lunch

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

‘Tis the season for leftovers…particularly of the ham and turkey variety. The easiest and fastest way to use up leftover ham is in a hot bowl of split pea soup. Take some veggies, onions and garlic, dried split peas, and any and all leftover ham, drop it in the crockpot with some liquid, and voila, […]

St. Patrick’s Day Round-Up

Don’t let the day (or weekend) pass without celebrating in your kitchen. The Irish are known for hearty meals with plenty of meat and potatoes…a major staple in most weightlifters’ diets. Check out some of our favorites below!   Our Corned Beef & Cabbage Crockpot recipe Corned Beef Hash & Eggs (perfect for that leftover […]

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 […]

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 […]

BLT Chicken Salad

When my wife told me she was making this recipe, I stopped and said, “For who? Your book club?” Be glad I threw her a sly smile and got her to laugh, because if I had pissed her off, I wouldn’t be sharing this recipe with you today. And then we’d all be missing out. […]