3 Mass-Gain Recipes for the Alpha Athlete, Pt. 3

Posted June 1, 2015 by

Intro by Coach B: Continuing our bulking recipe series from last week (see part 1 here and part 2 here), this week’s installment includes 3 all-new recipes for your mass-gaining pleasure.

Article Series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5

What’s up all… Coach Tracy here! How has being a passenger on the “gain train” been treating you so far? Here we are, already on part 3 of our bulking recipes series, and luckily for you, I’ve created three new amazing recipes that are easy to make—and even more importantly—easy to eat!

Remember, these recipes are designed to fuel you for growth without making you explode out of your pants if you know what I mean. Why sit down and eat almost 9 cups of green beans when you can have just 2 cups of hash browns for the same amount of carbs and calories? If you’re a hardgainer, you have a fast metabolism, which is a blessing, so let’s use that to our advantage.

Sounds like a pretty good deal to me! OK, enough talk! Pick your fork back up and let the gainz begin.

Hard-Gainer Recipe #7: Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

Macros: 51g fat, 82g carbs, 61g protein
Total Calories: 1,029

  • 6oz boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 14g unsalted butter
  • 185g Essential Everyday frozen mixed vegetables (corn, Lima beans, peas, green beans, carrots)
  • 1/4 cup Campbell’s cream of chicken soup
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup Swanson chicken broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 70g Bisquick mix
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 28g shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking dish with greased foil.

Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Bake for 10 minutes on one side, flip and bake for another 8-10 minutes until juices run clear. Set aside to cool. When cooked, dice into one inch cubes. Lower oven to 400.

Add butter to saute pan, melt over medium heat. Add vegetables, saute until soft but not soggy. While those are cooking, in a medium bowl, combine cream of chicken, 1/4 cup milk, and chicken broth. Stir until smooth.

Add chicken and sauce to vegetable mixture, bring to a boil, reduce to simmer until thick, about 10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Place in greased 9″ pie plate or casserole dish.

For crust topping: Combine Bisquick, 1/3 cup milk and cheddar cheese with a fork until Bisquick is fully incorporated. Add the mixture on top of chicken and vegetables in clumps. Bake casserole at 400 for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Hard-Gainer Recipe #9: Pizza Fries

Macros: 48 fat, 97 carbs, 37 protein
Total Calories: 965

  • 336g Ore-Ida golden fries
  • 75g Kraft pizza blend shredded cheese
  • 28g Hormel original pepperoni slices
  • dried oregano, to taste
  • 1/2 cup Classico traditional pizza sauce
  • 5g Kraft parmesan, grated

Bake french fries according to package.

When fries are baked, place on a pizza pan covered with tin foil and sprayed with Pam. Top fries with a layer of cheese and scatter pepperoni slices on top. Sprinkle with oregano.

Place under broiler on high (leave the oven door open) until cheese is melted and pepperoni is crisped, about 10 minutes.

Place pizza sauce into small bowl and microwave according to directions. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Dip fries into pizza sauce. Devour.

Hard-Gainer Recipe #9: Caramel Apple Pie

Macros: 39g fat, 99g carbs, 35g protein
Total Calories: 859

  • 25g Jell-O butterscotch pudding mix
  • 31g Dymatize vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 132g Breyer’s vanilla ice cream
  • 89g Comstock apple pie filling
  • 2g Molly McButter flavor
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5g Reddi-Whip dairy whipped topping
  • dash of ground cinnamon

Combine all ingredients (except whipped cream and cinnamon) in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into tall glass, top with Reddi-Whip and cinnamon.

Want to learn more about how to train and eat for building muscle and strength naturally as a hard-gainer? Check out our coaching services for more information on programs we offer specializing in this unique type of athlete.

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