MOST MEN WOULDN’T categorize salad as a muscle-building meal—unless, of course, it’s plated next to a 12-ounce steak. You might consider it as a side, at best—but even then you’re probably still opting for the fries, because sometimes ordering a salad is even harder than eating one.
Well, we’re not here to sell you on iceberg lettuce and croutons—or vegetarianism, for that matter.
On the contrary, we wouldn’t have even run this story had it not featured at least one recipe containing bacon (that one, by the way—the chopped spinach Cobb salad—packs a whopping 60 grams of protein). These are muscle meals, built around salmon, beef, chicken, and shrimp. And with fewer calories and carbs than a sandwich, you don’t have to worry when you dish up seconds.