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Title: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 16, 2013, 02:55:44 AM
Many budding bodybuilders beginning their quest to craft a decent physique can be discouraged at the extra food bill this often involves. With the price of even the most basic foods increasing well above inflation rates and annual pay increases, just adding more protein to the weekly shopping list can be too expensive for some budgets.

   One of the reasons I dragged my first 2kg bag of whey to the counter at the GNC store (and left with an even heavier chunk missing from my part-time earnings) was simply because I thought ‘real’ food had to be far more expensive, not to mention time consuming. Over the years I’ve come to realise that not only can you eat ‘bodybuilding food’ that tastes delicious very cheaply, preparing it doesn’t necessarily have to eat into valuable posting time on getbig.com!

   My cooking is something that I’ve always managed to surprise people with, as if somehow having a bit of muscle translates into strictly hand shaken or microwave cooked meals! However, I want to keep the recipes I post in this thread quick and simple to follow. What’s the point of making breakfast for 50p/75 cents, if it takes an hour to put together?

   The vast majority of my grocery shopping takes place at beloved ALDI, but I do pass through Sainsbury’s (U.K. getbiggers) to pick up some items from the basic range simply because the price can’t be beat (none of the recipes I post in this thread will involve adding protein powders or other supplements). Not everyone who tries these recipes will be able to put them together for exactly the same cost overall, but if you’re saving money and eating well as a result – I'll be a happy getbigger. When I get a chance I'll update these recipes to include my own pictures, to keep it a bit more interesting - please feel free to add your own creations to the thread!

1.Simple Banana Protein Pancakes – 69p/$1.05
(30g protein, 35g carbs, 20g fat, 440 kcals)


What you’ll need: 1 banana, 4 whole eggs, ½ cup dry oats (cinnamon/mixed spice to taste if you need it)

Simply throw everything in a blender and blitz until smooth and put a small pan on a low heat with a splash of oil/butter/low kcal spray. Pour in around 1/3 of the mixture once the pan’s hot and give it a few minutes on each side until nicely browned. Sprinkle with cinnamon/splenda/whatever you prefer and start eating the first one, while you browse the G&O board and cook the rest! These have a lovely texture to them and the mix of oat & banana reminds me of my wife's banana loaf, yum.

Cut the yolks for a low fat/lower calories option, or reduce the oats to 1/4 cup to bring it down to around 26g if dieting with low carbs. If you need 600kcals for breakfast, make enough for another pancake!

Should look something like this:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3268/3238967895_42723d0bcc.jpg?v=0)

(Eggs: 15 for £1.35 Aldi, Rolled Oats: 1kg for £0.60 Aldi, Bananas: 8 for £0.69p Aldi - you could eat these for breakfast every day of the week for only £4.50)


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: The True Adonis on May 16, 2013, 04:57:57 AM
Where is the flour and buttermilk?  ???


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 16, 2013, 05:00:16 AM
Where is the flour and buttermilk?  ???

Blended oats instead of flour, and I don't even know what buttermilk is my brother lol  ;D

Granted it would probably taste better with both of your suggestions Adam!


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 16, 2013, 05:49:40 AM
This next installment was inspired by a recipe on my sister's food blog, which I've amended a tad to up the protein content. With protein comes extra pennies, however at 24p a burger I'm sure no one will be complaining to the moderators!

2. Egg, Carrot, & Kidney Bean burgers with a hint of curry  - £0.64p/ 98 cents (makes 4)
(35g protein, 44g carbs, 12g fat, 600 kcals/150 per patty)

What you'll need: 1 can of red kidney beans, 2 eggs (whole), 1 large carrot, 1 sm onion, heaped teaspoon of hot curry powder, 1 tablespoon dry oats, sm handful coriander (optional) salt/pepper to taste.

 1. Drain the can of beans and rinse thoroughly in cold water (gets rid of gloopy 'tinny' taste) throw them in a small pan and cover with boiling water and simmer for 10 minutes to soften them.
 
2. While they are boiling, finely chop the onion, grate the carrot, and add coriander and curry powder with a little salt and pepper. Saute in a frying pan with a little oil/butter/no kcal spray and stir until the onion softens (usually 4-5 mins) and remove from heat.
 
3. Once the beans have softened, drain away all the liquid and add to a bowl along with the carrot and onions. At this point add 2 egg whites, 2 whole eggs, and a large tablespoon of oats. Mash it all together with a fork/potato masher until you have a smoothish consistency
 
4. Heat a drop of oil in a pan on a medium heat, and spoon the mixture into 4 large patties (at this point you'll need to keep 'shaping' the patties for 30 seconds so they hold their shape). Cook each side for around 5 minutes on each side until browned/your sure the egg's cooked (handle gently while turning!).

5. Serve hot with your favourite complex carbohydrates - you could even bake a few sweet potatoes and have Pat Banya round for tea!  ;D (I just eat all 4 four on their own with some hot sauce)

My sisters version:

(http://oursouthend.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/20130406-204546.jpg?w=700)

(Eggs: £1.35 for 15 - Aldi, Kidney Beans 21p Sainsbury/Tesco, Carrot 8p loose Sainsbury, Onion 8p loose Sainsbury, Oil 5p, Oats 2p)


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: Mazda323 on May 16, 2013, 06:33:37 AM
Those pancakes are my offseason special breakfast!!!

I just change the eggs, i put 5 egg whites and 1 whole egg. I don't pay for the eggs, because my grandmother provides me when i go to my village every Sunday.

Cinnamon, stevia, and it's perfect!!!


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 16, 2013, 06:40:10 AM
Those pancakes are my offseason special breakfast!!!

I just change the eggs, i put 5 egg whites and 1 whole egg. I don't pay for the eggs, because my grandmother provides me when i go to my village every Sunday.

Cinnamon, stevia, and it's perfect!!!

Exactly how I have mine with cinnamon and stevia!!!  ;D

I might move to your grandmother's village so I can amend the recipe to 'Free banana pancakes'


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: Mazda323 on May 16, 2013, 06:43:49 AM
I will send you eggs, you will send me halloumi and tsamarella...


