5 Tasty Muscle Building Spinach Recipes

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Men’s health released 16 Secrets of the Restaurant Industry. Restaurants try to fool you into thinking their food is healthy. Food companies sell you fast food in diguise. Read the labels: most food is junk.

You’ll never achieve your goals if you don’t prepare your own food. Here are 5 muscle building recipes I use. They all include spinach & proteins. They’re also easy to make and rather tasty. Enjoy.

Why Spinach?
Spinach can prevent cancer and heart diseases. It’s one of the richest sources of vitamins & minerals.

  • Alkaline. The protein you eat to build muscle is acidic. Spinach is one of the most alkaline foods. It prevents muscle & bone loss.
  • Nutrient Dense. Spinach is rich in vitamin A, calcium, phosphorus, iron, folate, potassium, and many more vitamins & minerals.
  • Fat Loss. Spinach fills your stomach, but is low calorie (25kcal/100g). It’s also high in insoluble fiber, improving digestion.

Keep it simple. Buy frozen, unprepared spinach leaves. Put some in a colander the night before consumption. They’ll be unfrozen on waking up. If necessary, drain the spinach by pressing it with a spoon against the colander.

1. Scrambled Eggs & Spinach.
Nothing beats eggs & meat pre workout. I eat a variation of this spinach recipe each morning.

  • 4x whole eggs
  • 100g ground round (or chicken/turkey/tuna)
  • 100g spinach (or broccoli/sprouts)
  • Tomato/onion/bell pepper/mushrooms (whatever you like)
  • Cumin/black pepper/sea salt

Cut veggies into pieces. Fry them with the meat in real butter or olive oil. Add the beaten eggs. Add spinach leaves on top. Spice. Double wrap when ready. Train 1 hour later and hit personal records.

2. Spinach Pizza with Ground Round.
I made homemade pizzas with tomato paste for years until I got a spinach recipe with one of the pizza doughs. This is my variation of that recipe. I eat it post strength training.

  • 1x pizza dough
  • 300g spinach
  • 250g ground round
  • Tomato/onion/bell pepper/olives/mushrooms (whatever you like)
  • Thyme, pepper, oregano

Preheat your oven to 240°C. Cut the veggies into pieces. Spread the spinach over the dough. Top with ground round & veggies. Spice. Bake for 15mins. The original recipe had shrimps instead of ground round.

3. Quinoa Chicken with Spinach.
Quinoa is an alternative to rice & pasta. This recipes comes from Gourmet Nutrition. Ingredients are for a double portion. I eat this one post & post post strength training.

  • 250g quinoa
  • 300g chicken breast
  • 300g spinach
  • Chicken spice, sea salt, pepper

Cook quinoa in boiled water for 20 mins. Cut the chicken into pieces. Spice it. Fry it with the spinach in real butter or olive oil. Mix the spinach, quinoa and chicken. Add salt & pepper to taste. Done.

4. Chicken Pasta with Spinach.
Brother cooked too much pasta. Asks if I want some. I have a qunoa chicken portion left, but feel like pasta. Turns out this tastes even better than chicken quinoa.

  • 250g pasta
  • 300g chicken breast (or turkey)
  • 300g spinach
  • Chicken spice, sea salt, pepper

Cook pasta al dente. Cut the chicken into pieces. Spice it. Fry it with the spinach in real butter or olive oil. Mix the spinach, pasta and chicken. Add salt & pepper to taste. Done. Eat this post strength training.

5. Turkey & Spinach Wrap.
Fast foods sell doner kebab at every corner of the street in Belgium. The turkey & spinach wrap is a healthier version of the durum filled with kebab/french fries.

  • 2x flour tortilla
  • 200g turkey (or chicken/ground round)
  • 200g spinach
  • Tomato/onion/bell pepper
  • Chicken spice, sea salt, pepper

Cut turkey into pieces. Spice it. Fry it with the spinach & veggies in real butter or olive oil. Throw everything on the toritillas. Fold them on one end and roll them up to form a wrap. Eat post strength training.

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