Muscle Building Lunch Recipes: One of the hardest parts about following a muscle building diet is sticking to it when you are out of the house. It is easy to stock the pantry and fridge with clean, healthy calories, but lunch break at work is an easy place to slip and get some fast food.
The best way to solve this problem is to make lunch at home and pack it up to take to work with you. By planning ahead and having a healthy lunch available, you will stop yourself from ruining your diet at work. Here are a few muscle building lunch recipes:
Tuna Salad Wrap
Tuna is a great clean source of protein, and mixing it with some dairy and veggies is the perfect way to get your midday calorie craving in a healthy way. Mix up a can of tuna with some Greek yogurt (a healthier, protein-rich mayonnaise alternative), and then chop in some veggies. Celery and onion are ideal, but feel free to get creative and throw in some cucumber, bell pepper or even fresh jalapeno. Add Dijon mustard and pepper for flavor, and then wrap it all in a whole wheat wrap or tortilla with some lettuce. If you want more food, bring along some carrots, celery, or mixed nuts on the side.
Egg Salad BLT
Yep, that says BLT, as in bacon lettuce tomato. This egg salad sandwich is augmented with some turkey bacon for an amazing, craving fulfilling lunch on the go. First, mix up the egg salad with some hard boiled eggs, Greek yogurt, chopped celery, Dijon mustard, and a little salt and pepper. Add this to some seed bread, and top with 2 slices of fried turkey bacon, lettuce, and tomato. This is a delicious, healthy, and substantial lunch that is guaranteed keep you satisfied until dinner.
Quinoa And Salmon Roasted Vegetable Salad
Quinoa and Salmon are an amazing protein duo. Quinoa brings a full set of proteins to the table, as well as leucine. Leucine is an amino acid responsible for helping protein be converted into muscle. Meanwhile, salmon contains healthy Omega 3s and very healthy calories from fat. Roast a collection of vegetables like carrots, celery, peppers, onion, squash, and whatever else sounds good to you, in the oven at 400 degrees for around 15 minutes. This can be done the night before if you are in a rush in the morning. Then, in the morning, add some cooked quinoa and roasted or canned salmon, and mix it up before eating. Delicious and extremely nutritious.
There are many simple muscle building lunch recipes that can be made ahead of time and packed up to go. With a little planning ahead, you will be able to be satisfied at lunch time, and not fall to the temptation of a restaurant meal. Making your own food is the best way to make sure that you are sticking to your muscle building diet, so start packing your own lunches today!