Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I Used to Hate Chicken

I starting preparing for my first figure competition in August 2011. It was around this time when I started to loath chicken breasts. I was eating 3-4 ounces of grilled chicken breasts 3-4 times a day. It got really old. I could not tolerate the texture or taste and preparing it was the worst! I started to eat more ground turkey, ground chicken, and white fish but none of those options really beat the bang my buck got with chicken breasts.

I eat 6 meals a day. Each of my 6 meals have 20-25 grams of protein so I eat between 1 pound and 1.5 pounds of lean meat per day. For my budget, it is more feasible to buy a family sized package of chicken breasts instead of a 20 ounce package of ground turkey breast or 1 pound package of ground chicken. Yesterday, I purchased 6 pounds of chicken breasts for a little over $10 from Aldi. I also purchased a crock pot.

Until I read IFBB Bikini Pro Jaime Baird's blog on the Muscle and Fitness Her's website, I assumed crock pot's were limited to casseroles and desserts. You can only imagine how excited I was try chicken the Baird way! I cooked 6 pounds of chicken with 1/4 cup of chopped onion, 1 tablespoon of garlic, and a dash of lemon pepper on low for 7 hours. My apartment smelled so good when I woke up this morning! I am going to continue to cook my chicken this way. The bird is now banned from my Foreman!

Blueberry Coconut Protein Pancake

Today's breakfast was a coconut blueberry protein pancake. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients
3/4 cups of Egg Whites
1/4 cup of Old Fashioned Oats
1/4 cup of Fresh Blueberries
1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil
Nonstick cooking spray

Method
Coat a small pan with cooking spray.
Heat the pan on medium.
Blend all of the ingredients together.
Pour into pan.
Cook each side for 3-4 minutes

Nutritional Information
298 Calories
14.8 grams of Fat
20 grams of Carbs
23 grams of Protein

Sunday, January 29, 2012

This Week's Clean Eats on Sale!

Here is a list of healthy foods on sale in the surrounding Twin Cities area.

Aldi
Avocados 49¢
1lb. Bag of Baby Carrots 49
¢
30oz. Package of Grape Tomatoes 89
¢
10oz. Package of Mini Sweet Peppers 99
¢
14oz. Pakcage of Broccoli 99
¢
Celery 69
¢/stalk


Cub

*Coupon Items*
20/36ct. Boxes of No Name Steaks or Chicken Breasts
Fresh Express Salad Blends Buy One Get One Free
*On Sale Items*
Red Seedless Grapes $1.99/lb.
3lb. Bag of Clementines $4.99
Haas Avocados 77
¢
Roma Tomatoes $1.29/lb.
Red, Yellow, Green, or Orange Peppers 2/$3
Eat Smart Cut Vegetables 2/$4
Large Arctic Shores Shrimp $7.99
2.5lb Bag of Pilgrims Pride Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
3lb. Box of Jennie-O Turkey Burgers
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers $2.19
16. oz Carton of Crystal Farms Egg Whites $2.29


Rainbow Foods
Blueberries 2/$5
Broccoli $1.19
Cauliflower $1.39
USDA Choice Black Angus Beef Boneless Eye of Round $3.99/lb
16oz. Bag of Frozen Orange Roughy $10.99
Sabra Hummus 2/$5
Cucumbers 59
¢
8lb. Bag of Navel Oranges $4.99
Haas Avocados 10/$10
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers 4/$5
Kemps Cottage Cheese 2/$6
Birds Eye Steamfresh or Freshlike Classic Vegetables 10/$10

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Preparing for The Arnold

Yesterday, I was informed that Egg Whites International is interested in having me work their booth at the 2012 Arnold Sports Festival! I am so excited to have this opportunity!

The Arnold takes place in Columbus, Ohio from March 1-4 which is in 34 days! I have 34 days to get "Arnold" ready which means I really need to tune into my diet and work out plans. I am going to continue with my current lifting schedule (2 body parts a day/6 days a week with heavy weight and lower repetitions), workout at Crossfit White Bear twice a week, and add some HIIT cardio sessions.