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 16, 2013, 06:45:30 AM
I will send you eggs, you will send me halloumi and tsamarella...

If my children were made of Halloumi I would eat them  ;D


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: The True Adonis on May 16, 2013, 06:47:13 AM
Big Cyp, don`t forget the Value Menu Burger King.  You can get a lot of good stuff for a dollar 50 there also.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 16, 2013, 07:02:59 AM
Big Cyp, don`t forget the Value Menu Burger King.  You can get a lot of good stuff for a dollar 50 there also.

Good point Adam - you could definitely eat there once a day from that menu to keep food costs down. What's the most calories you think one item from the $1.50 menu could yield - 450?


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 16, 2013, 07:04:39 AM
The 'Pound Saver Menu' in British Mcdonalds chains sell Double Cheeseburgers, however they are £1.39 each (probably $2) you only get 400 kcals, but the protein is high enough.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 16, 2013, 07:19:03 AM
3. The Cheapo Chocolate MRP Shake (40g of protein) - £0.54 / 82 cents!!!
(40g protein, 32g carbs, 26g fat - 522 kcals)

What you'll need: 2 whole eggs (yolks optional - but why throw them!), 7 tablespoons of skimmed milk powder, 350ml semi skimmed milk, 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder, splenda/stevia to taste, ice if preferred.

1. Put all of the above into your mixer cup (I'd recommend adding the milk first to avoid anything sticking at the bottom)

2. Shake for 30 seconds with the fury of Galeniko's 3rd climax of the night!

Trust me guys, this shake tastes decent enough and costs a third of the price. Try adding a TB of PB, vanilla essence, or any coffee flavouring syrup (be careful with the simple sugars!).

(Generic photo)

(http://www.johnnyfit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/chocolate-300x295.jpg)

Eggs - 9p each (£1.35 for 15 Aldi) Skim milk powder - 16p (£1.40 for 400g Tesco) Semi milk - 17p (99p for 2 litres Aldi) Cocoa - 3p (£1.00 Asda).
 


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BikiniSlut on May 16, 2013, 08:21:33 AM
Your pricing is quite a bit off....at least for what things cost here.

However I look forward to trying to those pancakes.....great recipe and they look good! :P


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: Man of Steel on May 16, 2013, 10:04:03 AM
Cyp pancakes = MOS boner


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 16, 2013, 10:05:09 AM
Your pricing is quite a bit off....at least for what things cost here.

However I look forward to trying to those pancakes.....great recipe and they look good! :P

If you're in the U.K they're very accurate in the supermarkets i've mentioned as I worked out the costing to the penny, then rounded up. I'm sure there must be something comparable? Correct me if i'm wrong though.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 16, 2013, 10:07:23 AM
Cyp pancakes = MOS boner

Hahaha


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: irishdave on May 16, 2013, 01:21:41 PM
Cyp, I just made those pancakes, good recipe!!


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: Hulkotron on May 16, 2013, 03:02:31 PM
Great thread, pancakes and burgers sound great.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 16, 2013, 03:34:23 PM
Dave - glad you enjoyed them pal, I had them myself yesterday!

Hulk - cheers my man, there's plenty more recipes where they came from, keep an eye out tommorow for a couple of good ones.

BS - I've added the breakdown at the bottom of the recipe so it should be clearer now.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 17, 2013, 03:14:35 AM
4. 30 Second Cashew & Raisin Yoghurt mix – 58p/85 cents
(30g protein, 35g carbs, 27g fat - 503 kcals)

What you'll need: Half pot of 2% natural yoghurt, 4 tablespoons skimmed milk powder, 40g cashew nuts, handful raisins, splenda/stevia to taste.

So what's the BigDeal here? Is yoghurt with nuts/fruit even a recipe bro?

Try getting in 30g of protein from decent natural sources such as natural yoghurt and cashews for less than 90 cents! This meal/snack idea tastes great, is super quick to put together and makes a tasty alternative to eggs & oats, tuna & salad etc. Change is good. Try a big blob of this on top of my banana protein pancakes  ;)

1. Take a large cup/bowl, throw in 40g of salted cashews (much cheaper!!!) and rinse a couple of times to remove the sodium. Don’t worry about draining every last atom of water away as it will mix into the yoghurt anyway.

2. Scoop half a 500g pot of 2% natural yoghurt on top of the cashews, along with the milk powder, raisins, and whichever sweetener you prefer.

3. Fold together to dissolve the skim milk granules and sweetener and enjoy while pondering whether Bikinislut is truly a woman.

I came up with this quick mixture out of sheer oatmeal and egg boredom, plus it has the added bonus of being a zero cooking time breakfast if you’re on the run. Another good tip is to keep the rest of the yoghurt in the pot to make another batch of the same nutrient content for the office, or refrigerate for your last meal of the day.
 
(I’ll update the whole thread with my own pictures as I make each meal this week)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_SxR05mUmd28/SuwSXvV_dQI/AAAAAAAAAeg/mQVCYmjT7uM/s320/DSC01143.JPG)

2% Yoghurt – 23p (£0.45 for 500g Sainsbury’s) Skim milk powder - 10p (£1.40 for 400g Sainsbury’s) Cashews – 17p (79p for 200g Aldi) Raisins - 6p (£0.98 for 500g Sainsbury’s) Sweetener 2p (99p for a container Aldi)


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 17, 2013, 03:45:03 AM
Is 1g of protein per pound of bodyweight too difficult to acheive with my recipes?

Let's take a look so far:

Meal 1: Banana Protein Pancakes:              30g Protein (440 kcals for 3 pancakes) - £0.75
Meal 2: Cheapo Choccy Protein Shake:       40g Protein (522 kcals per shake) - £0.60
Meal 3: Egg, Kidney Bean & Carrot burgers: 43g Protein (600 kcals for 4 patties) - £0.96
Meal 4: Cashew/Raisin Yoghurt Mix:           30g Protein (503 Kcals per serving) - £0.58
Meal 5: Cheapo Choccy Protein Shake:       40g Protein (522 Kcals per shake) - £0.60

Total protein consumed: 183g of quality protein from food sources!

