You spend anywhere from 4 to 8 hours per week exercising but diet is 24/7! It is no secret that getting the physique you want requires a highly specialized diet, high in protein, low in calories, with a balanced amount of healthy fats, too. But it is also well-known that bodybuilding (especially “cutting”) diets are incredibly booooring. So don’t just live on tasteless chicken breasts and rice . . . find some good recipes that provide for your nutritional requirements and also make meals tasty and enjoyable and you will have a much greater chance of success. Here are a few of my time-tested favorite recipes. (Note that ALL recipes are wheat and gluten-free.) — Tony DiCosta
Gluten-free and healthy. Getting the amount of protein you need without a lot of carbs and calories can be a serious challenge. So get the protein you require without the carbs and enjoy a good breakfast at the same time. Get Recipe!
Getting enough high-quality protein from “real” food can be an expensive proposition. So using ground beef for burgers is a great choice except that it is high in fat and low-fat beef makes for very dry burgers. This recipes uses healthy ingredients mixed with very lean beef to yield a moist, yet lean burger that tastes outrageously good. Get Recipe!
Whether you are cutting up for a contest or just trying to bring out those abs you want to maintain every myofibril of muscle while cutting calories. Your body is screaming for protein but you are near your calorie limit for the day. Now what? Try this recipe for a cold and tasty blast of pure protein.