A workout routine requires some effort in the gym or on the track, but the other side of staying healthy is eating the right things at the right times. If you are unbalanced in this respect, you won’t get the results you expect; conversely, if you balance your diet and fitness, it can accelerate your efforts and take your workout routine to a new level.
Spicy Chicken With QUINOA
Spicy chicken and couscous is a balanced meal that’s perfect for pre or post-workout, but it’s especially good to eat a few hours after your session in the gym when your muscles need the additional protein to repair and strengthen.
This meal proves that healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring, the spicy chicken is delicious warm or cold, and the couscous contains good protein, carbs, and fiber levels. Couscous can also be mixed with vegetables and seasons for extra flavor.
Tuna Steak and sweet Potato Wedges
Fish is an excellent source of protein, but it also contains a range of vitamins to support your workout routine and general health. Tuna contains vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and Vitamin D to keep your skin healthy and your mind balanced.
If you’re wondering why potato wedges are on a list of healthy recipes, the reason is that potato is one of the most filling low-calorie foods we can eat; it, therefore, makes an especially good food to eat after a workout when you start to have cravings.
Sausage pasta is a favorite of people not of weight-loss diets; the good news is that this popular recipe can be adapted to support a workout routine. Instead of eating a high-calorie meal high-fat meal, you will eat a high-protein, low-fat alternative.
First, replace the cream cheese with quark, then simply replace the sausage with low-calorie ones or vegan ones made from tofu. You get the same great taste of sausage pasta without the additional calories normally associated with this winter favorite.
One-pot Lentil Dal
There’s a reason why dal curry is considered healthy, especially when it’s prepared without some calorie-heavy ingredients like ghee. Instead, Dal curry is made mainly of lentils when it is dense with protein; rice and bread support the meals with carbs.
One-pot dal is easy to make and transport. It can be eaten cold or hot before or after a workout, and it can be made in large batches and stored in the freezer. That’s why one-pot lentil dal is a favorite of workout enthusiasts worldwide.
Salmon and Vegetables
If you want to get strong and lean the easy way, then consider more fish for your diet. Fish, especially salmon, is brimming with omega-3 fatty acids that are excellent for your heart health and your blood vessels. Fish also contains high levels of protein.
A salmon and vegetable meal is easy to make following a basic recipe and will give you around three days of healthy food for your life or workout routine. As with other recipes on the list, salmon and vegetables are a healthy balance of protein and carbs.
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