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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Fuel Your Muscles With Fresh N Lean Performance Meals

What we feed our muscles as they recover matters a great deal

I received meals from Fresh N' Lean to facilitate this post.

  Many of us pay attention to what we eat before we workout, but what we feed our muscles as they recover matters a great deal. Eating the right foods after exercise can help you recover, build muscle, and prepare for your next workout. Eating meals with protein and other nutrients can make all the difference in our fitness goals.

I took my fitness to a whole new level
 I recently decided to step things up with my fitness routine to make my muscles stronger. My teen had been home for summer break from the academy and he inspired me to work harder at the gym. My son is a performance athlete at his school and participates in cross country and track. This boy can run fast and has placed first in many races. So seeing his gym routine made me want to change the way I spent my time at the gym. My son has a lean muscular body and it has helped his performance so I wanted to perform better. While my son was home he gave me some amazing gym advice and it has made a difference not only in my muscle strength but also in my running.

   The advice that my son gave me was to stop using the weight machines at the gym and start using more free weights. My son said that it would help with my core and stomach muscles. So I decided to try a new workout routine for three months to see what kind of results I could obtain. I also decided to add some hills to my running routine 3 days a week. It was at the beginning of July, right after I attended a fitness conference, that I decided to change my fitness routine. I visited the gym three days a week and ran five days a week with three of those days going up a long hill near my house.

Protein is good for building muscle
 The other thing that I notice when my teen son was home from school was how much he ate and what he ate. My son is a top performer runner at his academy and his coach is doing a great job of training my son. I was amazed that my son was eating so healthy! I was also amazed at how much protein he was consuming. My son is an athlete and he puts in 10-20 miles of running a day and an hour of lifting weights at the gym. So when my son would finish his workout, he would drink a plant-based protein shake and then make his dinner which would be 2 chicken breasts, some type of grain, and veggies. My son knew how to fuel his muscles for performance and muscle recovery.

 The dieticians at Fresh n’ Lean, the nation’s largest organic ready-to-eat meal delivery service, understand the importance of feeding your body with the right nutrients for adequate recovery and to maximize the benefits of your workout.

Made for different meal plans
 So my son encouraged me to take my fitness to a new level and I then realized that I would have to start eating more protein after my exercise workouts to maximize the benefits of my workout. I also knew that eating more protein and other nutrients would help my muscles recover better after I lifted weights. So I ate more fish and other meatless sources of protein after I pumped the iron at the local gym. I continued to eat my other healthy foods like rainbow roasted veggies and my chocolate mocha protein brownies. I also made my meal preparation easy with a healthy ready to eat meal subscription plan from Fresh N' Lean. I was able to have meals in my fridge that were loaded with protein and other nutrients so when I was busy I could grab a performance meal after I went running or went to the gym.

Fresh N' Lean is allergy-friendly
  I enjoyed having fresh organic ready-to-eat meals delivered to my home. What I loved most about these healthy meals, after the awesome flavor, was that I was able to customize my meals to fit my diet plan. I mostly eat plant-based meals but also enjoy seafood once in a while and I have many allergies. I am allergic to dairy, soy, and mushrooms so it was awesome that I could select a plan that had meals that were allergy-friendly. Fresh N' Lean is made for many types of eating styles like Keto, Paleo, vegan, low carb, and even gluten-free. They even have meals that are made for people who are athletic or lift weights.

Heat and eat meals
 Fresh N' Lean does all the meal prep so all I had to do was heat the meal up in the microwave. These delicious meals made it easy for me to eat healthy meals when I was busy so I did not have to think about cooking on a day when I was loaded down with work. I liked that I could use that time instead to meet my husband at the gym to do my simple weights. My husband liked that he could eat dinner right away when we got home from the gym. Having healthy food that is ready to eat helps my husband from snacking on junk food.

Healthy food that has awesome flavor
 These meals were packed with plenty of protein and lots of delicious veggies. They may have been ready-to-eat but they tasted like home-cooked meals. Even the breakfast oatmeal was so delicious. The meal plan that I selected gave me three meals a day so I had oatmeal for breakfast, a plant-based meal for lunch, and a seafood meal for dinner. If you are a meat-eater, then Fresh N' Lean has meals with steak and chicken.

