The off season is approaching, and it's time to build some lean mass that you may have lost during your last cutting phase. Some people don't take off seasons and sticking to a strict diet year round. I'm not one of those people. I prefer to lean out my diet around the first of the year until June or so and try to get as lean as possible while not sacrificing muscle mass. Typically after vacation I start implementing a clean, carb/protein heavy diet into my life. I have "dirty" bulked in the past, and while that may put on some mass, I gained weight in areas that I really wasn't targeting I.E. stomach, love handles. I've compiled a grocery list and will be following it up with a meal prep guide. I typically meal prep for a 5 day work week, with some extra rice and chicken cooked for my quick, post workout meals. It's a very inexpensive way to bulk and the recipes are about as simple as it gets. This grocery trip costs me roughly $70. That's if we are out of the items we buy bulk. We keep an eye our for chicken/turkey on sale, stock up and freeze it for down the road. We also buy rice in bulk so we aren't buying it every grocery trip!
Lean Bulk Grocery List
I'll be throwing in some optional choices/additions that you can also implement into your list/meals.
4lbs Chicken breasts (boneless, skinless) * I prefer non frozen but its your choice *
4lbs Ground Turkey
2.5lb bag white rice
2 Dozen Eggs
2 Quarts Cottage Cheese
2 Gallons of Milk
3 Cans Low Sodium Black Beans (optional)
2 Broccoli crowns (Optional)
4 Large Sweet Potatoes
6 Cans Of Chunk Light/Flavored Packets of tuna
Jug of favorite salsa
Frank's Red Hot
Natural Peanut/Almond Butter (Optional)