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Easy Chicken Recipes Recipes meal prep sunday 21

Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes

Chicken is a staple in meal plans for a reason. But it can all get a bit bland. Liven up your diet with these quick and easy chicken recipes.

Chicken is pretty much synonymous with fitness and bodybuilding. In fact, over the years, dry chicken and reheated broccoli are the first foods that spring to mind when you think 'bodybuilding diets'. But in this week's Meal Prep Sunday recipes, I'm going to show you that it doesn't have to be that way. Because with a few quick and easy chicken recipes you can breathe new life into that bodybuilding staple.

Over the years, I've eaten my way through a fair amount of chicken breasts. And I'm sure you have too. Not only is it high in protein, but it's also low in fat, making it the ideal food for hitting those macros on a regular basis.

It doesn't carry the tag along fat of meats like beef and lamb, making it a good source of protein you can have pretty much everyday.

But, herein lies the problem. Eating chicken day in and day out can get pretty dull. And meal prep can be a bit of a pain. So the ideal scenario you're looking for is a dish that is tasty, but doesn't take hours to make.

Well, today you're in luck. Because these quick and easy chicken recipes can be cooked in under 15 minutes.

Oh. And they're damn delicious too. So let's dive right in.

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Quinoa Recipes meal prep sunday 20

Quinoa Recipes | Quick & Easy Meals

When you think quinoa, the words bland, boring and dull might spring to mind. But after trying these quinoa recipes you'll be thinking 'delicious' and 'nutritious' instead.

If you happened to put 'quinoa recipes' into Google and stumbled across this article, I'm sure you did so because you've heard quinoa is a "superfood" that you should be eating.

But what does that actually mean?

The term superfood is something that's largely overused these days. Most of the time it's used as a marketing ploy to convince you that you need to be eating whatever it is they're selling.

However, if you were going to dish out the term superfood then quinoa should be at the top of the list. And that's due to the fact it has a ton of benefits for you overall health, as well as helping you achieve those weight and fat loss goals.

So before we dive into these awesome quinoa recipes, let's take a couple of minutes to go into those benefits a little more.

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Smoothie Recipes meal prep sunday 19

Smoothie Recipes to Maximise Your Micros

Micronutrients are important for general health an well-being. So try these quick and easy smoothie recipes to pack in your 5 a day.

Before we get stuck in to these awesome smoothie recipes, let's talk micronutrients.

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Micronutrients are undoubtedly the unsung hero of the modern diet. Quite rightly, their big brothers, macronutrients take priority and steal the limelight. After all, it's the macros that determine your overall fat loss and muscle gain when all's said and done.

Now, I'm sure you've got a good grip of macronutrients (if you haven't check out this article).

But if you've set up your diet on the basis of your favourite Instagram fitpro, then there's a high chance you could be deficient in some essential micronutrients.

Micronutrients shouldn't be forgotten by any means. In fact those essential vitamins and minerals are essential for maintain proper health. And they're even more important for those of us that lift and exercise regularly.

For example, if you don't get enough vitamin B, you might actually be limiting your ability for push out those last couple of reps. That's because vitamin B assists in the process of breaking down proteins and sugar into usable energy. Research has shown vitamin B deficiencies can be linked to poor athletic performance.

And let's use vitamin D as another example. Vitamin D has been proven to help prevent the onset of fatigue. Without this essential vitamin your muscles can't recover after contraction, leading you to feel tired more quickly.

And if all that wasn't enough, they also help prevent illness and disease. So as you can see, they're pretty important.

In this week's meal prep Sunday instalment, I've got a couple of smoothie recipes that will guarantee your body will be running optimally from now on.

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