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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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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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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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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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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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Muscle Chow – Healthy Recipes for Every Occasion

If You Want Healthy Recipes and You Don’t Have This Book… Get It!

Desperately Seeking Healthy Recipes

Before I found this, I kinda went from the cooking light magazine searching for how to cook healthy. Or to overly complicated cookbooks that had a lot of easy diet recipes for overweight people but not for bodybuilders trying to get lean or build muscle. Greg Avedon nailed it with this and wrote to the married guy or single guy (not married to Rachael Ray) who can’t cook but wants to cook healthy meals in order to build muscle. It was so incredibly simple to follow. I am not a cook or chef by any means. Planning meals 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 health and nutrition conscious person.

It’s not that I didn’t know what to eat as I’ve made plenty of healthy side dishes (albeit a bit boring). It’s not that I didn’t know how to cook it. My main problem is similar to many of you. I get too caught up in making this sport or lifestyle more complicated than it needs to be and when it comes to creativity in terms of healthy recipes or even some off the beaten path ideas like vegetarian recipes, I tend to stick to the same old things. I want something easy to make (I do not want pre-made Jenny Craig type meals), that tastes good that doesn’t take 60 minutes to do. I don’t want a huge mess in the kitchen and I don’t want to be in the kitchen for 2 hours each time (Hint: I don’t like to cook).

The biggest problem anybody will face when it comes to building muscle, burning fat and making the changes they need to enhance their body is all done thru health nutrition. And the biggest problem we all face, unless you are OCD or love to cook is that you don’t have too many healthy recipes ideas and cooking isn’t enjoyable probably because you don’t have many easy food recipes at your disposal.

Cooking Isn’t Enjoyable (to me and maybe to you)

I’m not a food person.  As Tom Venuto said in his Body Fat Solution, people he’s interviewed see food as fuel.  A way to get the energy necessary to live and workout.  But that’s it.  I see food as fuel.  I don’t like cooking or else I’d not have issues with eating often, eating enough and having plenty of healthy food recipes socked away in my kitchen junk drawer (everybody has one of those right?).

My guess is that you don’t like to cook either! You don’t like being in the kitchen for hours. You have few healthy recipes ideas but not nearly enough.

But if you do like to cook but just don’t know what to cook that fits into the category of healthy recipes, this book will solve it for you.  Healthy cooking is about to get really easy.

It’s your guide to losing weight and your guide to packing on muscle. As much as that sounds crazy, it’s the only thing in 10 years that literally changed my life in the kitchen.

“Do you sit down to every meal with a calculator in hand?  No?  Me neither.  Any diet that requires more than basic counting skills is a diet that is way too complicated and will ultimately fail.” - Page 3 of Muscle Chow

A Small Sample of Healthy Receipes in Muscle Chow

The Key Lime Pie that I pulled out of Muscle Chow took hardly any effort to make and was arguably one of the better healthy dessert recipes you could have given the circumstances. Those circumstances being I love Key Lime Pie! But it’s proof that diets that work can be quick and easy and things like pie you don’t think would be good for you can still classify as healthy food recipes. One of my go-to baked chicken recipes is Mustard Roasted Chicken.

There’s over 150 quick healthy receipes in Muscle Chow that even somebody on the Weight Watchers program could easily use. They are broken down into several categories that includes healthy fish recipes (You are getting your Omega-3′s right?!). It’s more than enough ideas to get you lean and muscular and you won’t be in the kitchen long enough to setup your own food network show! These are 30 minute meals or less. In fact, too many ideas is a bad thing. It leads to indecision and in the bodybuilding world, too many choices means you can’t plan for your specific needs and ultimately no action leads to unfulfilled dreams.

The real secret to meal planning is advanced planning. Knowing what you will eat before you eat it is the concept behind those pre-packaged meals like Nutrisystem. Not tracking it after the fact and realizing at 9:00pm that you’ve missed your target by 1000 calories or ate too much. Planning in advance is key and healthy food recipes that are geared towards your goals is what this book is about.

What Makes Muscle Chow Different?

It’s not just a healthy foods cookbook or some random collection of 30 minute weight loss recipes. It’s not a bodybuilding diet. It’s healthy receipes that integrate into a healthy lifestyle (one of the rare diets that work is the one you’ll do for life). You can use it to burn fat, build muscle. It’s not complicated. It’s low in sodium which is a factor for some. It’s lower in fats but higher in healthy fats. There’s even vegetarian recipes and low carb dinner recipes that are skewed towards the person who wants to build lean muscle.