Since I am not competing until June, I have been very relaxed with my eating. Preparing for The Arnold is going to help me transition into my competition diet. Below is my basic meal plan that I plan to follow for the next month. I will be making changes to my carb intake as the event approaches.

Meal 1: 3-4 ounces of protein, 1/4 cup of starch, 1/4 cup of fruit, & 1 tablespoon of healthy fat.
Meal 2: 3-4 ounces of protein & 1/2 cup of veggies.
Meal 3: 3-4 ounces of protein & 1/4 cup of fruit.
Meal 4: 3-4 ounces of protein, 1/2 cup of veggies, 1/4 cup of starch & 1/4 cup of fruit.
Meal 5: Whey Protein Shake
Meal 6: Casein protein source (either shake or 1% cottage cheese), 1/2 cup of veggies, & 1 tablespoon of healthy fat.

Here is an example:
Meal 1: Cinnamon Raisin Protein Pancake with 1 tablespoon of Almond Butter or Chocolate Coconut Protein Pancake with 1/4 cup of Blueberries
Meal 2: 4 ounces of Chicken Breast & 1/2 cup of Broccoli.
Meal 3: 1 cup of Greek Yogurt or 1/2 cup of 1% Cottage Cheese with 1/4 cup of sliced Strawberries
Meal 4 (Pre-workout): 1 slice of Sweet Potato Shepard's Pie, 1/2 cup of Kale, & 1/2 of a Grapefruit.
Meal 5 (Post-workout): Shake
Meal 6: 1 tablespoon of Almond Butter mixed in 1/2 Cup of 1% Cottage Cheese. 1/2 cup of veggies.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sweet Potato Shepard's Pie

I have started experimenting with popular comfort foods. Here is my clean version of Shepard's Pie.
Serve with a side of veggies for a complete meal.

Sweet Potato Shepard's Pie
Serves 6

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/4 cup of grated carrots
1/4 cup of diced onion
1 tablespoon of minced garlic
1 large sweet potato
2/3 cup skim milk
1 Package of Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey
1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Nonstick cooking spray

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots and onion, and cook seven minutes. Add garlic and cook one minute more. Add ground and saute for five minutes. Stir in soybeans, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce and cook four more minutes or until carrots are tender. Coat a 9x9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spoon the mixture into dish.

2. Meanwhile, poke several holes into the sweet potato. Microwave for 5 minutes. Turn the potato over and microwave for another 5 minutes. Once the potato is done, carefully peel the skin off. Mash the potato with milk and butter.

3. Spoon potatoes over meat and smooth top. Bake 35-40 minutes or until top starts to turn golden.

Nutritional Information

252 Calories

11.8 Grams of Fat

13.5 Grams of Carbs

23.3 Grams of Protein


This Week's Clean Eats Sale!

Here is a list of healthy foods on sale in the surrounding Twin Cities area!
For more information about produce, check out this slideshow from Men's Health.

Target
1 Pint of Fresh Blueberries 2/$6
10oz. Bag of Fresh express Hearts of Romaine 2/$5


Aldi
Avocados 49¢ each
1lb. Bag of Baby Carrots 49¢
1lb. Package of Strawberries $1.29
4lb. Bag of Navel Oranges $1.49
Del Monte Pineapple $1.49
Multicolored Pepper Package $1.69
Tyson Fresh Jumbo Pack Chicken Breasts $1.69/lb.


Cub
**Coupon Items**
Signature Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or Breast Tenders Buy 1 Get 1
Wild Harvest Organic Salad Blends Buy 1 Get 1
**Sale Items**
Blueberries, Blackberries, or Driscolli's Strawberries 2/$5
Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables, Steamfresh Vegetables, or Steamfresh Vegetables with Rice 4/$5
Navel Oranges, Red Grapefruit, or Honey Tangerines 99¢/lb.
Braeburn Apples 99¢/lb.
Anjou Pears 99¢/lb.
Yams 99¢/lb.


