The Best Muscle Meal Plan for Muscle Growth
This article contains the best muscle meal plan for muscle growth. Well, one of the best. Yes, it is a salad, but it really packs a punch.
No doubt women will love this salad, but if any of you guys reading this think that eating a salad will make you less than a man… Well, you really just need to try this ultimate salad.
Fair warning: this salad is not low in calories; it is not low in fat; it is not low in carbs.
But that’s the whole point. It may not be low in anything, but it sure as heck is HIGH in everything under the sun that your body needs. It has just about every mineral, vitamin, antioxidant and phyto-nutrient on the planet. This salad has all everything your body needs to function at its highest capacity, maintain optimal hormonal balance, prevent any unwanted cravings and keep your appetite satisfied for hours.
Keep this in mind: when you are able to fuel your body with all of the nutrients it needs every day, you can pretty much eliminate all cravings. Why? Because your body will be satisfied and won’t need to crave any more food. It already has all of the nutrients it will need.
So here it is: the ultimate muscle meal plan recipe —
The Ultimate Muscle Salad!
- approximately 1-2 cups spinach leaves, shredded
- approximately 1-2 cups mixed leaf lettuce, shredded
- ½-cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 ripe avocado, diced
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, diced (preferably organic)
- 3 Tbsp chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
You can top your ultimate salad with a homemade dressing using balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil (keep in mind that 3/4 of the dressing’s liquid should come from the vinegar).
Just mix it all together and you’ve got a tasty and over-the-top nutritious salad. And for an extra boost of antioxidants, wash it all down with a glass of iced green, white, or oolong tea. Use a natural sweetener like Stevia or a just a touch of raw honey.
Here’s the macro-nutrient breakdown on this ultimate salad:
Protein: 23 g., Carbs: 48 g., Fiber: 12 g., Fat: 45 g., Calories: 650
If you find that this recipe is too high in fat or too high in calorie meal, you can always scale back the portion sizes to meet your own goals. The recipe above is based on a caloric intake of about 3000 calories a day. If your goal is 2000 calories a day, then just cut down the portions accordingly.
Yes, there is a lot of fat in this meal. But, keep in mind that every last gram of fat in this meal is super healthy. Everything, from the pecans, the olive oil, the fresh avocado, and even the fat from the eggs, is good for you.
So what about the carbs? Well, if you subtract the 12 grams of fat from a total of 48 grams of carbs, you’re left with a net count of 36 carbs. And that’s not bad. Also, the good fats and protein in this meal will help slow down your carbohydrate digestion, which will help to control your blood sugar.
But where’s the protein? After all, protein is super important to bodybuilders. This salad actually has 23 grams, which is pretty good, considering 14 grams of that comes from the hard boiled eggs. This meal also has a whole lot of healthy fats, which helps increases your use of protein. Also, your body doesn’t need to use this protein for energy; instead, it can use the protein for muscle building or maintenance, as well as all of the other functions that amino acids provide for the body.
This recipe gives you a great mix of healthy fats, quality protein, good fibrous carbs — and a large array of vitamins, minerals, trace nutrients and antioxidants.