@hawkeyefitness To simplify your cooking you could get away with having nothing but whole eggs (no need to separate the yolk if that’s what you are doing but I do realise you might get egg whites purchased separately).
I’d echo the sentiment in getting rid of the PWO.
I would however suggest getting some liquid carbs into your pre/intra-workout. To keep in-line with saving money I’d suggest either maltodextrin or waxy maize, it doesn’t matter which one, as that will go well to fueling your workouts and it will add some additional calories to your diet (you mentioned struggling with getting past 150 lbs)
Otherwise, looks quite alright. Mentally I wouldn’t want to eat that much oatmeal, and maybe opt for rice instead. Cheap, and easy to cook.
Just to float some ideas for you, my suggestion for meal-prep (presumes you have an oven though):
This is to set you up with 1 meal a day for the entire workweek (5 days). So, if you can imagine eating the same thing ad nauseum you could just multiply my suggestion by 2 and voila you have lunch and dinner cooked for the entire workweek.
Saturday: purchase 1kg of chicken breast (frozen. So, you get 200g for lunch everyday), put in a bowl in a fridge. Also, rinse jasmin rice (the amount will ultimately be up to you) and leave soaked in water in a separate bowl.
Sunday: put the chicken in a semi-deep dish (see image), cut the breasts into halves with a knife. Mix spices together with water and pour over the chicken. I love spicy food so I might mix
- 2 tablespoons of beef bouillon/stock
- 2 tablespoons Sambal Oelek
- Infinite amounts of Tabasco
- Chili Powder
Put in the oven at 200 degrees centigrade for 35-45 minutes. I use a thermometer to tell when the chicken is done (it should be 72 degrees centigrade). Meanwhile, cook the rice. Either just cook it regular, or put it in a frying pan with a small amount of water, add mushrooms and red onion and make yourself a risotto while the chicken is cooking. Great if you need to be in the kitchen anyway.
Rice lasts for about 3 days in the fridge, but you can freeze it and it will last up to a month. So, you can prepare rice for the entire week if you want to.