Fitness recipes can help you achieve your weight-loss goals while enjoying delicious and nutritious food that’s easy to prepare. It doesn’t matter what meal of the day it is, there are always ways to incorporate some delicious fruit, veggies, grains, or protein into your diet. Even if you’re on the go and have limited time in the kitchen, you can whip up any one of these fitness recipes in just 15 minutes or less.
Which food is best for fitness?
You can’t just eat any old food to get the nutrients you need for a healthy diet. You need foods that are high in protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and water.
Different types of dishes will give you different nutrients- some might have more of one nutrient than another- so it’s important to mix up your menu with both vegan dishes as well as meat dishes. Vegetables can be eaten as snacks or as side dishes, but it’s also best to incorporate them into main courses. For example, kale salad is good for a side dish while kale pizza is great for the main course.
Spinach, Basil, Tomato, and Mozzarella Frittata
This Spinach, Basil, Tomato, and Mozzarella Frittata is a hearty breakfast recipe that’s perfect for fueling your workouts. Spinach is high in iron and antioxidants, basil is great for digestion, tomatoes are rich in lycopene (a powerful antioxidant), and mozzarella provides calcium.
This dish has it all! You can enjoy this frittata as an omelet with avocado toast or serve it on top of a salad or roasted potatoes. It also tastes amazing cold and makes an excellent snack when you need some fuel between meals. Add sliced avocados, spinach leaves, black olives, cherry tomatoes, and balsamic vinegar.
How do I prepare meals for the gym?
All of the fitness recipes in this blog are designed to be eaten before or after a workout. After all, one of the most important things you can do for your diet is to make sure you get enough protein! Eating protein before or after your workout will help you recover faster from your workouts and build more muscle. Protein also provides long-lasting energy, so it’s perfect for fueling your workouts!
Spicy Asian Quinoa Salad
This recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner, is high in protein and fiber, and will leave you feeling satisfied while keeping your waistline in check. It’s also a great way to use up leftover quinoa. In a medium-sized bowl, add 1 cup of cooked quinoa, 1⁄2 cup chopped red pepper (or any other vegetables), 3 tablespoons of peanuts or cashews, 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds (or tahini), the juice of 1 lime, 1 teaspoon soy sauce and 2 teaspoons sriracha.
Toss well before adding the remaining 1⁄4 cup of chopped vegetables (cucumbers, carrots). Season with salt to taste before serving cold or at room temperature.
Skillet Pizzas with Vegetables
This dish is a great way to have pizza without guilt. Skillet pizzas are cooked in a skillet on the stovetop, which helps them cook quicker than if they were baked in the oven. This recipe calls for less cheese than traditional pizzas, but it still tastes amazing! Serve with a side of green vegetables for a complete meal. Experiment with other toppings such as chicken or spicy pepperoni for variation.
A dish that is easy, healthy, and delicious – what more could you want? This dish is a great alternative for those who are vegetarian or vegan. The recipe calls for a little bit of olive oil, a sliced red onion, one clove of garlic (minced), one package of tempeh (cubed), five large bell peppers (cut into strips), one can fire roasted tomatoes with green chilies, salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder.
Saute the onions in the olive oil until they become translucent and add the garlic, cooking for 30 seconds before adding the tempeh. Add salt and pepper as needed. Once everything is cooked through, pour in the can of fire-roasted tomatoes with green chilies and bring it to a boil before lowering it down to simmer on low heat. Once this mixture has been simmering on low heat for about 15 minutes, add in the bell peppers.
Grilled Salmon with Asparagus
Who doesn’t love a grilled salmon dinner? It’s easy, fast, healthy, and delicious. The only thing that takes time is cooking the asparagus. If you’re looking for a new way to cook asparagus, try roasting them with olive oil, salt, and pepper in the oven. All it takes is 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Add a little lemon juice for an extra zing! Oven-roasted asparagus is perfect if you don’t have any other vegetables or sides planned for your meal. It also pairs well with some brown rice, couscous, or quinoa. If you are on a gluten-free diet or just want to avoid gluten for health reasons, then this dish can be prepared without any carbs if desired.
Throw together a quick meal using one can of beans, shredded cheese, onion, chili powder, and salt for a protein-packed dish. Top with avocado slices or your favorite salsa. You can use the bean mixture as a dip for chips, in tacos, or as a filling for burritos! Add some fresh corn kernels to the mix if you want an extra boost of vitamin C.
A healthy start to any day is going without anything but water until lunchtime. It will cleanse your digestive system and allow it time to work better on its schedule so you won’t feel bloated later in the day.
Kidney Beans with Smoked Turkey Sausage
This recipe is a great option for those who want something quick, healthy, and filling. It features kidney beans as the protein-rich base, smoked turkey sausage, kale to give it some crunch, garlic for flavor, and red pepper flakes for a kick. Plus it’s gluten-free! You can make this dish in under 30 minutes too so there is no excuse not to make this tonight. Add a side of whole wheat pasta or brown rice if you’re looking for an additional source of carbohydrates before your workout session.
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