Because Your Time Matters: Post-Workout Meals in Under 15 Minutes
After the gym, the last thing I want to do is cook — I’m tired and sweaty and ordering takeout just seems easier. But
eating the right foods after a workout is essential since it helps the body repair and recover from the hard work it was just put through. Before you give up on the idea of having a healthy, homemade post-workout meal, take a look at these recipes. These meals are a great balance of protein and carbs and take around 15 minutes to prepare!
Herb Chicken-Tofu Burgers
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Curried Egg Salad
Whether spread between some whole wheat bread or topped on a bed of greens,
curried egg salad is a quick, healthy, and tasty meal to whip up.
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Spelt and Chickpea Salad
For days when you’re famished after a workout, mix up a big bowl of
vegetarian spelt and chickpea salad (it helps to have some precooked whole grains in the fridge). It’s a nice balance of fiber, protein, and antioxidants. If you’re not a fan of spelt, try this recipe for a chickpea, tomato, and feta salad instead.
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Grilled Shrimp Skewers
If you’re dead tired from the gym and the idea of cooking seems like a chore, it’s time to grill up some shrimp skewers — it takes all of five minutes! Check out these recipes for
Greek shrimp, tomato, and halloumi skewers and skewered shrimp with homemade mango marinade.
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Grilled or Baked Fish
Full of protein, vitamins, and omega-3s, fish makes an excellent post-workout meal; luckily it barely takes any time to prepare! The recipe variations are endless, too. Try these recipes for
pizza fish parmigiana, yellowfin tuna with fresh pineapple salsa, and cod topped with tomato peach salsa.
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Low-Calorie Black Bean Soup
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A healthy stir-fry is one of my favorite meals to make after a sweaty night at the gym. I throw together whatever veggies I have on hand and sometimes add tofu or lean chicken to the mix. Put that over a bowl of quinoa, and you’ve got yourself a complete meal! Check out this easy
recipe for a veggie quinoa stir-fry.
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