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3 Mass-Gain Recipes for the Alpha Athlete, Pt. 4

Posted June 11, 2015 by

Intro by Coach B: Continuing our bulking recipe series from last week (see part 1 here, part 2 here and part 3 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

Coach Tracy here again! I must say, despite being hard-gainers, you are some pretty lucky guys. This is now a total of 12 recipes for you, and still one more part on the way! 12 recipes and a whole lot more gains. I don’t think there’s a single hard-gainer blog out there with recipes that taste as good as these. Lots of them are either generic or pretty gross. I wouldn’t want to eat a pound of potatoes and beef stew meat OR cottage cheese mixed with fruity yogurt. Yuck.

I also say you’re lucky because I’m not a hard gainer and I can’t make this fantastic food fit my measly macros. Maybe if Coach B allows it, I’ll bulk hard during the winter and give these a try. 😉

Remember gents, eating a pound of chicken and broccoli every two hours is not going to get you the HUGE results you’re looking for. I imagine after your fourth hour, you will be sick of food anyway if you tried to eat that way. These recipes are packed with flavor AND low volume which will make you wish you doubled the recipe.

Here’s a tip for you guys, especially if you’re the type that works all day and uses the “I don’t have time to cook” excuse: pick ONE day out of the week, do your shopping, and just make a bunch of food for the week. A lot of the recipes can be made in bulk and will taste even better the next day or two. The only exception would be the shake recipes, previous pizza fries, and these “tatchos” here.

Alright guys, no more time for games. Only GAINZ.

Hard-Gainer Recipe #10: Frank’s “Tatchos”

Frank’s “Tatchos” hard-gainer recipe for muscle gain fitnessMacros: 58g fat, 74g carbs, 49g protein
Total calories: 1,046

  • 230g Ore-Ida extra crispy tater tots
  • 84g Kraft Velveeta made with 2% milk
  • 60g La Preferida diced green chiles
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 4oz Jennie-O 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 tsp Mrs. Dash Mexican blend
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 58g Pace chunky mild salsa
  • 40g sour cream
  • 28g Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • Pickled jalapeños (optional)

Bake tater tots according to package.

Saute ground turkey in Pam for about 5 minutes. Just before cooked, added a splash of water, Mrs. Dash, salt, pepper, and salsa. Reduce to simmer, cook another 5 minutes.

Combine Velveeta, milk, and green chiles in a medium-sized microwavable bowl. Heat in microwave for about 3 minutes or until cheese is fully melted, stirring occasionally.

Stir together cream cheese and sour cream in a small bowl.

Put the baked tots in a bowl. Top with ground turkey, cheese sauce, sour cream mixture, and pickled jalapeños.

Hard-Gainer Recipe #11: Bangin’ BAP Orange Chicken

Bangin' BAP Orange Chicken hard-gainer recipe for muscle gain fitnessMacros: 33g fat, 108g carbs, 49g protein
Total calories: 897

  • 168g Perdue lightly breaded chicken chunks
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 6g corn starch
  • 6floz orange juice
  • 35g Smucker’s orange marmalade
  • 28g butter, salted
  • 50g red bell pepper, minced

Bake chicken chunks according to package. While those are baking, combine ingredients from soy sauce up until the marmalade in a shallow pan.

Cook rice according to package directions.

When the chicken is done baking, heat the orange sauce over medium high heat, stirring constantly to prevent clumping until the sauce is thick and bubbly. Add in butter, one tablespoon at a time until the sauce is glossy. Add the baked chicken to sauce and toss to coat.

Top cooked white rice with orange chicken and garnish red pepper.

Hard-Gainer Recipe #12: Strawberry Cheesecake Shake

Strawberry Cheesecake Shake hard-gainer recipe for muscle gain fitnessMacros: 32g fat, 102g carbs, 36g protein
Total calories: 820

  • 26g PopTart, frosted strawberry flavor
  • 18g graham cracker crumbs, divided
  • 66g Breyer’s vanilla icecream
  • 28g Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1 scoop Dymatize Elite protein powder, vanilla flavor
  • 100g T. Marzetti fruit glaze for strawberries
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 5g Reddi-Whip

Add PopTart and half graham cracker crumbs to blender, pulverize. Add in rest of ingredients up to whole milk. Top with Reddi-Whip and remaining graham cracker crumbs.

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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