Total calories & cost: 2587 calories for a measly £3.39 / $5.17

I'll post up the total carbs/fat when I get a chance. It's worth bearing in mind that all of the meals I've posted contain hardly any refined sugar, and minimal 'processed' ingredients are used.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 17, 2013, 03:45:51 AM
Not trying to entice Adam into this thread, but it's worth noting that for £4.29 you can buy 1 medium Big Mac meal in UK Mcdonalds which contains a measly 31g of protein in total.

Things that make you go mmmmmmm  ;D

I'd rather be eating 183g of protein for £3.39, along with a variety of foods.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: kh300 on May 17, 2013, 05:21:25 AM
Good stuff. Made the pancake's this morning. Not bad considering I hate eggs. I added a half cup of pancake mix to bump up the carbs.

I've been keeping track of my food bill and it's out of control so this thread is perfect.

I would like some good ideas on what to do with chicken breast. I get it at $1.99 a pound. So an 8oz meal is only a dollar.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 17, 2013, 05:50:37 AM
Good stuff. Made the pancake's this morning. Not bad considering I hate eggs. I added a half cup of pancake mix to bump up the carbs.

I've been keeping track of my food bill and it's out of control so this thread is perfect.

I would like some good ideas on what to do with chicken breast. I get it at $1.99 a pound. So an 8oz meal is only a dollar.

Great to hear these recipes will be useful bro. Funny you mention chicken breast - I have 2 recipes i'm putting on here next couple of days with chicken....watch this space!


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 17, 2013, 05:53:12 AM
5. Tuna Hummus Protein Wraps - £0.79 / $1.20 per wrap

(32.5g protein, 44g carbs, 7g fat - 400 kcals)

What you'll need: Tin of cheap tuna flakes, 400g tin of chick peas, 2 wholemeal tortilla wraps, 1 clove garlic, 1 lemon, tablespoon of sesame seeds, tablespoon olive oil, salt & pepper to taste.

1. Drain both the tuna and chick peas (you’ll want to rinse the chick peas a couple of times) and put the contents into your blender along with the sesame seeds, peeled garlic, olive oil, and all of the lemon juice.

2. Blend the ingredients until you have a pate-like consistency. Give it a taste, and add salt & pepper to season.

3. Warm your wholemeal wrap in the microwave for 15 seconds, spread half of the tuna hummus on one side (you can add salad at this stage if you prefer) and roll like a crepe to enjoy!

32.5g of protein, easy to wrap in foil and throw in your bag for the day – these are amazing, trust me.

(No homo)

(http://tasteofbeirut.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/tuna-hummus-2.jpg)

Tuna flakes (49p Asda), Chick Peas (400g for 38p Asda), 1 Lemon (27p Asda) Sesame Seeds (£1.00 Tesco), Garlic (30p loose Asda), Olive Oil (99p Aldi), Tortilla Wraps (£1 for 8 Asda).


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: Butterbean on May 17, 2013, 07:00:02 AM
http://www.jsward.com/cooking/conversion.shtml

Metric conversion tables with an automatic temperature converter in case Cyp cooks anything in the oven.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 17, 2013, 07:20:43 AM
Very handy, thanks Stella.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 17, 2013, 07:23:33 AM
http://www.jsward.com/cooking/conversion.shtml

Metric conversion tables with an automatic temperature converter in case Cyp cooks anything in the oven.

Talking of oven plans, there should be 2 very simple chicken breast recipes on here shortly that need to be baked!

First one: 'Stuffed Chicken Breast with Streaky Bacon, Cottage Cheese, Spinach and Rice.'

£0.99p / $1.50 per plate!!!  :o


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 18, 2013, 02:01:14 AM
6. Cottage Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts wrapped in Streaky Bacon with Rice - £0.99/$1.50 per portion!

(37g Protein, 34g Carbs, 17g Fat, 600 kcals)
(Broccolli instead of rice: 34g Protein, 6g Carbs, 16g Fat, 450 Kcals)

What you'll need: 2,4, or 6 chicken breasts (depending on how many meals you're preparing) Low fat cottage cheese, frozen spinach Pack of streaky bacon, rice, dash of olive oil. (Low carb option: for the same price, replace the rice with half a plate of cooked frozen broccoli).

Once you take a bite of this, you won't believe it cost less than one pound to put together.

1.  Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius, take the chicken breasts and cut 3/4 of the way through. Put to one side and defrost a bunch of the spinach in a small cup of water.

2. Mix the cottage cheese with a pinch of black pepper and the drained spinach, and spread 2 tablespoons of the mixture in each breast.

3. Wrap 2 rashers of bacon tightly around each breast and drizzle with olive oil before placing in the centre of the oven for 40 minutes.

4. Put 250g of rice in a pan and wash in warm water until the water runs clear. Drain the water and add boiled water so that the water level is about 2cm above the rice level. Cover and simmer on very low heat until the rice is cooked throughout.

4. Check how the breasts are doing after 30 mins - you want the bacon to become somewhat crispy before serving.

Serving suggestion: Eat it slowly whilst watching Game of Thrones.

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Chicken Breast (£3.99 for six/1kg Aldi), Cottage Cheese (£0.59 for 300g Tesco), Frozen Spinach (£1.00 per bag Tesco), Streaky Bacon (£1.04 for 300g Tesco)[/left]





Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: Jonny34 on May 18, 2013, 08:50:53 AM
6. Cottage Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts wrapped in Streaky Bacon with Rice - £0.99/$1.50 per portion!

(37g Protein, 34g Carbs, 17g Fat, 600 kcals)
(Broccolli instead of rice: 34g Protein, 6g Carbs, 16g Fat, 450 Kcals)

What you'll need: 2,4, or 6 chicken breasts (depending on how many meals you're preparing) Low fat cottage cheese, frozen spinach Pack of streaky bacon, rice, dash of olive oil. (Low carb option: for the same price, replace the rice with half a plate of cooked frozen broccoli).

Once you take a bite of this, you won't believe it cost less than one pound to put together.

1.  Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius, take the chicken breasts and cut 3/4 of the way through. Put to one side and defrost a bunch of the spinach in a small cup of water.

