Cheap, Fast, Easy... Food not Women
I made this up within the last few weeks, I am sure it has been done before but I started from scratch.
Asian veggie noodle (stir fry?)
1- pack top ramen (any flavor)
1/2 bag frozen veggies
Olive oil or sesame oil
Seasonings (sesame oil, fire oil, soy sauce, wasabi, yoshida sauce, black bean sauce, ect.)
Make ramem as usual (I put in bowl in microwave with water for a couple of minutes)
Add ramen seasoning
Start cooking the veggies in a pan/skillet whatever you have.
Drain broth off ramen (I pour into a cup and drink it)
Add noodles to veggies and season to taste.
Can be made with any sort of meat you want to add. Takes 5-10 minutes and costs less than a dollar as well as providing some good nutrients.
I get the inclination for cheap and easy meals but this is hardly what I'd call lifter chow. You can make a bowl of oatmeal, mix a couple cans of tuna with pickle relish, and pour a glass of milk in the same time and it's a much better meal for someone looking to get stronger.
I usually add ground beef. Just didn't happen to have any thawed at the time. You must have missed the part at the bottom about the meat. That would change the cost a bit for others but I just pick beef from outside in my backyard. Plus oatmeal and tuna with milk sounds pretty nasty but I would not be opposed to trying it. I was just trying to compile a few different things people make that are fast, cheap and easy for some variety.
W/ground beef this meal is about 1000 calories with 66g of protein and tastes of complete awesomeness.
Without the beef I can see your point, but w/ beef there is no reason this will not put mass on your for cheap and easy.
Last edited by Alex Willess; 01-31-2011 at 11:00 PM.
Reason: Looked in garage for actual calories and protein for better estimate.
Combine all ingredients.
I often buy a loaf of ready to bake garlic bread and a pack of honey smoked turkey, combine and eat. I do more to it on occasion but I usually just eat it as such.
Originally Posted by hatmanii
giant can of tuna + olive oil = lots of protein and lots of fat.
Crack an egg or two into it as well
Originally Posted by Alex Willess
Litre of Milk
THIS is a protein shake, FUCK supplements.
WTF. Do you live in an episode of fear factor? That sounds staggeringly awful.
Originally Posted by Patrick
I made an easy beef bourguignon (without the flour base) on sunday with 4lbs of beef. It takes about 30 mins of prep time, 3 hours of cooking the first tie around, and I have about 8 meals of 50g+ of protein each that only take an additional 10 minutes to heat up before eating. I generally serve it over some steamed green beens, but can also modify the macros as required for that meal by adding bread (and butter) as needed (or brown rice or boiled potatoes)
I make a large batch of chili every week. It freezes quite well in empty 500 ml cottage cheese containers. Here is the recipe (feel free to modify it)
3 lbs ground beef (I like 85% lean)
3 X 540ml cans black beans (drained)
2 X 688ml cans tomato sauce (make sure it's just tomato sauce, no crap added)
1 X 796ml can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups frozen corn
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large red bell pepper, diced
1 large cubanelle pepper, diced
2 jalapeno peppers, diced (optional)
1 large onion, diced
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoons (each) garlic powder, ground cumin, black pepper, cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Directions: 1) Brown the beef in a big-ass pot.
2) In a seperate pan, heat 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil (med heat) throw in diced onion and peppers, add 1 teaspoon of salt. Soften the onions and peppers for about 5-8 minutes.
3) Once softened, add them to the browned beef.
4) Throw in the drained beans, corn, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Stir it up.
5) Add the spice mix a little at a time, stirring constantly.
6) Put a lid on it. Bring it to a boil.
7) Lower to a simmer. Simmer for 2-3 hours stirring occasionally.