Bob Harper’s Jumpstart Recipes

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Try these recipes as part of Bob Harper’s 3-week Jumpstart to Skinny Plan. Each recipe abides by Bob Harper’s 40% healthy carbs, 40% lean protein and 20% healthy fats meal rule. The protein revs up metabolism and builds muscle. In addition to fueling your energy, the carbs (mostly from veggie sources) are packed with fiber to keep you fuller for longer. While people often mistakenly think all fats slow down weight loss, healthy fats are essential to keeping your body’s cells healthy.


Pasta Egg Scramble


1 tsp olive oil

3 cups chopped, fresh spinach

5 egg whites

1/2 of the precooked penne

2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley

1/2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese


Coat a pan with the olive oil and heat over medium heat. Place the spinach in the pan and cook until wilted. Set aside on a paper towel to absorb the liquid.

Pour the egg whites into the pan and begin to scramble them. After a minute, add the spinach, pasta, parsley and parmesan. Mix until eggs are cooked through and the pasta is warm.

Nutritional Information per Serving

261 calories, 26 g protein, 27 g carbs, 8 g fat, 6 g fiber

Quinoa Rancheros


Olive oil spray

3 cups chopped fresh spinach

5 egg whites

1/2 cup pico de gallo

1/3 cup cooked quinoa

1/4 avocado, sliced


Heat medium skillet over medium-high heat. Spray the hot pan with olive oil. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. Set aside on paper towel to absorb the liquid.

Re-spray pan and scramble the egg whites. Toss in the salsa and spinach to heat through. Place on top of the quinoa. Add avocado and enjoy.

Nutritional Information per Serving

270 calories, 26 g protein, 24 g carbs, 7 g fat, 6 g fiber