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Fancy something delicious for dinner? Here are 8 dinner recipes for muscle building

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Carina is a freelance journalist. She writes about food and for our "healthy lifestyle" column.

If you’re in the middle of your fitness journey and working on building stronger muscles, working out is just as important as what you eat. At this stage, your nutrition plan should be an ideal combination of high-quality proteins and complex carbohydrates . But don’t forget to also include fats. Fats are important for the metabolic process and for the formation of muscle-building hormones, but you only need moderate amounts of them.

That sounds good in theory, but what does it look like in practice? Especially when it comes to dinner, we often look to dishes that are quick and easy to whip up. After a long day, cooking shouldn’t take too much time or be complicated to prepare, but it should guarantee the best possible results. And of course, the meal shouldn’t be heavy on the stomach. Our recipes are great for dinner, and we hope they prove to be a valuable source of culinary inspiration for you. Plus our Clear Whey provides an additional boost for muscle building, helping you after particularly intensive training sessions, and offering you a quick path to success.

#1 Protein Pasta with Salmon

We are in the midst of asparagus season, and it’s great to enjoy it to the fullest. This recipe for muscle building is perfect for just that. A juicy piece of salmon along with the succulent green asparagus ensures this dish has plenty of protein.

Pasta with Salmon and Asparagus
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#2 Katsu Sando Sandwich

Not your usual sandwich! This Japanese katsu sando sandwich can be prepared in only 20 minutes and offers you a distinctive crispy, protein-rich dinner. You’ll soon see that it’s quite different from a traditional sandwich. To guarantee the ideal protein intake, we recommend simply making the bread yourself. The baking mix for it is available here.

Japanese Katsu Sando Sandwich
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#3 Stuffed Pancakes

With this dinner recipe for muscle building, we’re throwing everything that we’ve previously associated with pancakes out of the window. Here they are, completely reinterpreted. The result is spicy pancakes with creamy avocado and crunchy red cabbage.

Stuffed Pancakes
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#4 Vegan Onigirazu

Getting the most out of your workout comes down to eating the right nutrients, and these can also be found in this vegan onigirazu. It’s a sandwich, but in sushi form. Of course, this looks great, but above all it tastes delicious. Plus, it’s not only great to take to the office in your lunch box — it’s also something different for dinner.

Vegan Onigirazu Sandwich
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#5 Vegan Mac & Cheese

When you think of mac & cheese, alarm bells probably start ringing. How can this be a healthy, high-protein dinner? This muscle-building recipe shows how and proves it. In this case, the vegan sauce actually consists of lots of vegetables and is a lot lower in fat than the original. But thanks to the Protein Pasta, it has a proper protein kick.

Mac and Cheese
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#6 Protein Okonomiyaki

Ever heard of okonomiyaki? They are fluffy Japanese pancakes made with white cabbage, zucchini, scallions and other ingredients. The taste will win you over, but there’s also this good news: the pancake in this dinner recipe has six times more protein than traditional pancakes.

Vegan Protein Okonomiyaki
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#7 Protein Pizza Bianca

Who doesn’t enjoy treating themselves to a delicious pizza in front of the TV in the evening? And our perfect recipe ensures that nothing stands in the way of your muscle building. This is actually a protein pizza, made completely without wheat flour, so we consume 74% less carbohydrate.

Pizza Bianca
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#8 Cauliflower Tacos

If you have a little more time in the evening and feel like experimenting int he kitchen, we recommend this taco recipe, which is also great for building muscle. Here, red cabbage meets avocado, black beans and cauliflower. A guaranteed taste explosion!

Vegan Cauliflower Tacos
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