3 Simple Bodybuilding Meal Recipes to Become Absolutely Shredded

Bodybuilder Meals

While the gym is where you can break down your muscles, you can only build them back up in the kitchen. If you know the proper bodybuilding recipes, you can become an incredibly built bodybuilder in no time. Not only that, you can make many different meals that taste great and give you variety so that you always enjoy the same old chicken and rice over and over again.
Here, MUTANT’s beastly chefs provide three delicious bodybuilding recipes, including a chicken dish, a ground beef dish, and a crockpot dish that will help you gain strength and muscle like none other.

The Best Bodybuilding Chicken Recipe: Baked Honey Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potatoes


  • Lean Chicken Breast
  • Honey
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Minced Garlic
  • Shallot
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Herbs and Spices (Garlic Powder, Sweet Paprika, Dried Rosemary)

  • Baking lean chicken breast is the healthiest way to consume chicken, so make it tasty. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, then place the chicken breasts on tin foil on a baking sheet. Drizzle the honey and balsamic vinegar over the chicken, then sprinkle with the garlic and chopped shallot. Put chopped sweet potato, olive oil, and the herbs and spices on a separate tin foiled baking sheet. Bake both simultaneously for 20-30 minutes.


    The chicken breast is an excellent source of protein, while the sweet potato gives you ample fibrous, complex carbohydrates for satiety and energy. Olive oil is one of the three healthiest cooking fats. This way, you get all of the necessary macronutrients at their healthiest. You can make this recipe in bulk and meal prep for the entire week. 

    The Best Bodybuilder Ground Beef Recipe: Taco Bowls


  • 90/10 or 95/5 Ground Beef
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Paprika
  • Chile Powder
  • White Onion
  • Diced Green Chiles
  • Black Beans
  • White Rice
  • Lime
  • Low Fat Cheese
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro

    Getting all the nutrition you’d ever need from one recipe? You bet. In a pan on the stove on medium heat, add the lean ground beef, taco seasoning, paprika, chile powder, and diced white onion and green chiles; cook until the beef is browned. In a small pot, heat up the black beans with salt, pepper, paprika, and chile powder. In another small pot, make the white rice, putting lime juice and cilantro into the rice at the end. To compile the bowl, put rice at the bottom, black beans in the middle, and taco beef on top. Top with cheese, avocado, more cilantro, and any non-caloric hot sauce you want.

    This bowl recipe packs a powerful protein punch. Choose either 90/10 or 95/5 as a lean beef ratio (i.e., 90-95 percent protein, 5-10 percent fat content). The beans offer a ton of fiber content, while the rice offers another complex carb selection. Both rice and sweet potato are low on the glycemic index, which means these meals don’t overly spike your blood sugar or insulin. Avocado is another quality fat that keeps your joints lubricated. The immense flavors from non-caloric sources – hot sauce, cilantro, chiles, seasonings – allow you to fully enjoy the meal without it being basic. 

    The Best Bodybuilding Crockpot Recipe: Crockpot Omelets


  • Whole Eggs
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Paprika
  • White Potatoes/Hashbrowns
  • Ham
  • Bacon
  • Yellow Onion
  • Green Bell Peppers
  • Low Fat Cheddar Cheese
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Green Onion

    This might be the easiest bodybuilding crockpot recipe ever. Simply throw in all of the diced meats, chopped potatoes, yellow onion, and bell pepper into the crockpot. Crack the whole eggs into a bowl, mix the spices in, and transfer that into the crockpot as well. Turn the crockpot on low and cook for six to eight hours. Once you’re ready to eat, top with cheese, Greek yogurt, and chopped green onion.

    The breakfast crockpot recipe is suitable for any meal of the day. You can always switch up the protein sources – ham, bacon, steak, etc. Adding Greek yogurt on top is another protein/fat source. Plus, you can include whatever vegetables you want in the crockpot. 

    You can make all three recipes simultaneously – crockpot, stovetop, and oven – to meal prep for the entire week. That way, you can reheat and feast before and after grueling workouts without having to cook all the time. They are set and forget, unbelievably delicious, and offer you the correct macros to become a beastly bodybuilder.

    Article by Terry Ramos