https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com Sifting through the muscle-building myths, misconceptions and hype, so you don't have to. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:48:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 Uncensored bodybuilding and fitness information in a podcast format (audio) on topics like nutrition, training and supplements. Marc David clean Marc David [email protected] [email protected] (Marc David) All Rights Reserved Marc David's Bodybuilding Secrets Blog bodybuilding,nutrition,workout,weight,muscle,fat,cardio,natural,fitness,health,exercise,training Natural Bodybuilding with Marc David » Bodybuilding Recipeshttps://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/images/UBLPodcast144x144.jpg https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/category/bodybuilding-recipes/ TV-G Pan Fry Salmon Like a 5 Star Chef https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/pan-fry-salmon/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pan-fry-salmon https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/pan-fry-salmon/#comments Sun, 06 May 2012 20:07:02 +0000 Marc https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/?p=3070 Pan Fry Salmon – Walnut Crusted Salmon from the best bodybuilding cookbook around, Anabolic Cooking. It’s late on a Friday night and I suddenly get “volunteered” to make dinner.  I’m an honest person and truth be told … I’m not a chef I don’t like to cook I eat because I need fuel I’ve never [...]

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Pan Fry Salmon from Metabolic Cooking

It’s late on a Friday night and I suddenly get “volunteered” to make dinner.  I’m an honest person and truth be told …

I look around the kitchen and without an idea, I think to myself…

“You know Marc, you printed out that Anabolic Cooking cookbook and it’s in the bottom drawer.”  I quickly grab the copy (it cost $47 to print in B&W at Office Depot but let me finish the story)…

All I’ve got is a bag of frozen Atlantic Salmon for my protein.  I’ve got some sweet brown rice that I can make in my rice cooker, and a fresh salad that I picked up from Whole Foods.  I skimmed the cookbook for FISH and found a pan fried salmon recipe called Walnut Crusted Salmon.

Sounded interesting and I’m a cinnamon and walnut fan.  The directions looked simple enough and there wasn’t going to be a huge mess to clean up.

I didn’t know the first thing about how to pan fry and I didn’t have the time to do some massive research on Google to figure it out.  I used my powers of a public education to guess that pan frying probably meant…

Pan Fry = Medium High heat on a non-stick pan.

I thawed the salmon, made the topping below and pan fried the salmon.  5 minutes per side exactly at medium high heat and it was flaky as described and cooked thru.

The crackling of the walnuts, cinnamon and pan fry salmon made this amazing smell in the air.  When the rest of the family entered the house, they wanted to know what smelled so darn good!  I’d never attempted to pan fry salmon and here I was, doing exactly that for the first time and successfully I might add.

The Pan Fry Salmon recipe below, codename Walnut Crusted Salmon makes makes 4 servings.  I sprinkled the mixture on both sides the best I could.

Ingredients for Pan Fry Salmon:

• 4 Salmon Filets (6oz each)
• 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
• 1/4 cup Walnuts, crushed
• 1 pinch of Cinnamon

Easy Step Pan Fry Salmon Directions:

1. In a bowl, mix walnuts and cinnamon

2. Coat salmon filets with walnut-cinnamon mixture

3. In a non-stick pan, coated will olive oil, pan fry salmon on both sides for 5 minutes or until the fish begins to flake

Nutritional Facts for Walnut Crusted Salmon: (Per Serving)

• Calories: 319
• Protein: 34g
• Carbohydrates: 3g
• Fat: 19g

Quick Tip for this tasty pan fry salmon recipe:

Serve with Green Salad!

Overall Impression of the Pan Fry Salmon named Walnut Crusted Salmon

Delicious!  I’m a fish fan anyway but the cinnamon and walnuts that were cooked into this were amazing.  The leftovers were just as good, maybe a bit better.

You can lean how to make this pan fry salmon recipe and loads more (beef, chicken, fish) along with some vegetarian options by following some really simple directions.  I’ve found that most cookbooks don’t cater to bodybuilders or even those who are fitness minded looking for optimal muscle building meals.  Many cookbooks offer up healthy recipes or semi-nutritious options but are severely lacking in protein.  As a recreational bodybuilder, I want my meals to contain a fair amount of protein, some fats, maybe some carbohydrates but they need to taste great.

Most of the time when I eat salmon for lunch, I do the unthinkable.

Thaw and Microwave!

You shudder I know.  It’s drab and boring.  However, these meals make me look like a professional chef when clearly I am not.  I’m not making meals that are wowing people every time or myself but it’s nice to have a reference cookbook specific to my needs as a protein seeking bodybuilder.

In a bind and can’t figure out what to cook?  Need some ideas?  Can’t cook?!  Not a problem.  Just download the report below and get started with 10 delicious, healthy recipes right now.  This is from Dave Ruel’s Anabolic Cooking cookbook with over 200 muscle building, fat burning recipes.

Here’s to some happy cooking some pan fry salmon or whatever else you fancy.  You don’t need to be a bodybuilding chef to make some amazing recipes.

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]]> https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/pan-fry-salmon/feed/ 0 Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Cookie https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/blueberry-banana-oatmeal-cookie/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=blueberry-banana-oatmeal-cookie https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/blueberry-banana-oatmeal-cookie/#comments Mon, 05 Mar 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Mike Boyle http://50.116.99.151/~mda1125/bodybuildingsecretslive.com/?p=2857 This is post by NoBull Author, Mike Boyle Ingredients: 1c. fat free cottage cheese 1 ripe banana 1 whole egg 1c. old fashioned oats 2 scoops vanilla whey protein 1/4c. splenda 1tsp. cinnamon 1/4tsp. nutmeg 1/4tsp. salt 1/2tsp. baking powder 1/2tsp. vanilla extract 1/2c. blueberries Directions: (Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees) In a large bowl break [...]

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Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Cookie

Ingredients:

Directions:

(Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees)

  1. In a large bowl break up banana and mash up with a fork, add in cottage cheese, egg and vanilla extract and mix with a electric hand mixer.
  2. In a second bowl add in all the dry ingredients (oats, whey, splenda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking powder).
  3. Slowly add in dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix by hand.
  4. Once batter is well mixed add in blueberries and mix all together.
  5. Spray a cookie sheet with non stick cooking spray and spoon cookie batter onto cookie sheets.  (Cookie with expand while cooking so space a few inches apart on cookie sheet) Makes about 2 dozens cookies
  6. Cook in oven on 350 for 18-20 minutes

Nutritional Facts: Total Recipe

This is a great quick healthy cookie recipe.  When was the last time you made a batch of cookies with 12g of fats in the whole recipe.  I decided to go with blueberries with this recipe because I’m a big fan of the benefits of blueberries.  The next time I make these I’m going to add chocolate chips because they remind me of the the soft batch cookies I ate so much as a kid.  If your looking for a great healthy snack that won’t wreck your diet, I suggest you give these great cookies a try.

