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Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

The weather is getting colder, the days shorter, and our thoughts are turning towards the holiday season. With that, hearty and filling casserole dishes are bound to be a familiar sight on our dinner tables. However, just because we’re having them often doesn’t mean it has to be boring, so we’re here to show you

  • Hard Gainer
  • High Carbs
  • Post-Workout
  • Vegan
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    Low-Carb Creamy Shrimp Pasta

    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.

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  • Hard Gainer
  • Low Carbs
  • Meal Prep
  • Seafood
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    Healthy Breakfast Hash

    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

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  • Hard Gainer
  • High Carbs
  • Upside Down Banana Muffins

    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!

  • Hard Gainer
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  • Sweets & Snacks
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    Slow Cooker Chicken & Quinoa Tortilla Soup

    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

  • Chicken
  • Hard Gainer
  • High Carbs
  • Meal Prep
  • Post-Workout
  • Muscle Cakes! Red Potato & Tuna Patties

    If you’re a big fan of healthy eating and want to build muscle then why not upgrade your meal plan? There’s no need to go for protein powders when you can get your nutrition through tuna patties and nutritious red potatoes.  Stick around because we promise you’re absolutely going to love our muscle cake recipe!

  • Hard Gainer
  • High Carbs
  • Meal Prep
  • Seafood
  • Whipped Sweet Potato & Plantain Mash

    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

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  • High Carbs
  • Meal Prep
  • Post-Workout
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    Cheesy Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

    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

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  • High Carbs
  • Meal Prep
  • Meat
  • Salad
  • Quick & Easy Guacamole Quesadillas

    If your usual meal prep is getting a bit old then you might want to put a new spin on things with our guacamole quesadillas recipe. This is one of our tastiest guacamole recipes that’s sure to impress visitors and get you a tasty, healthy meal. The ingredients below will be enough to make you

  • Gluten-Free
  • Hard Gainer
  • Sandwiches
  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Hearty Quinoa Mac and Chili

    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

  • Hard Gainer
  • High Carbs
  • Meat
  • Post-Workout
  • Healthy BBQ Shepherd’s Pie

    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

  • Hard Gainer
  • Meal Prep
  • Meat
  • Post-Workout
  • 3-Ingredient Sweet Potato Waffles with Healthy & Creative Toppings

    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.”

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  • High Carbs
  • Ideas
  • Low Carbs
  • Meat
  • Post-Workout
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  • No Tomato Sauce? Use Avocado Pizza Sauce

    Pizza is a great comfort food, but at times, it can be a bit too greasy. Luckily, I have this incredibly tasty pizza recipe with a distinct and healthy twist. Instead of using regular marinara sauce, I switched it up with some avocado sauce instead. This made for a deliciously filling and much healthier meal

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  • Meat
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    Turkey Mac and Cheese

    Have some leftover turkey in your fridge? Don’t let it go to waste! Here’s a perfect quick and easy meal prep that you’ll surely love if you’re especially fond of pasta! Presenting, turkey mac and cheese! It’ll be great for family gatherings or if you want to have it as comfort food!   Mac and

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  • Meat
  • Hulk Smash Chicken, Asparagus & Avocado Pizza

    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

  • Chicken
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  • High Carbs
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    Chicken Quinoa Burger Showdown: Hardgainer vs Lean Beach Body

    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

  • Hard Gainer
  • High Carbs
  • Low Carbs
  • Meat
  • Cajun Mashed Plantains aka Mofongo with Shrimp

    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!

  • Hard Gainer
  • High Carbs
  • Post-Workout
  • Seafood
  • Chicken Frittata For Two

    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!

  • Breakfast
  • Chicken
  • Hard Gainer
  • Chili Stuffed Sweet Potato

    Saving money has never been easier with this comfort food. This meal is both filling and delicious with turkey chili and black beans stuffed in sweet potatoes. It even helps you build muscle if you workout since it is packed full of protein and complex carbohydrates. Now, let’s get that chili stuffed sweet potato! Cooking

  • Hard Gainer
  • High Carbs
  • Meat
  • Post-Workout
  • Magnificent Salmon And Red Potatoes Recipe

    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.

  • Hard Gainer
  • Post-Workout
  • Seafood
  • Muscle Burger Recipe

    Inspired by the Calum Von Mogers’ Muscle Burgers? Then you’re in the right place! Here’s the recipe ala Calum Von that’s perfect for those working hard on their workout routines and even abs workouts!   This Von Moger’s inspired post workout muscle burger is made from organic grass-fed #Bison with baked yam, zucchini, red onions,

  • Hard Gainer
  • Meat