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Best Meal Provider for Bodybuilders

POSTED ON Jul 04, 2022
# NAME DELIVERY LOCATIONSAVG MEAL COST
NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, SA$8.65
NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA$11.80
NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, SA, WA$8.99
NSW, VIC, QLD$9.95
NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, SA, TAS$9.50
Best Meal Provider for Bodybuilders

Welcome to Mealprep’s guide to the best bodybuilding meal delivery services in Australia.

Bodybuilding takes a tremendous amount of effort in the gym, and of course, we know food is a huge part of it all too.

But trying to find the best bodybuilding meals, recipes and the like can be a challenge. You’re probably already tired and time-poor, so cooking isn’t an option. OR, your coach assigned you a diet but you plain suck at cooking (I can relate).

Maybe you want cleaner meals without the fancy flavours or sauces the more traditional ‘fitness’ meals have, or maybe you want to really customise your ingredients as you bulk, maintain or cut.

The solution to pretty much all your problems that’ll save you time, money and enhance your bodybuilding efforts in the gym? Using the services of a bodybuilding meal delivery provider.


With so many meal delivery providers offering bodybuilding meals in Australia, which is going to help you achieve your bodybuilding goals the fastest and most effectively? Stay tuned, we have the answers.

OK but I don’t want to read the whole article, which is THE BEST bodybuilding meal delivery provider? 

It’s a fascinating read, so we reckon you should keep on cracking on. But, if you want to know our top recommendation, the best of the best bodybuilding meal delivery providers in Sydney, Melbourne and the rest of Australia… 

Food 4 Fitness.

Check out any bodybuilding forum (like the popular Aussie Muscle Asylum) and most bodybuilders will tell you Food4Fitness is their go-to provider to reach their fitness goals.

What’s great about Food4Fitness and why it’s the best choice for bodybuilders is because of its custom meal builder, and its cooked bulk meat offering. 

You can really tailor your meals to your own macros and goals, because as we know, bodybuilding and how much your body needs to consume is a hugely individual thing. 

But more on that later.

The List of the Best Bodybuilding Meal Delivery Services

If you’re a bodybuilder, Mealprep has put together a list of the top 5 Australian bodybuilding meal providers serving delicious and healthy meals to help you choose the right one for you and your needs.

Whether you’re after meals for fat loss or low-calorie meals while shredding, or high-calorie meals as you bulk, the below providers all offer great-tasting, high-quality ingredient meals for your bodybuilding goals.

How’d we make this list?

We based our list on the following criteria:

⚖️ Macro split: what’s the average macro split of the meals?

🥩 Protein customisation: can you choose how much protein (grams)?

📍 Delivery locations: where in Australia do they deliver?

💰 Average cost per meal: what’s the average cost per meal?

📅 Subscription required: does the provider ask you to subscribe in order to purchase 

We’ve also put together a bunch of handy tips about a bodybuilding diet, including the types of food commonly found in the diet, things to consider before starting a bodybuilding diet and a whole lot more.

1. Food 4 Fitness

AVERAGE MACROS: N/A – can truly build your own!

PROTEIN CUSTOMISATION: Yes

DELIVERY LOCATIONS: NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, SA

AVG MEAL COST: $8.65

SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED: No

As mentioned, check out any Aussie bodybuilding forum and you’ll see that Food 4 Fitness is the go-to prepared meals provider in the bodybuilding community. Delivering across most of Australia (barring NT and WA), what’s great about Food 4 Fitness for bodybuilders is how easily you can customise your meals.

Most ready-made meal providers allow customisation – but not to the same extent as Food 4 Fitness, especially when it comes to serving size and in particular, protein amount.

They also offer a custom meal builder where you can choose your protein, carb, vegetables and even sauce, along with how many grams of each! Or, you can choose pre-made meals that are either 250g for ‘weight loss’, 350g for ‘maintenance’ and 450g meals for ‘weight gain’.

ALSO, checkout their bulk packs, which allow you to mix and match a variety of proteins, carbohydrates and vegetables, to create your meals your own way. It’s a pretty excellent service, and possibly the most customisable ready-made meal provider on the market.

Example meals: Jamaican jerk spiced chicken drummettes, singapore chicken noodles and mild mango chicken curry

2. Macros

AVERAGE MACROS: 45g protein, 40 carbs, 20g fat

PROTEIN CUSTOMISATION: No

DELIVERY LOCATIONS: NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA

AVG MEAL COST: $11.80

SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED: Yes

Macros is another crowd fave in the bodybuilding community with plenty of high-protein meals to choose from. They offer everyday plans, family plans, weight loss plans and even plant-based plans.

