Bodybuilders know that protein is an extremely important macronutrient for building muscle. But eating the same foods day in, day out can become very boring. The biggest challenge is finding easy, delicious ways to incorporate all of the protein you need into your diet every day. In this post I’ve put together some fast, easy ways to load up on protein, in a healthy way. Below you’ll find some great ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even a protein bar snack for a delicious snack.
One Minute Almond Muffins
You’re busy; you don’t have a lot of time for breakfast. Check out this great muffin recipe you can make in just minutes. Make the night before and eat these with a protein shake in the morning.
- One Large Egg
- 1/4 C Almond Flour
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Coconut Oil
- 2 tsp (2 packets) Stevia Sweetener
Mix all ingredients in a microwave safe cup (coffee mug) and microwave on high for about 80 seconds.
Fast and Easy Turkey Chili
Make this delicious turkey chili for a fast and easy lunch or dinner. Freeze individual portions for a quick meals on the go.
- 1 Pound Ground Turkey Breast
- 1 Onion Chopped
- 1 Can Crushed Tomatoes (16 Oz.)
- 1 TBS Brown Sugar (Optional)
- 3 TBS Chili Powder
- Splash of Vinegar
- 1 Can Tomato Sauce (8 oz.)
- 1 Can Kidney Beans (16 oz.)
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
In a large pan combine turkey and chopped onion. Cook until turkey is browned and onions are soft and translucent. Stir in the remaining ingredients and cover the pan. Cook for 30 minutes.
Salsa Quinoa Chicken
Chicken and quinoa combined with salsa makes for an easy, delicious, low fat and high protein packed meal.
- 2 Cups Uncooked Quinoa
- 1.5 Pounds of Cooked Chicken Breast
- 2 Cups of Salsa
- 1 Onion Chopped
- 1 Diced Jalapeno (Optional)
Boil the uncooked quinoa in 4 cups of water. Once the water has reached a boil turn the heat down to low. Let the quinoa cook until just a small amount of water is left, then remove from heat. Let quinoa stand covered for 10 minutes. To finish this dish simply mix the rest of the ingredients in with the cooked quinoa.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars
If you need a quick snack or have a sweet tooth, protein bars are the perfect solution. These chocolate peanut butter protein bars are easy to make and taste like a brownie (without the guilt). These are a personal favorite of mine!
- 2 Scoops Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
- 3 TBPS Peanut Butter
- 2 Cups Oats
- 5 Egg Whites
- 3 Bananas
- 1 Ounce of Honey (2 TBSP)
- 4 Ounces Skim Milk (1/2 Cup)
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Put the oats in a food processor and process until they reach a flour like texture. Mix all ingredients except the skim milk in a bowl. Add the milk and continue mixing after all other ingredients have been combined. Bake 15 to 20 minutes in a 9×9 or 9×13 ban (greased or parchment paper). Let them cool off then cut into 6-8 servings.