Working hard at the gym?? Here are two recipes that will help you in your muscle gain journey. While muscle building proteins plays an important role, protein is the building block of your muscles.

Therefore, eating adequate amounts of protein helps you maintain your muscle mass and promotes muscle growth when you do strength training. Here are two protein rich recipes that will help you in your muscle gaining process.

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Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Protein content: 33.1g per serving


  •   1-pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  •   3 cloves garlic, minced
  •   crushed red pepper flakes to taste.
  •   8 ounces linguine
  •   2 tbsp unsalted butter
  •   ¼ cup chicken stock
  •   ¼ lemon juice
  •   Salt to taste
  •   Black pepper to taste, crushed.
  •   2 tbsp parsley leaves, chopped.
  •   ¼ cup parmesan, grated.
Recipe: Boil water in a pot, add salt and pasta to it. After the pasta gets boiled drain the water and keep it aside. Melt butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp, garlic and red pepper flakes and let it cook. Stir occasionally.
Cook until pink. Add chicken stock, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Bring to simmer and take it off the gas. Now add pasta, lemon zest and parsley to it. Garnish with Parmesan. Our shrimp scampi is ready.

2. Spicy Sesame Zoodles with Crispy Tofu

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins


For chilli sesame sauce:
  •   1/3 cup sesame oil
  •   ½ cup peanut butter
  •   ¼ cup rice vinegar
  •   1/3 cup sodium soy sauce
  •   2 tablespoon sugar
  •   1 clove garlic, minced
  •   1 knob of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
Zoodles and tofu:
  •   12 ounces extra firm tofu
  •   4-6 zucchini
  •   Sesame seeds and scallions for topping
Recipe: Mix all the ingredients for making the sauce together in a food processor. It can be eaten cold. If you want to eat it cold, then keep the sauce in the refrigerator for a while. Until then press the tofu to wipe out extra moisture from it. Cut into pieces.
Now heat a pan with 1 tbsp oil and place tofu on it. Fry until golden brown and keep changing its sides. Now add ½ cup sauce and simmer until sauce gets absorbed into the tofu. Keep stirring gently. Cook until tofu gets golden brown and the sauce gets absorbed.

Once done, switch off the flame. Spiralize zucchini and toss with ¼ cup of sauce per serving. Add tofu, sesame seeds and scallions. Our spicy sesame zoodles with crispy tofu are ready to serve.

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