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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

EASY Post Workout Weekday Meals


You have probably already read our very popular article on pre and post workout meals (if not, read it here and then come back!) and know that it is very important to eat pre and post workout. The exact timing will just be trial and error with what works for your body but we suggest eating within 30 minutes after your workout.

To make it easy for you, we've gathered our favorite post workout meals that pack protein and can easily be paired with a carb source such as sweet potato, black beans, brown rice, etc. These meals are perfect no matter what exercise you have been doing from hiking to hitting the weights in the gym. The best part is these are some of our easiest recipes which means they can be made quickly during the week even when you are very busy! We didn't include any slow cooker/Crockpot recipes but those are also great options to have available! Your post workout meal doesn't always have to be a protein shake - try to incorporate real, whole foods after your workout next time!

When you do your grocery shopping for the week (we usually make a trip down to Whole Foods Market each week or every other week) look for lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats. Load your cart up with fresh fruits and veggies also! And if you are looking to save money and need ideas on healthy + frugal meal ideas, check out this post.


Speaking of workouts, what did your workouts consist of this week? We actually made it to the gym 5 days last week even though it was a pretty busy week! We overslept on Sunday so we couldn't do our planned hike but we washed the cars and did food prep and ended up with over 14,000 steps each even though we never stepped into the gym! So far we are neck in neck on our steps according to our Garmin vívofit!

What is your favorite post workout meal?

- Whitney

P.S. We will be doing a giveaway for a Whole Foods Market gift card and a Garmin vívofit so stay tuned for the rest of our series in the #PathToFit posts!

This post is sponsored by Whole Foods Market and Garmin. All opinions are 100% mine.


  1. The kickin' chicken and clean meatballs look fantastic! I can't wait to try them! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm so trying the avocado stuffed turkey burgers this weekend! Thanks!


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