I know many of you are interested in some higher protein breakfast options. Fret ye not! Myfitpal has a nice little article here: What 30 grams of protein looks like at breakfast.
Now that we are two weeks into our nutrition challenge, I wanted to forward an article by Kingwood Strength Coach Andy Baker to help you reach your macro goals: 10 Stupid Simple Muscle Meals. His blog and YouTube channel are filled with great info. To summarize this article, Coach Baker lists 10 easy and nutritious meals for those having a hard time getting their protein and carb requirements for the day, including:
10 Stupid Simple 50 grams of protein/50 grams of carbs Meals you can plug into your nutrition plan today.
Meal #1: 6 whole eggs w/ 2 oz cheddar cheese. 2 packets of Instant Grits
Meal #2: 6 oz cooked chicken breast. 1/2 cup of white or brown rice (measured dry). 1 medium/large Orange
Meal #3: 2 scoops of Whey Protein mixed in Water. 1 cup Oatmeal (measured dry)
Meal #4: 1 scoop of Whey Protein mixed in 24 oz (3 C) of Milk. Blended w/ 1 small banana. (maybe closer to 60g carbs)
Meal #5: 8 oz of Ground Beef (90/10) mixed with 1 1/2 cups of cooked Couscous.
Meal #6: 8 oz of Sirloin Steak and 2 small baked potatoes (red or gold potatoes bought in the bag)
Meal #7: 8 oz Salmon filet and 2 small sweet potatoes (about 5 inches in length)
Meal #8: 10 oz of sliced Roast Beef from deli counter. 2 slices whole grain bread. 1 apple. (Breads vary a lot so read labels. This meal assumes about 12g carbs per slice)
Meal #9: 2 cans of Tuna. 1 cup cooked elbow macaroni. 1/2 cup marinara sauce.
Meal #10: High Protein Chocolate Pudding w/ Pineapple side. 1 Cup Cottage Cheese mixed with 1/2 scoop of chocolate protein powder. 2 cups of chunked pineapple. (this is only about 40g of protein, but if you use an entire large scoop the pudding can be kind of gritty).