Healthy bodybuilding food doesn't have to be tasteless. Check out these delicious recipes and see how eating clean can be tasty as well as healthy.
Clean-Eating Recipes with Taste and Nutrition
If you want to get fit, you have to eat right. But eating right doesn’t mean sacrificing good taste for nutrition. Here are some clean-eating recipes for maximum fitness that will taste good and help you stay fit.
Fruit and Flax Smoothie
This fruit smoothie is easy to make, tasty and nutritious. It provides 16 grams of protein, 300 calories, seven grams of fiber and 43 grams of carbohydrates. It’s the perfect treat to give you lots of energy in the morning.
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries
- 1 1/2 cup skim milk (or milk substitute like almond milk, coconut milk)
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
All you need to do is add put all the ingredients in a blender and you’re done. It’s fast to make so it’s great when you don’t have a lot of time.
PB & J Smoothie
Peanut butter and jelly makes a great sandwich and an even more delicious smoothie. This smoothie provides you with around 30 grams of protein, 350 calories and 35 grams of carbohydrates per serving. This smoothie will fill you up with healthy nutrients and help you start the day right.
- 1 scoop vanilla flavored protein powder
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
- Stevia powder
- 1/2 cup mixed fruit (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries)
Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until it’s well blended. You may have to keep adding ice until you get it to the perfect consistency, but once you’ve found it, you’ll be rewarded with a tasty and healthy drink.
Chicken and Mandarin Salad
This salad is healthy, tasty and light. It will give you 18 grams of protein per serving, 200 calories and only 16 grams of carbohydrates.
- 3 ounces grilled chicken
- 1 cup broccoli
- 1 red pepper
- 1/2 cup mandarin orange
- 2 cups spinach
- ⅛ cup orange juice
- teaspoon of lemon juice
- teaspoon of red wine vinegar
- teaspoon of Dijon mustard
In order to prepare this salad, the chicken must be cut into strips. After cutting up the grilled chicken, toss the broccoli, red peppers, spinach and mandarin orange together. In a smaller bowl you combine the Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar and lemon juice.
Once the salad is tossed to your liking and the dressing is mixed well, you can add the dressing to the salad and enjoy. This is a flavorful lunch that will keep you satisfied until dinnertime
This recipe is great if you want to have something that can be made before hand and just placed on the grill or in the frying pan when you are ready to eat it. It contains 76 grams of protein, around 60 grams of carbohydrates and 540 calories per serving. If you have a big appetite this healthy meal will definitely satisfy you.
- 6 ounces of flounder
- ¼ cup quinoa
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- Kale as a topping for sandwich
- Hamburger Buns
- Jalapeno (optional)
- 1/2 tablespoon of mayonnaise (you can use light mayo or vegan mayo)
- 1 clove of garlic
- Bread crumbs (regular or whole wheat)
- Curry, salt, pepper, lemon juice (optional)
The quinoa should be cooked for 15 minutes and you can add salt, pepper and curry (add these latter ingredients to suit your taste). The flounder should be cooked for one minute on each side. You can use a cooking spray to lightly fry the flounder. Before frying the flounder, preheat the oven at 425 degrees.
The flounder, quinoa, chia seeds, garlic clove, kale and bread crumbs should be placed into a bowl. At this point, you can add more salt and pepper to suit your taste. These ingredients should be made into a patty and then placed into the oven for up to 10 minutes.
It’s important not to leave the patties for longer than 10 minutes because you don’t want to overcook them. While the patties are cooking, dice the cucumbers and jalapenos (if you are using them). Mix those ingredients with the mayonnaise and lemon juice and toast the hamburger buns.
You can take the patties out of the oven or off the grill and put them in the bun and add the cucumber mixture. This hearty and tasty meal is good for lunch or dinner.
Clean-Eating Recipes are Efficient Workout Fuel
These recipes are just a small sample of the many healthy and delicious, clean-eating meals you can prepare that will help you with your fitness goals. All these meals provide you with ample amounts of protein and carbohydrates to help fill you up and help fuel your workouts.