Supercharge your workout recovery!
You know exactly what to eat on your workout days to keep you pumped for your sessions, but your recovery days can be more of a challenge. Carbs, or no carbs? High calorie or low calorie? It’s easier to avoid those questions by focusing on nutrient dense, craving killing meals that are super satisfying, and will fuel you all day without adding excess body fat, so you can get the muscle recovery and definition that you are aiming for.
The best tactic is to plan a clean food feast! Have all your staple foods already prepared by chopping, slicing, or portioning out as soon as you get home from the grocery store, so your healthy food is just as convenient as junk food. Try these 3 easy to prep and quick to make off-day meals that will nourish you and fuel your fat loss journey, while satisfying even the hangriest of cravings.
- Packed Scrambled Eggs – Eggs are something you should always have on hand, because they’re such a nutritional powerhouse, and the protein in them is some of the most easily used by our bodies. I’ll often sauté about a cup of mixed vegetables like chopped bell peppers, celery, and mushrooms with a little meat like chorizo or bacon, then scramble 2 or 3 eggs into them. When it’s done, scoop out half an avocado on to the top, and you have a flavorful, creamy, extremely filling meal that will fill you up without making you feel like a stuffed potato.
- Faker Fried Rice – Fried rice is one of my biggest frenemies. I LOVE to eat it, but it LOVES to make me hold on to water weight, and it slows my fat loss. For a smarter option, chop up celery and green beans, and bean sprouts if you can get them. Shred some cauliflower or zucchini and add it all in a pan with some coconut oil until they are all just tender. Add a little soy sauce or aminos, and some sriracha if you like it hot (I do!) and you have a craving killing meal that’s got all the stuff you need to help you keep burning fat.
- Sweet frozen treats – Skip the boxed ice cream in favor of a quick blender delight that will make you healthier instead of bloaty. Prepping is key here, you have to have frozen coconut cream cubes or frozen bananas on hand. Toss into your favorite high powered blender about 6 coconut cream cubes or 1 frozen banana, about a cup of coconut or almond milk, a couple of tablespoons of powdered collagen, and some stevia or xylitol. For some extra punch, toss in a scoop or two of your favorite protein powder, a few pieces of frozen fruits, or some cocoa. You can indulge in this delicious bowl of goodness without any guilt.
The biggest tip I can give you is to plan ahead. Making healthy meals is much easier when you’ve done all the prep work ahead of time, so when you’re in need of a filling meal, you’re less likely to turn to delivery or junk food, and you can stay on track to meeting your fitness goals.