Rainbow
Mix or Match Extra Large Braeburn, Fuji, Red, or Golden Delicious Apples 99¢/lb.
93% Supreme Lean Ground Beef $3.49/lb.
Green Asparagus $1.99/lb.
Jennie-O Ground Turkey Breast or Tenders $6.49/lb.
Tyson Cornish Hens 2/$6
Roundy's 91-110 Ct./Lb. Cooked Shrimp $5.99/lb.
Kemps Cottage Cheese Singles 10/$10
Organic Girl Salads $2.99
Red Seedless Grapes $1.99/lb.
Fresh Express Salad Blends 2/$5.50
Better Oats Oatmeal 4/$5
Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna 88¢
Green Giant Boil in Bag Vegetables 4/$6
Blue Diamond Almonds 2/$5
Roundy's Greek Yogurt 10/$10

Thursday, January 19, 2012

On Sale at Lunds and Byerly's!

The following items are buy one get one free at Lunds and Byerly's from 1/19/12-2/1/12!

Lunds and Byerly's Buy One Get One Free Sale Items
3lb. Bag of Seedless Cuties Clementine's
8oz. Tender Green Asparagus Tips
16oz. Gold'n Plump Extra Tender Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
18oz. Food Club Quick Oats
32oz. Old Home Yogurt
Large Kiwis
Earthbound Farm Organic Salads
Pita Pal Hummus
Entire Line of Nature Made Vitamins
Swai Filets
Lunds and Byerly's Cooked Salad Shrimp


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf

I have to admit the idea of meatloaf grosses me out! Last year, I found this recipe for Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf and I loved it! I have made some modifications to Erin's recipe below.

Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf
Makes 4 servings.
Ingredients:
Cooking spray
20oz. Package of Jennie-O Extra lean Ground Turkey Breast
1/3 cup of Frank's Hot Sauce or your preferred hot sauce. I also like Sriracha.
1/2 cup of Broccoli Slaw
1/2 cup of Sliced Carrots
1/4 cup of Chopped Onion
2 Egg Whites
1/4 cup of Crumbled Reduced Fat Bleu Cheese
1 tablespoon of Minced Garlic
Dash of Crushed Red Pepper
Dash of Black Pepper

Method:
Preheat oven to 350F.

Spray a 9” x 5” x 3” nonstick loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, mix all of the ingredients together until uniformly combined. I used a hand mixer on the lowest speed for 2-3 minutes because touching raw meat grosses me out.

Spread the mixture into the loaf pan. Sprinkle some more hot sauce on top.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes.

Nutritional Information:
200 Calories
4.7 grams of Carbs
3.2 grams of Fat
37.6 grams of Protein

Sunday, January 15, 2012

This Week's Clean Eats Sale!

Here is a list of stores in the surrounding Twin Cities area that have clean eats on sale this week!


Aldi
Kirkwood Fresh Chicken Breasts $2.29/lb.
Kirkwood Fresh Chicken Tenderloins $2.49
Tyson Fresh Split Chicken Breasts 89¢/lb.
2lb. Bag of Carrots 69¢
8oz. Package of Whole, Sliced, or Baby Bellas 89¢


Target
3lb. Bag of Fresh Honeycrisp Apples $5.49
1.5lb. Package of Red Seedless Grapes $3.79
38oz Family Pack of Market Pantry Fresh Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts $7.99


Rainbow
Mangoes 10 for $10
4lb. Bag of Navel Oranges 2/$5
Del Monte Gold Extra Sweet Pineapple $2.88- Rainbow offers free coring!
Florida Red or Texas Rio Red Grapefruit 99¢/lb.
Red Seedless Grapes $2.29/lb.
Florida Honey Tangerines or California Minneola Tangelos 79¢/lb.
Cara Cara Navel Oranges or Blood Oranges 99¢/lb.
5.6oz. Container of Blackberries 2/$5.50
Pummelos 99¢/lb.
Romaine, Red, or Green Leaf Lettuce $1.29
Fresh Express Salad Kits 2/$6
2lb. Bag of Baby Cut Carrots $1.99
Ocean Mist Broccoli Crowns 10 for $10
Ocean Eclipse Fish or Scallops 10 for $10
Selected 16oz. Varieties of Kemps Cottage Cheese 2/$4
Birds Eye Steamfresh Premium or Freshlike Selects Vegetables 2/$4


