Refuel chicken and quinoa Middle Eastern salad

Try this Middle Eastern-inspired protein-packed salad for a nutritious way to boost your recovery post-run.

by Annie Rice

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This protein packed salad will give you all the recovery you need post-run. Quinoa is your super grain; it’s far more nutritionally rich than most grains with a decent dose of protein, plus it contains anti-inflammatory compounds, so great for your post-workout muscles. Added to the chicken breast, this salad offers 60g of protein a pop. The tomatoes and red pepper provide vitamin C to give your slightly weakened post-run immune system a lift, and the pine nuts contain the good kind of monounsaturated fatty acids to help lower cholesterol. The cinnamon in the dressing also gives your metabolism a kick – bonus. 

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