After you work out your body is drained of energy as well as nutrients that it needs to have replenished. By eating the proper foods after you get a good workout in you will find that you feel better and that you recover more quickly. While there are a lot of different foods to choose from, there are some that are better than others. Below you will find 10 foods and recipes you can make with them!
Chicken is low in calories, it’s easy to cook and it’s low in carbohydrates. In addition to this, chicken is high in protein, which is what your body needs after you burn calories and build muscle. Chicken stir fry is a great recipe to have after working out, as it’s easy to cook and can be made with any vegetables you have available to use.
1 chicken breast –
1/4 cup sliced red bell pepper –
1 sliced carrot –
1/4 cup sliced onion –
1/4 cup edamame –
1 tbsp light soy sauce –
Salt/pepper to taste –
1 tsp red pepper flakes –
1 cup chopped broccoli –
1/2 cup green beans –
Start by chopping up all of your veggies (minus the edamame), and then cutting up your chicken into small pieces. From here, pour a small amount of olive oil into a frying pan and fry the veggies for about three minutes. After this, add in the chicken and cook until it’s no longer pink. Then, add in the rest of your ingredients and stir together in a large bowl. Eat and enjoy after working out!
Quinoa is a great alternative to rice because it’s higher in protein and has quite a bit of fiber in it as well. Eating this after working out will result in your body getting vitamins, nutrients, fiber and protein that it really needs to have. Quinoa and fruit is a sweet snack that you can enjoy after working out, and the recipe is below:
2/3 cup cooked quinoa –
1/4 cup blueberries –
1 tablespoon almonds or walnuts –
2 tsp brown sugar –
1/4 tsp cinnamon-
Mix all of these ingredients together after working out and you will have a snack that fills you up without making you feel heavy and bloated. The sweetness of the blueberries will satisfy your sweet tooth and the complex carbohydrates in the quinoa will fill you up without causing your insulin to spike.