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Egg, Yam & Cheese Breakfast Meal Prep (in a Jar)

How we start our day largely influences how the rest of our day will unfold – so start on the right foot with a nutritious and filling breakfast! Here’s an easy breakfast that you can meal prep for at least 3 days and easily re-heat in an oven or microwave (just remove the metal rings on the jar).

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  • Banana Upside Down 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!

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    3 Lighter BuzzFeed Tasty Recipes

    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!

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  • Sweet Potato Salad

    If you’re grilling out this summer or just looking for a side dish for your weekly meal prep, try this “lighter” taste of the South! This Sweet Potato Salad will have your guests going for seconds while also feeding your body (and hard earned muscles) in a much more nutritious way than the traditional version. To

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    Thai Peanut Shrimp & Rice Salad Bowl

    For some reason or another, the salads we order in restaurants taste far better than the ones we make at home! At least that was the case with me. It was pretty frustrating buying a whole bunch of vegetables and wanting to make a “restaurant-style” salad, only to make an uninspiring, dry salad. But with practice, I’ve learned

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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

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    5 Healthy Snacks for Netflix and Chill

    Whether you really like more Netflix and less chilling, OR less Netflix and more chilling, there’s nothing like spending time with someone special and watching a movie or your favorite show. Here are some heart-healthier snacks you both can enjoy that won’t have you regretting what you ate later on.

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  • Muscle Cakes! Red Potato & Tuna Patties

    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

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    Chicken Pot Pie Meal Prep

    What is it about this time of year that makes you crave your favorite comfort foods? Being from the south, I’m used to home cooked meals…in fact, I’ll admit that I’m pretty spoiled when it comes to my mom’s home cooked meals. And while no one can cook food quite “like mom,” it doesn’t mean

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  • 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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    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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  • 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

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  • Rice Cooker Spanish Rice with Chicken & Shrimp

    When you’re in a pinch with little time and you don’t want to be stuck with a pile of dishes, use slow cooker recipes! They’re great because they allow you to multitask while your food is being cooked. And no worries if you don’t have a slow cooker – simply transform your rice cooker into a slow

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  • Healthy Lasagna Rollups

    If you’re like me, you love lasagna!  Only things I dislike are the facts that I tend to overeat and really have no idea how many approximate calories and macros are in servings.  But, that all changes with these lasagna rollups! Perfect for weekly meal prep and dinner. Plus, it is a kid-friendly recipe so you shouldn’t have to

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    $3 Italian Meatballs in Butternut Squash Marinara

    This recipe is all kinds of amazing. It’s easy, delicious and budget friendly! For 5 days worth, it costs about $15, including the ingredients for the butternut squash marinara, so it averages about $3 per meal. Total win for your diet and your budget! Oh yeah, it’s pure #musclefood as well.

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  • Healthier, BBQ-Grilled Mac & Cheese with Asparagus

    This is a much heart-healthier version of comfort food, stepped up a notch by baking it in a wood pellet Traeger Grill! If you’re looking for the next epic side dish for your upcoming barbecue or picnic, then here you go! Guarantee everyone will want more and you’ll be the boss of the party. Best thing about this recipe is

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  • 3-Ingredient Sweet Potato Waffle 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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  • Pulled Chicken & Stuffed Sweet Potato Meal Prep Hack

    Don’t have a slow cooker or crockpot and you’re pressed for time?  Try cooking chicken breasts in simmering water and then pulling them apart. And the best thing is, depending on how much chicken breast you boil, you can divide it into different portions and flavor them differently so you can enjoy various flavors for the entire week! Chicken

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  • Cajun Tilapia Stuffed Red Potato

    Great meal to have following exercise or as a healthy dinner option! Lean protein, complex carbohydrate with a little bit of fat. If you’re not a fan of wild caught tilapia, use another white fish! If you’re making this for kids, you may need to remove the cayenne and go easy on the cumin.  

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  • Holiday Coconut Apple Crisp

    Just in time for the holidays! Here’s a #FitMenCook spin on a holiday classic. All the great flavors and spices that you look for each season but with much less guilt of using tons of overly processed ingredients.

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    Vegan Freekeh Chili (in Bell Peppers)

    Two myths to dispel: the vegan diet is not just for vegans. As a meat eater, you can actually find a lot of inspiration from vegan meals since you can simply add your choice of “animal” protein if desired. you CAN build muscle and lose weight on a vegan diet. As with any diet and meal plan,

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