Rustle up fast food that's far tastier and healthier than your local takeaway
If you’re fed up of ruining your hard work with greasy takeaways, put down the phone and pick up your pinny. With ready-to-use ingredients, you can cook post-run meals that are far healthier – and cheaper – than the ‘goods’ from your local takeaway.Ditch: Takeaway cheese and tomato pizzaSwitch: Muscle-repairing veg and chicken pizzaPrepared chicken breast strips have a stellar 11:1 protein-to-fat ratio to help build muscle. And pesto, which is full of pine nuts, parmesan and olive oil, provides a tasty shot of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. “Enjoy this right after a run, when you can benefit from the extra sodium found in the packaged ingredients to replace what you lose in sweat,” says sports dietitian and marathoner Rebecca Scritchfield.Make it!Place a 12-inch pizza base on a baking sheet and bake at 200C for six minutes, then remove. Cover with 180ml of jarred pesto, then top with rocket, torn ready-cooked chicken breast strips, sliced red peppers, sliced olives, torn fresh basil and a small block of crumbled goat’s cheese. Season and grill for one minute.Try this: Use baby spinach instead of rocket; sub in low-fat grated mozzarella for goat’s cheese; use wholewheat pittas to make mini pizzas.
I like food too. I find it hard to do without it, to be honest.
I don't like cheese much either.
I've been Vege since I was 10 yrs old - I'm 40 now
There have been some big changes over the years here in the UK Although it depends on where you go.
I don't get Chinese restaurants/take aways marking dishes with oyster sauce in as vege - Vegetarians do NOT eat meat or fish
Ive tried this meal. Very nice.
I did amend it slightly as not a big fan of rice so I added prawns/chicken & cashew nuts to veg stir fry. Ver tasky and does not bloat as would with rice. Lovely after a run.
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