How To Build Muscle For $8/Day (Healthy Meal Prep On A Budget)
Building muscle on a budget can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little bit of planning and creativity, you can create a healthy meal plan that will help you reach your fitness goals without breaking the bank. Here are some tips for how to build muscle for $8/day.
The key to successful meal prepping on a budget is to plan ahead. Take some time to think about what meals you want to make and what ingredients you need to buy. Make a list of the ingredients you need and stick to it when you go grocery shopping. This will help you avoid impulse purchases and save money.
When shopping for ingredients, look for sales and discounts. Many stores offer discounts on bulk items, so if you’re buying a lot of the same ingredient, it’s worth it to buy in bulk. Also, look for store brands or generic brands, which are usually cheaper than name brands.
Choose Nutrient-Dense Foods
When building muscle on a budget, it’s important to choose nutrient-dense foods. These are foods that are high in protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates. Some examples of nutrient-dense foods include lean meats, eggs, nuts, seeds, legumes, and whole grains. These foods are packed with essential nutrients and will help you reach your fitness goals.
Prepare Your Meals
Once you have your ingredients, it’s time to start prepping your meals. Meal prepping is a great way to save time and money. You can make a few meals at once and store them in the fridge or freezer for later. This will save you time and money in the long run.
Mix and Match
When meal prepping, it’s important to mix and match ingredients. This will help you create a variety of meals that are both nutritious and delicious. For example, you can make a stir-fry with chicken, vegetables, and brown rice. Or, you can make a burrito bowl with black beans, corn, and quinoa.
Staying hydrated is essential for building muscle. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and help your body recover from workouts. You can also add electrolytes to your water to help replenish lost minerals.
What are some healthy meal prep ideas?
Some healthy meal prep ideas include stir-fries, burrito bowls, salads, and wraps. You can also make smoothies and overnight oats for a quick and easy breakfast.
How much should I spend on groceries for meal prepping?
It depends on your budget and how many meals you plan to make. Generally, you should aim to spend around $8/day on groceries for meal prepping.
What are some tips for meal prepping on a budget?
Some tips for meal prepping on a budget include planning ahead, shopping smart, choosing nutrient-dense foods, preparing your meals, and mixing and matching ingredients.
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***Note: In the video, the macros for the egg stir fry were accidentally duplicated from the smoothie macros. The correct macros for the egg stir fry are in the PDF and in the description box, which should be: 602 calories, 27g protein, 81g carbs, 18g fat
If there's that much protein in such a small amount of meat I must be eating like 80g of protein with each meal. These are tiny portions!??
I’m confused as to 55 grams of protein from 3 eggs, (18g) rice maybe 1-2 grams and celery, tomatoes and cabbage? Doesn’t add up…. Someone explain?
Invest in salt and pepper? Wow great investment advice
Congratulations for this video. It’s amazing! 👏👏👏👏👏👏
This is a great breakdown, thank you!
Fuyioh, this nephew knows how to cook rice
4:55 canned pinto beans
We dont use oil?
Thanks in a million.Great content.
Gotta add the sweet chilli to get all the rice down with good taste
I mean, its not a misconception. The cheapest foods in the stores are the shitty ones full of corn and sugar. Fresh produce is less common in food pantries, and is expensive in grocery stores. But, thank you for the video regardless (:
That meal plan is fucking gorgeous daamn
we need to double the prices these days by 2 or 3
4:44 this is never 110g. ~220g still looks like a little less than that
Bro put effort in this meal prep wow great job sincerely
U can make the most savings with a big backpack and pulling a slimy one
You are a godsend
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Just found your channel and boy, this is the most straightforward meal plan and breakdown that I've ever seen in my life! You've earned yourself a sub!
Me Watching this after high inflation and the doubling of prices happened since 2 years🤡
where are you getting 55g of protein from the egg stir fry?? 3 eggs? I am literally making this right now, counting my macros and you sure don't get 55g
he even tells us how to shop, this helps me so much as someone who is new to shopping for my own food and this helps beyond belief
I like the fact that in eastern europe we have 5x lower salaries but more expensive food. 😀
great presentation in this video
Do i really need rice?
This dummy has you eating like 600 grams of carbs a day
Idk what target you’re shopping at because every grocery at my target is insanely expensive.
this video needs an post inflation update
Thanks bro. I’m training to hike across Canada. This will help me save money for meal prepping in the ditch next year 😅✌🏼🏼✊🏼
Win co has better prices
Life changing youtube video right here
Chili is my main go-to. Cheapest thing I make with a great macro list
yes invest in salt and pepper!!! 😂
This video needs more attention
How does fried rice with just 3 eggs have over 50 grams of protein? Doesn't make sense
Really appreciate the free simple knowledge
Too bad my girlfriend is a terrible hoarder our kitchen is unusable so I have no choice but to eat out
BEST VIDEO EVERRRRRRRRRRRR! straight to the point that is all I need. thanks!!!!
Why does meal#2 in the video say 55g of protein but in the description it’s 27g protein?
all that cost way more than what you put. Whey Protein $$, Milk $, Oats$