Here’s What to Cook to Go Along with Your Workout

We all enjoy working out differently. Some people would rather run a couple of miles after work to let off some steam, while others can’t stand the thought of cardio and would rather do interval training in the gym with a personal trainer. Whatever your preferred method of working up a sweat may be, you should be consuming foods that have exactly what you need to recover from a tough workout and live a balanced healthy lifestyle. Using the methods of working out that we know best, we have found some recipes to help you find the perfect foods to eat before you head out to burn them off.

if you’re running, make:

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

frozen blueberry yogurt
Cookie & Kate

Especially if you are going for an early morning run, this would be the perfect breakfast to indulge in before you start up your day. What makes this even better is that it only takes 2 minutes and requires 3 ingredients (not including toppings, of course). This low-calorie meal has about 7 grams of protein, which is a great start to reaching your goal of 46 grams a day.

Recipe by Cookie and Kate.

 

if you’re doing interval training, make:

Apple Cheddar Turkey Wraps

apple cheddara turkey wrap
Emily Bites

Like running, after interval training at the gym, you should consume both carbohydrates and protein within about 30 minutes of finishing up your workout. If you’re someone who reserves their spot at the gym during the late morning, then this Apple Cheddar Turkey wrap on a whole wheat tortilla will kill your lunch game. It’s low-calorie for an entire meal, and it’s got 28 grams of protein – over half of what you need each day.

Recipe by Emily Bites.

if you’re spinning, make:

Cucumber Quinoa Salad

cucumber quinoa salad
Gimme Some Oven

Cucumber and quinoa are the two powerhouses in this recipe that will help your body recover from that super tough SoulCycle class you took after work. Sure, you burn a ton of calories and you feel great about yourself, but you sweat a lot and now you need to replenish your body. Cucumber has detoxifying nutrients that are always good for you, and quinoa provides your body with key carbohydrates, protein, and fat to get your body feeling great again.

Recipe by Gimme Some Oven.

 

if you’re doing yoga, make:

Vegetable Barley Soup

Vegetable Barley Soup
Hello Little Home

The vegetables and beans in this soup will give you the proper nutrients you need to keep that yogi body in line. Beans/lentils are a great source of protein, which makes them a better option in this soup than a different type of protein like chicken or beef. The barley in the soup will give you the proper amount of carbs to bounce back.

Recipe by Hello Little Home.