Recipes to Mix Things Up
When trying to achieve an optimal physique, the nutrition end can get bland, boring, and tedious after a while. You don’t have to eat only chicken, rice, and broccoli to build muscle and burn fat. There are plenty of quality recipes out there that can brighten up your taste buds while keeping to your eating plan. Add these two great muscle-building recipes to keep food interesting, and prevent you from overindulging in something you shouldn’t be just because you’re sick of the same old food.
Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti Recipe
4 cups Spaghetti Squash
1 tbsp Coconut Oil or Butter (melted)
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/8 tsp Cinnamon
Olive Oil Cooking Spray
12 oz Extra Lean Ground Turkey
1 cup Onion (small, diced)
2 cups Tomato Sauce
1/4 cup Cashews (crushed)
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese (grated)
Preheat Oven to 375 degrees F. Cut squash in half and clean out the center and seeds. Next, place cut-side up on a baking sheet and then drizzle with oil or butter. Season with salt, pepper, and cinnamon and then place in the oven. Bake squash for about 45 minutes or until tender enough to stick a fork in with minimal resistance. Remove from oven and allow it to cool a little.
While the squash is baking, preheat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat, lightly coat with spray and add the ground turkey. Sauté the ground turkey (in batches if necessary), until cooked all the way through. Add onions and sauté for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat, add the tomato sauce and cashews, and set aside. Once squash has cooled a bit, scoop the flesh out of the skin with a spoon, measure and add it to the meat sauce. Next, reheat in the frying pan on medium until warm. Garnish with the parmesan. Serves 2 large or 4 small.
Number of Servings: 4
Per Serving: Protein: 38 grams, Carbohydrates: 8 grams Fat: 8.5 grams Calories: 260
Balsamic Roast Chicken Breast with Sweet Balsamic Cherry Tomatoes Recipe
Prep time: 6 minutes, Cook time: 30 minutes
Six 6-oz Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast (pounded out)
2C Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
2Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Place pounded chicken breast and halved cherry tomatoes in a baking pan and then drizzle the olive oil and balsamic vinegar evenly on the chicken and the tomatoes. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly. Bake for about 20-30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked as you desire. Serve and enjoy!
Number of Servings: 4
Protein: 40 grams, Carbohydrates: 3 grams, Fat: 9 grams, Calories: 248
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