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Re: Anyone buy pre preped meals? 2018/05/17 14:24:03 (permalink)
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I make everything from scratch, I prefer to because I know exactly whats in it, plus its cheaper as well. I don't work out exact macros of my meals but I could quite easily if I wanted to.
 
My chili consists of:
 
500g beef mince
1 large onion
2 tins of chopped toms
tomato puree
1 tin of kidney beans (rinsed first)
beef oxo cube
chili powder
seasoning (salf/pepper/basil)
teaspoon of brown sugar
teaspoon of cocoa powder
 
I sometimes add in a green pepper, mushrooms or some other pulses, and I let it cook for about 90mins on a low heat. I can get on with other stuff then while its cooking.
 
Makes about 5-6 decent portions. My rice is cooked seperately and frozen seperately. I freeze it all straight away, don't even let them cool down first sometimes if I'm in a rush. I have a big freezer with a drawer dedicated to just prepped meals.
 
I take a portion of rice and a portion of chili or curry the night before and defrost them together in one tub. Been doing it for years, never has any issues like food poisoning.


If you make 5 or 6 portions out of 500g mince that’s only 17-20g protein per serving.

I know you said you don’t count macros but that’s quite low? How many meals do you have a day?
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Re: Anyone buy pre preped meals? 2018/05/17 19:09:02 (permalink)
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Yeah that seems low. I use 1kg lean mince for my chilli i get 5 portions and i wouldnt say they were 'big' really?
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Re: Anyone buy pre preped meals? 2018/05/18 11:22:48 (permalink)
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I use 300g mince per meal when I cook my taco's, MEAT!
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Re: Anyone buy pre preped meals? 2018/05/19 19:43:59 (permalink)
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I used to have 500g mince over 2 meals. That’s my problem. When I prep I end up eating tomorrows food 😄

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Re: Anyone buy pre preped meals? 2018/05/20 16:13:26 (permalink)
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There is a company near my office that does meal prep now, every morning on the coffee run we see the muscle food delivery show up and then the staff coming back with aldi chicken thighs.
 
Never considered it myself, usually batch cook on a Sunday, one of the best investments I've made is a massive commercial style pan (fit at least 3 bunnies in it) and frying pan from Ikea.
 
If I don't get a chance to batch cook, i just make extra the night before and have the leftovers
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Re: Anyone buy pre preped meals? 2018/05/21 15:25:22 (permalink)
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There is a company near my office that does meal prep now, every morning on the coffee run we see the muscle food delivery show up and then the staff coming back with aldi chicken thighs.
 
Never considered it myself, usually batch cook on a Sunday, one of the best investments I've made is a massive commercial style pan (fit at least 3 bunnies in it) and frying pan from Ikea.
 
If I don't get a chance to batch cook, i just make extra the night before and have the leftovers


I bought a decent pan , the scoville never-sticks are absolutely tremendous but its only 28 cm , what kind of pan did you buy , was thinking about a pressure cooker for curries and chillies .
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Re: Anyone buy pre preped meals? 2018/05/21 16:22:56 (permalink)
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There is a company near my office that does meal prep now, every morning on the coffee run we see the muscle food delivery show up and then the staff coming back with aldi chicken thighs.
 
Never considered it myself, usually batch cook on a Sunday, one of the best investments I've made is a massive commercial style pan (fit at least 3 bunnies in it) and frying pan from Ikea.
 
If I don't get a chance to batch cook, i just make extra the night before and have the leftovers


I bought a decent pan , the scoville never-sticks are absolutely tremendous but its only 28 cm , what kind of pan did you buy , was thinking about a pressure cooker for curries and chillies .


 Aye, I got some crazy pan in the sales, that's made of some alloy that friendlier for the environment as its more efficient to heat up.
 
My Ikea pot is like 9 Litre called a snitsigg, or sintsigg or something, proper school dinner beast
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Re: Anyone buy pre preped meals? 2018/05/22 10:43:45 (permalink)
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If you make 5 or 6 portions out of 500g mince that’s only 17-20g protein per serving.

I know you said you don’t count macros but that’s quite low? How many meals do you have a day?



There's protien in the kidney beans too ;)
 
They probably are small for some of the tanks on here, but its a good enough portion for me. Its only so I have a hot meal to take to work with me, I have it with 200g rice (cooked weight). I also have a lunchbox full of goodies such as sandwiches, tinned fish, boiled eggs, cured meat, fruit, crisps and choc.
 
I only eat 1 prepped meal a day for lunch when at work. I have a shake with oats and whey for breakfast with a banana and I have another big meal at home for dinner. But I am also eating regular snacks all day.
 
