Get Gladiator Abs

What's the secret to a flat stomach? Dominate your diet and you'll reap the rewards—so give this healthy meal plan a try.

SNACKS

1. Fig and Nut Trail Mix

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried figs
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup pistachios, shelled
  • 2 tbsp spearmint leaves

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly and serve.

Fit Facts: 828 calories, 35g fat, 14g protein, 134g carbs, 19g fiber.
 

2. Dark Chocolate Bark

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder
  • ½ cup pistachios, shelled
  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • ½ cup dried cranberries

Instructions:

  1. Line baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Break up chocolate and place in microwave-safe bowl. Nuke at 50% power (medium) and stir every 30 seconds until fully melted. Stir in whey protein powder.
  3. Stir half of nuts and cranberries into chocolate, then pour chocolate onto baking tray to desired thickness. Sprinkle remaining nuts and berries. 4. Refrigerate until firm and then break into pieces. Makes 6 servings.

Fit Facts: 468 calories, 27g fat, 12g protein, 47g carbs, 7g fiber. Bonus: Dark chocolate with a cocoa content of at least 65% can enhance skeletal muscle function, according to a 2012 study carried out at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.
 

3. Victory Platter

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup red grapes
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup low-fat cheese
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 6 oz bison steak, grilled and sliced

Instructions:

  1. Arrange items on a plate, drizzle honey over cheese, and serve.

Fit Facts: 890 calories, 46g fat, 81g protein, 46g carbs, 6g fiber.

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