For the bodybuilders – they have sculpt, perform and gain plans, depending on your goals. On the gain plan, meals are high-protein and carbo-loaded to help you achieve your bodybuilding goals.

What’s cool about Macros is you have options to choose from dairy free, paleo, no added wheat, and even plant-based while on the gain plan.

You do have to subscribe to a plan with Macros, but you can pause or cancel at any time. Interestingly, Macros don’t explicitly state their delivery areas, they do cover most metropolitan areas including Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane.

Example meals: Roo bowl with fresh herbed mash, naked beef fajitas and mexican rice, and jalapeno turkey with broccoli rice.

 

3. My Muscle Chef

AVERAGE MACROS: 45g protein, 50g carbs, 15g fat

PROTEIN CUSTOMISATION: No

DELIVERY LOCATIONS: NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, SA, WA

AVG MEAL COST: $8.99

SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED: Yes – but cancel any time

My Muscle Chef has several ready-made meal options for bodybuilders, including muscle gain and performance. When choosing muscle gain as a meal plan, for example, it asks your gender and how often you work out per week to customise your meal plan. You can then choose between 20, 24 or 28 meals per week.

Say you’re a female who works out 4+ times a week – MMC’s muscle gain meal plan would see you at around 2,500-2,700 cals per day with 200g+ of protein, roughly 220g of carbs and around 80g of fat.

The plan comes with set meals, but you can swap out the meals to suit your taste preferences, including protein type, the amount of carbs you want and if you have any dietary requirements (like gluten-free).

MMC is great as well because you can find meals stocked in stores like IGAs, Romeos, even some petrol stations and more. While you do need to subscribe to MMC, you can cancel at any time.

Example meals: Creamy tomato chicken fettuccine, chia crusted salmon with soy glaze, crumbed chicken with roast potatoes.

4. Foober

AVERAGE MACROS: 40g protein, 30g carbs, 20g fat

PROTEIN CUSTOMISATION: No

DELIVERY LOCATIONS: NSW, VIC, QLD

AVG MEAL COST: $9.95

SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED: No

Foober has several meal plan options, including a specific muscle builder plan. While its muscle builder plan doesn’t seem to be as high-protein or high-calorie as other provider muscle building plans (with Foober hovering around 105g of protein per day), the meals are certainly protein and carb dominant.

You don’t have to choose a muscle building meal plan either, you can simply choose a la carte to meet your unique diet needs.

Foober also offers keto meal plans, paleo meal plans, and specific meal plans based on a calorie calculator to help ensure you’re meeting your target calories for bodybuilding.

Example meals: Miso Glazed Salmon with Pesto Zucchini Noodles, Creamy Chicken Mushroom Penne and Saucy Grilled Chicken Quesadilla

5. Workout Meals

AVERAGE MACROS: 45g protein, 40g carbs, 20g fat

PROTEIN CUSTOMISATION: No

DELIVERY LOCATIONS: NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, SA, TAS

AVG MEAL COST: $9.50

SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED: No

As its name suggests, Workout Meals is designed for fitness enthusiasts in mind, with several different fitness-related meal plans – including muscle gain. When you select the muscle gain meal plan, you then fill out certain details like gender, activity level, and how many meals you want per week. For a female who is very active, you’re looking at a diet of around 2000 calories per day, including 150g protein, 160g carbs and 70g fat on average.

Workout Meals also offers Transformation Programs like Male Muscle Gain and Female Tone & Sculpt. For example, the Male Muscle Gain diet for men is a customised training nutrition program designed for males of all fitness levels who are looking to achieve lean gains, muscle growth and high calorie meals for bulking.

Meals from Workout Meals are tasty, and delivery is fast (and free if you subscribe)

Example meals: healthy chicken pad thai, Feta & Almond Chicken with Sweet Potato Fries and Turkey Mince Poke Bowl

Ally Burnie
Ally Burnie
Journalist, presenter and host based in Sydney with a passion for cooking, outdoor adventures, hiking, humanitarianism, and travel.

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Ally Burnie
Ally Burnie
Journalist, presenter and host based in Sydney with a passion for cooking, outdoor adventures, hiking, humanitarianism, and travel.