Bodybuilding and eating healthy on a budget is possible! You just need a little creativity and a willingness to try new things. Instead of using pasta sheets, use slices of sweet potato. Not only is it delicious, but also it is heart healthy and a solid complex carbohydrate that you can integrate into your diet in a new, exciting way.
1.5 lb lean ground turkey
400g sweet potato (100g each lasagna, thinly sliced)
1 egg white
1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup reduced fat mozzarella
2 vine tomatoes
15oz organic tomato sauce (no salt)
1/3 cup mushrooms
1/3 cup red onions
1 tbsp garlic paste
~1/2 cup chopped cilantro (use as desired)
Seasonings: 1 tbsp Italian seasoning, sea salt, pepper
1. Set oven to 375F.
2. Slice sweet potato using a mandolin or sharp knife and separately chop up tomatoes, onions and mushrooms.
3. Mix cottage cheese with egg white and set aside.
4. Sauté red onions with garlic paste, then add meat, tomatoes, cilantro, mushrooms, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning.
5. Build lasagna. Add sweet potato slices, meat sauce, cottage cheese and then repeat. Top with mozzarella.
6. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes at 375F.
404 calories, 34g carbs, 7g fat, 53g protein, 5g fiber, 13g sugar
About the Author
Kevin is a fitness enthusiast out of Dallas, TX. When he saw himself in his friend’s Facebook photo he knew it was time to make a change. He was overweight, felt sluggish and had steadily rising blood pressure. So, he did what many people try to do – he started exercising to try to “out train” a poor diet. He quickly learned through periods of weight cycling that if he was going to accomplish his fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet, complemented by hard work in the gym.
He started studying nutrition and got started cooking! In 2012 Kevin started a small blog to share his meals online in order to build a community around healthy food ideas.
The blog was called Fit Men Cook and it had a simple message and belief system – “Our bodies are built in the kitchen, Sculpted in the gym.”
Kevin firmly believes that healthier food options do not have to be boring. Ever. In fact, they are pretty tasty!
Fit (Wo)Men Cook is the “fit” story of all of us. It is taking your individual success stories and things (in nutrition & fitness) that have worked for you, and sharing those ideas with the masses so we can all grow, improve together. Just everyday people – no matter the fitness level or athletic ability – aiming to live the best life possible through fitness and healthy eating. Are you a Fit (Wo)Men Cook?
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