If you don’t have Muscle Chow, go get it. It’s a fantastic healthy food recipes resource loaded with 30 minute meal ideas and should be in your kitchen right now. And you can pick it up at Amazon or Barnes and Nobles for under $20.00. The first thing I’d do is look thru the healthy breakfast recipes and pick one. Before you know if, your friends will be calling you the Rachel Ray of the group

To Your Good Health,

Marc David
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”

P.S. - I wish Muscle Chow was a sprial book as I’ve got 2 copies.  And both are coming apart at the seams because I use it that much.  This was my first introduction and love into the world of healthy receipes.

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]]> https://bodybuildingsecretslive.com/book-reviews/healthy-receipes/feed/ 6 cooking,diet recipes,fitness,gregg avedon,healthy cooking,healthy cooking recipes,healthy diet,healthy diet recipes,healthy eating,healthy eating guides,healthy food,healthy foods Healthy Recipes just got wicked good!  Say hello to... If You Want Healthy Recipes and You Don't Have This Book... Get It! If you are a bodybuilder looking for quick and easy to make healthy receipes to build muscle and conscious about prevent... Healthy Recipes just got wicked good!  Say hello to... If You Want Healthy Recipes and You Don't Have This Book... Get It! If you are a bodybuilder looking for quick and easy to make healthy receipes to build muscle and conscious about preventing weight gain, this book is for you. If you are just somebody looking at changing eating habits that doesn't involve being a bodybuilding chef, this book is for you. If you want to pack on mass and cook healthy recipes but the whole nutrition thing has your stumped, this book is for you. If you know healthy eating is something you want but don't know what to eat and even less how to cook it, this book is for you. If you don't have a lot of money to spend but need some ideas for 30 minute healthy main dishes, this books is for you. If you want to learn how to make healthy sauces, healthy dressings, healthy soups, healthy appetizers and my favorite ... healthy desserts, you need to read Muscle Chow. Desperately Seeking Healthy Recipes Before I found this, I kinda went from the cooking light magazine searching for how to cook healthy. Or to overly complicated cookbooks that had a lot of easy diet recipes for overweight people but not for bodybuilders trying to get lean or build muscle. Greg Avedon nailed it with this and wrote to the married guy or single guy (not married to Rachael Ray) who can't cook but wants to cook healthy meals in order to build muscle. It was so incredibly simple to follow. I am not a cook or chef by any means. Planning meals 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 health and nutrition conscious person. It's not that I didn't know what to eat as I've made plenty of healthy side dishes (albeit a bit boring). It's not that I didn't know how to cook it. My main problem is similar to many of you. I get too caught up in making this sport or lifestyle more complicated than it needs to be and when it comes to creativity in terms of healthy recipes or even some off the beaten path ideas like vegetarian recipes, I tend to stick to the same old things. I want something easy to make (I do not want pre-made Jenny Craig type meals), that tastes good that doesn't take 60 minutes to do. I don't want a huge mess in the kitchen and I don't want to be in the kitchen for 2 hours each time (Hint: I don't like to cook). The biggest problem anybody will face when it comes to building muscle, burning fat and making the changes they need to enhance their body is all done thru health nutrition. And the biggest problem we all face, unless you are OCD or love to cook is that you don't have too many healthy recipes ideas and cooking isn't enjoyable probably because you don't have many easy food recipes at your disposal. Cooking Isn't Enjoyable (to me and maybe to you) I'm not a food person.  As Tom Venuto said in his Body Fat Solution, people he's interviewed see food as fuel.  A way to get the energy necessary to live and workout.  But that's it.  I see food as fuel.  I don't like cooking or else I'd not have issues with eating often, eating enough and having plenty of healthy food recipes socked away in my kitchen junk drawer (everybody has one of those right?). My guess is that you don't like to cook either! You don't like being in the kitchen for hours. You have few healthy recipes ideas but not nearly enough. But if you do like to cook but just don't know what to cook that fits into the category of healthy recipes, this book will solve it for you.  Healthy cooking is about to get really easy. It's your guide to losing weight and your guide to packing on muscle. As much as that sounds crazy, it's the only thing in 10 years that literally changed my life in the kitchen. Marc David clean Muscle Chow Muscle Chow - Healthy Recipes for Every Occasion