Cheap bodybuilding meals

Bodybuilding macro diet

If you want to eat cleanly and with the right macros to build your muscles, you will need to prepare your meals.

You can either do it yourself, or you can hire the help of someone to aid with preparing your meals. This will ensure that you have the right macros in your meals and that you will be able to get the best value for money out of your meals.

Eating healthily is expensive if you have no idea what you are doing or what to buy. (Check our original post here)

If you don’t have the money, do not go out and buy healthy meals or snacks. Instead, get them prepared in your kitchen in a quick and easy manner.

Now, the key to eating cheaply and healthily is in the ingredients. You can work out what recipes you want to cook later. But as long as you have the base ingredients, you will be able to create enough variety in your meals so that you can eat cleanly throughout the day.

What bodybuilding meals can I have for breakfast?

  • Smoothies
  • Oats
  • Coconut/Almond milk
  • Mixed frozen berries
  • Low-fat greek yogurt
  • Protein powder
  • Eggs
  • Spinach
  • Salmon
  • Berries
  • Fruit
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Flour (In small portions – ideally wholemeal or oats)
  • Low-calorie maple syrup

Breakfast meal ideas

  • Protein smoothie
  • Protein smoothie bowl
  • Eggs done your way (Scrambled, omelette, boiled, poached, fried)
  • Waffles
  • Protein pancakes

Lunch and dinner ingredients

  • Chicken breast, drumsticks, and mince
  • Eggs
  • Lean beef mince
  • Lean beef cuts
  • Turkey mince
  • Fish (Salmon, Whiting, Tuna, etc)
  • Pastry puff
  • Rice
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumber
  • Potato
  • Sweet potato
  • Onion (Red and white)
  • Spinach
  • Courgettes
  • Capsicum
  • Low-fat parmesan cheese
  • Olives
  • Carrots
  • Sweet potato
  • White potato
  • Pastry puff
  • Low fat cream
  • Tomato sauce/bolognese
  • Pumpkin

Lunch, dinner, and snack ideas

  • Quiche
  • Fritatta
  • Rice done your way (stir-fry, boiled)
  • Meat puff
  • Stewed meat to flavour (Chicken, beef, etc)
  • Baked meat to flavour (Chicken or beef roast, grilled fish, etc)
  • Tossed salads
  • Vegetables done your way (boiled, stewed, soup)