If you train at night, follow up your workout with this delicious dinner. More than 50 grams of protein, just under 30 carbs, and a little fat help your muscles recover quickly while satisfying cravings for hearty man-food better than any protein shake could.


  • 1 tbsp precooked turkey bacon pieces, nitrate-free
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions
  • 2 tbsp light sour cream
  • 6 oz extra-lean ground turkey
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • ¾ oz shredded 75% reduced-fat cheddar cheese


  1. Poke the potato with a fork four times. Place in a medium-size, shallow, microwave-safe bowl and cover with a paper towel. Microwave for six minutes, rotating once, or until tender. Meanwhile, mix turkey, paprika, and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Mist a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Cook the turkey until no longer pink.
  3. Cut an opening in the top that’s almost the length of the potato, and stuff it with cheddar and then turkey. Top with sour cream, bacon, and onion. Serve immediately.
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