The workday is finally over and you have just finished 45 minutes of sweat-drenching, stress-busting exercise. Now your stomach is rumbling and the burning question is, “What’s for dinner?”
Ideally, a post-workout meal is a mix of muscle-building protein and energy refueling carbohydrates, but your late-day meal should have slightly less carbohydrates than one you would eat after a morning or noon workout. The reason: We are less active at night, and while we need enough carbs to replenish our glycogen stores, we don’t need extra energy when we go to sleep. Try these seven quick and easy meal ideas to get the perfect balance of protein and carbohydrates, and boost your exercise recovery.