2. Mix the cottage cheese with a pinch of black pepper and the drained spinach, and spread 2 tablespoons of the mixture in each breast.

3. Wrap 2 rashers of bacon tightly around each breast and drizzle with olive oil before placing in the centre of the oven for 40 minutes.

4. Put 250g of rice in a pan and wash in warm water until the water runs clear. Drain the water and add boiled water so that the water level is about 2cm above the rice level. Cover and simmer on very low heat until the rice is cooked throughout.

4. Check how the breasts are doing after 30 mins - you want the bacon to become somewhat crispy before serving.

Serving suggestion: Eat it slowly whilst watching Game of Thrones.

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Chicken Breast (£3.99 for six/1kg Aldi), Cottage Cheese (£0.59 for 300g Tesco), Frozen Spinach (£1.00 per bag Tesco), Streaky Bacon (£1.04 for 300g Tesco)[/left]





Looks good BigCyp, I'm going to have to try this for sure. Thanks


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: Princess L on May 18, 2013, 11:22:23 AM
6. Cottage Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts wrapped in Streaky Bacon with Rice - £0.99/$1.50 per portion!

(37g Protein, 34g Carbs, 17g Fat, 600 kcals)
(Broccolli instead of rice: 34g Protein, 6g Carbs, 16g Fat, 450 Kcals)

What you'll need: 2,4, or 6 chicken breasts (depending on how many meals you're preparing) Low fat cottage cheese, frozen spinach Pack of streaky bacon, rice, dash of olive oil. (Low carb option: for the same price, replace the rice with half a plate of cooked frozen broccoli).

Once you take a bite of this, you won't believe it cost less than one pound to put together.

1.  Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius, take the chicken breasts and cut 3/4 of the way through. Put to one side and defrost a bunch of the spinach in a small cup of water.

2. Mix the cottage cheese with a pinch of black pepper and the drained spinach, and spread 2 tablespoons of the mixture in each breast.

3. Wrap 2 rashers of bacon tightly around each breast and drizzle with olive oil before placing in the centre of the oven for 40 minutes.

4. Put 250g of rice in a pan and wash in warm water until the water runs clear. Drain the water and add boiled water so that the water level is about 2cm above the rice level. Cover and simmer on very low heat until the rice is cooked throughout.

4. Check how the breasts are doing after 30 mins - you want the bacon to become somewhat crispy before serving.

Serving suggestion: Eat it slowly whilst watching Game of Thrones.

(Generic photo)

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQj3BeMu-tFQmXLftwqFSGLeRf4d2MQ7SQjFN9hFXcSxAm9mh0R)

Chicken Breast (£3.99 for six/1kg Aldi), Cottage Cheese (£0.59 for 300g Tesco), Frozen Spinach (£1.00 per bag Tesco), Streaky Bacon (£1.04 for 300g Tesco)[/left]



A couple of notes on the above recipe.  First, be sure to drain the spinach WELL (lots of squeezing with paper towel).  Second, I believe your cottage cheese is much drier than our typical American version, therefore, I'd use something like our Ricotta or better yet Feta (more flavor).  Some onion sauteed' with the drained spinach would also add more flavor.  This will bake very quickly since the breasts are split, probably in under 45 mins @ 350.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 18, 2013, 02:41:25 PM
Thanks Princess, yep good point with the spinach, you want to keep the filling as dry as possible as the oven will bring a lot of moisture out of the chicken itself. Sounds amazing with feta - but then again I am Greek  ;D


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 20, 2013, 12:46:35 AM
7. Raisin & Cinnamon Protein Pancakes – 51p/78 cents
(30g protein, 35g carbs, 20g fat, 440 kcals)


What you’ll need: 4 whole eggs, ½ cup dry oats, handful raisins/sultanas, teaspoon of cinnamon or mixed spice

This is a tasty alternative to the banana pancake recipe, with the same nutritional profile and makes a great breakfast. The blended raisins bring a texture that I really like – enjoy! (If you need around 600kcals for breakfast, make enough for another pancake)

1. Throw everything in a blender and blitz until smooth.

2. Put a small pan on a low heat with a splash of oil/butter/low kcal spray, once the pan’s hot enough pour in around 1/3 of the mixture and give it a couple of minutes on each side until nicely browned. Sprinkle with splenda for extra sweetness, and tuck in knowing that Onemorerep made the same pancakes all the way over in NYC for $5 a plate!

Cut the yolks for a low fat/lower calories option, or reduce the oats to 1/4 cup to bring it down to around 26g if dieting with low carbs, (I would cut to 3 eggs if using so little oats to avoid an ‘omlettey’ texture)

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(http://www.chguentherfs.com/Recipes/RecipeImage.php?RecipeID=1279&Extension=2&Medium=1&Type=RecipeImage&UseDefaultImage=1)

(Eggs: 15 for £1.35 Aldi, Rolled Oats: 1kg for £0.60 Aldi, Raisins: 500g for £0.98p Sainsbury’s, Cinnamon 100g £0.49 (most Asian food stores)



Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 20, 2013, 05:13:41 AM
8. Jalapeño Beef & Pork Stuffed Peppers with Baked Egg – £0.99/$1.50
(51g protein, 9g carbs, 25g fat, 474 kcals)


What you’ll need: 200g ground beef & pork (mince), 2 eggs, 1 large bell pepper, ½ onion, 1 clove garlic, ¼ cup pickled jalapeno pepper slices, 2 teaspoons paprika powder, ½ teaspoon cumin powder, heaped teaspoon of dried mixed herbs, salt & pepper.

This fiery recipe is for those who requested low carb/keto options (trust me it’s pretty hard to not bulk up a meal with cheap carb sources on less than a dollar fifty!)

Obvious Keto choices are tuna/egg salad with dressing etc, however; 1. That’s no recipe! 2. Salads/cold foods get very boring after a while - especially when you fancy something hot for lunch.

1. Halve the bell pepper (length ways) & remove all seeds/inner membranes. Break the eggs into a cup & add half the jalapeño slices, stirring the mixture a couple of times to break the yolk (don't overdo it as you'll want a nice marbled finish when cooked). Pour the mixture in each pepper half.

