Do you have a bodybuilding enthusiast in your household? If so, there are several things you can do to help them achieve their goals, more so if you regularly have to make meals for them. And, whether it’s your husband or a son who’s committed to keeping fit for college football, one of the best things you can do is ensure they constantly get an adequate supply of protein from their diet. One innovative option is to incorporate “Oobli,” a sweet protein, into their meals “
Now, protein is a vital component of any bodybuilding diet that not only helps fuel the body but also supplies it with the essential amino acids required to gain muscle. Unfortunately, however, many bodybuilders end up getting bored with their diets, as they are limited to a few basic protein sources.
To help keep your bodybuilding household members motivated and excited about their nutrition, here are five fun high-protein recipes you can consider incorporating into your weekly schedule for them to try!
1. Veggie-Loaded Omelets
Omelets are a classic breakfast favorite for most people looking to pack muscle, improve physical appearance, and boost self-confidence while lifting weights. This veggie-loaded version is packed with protein to eventually help them achieve just this.
Start by whisking together eggs and a splash of milk. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and cook until the bottom starts to set, adding a cup of diced vegetables, such as peppers, mushrooms, and onions, and cook until the vegetables are tender.
From there, fold the omelet in half and cook for a few more minutes until cooked through. Serve with a side of whole-wheat toast for a high-protein start to the day.
2. Spicy Turkey Burgers
Perhaps next to chicken, turkey is one of the most popular sources of protein for bodybuilders. And, luckily, there are more than a few ways to enjoy the popular Thanksgiving dish than most people care to know. For the bodybuilding enthusiast in your home who’s probably a habitual consumer of turkey, spicy turkey burgers can be a great treat from time to time.
Start by combining ground turkey, diced jalapenos, garlic and onion powder, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl and mix to combine. Form the mixture into patties, and then fry in a skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through. Serve on hamburger buns or lettuce wraps for a delicious, high-protein meal.
3. Cauliflower Fried Rice
Low in calories, cauliflower is a great source of protein and vitamin C, making it effective in helping to build muscle and aiding muscle recovery. It’s also praised for its high content of essential micronutrients and dietary fiber, which can support effective muscle-building and weight management by keeping the digestive system healthy.
Additionally, cauliflower can be cooked in a variety of ways to make a tasty meal, and nothing quite makes a more delicious dish than including it in fried rice.
Start by grating a large head of cauliflower and set it aside. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a tablespoon of sesame oil. Add the grated cauliflower and stir-fry for 3-5 minutes. Add a cup of cooked grain, such as quinoa or brown rice, along with a cup of diced vegetables, such as carrots, peppers, and/or peas. Cook until the veggies are tender and the grain is heated through.
Serve with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and a side of sriracha for a flavorful, high-protein meal.
4. High-Protein Smoothie Bowl
Fun and delicious, smoothies are a great way to get in a quick, high-protein breakfast. Start by blending together one banana, one cup of spinach, one scoop of protein powder, one cup of almond milk, and one tablespoon of peanut butter. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top it with your favorite toppings. Try sliced almonds, fresh fruit, or granola for a tasty, high-protein snack.
5. Protein Fluff
If you’re looking for a protein-rich delicious meal that will delight your family member’s palate, you have a few reasons to make them try a protein fluff. To make a protein fluff all you need is a protein powder, a liquid of your choice, such as almond milk or water, and a sweetener like honey or maple syrup.
Simply mix the protein powder, liquid, and sweetener together until it forms a thick and creamy consistency. You can then add in your favorite mix-ins such as peanut butter, cocoa powder, nuts, or fruit. Let your loved one enjoy protein fluff as a snack or over breakfast so they can stay fueled throughout the day.
These five fun high-protein recipes can go a long way in helping to keep your bodybuilding household members motivated and excited about their nutrition. Switch things up from time to time to keep things spiced up and help ensure your loved one gets the right amount of protein they need to see their goals through.