Looking for something hearty to top off an autumn workout?
Now that the colder climate has fully settled in Malta, it’s time for our diets to change with the times. Look through these seven seasonal dishes that are sure to leave you stuffed and energised to take on the winter months!
1. Kale & Goat Cheese Pizza
Don’t be alarmed by the word ‘pizza’! We managed to find a recipe that has all the things we love about pizza but gives it a healthy twist. A whole-wheat base, goat cheese substitute and some nutritious kale to top it off will do the trick for a pizza that can pack a protein-punch.
2. Pumpkin Pie Protein Pancakes
These pancakes take the classic fall Pumpkin Spice Latte to the next level! This stack is fluffy, tasty and soft but don’t let it fool you. They’re full of protein and will leave you feeling full, satisfied and ready to take on a morning workout or simply a productive day.
3. Creamy Chicken, Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms One-Pot Pasta
The quickest and easiest recipe yet on this list. One pot will get you a plate of delicious pasta, with chicken and vegetables all cooked at the same time. The perfect way to wrap up a busy day with a scrumptious dish and, the best part, little to no fuss required!
4. Spaghetti Squash Peanut “Noodles” with Chicken
Classic fall ingredients given an oriental twist. The spaghetti squash is the star of this dish: topped with a classic roasted chicken, some charred bok choy and a delicious chinese style sauce. This combination of ingredients makes for the perfect weekend meal to prepare and enjoy.
5. Jack-o’-Lantern Stuffed Peppers
Nothing screams autumn like a Halloween themed dish, but this one isn’t just for fun! It’s full to the brim with protein and nutrients to supplement a visit to the gym. Either take these to a Halloween party to impress or just have yourself a festive night while still getting those gains.
6. Quinoa Power Salad
For a fresh twist on typical autumn recipes, take a look at this vibrant salad. Easy to put together on a slow evening and leave for lunch the day after. It’s loaded with protein- and fiber-rich ingredients from chicken and sweet potato to quino and a bunch of power greens.
7. Apple-Cinnamon Protein Crepes
Closing it off with a sweet treat that’s deceivingly jam-packed with protein. These crepes could work for a quick dessert, an afternoon tea or just a cheeky sweet treat on the weekend. Whatever you do, just know you’re getting in a good dose of protein either way.
Which one of these loaded recipes are you giving a go first?