One of my favorite quick healthy meals during Bikram training has been Meatless Meatballs with Broccoli, cottage cheese, and Roasted Red Pepper Soup. It is a great mix of healthy complex Carbs and Protein to help your muscles recover and fuel for your next class. Remember, protein is what helps muscles refuel, but you also need carbs to replenish your glycogen stores in between workout bouts.
This is also a great quick healthy meal for weight loss and eating on the go. It has 420 Calories, 32g Carbs, 35g Protein, and 11g Fat Which is great for keeping you within your ratios.
This is one that I stole from my Dad. His grandfather grew Zucchini in the backyard. Homegrown Zucchini can be HUGE, but if you don’t grow it yourself,
Start by cutting in half the largest Zucchini’s you can find and bake them in the oven at 375 for 20 min.
Then carve out the centers using a large spoon.
Then here’s your time to get creative. You can use pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce, or I chose to use a red and a green hot salsa from a local merchant at the Nashville Farmers’ Market.
Top with your favorite cheese. If you are trying to watch your calories, non fat mozzarella is always a good option. You could even add pepperoni, sausage, onions, peppers or any of your favorite pizza toppings.
Bake for 10-15 more minutes until the cheese is melted.
And you have the a veggie disguised as pizza. Something even the pickiest kiddo would at least try!
Sorry to my vegetarians out there. I served my vegetarian side dish with some steak! 😉
For my veggies out there, here’s a great refuel meal. TJ’s meatless meatballs, broccoli, and a stuffed sweet Potato! 33g of Protein and all complex carbohydrates! Awesome after a Bikram yoga class and hill intervals in the rain!
It is also super quick and easy. All but the sweet potato were trader joe’s frozen foods. Make easy options for yourself during the day! Part of working out hard and eating smart post workout. Try to get a 1:1 ratio of CHO’s to PRO to help your muscles recover for tomorrow’s workout!