Training and eating to build muscle can get expensive. As you grow your body requires more and more food to keep improving and It can take its toll on your wallet. The good news is that there are a lot of foods that are building blocks for lean muscle and not all that expensive. These are the best bang for your buck ingredients and meals to bump up calories the cheapest way possible.
Tinned salmon and tuna, whole eggs, protein powders, Greek or natural yoghurt, chicken breast, grass fed beef mince, milk and cheese.
Quick oats, wholemeal breads, wraps, white and wholemeal pastas, white and brown rice, pumpkin, white potatos and sweet potatoes, honey, bananas, carb powders.
Peanut butter, olive oil, coconut oil, nuts and seeds, avocados
Good sources of fats can be expensive but they are so much better for you and very necessary. I would not recommend any other sources of fats to cut costs, your health is more important.
Use one ingredient from each of the tables in all of your meals.
Aim for a minimum of four meals a day.
Experiment with foods, herbs and spices.
Below are some meal ideas:
You can eat these meals anytime of the day.
Serving sizes will vary but try and aim to feel satisfied and not under or
overly stuffed after your meal. Adjust sizes accordingly.
Scoop of WPI
All mixed in a large bowl.
Wholemeal toast or wraps
Pasta or rice
Frozen Mixed veggies
Sweet potato mash
Frozen mixed veggies
Whole meal bread or wraps