More Than 15 Fantastic 4HB Meal Ideas

You’ve found The 4 Hour Body and you’re in. You’ve found a few blogs that have great 4HB info. You’ve even gotten some pretty good ideas for food.

But you want more.

We all want more ideas. We know it’s true that we generally do the same things over and over again, but we want options anyway. We buy all kinds of cookbooks and go to recipe sites to find the wealth of culinary possibilities. We’re so happy when we find the one recipe we love more than any other.

But sometimes the choices are overwhelming!

Slow-carb Recipes: Asian-Inspired Cole Slaw

ast Saturday our church had a fishing trip, and as is customary we did a fish fry on Sunday afternoon.

Seeing as how my wife and I are (pretty well, actually) following Whole30 this month, we knew we could not participate in said fry.

This recipe was our response to that.

Turkey Meatball Curry and Daal

Lisa challenged me to make ground turkey taste good. I may be biased, because I like it already, but I think I delivered with this one.

And sure, my presentation needs work, but you should have smelled the house while I was cooking. It was amazing. I still smell it this morning! (Although that’s what happens when you cook with Indian spices).

In today’s meal, I made ground turkey meatballs in a curry sauce. Red lentils (turned green by the curry) on the side with roasted mustard greens round out the plate. It’s a bit spicy, but it’s the kind of heat that passes when you’re done eating. It really turned out well.

Mystery Meal 1: Feijoada, Greens, and Eggs

Food is often connected to memories or emotions, and this meal is no different. In 2007 I went to Parana, Brazil with some friends on the trip that changed my life forever.

I got the chance to spend two weeks with about 30 orphans. I learned their stories, developed friendships (some that I still have today), and watched my love for church missions develop. It probably was what started the changes in my life that will hopefully find my wife and I owning a foster home in some other country.

A meal like this is sort of comfort food, in a way. This was our typical meal while in Brazil. Meat was expensive, so we only had that on Sundays. The only thing this is missing from what I ate on that trip is a bunch of rice and bread. Making this brought back very fond memories.

Rosemary & Spinach Chicken

You can only cook chicken so many ways!

After a while I started to get tired of just a chicken breast with some beans and broccoli, so I’ve been thinking of different ways to prepare America’s favorite meat.

This recipe is so simple, and I think it’s flavor comes from its simplicity. Fresh herbs, a little white whine vinegar, and leafy greens make this both an attractive and tasty dish.