Your body is your biggest asset. You need to fuel it as best you can to get optimum performance.
Being a bodybuilder requires you to have an insane regimen. Things like sweets, excessive carbohydrates, and alcohol can ruin a good day’s work out. However, some “healthy” meals can taste like cardboard.
That’s why we’ve made this list of delicious home-cooked meals and snacks for you to eat when working to get your body as fit as possible!
Breakfast: Breakfast Casserole, Overnight Oats, and Breakfast Burritos
Carbs aren’t the enemy that everyone says they are. You can have a healthy number of carbs and still get fit. A breakfast casserole containing things like sausage, sweet potato, and leafy greens is a great way to get enough carbs, fat, and protein to last you the entire day. Overnight oats are a “no-cook” recipe that requires very few ingredients, and you can customize it to your taste. A breakfast burrito that has sausage and vegetables is a good start to your busy day as well.
Morning Snack: Hard-Boiled Eggs, Beef Jerky, and Trail Mix
You might not need a morning snack, but some people need some extra fuel to keep going until lunch. Try hard-boiling some eggs for a protein boost. You can also eat some jerky, which is also very high in protein but low in carbs. Jerky comes in beef, chicken, and other forms of meat, so it’ll be easy to find one that you like. If all else fails, trail mix is a reliable and portable snack that will give you the energy to get through your day.
Lunch: Tuna Melt, Avocado Chicken Salad, and Lettuce Burger
A tuna melt is a delicious but easy meal that gives you amazing benefits, such as an immune boost and increased energy. If you’re not a fish person, you can try a salad containing leafy greens, avocado, and grilled chicken (we recommend a flavorful vinaigrette with this one, if you need a dressing!). If you’re craving a burger but don’t want the carbs, you can replace the buns with lettuce leaves–all the flavor of a delicious burger without the consequences.
Afternoon Snack: Hummus and Veggies, Cottage Cheese, and Protein Shakes
You might not love eating your veggies but dipping them in hummus is a great way to make them flavorful enough, so you forget you’re eating them! Cottage cheese is also packed full of protein, calcium, vitamin B-12, and riboflavin. Finally, the infamous protein shake: These are easy to make and customizable to your taste. You might be tired of them, but they’re still a quick and portable way to get all your nutrients.
Dinner: Oven-Cooked Steak, Roasted Broccoli with Shrimp, and Whole Crockpot Chicken
Want a delicious, flame-charred steak but don’t want to put in the work? Steak cooked in oven is a great way to get your steak without needing to pull out the grill and set everything up. If you’re craving seafood, try some roasted broccoli with shrimp. If you’re more of a “set it and forget it” person when it comes to meal planning, simply throw a whole chicken into the crockpot and let it cook while you’re out for the day. When you come home, you’ll have your mean all done for you!
Being a bodybuilder is serious work that requires a serious diet. You can get tired of eating nothing but shakes and a keto diet quickly. We hope this list of meal ideas has inspired you to expand your eating and make healthy, delicious, and protein-filled meals for yourself. Only then can you become the best bodybuilder that you can be!