Your workout is over and now it’s time to refuel and replenish the system. The correct choices could help you reach your goals at a faster pace. Here are 7 post workout dinner ideas to help you reach your goals.
*Each of these meals will be based off of the “large portions” used by Precision Nutrition.
1. Pork Tenderloin
Lean meats are a great low-calorie source of protein and studies have shown that eating more protein may reduce the fat around your midsection! People who ate 20 more grams of protein every day than the group average had 6% lower waist-to-hip ratio. So let’s get to cooking and add some protein into your dinner.
2. Roast Chicken Breast with Chickpea Cakes
Every fitness lover knows a relationship with chicken can make a big difference in reaching your goals. If you are looking for a slower-cooked, juicer chicken meal, this roasted chicken breast idea fits that bill. Serve this alongside chickpea cakes and this idea will fill you up and fuel your body. This meal with the correct portion will equal to 528 calories, 65 grams of protein, 66 grams of carbs, and 14 grams of fat.
3. Baked Chicken Cutlets
I’m Italian which means I had no choice but to have chicken cutlets in my life. I had to find a way to keep this healthy though to reach my goals. Good news is that you can make these healthy by baking them and it allows you to keep the great taste! Since breaded chicken breast are a bar or pub favorite (even though their version is high in processed carbs and hydrogenated fat), this could be a perfect meal replace on a Sunday full of football! This meal in the correct portion has 408 calories, 46.5 grams of protein, 22 grams of carbs, and 14.3 grams of fat.
4. Lemon-Poached Cod with Curry Coconut Chickpeas
Cod is a mild flavored, low fat fish that’s rich in protein. It also has a unique amino acid profile shown to improve carbohydrate tolerance. Combo this meal with chickpeas, which are high in protein, fiber packed and a great combination for a post workout meal. This meal in the correct portion has 768 calories, 44 grams of protein, 64 grams of carbs, and 36 grams of fat.
5. Portobello Pizza
Portobello mushrooms have a very meaty texture and have a large amount of protein relative to the carbohydrate content. This meal is used a lot as a vegetarian option! So let your inner pizza lover free and enjoy this meal that when used in the correct portion has 542 calories, 26 grams of protein, 38 grams of carbs, and 31 grams of fat.
6. Pumpkin Pie Bars
So you have a sweet tooth during this fall season. Maybe you need to eat some sweets but candy from the store won’t help your fitness goals. Try homemade Pumpkin Pie Bars. When done correctly this meal has 710 calories, 37 grams of protein, 77 grams of carbs, and 29 grams of fat.
Note: Yes, it does have sugar due to being a snack and a quick option, 39 grams of sugar there so PORTION CONTROL IS KEY!
7. PB & J with Organic Fuel Protein
This is a classic and again this is a meal for a fitness lover who is working around a busy schedule. When you control your portion with this sandwich you will have 46 grams of protein and 77 grams of carbs.
These meals will allow you to change up your post workout dinner ideas. We can always have taste to match in with our macros within our diets. Give these ideas a try, or comment this article to ask about the best way to go about making these meals.