Fast Healthy Chicken

Honey Balsamic Chicken

I feel like one thing you can’t ever have enough of are good chicken recipes. Chicken is my go-to protein: it’s lean, it’s cheap, and it can be prepared a myriad of ways. But sometimes, it gets boring. This recipe will change chicken forever. Well………..maybe not forever. But you’ll dig it. It’s a pretty quick […]

Chili for Breakfast

Breakfast Chili

Contrary to the title, this chili isn’t only for breakfast. Instead, it just refers to amping up your usual bowl by adding 1-3 eggs to your bowl. For lunch or dinner, the added protein helps prep or recover after a workout. As a breakfast, the beans in the chili, along with the eggs and beef, […]

chicken salad with apples and pecans

Apple Pecan Chicken Salad

I find lunches to be one of the toughest meals to plan. I either find myself making a “Tom bowl” (buy my ebook if you want that recipe, among others!), or eating leftovers. But this chicken salad has become a new favorite at lunchtime, and I find myself making it weekly. I’m lucky if it […]

Sausage, Peppers & Onions

In my quest for quick lunches and dinners, I sometimes find myself adding a few ingredients to a pan, turning it on, and calling it a meal. This dish, as the name implies, is only made of three ingredients: thinly sliced onions, a pepper, and a few links of sausage. When eating this before a […]

Honey Lime Fruit Salad

Fruit is an important component of an athlete’s diet. Simple carbs are used by your body quickly, while complex carbs such as bread, pasta, and rice take longer to break down and convert into energy. As a rule of thumb, I try to eat a piece of fruit at breakfast, as it gives my body […]

Avocado & Tuna Salad

For lunches, I find myself eating one of two things: leftovers, or a Tom bowl: ground beef, potatoes, and veggies. But that gets boring sometimes. Or, some days, like today, I’m out of beef. (It’s rare, but it happens.) This tuna salad is easy, full of protein and fat, and is very filling when served […]

Burgers: The Ultimate Lazy Lifter’s Meal

I dare you to find a weightlifter who doesn’t like burgers. You hear stories of people like CT Fletcher and his affinity for Big Macs, or people like me, who would visit In-N-Out more times than I care to admit when I lived in California. Burgers are great fuel for training sessions, and even more […]

Protein-Packed Quiche

Eggs are a great protein source for strength athletes. They contain a high amount of leucine, an important amino acid. Eating eggs before and after a heavy training session can help your muscles rebuild better and faster. Eggs, per serving, are also a heck of a lot cheaper than steak. So, if money’s a bit […]

A Perfect Baked Potato

Baked potatoes are a staple in our house. While I prefer sweet potatoes for nutrients, white potatoes are still chock full of potassium, protein (on average, about 4.3 grams), fiber and Vitamin C. All good stuff, my friends! For a fast potato, there’s nothing wrong with throwing a potato in the microwave and hitting the […]