I have been eating at Chipotle since college and always thought of it as the “perfect post workout” meal because you could pack a bowl full of chicken, steak, rice, beans, and other delicious ingredients.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could make en easy recipe that tasted like Chipotle and packed in even more gains and nutrition?
Welcome to the “Epic Muscle Meals” video series – where we take some of your favorite foods and put a special bodybuilding twist on them.
In the first episode we bring you high protein Chipotle inspired burrito bowls and “man salads” designed to give you a plethora of high quality protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats.
The burrito bowl is perfect for anyone looking to make some rapid lean muscle gains and is “bulking” and the “man salad” is perfect for anyone looking to make “lean gains” and increase strength and their anabolic hormones.
This first “epic muscle meal prep” episode was created by popular demand in the YouTube comments section – so please make sure to keep the comments coming and we’ll keep sharing our favorite meal prep recipes.
Chipotle Inspired Burrito Bowl
One of the bad things about Chipotle and pretty much every fast food Mexican restaurant is the inclusion of a ton of added sodium and vegetable oils. Did you know that Chipotle adds unhealthy oil to your rice? This oil serves zero purpose on a bodybuilding diet – and will cause you to store belly fat.
The meat at Chipotle also contains a lot of added sodium and oil. Time to improve on this recipe and give you enough protein to feed a baby dinosaur!
Step 1: Cook Your Meats On The Frying Pan
The most cooking you will have to do is with your protein. I bought a 1 lb. package of 99% lean turkey and 94% lean beef and combined it with 3 tbsp. coconut oil for some healthy cooking oil.
This monster protein skillet contains over 200 grams of protein. For even more added protein you can cook a few organic eggs over the protein scrambler.
Step 2: Fire Up The Rice Cooker!
This one is pretty self explanatory. Fill up your rice cooker and throw in 2-3 cups of uncooked brown rice. This will fill you up with some healthy carbs that makes for the perfect partner in crime to your protein scrambler.
Step 3: Mix-Ins
The world is your oyster with this incredible recipe. Once you have the rice and protein scrambler base you can start by separating this into your meal prep containers and adding In your bodybuilding powerhouse mix-ins.
Here are some of my favorite things to mix into my Chipotle inspired Meal prep bowl.
This is where you can get really creative with your meal prep and try out new ideas! Let me know in the YouTube comments if I missed out on anything and if you have any variations of this recipe you enjoy.
Chipotle Inspired “Man-Salads”
When I was trying to make “lean gains” back in college I would often go to Chipotle for a high protein Salad.
I’m really excited to share with you my Chipotle inspired high protein salad as its absolutely delicious and will help you maintain and build your muscle mass while cutting body fat.
Step 1: Cook Your Meats On The Frying Pan (Or use the meat left-over from the Burrito Bowls)
We’re using the exact same meat as with the Burrito Bowl recipe above. I bought a 1 lb. package of lean turkey (99 percent) and lean beef (94 percent) and combined it with 3 tbsp. coconut oil for some healthy cooking oil.
This protein skillet contains over 200 grams of protein. For even more added protein you can cook a few organic eggs over the protein scrambler.
Step 2: Time To Make Healthy Protein Packed Croutons!
Did you know you can make amazing protein packed croutons with Ezekiel bread? Cut out squares of Ezekiel bread with a scissors and pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Lay out the croutons on a baking sheet and spray with coconut oil and season with garlic salt.
Let them cook for 10-12 minutes until they are completely crunchy.
Step 3: Let’s Complete These “Man-Salads”
By now we have done the hard part. Separate the meat and the croutons and get out your meal prep containers.
The base of your salads will be a combo of romaine and spinach leaves. Lay out the lettuce in your meal prep bowls.
Next throw on top your protein and croutons. I like to put about 1 cup protein mix, and ½ cup croutons.
Now the fun part. We are going to add on top some delicious ingredients that will give these salads a big flavor kick.
Here are my favorite mix-ins:
- Hemp Seeds (really high in omega 3 and protein)
- Shredded Carrots (perfect nutrient dense carbs)
- Black Beans (more protein, fiber, and healthy carbs)
- Corn (gives it that Mexican Flare)
- Colored Bell Peppers (more vitamin C and crunch)
- Franks Red Hot and Salsa!
- ½ Cup of Mashed Avocado
- Garlic Salt to Taste
Mix all of these ingredients together and you have an epic “Man-Salad” recipe that will give you a ton of protein!
Make sure to stay tuned for the next “Epic Muscle Meals” episode as I give you another delicious meal prep. Don’t forget to leave your comment to tell me what you want to see next!