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Quick and Easy Ab-Friendly Meals

kale and salmon

In today’s busy world, sometimes it’s hard to find the time to actually cook a healthy meal. This can lead people to grabbing a bite to eat through a drive-through window and that’s not good. Of course you do have to work out to build those ab muscles but if you don’t eat right, you won’t get the results you are looking for, and all that hard work could be for nothing.

The great news for all you busy folks is that you can still fuel your body and save time with the following meals that are quick and easy to make!

What’s For Breakfast?

Breakfast is usually like rush hour around my house, everybody’s scrambling to find shoes, keys, and beating on bathroom doors so they can get ready.

This recipe will provide you with a good mix of complex carbs for energy, protein, and healthy fats (omega 3’s). It’s a great way to start your day.

 

Whole Grain Spinach, Mushroom, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Burritos

Prep Time: 2 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients: 1 medium whole wheat tortilla, 2 eggs, handful of baby spinach, 2 mushrooms (diced), 2tbs of shredded cheddar cheese.

Directions: Heat a nonstick or buttered pan to medium. In a separate bowl, add 2 eggs, spinach, mushrooms, salt & pepper (to taste) and scramble well.

Pour the mixture into the hot pan and stir with a spatula until the eggs are cooked thoroughly (2-3 minutes). Add cheese on top and place a lid on the pan for a few seconds until cheese is melted.

Place mixture in the burrito wrap, add hot sauce if desired, close it up, and enjoy!

It’s Lunch Time!

At this mid-point of the day, it’s very important that you eat something that will fuel your body to get through the rest of the day and keep you satisfied till dinner.

When most people think of ab friendly foods, they tend to picture a bowl of salad with lots of pretty lettuce and a light dressing, but honestly, that’s just not going to keep you full.

Don’t get me wrong, we need those vegetables, but when your trying to build some abs, salad is just a side dish.

Turkey And Avocado Flatbreads

Prep Time: About 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes

Ingredients: 2 small whole grain flat breads, ½ thinly sliced avocado, 1 slice of cheese (half per flatbread), and 85g of sliced turkey breast lunch meat, 1tbs olive oil.

Directions: Place both flatbreads on a plate and top with turkey first, then cheese, and avocado. Drizzle the top with olive oil and sprinkle salt & pepper if desired. Enjoy!

Finally, Dinner Is Here

Yes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but dinner can also make or break your ab progress too.

Carbs (complex) are good, carbs are our friend and they are the body’s first source of energy and definitely something you don’t want to give up if you want abs. But if you have no way to burn them off, such as after dinner, try to limit them at that time.

Here’s a great low carb meal that will provide you with healthy fats and proteins to give your body the tools to build those muscles in your sleep.

Pan Seared Salmon With Kale Salad

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 Minutes

Ingredients: 170g salmon filet, ¼ pear (thinly sliced), 1tsp grated parmesan, 1tbs sliced almonds, and 1 cup of kale, a few cherry tomatoes.

Kale salad dressing: 1tbs olive oil,  1tbs apple cider vinegar, dill seasoning, pinch of salt & pepper.

Directions: Heat a pan to medium/high and place 1tbs of olive oil inside. Season the salmon fillet with garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, and lemon juice if desired. Cook thoroughly on both sides (this usually takes around 8-10 minutes). While the salmon is cooking, place a bed of kale on the plate and add almonds, pear slices, halved cherry tomatoes and parmesan then toss it in the salad dressing. Remove salmon from pan and enjoy!

 

 

Please Note: Before following exercise routines or changing your fitness regime, please consult a certified fitness professional. Always talk with a medical practitioner before following dietary advice or taking supplements.

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