Given how busy most modern people are, it stands to reason that those of us who dedicate extra time to hitting the weights and working out regularly have even less time to spare than most, and this often translates to eating on the run – an act that doesn’t exactly go hand-in-hand with being fit. Luckily, though, not all fast food is bad food!
On the go? Drive past that burger joint, put the Hungry Man meal back on the shelf, and follow this Lean Cuisine diet for bodybuilders instead:
If you’re looking to keep things light while still getting a good dose of morning protein, the Lean Cuisine Apple Cranberry Chicken meal is a good way to get your day started. With only 4 grams of fat and 14 grams of protein, you can keep things trim while still getting the protein boost your muscles require, giving your body a shot of good, healthy fats in the process.
As far as breakfast goes, the apple and cranberry additions to the included lean chicken offer the taste of something similar to a stack of pancakes, making this meal feel right at home, even before sunrise.
Make a switch to beef in the afternoon, indulging in Lean Cuisine’s Beef Pot Roast, an offering with 6 grams of fat and 14 grams of protein.
This one is a bit more hearty than breakfast, helping you to feel extra full, and the inclusion of potatoes and green beans make this a decently well-rounded meal for something that’s frozen only minutes before you eat it!
Topped with beautifully barbequed chicken, this wood fire style pizza comes in a personal-sized serving, packing 7 grams of fat and 20 grams of protein. You may not have much faith in frozen pizzas, but you’ll be surprised at just how tasty Lean Cuisine’s offerings are!
Surprisingly full-flavored and heavy with toppings, this variety in particular is one of their best-reviewed meals, but feel free to explore other toppings and styles if you find it doesn’t suit you.
To top things off before you go to bed, indulge in one of Lean Cuisine’s salad meals; we personally recommend the Asian-Style Chicken Salad, but there are lots to choose from.
Despite being a salad first and a source of meat second, this meal is particularly full of lean chicken, offering 8 grams of fat and 17 grams of protein. Added to the mix is pineapple, broccoli, and carrots, all sitting atop crunchy Asian noodles, making this a well-rounded way to end your day.
No matter which Lean Cuisine varieties suit your tastes best, it is quite likely that you’ll need to add to this menu plan in order to keep up with enough carbs to feed your growing muscles. If so, do keep in mind that, despite being relatively healthy, Lean Cuisine meals are high in sodium and pack a punch of potentially unhealthy preservatives, so do try to keep things mixed and matched for best possible health.