The month of June is here and it is all about grilling, pool days, vacations, fathers, and men’s health. National Men’s Health Month is often overshadowed by the sunny days and hamburgers, but in my brand new Guy’s Guide to Eating Healthy Men’s Cookbook, I have made it easy for all the men to eat healthily and still enjoy the thrill of hearty food.
Those wanting to become bigger and stronger are gulping down protein shakes and the dieters are chewing down protein bars and shunning pasta in hopes of quick weight loss. It’s easy to understand the excitement because protein is an important component of every cell in the body and the body needs relatively large amounts of it, but it’s not always about pumping weights and the latest fad diets.
So, there are many ways to include protein in your diet that you might not realize. I have protein-rich simple recipes from salad to entrees. Take a trip to the Caribbean without leaving your house with my Caribbean Mango and Black Bean Salad. This recipe is great to include as a salad, side or topping and is rich in healthy weight maintaining fiber that helps keep you full and satisfied. I have no doubt this colorful and refreshing recipe will become a summertime favorite while giving you a hefty dose of fiber and protein also.
I keep a healthful lifestyle simple because everyone is busy but if you follow my simple 8 Health Tips for Men, a man can improve his health and hopefully, live a longer, fulfiller and healthier life. The American Heart Association recommends at least two servings of fish per week and my Oven Roasted Super Salmon recipe makes a great option and sums the 8 tips into one. Delicious, simple, and healthy this recipe contains 36 grams of protein!
But, the fish recipes don’t stop there! Seafood is a great protein source. Easy to fix, protein controlled and perfect for light summery meals I couldn’t resist including my Blackened Fish recipe that contains 34 grams of protein, wow! How about a recipe that fuels your muscles without compromising taste! This quick Blackened Fish seasoned with paprika, chili powder, thyme, and garlic makes a quick and convenient fish dinner. Just a 2-step fish recipe that adds a bold statement to any meal and will have all men coming back for more.
Add a little Louisiana favorite and hearty twist to your backyard hamburger with my Crawfish Burger recipe. Included in the Heart Disease: I’m Afraid Of A Broken Heart Chapter of my new book, crawfish is low in fat and a good source of protein. Turn into a mouthwatering burger and you are effortlessly adding more seafood to your diet.
Eating high-quality protein such as lean meat, seafood, and chicken at each meal may help maintain muscle mass and boost energy for an active lifestyle. Here are more quick and delicious high protein recipes to add to your diet. My new men’s health cookbook, Guy’s Guide To Eating Well: A Man’s Cookbook For Health and Wellness includes chapters for heart disease, diabetes, inflammation, testosterone, cancer prevention and GERD for preventive men’s health and wellness. Get control of your life this month and become a rock star in the kitchen all at the same time!