4 light meals to indulge in after a late workout

After tearing yourself and your muscles apart during a grueling weight-training workout, you will be needing the right kind of food to recover lost energy.

Red pepper and lentil bake

After tearing yourself and your muscles apart during a grueling weight-training workout, you will definitely be needing the right kind of food to recover lost strength.

This should mean adequate protein, about 10 to 20 grams within 30 minutes to an hour after your workout.

With this in mind, here are 4 light dinners that won't leave you feeling too full before bed, but are well packed with the nutrition you need.

Each of these meals have at least 10 grams of protein along with a dose of healthy carbs and weighs in at 350 calories or less.

They may not seem familiar to the average Nigerian, but trust us to get you the recipes you would be needing to throw these meals together so keep on reading.

Lemon tuna pita pocket

Its actually possible to have a high-protein lunch ready in five minutes flat. This fresh tuna salad forgoes the fatty mayo and goes light and bright with lemon, a little olive oil, and a few additional seasonings for flavor.

Total calories are 323 while protein is about 27.9 grams

Red pepper and lentil bake

High in vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber, red bell peppers make a perfect accompaniment to protein-rich lentils in this low-calorie red pepper and lentil recipe. Bake a batch of this dish in advance and reheat as you need a quick evening meal. Total calories contained in this meal is 233, with protein content at 11.6 grams.

Raw gorilla wraps

These fresh, raw, and fast collard green gorilla wraps feature a unique filling: ground walnuts, seasoned with tamari, cumin, and other spices, and topped with your favorite salsa. Total calories at 275 with protein content at 11.2grams.

Broccoli slaw and egg

With over 300 percent of your recommended daily vitamin C, 27 percent of your recommended fiber, and over 14 grams of protein, this 347-calorie broccoli slaw with an egg is a delicious recipe that boosts your immunity while fueling your muscles. You can add mushrooms and zucchini to the mix, but whatever vegetables you have hiding in your fridge will fit the bill. Total calories in this meal is 347 while protein content is at 14.8 grams.

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