Post workout meal ideas to aid recovery and build muscle - whilst keeping it low calorie!
We all know it's important to fuel our bodies correctly to get the most out of our workout, but did you know that what you eat afterwards is just as important?
It may seem easy to grab something quick after a workout without much thought, but ideally you should focus on a mix of healthy and lean proteins, fats and carbs for muscle repair and energy replenishment.
Protein is key for building muscle and aiding recovery so we've put together seven of our favourite protein packed recipes to see you through the week and beyond. From peri peri pizzas to peanut butter brownies and some delicious breakfast options for those early workouts, there's something here to suit every taste and occasion. Let us know your favourites!
Monday Dinner: Low-Carb Chicken & Cauli Rice Burrito
This is a brilliant, super low-carb burrito recipe for those of your following a low-carb diet. We've used guacamole to up the fats here - as we all know, this is a wonderfully healthy type of fat and a great addition to your diet. The perfect post-workout refuel meal!
Tuesday Snack: Low-Carb Protein Donuts
These are great for adding to your gym bag for a on-the-go snack straight after the gym. Using our Lo-Dough bases, you can make incredible light and fluffy, low-calorie, low-carb and high protein donuts without compromising on flavour. Our naked protein donuts come in at 56 calories, 2g of carbs & 8g of protein. How you top them is up to you...
Wednesday Dinner: Low-Calorie Asian-Style Flatbread
This super-charged, full-flavour flatbread is the perfect low-calorie and low-carb meal. If you are in the mood for something a little different, well, you've come to the right place. These timeless, Asian flavour combinations all work together brilliantly on top of our Original Lo-Dough Base.
Thursday Breakfast: Lo-Dough Waffles & Mixed Fruit With NKD Living Syrup
If you're a morning workout person, this delicious breakfast idea is a great way to refuel you, ready for the rest of your day. This is low-calorie cooking with maximum flavour - trust us, these waffles are just one of many examples of low-sugar breakfasts we have to offer. This is a serious portion too - guaranteed to get you going!
Friday Dinner: Low Carb Peri Peri Chicken Pizza
With a massive 44g of protein, this is a pizza that's ideal for demolishing after a workout! Chicken coated in Blend Bros Peri Peri sauce on a low calorie pizza (with even more Peri Peri), loaded up with sliced green and red chillies. You can have it hot and also have it healthy, with Lo-Dough as your base, you can top up with so much more leeway, even sticking to your fitness goals or calorie-counting plan. Delicious!
Saturday Breakfast: Pesto Eggs On Lo-Dough Cheese Toasts
Pesto eggs on toast are a fantastic tasting breakfast/brunch dish, suddenly finding online popularity. By frying your eggs in pesto rather than plain oil, you are jacking up the flavour to a new level. Our cheese toasts sit perfectly under the herby, moreish eggs and at just a couple of carbs per portion are perfect for a low-carb or ketogenic (keto) diet.
Sunday Snack: Peanut Butter Glazed Brownies
This combo of PBfit peanut butter and the Lo-Dough Brownie Mix will blow your mind. Under 100 calories and 6.3 (net) carbs a piece and high in fibre and protein, these insanely indulgent brownies will blow your mind!
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? 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.