Ok, joking or not I’m here to offer some help. Do a combination of simple cooking and snacks. Get some foods that are healthy to snack on (see below) and prepare some bulk recipes on the days you don’t have to play poker (see below)
mixed nuts - you can even find them in individual prepacked bags so you don’t have to worry about measuring anything
no sugar added yogurts
jerky - again with the prepaged servings
prepacked cut celery and carrot sticks
Recipes to Premake for the week ahead: (from JB’s website)
(this section really depends on your goals, but I’ll assume maintenance)
[quote]The easiest way to go about making this chili is to spend Sunday afternoon cooking enough for the rest of the week. (You can’t go wrong with pre-made meals for the entire week!) First, get yourself one of those empty 5-pound buckets of protein you used to buy before Biotest’s Advanced Protein hit the market and then fill it with chili, using the following recipe.
Sure, if you broil up 7 pounds of ground beef, throw in a can or two of stewed tomatoes, some kidney beans, a can or two of tomato paste, and a fistful of chili powder, say the magic words (Long live Beano!) and next thing you know, you’ve got fourteen quick meals. Spoon about a half pound out in your tupperware in the morning and toss it in the microwave when it’s time to eat. That’ll cut prep time down to a minimum. You can also do the same thing with chicken and turkey. Let’s recap:
7 pounds extra lean ground beef, chicken, or turkey
3 cans red kidney beans
1 can stewed tomatoes
2 cans tomato paste
Sure it won’t taste as good as Bubba’s 5-alarm chili, but then again, you’ll have a much better physique than Bubba, bubba![/quote]
[quote]If you’re of the “higher carb” persuasion (as Seinfeld would say “not that there’s anything wrong with that!”) and you’ve got some time on your hands, pick up some pasta. The trick though, is to get yourself some protein enriched pasta. Throw in some meatballs made from extra lean ground sirloin, turkey, or John’s favorite, ground chicken.
Finally, top it all off with fat-free chunky pasta sauce and you’ve got yourself a decent, high-protein meal you can eat without attracting all those stupid protein questions from your co-workers or classmates. This meal actually appears, gasp, normal to them. If they only knew! Heck, you could even invite over that T-vixen you’ve had your eye on and show her your, uh, “manicotti.”[/quote]
[quote]If you’re really in a time pinch, and you’ve got no meat or eggs prepared, you could always mix yourself some oatmeal and protein powder. This is a favorite of ours since we’re pretty busy T-men. A good quick meal would consist of cooking 1/2 cup of dry oatmeal and 1 cup of water in the microwave for 3-5 minutes. Then after it’s cooled a bit, add a packet of Grow! (or one of those “other” MRP’s) or 2 scoops of Advanced Protein, and maybe some mixed nuts or natural peanut butter (if you don’t mind the fat).
Mix slowly so that it gets nice and thick. In fact, if you mix up chocolate protein into the oatmeal and add some crunchy peanut butter, you will swear it’s the bodybuilder’s version of a Reeses’ peanut-butter cup.
This meal is so easy that you can probably store all the ingredients at work so you can whip it up at any time. Just be careful of who you work with, though. For months I was having a problem with getting lean and thought I was getting a mild case of gyno. I finally found out that my diet was being sabotaged. One afternoon, back when Grow! came in tubs, I caught Cy Willson hunched over in the corner of the break room eating my Grow! with a spoon. He looked like an addict. Protein powder was spilling all over his mouth and chin as he rapidly shoveled spoonful after spoonful of the tasty MRP into his mouth. Then he would laugh fiendishly while filling the empty tub with soy protein! Sicko.
The recipe again:
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 cup of water
40 grams of protein powder or MRP
Sweetener (you don't need the sweetener if you use Grow!, though, because its sweeteners won't degrade when you microwave 'em)
1 serving of mixed nuts or 2 tbsp of natural peanut butter[/quote]
Big tub 'O tuna salad
[quote]…try making up a whole tub of tuna on a Sunday afternoon. Don’t worry; keep it refrigerated and it’ll be okay all week. This time, though, vary the recipe a bit. Helmann’s has all these great flavored mayos now. Mix up your tuna with half flavored mayo and half fat-free plain mayo.
If you don’t have a lactose problem (or if you do and you’ll be by yourself for a couple of hours), mix in some of your favorite fat free, cream-based salad dressing. Try dicing up some onions and celery and tossing them into the mix, or add some relish or pickles. With tuna, the possibilities are endless.[/quote]
Hard Boiled Egg Burritos
Shredded, hard boiled eggs (1 dozen whites and 2 yolks)
Salsa or hot sauce
Two cans of tuna in spring water
2 tbsp. of oat Bran
Fry in a pan until egg is cooked
Kitchen Sink Burger
Half pound of ground sirloin
Broil to taste
Orange Protein Creamsicle
1 box sugar free vanilla pudding
1 cup skim milk
1 1/2 cups of orange juice
2 scoops vanilla Advanced Protein
Blend until thick
Berardi Instant Breakfast
2 cups milk
3 scoops protein
One half cup of dry instant oatmeal
Blend together for 30-60 seconds