2. Heat the oven to 180 degrees (c) /350 degrees (f) and place the pepper halves on a baking tray (even directly onto the shelf is fine). Bake until the egg is cooked through/peppers begin to soften. Once cooked, remove from the oven and keep to one side for your topping.

3. While the pepper halves are baking, chop the onion & garlic as fine as you can get them, then heat a small drop of oil in a large pan on medium heat and add just the ground meat. Fry the meat, continuously stirring/folding it until most of the fat has cooked out (try to break down the meat as finely as possible) then drain the liquid fat from the pan.

4. Add the onions & garlic and stir the mixture occasionally until the onions soften. (Don't forget to check the peppers!)

5. Once the meat’s cooked turn the heat down low & add the paprika, cumin, jalapeno slices and dried herbs, with a small amount of water. You don’t want the mixture to be too wet; this is just to prevent it from burning. Simmer on a low heat for further 5-10 minutes, or until the peppers are baked. You’ll want to taste the mixture at this point to add however much salt/black pepper you prefer.

6. Once the peppers are baked, spoon the mixture to fill the remaining space in the halves (there should be plenty of meat – I usually let it run over the sides onto my plate!) & heat on a tray for another 5 minutes before serving.

If you fancy - sprinkle some cheese on top before the extra 5 minutes in the oven, or just before serving to make it even tastier.

The baked egg and jalapeno underneath the topping makes a nice change from the regular stuffed peppers I’ve seen elsewhere, plus the added egg increases the overall protein a little. BigCyp approved!

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(http://solidrecipe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Beef-Stuffed-Peppers-Photos-300x187.jpg)

(Eggs: 15 for £1.35 Aldi, Beef & Pork Mince (frozen) 1kg for £3.00 Sainsbury’s, Bell Peppers 4 per bag £0.69 Aldi, Onions 1kg £0.63 Tesco, Paprika 100g for £0.49 (most Asian food stores), Cumin 100g £0.49 (most Asian food stores), Garlic 3 cloves £0.49, Jalapeno Slices 500g jar for £0.99 Londis.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 20, 2013, 11:37:09 AM
Just got back from Aldi, where I noticed 15 eggs are in fact £1.35 no £1.79 as I thought  :o

I'll edit the prices of the recipes i've posted. I really didn't think they could get any cheaper.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 21, 2013, 03:18:43 AM
Here's another great shake recipe with 15g extra protein and less fat: (Up next: Tuna & Horseradish Patties)

The Big One (Johnny Falcon Shake) - £0.99 / $1.48

(55g protein, 58g carbs, 20g fat - 675 kcals)

What you'll need: 4 eggs (2 whites, 2 whole) (Don’t throw the yolks in the bin!) 5 tablespoons of skimmed milk powder, 400ml skimmed/non fat milk, 1 frozen banana, ¼ cup plain low fat cottage cheese, tablespoon of peanut butter, splenda/stevia to taste (should be sweet enough).

I named this shake in honor of 'that daddywaddy photo'  ;D Another decent tasting shake, and at almost 700kcal you could even use as a meal replacement.

55g of protein for 99p is not bad considering you don’t need to add any fart powders to these recipes. I’d love to make a recipe with less carbs per serving, however it’s nigh on impossible without using whey in the mixture (casein usually brings it’s carby friend ‘Galactose’ along for the ride!)
 
(Generic photo)

(http://kingsfoodmarkets.com/images/uploads/recipes-multi-size/_detail/banana_pb_shake_109110608.jpg)

Eggs - 9p each (£1.35 for 15 Aldi) Skim milk powder - 10p (£1.40 for 400g Tesco) Skimmed milk - 20p (99p for 2 litres Aldi) Plain Cottage Cheese – 15p (£0.65 per tub Aldi) PB – 5p (£0.62 for 320g Sainsbury’s), Banana – 10p (£0.79 for 8 Aldi)




Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: Princess L on May 21, 2013, 11:41:08 AM
Just got back from Aldi, where I noticed 15 eggs are in fact £1.35 no £1.79 as I thought  :o

I'll edit the prices of the recipes i've posted. I really didn't think they could get any cheaper.

Your prices are WAY cheaper than ours.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: Princess L on May 21, 2013, 04:56:55 PM
Typical trip to Aldi
3.15  Chicken breasts (approx.. 1.5lbs)
1.79 Bag Spinach leaves 9 oz.
3.29 Fage Yogurt 17.5 oz.
3.69 Fugi Apples 3lbs
2.79 Navel Oranges 3lbs
.49 Avocados
1.19 Dried Cranberries 6oz
.84-1.29 Eggs 1 dozen
.99 Baby Carrots 1 lb.
5.99 Turkey Breasts 20 oz.
2.49 Frozen Blueberries 1 lb.
1.99 Goat Cheese 6 oz.
1.29 Fresh Broccoli 1 lb
1.29 Fresh Cauliflower 1 lb.
2.99 3 Bag bell peppers – red, orange, yellow





Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: Montague on May 21, 2013, 05:06:20 PM
Typical trip to Aldi
3.15  Chicken breasts (approx.. 1.5lbs)
1.79 Bag Spinach leaves 9 oz.
3.29 Fage Yogurt 17.5 oz.
3.69 Fugi Apples 3lbs
2.79 Navel Oranges 3lbs
.49 Avocados
1.19 Dried Cranberries 6oz
.84-1.29 Eggs 1 dozen
.99 Baby Carrots 1 lb.
5.99 Turkey Breasts 20 oz.
2.49 Frozen Blueberries 1 lb.
1.99 Goat Cheese 6 oz.
1.29 Fresh Broccoli 1 lb
1.29 Fresh Cauliflower 1 lb.
2.99 3 Bag bell peppers – red, orange, yellow






Damn, and I thought that $0.79 was good for avocados!

This is a great thread. Good work, Cyp!!


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: Roger Bacon on May 21, 2013, 07:39:19 PM
This is a cool thread, I'm making those pancakes tomorrow.

I shop at Aldi too LargeCyp!


