Muscle Chow | Healthy Receipes in 30 Minutes or Less

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Muscle Chow – Healthy Recipes for Every Occasion

If You Want Healthy Recipes and You Don’t Have This Book… Get It!

  • If you are a bodybuilder looking for quick and easy to make healthy receipes to build muscle and conscious about preventing weight gain, this book is for you.
  • If you are just somebody looking at changing eating habits that doesn’t involve being a bodybuilding chef, this book is for you.
  • If you want to pack on mass and cook healthy recipes but the whole nutrition thing has your stumped, this book is for you.
  • If you know healthy eating is something you want but don’t know what to eat and even less how to cook it, this book is for you.
  • If you don’t have a lot of money to spend but need some ideas for 30 minute healthy main dishes, this books is for you.
  • If you want to learn how to make healthy sauces, healthy dressings, healthy soups, healthy appetizers and my favorite … healthy desserts, you need to read Muscle Chow.

Desperately Seeking Healthy Recipes

Before I found this, I kinda went from the cooking light magazine searching for how to cook healthy. Or to overly complicated cookbooks that had a lot of easy diet recipes for overweight people but not for bodybuilders trying to get lean or build muscle. Greg Avedon nailed it with this and wrote to the married guy or single guy (not married to Rachael Ray) who can’t cook but wants to cook healthy meals in order to build muscle. It was so incredibly simple to follow. I am not a cook or chef by any means. Planning meals was grilled chicken and burgers. This is so stinking simple to use. It doesn’t have a ton of ingredients and you’ll find that many of the recipes use the same foundations. Meaning, less big trips to the store. Many of them are only 4 steps. They taste great and are low in fat and sodium. Perfect for that health and nutrition conscious person.

It’s not that I didn’t know what to eat as I’ve made plenty of healthy side dishes (albeit a bit boring). It’s not that I didn’t know how to cook it. My main problem is similar to many of you. I get too caught up in making this sport or lifestyle more complicated than it needs to be and when it comes to creativity in terms of healthy recipes or even some off the beaten path ideas like vegetarian recipes, I tend to stick to the same old things. I want something easy to make (I do not want pre-made Jenny Craig type meals), that tastes good that doesn’t take 60 minutes to do. I don’t want a huge mess in the kitchen and I don’t want to be in the kitchen for 2 hours each time (Hint: I don’t like to cook).

The biggest problem anybody will face when it comes to building muscle, burning fat and making the changes they need to enhance their body is all done thru health nutrition. And the biggest problem we all face, unless you are OCD or love to cook is that you don’t have too many healthy recipes ideas and cooking isn’t enjoyable probably because you don’t have many easy food recipes at your disposal.

Cooking Isn’t Enjoyable (to me and maybe to you)

I’m not a food person.  As Tom Venuto said in his Body Fat Solution, people he’s interviewed see food as fuel.  A way to get the energy necessary to live and workout.  But that’s it.  I see food as fuel.  I don’t like cooking or else I’d not have issues with eating often, eating enough and having plenty of healthy food recipes socked away in my kitchen junk drawer (everybody has one of those right?).

My guess is that you don’t like to cook either! You don’t like being in the kitchen for hours. You have few healthy recipes ideas but not nearly enough.

But if you do like to cook but just don’t know what to cook that fits into the category of healthy recipes, this book will solve it for you.  Healthy cooking is about to get really easy.

It’s your guide to losing weight and your guide to packing on muscle. As much as that sounds crazy, it’s the only thing in 10 years that literally changed my life in the kitchen.

“Do you sit down to every meal with a calculator in hand?  No?  Me neither.  Any diet that requires more than basic counting skills is a diet that is way too complicated and will ultimately fail.” – Page 3 of Muscle Chow

A Small Sample of Healthy Receipes in Muscle Chow

The Key Lime Pie that I pulled out of Muscle Chow took hardly any effort to make and was arguably one of the better healthy dessert recipes you could have given the circumstances. Those circumstances being I love Key Lime Pie! But it’s proof that diets that work can be quick and easy and things like pie you don’t think would be good for you can still classify as healthy food recipes. One of my go-to baked chicken recipes is Mustard Roasted Chicken.

