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Healthy Recipes for Lean Muscle

Healthy Recipes for Lean Muscle

Healthy Recipes for Lean Muscle

Feel like you could do more to gain lean muscle mass?

Well hitting the gym is the first step, but eating right is just as important.

If you’re trying to gain lean muscle, you need to pay attention to your diet. The truth is, diet is a key factor in supporting lean muscle growth.

The main reason for this is that a balanced combination of protein and amino acids (the building blocks of muscle fibers), carbohydrates, and vitamins and minerals are needed in order to continuously gain muscle.

A general rule of thumb is to eat 1 gram of protein for every pound of body weight every day to keep gaining muscle. That may seem like a challenge, but these recipes should help you get a bit closer to that goal.

So let’s get to it. Here are 3 healthy (and tasty) dinner recipes to help you pack on the lean muscle and get you through the next week!

Healthy Recipes for Lean Muscle

Ultra-Lean Bacon Cheeseburger

Ingredients:

4oz 96% lean ground beef
pinch of salt
1 ½ slices center-cut bacon
1 whole grain hamburger bun
½ oz light Swiss cheese
2 tsp barbecue sauce
1 slice red onion

Directions: Shape meat into patty. Sprinkle with salt. Cook patty on grill or stove top. Cook bacon strips in skillet until crispy. Toast the bun for 30 seconds on upper rack of oven, and top burger with cheese, onion, bacon, and barbecue sauce.

Lamb with Rosemary and Port

Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 lamb leg steaks, boneless, center slice
1 tbsp butter
1 sprig rosemary
1 large clove garlic
1/4 cup ruby port

Directions: Heat a heavy skillet on high and cook the steaks for about 3 minutes per side, depending on the thickness. Mix oil and Worcestershire sauce, then smear over the steaks. Wrap the cooked lamb in aluminum foil and place on a warm plate while preparing the sauce.

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