Your Super Simple Post Workout Meal
Biggest Nutrition Mistake Hockey Players Make…
So here is one solution for you, it is a super simple post workout (or practice or game) meal that you can make ahead of time and eat anywhere.
Here’s all you need to do.
- Put a large pot of water on the stove and bring it to a boil – add a bunch of broccoli spears or your favourite veggie (cauliflower, peas, brussel sprouts, whatever) and sun dried tomatoes (just the dry ones, not the ones packed in oil)
- While the water is coming to a boil and your veggies are cooking, thoroughly cook up 1 lb of ground turkey in a skillet. Alternatively, you could chop chicken breasts into medium sized cubes and cook them on the stove top. Just make sure it is cooked all the way through. If I am cooking chicken breast, I put ½ tsp of coconut oil in the pan so the chicken won’t stick and it adds a nice flavor.
- Season the meat with a little salt, pepper, garlic powder and a pinch of rosemary and basil.
- When the water has come to a boil, remove the broccoli and the sun dried tomatoes and leave them in a colander to drain.
- Once drained, add the broccoli to the cooked turkey or chicken, slice the sun dried tomatoes and add them to the meat as well.
- Cook your favourite pasta – mine is gluten free Penne – when it is cooked to your liking, drain off all the water and sprinkle 1 tsp of olive oil and some garlic powder (to taste) over the warm pasta and lightly toss it to coat the pasta with the olive oil and garlic.
- Now add either a tomato based sauce or a good quality pesto to your pasta (if you are using pesto, then no need to toss the pasta in olive oil first) – – just don’t get carried away if you are using pesto.
- Toss the sauce on the pasta and add the meat and veggies.
This will make enough for about 3-4 meals, so package it into your travel containers and you are good to go for the next few days with a source of carbs, protein, healthy fat and some veggies.
Make sure you keep it in a cooler bag if you are taking it to the rink with you. Some rinks have a microwave in the food court area, but if not, you can eat it cold – you are still getting the fuel you need.
PS – just had this for dinner on Tuesday night – enough leftover for lunch today – yum 🙂