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Post-workout Pizza

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 542
Protein 56g
Fat 16g
Carbs 55g
Total Time 15m

Yes, you can eat pizza even when you are watching your diet! But, the best time for eating pizza is definitely as a post-workout meal. 

 

The benefit especially men would love is that pizza is great for post-workout bulking. If you’re also trying to lose weight or build lean muscle, 56 grams of protein sounds attractive.  

 

The best way to balance between the food you like to eat and a healthy diet is to make your own pizza at home. You can control the amount of protein and carbohydrates which you need after training. The main problem with frozen or delivered pizzas is the leak of nutrients. 

 

How to make this awesome Pizza?

 

For this pizza recipe, you will need 7 simple ingredients. Before you start, preheat the oven to 450F.

 

Place slices of tomatoes and chiles on wholewheat pizza crust or pizza bread. Cut onions and grill them in a pan using Kelapo Coconut Oil spray. Add it on top of the pizza. 

 

You can add a source of protein of your choice. I chose my favorite for this recipe, shrimps. Now, add the pieces of shrimps to the pizza.

 

Then, sprinkle cheese on top. I use reduced fat Feta cheese for this recipe. You can add cilantro now or later, depending on if you prefer the taste of fresh cilantro. I save that for the end.

 

I don’t use baking sheets, I bake pizza on the oven rack. Bake for about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and add any extra topping.

 

Of all foods to eat, admit it, this will be your favorite post workout meal. Except you adore pizza, you will also like the nutrients. Approximate macros are 56g of protein, 55g of carbs, 16h of fats, and 542 calories in total.

 

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Enjoy.

 

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Post-workout Pizza

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Serving size of cooked shrimp or choice of protein (I used 6oz of cooked shrimp)
  • 1 small multigrain pizza crust (or pita bread if you do not have pizza crust)
  • 3/4 heirloom tomato or Roma tomato cut thinly
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat Feta cheese
  • fresh cilantro and lime (always keep these on hand)
  • 2 roasted green chiles (optional)
  • 1/4 cup sautéed red onions (optional)
Steps
  1. Set oven to 405F.
  2. Sautee or grill your onions (or other veggies) in a pan using Kelapo Coconut Oil spray.
  3. Slice tomatoes and chiles and any other veggies. Place them evenly on top of your pizza crust or pita bread. Add your grilled onions.
  4. Then, add your choice of protein – I used shrimp – in pieces and add the pieces evenly on the pizza crust.
  5. Sprinkle feta cheese on top.  You can add cilantro but I like the taste of fresh cilantro so I save that until the end.
  6. Bake on the oven rack, NOT a baking sheet, for 15-minutes.  Remove from the oven and add any extra topping.
  7. Devour

Approximate macros.

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Calories
542
Protein
56g
Fat
16g
Carbs
55g
Sodium
-
Fiber
-
Sugar
-
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.