Do you know what you should eat right after your workout?
Any ideas to appear on top of your head right now?
Well I think you’ll agree with me when I say:
The post workout meal is a very important fact in the weight loss process.
You cannot cheat with your post workout food, otherwise you’ll end up getting no results at all.
I’ve talked about how important post workout meals are, many times.
I’ve explained everything that you need to know about the meals before and after your workout in My Healthy Diet Plan.
But again, many girls are writing to me these days, about the post workout meals:
- what should they eat?
- how much?
- are carbs allowed?
- which proteins should they choose?
- how to cook them?
Well, many questions appear on top of our heads for sure, so because of that I decided to clear that up.
I’m gonna give you 10 meals that are perfect for a post workout fuel up.
These healthy meals for dinner are the perfect choice for you.
I’m gonna give you the actual recipes too, but don’t worry they are fast and easy to make!
Let’s get started!
MEAL #1: Tuna And Chickpeas
This is one of my favorite meals of all.
It’s fast and easy to make, but still it is full of proteins and make a great post workout meal option.
Tuna has the proteins needed to feed your muscles right after gym.
On the other hand, chickpeas are the perfect choice to go with the tuna.
Many people eat crackers with their tuna fish, but I prefer chickpeas:
- high in proteins
- low in carbs
- low in fat
- low in calories
- high in vitamins and minerals
Not to mention that together with the tuna, they make the perfect flavor combo.
MEAL #2: Chicken And Broccoli
I’ve made many chicken broccoli recipes, and they are all a perfect choice for a post workout fuel up.
Rather if you’re heading with crock pot, roasting or baking recipe, you won’t make a mistake.
Chicken broccoli meal is a great way to add some nutrients to your meal:
- high in protein
- low in fat
- low in carbs and calories
- high in vitamins and minerals
This is one really clean meal option.
Here’s one of my favorite chicken broccoli recipes you have to try:
- Delicious & Healthy Broccoli Spicy Chicken Recipe
- Yummy & Healthy Chicken With Broccoli And Curry Recipe
Chicken legs has many nutrition facts.
They actually tend to have more proteins than the chicken breast itself.
They are not that clean as the breasts are, but by cooking them properly, you can definitely get the most out of them.
For example, leaving out the skin and oven baking them will help a lot in making them the perfect meal for a post workout fueling up.
Brussels sprouts on the other hand will complete them in a perfect taste.
They contain loads of:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B-6
This will make a perfect choice for your muscles!
Here are some recipes you can try:
MEAL #4: Shrimp With A Salad
Shrimps are one of my all time favorite meals!
They are clean and yummy but still full of proteins and full of flavors.
They can be made in so many ways, but I think the best way to make them is in a salad bowl.
They’ll definitely make the best out of your workout meal, and the salad will help you keep full for a long time.
Here’s one of my favorite shrimp recipes:
- The Yummiest Shrimp Salad Recipe For All Seafood Lovers
- Quick & Healthy Low Carbs Shrimps On Sticks Recipe
Another healthy meal option that we should be proud of!
This is an amazing choice.
Just we have to be careful, because eggs can be a little tricky.
The yolk has a lot of fats, so we should keep our omelette as white as we can.
For example, 2 egg whites + one whole egg.
I’ve tried making one without yolks at all, but it didn’t worked for me.
A yolk or two won’t harm you, just try to keep it as clean as possible.
With a cottage cheese combo, you can make the best out of your protein meal for sure!
Here’re some ideas:
Salad is a perfect choice for your after workout meal.
I always make myself a bowl of salad with every single dish I have.
It helps keep you full for a longer amount of time, and still it makes a great meal.
I love the combo of chicken and mushrooms, and I recently made a recipe that I really loved.
It made perfect post workout dinner, so I had to include it to my list.
Here it is:
MEAL #7: Salmon
Salmon is one protein packed fish!
You have to include it in your diet now and then.
It has many nutrition facts and benefits:
- loads of proteins (double compared to chicken or tuna)
- ZERO carbs
- Vitamin B-12
- Vitamin B-6
- good fats
This is one great example of fats fighting fats!
Here’s my favorite salmon recipes that are perfect for your after workout healthy diner ideas:
Clean, boneless skinless ground turkey meat can be a great option for after gym fueling up.
You can improvise a healthy burger recipe.
Starting from the way you cook it, to the things you add to it, it is very important to keep it clean.
I found many healthy variety of ground turkey burger recipes.
Here’s some of them I liked the most:
- Prosciutto Olive & Sundried Tomato Turkey Burgers
- Meal Prep: Healthy Turkey Burgers
- Paleo Turkey Burgers Recipe
MEAL #9: Protein Pancakes
Are you a pancake lover?!
Well it doesn’t always have to be meat or fish.
You can make your own protein pancakes and fuel up right after workout.
Protein pancakes are packed with proteins, without a ton of carbs, perfect for those looking to retain muscle tissue when trying to lean up.
They doesn’t always have to be sweet.
You can easily make a salty version out of them.
Here’s some recipes you can try:
- Healthy & Creamy Chocolate Protein Pancakes Recipe
- Delicious & Easy Flourless Protein Pancakes Recipe
- Delicious Spinach Pancakes High In Protein
You can have a plant based meal after your workout.
You just have to make sure you add the proteins needed for your muscles.
For example quinoa and chickpeas are high in proteins.
Also you can add feta cheese, or even better tofu to your meal, to maximize the protein intake.
Here’re some recipes that you’re gonna love: