As we all know, food is an important part of healthy living. Not only does it fuel our bodies but it nourishes them as well. With this in mind, we’ve gathered 5 nourishing meals that you can eat after your personal training session. That way you can make sure that you stick to both the fitness and dietary aspects of your healthy lifestyle goals.
1. Classic Vegetarian Nut Loaf
If you want a post-workout meal that is simple and easy to prepare, this is the meal for you. It is fast, easy and delicious. This nut loaf is a great contender for a vegetarian post-workout meal too. It can be prepped in advance and loaded with healthy ingredients that are tasty too! Make it in a snap by cooking the rice ahead of time. Then use a food processor to chop up the heart-healthy nuts and shred the cheese. Combine together. Finally, top with fresh herbs for the best flavour.
2. Seeds, Nuts and Fruit
A mix of seeds, nuts and fruit is an excellent nutritious breakfast option for a post-workout meal. It is easy to prepare too. Simply eat 1-2 large handfuls of an unprocessed seed or nut – the best are macadamia, almonds, and pumpkin or walnuts seeds. Snack on these along with a piece of fresh raw fruit, such as an apple, grapefruit or pomegranate.
3. Caribbean Salad with Sweet Orange Vinaigrette
This dish is a colourful and vibrant meal that is easy to prepare. With just a few minutes of preparation, it will come together swiftly in one pan. It makes an excellent meal after a workout with your personal trainer in Manchester. Caribbean Salad is especially perfect on hot summer nights with its fresh lettuces, mangos and fruits. Make the vinaigrette ahead of time and use leftover grilled chicken to pull this together quickly.
4. Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potatoes, Corn and Kale Bake
This bake is one of the best foods you can eat for a post-workout. It is so simple to make and perfect for a post-workout dinner on busy weeknights. It’s also packed with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fatty acids. Sweet potatoes, chicken thighs, kale, and onions are all lightly browned in a skillet for colour and then finished off in the oven in about 30 minutes or so. It is tasty, colorful, and ideal for a quick healthy meal.
5. Spiced Pumpkin-Sweet Potato Soup with Kefir
When you are in a time crunch, prepare this slow-cooker meal several hours before you head off to exercise. Then when you get back you’ll have a delicious post-workout dinner waiting for you. This easy-and-simple to prepare meal gets its creamy uniformity from the addition of kefir. The cultured dairy drink could also be added to this recipe after cooking. In either case, it will mix beautifully when blended with the pumpkin and sweet potatoes to create a creamy and deliciously nutritious texture.