• Ellie

Quick Protein Packed Lunch

Updated: Jun 18

Some days I just don't feel like cooking up some big fancy dish, days like today is a perfect example. I woke up feeling lazy this morning. I'm the kind of girl whos mood is massively affected by the weather. If the suns out I'm full of energy but when its grey, cold and rainy it can make me feel a little miserable.

Whenever I feel low, exercise is the last thing on my mind but is always (Well mostly always) the one thing I make myself do. I always start the workout with little motivation but as I continue my mood instantly lifts. They usually turn out to be the best workouts!

I like exercising in the morning, I feel it sets me up for a great day ahead. Lunch is my post-workout meal and by this point, I'm SO HUNGRY, Some may call it Hangry.

This is the time where I want to eat something delicious, high in protein to help replenish my broken muscle fibres and most importantly a dish with the most minimal effort to prepare.

To make this delicious post-workout lunch you will need:

Two slices of bread (I use a Gluten-Free sourdough)

3 tbsp Cottage Cheese

2 large tomatoes

2tbsp light pesto

Mozzarella cheese

Balsamic glaze

And for or an added Protein kick I've added hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds.

Lightly toast the bread and spread the cottage cheese on them. Then top with the rest of the ingredients and finish with the balsamic glaze.

This is a well-balanced meal, Its got a great amount of protein, carbohydrates and fats and it tastes delicious!


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