Today I'm participating in What I Ate Wednesday again, perhaps my recovery this week has come from the insane amount of veggies I ate the past two days :D I'm posting some meals from both Monday and Tuesday, I've been working on getting enough protein and lots of veg. Especially since I'm going hard core this month with the pull-up work till I get it! My muscles need that extra protein to recover and grow :D
I'm not posting my breakfast this time since it is the same as last time and pretty much always the same: High Fiber English Muffin, PB, Apple and Banana Slices and a sprinkle of cinnamon. With coffee.
This week with the emphasis on protein and veggies I had to add in a meal to get enough calories, well actually I split lunch in two: early lunch and late lunch.
I looked forward to this meal all weekend as I had picked up Mango Chipotle Salmon (Starkist) and Fresh Chopped Mango Salsa from Stop and Shop. I knew once I found the salsa I was going to make a variation of the Avocado Tuna Lettuce Boats I made (and loved!) a few weeks ago.
Mango Salmon Lettuce Boats:
So simple, I just mixed the Mango Chipotle Salmon with the Mango Salsa and some chopped red pepper. Then spread generously on romaine leaves.
1 Package of Salmon = 120 cals/ 20g protein.
Orange Pepper stuffed w/ Chicken and sprinkled w/ shredded cheese:
Lousy pic, great meal.
I used 4oz of canned chicken= 120 cals/ 24 g protein
Roasted Red Pepper and Chicken Wrap:
High Fiber Wrap (Mission Carb Balance, 120 cals/ 11g fiber/ 5g protein),
Roasted Red Peppers, Sliced Roma Tomato, Romaine, Basil, Grilled Chicken, Mozzarella and Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Mixed Veggies with Garlic & Herb Chicken:
Steamer Bag of Broccoli/ Cauliflower/ Carrots
Garlic & Herb Chicken (Bumble Bee) 110 cals/ 24 g protien
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Tossed Salad with Veggie Burger:
Romaine, Carrot Chips, Red Pepper topped with Dr. Praeger 's California Veggie Burger.
Also a sprinkle of shredded cheese and Green Godess Dressing.
I am obsessed with these veggie burgers!! Each one has 110 cals/ 4g fiber/ 5g protein and I could eat a box (4) of them as a meal with nothing else. My mom introduced me to them :)
I didn't take pictures of last nights dinner; we had steak fajitas using the high fib wraps and mucho peppers and onions. I did my run in the evening then iced and after taking pics for 2 days I was done, I could never be a food blogger.
I suppose there is various answers for this, but for those who are knowledgeable: How much protein would you recommend for someone trying to gain some arm strength/ muscle? I've been aiming for 75-100 g. My average Cal intake is approx. 1,300- 1,500.