Working out, in whatever way you prefer, is always fun. Whether or not you eat before working out, it is essential what you put into your body afterwards. I don’t always eat immediately after – sometimes, because of my eating window, I still wait for 3 or 4 more hours before eating. Yet, I am very careful to get nutrition right in whatever the first meal is that I consume.
Most likely I won’t want to put in too much effort as well. Not that I feel very drained, but after a long working out session, I’d rather do something easy, which is why all the dishes mentioned below don’t take, all in all, longer than 30 minutes and are to be prepared amateur-safe in the oven.
If you are like me, on the search for easy-made, low carb, yet high in nutrients post-work out snack, head on for my 3 current favorites that will give a twist to your post-training routine too!
3 easy post-workout snacks
- Avocado with Egg and Cheese. This one is the easiest of them all. The only condition? You have to like avocado. The avocado is high on healthy fats and in combination with the proteins of the egg an absolutely fantastic way to boost your organism after working out.
a bit of cheese
add vegetables if you like
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180dg.
Step 2: Cut the avocado in half. Remove the stone.
Step 3: Carefully place the avocados in an oven-save dish. They should be as horizontal as possible.
Step 4: Put the eggs in the little hole, where once the stone sat.
Step 5: Put salt, pepper, chili, cheese + any herbs or vegetables you want over it.
Step 6: Put in the oven for approx. 15 minutes.
Your post-workout snack is already finished and ready to be enjoyed.
2. Grilled salmon with breadcrumbs and vegetables
The huge advantages of this dish? – any vegetable you want works. You don’t have to hit the supermarket for fancy ingredients, but can, apart from the salmon, use basically whatever you have in your fridge already. The breadcrumbs are added for a slightly more filling and satisfying meal, especially recommendable after endurance training.
1 piece of fresh salmon
breadcrumbs (you can use up any old bread that lies around your house for this)
any vegetable (my personal preference is tomatoes and carrots, but really anything goes)
1 tbsp olive oil
salt, pepper, herbs
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200dg.
Step 2: Chop the vegetables.
Step 3: Put everything: vegetables, salmon, breadcrumbs, olive oil, salt pepper and herbs, together in one oven-save glass bowl.
Step 4: Let it grill for approx. 25 minutes.
And you second post-fitness snack is already done. This one can be counted as a full meal – therefore the term “snack” maybe isn’t super appropriate, but i treally depends on the amount of vegetable and fish you use. You will definitely feel strengthened and refreshed after anjoying it.
With this meal the best thing is that you can decide whether you want to make it a snack or a full meal – it all depends on the size of the baguette.
1 baguette (size optional)
Salt, pepper, herbs
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180dg.
Step 2: Cut the baguette in half.
Step 3: Spread one tbsp of coconut oil on the halves of the baguette. Add the chia seeds and the seasoning.
Step 4: Wash the rocket salad and the tomatoes. cut both small and spread on the baguette.
Step 5: Cut the cheddar cheese in slices. Spread the cheese generously on top of the baguette.
Step 6: Put in the oven for approx. 10 minutes
The idea is not the newest one out there, sure, but the rocket salad and the cheddar cheese work perfectly together, the chia seeds and the coconut oil add to your health, it is filling, satisfying and something I enjoy regularly after my workout.
I am sure you have tried one of these dishes, maybe in variation, already yourself. Yet, I think it is extremely important to stress the worth of your meals- especially after working out. Your body in that state is much more capable of absorbing nutrients – it would be a shame to not make use of that.