Middle-Age Wisdom Recipes: 10 Protein Packed Recipes to Build Muscle and Burn Fat

You’re trying to eat healthy, and build some all important muscle. You’re tired of plain grilled chicken or salmon, which makes it difficult to stay on a healthy meal plan. Today, I searched the internet for some healthy, yet tasty main meals to inspire your meal planning adventures.

On Tuesday, I published the first article in my new series titled “Middle-age Wisdom“. The highlight of the article was Ernestine Shepherd. At the age of 83 years, this wonderful and inspiring woman is the current record holder for the oldest female body builder. Her diet is low carb and low fat, but high protein, which inspired today’s recipes list! I hope you enjoy!

Lemon-Thyme Roast Chicken

Muscle and Strength

Low Carb Chicken Carbonara

Muscle and Strength

Chicken Carbonara Recipe
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Quick and Spicy Cajun Salmon with Garlicky Veg

My Protein

Teriyaki Beef Zoodles

My Protein

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Spinach Tomato Feta Cheese

Stuffed Chicken Breast


Spinach Tomato Feta Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
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Bean and Quinoa Chili (Vegan, slow-cooker)

Muscle and Fitness

Bean and Quinoa Chili
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ONE POT Shrimp Jambalaya Lentil Bowls

Cotter Crunch


(Filipino Ginger-Garlic Chicken Soup

Eating Well

Green Goddess Quinoa Bowls with

Arugula & Shrimp

Eating Well

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Bruschetta

Skinny Taste

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Closing thoughts…

As I always say, eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring! I hope these recipes inspire you to add some healthy, body building protein into your daily diet.

Until next time…namaste my friends


Author: Tamara Hoerner

Welcome to The Purple Almond Wellness! I’m Tamara Hoerner, MHNE, ROHP/RNCP wellness educator and founder of Purple Almond Wellness. I work with middle-age individuals to help support brain health and develop whole body wellness, in order to improve the quality of their mid-life years. Heart and Alzheimer’s diseases run in my family and I struggled with weight loss, so I strive to help others with similar conditions. Using only nutrition, I rid my body of seasonal allergies, Psoriatic Arthritis and migraines, as well as cured my insomnia. I know what it takes to use food as medicine, especially in middle age. As a wellness educator and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hawthorn University, I develop personalized nutrition plans and wellness education sessions, to help clients. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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