10 No-Brainer Recipes For Your Post Workout Munch

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You’re excited and proud of yourself for doing those crazy never-ending sets of push ups, but the last thing you want to do is stand in the kitchen and cook. Consider trying one of these easy recipes for your post workout munch.

Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

For a super healthy and nutritious meal, balsamic roasted veggies are what you’ve been looking for. These roasted vegetables go perfectly with chicken or pasta. Follow the easy instructions from Lauren Kelly, who also happens to be a nutritionist.

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Grilled Chicken

Grilled chicken will supply you with the perfect amount of protein you need after a workout. Follow the instructions here for the full recipe. Yum!

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Salmon Kebabs

This yummy meal only takes 25 minutes to prepare — the optimal amount of time to eat after your workout. Salmon is a great source of Omega-3 and protein. Go ahead and prepare this super food using Bon Appetit‘s recipe.

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Kale, Berry And Acai Power Bowl

This might seem complicated, but “Deliciously Ella” promises it’s really easy and we believe her. We can already smell and taste this delicious treat. Follow the full instructions here.

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Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes

These yummy, flour-free pancakes supply you with the right amount of post-workout proteins. Check out the full instructions here and fill your home with that delicious fall smell.

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Banana-Kefir Smoothies

Two super healthy post workout foods are banana and kefir. Bananas are fast-acting carbohydrates and they provide your body with potassium. Combined with kefir you get a healthy dose of dairy proteins, which maintain lean muscle mass. Check out the super easy and quick recipe for this healthy smoothie here. For extra flavor check out this alternative recipe.

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Whole-Grain Pita and Hummus

This meal provides you with a bunch of nutritious vitamins and it really isn’t that hard to make. Try it out using these instructions.

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Carrot Salad With Dried Fruit And Nuts

Carrots are very low in saturated fat and cholesterol – supplying a good source of thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate and manganese. Also, adding a handful of nuts and dried fruit, supplies a quick protein and carb fix. You can also try soy nuts since they are especially helpful for building muscle. Check out the easy recipe here.

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Mango Pineapple Salsa

Pineapples are not only yummy but also contain a natural anti-inflammatory that’s been proven to heal bruises, sprains, and swelling, which could definitely come in handy after a serious workout. Mango is excellent for you and very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is also an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamin B6 as well as vitamin A and vitamin C. Get the full recipe here.

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Quinoa Avocado Spinach Salad

Quinoa is a super food filled with nutrients and vitamins that your body is aching for after going to the gym. Compared to brown rice, it contains way more nutrients as well as protein and fiber. For a quick and healthy meal try this great quinoa, spinach and cherry tomato recipe from The Garden Grazer.

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