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3 nutrient dense recipes

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While eating healthy can sometimes be hard to manage at first, it doesn’t always have to be boring. In fact, there are several fun recipes that you can try to give your body the energy-giving boost it needs to perform at the gym—or in your in-home workout program.

This week we’ve got three delicious meals you can craft at home within minutes: An energy-giving taco, a fulfilling yogurt treat, and a hearty salad.

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Serving: 2 Tacos
300 Calories  
Nutrients: 21 grams protein - 35 grams carbs - 9 grams fat

Ingredients:
1 egg
2 egg whites
¼ cup black beans
2 tbsp. avocado
2 tbsp. salsa
2 tortillas (corn)

Instructions: Grab three eggs, removing the yoke from two of them and placing them in a bowl. Whisk the eggs with a fork until eggs are well mixed. Cook eggs in a pan with a half a tablespoon of butter or coconut oil until eggs are no longer runny. Remove the eggs and set aside on a separate dish. Warm black beans in a pan on a medium heat for about 2 minutes. Warm Tortillas in a separate pan on medium for about 30 seconds each side. Once eggs, beans, and tortillas have been cooked and warmed, assemble your tacos with salsa and avocado.

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Serving: 1 Bowl
240 Calories  
Nutrients: 24 grams protein - 37 grams carbs - 0.5 grams fat

Ingredients:
1 cup Greek Yogurt (nonfat)
½ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 tsp honey

Instructions: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl of your choice. Then enjoy!

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Serving: 4 Bowl
450 Calories  
Nutrients: 36 grams protein - 16 grams carbs - 32 grams fat

Ingredients:
1 and ¼ pound of sliced steak
8 ounces arugula
1 pound of trimmed asparagus
1 medium red onion sliced into thick rings
2 cups of halved cherry tomatoes
1 sliced avocado
1 tbsp. of olive oil
Pinch of sea salt and pepper

Dressing Ingredients:
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tbsp. lemon juice
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 garlic clove
1 cup cilantro
¼ tsp. paprika
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Pinch of sea salt and pepper

Instructions: Preheat grill or pan to a medium heat. Season onion and asparagus with olive oil and sea salt. Grill onions and asparagus for 5 minutes and set aside. Season steak with olive oil and rub with sea salt and pepper. Grill steak on medium heat for about 3 minutes on each side. Side steak aside to rest. Add dressing ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. In a large bowl add all the salad ingredients together with the steak and dressing. Squeeze a bit of lime juice on for extra flavor.

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