Weight Loss NHS
71,983 members38,667 posts

Post-workout meal

I've found that it is very important to have a HIGHLY nutritious meal after an intense of work-out, you're body has depleted its carb&fat stores and needs to repair and replenish your muscles which takes energy!

Today I cooked up this beast:

Diced mango chicken fillets with a stir fry of butternut squash, mixed pepper, onions and aubergines!

Its VERY high in lean protein&fibre, provides me with 2 of my 5-a-day and is also extremely yummy!

I'd love to add some new recipes to my repertoire...

What is your favourite post-workout meal?


7 Replies

That sounds really yummy! I dont have a fave post workout meal, i normally have a light snack afterwards. Although a fave meal of mine atm is chicken marinated in whatever i fancy that day served with onions, peppers and garlic, with cous cous/noodles/or cauliflower rice depending on calories available. Can add extra veg and seasoning depending on what i feel like at the time :-)


Cous cous is amazing! I just find it hard to cook it so iusually just resort to rice.. how do you cook it normally?


Theres two ways i cook it, first is boiling water from the kettle into a bowl of cous cous, cover with a tea towel for 5 mins then long as its soft enough its ready. The other is in a saucepan with a stockcube, does tend to be a bit soggier when i do it this way as i use more water and boil it out. Keep trying til you find a way of cooking it that you enjoy


Quite similar to how I would cook rice! ithink i'll test both out and see which iprefer. Thank you ever so much!


I love a mango.

We had cauliflower rice again today. (With garlic, ginger, red onion, chives, parsley). My husband made a chicken curry with a lot of sauce to go with it. He forgot to put the curry in it but it was good. A bit like a satay really. The only problem I have is to cut my portion but I am working on it.

Yesterday we had coucous, vegetable and spicy mince. We have had 100g of coucous each (when uncooked), but again I need to cut that down a bit. For me anyway.


I have a problem with portion sizing too, what i've found is if I eat a small healthy snack an hour before dinner or even whilst im cooking (so im not tempted to keep tasting), I tend to put less on the plate.

I've never tried cauliflower rice before, whats your recipe?


Hi Babykcal, if you key in Cauliflower rice in the search healthunlocked, there it is. It is delicious.. I like your idea of having a healthy snack one hour before eating.

1 like

You may also like...