Many bodybuilders love asparagus as part of their bodybuilding diet. This vegetable is low in calories. It has just 27 calories per cup. It is high in fiber, which makes it the perfect addition to any weight loss plan. It has one more super – benefit for bodybuilders. It is a natural diuretic and it is a treasured secret among bodybuilders and people who are battling the bloat.
This vegetable is rich in protein, which is good for a vegetable. It is a great source of Vitamin B6, thiamine, riboflavin, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, folic acid, and potassium. Also, it is high in Vitamin K, which is very important for healthy clotting and strong bones. If you are a lover of asparagus, then you can eat it how much you want it. There are no life-threatening side effects from eating too much asparagus.
Asparagus recipes for a good physique:
There are plenty of bodybuilding recipes that include asparagus as their ingredient due to all those health benefits for building strong muscles. You can choose one or more of these incredible recipes and add them to your bodybuilding diet.
BBQ turkey–wrapped asparagus:
Many bodybuilders cannot get enough of turkey–wrapped asparagus, just like salty, crunchy sweet – potato chips. Asparagus is a great addition to any game–day spread. It is easy to prepare this recipe. It is high in protein. It is veggie-rich and it is delicious. If you want to add some variety and additional flavor, then try brushing the wrapped spears with low–sodium barbecue sauce with organic, raw honey to make a delicious and sweet glaze.
Also, you can try homemade teriyaki sauce, spicy mustard mixed with organic, raw honey, or even homemade lemon glaze, so your options are virtually endless. From this recipe, you will get 53 calories, 6 grams carbs, 6 grams protein, and 1 gram fat. You will need just 13 minutes to make it and it is for 8 servings. For this recipe, you will need the next ingredients: ½ teaspoon low–sugar barbecue sauce, 8 asparagus spears, and 8 oz (1 serving) low–fat deli turkey.
It will take 5 minutes to prepare this recipe and 8 minutes to cook it, which means for just 13 minutes you will have an incredible recipe. You need to set the oven to 450 degrees F. Then, wash the asparagus and then break the thick ends of the asparagus. Then, wrap the asparagus in one ounce of turkey meat. Then, sear the wrapped asparagus in a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat for two minutes, so your turkey is cooked shut or sealed. Then, remove and place on a baking rack or sheet. Then, rub with the barbecue sauce. You should bake it in the oven for no more than 5 minutes, so the asparagus remain semi-firm.
This is one of the most loved recipes from all bodybuilders. You can consume it any day or every day and you cannot just stop it. You can also make it for your friends and family. They will love this high–protein finger food because it is extremely delicious. But, it is easy for you to make, so you will not lose your day in your kitchen. For this recipe, you will need just 15 minutes to make it and it is for 12 servings. From this recipe, you will get 85 calories, 8 grams carbs, 9 grams protein, and 2 grams fat.
For this recipe, you will need just two ingredients, 24 oz (1 serving) low–fat deli turkey and 12 asparagus spears. You will need 5 minutes to prepare it and 10 minutes to cook it, so just for 15 minutes, you will have a wonderful bodybuilding snack. You need to set the oven to 450 F and then chop the bottom stems off asparagus. Then, wrap each asparagus with two oz of sliced turkey lunch meat. Then, set a skillet on medium-high heat and then spray with Kelapo coconut oil.
Then, put the wrapped asparagus in the skillet with the turkey flap end down and sear the wrapped asparagus. While it is cooking, you need to add the seasoning. When all sides of the turkey are seared, then remove from the skillet. Then, put the wrapped asparagus in the oven on a baking sheet. Then, bake in the oven for 4 – 5 minutes and serve this recipe while it is warm. Some seasonings which you can add to this recipe include onion powder, garlic powder, and Bragg’s Liquid Aminos.
