Recently my friends at Hilton invited me to check out their Home2 properties in Frisco, TX. Since I travel often for work, and Home2 allows you to bring outside food and groceries, they asked what type of meals I would – and do – cook when I’m traveling so I eat out less and save money.
Breakfast hash is one of my favorite meals because of its versatility and the variety it lends your diet. Toss in a few veggies here and there – and make sure you have at least 3 different colors – and in a matter of minutes you have a delicious and nutritious meal. One thing I
If you love BuzzFeed Tasty videos as much as I do, then you’ll enjoy these attempts to re-make those decadent recipes in a much more calorie-conscious way (while keeping the recipes pretty simple). Keep in mind these are still fairly high calorie, but contain significantly less fat and simple carbs than the original recipes. Enjoy!
When you’re in a pinch but needing something tasty, there’s nothing like a slow-cooker recipe to come to the rescue. Slow cookers are among the best “man cooking” machines. Just toss in the ingredients, walk away and return to a masterpiece. Plus, you can make some really hearty, muscle-building meals. So, crank up the slow cooker for
If you’re in a pinch and need a cheap, easy and effective muscle building recipe, always remember the staples – tuna & potatoes! You can never go wrong with this combo to get lean and build quality muscle. Also, if you’re like me and often times have leftovers at the end of the week, besides throwing everything
Need a new recipe to freshen up your meal prep for bulking season? I got you. With the fall upon us and the winter quickly approaching, many of us are looking for ways to pack on solid muscle while trying to stay as lean as possible. Behold, my two favorite foods to help me recover from a
Fall is here and with that, we welcome the season of “comfort food” recipes! But not all comfort foods have to be calorie dense. With a few tweaks it is possible to make heart healthier versions of our favorite meals that are equally delicious, yet more nutritious. Here is a creamy, cheesy butternut squash mac
Sometimes you need a recipe that is quick, easy, filling and nutritious. And you can pretty much never go wrong with TexMex when you’re hungry. So, why not take a heart healthier spin on a TexMex favorite – the quesadilla?! The good thing about quesadillas is that you can ALWAYS make them your own and make
Two foods we have all come to love >> macaroni and cheese, and good ole’ Texas chili. So, why not combine these two amazing dishes to make a muscle-building meal and a family favorite? The good thing about chili is that nearly everyone has their own way of making it. So, it’s an easy meal to
This is not your average Food Network shepherd’s pie recipe! The shepherd’s pie, while delicious, can be on the heavier side of comfort food so in this recipe, I’m switching things up. Even though classic shepherd’s pie is made with ground lamb, the most common form we see it in is with ground beef. For
Waffles so easy and delicious, your biggest problem will be deciding what to put on top. These also make great in-between meal snacks – just chop the waffles into pieces and you have protein and complex carbohydrate-rich treats. This recipe idea is great for “leaning out for the summer,” or “packing on some solid muscle.”
IDEA: If you’re craving pizza and realize that you’re out of marinara, or if you’re just looking to switch things up a bit, try using mashed avocado as a tasty and delicious base for your pizzas. Not only is it filling, but also you are pumping your body with a natural energy that you can use to attack
This is one of my favorite avocado pizza recipes, full of delicious flavor, healthy fats, and lean proteins. Avocado recipes are usually a blast, and this homemade pizza is a great way to show case the lovely and tasty ingredients. This pizza recipe has no pizza sauce, and instead of pizza dough, a piece of
Here’s a healthy burger recipe to jumpstart your summer or seasonal grilling. I enjoy finding ways to incorporate quinoa into recipes like burgers and even meatloaf because it is an easy way to boost the overall macronutrient content with a quality food that is high vitamins and minerals. Have you ever tried a burger using
Need a new complex carbohydrate to freshen your meal prep, refuel your your body post-workout and/or provide energy? Try adding plantains to your diet to pack on muscle or provide a healthy alternative to potato. This is a “fusion” recipe where I take a traditional Puerto Rican dish and add a little Southern cajun flavor!
Starting your day off with a healthy and hearty breakfast is always a great way to start your day. And it’s even better when you can make it for 2! Here’s a delicious frittata for 2 for a fit couple, or one hungry gym rat!
Eating healthy and building muscle on a budget is definitely possible! Not only will this meal satisfy your wallet, but also it will get those muscles on the road to recovery for your next brutal gym session. This is one of my favorite meals to enjoy following a nice workout. It has a nice combination
If you want to build muscle and add size, eating salmon and potatoes is the way to go. Adding salmon is a great way to “dress up” a staple bodybuilding food and turn it into a meal that even a family of picky eaters will enjoy.
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.