Chicken thighs are an occasional add-in, I should have listed those above.
I’m in cali so everything is expensive, but I shop at the commissary on base so sometimes I’ll get lucky and pick up a steak for <7$ per lb. That’s usually my cutoff on splurge meals lol. Ground beef for me is like 4-5$ per lb at the commissary, but I don’t go through a ton (subjective). I do about 12oz chicken breast for lunch, 10-12 oz beef for dinner, both with 1/4 cup rice. And I stretch the rice by throwing in a shitload of mushrooms lol.
Still, this isn’t super expensive - I got lucky the service fucked me up I guess
EDIT: I realized that my breakfasts (when I wasn’t ‘dieting’) was fucking me up regularly. I love the traditional American breakfast… Eggs, Hash, Potatoes… it was legit like 900-1000 calories and just made me want to eat more all day long.
Current foods (in order of eating, mostly)
5am 2 string cheeses
9am 1cup protein yogurt with Love Crunch granola
11:30am 1/4 cup rice, 8oz mushrooms, 12oz chicken breast
2:45pm Uncrustable (pre training snack)
5:30pm 25g Protein shake with creatine
6:30-7:30pm 10-12oz ground beef or chicken thighs, or both, with 1/4cup rice
9:00-10:00pm 25g Protein shake (if still hungry)