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]]> https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/blueberry-banana-oatmeal-cookie/feed/ 6 Spicy Cauliflower https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/spicy-cauliflower/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=spicy-cauliflower https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/spicy-cauliflower/#comments Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Mike Boyle http://50.116.99.151/~mda1125/bodybuildingsecretslive.com/?p=2785 This is post by NoBull Author, Mike Boyle Ingredients: Head of Cauliflower, cut into florets 1tbsp Olive Oil 1/2tsp Paprika 1/2tsp Coriander 1/4tsp Cumin 1/4tsp Cheyenne Pepper 1/4tsp Salt Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all spices together. Drizzle olive oil all over cauliflower florets and sprinkle with spice mix. Toss together and lay out on [...]

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spicy cauliflower

Do You Like Cauliflower? Make it Spicy!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all spices together.
  2. Drizzle olive oil all over cauliflower florets and sprinkle with spice mix. Toss together and lay out on a baking sheet tray.
  3. Roast in oven for 30 minutes, toss once halfway through.

Im a huge fan of cauliflower, if your not you need to try this recipe.  This is the first time I have ever posted a side dish.  When done the cauliflower comes out of the oven with a great caramelize and nutty flavor.  I like to roast most of my veggies, it gives most veggies a great flavor.  You could also try this recipe with brussels sprouts or broccoli, which also would taste great.  So if your looking to spice up your boring veggies give this great healthy side a try.

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]]> https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/spicy-cauliflower/feed/ 0 Tex-Mex Burger https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/tex-mex-burger/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tex-mex-burger https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/tex-mex-burger/#comments Sat, 18 Feb 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Mike Boyle http://50.116.99.151/~mda1125/bodybuildingsecretslive.com/?p=2685 This is post by NoBull Author, Mike Boyle Ingredients: 1lb Lean ground beef 2tbsp fat free sour cream 1tbsp chili powder 1/2tsp garlic powder 1/4tsp oregano 1/2tsp paprika 1tsp cumin 1tsp salt 1tsp black pepper ¼ -½ c. salsa ¼-½ c. fat free cheddar cheese Directions: Preheat grill or foreman grill Mix together in a bowl [...]

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tex-mex burger

Introducing the Tex-Mex Burger

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill or foreman grill
  2. Mix together in a bowl ground beef, sour cream and all the seasonings
  3. In a small bowl mix together salsa and cheese together
  4. Divide into 8 balls and then flatten into thin patties. Place a quarter of the salsa mixture onto four patties. Top with the remaining patties and press the edges together to seal
  5. Cook burgers until done

Nutrition Facts: (per serving)

My favorite ethnic food, by far is Mexican food.  This is just a version of one of my favorites taco’s.  I like to double stack my burgers, which makes this a monster burger.  Its big, its messy, its a perfect burger.

If you don’t have all of the seasonings on stock, you could use a taco seasoning packet if you like.  I made mine with 95% fat free ground meat, feel free to use whatever you like.  Ive never made them with ground turkey, but I’m sure they are just as good.

If your looking to add a few new pounds of muscle to your physique, I suggest you get on board with this burger.  Packed with 27g of protein per burger and great favor.  Add it to your favorite fresh whole wheat bun or eat it as is.  No matter how you eat it, its good.

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]]> https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/tex-mex-burger/feed/ 0 Chicken Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/chicken-stir-fry-with-peanut-sauce/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chicken-stir-fry-with-peanut-sauce https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/chicken-stir-fry-with-peanut-sauce/#comments Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:00:15 +0000 Mike Boyle http://50.116.99.151/~mda1125/bodybuildingsecretslive.com/?p=2418 This is post by NoBull Author, Mike Boyle   Ingredients: 1lb skinless chicken breast (diced) 1 bag frozen stir-fry vegetables (your choice) Peanut Sauce: 1/8 cup natural peanut butter 1tbsp lite soy sauce 3tbsp water 1/4tsp garlic powder 1/4tsp ground ginger Directions: In a small bowl mix peanut butter, soy sauce, water, garlic powder and ground [...]

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Ingredients:

Peanut Sauce:

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl mix peanut butter, soy sauce, water, garlic powder and ground ginger together.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add chicken and cook until no longer pink inside. About 10 minutes
  3. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.  Add stir-fry vegetables to hot skillet and cook until no longer frozen and cooked through.
  4. Add the chicken back to the skillet and add in peanut sauce mixture
  5. Cook until sauce thickens about 3-5 minutes.

*Serve over your favorite rice.

Nutritional Facts: (Per Serving)

Chicken, veggies and rice with a peanut butter sauce, oh my!  Very quick, easy, and very tasty.  I decided to go with the frozen veggies in this recipe just to help speed it up a bit.  By all means if you want to use fresh, go ahead.  I usually just use the green, red peppers and onions mix.  You can use whatever kind you like the best.

We have been eating this at least once a week anymore.  It doesn’t help that both of us are peanut butter junkies and I do mean junkies.  We have even made these without the stir-fry veggies and wrapped them in Boston lettuce, which is also excellent.  You could even experiment a bit and try them over pasta too, which I’m sure would be great.

The biggest problem I’ve found with this recipe is, that’s its so good you cant help to think your eating something bad for you.  Which isn’t the case here.  Just make sure you use Natural Peanut Butter not regular peanut butter.  I highly recommend this quick, tasty and very healthy stir-fry recipe.

If this isn’t up your alley, take a look at some other baked chicken breast recipes.

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]]> https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/chicken-stir-fry-with-peanut-sauce/feed/ 0 Sweet Potato Pancakes https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/sweet-potato-pancakes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sweet-potato-pancakes https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/sweet-potato-pancakes/#comments Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:00:36 +0000 Mike Boyle http://50.116.99.151/~mda1125/bodybuildingsecretslive.com/?p=2084 This is post by NoBull Author, Mike Boyle Ingredients: 3/4c.  mashed sweet potato 1/3c.  oat bran 1 scoop vanilla whey protein 4 egg whites 1/8c.  splenda 1 tbsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/8 tsp ginger (optional) Directions: 1.  Mash cooked sweet potato with fork, then add in egg whites and whisk together. [...]

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Ingredients:

Directions:

1.  Mash cooked sweet potato with fork, then add in egg whites and whisk together.

2.  In a bowl add dry ingredients together (oat bran, whey, splenda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and baking soda) give quick mix.

3.  Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and whisk batter together.

4.  Spray skillet with non stick cooking spray and heat over medium heat.

5.  Pour batter into hot skillet and cook 3-5 minutes per side.

Nutritional Facts: (Per Serving)

I’m a huge fan of pancakes, I mean who isn’t.  The best part about pancakes are that you can’t screw them up.  You basically can put any ingredients in them and they still taste good.  You can eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  You can’t beat them.

I actually came up with recipe one night when I didn’t feel like cooking chicken after working out.  I already had sweet potatoes cooked so I figured I would give them a try.  Up until this point I’ve never had a sweet potato pancake nor did I know what they were suppose to taste like.  After making them a few times and changing the ingredients around, I finally came up with this version which is the best of all of them put together.