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: Princess L on May 21, 2013, 08:13:19 PM
7. Raisin & Cinnamon Protein Pancakes – 51p/78 cents
(30g protein, 35g carbs, 20g fat, 440 kcals)


What you’ll need: 4 whole eggs, ½ cup dry oats, handful raisins/sultanas, teaspoon of cinnamon or mixed spice

This is a tasty alternative to the banana pancake recipe, with the same nutritional profile and makes a great breakfast. The blended raisins bring a texture that I really like – enjoy! (If you need around 600kcals for breakfast, make enough for another pancake)

1. Throw everything in a blender and blitz until smooth.

2. Put a small pan on a low heat with a splash of oil/butter/low kcal spray, once the pan’s hot enough pour in around 1/3 of the mixture and give it a couple of minutes on each side until nicely browned. Sprinkle with splenda for extra sweetness, and tuck in knowing that Onemorerep made the same pancakes all the way over in NYC for $5 a plate!

Cut the yolks for a low fat/lower calories option, or reduce the oats to 1/4 cup to bring it down to around 26g if dieting with low carbs, (I would cut to 3 eggs if using so little oats to avoid an ‘omlettey’ texture)

(Generic photo)

(http://www.chguentherfs.com/Recipes/RecipeImage.php?RecipeID=1279&Extension=2&Medium=1&Type=RecipeImage&UseDefaultImage=1)

(Eggs: 15 for £1.35 Aldi, Rolled Oats: 1kg for £0.60 Aldi, Raisins: 500g for £0.98p Sainsbury’s, Cinnamon 100g £0.49 (most Asian food stores)



If you want to go really low carb, blend egg whites, cottage cheese, vanilla protein powder and cook like pancakes.  Add whatever spices you like to batter (vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond extract...) or even some canned pumpkin.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 22, 2013, 03:08:34 AM
Typical trip to Aldi
3.15  Chicken breasts (approx.. 1.5lbs)
1.79 Bag Spinach leaves 9 oz.
3.29 Fage Yogurt 17.5 oz.
3.69 Fugi Apples 3lbs
2.79 Navel Oranges 3lbs
.49 Avocados
1.19 Dried Cranberries 6oz
.84-1.29 Eggs 1 dozen
.99 Baby Carrots 1 lb.
5.99 Turkey Breasts 20 oz.
2.49 Frozen Blueberries 1 lb.
1.99 Goat Cheese 6 oz.
1.29 Fresh Broccoli 1 lb
1.29 Fresh Cauliflower 1 lb.
2.99 3 Bag bell peppers – red, orange, yellow





That's still a very cheap shop, with lots of great ingredients in that basket.

12 eggs in your Aldi is .84-1.29??? That makes, 15 eggs cheaper where you live???

15 eggs at my local Aldi works out to around $2

(Correct me if i'm missing something obvious here lol!)

On a side note though Princess, I buy most, if not all of my ingredients from the 'basic' or 'value' range if I shop outside of Aldi. In most scenarios, that cuts the price by almost half on the supermarkets regular range.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 22, 2013, 03:46:45 AM
8. Tuna & Horseradish Patties – 3 for £0.84/$1.27
(35g protein, 17g carbs, 3.5g fat, 400 kcals)

What you’ll need: 185g/1 tin tuna flakes, 2 eggs, ¼ cup rolled oats, large tablespoon of horseradish sauce, ½ onion, 1 clove garlic, ½ juice of a lemon, pinch of dried mixed herbs, salt & pepper.

Another 5 minute recipe that would make a tasty low carb & low fat snack. Add rice/sweet potato on the side to make this a complete meal.

Over the years, I’ve not found many ways to make a cheap of tuna something to look forward, but this is definitely one of them!
 
1. Drain the tuna and try to get the flakes as dry as possible. Dice half an onion as fine as you can get it, along with the garlic and add all 3 ingredients into a bowl.

2. Add all of the remaining ingredients and fold/whisk it all together until you get a semi-wet 'omelet mixture'. Heat a regular frying pan with a drop of oil (you don't want the pan too hot) and simply spoon the mixture to form 3 patties in the pan.

3. A few minutes on each side will do, as only the onion and egg need to cook through - be careful they don't stick.

Add spinach, or any small leaf to the mixture for extra goodness & fiber, or serve with rice for a complete meal that's still under $1.50/£1.

(Generic photo)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mRBEQLjG304/TajRmKRmnUI/AAAAAAAAIJs/oXxlwgyyos8/s1600/tuna+burgers+frying.jpg)

(Tuna: £0.49 Asda, Eggs: 15 for £1.35 Aldi, Onions 1kg £0.63 Tesco, Garlic 3 cloves £0.49 Tesco, Horseradish £0.51 per jar Sainsbury’s, dried mixed herbs £0.19 per pot Asda)


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 23, 2013, 04:21:26 AM
9. ChocBanana Protein Pancakes – 77p/$1
(30g protein, 35g carbs, 20g fat, 440 kcals)

What you’ll need: 1 banana, 4 whole eggs, ½ cup dry oats, level teaspoon cocoa powder (sweetener once cooked if you need it)

This is pretty much the same recipe as the banana pancakes, but I added cocoa this morning and they were THE best 'fitness' food i've eaten for breakfast - I just had to share  

1. Simply throw everything in a blender and blitz until smooth and put a small pan on a low heat with a splash of oil/butter/low kcal spray. Pour in around 1/3 of the mixture once the pan’s hot and give it a few minutes on each side until nicely browned.

Sprinkle with sweetner and try to eat them slowly. This would actually make an amazing desert, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Cut the yolks for a low fat/lower calories option, or reduce the oats to 1/4 cup to bring it down to around 26g if dieting with low carbs. If you need 600kcals for breakfast, make enough for another pancake!

Should look something like this:

(http://www.flaviliciousfitness.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Cadbury-Creme-Egg-chocolate-pancakes-Photos-2.jpg)

(Eggs: 15 for £1.35 Aldi, Rolled Oats: 1kg for £0.60 Aldi, Bananas: 8 for £0.69p Aldi, Cocoa: £1.00 medium box Asda)



Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 23, 2013, 07:08:07 AM
This is a cool thread, I'm making those pancakes tomorrow.

