50/35/15/530 Steak and Yam Wonder

    This dish is one of the easiest healthiest things you can cook at home.  “Healthy” is a term that most people would consider relative.  In this case I believe health has to do with the nutrient density of the food as well as the chance that someone would voluntarily keep eating a food.…

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25/35/60/650 Chipotle Chili

This recipe has a 25/35/60% split between carbohydrates proteins and fats.  The high fat content of this recipe is mostly due to the ground chicken and avocados that are used as garnish.  The recipe calls for 2 avocados to be used as garnish.  For a 4 serving dish 2 avocados seems like a lot.  1/2…

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30/35/35/380 Red Curry Thai Chicken

Thai Red Curry Soup featured on Serious Eats     This soup is real simple to create.  The prep time is about 10 minutes.  Cooking the dish takes about 10 as well.  The recipe comes out tasting like it was slow cooked.  The draw for these types of dishes is that they can be made…

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Relative Strength to Look Good – what levels of strength are realistic

Strength is the most important quality related to muscle growth.  In order to ensure that you are continually growing you should focus on getting stronger on the exercises you have chosen to have in your program.  Strength gains over time across the body are usually a good indication that you are gaining lean mass.  As…

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30/35/35/685 Quick Pressure Cooker Masala

     I saw this recipe while browsing many of the great pressure cooker recipes over at Serious Eats.   I am a big fan of chicken Masala and chickpeas, so this recipe was a no-brainer.  I really liked that the author was dedicated to finding a way to make this recipe easier to cook…

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40/40/20/375 St. Patrick’s Day Green PWO

    I saw this recipes while looking over the one of my favorite blogs The Nutritionist In The Kitchen.  This recipe also caught my eye because unlike many of the other green smoothie recipes online this one uses frozen spinach.  While many people will say that nothing beats fresh greens, I feel flash frozen…

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The Main Purpose of Training is Adaptation -Workouts Vs. Training

The main purpose of training is adaptation (1 of 2) – workout vs. training,      The purpose of going to the gym is to cause your body to make an adaptation that improves your physique or performance.  Many people encounter trouble with their workout programs when they begin feeling that the purpose of their workouts…

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Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry 35/55/25/330

Easy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry courtesy of the Damn Delicious blog has a 35/55/25 split between carbohydrates protein and fat.  I chose to feature this recipe because it is quick to prepare and a complex taste.  Those are two attributes you will not find in many dishes you are trying to make when counting…

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Egg Drop Soup 30/50/20

This is a great recipe for a lower carbohydrate meal with a 30/50/20 split between carbohydrates proteins and fats.  This egg drop soup recipe is especially useful because you can make it in less then 15 minutes while reading the instructions.  The recipe pictures are from Cook The Story.  The Author found the directions for…

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Quick Baked Chicken

Macro Breakdown kcal 1021 Carbohydrate 20g / 10% Protein 153g / 60% Fat 34g / 30% Servings 4-5 This quick bake chicken recipe comes courtesy of the Cook The Story blog.  What I really like is that this can be prepared as fast as some non-cook recipes.  If you look in the cooking instructions you…

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