Figured I’d post some meals me and my clients are eating.

Rest day meal

Bowl of ground lamb, mushrooms & onions, veggies

This is a good way to start rest days. I’ll usually throw together some fattier cuts of meat and fry it with mushrooms, onion and veggies. Quick, easy and very satiating.

  • 300-400 g ground lamb. I’ll use ground beef or ground chicken for variety.
  • 200-300 g mushrooms and onion.
  • 300-400 g veggies. Goes well with broccoli.

I always include some kind of treat afterwards. Cottage cheese and berries is a favourite.

Bowl of cottage cheese and strawberries
Bowl of cottage cheese and blueberries
  • 250-500 g cottage cheese. 1-1.5% fat depending on brand.
  • 200-300 g berries. Usually strawberries, raspberries or blueberries.

Pre-workout meal and a treat

Andreaz

This is what bodybuilding champ Andreaz might be eating as a pre-workout meal.

Plate with Baked potatoe, veggie salad, Chicken Breast, Ajvar
  • 200-250 g of chicken breast
  • A baked potato
  • More potatoes
  • Salad
  • Some sauce (looks like ajvar)

He tends to eat out a lot so the above is guesswork on my part. Here’s a nice little treat he likes to eat:

Plate of Muffins

Protein muffins. Check out the stats on these bastards.

  • 411 kcal
  • 69 g protein
  • 8.8 g fat
  • 19 g carbs

Lots of protein. Ain’t bad considering they’re supposed to be pretty tasty. By popular demand, here’s the recipe:

  • One whole extra large egg
  • The egg white from two extra large eggs
  • 250 g low fat cottage cheese
  • 33 g casein protein powder. Chocolate flavored powder was used for these.
  • One teaspoon bicarbonate
  • One teaspoon flax seed
  • Cinnamon
  • Sweetener. 1/2 deciliter, aspartame (Hermesetas). Not the liquid variety. You’ll have to play this by ear depending on what sweetener you’re using and how sweet you want them to be.

Mix everything together, split it up those muffin-shaped forms, and put it in the oven for 25 minutes at 150 degrees. There you go. Hope I got it right because I can’t bake for shit. That’s probably a good thing. Otherwise I’d be making cheesecakes all day long.

Post-workout meal and rest day meal

(Alex)

Alex’s half-eaten post-workout meal looks like this:

Two bowls — Left: Cottage Cheese, Vanilla Yogurt, Frozen banas and strawberries. Right: Chicken wok with noodles and veggies
Chicken wok with noodles and veggies, followed by cottage cheese, vanilla yogurt, frozen bananas and strawberries.
Tall Hamburguer
Alex treated himself a nice little hamburger…while burning through that last layer of stubborn body fat (Alex was the second guy with stubborn body fat in this article).

Rest day meal

(Marjan)

Marjan, who joined me for 4 lbs of meat and a heineken a few weeks ago, is quickly rising through the ranks of meat and cottage cheese mastery. Ever since I taught him to eat and lift like a man, he’s been dropping fat and gaining strength like crazy.

Three plates with food
  • 300 g beef
  • 750 g cottage cheese
  • Some ketchup
  • Tomatoes and cucumbers

PS. If you have you have a favorite meal you like to eat on your Leangains plan, you can send them over and I might include them in future food posts. Just make sure they follow the general guidelines for rest and training day meals, and please include measurements the way I’ve done here. I’d appreciate your contribution.