Get pound of salmon, either wild-caught or store-bought, and chop it finely. Mix it in a bowl with a lightly beaten egg, a minced onion, half a cup of breadcrumbs. Flavor this mixture with a tablespoon of lemon juice along with salt and pepper to taste. Shape it into patties and broil in an over for 8 minutes on each side. Put the cooked patties between toasted buns topped with a mixture of Greek yogurt with some lemon juice.
Mexican food tastes great but sometimes they have too much grease and too many calories. Try this tofu taco recipe instead to have that amazing salsa-flavored treat while helping your body get buff.
Sauté some crushed garlic with pepper on olive oil. Crush a package of super firm tofu with your own hands and toss them into the pan. Salt and pepper to taste while stirring for five minutes. Place the cooked tofu on tortillas and top with cilantro, chopped tomatoes, and crumbled goat cheese.
Turkey and Bean Chili
Turkey is an amazing poultry, with the right parts full of lean meat. And chili is an amazing dish that’s easy to share and eat, perfect for a meal when hanging out after a day in the gym with your friends.
To get started, sauté yellow onions, crushed garlic, and chopped red pepper in heated olive oil. Stir in a pound of extra lean ground turkey and cook until brown. Sprinkle cumin, oregano, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and some salt.
After a few minutes, add tomatoes and a cup of chicken broth, along with some kidney beans and corn. Heat until boiling and simmer for half an hour.
After a day working out, the last thing you might want to do is cook. But these recipes are a great addition to your culinary repertoire and help you build the body you deserve.