4 Alpha Male Meals To Build Your Body

Looking to eat like a true alpha male? Return to your caveman roots and feed your muscles with these carnivorous wild-game recipes.

Fact: Every true alpha male must know his way around the kitchen. You have to fuel your body so you can power through workouts and build good, lean muscle.

What says "alpha male" more than wild game? Imagine a caveman returning home to the family, dragging hundreds of pounds of pure muscle food in tow. (Cue the Spartan chant "Aroo!") Whether you hunt wild game or buy it in the store like me, adding a variety of wild game meats to your diet makes sense. Wild game's generally leaner with about one-third fewer calories than lean beef. Plus, it's packed with minerals like iron and zinc.

Here are four customizable, protein-packed meals every alpha male and Fit Men Cook fan should add to his diet.

1
Wild Boar Meatball Sub

With football season in high gear, now's the time to start thinking about good eats for tailgating and game-watching parties—and who can resist a meatball sub? Especially one this diesel. Next game, serve up this certified alpha male food.

Ingredients
Seasonings (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Set oven to 405 degrees.
  2. Season the ground meat with pepper, 1 tbsp coriander, fresh parsley, cayenne pepper, minced garlic, and a pinch of sea salt. Divide the meat into three equal portions and form meatballs.
  3. Set a skillet on medium heat and lightly spray with coconut oil. Toss in the red onions to saute or grill.
  4. Add the meatballs to the skillet with red onions and cook the meatballs until they are 90 percent done.
  5. Slice the hoagie down the middle and add meatballs. Drizzle with 2 tbsp marinara and sprinkle goat cheese. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and place around the meatballs. Add fresh parsley.
  6. Place the sub on a baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 500
Total Fat 12g (5g from wild boar)
Total Carbs 41g
Protein 47g

Wild Boar Meatball Sub PDF


2
Spicy Barbecue Bison Stuffed Sweet Potato with Grilled Asparagus

It's a simple formula: Eat big to get big. This great post-workout meal will reward your muscles for a job well done. Caution: After sinking your teeth into this, you'll never see a sweet potato the same way again. Sorry.

Ingredients
Seasonings (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Set oven to 405 degrees. Puncture the raw sweet potato with a fork or knife, lightly spray it with coconut oil, and then wrap in foil. Place it in the oven to bake for 40-50 minutes.
  2. Cut bison flank steak into small pieces. Season with cayenne pepper, paprika, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Once seasoned, rub 1 tbsp barbecue sauce on the bison pieces.
  3. Set a skillet on medium-high heat and lightly spray with coconut oil. Toss in bison flank steak. When it's nearly done, add 1 tbsp of barbecue sauce and reduce the heat to low. Turn off when the meat is to desired readiness.
  4. Lightly spray a separate skillet with coconut oil and set on high heat. Toss in 1 cup of asparagus and sear for 5-7 minutes. While searing, add garlic and a pinch of sea salt.
  5. Remove the sweet potato from the oven and unwrap the foil. Cut the potato open with a knife and fluff the contents with a fork.
  6. Place the barbecue bison on top of the sweet potato.
  7. Add 1 tbsp of goat cheese and devour like an alpha male!
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 454
Total Fat 3g
Total Carbs 66g
Protein 47g

Spicy Barbecue Bison Stuffed Sweet Potato with Grilled Asparagus PDF


3
Cajun Venison Dirty Rice

Fire up that oven and break out your cast-iron skillet like a true alpha male. This recipe takes a Southern classic and turns it into a muscle-building meal like none other.

Instructions
Seasonings (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Set oven to 405 degrees.
  2. Place a cast iron skillet on medium heat and lightly spray with coconut oil. Toss in red onions and garlic to sautee.
  3. Season venison with sea salt (pinch), pepper, cumin, and paprika. Add to the skillet. Chop the meat finely with a spatula as it cooks.
  4. When the meat is nearly 85 percent cooked, add black beans (with a little juice), cooked instant rice, and red peppers. Mix with a spatula.
  5. Remove the skillet from the heat and place it in the oven.
  6. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove it from the oven and top with green onions.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 473
Total Fat 13g
Total Carbs 39g
Protein 47g

Cajun Venison Dirty Rice PDF


4
Buffalo Pear Recovery Burger

Wheat germ may be one of the most underused ingredients in healthy cooking, but it's an ingredient every alpha male should know about. Wheat germ is the most vitamin-rich part of the wheat kernel. It's loaded with fiber and vitamin B. It's also known to help improve muscular energy, reflexes, and the utilization of oxygen during exercise, making it a perfect addition to your daily diet. Plus, it creates a great crust for "frying" proteins and veggies.

Ingredients
Seasonings (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Season the ground meat with Mrs. Dash Chipotle seasonings, sea salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Form a hamburger patty.
  2. On a plate or in a bowl, add wheat germ. Coat the patty in the wheat germ flakes.
  3. Set a skillet on medium heat and lightly spray with coconut oil. When the skillet gets hot, add the patty to the skillet and cook until desired readiness (remember to cook all sides).
  4. Toast the wheat bun in a toaster oven and then assemble the burger. The pear is optional but recommended since it adds a faint sweet flavor that pairs nicely with the goat cheese and buffalo.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 489
Total Fat 13g
Total Carbs 40g
Protein 53g

Buffalo Pear Recovery Burger PDF