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Ultimate muscle-building post-workout meal: stuffed plantain with Tex-Mex chili. AND it’s easy on the wallet for “bodybuilding and healthy eating on a budget.” Easy to customize for both men and women. Vegans can use tempeh & add more black beans. Boom.
Why carbs after a workout? After lifting weights, your “muscle energy” (or glycogen) becomes depleted. Eating carbs following a workout helps restore glycogen levels and assists with recovery and muscle GROWTH.
Ingredients for 1 serving:
- 1 ripe medium plantain
- ~6.5 oz extra lean turkey
- 1/4 cup black beans
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 roma tomato
- red onions & cilantro to your liking
- Seasonings: low sodium chili seasoning, sea salt, pepper, paprika.
Use spray coconut oil in a nonstick skillet to cook plantain for about 15 minutes or until soft, or you can bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 405F.
Approx macros: 494 calories, 49g protein, 74g carbs, 3g fat. To reduce carbs, use half plantain