Post Workout Pizza

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One of the most important things to do following any workout is to feed your muscles so you can help them grow and to recover. If you’re like me, I grow tired of the same old generic meals so I like to switch it up every once in a while. Here is one of the meals I enjoy and only need 20-minutes to create. And best thing about this meal is, it is super easy to customize and make your own.

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)

Instructions:

  • Set oven to 405F.
  • Sautee or grill your onions (or other veggies) in a pan using Kelapo Coconut Oil spray.
  • Slice tomatoes and chiles and any other veggies.
  • Place them evenly on top of your pizza crust or pita bread.
  • Add your grilled onions.
  • Then, add your choice of protein – I used shrimp – in pieces and add the pieces evenly on the pizza crust.
  • Sprinkle feta cheese on top.
  • You can add cilantro but I like the taste of fresh cilantro so I save that until the end.
  • Bake on the oven rack, NOT a baking sheet, for 15-minutes. Remove from the oven and add any extra topping.
  • Devour and Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: 

Approximate macros: 542 calories, 56g protein, 55g carbs, 16g fat.

About the Author

photo 1 (1)Kevin is a fitness enthusiast out of Dallas, TX. When he saw himself in his friend’s Facebook photo he knew it was time to make a change. He was overweight, felt sluggish and had steadily rising blood pressure. So, he did what many people try to do – he started exercising to try to “out train” a poor diet. He quickly learned through periods of weight cycling that if he was going to accomplish his fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet, complemented by hard work in the gym.

He started studying nutrition and got started cooking! In 2012 Kevin started a small blog to share his meals online in order to build a community around healthy food ideas.

The blog was called Fit Men Cook and it had a simple message and belief system – “Our bodies are built in the kitchen, Sculpted in the gym.”

Kevin firmly believes that healthier food options do not have to be boring. Ever. In fact, they are pretty tasty!

Fit (Wo)Men Cook is the “fit” story of all of us. It is taking your individual success stories and things (in nutrition & fitness) that have worked for you, and sharing those ideas with the masses so we can all grow, improve together. Just everyday people – no matter the fitness level or athletic ability – aiming to live the best life possible through fitness and healthy eating. Are you a Fit (Wo)Men Cook?

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