3 of the Quickest Post Workout Meals

Who can relate?

  • You get back late and cant be arsed to cook?
  • Too tired after training to make anything complicated
  • Limited food in the fridge
  • Didn’t have time to prepare anything

Here’s 3 meals that will take less than 10 minutes to make and have all the vital nutrients to help you recover from your workout.

Cod with avocado & mango salad

 Prep Time5 Minutes
 Cook Time8 Minutes


  • 1-2 cod fillets
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1/2 Mango
  • Lime
  • Chopped corriander
  • Optional tomatoes, cucumber, peppers or any other salad ingredients you want to add.
  1. Squeeze the lime juice onto the cod fillets, Bake for 8 mins at 180c or pan fry until the fish flakes easily but is still moist.
  2. Meanwhile, put the rest of the ingredients, plus the remaining lime juice and zest, in a bowl and combine well. Spoon onto plates and top with the cod, spooning over any juices in the dish.

Cous Cous Salad (vegan options)

 Prep Time10 Minutes
 Cook Time0 Minutes
  • 100g couscous
  • 200ml hot vegetable or chicken stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 1 red pepper
  • finely chopped red or spring onion
  • ½ cucumber
  • 2tbsp pesto
  • for vegan add either chickpeas, black beans, pine nuts or chia seeds
  • for non vegan add 50g feta cubed cheese or grated cheddar cheese
  • Optional meat including; tuna, chicken, ham, boiled eggs. (could add on cooking time if not pre prepared)
  1. Tip the couscous into a large bowl and pour over the stock.
  2. Cover, then leave for 10 mins until fluffy and all the stock has been absorbed.
  3. Meanwhile, slice the onions and pepper and then add these to the couscous, fork through the pesto, crumble in the feta, then sprinkle over any additional ingredients.

Prawn garlic and lemon Linguine

 Prep Time10 Minutes
 Cook Time10 Minutes
  • 200g linguine
  • 2-3 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 50g butter
  • 175g king prawns
  • finely grated zest 1 lemon, then cut the lemon into wedges
  • small pack parsley, chopped
  1. Boil the pasta following the pack.
  2. Meanwhile cook the garlic into the butter until softened.
  3. Add the prawns and cook until they are pink, once they are cooked add in the lemon zest to the pan.
  4. Once cooked drain the pasta and toss into the pan with the prawn mixture and add the parsley until well mixed.

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