There’s over 150 quick healthy receipes in Muscle Chow that even somebody on the Weight Watchers program could easily use. They are broken down into several categories that includes healthy fish recipes (You are getting your Omega-3’s right?!). It’s more than enough ideas to get you lean and muscular and you won’t be in the kitchen long enough to setup your own food network show! These are 30 minute meals or less. In fact, too many ideas is a bad thing. It leads to indecision and in the bodybuilding world, too many choices means you can’t plan for your specific needs and ultimately no action leads to unfulfilled dreams.

The real secret to meal planning is advanced planning. Knowing what you will eat before you eat it is the concept behind those pre-packaged meals like Nutrisystem. Not tracking it after the fact and realizing at 9:00pm that you’ve missed your target by 1000 calories or ate too much. Planning in advance is key and healthy food recipes that are geared towards your goals is what this book is about.

What Makes Muscle Chow Different?

It’s not just a healthy foods cookbook or some random collection of 30 minute weight loss recipes. It’s not a bodybuilding diet. It’s healthy receipes that integrate into a healthy lifestyle (one of the rare diets that work is the one you’ll do for life). You can use it to burn fat, build muscle. It’s not complicated. It’s low in sodium which is a factor for some. It’s lower in fats but higher in healthy fats. There’s even vegetarian recipes and low carb dinner recipes that are skewed towards the person who wants to build lean muscle.

If you don’t have Muscle Chow, go get it. It’s a fantastic healthy food recipes resource loaded with 30 minute meal ideas and should be in your kitchen right now. And you can pick it up at Amazon or Barnes and Nobles for under $20.00. The first thing I’d do is look thru the healthy breakfast recipes and pick one. Before you know if, your friends will be calling you the Rachel Ray of the group

To Your Good Health,

Marc David
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”

P.S. – I wish Muscle Chow was a sprial book as I’ve got 2 copies.  And both are coming apart at the seams because I use it that much.  This was my first introduction and love into the world of healthy receipes.

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6 Responses to "Muscle Chow | Healthy Receipes in 30 Minutes or Less"

  1. Radford B.:
    June 09, 2011 03:46 pm

    Just got this book yesterday and have at least skimmed through the whole thing. As opposed to Marc, I *do* love cooking and spend a good bit of time coming up with my own recipes too. My critiques of Gregg’s book are as follows: if you already are comfortable & experienced cooking healthy, lean meals, some of these recipes will be redundant & are more common sense. Also, he indicates specific brands of ingredients (low sodium baking soda, low carb bread crumbs) that you may not be able to find exact matches for, so the nutritional info he lists may vary a bit. However, aside from that I found many recipe ideas that I’m excited to make and if you *aren’t* as experienced in the kitchen, this book will be great in that it’s simple, straightforward, and educates as well as providing recipes. Last night I already made the “Burger Bombs” and the Protein Mousse 1. The stuffed peppers turned out great, the mousse not so much, but I think that was in part operator error and I’m gonna try it one more time.

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  2. Gregg:
    January 01, 2011 02:31 am

    Thanks Marc for the post! I poured so much of my time and effort into this book and it always is great to see when people use it as part of their program.
    Best,
    Gregg
    greggavedon.com

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  3. February 18, 2009 03:54 pm

    Mark,

    If you can eat eggs and dairy… then 70% of the recipes would still work. If you can't eat beef, turkey, eggs or dairy.. then it's not really going to be worthwhile. You'd have to do so much modifications you'd be a chef. It could be done but it may not be a venture you'd want to invest a lot of time doing.

    Really depends on your personal level of veganism.

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  4. Mark Webb:
    February 18, 2009 07:18 am

    Is this book worthwhile for a vegetarian builder?

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  5. February 17, 2009 08:16 pm

    Sure.. learning how to cook. But since then, the pressure to make meals and not just force myself to do them has vanished. I found something I can identify with that fits my “I dislike” cooking attitude. Certainly used to be unfishished business or unresolved issues. That was a gap. Nutrition is important but I can't live life with oatmeal, egg whites and chicken breasts! But I can't stand cooking nor difficult meals.

    Carlos.. you nailed it. And once I found something to connect me with making food easy to cook and helped me thru the pains of learning how to do it simply, I feel… relieved.

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  6. Carlos:
    February 17, 2009 08:00 pm

    Marc,
    Might be “Pain Covering” behavior. Maybe there lurks some Unfinished Business, Unresolved Issues.
    http://exercisetherapy1.wordpress.com/

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