When I first designed Anabolic Cooking, I had one single goal; to help other fellow fitness enthusiasts actually enjoy the foods they ate instead of just choking down tasteless broiled chicken breasts with plain brown rice! I knew how hard it was for bodybuilders and people looking to build muscle to find tasty recipes that fit in with their macronutrient ratios but also tasted great. After getting myself ready for several bodybuilding competitions I learned just how hard that really was. So I know the frustration you are facing everyday trying to stay consistent in your nutrition but also satisfying cravings for delicious recipes. Traditional cookbooks don't address proper muscle building nutrition.
532 calories, 35 g protein, 89 g carbs, 4 g fat
Why? The protein from cottage cheese hits the blood by workout time, sparing muscle breakdown. Grape jam offers sugar, which kicks up insulin to minimize breakdown as well. Rye bread is a slow-burning carb, preventing blood-sugar drops that can come from eating sugar alone.
Hardgainer Tip: Include extra jam to guard against the depletion of glycogen.
Shredding Tip: Stick to two slices of toast to control carbs but don't forgo the jam - you'll need the quick burst of energy to offset muscle breakdown.