Here's one of my favorite meal preps I used for a bulking phase. I've provided a detailed breakdown below along with some Q & A to answer most related questions.
About 2900 calories / macros at approx 225/350/65 P/C/F.
Meal 1 - 140g minsley steel cut oats, golden raisins, 1 banana.
Meal 2 - 6oz @FlavorGod garlic lovers 93/7 ground turkey, organic pasta sauce, 1/2 cup brown rice, Ezekiel bread.
Meal 3 - 6oz lean steak, 7oz yams.
Meal 4 - 8oz grilled chicken breast, 10 oz mixed bell peppers.
Supplement - Post workout protein shake.
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Q & A:
Q: How often do you eat?
A: I start around 7:00 am and eat every 2-3 hours from there. I haven't seen any documented studies proving that eating every 2-3 hours impacts your metabolism. However, I like eating frequently, so this works well for me.
Q: Do you freeze your meals?
A: No, I only refrigerate them. I personally haven't ever had problems doing this. Everyone should refer to the USDA website on food safety & storage on how to properly store food.
Q: Why don't you freeze your meals?
A: For a few reasons:
1. I personally believe you don't need to, your call here.
2. I'll forget to thaw the meals one day, it's bound to happen, then what?
3. For a prepper the only space smaller than the space in the refrigerator is the space in the freezer.
Q: How long does it take to prep these meals?
A: Usually takes me about 2 hours, but it took me about 4-5 hours at first.
Q: How does the food taste after a few days?
A: I've personally found that food properly stored tastes the same on day 1 as it does on day 5. This is very subjective, so everyone will be different.
Q: What kind of containers do you use?
A: The containers pictured are high quality but discontinued. They are similar to the sistema containers you can find in most major retail stores like Target, Walmart or The Container Store.
Q: Do you reheat your food?
A: Yes, in the containers (BPA free) microwaved.
Q: How can I figure out my calorie / macro requirements?
A: I would check out IIFYM.com or Myfitnesspal.com.
Q: What do you eat the other 2 days?
A: Lean meats / sushi / brown rice / veggies. Just within the same macros.
Q: Can I just copy your meal plan for myself?
A: You should create your meal plan based on your goals and body type.
Hi everyone! I'm Amir Cannon (Instagram @amircannon) I first started meal prepping after seeing a post on the Instagram fitness page from @eatcleanbro. It's been a part of my normal life since then. My 9-5 is in manufacturing, but I spend my free time staying fit, meal prepping and managing the @mealprepdaily Instagram page.