I'm trying to gain some weight to build muscle. I found that quinoa is a good source of protein; it's a "pseudograin" that's supposedly a complete protein.
My current diet is as follows:
For breakfast, I try to have an egg everyday, along with a bowl of oatmeal (or cream of wheat) and perhaps a whole grain english muffin with cottage cheese. I also take my GNC MegaMen vitamins at this time.
Then at work I might have a banana as a snack. Then for lunch have a sandwich (tuna or peanut butter/jelly) in whole grain bread plus a diced fruit cup. As a later snack, I might have a kashi cereal bar or trail mix bar. After work, have a piece of fruit as a snack along with some nuts (love 'em).
Then work out, have a protein shake, and finally have dinner (I know, kind of late). Dinner would include some type of meat, hopefully some sauteed veggies, and either rice, quinoa, or whole grain tortilla bread. Occasionally I'll have pasta for dinner or fish.
During recent workout days, however, I've been eating dinner first, having 1 scoop creatine, work out, have another scoop creatine, and then a protein shake.
Since I began working out, the only regular supplement I've taken is protein powder (right after working out). I've tried 4ever Fit whey, Nitrotech Hardcore, Pro-NOS, GNC basic whey, and currently Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard whey. Last time I went to GNC, the salesman was adamant about Wheybolic Extreme and convinced me to buy it. Additionally, I just started taking creatine. I began with Creadrive and finished that within a week due to loading, and I just picked up Cell-Tech Hardcore.