Cub

Coupon Book Items
3lb. Bag of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Tenders, or Wings $5.99
*Healthy Tip* Stay away from the wings! Wings are one of the fattier cuts of chicken.
Old Home Cottage Cheese or Yogurt 2/$6
Fresh Express Spinach 2/$3
Fresh Express Salads Buy One Get One Free
Sabra Hummus Buy One Get One Free
Sale Items
Fresh Chicken Drumsticks, Thighs, Legs, or Whole Fryer 99¢/lb.
Jennie-O Ground Turkey $3.99
Chobani Greek Yogurt 10/$10
5lb. Box of Spanish Clementines $4.98
Jumbo Cantaloupe $2.49 each
Haas Avocados 99¢ each
Kiwi Fruit 2/88¢
Cucumbers 59¢ each


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Turkey Stir Fry


Today's postworkout meal was so delicious! Here is the recipe.

Turkey Stir Fry
Ingredients
4 oz. Cooked Ground Turkey
1/4 cup of Green Beans
1/4 cup of Broccoli
1/4 cup of Cooked Brown Rice
1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon of Litehouse Thai Peanut Dressing
1/2 tablespoon of garlic
Splash of Sriracha
Dash of Ginger

Method
Melt coconut oil in a small frying pan.
Once the oil is melted, add the dressing, garlic, sriracha, and ginger.
Mix until the ingredients are combined.
Add the turkey, rice, and veggies and stir until coated in the sauce.
Cook for about 5 minutes until all the sauce is absorbed.

Nutritional Information
354 Calories
16 grams of Carbs
22 grams of Fat
25 grams of Protein

Thursday, January 12, 2012

More Songs to Lift to This Month

I am trying to build as much muscle as possible before March comes around and I start preparing for my competitions. I have been lifting hard and heavy while listening to music that is hard and heavy. Below are a list of songs I have added to my "Lifting" playlist. If you have any suggestions, please let me know (amanda.danielle.lugo@gmail.com)!

"Hip Hop is Dead"- Nas
"Bonfire"- Childish Gambino
"Red Nation"- The Game feat. Lil Wayne
"Lonely Boy"- Black Keys
"Work Out"- J. Cole
"Shock the World"- Lloyd Banks
"Taylor Gang"- Wiz Khalifa

More Clean Eats on Sale This Week!

Lunds and Byerly's send their circulars out on Thursdays.
Enjoy this mid-week treat!

Items on Sale at Lunds and Byerly's from 1/12/12-1/18/12
Smart Chicken Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $4.99/lb.
Fresh Farmed Norwegian Salmon Filets Buy One Get One
All Natural Grass Fed 85% Lean Ground Beef $7.99/lb.
Chobani Yogurt 10/$10
Driscolli's Blueberries 2/$5
Driscolli's Strawberries 2/$5
Premium Choice Beef Flank Steak $7.99/lb.
Pictsweet Deluxe Vegetables 3/$4
Giorgio White Mushrooms 2/$3

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Carbs, Fats, and Protein! Oh my!

This blog post is intended to give you a basic understanding of the energy yielding nutrients. Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are all energy yielding nutrients which simply means that they contain calories.
Carbohydrates and proteins contain 4 calories/gram while fats contain 9 calories/gram.



Let's start with carbs. The body needs carbohydrates mostly for energy. Their main role is to supply fuel, primarily in the form of glucose, the predominant sugar in high-carbohydrate foods, to your cells. The brain relies on glucose to function, as do the red blood cells. Simple and complex are the 2 types of carbohydrates. Simple and complex carbs are differentiated by their chemical structures and how quickly they are absorbed and digested by the body. Simple carbohydrates are absorbed quickly by the body which is why they are best eaten post-workout. Examples of simple carbs are white bread, table sugar, dextrose, and honey. Complex carbs are digest at a slower rate than simple carbs. The majority of your carbs should be complex. Sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa, and oatmeal are examples of complex carbs.


