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When you go through a training program, you'll discover that the food you eat is much more important than the weight you lift. Food is fuel, and the cleaner you eat, the better you can perform in and out of the gym.
These 12 recipes draw from both my childhood and my grown-up kitchen. You use your oven, skillet, and trusty crockpot to feed your goals. Try them all, and let us know how they turn out!
People who skip breakfast set themselves up for a day's worth of failures. These pancakes are surprisingly tasty. Use sugar-free maple syrup and mixed berries, and start your day smiling.
This is a super-clean, simple recipe to kick your day off with. Beans, eggs, cheese, and salsa come together to fuel your body through a tough day of workouts.
Tacos are great no matter what you put in them, but it's easy to fall completely off the nutritional cliff. Use spices, avocado, onions, lettuce, and white fish to fill your tortillas.
If you love fine Italian dining, you probably have a warm spot in your heart for chicken parmesan. This recipe also gives you a carb boost with spinach pasta and a hearty sauce!
This robust meal features lots of chicken and pasta to fuel the hard-working warriors of the weight room. Tomatoes and bell peppers come along for the ride to satisfy all your needs.
Meatloaf is a family staple for the ages, but it can be a load to digest. This version subs turkey and oats for beef and breadcrumbs. Don't worry; the ketchup still fits into your macros!
The protein is the most important part of this classic entree, but the brown rice and broccoli are also staples of the bodybuilder diet. Together they form a solid meal. The delicious seasoning makes it worthy of this list.
Enchiladas come in so many different forms! This my mom's special recipe. It takes me back to my youth in Colorado, but it can take you to a higher plateau as you get back to being fit.
This is why man made the crockpot. Remember to brown the pot roast, then toss it in with all the fixin's you desire. This mix of spices and vegetables is perfect for your macros, and as a bonus, it makes eight meals!
Each of these servings delivers a quarter pound of shrimp! Serve it over jasmine rice and some fresh edamame and you've got a clean dinner with zero regret.
Pudding is sweet and easy to use in a number of ways. You can use this as pie filling or you can just spoon it out of a bowl. Of course, you use protein powder, and treat yourself with some whipped topping!
Don't be afraid to get creative with breakfast. This wonderful recipe is clean and comes with yogurt and fresh berries as filling! Yes, breakfast can be a real treat with a little effort.