I worked out my daily macros years ago on a spreadsheet when I was more strict and they were around 3500 calories without including any treats which I always have.
 
I know for a fact that I'm not as strict as I should be but I do know I'm eating around maintenance as my weight has remained the same for a while now. Its fluctuated between 87-90kg depending on how my trainings been going. I've eaten practically the same diet monday-friday for years. Weekends I tend to eat a lot less, because I'm out of routine and I only eat well when I'm in a routine.
 
Before you say it though, yes I probably should work out all of my macros again. They would come out similar to before though because my weekly diet has changed very little.
 
 
 

 
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Re: Anyone buy pre preped meals? 2018/05/22 12:35:08 (permalink)
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If you make 5 or 6 portions out of 500g mince that’s only 17-20g protein per serving.

I know you said you don’t count macros but that’s quite low? How many meals do you have a day?



There's protien in the kidney beans too ;)
 
They probably are small for some of the tanks on here, but its a good enough portion for me. Its only so I have a hot meal to take to work with me, I have it with 200g rice (cooked weight). I also have a lunchbox full of goodies such as sandwiches, tinned fish, boiled eggs, cured meat, fruit, crisps and choc.
 
I only eat 1 prepped meal a day for lunch when at work. I have a shake with oats and whey for breakfast with a banana and I have another big meal at home for dinner. But I am also eating regular snacks all day.
 
I worked out my daily macros years ago on a spreadsheet when I was more strict and they were around 3500 calories without including any treats which I always have.
 
I know for a fact that I'm not as strict as I should be but I do know I'm eating around maintenance as my weight has remained the same for a while now. Its fluctuated between 87-90kg depending on how my trainings been going. I've eaten practically the same diet monday-friday for years. Weekends I tend to eat a lot less, because I'm out of routine and I only eat well when I'm in a routine.
 
Before you say it though, yes I probably should work out all of my macros again. They would come out similar to before though because my weekly diet has changed very little.
 
 
 


I havent worked out my macros for about 15 years  i just know what i eat and what to change depending on what i want to do , also think bodybuilders over consume protein massively , I eat around 300g of protein per day but think 150g would be more than enough , I think to a certain extent once you hit 'enough' protein that total calories is more important 
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Re: Anyone buy pre preped meals? 2018/05/22 13:02:22 (permalink)
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I'm more of a total calories consumed kinda guy too. I think macro breakdown is only important when doing a cut to be honest. When chasing size and/or strength then just eat surplus calories.

 
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Re: Anyone buy pre preped meals? 2018/05/22 13:10:25 (permalink)
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There is a company near my office that does meal prep now, every morning on the coffee run we see the muscle food delivery show up and then the staff coming back with aldi chicken thighs.

 
I've read the above statement at least five times and I still haven't got a clue what it means. So the musclefood delivery shows up at the meal prep company but the staff prefer the chicken thighs from lidl? So what so they do with the meat that comes from musclefood? 
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Re: Anyone buy pre preped meals? 2018/05/22 13:21:14 (permalink)
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There is a company near my office that does meal prep now, every morning on the coffee run we see the muscle food delivery show up and then the staff coming back with aldi chicken thighs.

 
I've read the above statement at least five times and I still haven't got a clue what it means. So the musclefood delivery shows up at the meal prep company but the staff prefer the chicken thighs from lidl? So what so they do with the meat that comes from musclefood? 




I was wondering about that as well. I bet they are an expensive company though. If I was to set up a meal prep business I would never use musclefood as a supplier. Get a deal done with a local butcher, not some company that puts a mark up on the price already.

 
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Re: Anyone buy pre preped meals? 2018/05/22 14:38:55 (permalink)
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There is a company near my office that does meal prep now, every morning on the coffee run we see the muscle food delivery show up and then the staff coming back with aldi chicken thighs.

 
I've read the above statement at least five times and I still haven't got a clue what it means. So the musclefood delivery shows up at the meal prep company but the staff prefer the chicken thighs from lidl? So what so they do with the meat that comes from musclefood? 




I was wondering about that as well. I bet they are an expensive company though. If I was to set up a meal prep business I would never use musclefood as a supplier. Get a deal done with a local butcher, not some company that puts a mark up on the price already.


I find musclefood extortionate , they are just convenient when putting together a big order , but with pizza's and cheese being available in Sainsburys I really don't use them any more , they are very good and quick though , but if your willing to go to a butchers and a supermarket then you'll save a lot of money .
 
 
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