Looking to bulk up on a budget? Hitting your macros and eating the right foods to reach your goals doesn't have to be expensive. Myprotein ambassador Cohnan Kotarski is giving us a $50 bodybuilding grocery haul for the week that will have you feeling energized and ready to take on your routine. Let's check it out.
Cohnan breaks down the haul into three main categories: protein, carbs, and fats. Let's see what he recommends.
- Ground beef (80/20)
- Chicken thighs/drumsticks
- Whole eggs
You can't go wrong with the classics. Ground beef, chicken, and eggs are staples that will make it easy to get your protein in. Cohnan notes that fattier meats are cheaper, tastier, and higher in calories—making them perfect for bulking on a budget.
Rice, potatoes, and oats provide a great source of carbohydrates. These foods will give you energy and can be used to make a variety of meals. Cohnan points out that buying these in bulk will save you even more money per serving.
- Peanut butter
Avocados and peanut butter provide tasty options for getting some healthy fat into your diet. Avocados are nutrient-rich, making them good for your overall health. And peanut butter provides a valuable source of fat and protein and will help you get your calories in. Plus, it tastes good on everything. Cohnan recommends the crunchy kind, but any variety will do.
Take Home Message
Following a strict nutrition plan for bodybuilding and bulking comes with its challenges. But Cohnan's grocery haul makes it simpler than ever to find affordable options that you can easily integrate into your meal plan. Get these basics and you'll be having macro-rich meals in no time. You got this.
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