A heavy workout breaks down muscle tissue, which starts repairing itself immediately after the workout session. This process is known as anabolism and requires a great deal of nutrients to replenish the body of all the fat and nutrition it lost. Proteins are a very rich source of energy. That’s why nutritionists recommend a protein-rich diet post workout. There’s no point putting your body through all the stress of exercising and leaving it weaker than before. Of all the protein rich foods, egg is one product that is readily available in the kitchen and can be cooked in no time. Eggs, when boiled, retain most of their nutritional content and ooze out proteins in the body when consumed. Whole eggs contain about 6 grams of high quality proteins and most of the vitamins to recharge the body muscles.
Try these lip-smacking, protein-rich boiled egg dishes after a good workout:
1. Egg Salad
Boiled eggs combined with fresh foods like cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, lemon juice and cottage cheese will not only freshen up your body but also uplift your mind after a strenuous session in the gym. Add flavourings and toppings of your choice and enjoy this energising post-workout meal.
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2. Lettuce Egg Wrap
Iceberg lettuce leaves make for excellent low-carb substitute for breads. Make a mixture of mashed boiled eggs (including yolk), olive oil, some honey, coriander leaves, salt and black pepper. Scoop the mixture in the lettuce cups and just hog.
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3. Egg Sandwich
Cut boiled eggs into small chunks. Add tomatoes, onions, thyme, rosemary, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Dust some chaat masala atop and mix everything well. Now, spread homemade mint chutney on your multigrain bread and fill the mixture to make a sandwich. This simple, easy-to-make meal will fill your body with the abundance of nutrition.
4. Devilled Eggs
Devilled eggs, also known as Russian eggs or stuffed eggs, are hard-boiled eggs cut into two halves and topped with a creamy paste of egg yolk mixed with mayonnaise, herbs and spices of your choice. You can create a healthier version of it by skipping mayonnaise and adding a dash of olive oil and some Greek yogurt to the paste. Trust us; this small bite-sized meal will still taste heavenly!
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Eggs are one of the most versatile and health-friendly foods. You can be creative and prepare a number of meals with boiled eggs. With a delicious boiled egg meal waiting for you at home, you’ll be even more motivated to go through till the end of your dreadful workout.