Recovery Meals

Poor nutrition can hinder a great training session, so remember this tip before your workout. “Plan your recovery meals ahead of time. Prepare your food before you head out for that long, hard workout so that you don’t eat everything in sight when you return. Proper recovery starts with nutrition.” -Coach Liz with Zoom Performance

The Iron Hippie and I have spent some time recently stocking our freezer with homemade yummy goodness…healthy snack options, nutritious soups, curries and browned ground bison (ready to dump into a pasta sauce, put on a pizza, or mix with squash).

Gluten-free Zucchini muffins...the only sweetener in the recipe is agave.
Gluten-free Zucchini muffins…the only sweetener in the recipe is agave.
Gluten-free Power Bars...a healthy pre-workout fuel source.
Gluten-free Power Bars…a healthy pre-workout fuel source.
Homemade soups and curry...Hearty Hamburger Soup, Tomato Soup, Beef and Noodle Soup, Ham and Bean Soup and Red Thai Curry.  YUMMY!!
Homemade soups and curry…Hearty Hamburger Soup, Tomato Soup, Beef and Noodle Soup, Ham and Bean Soup and Red Thai Curry. YUMMY!!

When we get done with a tough workout, we don’t want to have to spend time making recovery fuel…we just want to inhale it!!  It is nice to have food already made, so all we have to do is heat it up and inhale.  🙂  Soups, curry, muffins and nutritious bars are just a few of the foods we made to stock our freezer with.  What foods do you make to stock your freezer with so you can quickly and nutritiously refuel after a tough workout?

Week #2 (Base Training) Totals:

Swim:  5150 yards

Bike:  61.4 miles

Run:  13.0 miles

Strength Training:  2 hours & 15 minutes

Hot Yoga:  3 hours & 30 minutes

Week #2 in the green 😉

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7 thoughts on “Recovery Meals

  1. I do meal planning and prepping every Sunday – and it makes eating so much easier! The hardest thing to prep is my bran muffins because it takes so long – but then I have enough for months!

  2. That’s awesoem to prep all that food! The last thing you want to do after a long, tough workout is make nutritious food.
    I try to have home-baked muffins and fuel at home but I rarely freeze meals. I should do that one weekend!

  3. SO smart! Nick and I really need to bulk cook so we’re not running to the co-op at 8p every night to get dinner. Would love your GF zucchini recipe!

    Great week of training! Lots more green in the future 🙂

    1. Thanks Erin!! I’ll post the recipes for the muffins and power bars soon. We are trying to take a different approach this time around. So far it is working well 😉

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