7 Post workout meals to maximize your workout routine
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7 Post workout meals to maximize your workout routine

Hands up if you’re the 50% that’s exiting Phase 1 as a lean mean fitness machine! We know so many of you have been taking this lockdown time to workout and get healthy, and that’s really only half the work. As the old saying goes “we are what we eat” and to get in tip-top shape, we’ll have to accompany that workout routine with the right diet! That doesn’t have to mean eating plain baked chicken breast every meal..  

We’ve specially rounded up several post workout meal recipes that are naturally high in proteins and fiber, yet still tastes delicious so you don’t have to compromise your tastebuds to get that rocking bod!  

 

So what are you waiting for? Meal preparation has never been easier! If you do cook up any of these healthy recipes, we would  love to have a look at your healthy creations (tag us @theopenpansg)!

 

In the meantime, download our IOS application here for easy access to recipes! 

 

1. Chicken parmesan zucchini boats

Photo Credits: TheWholesomeDish

Zucchini boats are naturally low in carbohydrates and high in proteins so they make a fantastic post workout meal! This recipe only takes 10 minutes to prepare and 45 minutes to cook. The sauteed ground chicken brings out an earthiness and compliments the dug out zucchini very nicely, furthermore the addition of the mozzarella and Parmesan turn this recipe into a cheese lover’s dream!   

Check out this recipe from the wholesome dish: https://www.thewholesomedish.com/chicken-parmesan-zucchini-boats/

2. Slow cooked salmon with chickpeas and greens

Photo Credits: InquiringChef

Salmon and other seafood dishes are naturally packed with lots of protein and are low in fats, making salmon a perfect food for muscle recovery. This slow cooking method actually is more flexible since you don’t need to take the salmon out exactly after 30 minutes but the salmon still retains the tenderness and aroma that you’d expect out of a wonderfully cooked salmon dish. A dish we’d highly recommend!

 

Check out Jess’s recipe at: https://inquiringchef.com/slow-cooked-salmon-chickpeas-greens/

 

3.Quick mexican tuna salad

Photo Credits: Avocado Pesto

The meal preparation for this recipe only takes 20 minutes and since it’s a salad, there’s no need to cook! All that’s needed is a big bowl and a cutting board and you’re set to go! Also, none of the ingredients need to be refrigerated so you can literally prepare this meal on the go. The spices and the tuna compliment each other very nicely and the contrasting flavors simply burst in every mouthful giving you that needed post workout protein boost that you crave! We can’t wait to try it ourselves!

Hop on over to AvocadoPesto’s website for the full recipe now at: https://avocadopesto.com/quick-mexican-tuna-salad/

4. Tri-color vegetarian-stuffed peppers

Did you know quinoa (or tri-colored peppers) are actually completely made of plant based protein? This means that they provide all the 8  recommended essential amino acids for human health! The brown rice as well, helps to lower overall levels of cholesterol and and is high in fibre, overall making this an excellent post workout meal. 

 

Hop on over to https://www.myfoodandfamily.com/recipe/060958/tri-color-vegetarian-stuffed-peppers to check out this recipe today!

 

5. Steak and bean burrito bowl

Photo Credits: GimmieDelicious

As we go deeper into healthy meal prep recipes, here’s one you can’t miss: Who doesn’t love a good old steak and beans recipe! We felt our tummies growl when we were writing this because the steak looked so good…the vegetables and steaks can be chopped and marinated ahead of time so you only have to throw them on the grill when you’re ready to dig in. Also, you can enjoy these bowls hot or cold, either way they both taste so delicious! 

Refer to https://gimmedelicious.com/better-than-chipotle-homemade-steak-burrito-bowls/ for the full recipe! 

6. One-Pan Autumn Chicken Roast

Photo Credits: Tasty

This is a super simple and straightforward one-pan recipe! This delectable autumn chicken roast contains loads of nutritious and yummy ingredients like sweet potato, brussels sprouts and even apples. Since this recipe is one-pan, it makes the preparation and clean-up extremely convenient, good for when you are already tired after working out! You can easily customise and switch up the ingredients in it for veggies that you prefer.

Refer to this recipe by Tasty at https://tasty.co/recipe/one-pan-autumn-chicken-roast !

7. Zucchini Tumeric Salmon Cake

Photo Credits: Bucket List Tummy

These zucchini tumeric salmon cakes are the perfect food for a quick and easy healthy dinner. It is packed full of protein and healthy fats. It’s not only a great dish on its own, but perfect between a bun for a yummy salmon burger! This recipe is even better as it sneaks in veggies into the salmon patties and makes it much more palatable for kids! These patties can be prepared in larger batches and kept frozen for an even faster meal prep.

Check out the recipe by Bucket List Tummy at https://www.bucketlisttummy.com/turmeric-zucchini-salmon-patties/!

We all want to achieve maximum results and benefits to our bodies when we workout, so taking note of our post workout meals is equally important as exercising. These highly nutritious, foods for muscle recovery we’ve brought to you will ensure your body is well-fed and you’re getting all the protein and fiber you need to maximise that workout! 

We hope you will enjoy these 7 post-workout recipes that we have prepared, and do tag us @theopenpansg on Instagram when you attempt these meals!

Download our IOS app here to easily save, shop and refer to these great recipes!

“Remember to tag us on @theopenpansg if you try any of these recipes, we’d love to see your creations. Want to get these recipes, shop for ingredients directly and get all ingredients needed delivered to your doorstep? Check out The Open Pan mobile app here.”
Lucas
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