Fat has a bad rap but it
is an important source of energy and helps the absorption of some compounds. Fat also insulates the body and cushions the major organs. Another very important function of fats is the transportation and use of vitamins A, D, E, K, and for other substances which are fat soluble. Without fat in the diet, those vitamins would not be able to function. This would result in severe problems with eyesight, skin, nail formation, blood clotting, kidney function, bone growth and repair, reproductive functions, and cellular energy. Additionally, some of the fatty acids that make up fats are absolutely necessary for life. They are called essential fatty acids (or EFAs), because they must be eaten. Fats slow stomach digestion and passage of foods through the intestinal path. This important fat function gives the body the necessary time to absorb the essential nutrients in the protein food, which historically has been in shorter supply. Healthy sources of fat are avocados, nuts, sardines, tuna, and salmon.


I saved the best for last!
Proteins are compounds in your body that consist of numerous amino acids and are found in all living cells. Protein is critical to the maintenance of a lean body. Lean sources of protein include egg whites, chicken breasts, turkey breasts, buffalo, fish, Greek yogurt, and cottage cheese. If you are trying to build and maintain lean muscle mass, consume 1 ounce of protein per pound of body weight daily.

Cuckoo for Coconut Oil!

I recently started cooking with coconut oil and absolutely love it! Coconut oil has many health benefits. It is great for hair and skin care, the prevention of heart disease, weight loss, aids in digestion, fights infections, and strengthens the immune system.

Last night I made stir fry sauce using 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of Litehouse Thai Peanut dressing which can be found in the produce section of Target, 1/2 tablespoon of garlic, a splash of Sriracha, and a dash of ginger. It was fantastic on my turkey and sugar snap peas! Having a tablespoon of a healthy fat in your last meal will slow digestion while you are sleeping.

This morning I made a Chocolate Coconut Protein Pancake. It was really delicious! Below is the recipe.


Chocolate Coconut Protein Pancake
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup of oats
3/4 cup of egg whites
Method:
Spray a small frying pan with cooking spray.
Heat the pan on medium.
Blend all of the ingredients together.
Pour into pan.
Cook on both sides for 3-4 minutes each.
Nutritional Information
295 Calories
16 grams of Fat
18.1 grams of Carbs
23.6 grams of Protein

Monday, January 9, 2012

This Week's Clean Eats Sale

Here is a list of stores in the Twin Cities area that have healthy foods on sale!


Aldi

4lb. Bag of Navel Oranges $1.69
Bananas 44¢/lb.
2lb. Bag of Clementines $1.69
Cantaloupe $1.29 each


Rainbow
Gold'n Plump Boneless Skinless Split Chicken Breasts Buy One Get One Free
Fresh Farm Raised Atlantic Salmon Filets $5.99/lb.
Pint of Blueberries or 1lb. of Strawberries 2/$5
Broccoli $1.49
Cauliflower $1.99
Buy 2 Heads of Iceberg Lettuce and Get 1 8oz. Container of White Mushrooms
5lb. Bag of Red Grapefruit $2.99
Roundy's Cottage Cheese 3/$4.98
Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna 4/$5


Cub Foods
3lb. Frozen Bag of Cub Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Tenders, or Wings $5.99
Old Home Cottage Cheese or Yogurt 2/$6
Fresh Express Spinach 2/$3
Sabra Hummus Buy One Get One Free
Driscolli's Strawberries $2.88
Blueberries or Blackberries 2/$5
Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables 10 for $10
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers 2/$4
Navel Oranges or Red Grapefruit 99¢/lb.
Minneolas or Honey Tangerines $1.29/lb.
Cara Cara Navel Oranges $1.29/lb.
Pummelos $1.99/lb.
Wild Harvest Organic Salad Blends 2/$6

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Current Meal Plan

Currently, I am in my bulking phase. I am preparing to compete in June at the NPC Minnesota State and Fitness Universe shows. I am taking the time until March to gain as much muscle mass as possible. I have upped the amount of carbs, fruit, and healthy fats I consume daily. My goal is to eat clean 80% of the time and eat what I want 20% of the time. I am trying to decide if I want to adhere to a strict diet Monday-Saturday and have a relaxed eating day on Sunday or if I want to eat clean most of the day with small treats. Below is a sample of what my meals look like.

