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What To Eat After A Workout | SPAR | SPAR

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A regular workout regime can be quite a commitment. Whether it’s going to the gym before or after a day at work or you are at home watching the latest celebrity fitness DVD, your daily timetable isn’t the only thing that has to adjust; your eating pattern does too. 

So to fit in with your busier schedule and ensure you don’t undo any of your hard work, you need easy to prepare and nutritionally valuable post workout food. Here we’ll take a look at what to eat after a workout, from the best snacks to help you recover, to post workout meal ideas that are as quick as your heart rate!

Chicken and broccoli pasta bake – you can assemble this dish ready for baking a few hours in advance, or prepare the night before and heat up in the microwave to save time. From start to finish you will need around 30 minutes to prepare it. This recipe serves 4 so will help you stay on top of healthy and tasty meal planning for the whole family too.

Boil 350g of pasta shells for six minutes, then add in 200g of broccoli cut into small florets with the stems sliced. Once both are tender, drain and return to the warm pan. Heat two tbsp of olive oil in a wide pan and 340g of thinly sliced chicken breasts and fry until golden. Tip in 175g of quartered mushrooms, four tbsp of tomato paste, 80g soft cheese and a carton of single cream (lots of carbs and some good fats). Simmer until thick and creamy then pour over your pasta and broccoli. Add to a shallow baking dish, top with mature cheddar and bake for 20 minutes at 180°C and serve.

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