Now you can eat these for breakfast, lunch or dinner but I’m a fan of eating them pre-workout.  Sweet potatoes are a great choice for a pre-workout carb.  They are a slow burning carb which is going to help give you the necessary energy to power through those tough workouts.  Along with some whey protein which is loaded with BCAA’s, this is going to help prevent muscle breakdown during your workout.  This make’s for a great pre-workout meal choice.

I hope you guys give this great pancake recipe a try.  Just because I used oat bran in my recipe doesn’t mean you have to run out and get some oat bran.  Oat flour and regular oats will work just fine.  Also if you don’t have sweet potatoes you could always just use the rest of the ingredients to make a great pancake too.

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]]> https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/sweet-potato-pancakes/feed/ 2 The Perfect Protein Oatmeal … It’s Pumpkin Oatein https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/pumpkin-oatein/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pumpkin-oatein https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/pumpkin-oatein/#comments Thu, 05 Jan 2012 10:00:04 +0000 Mike Boyle http://50.116.99.151/~mda1125/bodybuildingsecretslive.com/?p=2129 Protein Oatmeal with a dash of pumpkin flavor! If you need something different to make as a snack or breakfast, this protein oatmeal will fit the bill.  It’s quick and easy to make. This is post by NoBull Author, Mike Boyle Protein Oatmeal Ingredients: 1c.  Old fashioned oats (can use any kind of oats) 1 scoop [...]

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If you need something different to make as a snack or breakfast, this protein oatmeal will fit the bill.  It’s quick and easy to make.

This is post by NoBull Author, Mike Boyle

Protein Oatmeal Ingredients:

How to Make Pumpkin Oatein:

  1. Cook oats on stove top.  Follow instructions on your oatmeal container
  2. When oats are done add in pumpkin and mix together.
  3. Once pumpkin is mix together well add in all dry ingredients (whey, cinnamon, splenda and nutmeg) and eat.
  4. For some healthy fats add a tbsp of Natural Peanut Butter on top like I like to do.

Nutritional Facts: (Per Serving)

Protein Oatmeal for those Pumpkin Lovers!

I assume every bodybuilder eats protein oatmeal at some point throughout their life.  Unless their like me and eat them at just about every meal.  While I do love eating them with just some splenda and cinnamon, I do like a change from time to time.  This is my version of  a pumpkin protein oatmeal, better known as Pumpkin Oatein(I know very cleaver huh).

I always eat oatmeal with whey protein as my pre workout meal.  I figured since I have been adding pumpkin to everything these days, I would give this a try.  I was actually amazed how good this really was.  It has been a great addition to my pre workout meal.

A 1/4c. of raw pumpkin is only about 20 calories and about 5 carbs. So your adding great flavor to your oatmeal without adding a ton of calories. If your looking for a nice change to your morning oats or your pre workout meal like me.  I high recommend giving this quick protein oatmeal a try.

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]]> https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/pumpkin-oatein/feed/ 0 Blueberry Cheesecake https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/blueberry-cheesecake/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=blueberry-cheesecake https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/blueberry-cheesecake/#comments Mon, 02 Jan 2012 10:00:30 +0000 Mike Boyle http://50.116.99.151/~mda1125/bodybuildingsecretslive.com/?p=2086 This is post by NoBull Author, Mike Boyle Ingredients: 1 whole egg 3/4c.  non fat greek yogurt 1 1/2 scoops vanilla whey protein 1/8c.  splenda 1/4c.  blueberries (fresh or frozen) Directions: 1.  Beat egg together, add in greek yogurt and whisk together. 2.  Add whey protein and splenda to wet ingredients, mix together and add in [...]

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Ingredients:

Directions:

1.  Beat egg together, add in greek yogurt and whisk together.

2.  Add whey protein and splenda to wet ingredients, mix together and add in blueberries.

3.  Add cheesecake mixture to microwave safe dish, cook in microwave for 3:30-5:00 minutes.

Nutritional Facts:(Per Servings)

If your a cheesecake junkie like myself you will find this recipe very useful.  With an average piece of blueberry cheesecake having around 27grams of fat and 50grams of carbs, this is a great healthy alternative to regular cheesecake.  Your probably thinking cheesecake cooked in the microwave, I know I know.  Believe me this cheesecake is creamy and has a very close to real cheesecake texture.  So if your looking for a great piece of cheesecake without the guilt, give this great recipe a try.

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]]> https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/blueberry-cheesecake/feed/ 2 Easy Chicken Fajitas https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/easy-chicken-fajitas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=easy-chicken-fajitas https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/easy-chicken-fajitas/#comments Fri, 30 Dec 2011 10:00:52 +0000 Mike Boyle http://50.116.99.151/~mda1125/bodybuildingsecretslive.com/?p=2089 This is post by NoBull Author, Mike Boyle Ingredients: 2lbs chicken breast 1 green bell pepper (cut into strips) 1 red bell pepper (cut into strips) 1 large onion (thinly sliced) 1tbsp chili powder 1tsp cumin 1/2tsp garlic powder 1/2tsp salt 1tbsp olive oil 1/4c water Crock pot or Slow cooker Directions: 1.  Add 1/4c of water, [...]

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Easy Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients:

Crock pot or Slow cooker

Directions:

1.  Add 1/4c of water, green,red pepper and onion to slow cooker

2.  In small bowl add olive oil and all seasonings and mix together until paste like.

3.  Spread paste onto chicken breasts, add chicken to slow cooker and put lid on.

4.  Cook on low for 8-9 hrs or 4-5 hrs on high.

5.  When chicken is cooked through shred and add to a whole wheat tortilla or over rice with vegetables.

Nutritional Facts (Per Serving)

I’m a huge fan of chicken fajitas, in fact I’m a fan of anything fajita!  Chicken, beef, and shrimp;  their all favorites of mine.  I could eat them everyday.  Actually, I always make enough so I have leftovers.  I usually eat them on a low carb whole wheat tortilla shell but their just as good on top of some rice.

If your like me and your a fan of one pot meals, your going to love this recipe.  By using a slow cooker or crock pot you have the abililty to make a lot of food without alot of clean up;  you can’t beat that.  I try to prepare all my meals about 3-4 days in advice so I’m less likely to miss a meal.  Using a slow cooker helps in my prep.

Like most of my recipes you dont have to be a professional chef to make them.  Besides slicing up some peppers and onions, theres not much to this.  Just a small amount of prep and your done.  Throw everything into the slow cooker turn it on and walk away.  This also gives you the freedom to go about your day.  You dont have to worry about cooking anything, it does it all for you.

So if your looking for a great way to spice up that bland piece of chicken give this healthy recipe for chicken fajitas a try.  You wont be disappointed.  There lots of other baked chicken breast recipes I’ve added to this site.