Grilled asparagus recipe
From this recipe, you will get 83 calories, 3 grams protein, 7 grams fat, and 4 grams carbs. This is a simple and easy side dish that you can add to any of your favorite bodybuilding meals. For this recipe, you will need the next ingredients: fresh pepper to taste; Kosher salt to taste; 2 tablespoons olive oil; 1 lb fresh asparagus spears trimmed. You should light the grill and make a medium–heat fire. Then, put cleaned, trimmed asparagus in a plastic bag with olive oil, salt, and pepper and mix all these ingredients gently until it is coated. Then, remove it and grill for three to four minutes.
Almond–crusted walleye pike and asparagus:
Many people love to use palm oil when cooking white fish. This makes the fish a little crispy and it adds a great flavor. One of the leanest freshwater fish which you can get is the walleye pike. Many types of white fish, like cod and sea bass, go well with almond meals, so you can mix up all your protein sources. From this recipe, you will get 1155 calories, 28 grams carbs, 79 grams protein, and 81 grams fat. You will need 45 minutes to make it and it is for one serving.
For this recipe, you will need the next ingredients: salt and pepper to taste, 2 tablespoons almond oil, 2 tablespoons palm oil, ½ cup almond meal, 1 lb asparagus, and 2 fillet walleye pike fillet. You will need 15 minutes to prepare this recipe, 30 minutes to cook it and 45 minutes will be the total time to cook it to the end. Firstly, you need to make the fish. You need to preheat a skillet on medium heat and then coat the skillet with 1 – 2 tablespoons of palm oil. Then, in a pie dish, add almond meal, sea salt, and pepper to your liking.
Then, coat the fish with almond meal breading and preheat the skillet and add the fillets. You should cook it for three to four minutes on each side. Secondly, you need to make the asparagus. You need to preheat the second skillet and coat it using one to two tablespoons of almond oil.
Then, add asparagus to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Then, cover and cook over medium heat until sizzling and then reduce the heat to low until asparagus is tender, but not mushy. This will take you approximately 12 – 20 minutes. In the end, you need to squeeze the lemon juice over both fish and asparagus and enjoy this recipe.
Mozzarella, asparagus, and leek –mini quiches:
You can have an appetizer that is light lower in carbs, but it is rich in flavor. This recipe is hearty thanks to the protein from the egg whites and the fiber from all those vegetables. Cheese is the favorite part of this recipe for many people. You can prepare this recipe at night and serve it cold or you can whip it up fresh in the morning and serve it warm. They will be fantastic in both ways.
From this recipe, you will get 66 calories, 3 grams carbs, 7 grams protein, and 3 grams fat. You will need 35 minutes to make it and it is for 12 servings. For this recipe, you will need the next ingredients: 1½ cup part-skim mozzarella cheese; 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg; ½ teaspoon dried ground basil; ½ teaspoon table salt; ½ teaspoon ground black pepper; ½ cup fat–free cottage cheese; 6 egg whites; 6 whole egg; 2 cloves minced garlic; 1 cup sliced mushrooms; 1 cup leeks, bulb, and lower leaf – portion, chopped; 1½ cup asparagus, ends trimmed and chopped into ½ – inch pieces. You will need 15 minutes to prepare this recipe.
20 minutes to cook it. It will take 35 minutes from your time to cook this recipe from the end to the beginning. Firstly, you should preheat the oven to 350 F and then generously coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Then, sauté garlic, mushrooms, leeks, and chopped asparagus in skillet until onions are translucent and garlic is fragrant for about 5 minutes. While the vegetables are cooking, you should beat together 1 cup of mozzarella or feta, spices, cottage cheese, egg whites, and whole eggs until frothy.
Then, lightly coat cups of a muffin pan with cooking spray and divide sautéed vegetables between cups. Then, pour egg mixture over vegetables, dividing evenly between cups. Then, sprinkle quiche tops with the remaining half cup of cheese. Then, you need to bake this for 30 – 40 minutes until you get golden brown color. You can enjoy this recipe warm right away or you can store it in the fridge to serve later.