The Shredded Chef: 120 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean, and Staying Healthy

The Shredded Chef: 120 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean, and Staying Healthy

by Michael Matthews
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The Shredded Chef: 120 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean, and Staying Healthy by Michael Matthews

If you want to know how to build muscle and burn fat by eating healthy, delicious meals that are easy to cook and easy on your wallet, then you want to read this book.

Let me ask you a few questions:

Do you lack confidence in the kitchen and think that you just can't cook great food?

Are you not sure of how to prepare food that is not only delicious and healthy but also effective in helping you build muscle and lose fat?

Are you afraid that cooking nutritious, restaurant-quality meals is too time-consuming and expensive?

Do you think that eating healthy means having to force down the same boring, bland food every day?

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, don't worry--you're not alone. And this book is the answer: With it, you can cook fast, healthy, and tasty meals every day (and on a reasonable budget) that will help you build muscle or lose weight, regardless of your current skills.

The Shredded Chef is more than just a bunch of recipes, though. In this book, you're going to learn how to eat right without having to obsess over every calorie. These 9 scientifically proven rules for eating are the foundation of every great physique, and they have nothing to do with following weird diets or depriving yourself of everything that tastes good.

And the recipes themselves? In this book you'll find 115 healthy, flavorful recipes specifically designed for athletes that want to build muscle or lose fat. Regardless of your fitness goals, this book has got you covered.

Here's a "sneak peek" of the recipes you'll find inside:

14 fast, delicious breakfast recipes like Zucchini Frittata, French Muscle Toast, Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes, Breakfast Pita Wrap, Baked Raisin Oatmeal, and more. Whether you're trying to burn fat or build muscle, you'll find recipes that will help you get there.

18 mouthwatering chicken & turkey dishes like Mike's Mexican Meatloaf, Greek Pita Pizza, Pollo Fajitas, Pineapple Chicken, and more. Forget boring poultry dishes, even when cutting!

14 tasty beef recipes like Korean BBQ Beef, Mike's Muscle Burgers, Beef Stroganoff, Adobo Sirloin, and more. Enjoy beef like never before with these creative recipes. You'll even find low-calorie beef dishes perfect for losing weight!

10 savory fish and seafood recipes like Savory Soy and White Wine Halibut, Graham-Coated Tilapia, Salmon Burgers, Tuna Salad Stuffed Peppers, and more. Never again settle for flavorless, unappetizing fish and seafood--these recipes will have you singing praises for the sea!

7 hearty, healthy pasta recipes like Asparagus & Goat Cheese Pasta, Chicken Cacciatore, Beef Lasagna, Chicken Fettuccine with Mushrooms, and more. Each of the pasta dishes are high in protein, making them great muscle-building treats.

14 awesome side dishes like Wasabi Cranberry Quinoa Salad, Curry Potatoes and Cauliflower, Couscous Salad, Sweet Potato Chips, Brown Rice Pilaf, and more. You're going to love mixing and matching these side dishes with the entrees and discovering your favorite combinations!

5 delectable desserts like Key Lime Pie, Peach Cobbler, Protein Milkshake, and more. These sugar-free desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth without the calorie overload!

And more! (I haven't even mentioned the recipes for pork, salads, protein shakes, protein bars, and snacks...)

This book also includes dozens of beautiful, full color, professionally shot photographs of recipes being prepared, and the final meals themselves.


With this book, you'll also get a free spreadsheet that lists every recipe in the book along with their calories, protein, carbs, and fats! Chances are you're going to want to use the recipes to plan out your daily meals, and this spreadsheet makes it a simple matter of copy and pasting!

Scroll up and click the "Buy" button now to forever escape the dreadful experience of "dieting" and learn how to cook nutritious, delicious meals that make building muscle and burning fat easy and enjoyable!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014798204
Publisher: Waterbury Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/14/2012
Series: The Build Healthy Muscle Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 287
Sales rank: 79,476
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author


I'm Mike and I believe that every person can achieve the body of his or her dreams, and I work hard to give everyone that chance by providing workable, proven advice grounded in science, not a desire to sell phony magazines, workout products, or supplements.

Through my work, I've helped thousands of people achieve their health and fitness goals, and I share everything I know about building muscle, getting lean, and staying healthy in my books.

So if you're looking to get in shape and look great, then I think I can help you. I hope you enjoy my books and I'd love to hear from you.



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The Shredded Chef: 120 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean, and Staying Healthy 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ctfranklin28 More than 1 year ago
"The Shredded Chef", to me, is similar in appearance and presentation to one of the glossy photographed books from Rodale (Like Men's Health or The Abs Diet). Because of that, I wasn't really holding my breath. While I liked reading books like "The Abs Diet Cookbook", I have grown a little impatient with books like this. In my case, I get only a few recipes out of them. The rest of the recipes involve ingredients that I have never heard of, cost too much to get, or involve cooking techniques that are above my head. This book was a little different. "The Shredded Chef" was a collection of recipes that was almost felt heaven-sent. The ingredients involved simple, (mostly) natural ingredients that I could easily found around the house or for a few bucks. The instructions were very simple to follow. There was also a lot of variety, especially in the meat dishes, which will go a long way in "Paleo-in-transition" home.Speaking of Paleo, a lot of the recipes were Paleo (Steak & Sweet Potato Salad, Classic Cobb Salad, and Sweet Potato & Sausage Fritatta) or Paleo-like (Sweet Potato Muffins). As a result, I have a lot of recipes along with some almost-recipes awaiting Paleo modification (if possible). The only problem that I encountered with this book was navigation. The Table of Contents does not list individual page numbers with recipes, so you have to dig around to find the recipe you want. (The author does provide an online website to help with this.)  In short, I recommend this book especially for the "musclehead" who wants a new collection of recipes as well as the skinny kid who is looking for quick meals and muscle mass.Everyone, though, will find a quick and healthier recipe in this book. I will definitely be purchasing additional books from the author. Note: This book was received free as part of a Google+ contest. The review was completed because I simply like the book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Execellent Read!. Very comprehensive and easy to understand. Highly recommend.
paulPD More than 1 year ago
 I ve learned from Mike how to exercise, now he's taught me how to cook easy fast and healthy. I expect a 'how to rest" book, and there we've got the key to the 3 pillars of getting bigger leaner and stronger! (Mike dixit) Great book, great recipes, cant miss it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a cook book with tasty, healthy, easy recipes
KynnAZ More than 1 year ago
This book explains in simple terms how to lose fat and build muscle and gives a ton of great recipes that are separated by those that are for losing weight and those that are for building muscle, which is a very useful way to sort them. I especially appreciate the low-calorie, low-carb, and low-fat recipes because they make losing weight much more enjoyable. Mr. Matthews writes great books and this is no exception.