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muscle meal: pecan salmon

Quick, easy, and physique-friendly.

Chicken, beef, and eggs are on every lifter’s menu, but fish isn’t as popular. The likely reason is that most people don’t know how to cook it and fear the smell it will emit when they do. Master this recipe and you’ll make fish (well, salmon at least) a staple in your diet forevermore.

At first glance, this meal may look like a gut bomb because it’s packed with fat. But consider the type of fat: Salmon is loaded with omega-3s (and complete protein), while pecans offer monounsaturated fats. Coconut oil, while a saturated fat, is metabolized fast. Its medium-chain triglycerides are converted to energy in the liver while providing antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-viral properties. Combined with antioxidant-rich cinnamon, it makes a fragrant dinner with an almost sweet taste. And there’s nothing fishy about that.

Calories: 
867
Protein: 
85g
Fat: 
59g
Carbs: 
4g
Servings: 
1
Ingredients: 
Two 6 oz.
salmon fillets (skinless)
1/4 cup
chopped pecans
1 tsp
cinnamon
Sea salt and black pepper (to taste)
1 tbsp
coconut oil


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