11 Super Tasty Meals for Building Lean Muscle

Salmon

Undoubtedly the tastiest fish in all the ocean, an 85-gram portion of salmon contains 17 grams of protein, just under 2 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, and numerous B vitamins.

Chicken Breast

Chicken is packed with protein, with each 3-ounce of breast containing about 26 grams of high-quality protein and B vitamins.

Greek Yoghurt

While Greek yogurt is a good snack anytime, eating it after a workout or before bed may be beneficial due to its mixture of fast- and slow-digesting proteins.

Tilapia

Although it doesn’t have as much omega-3 fatty acids as salmon, tilapia is another protein-packed seafood item.

Quinoa

Cooked quinoa contains about 40 grams of carbs per cup (185 grams), along with 8 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and hearty amounts of magnesium and phosphorus.

Tofu

Soy protein is considered one of the highest-quality plant protein.

Soybeans

A ridiculously versatile ingredient, 86 grams of cooked soybeans contains 14 grams of protein, along with healthy unsaturated fats and multiple vitamins and minerals.

Eggs

Eggs can be incorporated into an infinite amount of tasty meals, and of course contain high-quality protein, healthy fats and other important nutrients like B vitamins and choline.

Lean Beef

Beef is full of healthy protein, minerals, vitamins, and creatine.

Shrimp

Each 85-gram serving of shrimp contains 18 grams of protein, 1 gram of fat and zero carbs.

Brown Rice

Although low in protein, brown rice contains the healthy carbs needed to fuel exercise.