Summer is almost over, but if you’re looking to keep your exercise regime going throughout the rest of the year, the first step is to make sure you aren’t actively working against your own goals. Diet is an important part of fitness. Make sure your post-workout meal is providing your body with the fuel it needs to continue throughout the day – unfortunately, this is frequently overlooked. Replenishing your body with the right nutrients will help overall recovery times and stimulate muscle growth.

There are three key components to an effective post-workout meal: carbs, protein and fat. The meal combinations are effectively endless, but here are some of our favourites:

For Breakfast:

  • Multi-grain bread and raw peanuts
  • Oatmeal, whey protein, banana and almonds
  • Egg omelet with avocado on toast

For Lunch or Dinner:

  • Grilled chicken and roasted vegetables
  • Salmon and sweet potato
  • Tuna salad sandwich on whole grain bread

For a Snack:

  • Tuna and crackers
  • Cottage cheese and fruits
  • Pita and hummus

If you decide to get creative and make your own post-meal recipes, just make sure to keep in mind the three tenants of post-workout meals.

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