What I eat: Eating for extended recovery (5/6)

This is the time of an hour or two after exercise, when I’ve already taken a shower and cooled down a bit. By then hunger slowly creeps in, especially if I skipped the previous nutrition phase. If I am at home, this is the time for my largest meal of the day. And these are my most varied meals, but they are mainly vegetables with some kind of meat or fish. I rotate composition of vegetables just enough to prevent meal dullness, including more starchy vegetables (i.e. potatoes, carrots…) only after hard training sessions. My two favorite vegetable meals would be “roasted vegetables” and “vegetable puree”, as I could throw in a variety of vegetables with an option to include starchy ones as well.

The grilled vegetables are especially convenient dish, as one can include strips of meat of minced meat as well, add some nuts (i.e. macadamia, almonds) or cream to make the taste even richer. The caloric content is easily varied by added butter in which the vegetables are roasted, while the carb content is controlled via starchy vegetables.

Minced meat on butter, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, kale, Brussels sprouts, macadamia nuts (51 g carbs, 69 g protein, 119 g fat, 1.551 kCal)

Minced meat on butter, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, kale, Brussels sprouts, macadamia nuts (51 g carbs, 69 g protein, 119 g fat, 1.551 kCal)

Vegetable puree is also convenient and a nice side dish to a steak, fish or roasted liver! I usually add some coconut flour, some flax seed flour, some sour cream or butter in the puree to enhance the flavor and increase its firmness.

Roasted liver on butter with onion & vegetable puree from cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, sour cream, coconut flour, flax seed flower (50 g carbs, 62 g protein, 83 g fat, 1.242 kCal)

Roasted liver on butter with onion & vegetable puree from cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, sour cream, coconut flour, flax seed flower (50 g carbs, 62 g protein, 83 g fat, 1.242 kCal)

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