Best Post Workout Meals
If you're like us, the option to go to the gym - instead of settling for yet another home workout - is a much-welcomed change. However, what we fuel our body with before and after exercise remains just as important. There has been debate over when you should eat after exercise, but much like diets, this is likely to be different on an individual basis.
What To Eat After Exercising
During a workout or prolonged exercise, the glycogen stores in your body are used up, leaving your glycogen levels depleted and some of the protein in your muscles damaged. Including the right nutrients in your post-workout meals can help the process of replenishing and repairing these in your body quicker. The important macronutrients to consume after exercise are protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats. Below you can find our best quick post-workout recipes to help replenish and nourish your body - without a protein shake in sight.
Think that Carbonara is a pasta exclusive? Think again. Creamy white sauce, salty bacon lardons, a perfectly cooked egg; this low carb pizza is paced with protein and even more flavour.
Burritos are a perfect way of packing in protein, healthy fats and complex carbs into one delicious meal. Want to make this even quicker, make your beef filling mix the night before to help with your post workout meal prep.
Got more of a sweet tooth? Lo-Dough waffles are quick and easy to make and, as they are super low calorie and low carb, you have more freedom to customise them however you want. Try adding your favourite nut butter to up the protein in this recipe
You wouldn’t believe us if we said this whole pizza contains just 314 calories - especially once you’ve tasted it. It’s packed full of flavour and high protein while keeping the carbs and calories to a minimum.
Eatlean cheese is the perfect addition to your Lo-Dough pizza - your fitness goals are covered, it's low calorie, low-carb, and through-the-roof impressive with its protein content. We used Eatlean spreadable to reduce the fat and up the protein.
Rather than using the traditional high in carbohydrate mashed potato to bind the fish, we use our blitzed down Lo-Dough crumbs, a beaten egg and spoon of quark, alongside fresh or simple tinned salmon and the result is fantastic.
Chicken, bacon, melted cheese; what more could you want? This tasty club melt takes just 15 minutes to make and comes in at just 4g carbs for the lot.
We’ve swapped out the classic garlicky Kiev filling for a cheesy pesto mix - and it doesn’t disappoint. Serve along side sweet potato fries and a fresh salad and greens for the perfect nutritious post workout meal.
Vegetarian post workout recipes can still be packed with protein and properly tasty. This veggie cheese and spinach cannelloni us testament to that. This is a recipe that soaks up flavour and tastes even better the day after.
Pesto and chicken are a match made in heaven and work a treat on the pizza. This high protein recipe is also super low carb and would be a delicious post workout pizza for those following a low carb or ketogenic diet.
We've gone down the traditional Italian route with this calzone... filling the inside with ricotta, sausage and roasted peppers and pouring over the marinara sauce afterwards.
Bianca pizzas are a fantastic alternative pizza - a change to the usual tomato sauce base. This has plenty of delicious prosciutto ham and nutritious spinach. It's an ideal pizza for low-carbers and even people following the ketogenic diet.
Want To Try For Yourself?
Our Lo-Dough bases are sold in pouches of 2 from just £3.25. Fancy a fakeaway or maybe something a little sweeter? Lo-Dough Miracle Cake Bars are a perfect low sugar snack to push you through the afternoon slump. Alternatively, our brownie mix makes 9 delicious brownies, each just 65 calories and 4.1g carbs. Love fried chicken? Our Southern Style Coating makes the perfect non-greasy breaded coating for your meat, cheese and veg. To try it for yourself, simply click the shop here button below to discover the full Lo-Dough collection.