Dairy-free and full of flavor
  Since I had to order dairy-free meals, as I discovered that a dairy allergy was the cause of my asthma, I was expecting bland meals. That was the case with this meal subscription box as the plant-based meals and animal protein meals were dairy-free but filled with lots of flavors. The veggies in the meals made the meals even healthier.

Package in recyclable and BPA-Free materials
 The meals were in microwaveable trays that were recyclable and BPA-Free. So that made things very eco-friendly and convenient. The meals arrived with plenty of ice packs to keep them cold. I loved that the ice packs were reusable. I keep these types of ice packs in my freezer so I can use them for grocery shopping and camping. The meals can be stored in the refrigerator for up to ten days and after that in the freezer. I can also select the plan that works best for me and order how many meals I want and whether I want breakfast, lunch, and /or dinner.

 Adjust your plan to fit your goals the macro calculator
  If you count calories, then you will be happy to know that the calorie info is included on the label of every meal along with the ingredients. Fresh N' Lean even has a macro calculator to make things easier for your busy lifestyle. So there really aren't any excuses when it comes to healthy eating.

Healthy eating made easy for busy people
 My past three months of lifting free weights at the gym and eating more protein have transformed my body. My arms have some awesome lean muscles and my core is trimmer. I even lost 10 pounds. The stronger muscles have even helped with my running as I am now able to run for 3 miles without having to take any walking breaks. The weight lifting even helps my asthma as it helps push the gunk out of my lungs.


Masshole Mommy said...

These sound like awesome, healthy meals. I'd love to give them a try!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Woah those look really yummy. I have been struggling to find meals that are healthy, may check this out! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

AiringMyLaundry said...

These look like some tasty meals. I would give them a try. I do need to watch what I eat, especially during the holidays.

Brittany said...

OMG these look so amazingly delicious!!! I want them for my lunches at work!!!

Renee Benda said...

Oh, I haven't heard of this yet, but healthy and delivered to my door win in my book!

Renee Benda said...

These would be great for my upcoming recovery! Thanks for sharing.

Celebrate Woman said...

Tara, I can eat this stuff, fresh and lean, every day! This is as close to a personal chef as we can get.

Marcie W. said...

Yum! I recently took my workout routine to the next level by taking CrossFit classes. These meals would be perfect for my needs and you just cannot beat the convenience.

Jaredamy said...

I love how colorful these meals are! They all look so good! I would like to try this out!

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

I have been busy lately and saving time in the kitchen sounds good to me.

EMILY said...

I so need to work on my fitness once my surgery recovery is complete. I've had to do a lot of heat and eat meals while recovering, and wish I'd known about these. They look like a great option!

Nyxie said...

This is so handy! Anything to save time in the kitchen, plus it's healthy!

Sammy said...

Wow!!I love when tasty foods are healthy too :)

Gust si Aroma said...

I am one of the busy people. So I definitely need this! Thanks for sharing!

Erica Jahn said...

WOW! This is what our family needs! Been wanting to eat healthy food but it's a challenge to prepare in the morning. I didn't know I can order an already prepared meal that can also be stored for up to 10 days! Really want this!

Ruth I said...

These are healthy meals perfect for families! I am still on my weigth loss journey but planning to buff and muscle up when I reach my goal weight. Will consider this.

Katrina said...

I need to try this, I am always so busy that getting in a healthy meal seems impossible.

Jennifer L said...

wow there really is a meal plan subscription for everything and everyone! This looks great and i know who would love to try this service.

Sherry said...

Eating healthier couldn't be easier than with Fresh N' Lean. I love that the prep work is already done.

Jen Sky Walker said...

I like that you were able to get foods that fit your needs and suit your allergies. Having the prep work done makes meal time so much quicker!

Echo said...

This sounds like an amazing way for a busy person to eat healthy no matter what!

Cindy Ingalls said...

I really appreciate that the meals come pre-made in recyclable packaging. It makes me feel better about ordering pre-packaged foods.

Amila said...

Having a healthy meal is important everyday.These sounds both healthy and tasty.Good to know such option.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great way for a busy person to eat healthy regardless!
but to stay healthy you can practice more at home with dumbbells. I think that's a good idea. my friend Soneat Ak also practices them at home and feels much better.
Thanks for the post again.

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