High Protein Post Workout Recipes

For some, being able to get back in the gym after this long break will feel like Christmas has come early. Although we have been successful in coming up with creative workouts and ways to keep our bodies and minds active, it isn’t quite the same as being in the gym. Of course, being healthy isn’t simply measured by how many calories you burn, it’s also about the quality of food you’re eating and your own self care.

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Post-workout Nutrition

Our bodies need different post-workout nutrition depending on the length and type of exercise we undertake. When strength training, post-workout meals incorporating high protein and moderate carbs will help aid muscle recovery. If endurance exercise if the focus - such as cycling, running, swimming - higher carbs meals may be more beneficial. Below you can find our best high protein post workout recipes. All of these are quick to make and, as they use Lo-Dough as a key ingredient, you know they will be low calorie, low carb, and high fibre too.


French Toast Breakfast Stack

low carb french toast

A high protein breakfast recipe which incorporates everything you love in a fry up. We’ve swapped out the carby element for a low carb bread alternative - egg-soaked Lo-Dough French toast.  

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Prosciutto Bianca Pizza

low carb prosciutto pizza

With a Lo-Dough base, pizzas take less than 15 minutes to prep and cook, making them the perfect quick post workout meal. This pizza is also lower in sugar as we’ve swapped out the tomato base for a white base. 

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Low Carb Sausage & Kale Pizza

low carb sausage and kale pizza

With this epic sausage and kale pizza recipe, you can not only get your low carb pizza fix, but you will also get a healthy boost in antioxidants and vitamin C. 

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BBQ Lamb Wrap

high protein wrap

If you’re looking to minimise the time between exercise and your post-workout meal, wraps are a quick and easy recipe idea. The BBQ lamb helps make this recipe super high protein and delicious.

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Smoked Salmon French Toast

keto french toast

Smoked salmon is a great ingredient for your post workout meal as it’s high in protein, healthy fats and omega 3. Swap out the usual toast for Lo-Dough French toast to boost your fibre and make this meal low carb and keto-friendly. 

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High Protein Spanish Style Quiche

high protein quiche

Quiche is a low carb meal prep recipe. Make ahead of time and store in the fridge for the perfect post-workout snack which is packed with protein and low in both calories and carbs. 

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Chilli Cheese Pizza

low calorie chilli pizza

Another great way to make quick post work-out meals is to batch cook ahead of time. By batch cooking chilli for example, you can combine with a Lo-Dough base to make really quick and healthy pizzas, toasties, wraps and more.

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Peri Peri Chicken Wrap 

low carb chicken wrap

Made famous by Nandos, and kept low carb with Lo-Dough. Our bases contain just 2g carbs and 39 calories each, meaning you can go heavy on fillings while keeping your meal macro friendly. 

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Bolognese Pan Sandwich

low carb toastie

Looking to use up some of that leftover bolognese? Fill a Lo-Dough base with your leftovers and a little cheese and lightly fry in a pan to make the ultimate low carb, high protein toastie in no time. 

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PB Jelly French Toast

high protein french toast

Peanut butter and jelly (jam) is one of most popular sandwich fillings in the US. We've taken these key elements and made a great high protein post-workout breakfast recipe out of them. 

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Low Cal Popcorn Chicken Pizza

low carb popcorn chicken pizza

Can’t decide between breaded chicken and pizza? This high protein recipe gives you the best of both worlds. Coat your chicken with our Southern style coating to keep the calories and saturated fat down. 

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Low Carb Turkey & Chorizo Burger

low carb turkey burger

Lean turkey mince is great for your post workout meal as it’s high protein and low fat. Swap out your usual burger bun for a Lo-Dough base to reduce carbohydrates too. 

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Veggie Black Bean Quesadillas

Vegetarian Black bean quesadillas

Looking for a vegetarian post workout meal? Black beans are a great source of plant-based protein and fibre, and work an absolute treat in these veggie quesadillas. 

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Veggie Burger Pizza

high protein veggie pizza

You can still get your protein fix after exercising while keeping your meal plant-based. This veggie burger pizza is just the recipe if you're wanting something vegetarian and high protein. 

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Chicken Kiev

low carb chicken kiev

By making your own Chicken Kievs at home, you can not only use higher quality chicken, you can also save on calories and carbs too. We’ve used homemade garlic butter and coating the Kiev with our low calorie Southern style coating.

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Smashed Avo French Toast

keto avocado french toast

Avocados are packed with loads of healthy fats and fibre, combine this with our french toast and you’ve got an ultimate LCHF post-workout meal. Top tip: soak your Lo-Dough base in egg wash over night for the best results. 

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Low Carb Breaded Chicken Caesar Salad

low carb breaded chicken caesar salad

Supermarket breaded chicken is usually packed with refined carbs and does very little to contribute towards your daily fibre intake. Our Southern style coating is the perfect low carb breadcrumb alternative - adding a crispy element to this Caesar salad while boosting your fibre and without adding loads of carbs.

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Halloumi Pizza 

keto halloumi pizza

This keto-friendly halloumi pizza can’t be prepared in just 15 minutes and comes in at under 400 calories for the lot. Perfect for a quick and easy high protein, vegetarian meal after your workout 

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Low Carb Meatball Pizza

low carb meatball pizza

Want to make your own meatballs? Our Southern style coating is a great, flavoursome binding ingredient for your meatballs, and is lower in calories and carbs than regular breadcrumbs. 

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Beef, Tomato & Cheese Melt

Low carb beef and cheese toastie

Toasties are the ultimate convenience food, making them perfect for a quick post-workout meal. You can enjoy protein-packed, toasted goodness in under 10 minutes. 

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Chilli Cheese Toastie

high protein chilli toastie

Don’t fancy using your leftover chilli on a pizza? Try this chilli cheese toastie instead. It’s packed with fibre and protein to help aid muscle recovery after your workout and helps keep you satisfied. 

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Keto Friendly Halloumi Fries

keto halloumi fries

The ultimate LCHF post-workout snack. These halloumi fries are coated with our Southern style coating, which helps to keep them keto-friendly and delicious. 

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Chicken Katsu Pizza

low carb katsu pizza

A fusion of two of the nation’s favourite recipes: Katsu curry and pizza. This Katsu pizza is super low carb and gluten free, yet contains almost 50g of protein. 

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Chorizo Sausage Rolls

low carb chorizo sausage rollls

Lo-Dough bases can be used as a great low carb and gluten free pastry alternative, which works a treat with these chorizo sausage rolls. The perfect high protein post-workout snack.

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Peanut Butter Centred Brownies

low calorie peanut butter brownies

One for the peanut butter lovers. Brownies are usually a no-go if you’re trying to keep the calories and carbs down, but with our simple brownie mix you can enjoy these tasty, macro friendly treats for under 90 calories each.

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Pulled Pork Pizza

high protein pulled pork pizza

A delicious keto-friendly post workout meal. While making your own homemade pulled pork would be a better low sugar topping, shop bought pulled pork also works fine in this recipe and would be quicker. 

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Low Carb Burger Roll

low carb burger roll

Love burgers but don’t want the usual carb-heavy bun? You can significantly reduce the carbs with this Lo-Dough burger roll recipe. It still has all of the flavors you love, it’s quick to make and it’s packed with protein. 

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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? Our brownie mix makes 9 delicious brownies, each just 65 calories and 4.1g carbs, and 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.