[dropcap]D[/dropcap]inner is often the meal when we feel like rewarding ourselves. It could be because of a long and tiring day or due to not having much to eat during the day. That’s tolerable every now and then but not when it grows into a habit. Here are six dinner ideas for six pack abs to help you stay in shape.
Obviously when you are trying to get your six pack to look like one, you need to make sure your diet is spot on. You need to eat enough protein, good carbs, good fats and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
[pull_quote_center]Spread your daily nutrition needs into 5-6 small meals a day and you won’t feel like pigging out at dinner.[/pull_quote_center]
A good looking dinner plate should have fist sized portions of protein, carbs and vegetables. A fruit salad or a pot of natural yoghurt with fruit and nuts makes for the perfect desert. Try these tried and tested six pack abs friendly meals if you are stuck for ideas.
It’s rich in protein, it’s healthy and it’s easy to prepare. That’s why chicken is the go-to meat when you are in a hurry and you don’t want to spend a fortune in the shop. Chicken goes with almost anything. The easiest way to cook is to bake, roast or boil and serve with a portion of green vegetables, brown rice and/or sweet potatoes.
If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, you can make a stir fry or stuff the chicken fillets with cream cheese and some herbs and roast.
I like to put chicken breasts, chopped onion, peppers, garlic and sweet potatoes on a baking tray and bake in the oven. It’s really easy and it’s ready to serve as soon as it is out of the oven.
If you fancy a change, try turkey. It’s as healthy, rich in protein and easy to prepare as chicken. Prepare an extra portion of turkey fillet with your dinner and keep it in the fridge to have for lunch the following day.
Another easy to prepare and protein-rich option for your six pack abs dinner is fish. Go for oily fish (salmon, trout, mackerel etc.) which is also rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. 100g salmon fillet packs 20g of protein and only 208 calories.
Drizzle some oil on some tinfoil, season the salmon fillets with salt, pepper, dill and lemon juice. Fold the foil to make a parcel and put it in the oven to cook. Boil some broccoli, rice or potatoes and serve.
You can’t survive on just poultry and fish. You need red meat too. Get a nice lean beef steak and have it as a treat once a week. Drizzle some oil (not too much), season with salt and pepper and place on a hot griddle pan to cook. I like mine well done, unless I am dining at a posh restaurant.
You can serve with green vegetables (grill them in the same pan) and boiled baby potatoes for an extra portion of carbs.
You need to make sure you have plenty of carbs with your dinner as this is your last solid meal for the day. Instead of having more pasta, try spaghetti. Get a packet of frozen turkey meatballs and tin of chopped tomatoes. Cook them in a saucepan, season to taste and serve over spaghetti.
[quote_box_center]Please share your favourite dinner ideas for six pack abs with the rest of us.[/quote_box_center]