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]]> https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/easy-chicken-fajitas/feed/ 0 Low Carb Brownie Recipe https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/low-carb-brownie/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=low-carb-brownie https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/low-carb-brownie/#comments Sun, 25 Dec 2011 10:00:13 +0000 Mike Boyle http://50.116.99.151/~mda1125/bodybuildingsecretslive.com/?p=2064 This low carb brownie recipe is a post by NoBull Author, Mike Boyle Ingredients: 1 whole egg 2 scoops whey protein (chocolate or vanilla) 2 tbsp ground flaxseed 1/4 cup water (more or less depending on consistency) Directions to Make the Low Carb Brownie: 1.  Beat egg and water together. 2.  Add in whey protein and [...]

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Ingredients:

Directions to Make the Low Carb Brownie:

1.  Beat egg and water together.

2.  Add in whey protein and flaxseed, blend until mixed together well.

3.  Pour batter into microwave safe dish and cook in microwave for 2 minutes

Low Carb Brownie Nutritional Facts(Per servings)

If you’ve been searching for a healthy snack look no further.  This is a high protein, low carb brownie that is simple to make, virtually no clean up and is best done in the microwave.  Im giving you guys this great very simple low carb brownie recipe.  Believe it or not this is actually my first whey protein recipe I ever came up with.  This is still probably my favorite recipe of all the crazy ones Ive come up with.  With only 4 ingredients it doesnt get much simpler.

Note:  You’ll be using staple ingredients in these type of bodybuilding recipes.  The goal is not just to make this dessert but using the ingredients plus a few more, we’ll make several more using the same type ingredients.  This means, less trips to the store for expensive stuff  you only use once.  You will be cooking more but spending less and wasting less in the long run.

Even though you cook this low carb brownie in the microwave it is still very moist and has great texture.  Just thinking about it, I had to stop writing this and go whip one up.  This is another very quick recipe to whip up with a prep time of about 5 minutes and cook time of 2, you are getting a great snack in under 10 minutes.

This is a completely guilt free snack with only 7 grams of carbs and 6 of them coming from fiber, so this great snack nets only 1 carb.

So when you are eating all those healthy foods or get invited to some party and asked to bring a dessert, don’t forget to bookmark or print this recipe and  save some room for this great low carb brownie. (you can always start with the healthy baseline and modify as necessary based on your preferences and goals).

In a Rush?  Need something to take on the go?  Can’t cook to save your life?

Quest Nutrition chocolate low carb brownie bars are the perfect nutrition bar for anyone looking to get top quality protein while dropping some carbs from their diet. They’re as delicious and convenient as a candy bar while maintaining all of the nutrition of a carefully prepared meal that’s packed with fiber to make you feel full and to help with digestion and weight loss.

If you’ve tried the low carb brownie, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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]]> https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/low-carb-brownie/feed/ 0 High Protein Breakfast Muffin https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/high-protein-breakfast-muffin-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=high-protein-breakfast-muffin-2 https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/high-protein-breakfast-muffin-2/#comments Thu, 22 Dec 2011 10:00:55 +0000 Mike Boyle http://50.116.99.151/~mda1125/bodybuildingsecretslive.com/?p=2007 This is post by NoBull Author, Mike Boyle Ingredients: 1/2 cup or 60 grams oat flour (used Bob’s Red Mill) 1/2 ripe banana 4 egg whites 1 scoop vanilla whey protein 2 tbsp splenda 1/8 tsp salt 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/8 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp vanilla extract 15 grams crushed walnuts Optional: 1/8 tsp [...]

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High Protein Breakfast Muffin

Ingredients:

Optional:

1/8 tsp coconut extract

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2.  Mix all dry ingrediets together (oat flour, whey, splenda, salt, baking soda and powder).

3.  Mash up banana with fork and add in rest of wet ingredients (egg, vanilla and coconut extract).

4.  Add dry ingredient and walnuts to wet ingredients and mixed together until blended well.

5.  Add batter to a tin foil mini pot pie pan or muffin pan and cook (22-25) minutes

Nutritional Facts: (Per serving)

This is a great muffin to get your day started off right. What I like to do is make 4 or 5 of these at a time and just throw them in the refrigerator that way when I get up I just grab one with my morning coffee and out the door I go.

These is a very simple recipe to put together it takes maybe 10 minutes to whip it up and your done.  If your looking for a morning change from egg whites and oatmeal I suggest giving this a try.  And remember just because this is bodybuilding style recipe doesn’t mean you have to be a bodybuilder to eat it. If your just looking for a healthier snack this is a great one to try.

NoBull Author: Mike Boyle

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]]> https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/high-protein-breakfast-muffin-2/feed/ 1 An Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe – 3 Minutes to Cook and Eat https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/easy-pumpkin-pie-recipe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=easy-pumpkin-pie-recipe https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/easy-pumpkin-pie-recipe/#comments Thu, 08 Dec 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Marc David http://50.116.99.151/~mda1125/bodybuildingsecretslive.com/?p=1819 This is easy pumpkin pie recipe by NoBull Author, Mike Boyle Say hello to the easy pumpkin pie recipe.  Another wonderful addition to the cooking recipes.  With a few cooking tips and a few ingredients like eggs, ground nutmeg and some ground cinnamon, you’ll be on your way to making this delicious pumpkin pie protein cake [...]

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Say hello to the easy pumpkin pie recipe.  Another wonderful addition to the cooking recipes.  With a few cooking tips and a few ingredients like eggs, ground nutmeg and some ground cinnamon, you’ll be on your way to making this delicious pumpkin pie protein cake that cooks in just under 3 minutes in most microwaves.

Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe Ingredients:

Optional:

15 grams of pecans or walnuts

You can always add real milk or condensed milk to this.  Feel free to add salt if necessary. Always remember to change the nutritionals if you add extra ingredients.  This is a foundational recipe that tastes great as is but can be modified to suit your needs.

Directions:

1. In a medium sized bowl break egg and whisk. Add in 1/2 cup of raw pumpkin and 1/4 cup of water. Mix together.

2. Add the oat flour and 2 scoops of whey protein and mix together well. If mixture seems to thick feel free to add more water, a little bit at a time.

3. Add in the cinnamon and nutmeg and give it another quick mix.

4. Cook in microwave on high for 2:45-3:00 minutes. Cooking time will depend on your microwave, it usually takes about 2:45 minutes in mine.

5. Add the mixture to a microwave safe container.

6. I usually throw the cake in the freeze for about 15-20 minutes just to cool down a bit.

7. Eat and enjoy

 Nutritional Facts:(per cake) 

Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe Video Proof by a non-Chef

So are you going to make this easy pumpkin pie recipe?  If you do, I’d love to know how it worked for you in the comments below.

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Once again, this amazing meal comes from Metabolic Cooking and it’s called Thai Basil Chicken Stir-Fry.  I’ve made quite a few meals from this cookbook and so far, this is my #1 pick.  A close second is Ginger Beef and a cut above my go-to baked chicken breast recipes I normally make.  Describing food for me is difficult because by nature I am no chef!  My cooking skills in college were limited to Top Ramen.  I once ate an entire German Chocolate Cake for dinner.

