Quick Dinners After Work-Out?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Birdee106:  I find that the best thing to do is have all of the prepping done the night before so that when you get home all you have to do is cook / throw it all together.

Make sure your meat is thawed, Vegies washed and chopped, etc.

Chicken always cooks fast, as does most “cuts” or “chops”. And Salad doesnt need to be cooked so doing something like a Chix Ceasar is super quick, delicious and satisfying.


Post # 4
2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think skinnytaste has the original recipe but we like fiesta sweet potatoes – black beans, greek yogurt and salsa on baked sweet potatoes.  Great post-workout meal!

Post # 5
17 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Birdee106:  Chicken breasts are quick, easy and healthy.

Post # 6
687 posts
Busy bee

I don’t usually make anything quick either. What about whole wheat spiral pasta tossed with either pesto or herbs (parsley, basil, mint), lemon, peas, and parmesan or feta?

Post # 7
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Birdee106:  This is me every day! I work out and then shop and get home around 7:30 and have to whip up a quick meal.

My go to favorites are bbq chicken (in oven or on bbq) with rice (any flavor) and steamed veggies plus a salad. If the DH needs more carbs I can whip out some fresh French bread.

Another option we had last night was stir fry, just throw everything in the wok and let it cook and add seasoning. I cook the meat seperately along with his egg rolls. Usually ready in about 15-20 minutes.

My favorite options are tacos (easy as pie) or fajitas (a little more prep, but still easy). Also boboli pizza literally requires no effort other than turning on the oven and putting on toppings, plus the making of a salad…10-15 you are done.

Post # 8
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

eggs with some veggies thrown in.


Post # 9
205 posts
Helper bee

@Birdee106:  My favorite– bunless turkey burgers made in the broiler, and add a jar of salsa to 2 lbs. of ground turkey…good for the next day too! I usually cut up raw onions & tomatoe on the side.

Post # 10
13168 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

My 20 minute meal (which is pretty much just cook time – there’s not much prep work):

  • Bake a fillet of fish (we do a lot of tilapia) seasoned with whatever you fancy in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Chop up squash and zucchini and saute on the stovetop while the fish cooked (again, seasoned to your fancy).

The fish and the veggies both finish at about the same time and you have a healthy and yummy meal to eat! 🙂

Post # 11
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I tend to do stuff like make a large portion of food on the weekend and then re-heat throughout the week.

Or prep something the night before and let it cook during the day (in a crockpot) or while you work out. I made a really good pork loin that only took 3 hours to cook so I mixed up the seasoning/vegetables and stored them in a bowl in the fridge overnight, then when I got home at 5:30, I threw it all in the crockpot and then went running.

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