Looking for a post workout meal idea? Try out this 5 ingredient potato bowl along with a tall glass of water to help refuel your body after a hard workout. This bowl is easy to make, especially if you already have some of the ingredients pre-cooked!
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Potatoes USA wants you to know that potatoes make a great addition to pre- and post- workout meals and I would have to agree with them! Potatoes are not the enemy as many people seem to think they are. As long as they aren’t deep fried, soaked in oil, loaded with butter, sour cream, cheese, etc. then they really do provide an excellent source of nutrition for any meal.
Some like to fuel workouts ahead of time, while others particularly like to focus on post workout meals and nutrition. It really depends on what your goals are and what sort of exercise you are doing. Potatoes, though, can work for both.
The meal that I am featuring is great for a post workout option. Hint: skip the cheese and make sure your ham is lean if you are doing a lot of strength as your workout. After your workout, you don’t need to go overboard with food ( a mistake made by many), but it certainly helps to refuel with a mixture that is higher in carbs and protein. If you sweat a lot during your workout, it is important to replace the electrolytes you lost (sodium and potassium are good ones to think about). Hint: no this does not mean the salt shaker. There are plenty of foods that can give you the sodium you need without the addition of added salt.
This is where the potato can enter and become a great choice for fuel. It provides carbs (complex that take longer to break down thanks to the starch), potassium (fun fact= more potassium than a banana), fiber (EAT THE SKIN) and is low in fat= great energy and workout food. You need to properly feed your body if you want it to perform it’s best. Great areas to focus on are eating whole, real foods (and not the processed, fast and packaged foods that we are bombarded with nowadays) and staying hydrated.
P.S. Writing this post makes me miss our home garden. You’ve heard me talk about that people, but we also grow potatoes! Hint: Potatoes are Super easy to grow. You pretty much just need a place to bury them and that’s it. The key is making sure the potato is ready to plant. It has to have ‘eyes’ (sprouts) and then you are good to go! Plant a piece with a sprout in the earth and let mother nature do it’s thing!
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Broccoli Ham Egg & Cheese Potato Bowl [Clean, GF]
- 1 Russet potato keep the skin
- 1/3 cup broccoli chopped
- 1/4 cup ham diced
- 1 egg scrambled
- 1 T mozzarella cheese shredded
Cook your potato, broccoli (if raw) with your preferred method (see notes)
As the above are cooking, dice your ham and brown (optional) in a pan. Set aside in bowl.
Once all is cooked, combine in the bowl, top with the optional cheese, eat and enjoy!
There are various ways to make this meal come together quickly. Below are cooking options, depending on what you have. Also, feel free to scramble egg with the cooked potato, ham and broccoli for even quicker prep!
-if you already have one pre-baked. Just dice and heat (or vice versa). Feel free to brown in a pan
-if you have time to bake your potato then go ahead and do so. If not, you can wash your potato, stab with a fork and cook in the microwave for 3-5 minutes or until cooked through. Alternatively, you can dice the potato and either steam or boil until cooked (can steam along with the broccoli if raw)
-Chop and steam if raw. Defrost and heat if frozen
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