I’ve come a long way.

Without going into too much detail, having these type of resources at your disposal is a benefit to you, your family and in case you ever want to cook a dish for a potluck or friends and need something “healthy” but somewhat spectacular.  The recipes in Metabolic Cooking are worth every penny.  I cannot live without this cookbook.  It’s made a significant difference in my nutrition.

No more boring chicken….  now let’s dig in.

Thai Basil Chicken Stir-Fry:
Makes 4 Serving

Ingredients:

• 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4oz each)
• 2 tablespoons thai fish sauce
• 2 tablespoons soy sauce
• Pinch of stevia
• 2 teaspoon dried basil
• 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
• 2 teaspoons coconut oil (I’ve used Grapeseed oil successfully)
• 2 cloves garlic, crushed
• 1 small onion, sliced
• 3 cups green beans (cut each bean in 3-4 pieces)

Directions:

1. Combine the fish sauce, soy sauce, stevia in a blender. Blend for several seconds, then turn off the blender. Add the basil and red pepper flakes, set aside.

2. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a wok or skillet over high heat and add the garlic, chicken, and onion and stir-fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the green beans and continue to stir-fry until the chicken is cooked through.

3. Stir the fish sauce mixture into the stir-fry. Turn the heat to medium, cover, and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes
(the beans should be tender-crisp).

Nutritional Facts:
(Per Serving)

• Calories: 198
• Protein: 31g
• Carbohydrates: 5g
• Fat: 6g

- marc david

P.S. - Pair this with a red wine or champagne for an “epic” experience.

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]]> https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/thai-basil-chicken-stir-fry/feed/ 1 How to Make Chocolate French Toast https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/how-to-make-chocolate-french-toast/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-make-chocolate-french-toast https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/how-to-make-chocolate-french-toast/#comments Sat, 02 Apr 2011 00:56:36 +0000 Marc http://50.116.99.151/~mda1125/bodybuildingsecretslive.com/?p=1363 As I wrap up these recipes I’m legally “stealing” from Metabolic Cooking. We’ve already talked about Tuscan Chicken, Spicy Pork Chops, Blueberry Protein Pancakes and my all time favorite breakfast so far, Banana Split Oatmeal.  If you haven’t seen those, click any of the links and be taken to the step by step how make [...]

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As I wrap up these recipes I’m legally “stealing” from Metabolic Cooking.

We’ve already talked about Tuscan Chicken, Spicy Pork Chops, Blueberry Protein Pancakes and my all time favorite breakfast so far, Banana Split Oatmeal.  If you haven’t seen those, click any of the links and be taken to the step by step how make those meals.

This is Chocolate French Toast.  It’s a delicious, easy to make french toast recipe that will blow away all those boring dry oats in water with some protein powder.  Not that there’s anything wrong with cooking such meals but at some point, even the best of us snap.  We’ve driven insane or we drive our families insane with monotonous routine based planning.  This offers a unique way to fake like you are stepping outside the lines and lightening up when in fact, you are just making better tasting, more creative meals.

Do you have to be a bodybuilder to enjoy these?  Of course not.  You don’t need to be a chef either.  But there’s NO EXCUSES for not knowing what to make and there’s little to no reason to say you can’t cook.  You really need to step outside the comfort zone and try at least one if not all the these meals.  You will love them.  You will want more.  Excitement like this is hard to contain and it’s why I can bodybuild for twenty some years and not get bored.  Because I’m always trying to make it challenging while sticking to what works in accordance with my goals.

Chocolate French Toast:

Makes 1 Serving

Ingredients:

• 3 egg whites
• ½ scoop chocolate protein powder
• 2 slices whole wheat bread
• Drop of maple extracts
• Pinch of cinnamon powder
• Pinch of stevia
• Cooking spray

Directions:

1. Lightly coat skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet on medium low heat. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl (except for bread,cinnamon and stevia)
2. Dip both sides of the bread into mixture until completely covered, soak bread for a few seconds to insure absorption.
3. Add slices to preheated skillet, and cook each side brown until golden brown.
4. Light sprinkle stevia and cinnamon.

Quick Tip:
You can use whatever artificial sweeter you want or in my case, the protein powder I used, has sucrose in it and so there was no real need to make it sweeter.

Nutritional Facts:

(Per Serving)
• Calories: 315
• Protein: 33g
• Carbohydrates: 39g
• Fat: 3g

- marc david

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With a name like Banana Split Oatmeal, you have to think … kid-friendly.  But you’d be wrong!  This is yet another of one of many easy recipes from Metabolic Cooking.  When I made this today, I nearly fell off my chair it was to tasty.  I’ve had a few other anabolic type meals that are good but this takes the cake.  Nothing should taste this good unless it’s loaded with sugars and fats.

Frankly, I’m getting leaner eating this stuff oddly enough because it fits the nutrient profiles I’ve setup for my meal plans.

At this point, I’ve gotten a few emails asking me… “Marc, why are you GIVING these away?”

My answer is simple..

First, you cannot legally copyright a recipe in the United State of America.  You can copyright a secret ingredient, you can the exact wording but you can’t copyright a simple combination of foods.  Putting a banana into oatmeal is not a copyrightable action.  Loophole!

Second… because there’s about 200+ more of these in Metabolic Cooking!  Why hide them?  If I show you a few that are dropping me to my knees in awe, I can only hope you’ll catch onto my excitement and buy the book.  There’s no point in telling you how great these are, I’d rather you make a few I find to be exceptional and then discover for yourself that cooking can be easy and fun and delicious!

As I promised a Twitter friend, I will keep this simple and get to the point.

Banana Split Oatmeal:

Makes 1 Serving

Ingredients:

• ½ cup oatmeal (quick or rolled)
• 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
• ½ cup skim milk
• Pinch of Stevia
• 1 banana, sliced
• 4 big strawberries, sliced
• 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
• Water

Directions:

1. In a big bowl, mix oatmeal with the milk and complete with water until it completely soaks the oatmeal.
2. Cook in a Microwave for about 1 minute – stir the mix , then microwave for another 1 minute.
3. Let the oatmeal cool down for about 3 minutes.
4. Add the chocolate protein powder, stir.
5. Stir in the banana and strawberry slices.
6. Top with the Greek yogurt and enjoy!

Quick Tip:
I used Vanilla flavored Greek yogurt.  It probably added some additional flavoring.  It wasn’t necessary for me to use any water.  The oats soaked perfectly and the consistency seemed fine to me.  If you want a bit more “liquid” or not as think, you may want to add in a little water.

Nutritional Facts:

(Per Serving)
• Calories: 334
• Protein: 37g
• Carbohydrates: 42g
• Fat: 2g

- Marc David

What’s Next?

Get this and a lot more breakfast, snack, sides, poultry, fish, red meat and vegetarian ideas from Metabolic Cooking.   Click here to Grab the 7 Cooking Tips report.

