As a bodybuilder or athlete, sometimes you skimp on eating healthy food. As long as you take your daily health and bodybuilding supplements, you think eating in a less healthy manner is acceptable. But today, we’re here to tell you that it’s not. If you want to get firm, toned muscles, exquisitely laced with veins, you’ve got to eat right. That’s a fact.
And that’s exactly what Vani Hari, widely known at the “Food Babe,” would also tell you.
The “Food Babe”, famously known for investigating ingredients in our food and lobbying food suppliers for transparency, is always creating delicious, vitamin- and protein-packed recipes that bodybuilders and athletes can benefit from.
The fact is: many bodybuilders fail to see the results they want because they neglect their diet outside of their daily ingestion of bodybuilding health supplements like multivitamins, protein and amino acids. While dietary supplements like this are incredibly important for shredding muscles, they’re not the only factor. Any bodybuilding pro will tell you that it comes down to three main things – exercise, highly rated supplements and healthy food. Without the latter, the results you’re aiming for are virtually impossible to achieve.
To help you get into the flow of eating right – and enjoying it – we’re going to share with you two recipes by Vani that will get you excited about grocery shopping, cooking and eating right. As you’ll see, perhaps the best thing about Vani’s recipes is that they’re simple enough and incredibly delicious. Delicious AND good for your muscle building mission.
It’s finally time to start complementing your health supplements with REAL food capable of putting your results through the roof.
Let this awesome two-part meal be an inspiration for you to eat healthier from here on out.
The Protein-Packed “Open on Sunday” Chicken Sandwich
Chicken is one of the best sources of protein you can get, and eating a chicken sandwich is a great way to enjoy the benefits of chicken’s protein. However, as the “Food Babe” discovered with Chic-fil-A®, you’re never really getting the chicken sandwich you intended when you don’t make it yourself. In addition to getting the chicken breast, wheat for the bread, tomato and lettuce, you’re getting about 100 other ingredients that are detrimental to your health when you eat a chicken sandwich from Chic-fil-A® or similar places.
When Vani investigated the ingredients in the chicken sandwich from Chic-fil-A, she found it had a “toxic waste dump of chemicals.” It actually had about 100 more ingredients than necessary.
Although Vani’s healthier “Open on Sunday” sandwich isn’t the best pure protein option, it’s the most realistic, especially if you’re trying to wean yourself off less-than-healthy food. You could eat a fillet of salmon instead, but is that really going to satiate your craving for the Chic-fil-A®-like sandwich you get from time to time?
No. No it’s not. Which is why we’re sharing this with you …
[More information: Food Babe's "Open on Sunday" Sandwich]
Your Side Dish: Quinoa Avocado Tacos
If you’re not a salad guy, don’t worry about it. This side dish is going to open you up to a whole new world of possibilities. Yes, it’s as fresh as it looks and, yes, it’s as good as it looks.
Although this is considered a full meal by the “Food Babe,” we’re going to add it as a side because adding a small salad to one or two chicken sandwiches won’t be enough. With the quinoa avocado tacos, you get so much more than a salad. You get the greens, plus about five times more protein than your average salad, thanks to the avocado and quinoa.
Now go ahead. Make it, enjoy it and feel good about yourself after eating it.
[More information: Food Babe's "Quinoa Avocado Tacos"]
If you have any favorite recipes or meals of your own that are healthful, protein-packed and delicious, go ahead and share them below. Also, after making and eating this meal, tell us about your experience.
A special thanks to the “Food Babe” for making this possible.