If you want to gain strength and lose fat in a short period of time, you should start eating healthy food in order to improve your metabolism. We have prepared 5 healthy recipes that can help you become stronger and healthier at the same time.
PASTA WITH SPINACH MEATBALLS
If you are a fan of pasta, then you should try this fantastic recipe. Take any kind of pasta (spaghetti, macaroni, tagliatelle etc.) and combine it with tasty spinach meatballs. You will need: ground beef, ½ cup of spinach, ¼ red onion, 1 tablespoon of garlic, ½ tablespoon of cumin and a little bit of salt. Mix all of these ingredients with your hand and form three same sized meatballs. Place them in your oven and bake them for about 10 minutes. After you have finished preparing the meatballs, start preparing the pasta. This is what you’ll need for the pasta: 1 cup of spinach, 5-6 small tomatoes and parmesan. First of all, cook the pasta of your preference (spaghetti, tagliatelle or macaroni). After that, add cherry tomatoes and a little bit of parmesan. At the end, mix the meatballs with the pasta. This meal contains approximately 468 calories.
CHICKEN BREAST WITH CHEESE AND BROWN RICE
This recipe is perfect for individuals who love to eat meat. It is healthy, delicious and extremely easy to make! You will need about 170 grams of chicken breast, ½ cup of spinach, 1 tomato, 2 tablespoons of cheese (preferably feta cheese) and ½ cup of brown rice (use white rice if you don’t have any brown rice in your kitchen). First of all, start slicing the meat slowly. Add some spices if you want to. Then, carefully open the chicken breast. Coat the spinach alongside the tomato and the cheese inside of the chicken breast. After that, close the chicken breast and put two toothpicks on the meat (just in case). Put the meat in the oven and bake it for about 20 minutes. After you have finished preparing the chicken breast, start cooking the rice. Add a little bit of garlic or onion. This recipe contains 363 calories.
SALMON WITH ASPARAGUS
Salmon is probably the greatest protein source that can help you gain muscle and burn fat at the same time. Some people might find salmon difficult to prepare, but we can assure you that this recipe is quick and easy. You will need about 140 grams of salmon, one tablespoon of mustard, ½ tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon of garlic, natural lemon juice and 1 and ½ cup of asparagus. Before you start cooking, set your oven to 405 F. After that, mix the mustard with ½ tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and a little bit of lemon juice. After you mix these ingredients, pour them over the fish (make sure you completely cover the salmon). Do not forget to place the fish in your fridge before you start cooking it. Leave it there for about 60 minutes. After a while, take the salmon and put several slices of lemon on top of it. Bake it for about 10 minutes. Start cutting the asparagus. You can pour a little bit of coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil on top of the asparagus slices if you want to. Place the asparagus in a pan and start searing for at least five minutes. Do not forget to roll the slices of asparagus. After you sear the asparagus, put it in a plate next to the salmon and voila- you have prepared a healthy, delicious meal! This meal contains about 282 calories. Therefore, you can see that this meal is exceptionally healthy and it will not mess up your diet. If you are a fan of seafood, you must try this delicious recipe.
HEALTHY BANANA SPLIT
Do you feel like you need to eat something sweet but at the same time you don’t want to mess up your diet plan? Well, you shouldn’t worry anymore. We have prepared the perfect recipe for you! This recipe will help you feel energized and it will satisfy your need for sugar. Instead of eating an unhealthy chocolate bar that contains hundreds of calories, eat a banana split that is healthy and tasty at the same time! To begin with, you’ll need 200 grams of Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, one protein bar (we recommend a caramel bar or a caramel peanut bar), 1 banana and 3-4 strawberries. Take a bowl and start mixing the yogurt and the vanilla extract. Put the bowl in the fridge for at least an hour and a half. After the mass becomes firm, start slicing the banana (vertically) and put it on a plate. Remove the Greek yogurt from the fridge and place several scoops on top of the banana slices. You can sprinkle tiny bits of chocolate bar and tiny pieces of fresh strawberries on top of the frozen Greek yogurt. You can add some protein to the banana split if you want to.
PANCAKES WITH FRUIT AND OATMEAL
The last recipe that we have prepared for you is one of our favorite healthy recipes. After all, who doesn’t love pancakes? This recipe is perfect for individuals who like to eat something sweet but are also aware of the negative effect that sugar has on the human’s body. In order to prepare this recipe, you will need one scoop of protein, 3 or 4 egg whites, ½ cup of pure oatmeal, ½ banana, ½ blueberries and 2 tablespoons of baking powder. Take the pure oatmeal and place it in a blender. Blend the oatmeal until it starts to look like flour. After you have finished blending, add 3 to 4 egg whites, ½ banana, protein and 2 tablespoons of baking powder. Take the blueberries and start mixing them with a spoon. When all of the ingredients blend in the oatmeal, start making the pancakes. You should cook the pancakes for less than a minute on one side and then switch on the other side and cook them for about 30 seconds.None found.