So With this article this week, I just wanted to share with you one of my Excellent muscle meal plans that I love. And Most Surprisingly, This actually comes in the form of a salad, Yes I did say a Salad, but it is amazing!
I Probably know the ladies will love this idea, but for all of you guys out there that think eating a salad makes you less of a man… Well, you haven’t tried this perfect “salad” jack up yet!
Keep in mind that this salad is not low in calories. It’s not low in fat. It’s not low in carbs.
And guess what…that’s the whole point!, It’s not low in anything, but it sure as hell is HIGH in everything under the sun that’s good for your body…
just about every vitamin, mineral, antioxidant, and phytonutrient on the planet! And that means your body will receive all the nutrition it needs to maintain optimal hormonal balance, function at it’s highest capacity, keep your appetite satisfied for hours, and prevent any unwanted cravings.
Keep in mind that last point… when you fill your body with all of the nutrients it needs on a daily basis, you pretty much totally eliminate cravings! This happens because your body is satisfied and doesn’t need to crave any more food, because it has all of the nutrients it needs.
I’ve experienced this myself. Years ago and too be honest even just a little even today, lol, I used to crave sweets ALL THE TIME. But now that I eat a balanced diet that I do these days, I can’t say that I’ve had a big craving in at least 5 years! No lie.
Alright, here’s the special muscle meal plan recipe:
The Ultimate Muscle Salad
Approx 1-2 cups spinach leaves
Approx 1-2 cups mixed leaf lettuce
Approx 1 cup of Kale
1/2 of a ripe avocado, diced
2 hard boiled eggs, diced
3 Tbsp chopped pecans or pumpkin seed
1/4 cup dried cranberries (Yes I did say Cranberries)
Top it all with homemade dressing made of balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil,
and Udo’s Choice Oil Blend (3/4 of total liquid should come from the vinegar)
Mix it all together and you’ve got one delicious and ridiculously nutritious salad. For an extra shot of antioxidants, wash it all down with some homemade iced green tea lightly sweetened with the natural sweetener Truvia/Stevia or a little touch of raw honey.
Alright, now let’s look at the approx. macronutrient breakdown:
Protein: 23 g., Carbs: 48 g., Fiber: 12 g., Fat: 45 g., Calories: 650
Now before you throw your arms up in Protest and disgust and call me mad for recommending such a high fat, high calorie meal, keep in mind to scale back the portion sizes for your own caloric goal.
The portions above are simply the portions that I use considering that my maintenance caloric intake is around 3000 calories/day. If your maintenance is 2000 calories/day, then scale back the portions accordingly.
Also, I don’t care about the high fat content of this meal… because every last gram of the fat in this meal is VERY healthy… from the pecans, the olive oil, the Udo’s oil ( Udo’s Oil is a mixed blend of Oils and high in omega 3 & 6 such as Flax seed coconut sunflower seeds etc), the fresh avocado… and yes, even the fat from the eggs is good for you!
How about the carbs? Well, out of a total of 48 grams, you’ve got 12 grams of fibre. That’s a pretty good ratio. Also, the healthy fats and protein in this meal will slow down the carbohydrate digestion, giving you a healthy glycemic response and steady controlled blood sugar.
Alright, so you’re probably also wondering why there isn’t a larger amount of protein. After all, protein is all the rage nowadays. Okay Well, actually 23 grams isn’t too bad, especially considering 14 grams of that comes from the highly bioavailable protein from the hard boiled eggs. Also consider that this meal has a whole lot of healthy fats, which increases the utilisation of your protein.
This happens because your body does not need to use your protein for energy, and can instead use it for muscle building or maintenance, and all of the other various functions that amino acids are needed for in the body.
Overall, with this meal plan, you’ve got a great mix of healthy fats, good fibrous carbs, quality protein, and a huge diversity of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other trace nutrients.
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