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]]> https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/banana-split-oatmeal/feed/ 0 Tuscan Chicken Recipe https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/tuscan-chicken-recipe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tuscan-chicken-recipe https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/tuscan-chicken-recipe/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2011 01:00:57 +0000 Marc http://50.116.99.151/~mda1125/bodybuildingsecretslive.com/?p=1354 Do you want an easy to make, slow cooker chicken breast recipe that meets all the requirements of a healthy bodybuilding meal?  Maybe on that when you eat the chicken literally flakes apart with eat mouthwatering bite?  If the answer is YES!  Save me from yet another boiled, tasteless, dry chicken meal, then Tuscan Chicken [...]

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Do you want an easy to make, slow cooker chicken breast recipe that meets all the requirements of a healthy bodybuilding meal?  Maybe on that when you eat the chicken literally flakes apart with eat mouthwatering bite?  If the answer is YES!  Save me from yet another boiled, tasteless, dry chicken meal, then Tuscan Chicken is the answer.

I started making this at 10:34am.  It took about 15 minutes TOTAL to prep and get it into the Slow Cooker (Crock Pot).  After that, I set it to Low per the instructions and headed to the gym.

6.5 hours late, dinner was ready.  Best of all?  I didn’t really have to plan dinner.  It was ready I needed my next meal and I could smell the Tuscan Chicken cooking the entire time.  Seriously, it smelled really awesome!  This is slightly more preparation than Mustard Roasted Chicken, bodybuilding chicken recipes

First Impressions:

Chicken literally flaked off with each fork bite.  The tomatoes added a good flavor, the juices kept the chicken moist.  It was HOT (not spicy) but cooked thru.  I paired this with a Schild Estate Barbossa 2008 Shiraz.  Sorry but I am a red wine fan.  I’m still savoring the experience.  Yes folks, it was that good.

If you don’t have a slow cooker or a Crock Pot or a setting on your oven… get one.  They aren’t that expensive and I’ve come to find that having dinner ready is one less meal to prepare and it’s extremely.. let me say EXTREMELY nice to have a moist, tender, fully cooked chicken breast FLAKE off with eat bite.  Not to mention it packs a serious bodybuilding dosage of muscle building goodness.

5 stars out of 5.  Yes I will make this again.

Tuscan Chicken:

Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

• 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4oz each)
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• ¼ cup chopped onion
• ½ red bell pepper, cut into strips
• ½ green bell pepper, cut into strips
• ½ can (8ox or 220g) black beans, drained
• 1 tomato, diced
• ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth
• 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
• ½ teaspoon dried oregano
• 1 clove garlic, crushed
• Salt and pepper

Notes: I used a Leek as I dislike onions even though it’s in the same family.  Even for those who do not like the taste or the thought of onions, using a Leek worked out perfectly.  I used 2 organic Roma tomatoes, diced.  While a friend suggested using diced tomatoes from the can, that would increase the sodium.  I loved the taste of fresh, organic Roma tomatoes.  2 of them filled the crock pot nicely.  3 would have been possible.  Do not use a Beefsteak tomato.  Not enough authentic flavor.  I trimmed ALL the fat off the chicken breasts.

Directions:

1. Put the onion, peppers, and beans in a slow cooker.
2. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables and beans.
3. In a bowl, stir together the olive oil, tomatoes, broth, vinegar, oregano, garlic, a bit of salt and pepper.
4. Pour the mixture over the chicken.
5. Cover the slow cooker, set it to low.
6. Let it cook for 6 to 7 hours.

Quick Tip:
6.5 hours worked 100%.  Any longer and it might be dry.  Any shorter and it wouldn’t have been so flaky.

Nutritional Facts:

(Per Serving)
• Calories: 295
• Protein: 33g
• Carbohydrates: 25g
• Fat: 7g

What to Do Next:

The Metabolic Cooking features various recipes like red meats, smoothies, vegetarian, chicken and fish, snacks, pork, breakfast and sides.  You will become a chef in no time, and will keep your family and friends healthy along the way.

Marc David – CPT
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”

P.S. – If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can still make other baked chicken breast recipes that take minutes to prepare and store very well.

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Spicy Pork Chops

You are looking at one page from the simple Pork Chop Recipes section of Metabolic Cooking.  This is another (my 3rd) discover of some of the most simple, tasty, delicious and truly created meals for bodybuilders.  If you are looking for simple to make meals that are slightly tailored for higher protein, less carbs and less fat, then this 3rd cookbook called Metabolic Cooking might be just for you.

How to Make This Spicy Pork Chop Recipes:

Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

• 4 pork chops (4oz each, trimmed of all fat)
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 clove garlic, crushed
• ½ teaspoon chilli powder
• ½ teaspoon ground coriander
• ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
• Salt and pepper

Directions:

1. Mix oil, garlic, chilli powder, coriander, red pepper flakes, salt
and pepper in a bowl
2. Rub the chops thoroughly with the mixture
3. Cook in a large skillet over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes
per side or until cooked

Quick Tip:
You can add additional spices or various spices to make it hotter.  As listed, it’s “spicy” for us wimps like me and very mild.  It’s got a kick but nothing wicked.

Nutritional Facts:

(Per Serving)
• Calories: 201
• Protein: 30g
• Carbohydrates: 0g
• Fat: 9g

If you are a pork fan, and you like semi-spicy type foods, I highly suggest this particular meal.  I used Omaha pork chops and trimmed off any visible fat.  They were as lean as possible.  I had no gristle or fat whatsoever when eating these chops.  I paired it with a red wine.  5 stars.

- Marc David

PS: The Metabolic Cooking features various recipes like red meats, smoothies, vegetarian, chicken and fish, snacks, pork, breakfast and sides.  You will become a chef in no time, and will keep your family and friends healthy along the way.

You will learn how to cook tasty meals for your muscle building and fitness goals no matter what they may be. You will learn every aspect of cooking for healthy living and reaching physique goals.

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(makes 4-6 servings) 

Blueberry Protein Pancakes

Ingredients:

• 6 egg whites
• ½ cup oatmeal (dry)
•  1tsp Vanilla extract
• Pinch of cinnamon powder
• Pinch of stevia
• Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
• ¼ teaspoon baking soda
• Cooking spray

Directions:

1. First heat a frying pan until hot and then reduce to medium temperature

2. After mixing together all the ingredients in a blender, spray some
pam (or other cooking spray), drop by spoonful onto the pan.

3. When bubbles start to form, place evenly on pancake about 1
tablespoon blueberries.

4. Let them set in before flipping the pancake.

5. Makes about 4-6 pancakes depending on the size.

Nutritionals: (per serving)

228 calories
Protein: 28g
Carbohydrates: 29g
Fats: 0g

Be Fit, Stay Strong!

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Delicious Blueberry Oatmeal Recipe

If you think oatmeal is boring, plain or you have to be a “hardcore” bodybuilder and eat them raw with just water … WRONG!