I shop at Aldi too LargeCyp!

Hahaha, yes you are a sensible man P.I.P!


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 24, 2013, 06:29:16 AM
As promised!

10. Simple Tuna, Egg & Potato Tapas – £0.99p/$1.50
(45g protein, 17g carbs, 15g fat, 440 kcals)

What you’ll need: 1 tin tuna, 2 whole eggs, 1/4 onion, 2 tomatoes, 1 cup new potatoes (could even use canned), tablespoon white vinegar, tablespoon olive oil, tablespoon lemon juice, 1 clove garlic, salt & pepper.

I first came across this Tapas recipe when we were served it alongside our drinks & fresh bread in Mijas, Spain.
My wife commented on how simple yet delicious it was, and we pretty much worked out the ingredients by taste.
Makes a great lunch to take to work, works well with rice on the side, or even a cheap way to brighten up a dinner party/meal if you have friends over.


1. If you are using fresh potatoes simply boil the potatoes until soft, and the eggs until hard boiled (hard yolks needed) quarter the potatoes and removed the skins and discard, also quarter the eggs and leave both in the bowl/container you are going to eat from.

2. Dice the onion up very small, and cut the tomatoes into eights (small triangle pieces), roughly chop the garlic and add these ingredients into the same bowl as the potatoes & egg.

3. Drain all the water/oil from the tuna until it’s pretty dry and then simply spoon the tuna into the rest of the ingredients and turn in over a few times gently (try not to break up the eggs/potatoes too much).

4. Lastly add the olive oil, white vinegar, and lemon juice along with the salt/pepper and mixed herbs and fold it all together.

5. Leave this mixture at room temperature for an hour for maximum taste! (If you’ve refridgerated overnight – let it warm up to room temp before eating).

This is delicious scooped up with fresh bread!

Should look something like this:

(http://www.nerjatoday.com/nerjanews/wp-content/uploads/Tapas-Mar-y-Sala.jpg)

(Eggs: 15 for £1.35 Aldi, Tuna £0.49 Asda, New Potatoes: £0.79 500g Aldi, Lemons: 3 for £0.49 Tesco, Garlic 3 cloves for £0.49 Tesco, Tomatoes: 500g £0.95 Asda, Vinegar: £0.48 per pint Asda)


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 29, 2013, 04:16:39 AM
11. Reeces Style Protein Ice Cream – 90p/$1.36
(42g protein, 17g carbs, 22g fat, 410 kcals)

What you’ll need: 1 tub (300g) low fat cottage cheese, 2 generous tablespoons peanut butter, 1 tablespoon sweetener, 1 teaspoon cocoa powder, 1/4 glass milk

This low fat/low sugar ice cream couldn't be any easier, and makes the ideal night time treat. For those who are not a fan of the taste of cottage cheese, as a protein source, you literally can't make it taste any better than this.

Note: Due to the low fat content, this ice cream becomes very solid if left to freeze too long. I usually check on it a couple of time and when it's solid enough I'll stuff it down right away. If you do freeze it overnight - just take it out for a while and leave to thaw before tucking in. You could add 1 tablespoon of vodka/rum to the mix before freezing, which will keep it soft.

1. Simply throw all of the above ingredients into a blender/small puree blender and blitz until smooth as you can get it.

2. Pour into small container and freeze for around 100-120 mins.

Should look something like this:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_jyJr_Pw7NzA/TCQOsYo5faI/AAAAAAAAA0A/06GGNlvoNlY/s1600/june10+024.JPG)

(Cottage Cheese: 300g for £0.65 Aldi, PB: £0.62 a jar Sainsbury's, Cocoa: £1.00 a box Asda, Sweetener: £1.00 per jar Aldi)

Coming up: Raspberry Ripple flavour....




Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 29, 2013, 07:33:50 AM
12. Raspberry Ripple Protein Ice Cream – 73p/$1.10
(35g protein, 35g carbs, 3g fat, 310 kcals)

What you’ll need: 1 tub (300g) low fat cottage cheese, 1 tablespoon sweetener, 4 drops/1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence, 1 generous tablespoon raspberry jam, 1/4 glass milk.

Again, this low fat/low sugar ice cream is so easy to put together, and makes a refreshing change to the usual night time protein shake.

Note: Due to the low fat content, this ice cream becomes very solid if left to freeze too long. I usually check on it a couple of time and when it's solid enough I'll stuff it down right away. If you do freeze it overnight - just take it out for a while and leave to thaw before tucking in. You could add 1 tablespoon of vodka/rum to the mix before freezing, which will keep it soft.

1. Keep the jam to one side, and throw the rest of the ingredients into a blender/small puree blender - blitz until it's smooth as you can manage.

2. Pour into the container you will use for freezing, then simply scoop a large tablespoon of raspberry jam and swirl it into the mixture (don't mix it, as you won't get any ripples through the ice cream). Freeze for around 100-120 mins.

Should look something like this:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mjakBiIGYL8/TcwSeJM3B4I/AAAAAAAAAKw/3GXKeTLYaFo/s1600/DSC03127.JPG)

(Cottage Cheese: 300g for £0.65 Aldi, Raspberry Jam: £0.90 jar Sainsbury's, Sweetener: £1.00 per jar Aldi, Vanilla Essence: £1.04 40ml, Tesco)

Enjoy bros!


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: RJ DRIVER on May 30, 2013, 12:21:45 PM
This is great thanks!


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 30, 2013, 02:01:03 PM
This is great thanks!

No worries brother, plenty more to come!


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: BigCyp on May 31, 2013, 01:03:44 AM
13. Big Mac Pasta – 90p/$1.37
(42g protein, 55g carbs, 28g fat, 640 kcals)

What you’ll need: 150g ground beef, ½ small onion, 75g pasta, 2 slices burger cheese, ½ cup lettuce, 2 tablespoons mayo, 1 tablespoon French dressing, 1 teaspoon ketchup, ½ teaspoon vinegar, ½ teaspoon salt.