Meal 1- Protein Pancake

Meal 2- 3-4 ounces of Chicken Breast, 1/2 cup of Broccoli/Cauliflower/Carrot Mix, and 1/4 cup of blackberries

Meal 3- 1 cup of Fage 0% Plain Greek Yogurt, 1/2 Grapefruit, and 1/2 cup of Green Beans

Meal 4 (pre-workout)- 4 ounces of Salmon, 1/2 cup of Kale, 1/4 cup of Sweet Potatoes, and 1/4 cup of Cherries

Meal 5 (post-workout)- 1 scoop of Extreme Milk Chocolate Optimum Gold Standard 100% Whey mixed with 8 ounces of water. Tastes like a Yoohoo!

Meal 6- 1 tablespoon of Almond Butter mixed with 1/2 cup of Lowfat Cottage Cheese. 1/2 cup of Spinach.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

First Clean Eats Sale of 2012!

Here is a list of stores in the surrounding Twin Cities area that have healthy foods on sale!
Happy Healthy New Year!

Aldi
Del Monte Gold Pineapple $1.69 each
Bananas 44¢/lb.
Florida Red Grapefruit 25¢ each
4 Pack of Pears 99¢/package
4lb. Bag of Navel Oranges $1.69/bag
1lb. Package of Tyson Fresh Ground Chicken $2.69


Cub
Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.97/lb.
Fresh Split Chicken Breasts $1.69/lb.
5.3-7 oz. Containers of Select Fage Greek Yogurt 10 for $10
Fresh Express Salad Blends 2 for $3
4-5lb. Bag of Farm Stand Navel Oranges or Red Grapefruit 2 for $5
8oz. Package of Whole or Slices Baby Portabella Mushrooms 2 for $4
Fuji or Gala Apples $1.49/lb.
Cucumbers 59¢ each


Rainbow
Starkist Chuck Light Tuna 88¢/can
Cherries $2.99/lb.
Bananas 54¢/lb.
4lb. Bag of Fancy Navel Oranges 2 for $5
Roundy's Fresh Split Chicken Breasts or Jumbo Pack Drumsticks or Thighs 99¢/lb.
Jennie-O Turkey Stores Fresh Ground Turkey $3.99
Gold'n Plump Whole Cut Up Chicken $4.99
Fresh Express Salad Blends 2 for $5
Cucumbers 2 for $1
Zucchini or Yellow Squash $1.29/lb. Check out this Spaghetti Squash recipe!
Select 24oz. Containers of Old Home Cottage Cheese 2 for $7
Birds Eye Steamfresh or Freshlike Classic Vegetables 10 for $10


Sunday, January 1, 2012

January Lifting Playlist

New Year! New Workouts! New Music to Workout To!

Here is a list of songs I listen to while lifting.

"All I Do is Win"- DJ Khaled
"X Gonna Give it to You"- DMX
"Over"- Drake
"Make Me Proud"- Drake feat. Nicki Minaj
"Till I Collapse"- Eminem
"Big Spender"- Freeway feat. Jay-Z
"5 Star Chick"- Gucci Mane
"We Gonna Make It"- Jadakiss
"Renegade"- Eminem and Jay-Z
"Mixing Up the Medicine"- Juelz Santana feat. Yelawolf
"Motivation (Rebel Rock Remix)"- Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne
"Hustler's Music"- Lil Wayne
"All the Above"- Maino feat. T-Pain
"Burn"- Mobb Deep
"Put Em in Their Place"- Mobb Deep
"Push It"- Rick Ross
"I'm Back"- T.I.
"What You Know"- T.I.
"Live Your Life"- T.I. feat. Rihanna
"Stay Fly"- Three 6 Mafia
"Say Aah"- Trey Songz
"Little Freak"- Usher feat. Nicki Minaj
"No Hands"- Waka Flocka Flame
"Hard in Da Paint"- Waka Flocka Flame