Nutritious recipes for bodybuilders and lean bulking

If you are working out, you want to gain muscle, not fat. But unfortunately, exercise can cause increased hunger and cravings for energy-dense food that leads to fat gain (rather than muscle).

These recipes prioritise nutrient density with a little bit of extra energy. They are hard to overeat, while still providing enough energy to support your intense workouts to help you burn your fat and feed your muscle. 

Halibut with mixed salad and seeds

This colourful meal is bursting with nutrients and flavour from the beetroot, tomato, seeds and leaves. The fish will ensure you get enough protein and healthy fats to support your gains.

Nutty tuna salad

This recipe by Diana Rodgers is a nutrient-dense way to start the day. The combination of the tuna, greens and seeds provides a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals, omega 3 and protein.   

Eggs in a veggie nest with ham

This colourful feast was created by Angela Gourlay who won the Nutrient Density Challenge after using Nutrient Optimiser to optimise her diet at a micronutrient level. In the process, she lost 8.2 pounds and gained a whole lot more energy!

Chicken and seafood stir fry

This tasty stirfry provides a ton of protein from the chicken and seafood along with a hefty dose of vitamin B3, B5, B6, A, K, choline, folate, copper, phosphorus and potassium. The avocado also adds a little bit of extra energy to recover from your workouts.

Salmon, mushrooms, spinach and bell peppers

This simple dinner combines a number of the most nutrient-dense foods.  The salmon provides plenty of omega 3 fatty acids, protein, a range of B vitamins as well as copper and selenium.  The bell peppers provide a boost of vitamin C while the spinach boosts the magnesium and potassium. It’s also super tasty!  

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