If you think McDonald’s Oatmeal is the way to go … WRONG!

What you are about to read is by far the easiest, cheapest, healthy, oatmeal recipe I’ve tried in a decade.  You can find more bodybuilding recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

My “buddy” (whom I’ve never meet in my life but am friends with on Facebook; nice usage of the word huh) Dave Ruhl and author of the Anabolic Cooking book did it again with his Blueberry Oatmeal recipe.

Before I start into how awesome this blueberry oatmeal breakfast tasted and that you can literally make it anytime (breakfast, snack, dinner, whatever) let me give you a super short list of the benefits of eating oatmeal.  Keep in mind, it is really called Vanilla Cream Oatmeal but I always seemed to add some fruit to it; hence the slight name change.

Oatmeal Benefits:

Here’s how to make the Vanilla Cream Oatmeal recipe from page 16 of Anabolic Cooking.

Vanilla Cream Oatmeal:

Makes 1 Serving

Ingredients:

• 1 cup oatmeal
• 1cup Skim Milk
• 1 scoop (30g) of Vanilla Protein Powder
• 1/2 teaspoon of Stevia
• Pinch of Cinnamon

Directions:

1. In a big bowl, mix all the ingredients (except for the Protein Powder)
2. Cook in a Microwave for about 1 minute – stir the mix , then microwave for
another 1 minute.
3. Let the oatmeal cool down for about 3 minutes
4. Add the vanilla Protein Powder

Blueberry Oatmeal:

You can add 1/ 2 cup of berries (your choice of berries) to add extra flavour.

Nutritional Facts:

(Per Serving)
• Calories: 531
• Protein: 45g
• Carbohydrates: 73g
• Fat: 6g

Anabolic Oatmeal Variety

So no more oatmeal in water or plain.  I mean, if that’s what you like fine.  But if you are looking for something different.  Something with taste that meets the criteria of a bodybuilding meal, then you’ve found your next breakfast.

- Marc David

PS: The Anabolic Cooking features over 200 “Anabolicious” step-by-step, easy to make recipes, so you will never be bored with your diet again.You will become a chef in no time, and will keep your family and friends healthy along the way.

You will learn how to cook tasty meals for your muscle building and fitness goals no matter what they may be. You will learn every aspect of cooking for healthy living and reaching physique goals.

And it’s more than just a cookbook, “Anabolic Cooking” is a complete nutrition guide full of Cooking tricks, Nutritional Tips and Dieting Strategies…And it’s more than just a cookbook, “Anabolic Cooking” is a complete nutrition guide full of Cooking tricks, Nutritional Tips and Dieting Strategies…

Now go make some blueberry oatmeal!

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What you are looking in the photo above is one of my go-to baked chicken breast recipes called Mustard Roasted Chicken from a book called Anabolic Cooking (that happens to be loaded with healthy chicken recipes). It’s prepared and ready to go into the oven! It will meet the needs of anybody looking for some bodybuilding meals without having to be a bodybuilding chef.

Frankly, the Anabolic Cooking book I mention may not be for everyone.

For example, if you are a head chef at a restaurant or currently the host of the bodybuilding food network and you already make extensive healthy chicken recipes, these baked chicken breast recipes might give you a chuckle. But if you are like most of us “kitchen-phobic” bodybuilders that desperately want to make bodybuilding meals or just the 90% of the population that might want to eat some muscle building meals but simply is scared off by the word cooking… or has no idea where to start… or hates the idea …

Then the Anabolic Cooking book might be just what you need. For starters, here’s a fantastic easy bake chicken recipe that fits the bodybuilding chicken recipes category. For years I had two types of chicken that I would make for my bodybuilding meals because I am no bodybuilding chef:

Fact is, I didn’t know how to cook any baked chicken breast recipes and I sure didn’t know what to really make that would classify as a muscle building meals. I wasn’t interested in spending hours in the kitchen pretending to be on the fitness food network making elaborate meals and I thought it was nearly impossible to really taste up chicken without screwing up my macro-nutrient ratios.

Until I discovered that cooking baked chicken breast recipes can be simple, healthy and tasty. The mustard roasted chicken recipe will soon become one of your favorite muscle building chicken recipes I am sure of it. If you ever post your video to the YouTube Food Network, be sure and let me know in the comments below.

Mustard Roasted Chicken takes little time to prepare, it cooks quickly, tastes delicious, keeps the chicken moist AND you can make a big batch of it and use it during the week for your protein needs. I would venture to say out of all the baked chicken breast recipes that are in Anabolic Cooking, this is by far the easiest to make, the cheapest (depending on if you buy organic chicken) and the least messy.

Forget those other fitness chicken recipes, here is how you make Mustard Chicken from the Anabolic Cooking book by Dave Ruel which is loaded with many other baked chicken breast recipes.

Baked Chicken Breast Recipes Just Got Tastier with Mustard Roasted Chicken

Ingredients:

Marc’s Notes: I used dried parsley for even quicker preparation or if you don’t have any fresh parsley at the time.  Dried will make it less of a fresh parsley taste but it gets the job done.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  2. Combine mustard and parsley in a bowl
  3. Arrange chicken breasts, skin side up, in a shallow baking pan
  4. Brush with mustard mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with paprika
  6. Bake 30 minutes or until cooked

Marc’s Notes: Depending on your oven, the cooking times may vary.  I’ve found that 350 degrees F for 30 minutes is more than enough.  I use a baking sheet and place tin foil along the bottom as you see in the photo above.  Try it both ways and see what you like.

Nutritional Facts:

(per serving; makes 4 servings)

Calories: 204g
Protein: 41g
Carbohydrates: 0g
Fat: 4g

The finished product suitable for any exercise food network presentation:

Cooking bodybuilding meals doesn’t have to be difficult or to time consuming and you don’t need to be a bodybuilding chef. You can prepare many healthy chicken recipes like this and have it cooked and stored in 45 minutes or less. Depending on how much chicken you make, you’ll have enough protein for every meal of the day just from one of the many baked chicken breast recipes found in Anabolic Cooking.

If you are looking for easy baked chicken breast recipes, you will find several that are classic bodybuilding meals that you won’t need to be bodybuilding chef to prepare (although you will be accused of being one).

If you make Mustard Chicken, let me know your comments below.

Marc David – CPT
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”

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]]> https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/mustard-roasted-chicken/feed/ 4 Protein Bar Recipe for Bodybuilding on a Budget https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/high-protein-bar-recipe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=high-protein-bar-recipe https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/high-protein-bar-recipe/#comments Fri, 31 Dec 2010 18:09:58 +0000 Marc http://50.116.99.151/~mda1125/bodybuildingsecretslive.com/?p=1206 I used to be a fan of some commercial protein bars, eating 2-3 bars a week thinking they were good for me just because they were called ”Protein Bars”… and the ingredients looked alright. But, the problem was that commercial Protein Bars are more than often LOADED with sugar (sugar alcohols even worse), and cost on average $5 a [...]

