OK I'm ready for a meal plan.. but I suck at cooking, and the kitchen in general. Please help

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    Jan 17, 2011 2:55 AM GMT
    Ok realjockers. I am looking for cost effective good food to eat on a daily basis. My current diet is all ham and cheeese, or egg ham cheese sandwiches, breakfast tacos, pbj, chicken, veggies and milk.. and too much pizza. I want to start following a stricter more nutritious diet. I need about 2500 calories a day, with a high percentage of protein intake like 55%.

    Any food/meal suggestions greatly appreciated. My knowledge of cooking is nothing more than basic.
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    Jan 19, 2011 12:23 AM GMT
    You don't need to be a whiz in the kitchen. I'm single and don't like to do a lot of work on food. The most important things are portion control and balance between protein, carbs and fat.

    On this site, and if you google around, you can find meal plans for various calorie levels.

    if you take me, for instance, right now I'm on about a 2400 cal diet to increase muscle mass. I work out mornings.

    Before weights, a full breakfast of nuked chicken bacon,nuked egg whites on toast.
    After workout, a protein shake made with skim milk and berries.
    Mid-morning, PB and an apple.
    Lunch, a big lean meat sandwich and a veg.
    Mid-afteroon snack, 1% cottage cheese and fruit.
    Dinner, lean meat, maybe some boiled brown rice, and veg.
    9 pm: another milk protein shake.

    Voila, 2400 cal., no muss, no fuss.
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    Jan 19, 2011 12:39 AM GMT
    Get a George Forman, when I kept myself to a strict diet it allowed me to cook my chicken quick and good, just marinade.
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    Jan 19, 2011 12:52 AM GMT
    foodnetwork.com has a lot of cheap, easy recipes that are also pretty fast.

    And from someone who's biggest hobby lately is cooking, the secret, is paying attention to what you are doing, be it measuring ingredients or baking something. Shut off and put away all distractions and you'll be fine.

    PS- homemade marinades rock.