Your Super Simple Post Workout Meal

Biggest Nutrition Mistake Hockey Players Make…

nutritionYou make good nutrition too difficult and because you make it too difficult you fool yourself into believing that you don’t have time or the resources to eat properly.

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.

Protein Pasta

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.Penne-with-Chicken-Broccoli-and-Sundried-Tomatoes-4
  • 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.

rebound gameMake 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.

Cheers,
M

PS – just had this for dinner on Tuesday night – enough leftover for lunch today – yum 🙂

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M Mountain

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