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No Bake High Protein Bars

I used to be a fan of some commercial protein bars, eating 2-3 bars a week thinking they were good for me just because they were called ”Protein Bars”… and the ingredients looked alright.

But, the problem was that commercial Protein Bars are more than often LOADED with sugar (sugar alcohols even worse), and cost on average $5 a bar…

And, in addition from being healthy, they are super cheap to make: less than 50 cents per bar!!!

Hope you enjoy these bars.

Here’s the recipe I took from Anabolic Cooking:

Makes 5 Bars

Ingredients:

- 6-8 scoops chocolate protein powder

- 1 cup oatmeal

- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter

- 3 tbsp honey

- 1/2 cup 1% milk

- 3 tbsp crushed peanuts

Note: I personally used 1 cup of milk. After using 1/2, I felt it needed more moisture.

Directions:

1. Mix together the protein powder, oatmeal, peanut butter, honey

and milk.

2. Form into 5 bars and then roll in the crushed peanuts to finish.

3. Place in the fridge for about 30 mins

Nutritional Facts:

(Per Serving – 1 Bar)

Calories: 452

Protein: 50g

Carbohydrates: 36g

Fat: 12g

Hope you enjoy these…

- Marc David

PS: By far this is the messiest, stickiest recipe I’ve ever made!  But the bars tasted great. I even had my non-bodybuilding mother try them and she actually liked them.

PPS: The Anabolic Cookbook features over 200 “Anabolicious” step-by-step, easy to make recipes, so you will never be bored with your diet again.You will become a chef in no time, and will keep your family and friends healthy along the way.

You will learn how to cook tasty meals for your muscle building and fitness goals no matter what they may be. You will learn every aspect of cooking for healthy living and reaching physique goals.

And it’s more than just a cookbook, “Anabolic Cooking” is a complete nutrition guide full of Cooking tricks, Nutritional Tips and Dieting Strategies…And it’s more than just a cookbook, “Anabolic Cooking” is a complete nutrition guide full of Cooking tricks, Nutritional Tips and Dieting Strategies…

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]]> https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/high-protein-bar-recipe/feed/ 3 Almost Guiltless Key Lime Pie https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/key-lime-pie/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=key-lime-pie https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/bodybuilding-recipes/key-lime-pie/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2009 19:44:58 +0000 Marc http://50.116.99.151/~mda1125/bodybuildingsecretslive.com/?p=487 Key Lime Pie Seeker … today is your lucky day! This is just part of the quick and easy recipes section of this blog.  You might have come seeking the type of southern living key lime pie that Paula Deen might make or maybe a bit more upscale by ex-con, Martha Stewart. No worries, you’ve [...]

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This is just part of the quick and easy recipes section of this blog.  You might have come seeking the type of southern living key lime pie that Paula Deen might make or maybe a bit more upscale by ex-con, Martha Stewart. No worries, you’ve come to the right place and this easy key lime pie recipe will make you most pleased and you might consider it the best when you are done. This recipe by natural bodybuilder, Greg Avedon should make him famous.

If you’ve been strict with your diet, there’s going to come a time when you deserve a break. A ‘cheat meal’ as it’s affectionately in the bodybuilding world. But let’s not take cheating to the extreme! Here’s an almost guiltless key lime pie that will satisfy your sugar cravings without being too sweet. When compared to the store bought brands filled with key lime juice and sugar, this one comes in at 10 g LESS fat than most commercially available alternatives making it a fantastic low fat key lime pie recipe. It’s cheap to make and the graham cracker crust will not disappoint.  In my opinion it’s much better than the weight watchers keylime pie.  If you want more bodybuilding recipes, I’ve got those.

Who said that having your key lime pie dessert had to be unhealthy? These dessert recipes are as close as you can come to making the argument that cheating is actually good for you.

Makes 8 servings

Key Lime Pie Ingredients:

How to Make the Key Lime Pie:

Step 1: Preheat the over to 350°F.  In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, oats, apple sauce, and cinnamon.  Mix well.

Step 2: Set aside 1 tablespoon of the crumb mixture.  Pour the rest into a 9″ x 11/2” nonstick pie pan.  Use the back of a spoon to press it evenly into and along the sides of the pan to form a crust.

Step 3: Bake for 15 minutes.

Step 4: In a bowl, combine the egg yolks, condensed milk and keylime juice.  Whisk until smooth.

Step 5: Reduce the oven heat to 250°F.  Pour the filling into the crust.  Bake for 40 minutes or until the filling is firm to the touch.

Step 6: Let cool completely on a wire rack.  Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours or until totally chilled.

Step 7: Top with an even 2″ layer of whipped topping.  Sprinkle with the reserved 1 tablespoon of crumb mixture (if you saved it).

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:

Each serving contains:

VARIATIONS & COOKING TIPS:

You can add more cinnamon, use fresh squeezed key lime juice, change the type of graham crackers or use different combinations of the whipped topping to make this awesome key lime pie. I used a no fat version which I initially thought would be awful considering that no fat stuff is normally bad but it turned out alright.

Be careful not to overcook it. 40 minutes is plenty of time. It should be solid to the touch but not hard.

RIPPED TIP:

While this key lime pie dessert could be considered a darn healthy post-workout meal (at least by some standards) take it easy on this one. Especially if you are trying to get lean. Try and limit yourself during a lean-out phase to just 2 servings over a 2 week period. Or whatever you feel fits into your food scheduled based on your calculations. Even with a healthy dessert such as the key lime pie, those calories can add up quickly and shoot your right over your goals for the day. Just keep a keen eye on that and you’ll do just fine. This one is excellent for family functions when you are tasked with bringing the dessert. Now it’s healthier and you can eat it too.

Key Lime Pie from Muscle Chow

If you want other alternatives to the above and some really good bodybuilding meals, weight gain shakes and healthy meals that are super easy to make… I would recommend you take a look at this book.

Muscle Chow (my first bodybuilding cookbook)

Before I found Muscle Chow, I kinda went from website recipe to website recipe. Or to overly complicated cookbooks that were not for bodybuilders trying to get lean or build muscle. Greg Avedon nailed it with this how to make key lime pie and wrote to the married guy or single guy who can’t cook but wants to cook something in order to build muscle (and maybe has a sweet tooth). It was so incredibly simple to follow. I am not a cook or a bodybuilding chef by any means. My biggest accomplishment was grilled chicken and burgers. This is so stinking simple to use. It doesn’t have a ton of ingredients and you’ll find that many of the recipes use the same foundations. Meaning, less big trips to the store. Many of them are only 4 steps. They taste great and are low in fat and sodium. Perfect for that lean look. Armed with this, I cannot go wrong. Awesome book. Changed my life in the kitchen. Check out Muscle Chow.

Build smart. Stay strong!

Marc David
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”
www.nobullbodybuilding.com

PS - Tell me what you think of this key lime pie once you have made it.

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