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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.
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Post Workout Meal: Herb & Lemon Pepper Lamb leg with grilled green beans, stuffed yam with dried cantaloupe pieces.

Approx macros: 41g protein, 49g carbs, 9g fat. 

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Pre-workout Meal: Spicy Chipotle Chicken (no sodium) with Butternut & Red Bean Couscous, Red Pear with Sunflower Butter.

The season of “clean bulking” is upon us! Expect to see a lot more of my meals with higher carbs.  Also, PLEASE if you plan to make these recipes, remember to ADJUST according to your nutritional needs. Off to the gym and then right back to work!

Approx macros (with 5oz chicken): 45g protein, 58g carbs, 18g fat.

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Nopalitos (Cactus) & Spicy Bison Meatballs with Wheat Couscous.

Approx macros: 38g protein, 28g carbs,11g fat (mostly from coconut oil).

Cooked nopales in skillet in 1tsp coconut oil, seasoned with 1tsp Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, cumin, lime juice.

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Giant scallops in Steamed Kale with colorful sweet bell peppers, red pepper and chia. Cooked in 3/4 tbsp coconut oil.

Approx macros: ~45g protein, 10g carbs, 11g fat

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Sweet & Spicy Steak and #Chickpea Salad with ginger, dried cranberries and spinach. 12-minute meal

Quick steps: (1) season steak with Mrs. Dash Chipotle seasoning and add red pepper. (2) Start cooking steak on skillet, (3) blend 3 crystallized ginger cubes and add to steak along with 1/2 cup chickpeas. (4) use a spatula or wooden spoon to mix. (5) lastly add in 2 cups spinach and cover until steamed. (6) sprinkle with tablespoon of dried ORANGE cranberries.

Approx macros: 29g protein, 35g carbs (~17g from sugar from ginger), 8g fat.

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Post Workout Muscle Burger » Organic grass-fed #Bison burger with baked yam, zucchini, red onions, tomatoes, sprouts & goat cheese in whole wheat pita.

Shout out to all the Hard Gainers out there – try this burger! Great recovery meal after an intense resistance training session.

Approx macros: 37g protein, 55g carbs, 7g fat.

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Grilled shrimp, scrambled egg whites, baked egg avocado, grilled tomatoes in avocado, Ezekiel bread tortilla wraps, half pear (not shown).

Baked avocado steps: (1) Set oven to 405F.  (2) Slice an avocado in half and remove the seed.  (3) Carve out just a little of the filling to make a larger hole.  (4) Crack an egg into the whole. (5) Place in oven and back for roughly 7 to 9 minutes or until egg is at desired readiness.

Approx macros: 44g protein, 31g carbs, 16g fat.