Sure, you can buy the real thing for about $3 in MacDonald’s, but where’s the fun in that? Plus, this pasta twist on the original sandwich is easy to put together, with nearly double the protein, and a 1/3 less fat for half the price!

1. Throw the pasta in a pan with boiling water and pinch of salt.

2. While the pasta’s cooking, fry up the ground beef in a pan with a drop of oil, breaking it down as much as you can. While the meat is simmering, chop up half an onion as small as you can get it (the tinier the better!).

3. Drain the excess fat from the cooked beef (rinse also if you prefer less fat) then return to the heat and add the chopped onion, stirring until the onion’s just about cooked.

4. By now your pasta should be cooked, so drain the excess water and leave to one side. Chop up around a cup of lettuce, nice thin strips just like the bistro chefs at Mcd’s. Also cut your 2 burger cheese slices into small squares.

5. To make the ‘Big Mac Sauce’ simple mix the mayo, French dressing, vinegar, ketchup and salt in a small cup and keep to one side also.

6. Chuck the cooked pasta in a bowl and stir in the ground beef. Throw the cheese squares in and give it a stir, then microwave for 30 seconds to melt the cheese.

7. Sprinkle the lettuce on top, douse in your own homemade Big Mac Sauce, and enjoy!

Charles Ramsey Approved:

(http://atlantablackstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Charles-Ramsey.jpg)

(Ground Beef: £3.00 for 1kg Asda, Cheese: 10 slices £1.00 Sainsbury’s, Pasta: £0.39 500g Sainsbury’s, Mayo £1.00 500g Sainsbury’s, French Dressing £0.89 250g Sainsbury’s, Onion 4p each Sainsbury’s, Lettuce £1 Sainsbury’s)



Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: DroppingPlates on June 19, 2013, 08:34:41 AM
Enough eggs, chicken thighs, broccoli, potatoes, bananas & oats for a whole week for $49.45, so that's about $1.18 for a meal (6 meals/day), not bad!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNctsEFp7Zs


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: SamoanIrishman on October 25, 2013, 01:32:04 PM
This thread is awesome.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: DroppingPlates on October 25, 2013, 03:33:11 PM
This thread is awesome.

Thank you


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: RJ DRIVER on October 30, 2013, 01:03:05 PM

Genius


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: FitnessFrenzy on August 17, 2014, 03:13:29 AM
This next installment was inspired by a recipe on my sister's food blog, which I've amended a tad to up the protein content. With protein comes extra pennies, however at 24p a burger I'm sure no one will be complaining to the moderators!

2. Egg, Carrot, & Kidney Bean burgers with a hint of curry  - £0.64p/ 98 cents (makes 4)
(35g protein, 44g carbs, 12g fat, 600 kcals/150 per patty)

What you'll need: 1 can of red kidney beans, 2 eggs (whole), 1 large carrot, 1 sm onion, heaped teaspoon of hot curry powder, 1 tablespoon dry oats, sm handful coriander (optional) salt/pepper to taste.

 1. Drain the can of beans and rinse thoroughly in cold water (gets rid of gloopy 'tinny' taste) throw them in a small pan and cover with boiling water and simmer for 10 minutes to soften them.
 
2. While they are boiling, finely chop the onion, grate the carrot, and add coriander and curry powder with a little salt and pepper. Saute in a frying pan with a little oil/butter/no kcal spray and stir until the onion softens (usually 4-5 mins) and remove from heat.
 
3. Once the beans have softened, drain away all the liquid and add to a bowl along with the carrot and onions. At this point add 2 egg whites, 2 whole eggs, and a large tablespoon of oats. Mash it all together with a fork/potato masher until you have a smoothish consistency
 
4. Heat a drop of oil in a pan on a medium heat, and spoon the mixture into 4 large patties (at this point you'll need to keep 'shaping' the patties for 30 seconds so they hold their shape). Cook each side for around 5 minutes on each side until browned/your sure the egg's cooked (handle gently while turning!).

5. Serve hot with your favourite complex carbohydrates - you could even bake a few sweet potatoes and have Pat Banya round for tea!  ;D (I just eat all 4 four on their own with some hot sauce)

My sisters version:

(http://oursouthend.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/20130406-204546.jpg?w=700)

(Eggs: £1.35 for 15 - Aldi, Kidney Beans 21p Sainsbury/Tesco, Carrot 8p loose Sainsbury, Onion 8p loose Sainsbury, Oil 5p, Oats 2p)


I have to try this one!


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: Country Guy on August 24, 2014, 07:27:20 PM
I will try out some of these recipes - thank you BigCyp.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: Country Guy on September 07, 2014, 03:22:28 PM
I've made the banana & raisin pancakes several times so far & really like them. Tomorrow I plan to try out the kidney bean burgers   :)


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: TEH boob on October 14, 2014, 04:20:49 PM
I made the kidney bean curry burgers!!! They were amazing. I cooked in coconut oil, and my roommate had the idea to dip it in soy sauce. They reminded me a bit of scallion pancakes.

I loved them. Definitely making them again. I served with roasted rainbow carrots and multicolor marble potatoes.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: Davidtheman100 on June 12, 2015, 08:55:04 PM
This was actually quite interesting


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: ritch on June 12, 2015, 09:10:27 PM
This was actually quite interesting

Good bump.

I used to eat pancakes as described here all the time. How the hell could I have forgotten about them? Plus, they're good to eat cold,  you can pack them in a cooler and eat later on, no problem.


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: pep on January 01, 2016, 12:00:00 PM
Damn! I'm loving these meal ideas!! Deffo trying that breakfast pancakes tomorrow!!!


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: The Wizard of Truth on October 03, 2016, 03:12:48 PM
We need more big cyp


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: DroppingPlates on October 03, 2016, 03:15:30 PM
We need more big cyp

He's on a permanent business trip to Cyprus, hope he's doing well :)


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: d0nny2600 on October 04, 2016, 01:11:24 AM
BigCyp was a good guy


Title: Re: BigCyps Frugal Fitness - Part one: BB Meals for under £1 / $1.50
Post by: The Wizard of Truth on October 04, 2016, 10:22:44 AM
Did he died?