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Building lean muscle means you need to focus your meals around your protein intake. There are so many choices when it comes to healthy protein-packed meals.
We have devised the below recipes below, all of which include a lean protein source, a healthy low GI carbohydrate and healthy fats making them perfect for staying trim and building lean muscle. We hope you enjoy these 3 easy muscle building meals: tasty, easy and packed with protein!
Recipe 1: Over Night Vanilla Proats
This is one of the most devilishly indulgent meals ever for building lean muscle and it’s low in fat, easy to make and brimming over with all the good stuff!
- 250ml of unsweetened almond milk
- 50g of oats
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (or any flavor of your choice)
- 10g crushed almonds
- Small handful of blueberries
- Half a banana
- 1 square of dark chocolate
Using a jar or a bowl pour in your almond milk. Add in the oats and stir so the oats soak up the milk. Next, add in your scoop of protein and mix well so it all dissolves. Add in the crushed almonds and stir again. Cover with a lid or film and place in the fridge over night.
In the morning you should have a luxurious mixture! Place your sliced banana on top along with the blueberries and piece of dark chocolate and TUCK IN!
Recipe 2: Salmon & Sweet Potato with Kebabs
A very easy tea you can bake with ease. This delicious meal is packed full of flavor, healthy fats and Omega 3’s. Salmon is an excellent protein source and muscle-building food! Sweet potato is a slowly digesting carb and one that is full to the brim with nutrients.
- 1 fresh salmon fillet
- Half a lemon
- Crushed parsley
- 100g broccoli or spinach
- Half a sweet potato or any other green and leafy veg of your choice
- 6 button mushrooms
- 6 cherry tomatoes
Bake the salmon in foil with the lemon and parsley to retain the flavors and healthy fats. Throw in the mushrooms and tomatoes too. Chop a sweet potato into segments and bake in some paprika for added flavor in the oven for about 45 minutes. Boil the broccoli for 8 minutes so it retains its nutrients. Skewer the mushrooms and tomatoes, serve up and enjoy! Easy as 1,2,3!
Recipe 3: The 4 Egg Protein Frittata with Quinoa
What tastes better than a thick, juicy frittata? Not much! This time you can enjoy a protein packed omlette brimming over with all the good stuff! Serve it up with a side of quinoa some healthy, slow digesting carbs and this meal will really hit the spot.
- 4 eggs (2 whole eggs & 2 egg whites)
- 1 splash of milk
- Half a chopped red bell pepper
- 1 cup of fresh spinach
- Half a large chopped mushroom
- 100g Quinoa
Mix the eggs and milk together and simmer in the pan. Sprinkle over the red pepper spinach and mushrooms and press firmly with your spatula to enhance the cooking through.
Turn the frittata over when it’s cooked on the bottom to cook the other side through nicely. Serve up with your quinoa and your good to go. Delicious!
One week meal plan:
The above 3 recipes are all super simple to do and require minimum effort and preparation time. The good news is that they are all perfectly balanced lean muscle building meals! Carefully selected to enhance your muscle growth while losing fat.