Hello everyone. Below are 3 of the best meals that help crush your hunger after a workout while at the same time giving you the necessary protein and nutrients for an efficient recovery.
- Beef and Squash with Marinara: Cook around 8 ounces of lean beef with salt and pepper. Then cook a whole butternut squash for 35-40 minutes to the point where it becomes soft. After that you mix them in a pan and add around four ounces of marinara sauce. The protein of the beef facilitates speedy muscle recovery and keeps you full of calories while the butternut squash has starch that digests slowly to control your hunger.
Calories: 628 , Protein: 75 grams, Fat: 15 grams, Carbs: 33 grams
2. Eggs Scrambled with Vegetables: Scramble 4 whole eggs and then add two egg whites. Add 1 and 1/2 cups of chopped mixed vegetables that can contain spinach, onions, cucumbers, carrots, and bell peppers. Then add a 1/2 cup of diced ham. The eggs, especially the egg whites, along with the ham provide you with the necessary protein for a good recovery. The yolks give you important Omega 3 fats, vitamins, and minerals. The vegetables add more diverse taste while giving you the necessary nutrients to fight oncoming hunger.
Calories: 520, Protein: 50 grams, Fat: 18 grams, Carbs: 29 grams
3. Chicken and Sweet Potato Hash: Cook an 8 ounce chicken breast, dice it up, and throw it into a pan with olive oil. Then add 1/2 cup of diced sweet potatoes, 1/2 cup of diced apples with cinnamon, and then salt and pepper. The chicken is a great source of lean protein, making it perfect for recovery. The sweet potatoes are carbs that slowly digest so you can maintain high energy levels and crush hunger urges.
Calories: 300, Protein: 55 grams, Fat: 5 grams, Carbs: 30 grams
Hope you find this helpful!