Recovery meals (veggie)

dpGoose
dpGoose Posts: 14
edited June 2013 in Road general
Could anyone share some good (and tasty) post exercise veggie meals. There are lots of ideas in various magazines but very few are of the veggie variety.

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  • prhymeate
    prhymeate Posts: 795
    I can't recommend any personally, but a quick google found this site which might be useful. http://www.nomeatathlete.com/
  • lawrences
    lawrences Posts: 1,011
    Porridge with cheese.
  • buckles
    buckles Posts: 694
    Beans on toast
    Scrambled egg on toast
    Pasta with eggs, garlic, chilli and broccoli
    Rice with vegetarian chilli (either make without beef or use lentils or TVP 'mince' instead of beef)
    Potato omlette
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  • simon_masterson
    simon_masterson Posts: 2,740
    I'm not actually a vegetarian (though I once was, and I went to a vegetarian school, unlike most people); I just object to the abomination that is factory meat farming, and therefore my diet is mostly vegetarian. I use beans as one of my protein sources - usually tinned bean mixes from the supermarket. They're cheap(ish), available and easy to prepare (I use them for my lunch at work). Very carb-dense, though; make sure to allow for this...

    Other than that, lentils are good, (though not the most protein-rich), and eggs and dairy (I'd struggle to give up my silver top milk!) can also be good sources. I use natural yoghurt with my breakfast, and mozzarella with my lunch. I've heard much about tempeh and things like that (disregarding some peoples' concerns about soy, for the moment), but not tried.
  • Cleat Eastwood
    Cleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    Sweet potato and spinach bake - yummy.

    not the recipe I use - mine had no onions but this looks good

    http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/swee ... inach-bake
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  • metronome
    metronome Posts: 670
    I've heard much about tempeh and things like that (disregarding some peoples' concerns about soy, for the moment), but not tried.

    +1 for Tempeh. If you can find it fresh, great. If not it can often be found in health store freezers and left to thaw for a day. Like Miso, Tempeh undergoes a fermentation process so it's said that it's easily digested compared to bean curd.

    Quinoa's great because it's high in carbs and like Soya, is a high source of complete protein. Because it's a seed you can treat it like Bulgar Wheat or rice etc - It goes with anything.
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  • dpGoose
    dpGoose Posts: 14
    lawrences wrote:
    Porridge with cheese.

    Really? That doesn't sound too tasty.

    The sweet potato and spinach bake will be on the menu this week though.

    Thanks
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    Baked sweet spud with homemade baked beans and a dollop of cottage cheese on top.
  • andy9964
    andy9964 Posts: 930
    Quorn sausages sliced, with peppers, mushrooms, onions, chillies and garlic.
    Fry 'em all in a wok with a little oil.
    Add a pasta sauce of your choice and maybe a tin of chopped tomatoes if you want to make a few of meals out of it. It'll simmer quite happily for 20 mins or so, if you want to reduce and thicken the sauce (after the tinned tom's have been added)
    Serve on a pasta of your choice. I usually have spaghetti or tagliatelle
  • chris_bass
    chris_bass Posts: 4,913
    Andy9964 wrote:
    Quorn sausages sliced, with peppers, mushrooms, onions, chillies and garlic.
    Fry 'em all in a wok with a little oil.
    Add a pasta sauce of your choice and maybe a tin of chopped tomatoes if you want to make a few of meals out of it. It'll simmer quite happily for 20 mins or so, if you want to reduce and thicken the sauce (after the tinned tom's have been added)
    Serve on a pasta of your choice. I usually have spaghetti or tagliatelle

    that sounds pretty good to me :)
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  • simonhead
    simonhead Posts: 1,399
    As someone that lives with a reformed vegetarian (converted back to eating meat) the wife found a lot of vegetarian meals are bleading boring. Trying to eat vegetarian out is often really tough, you get the usual vegetarian lasagne, pasta with tomato sauce or if you are really lucky some sort of 3 bean stew/chilli/curry.

    Quorn itself tastes of nothing, although some of the flavoured products (mint lamb chop style things) are OK.

    One of the best things that we used to eat was a vegetarian pad thai which was great after a ride or rugby, also butternut squash, roasted and filled with pea and mint risotto, peanut and sweetcorn fritters (great starter on their own) with thai green vegetable curry soup. The best of all is mattar paneer (Cheese and pea curry) on garlic and coriander rice with a couple of home made stuffed paratha.
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  • Go to any of those cheapo bookshops and you are sure to find a selection of vegetarian cookbooks for £2 or £3 a pop...then just experiment away!

    Paella or risotto are good for carbing-up.
  • gryfon23
    gryfon23 Posts: 64
    Search out a copy of the Thrive Diet by Brendan Fraser or google his name for recipes. All sorts of recovery smoothies can be made . All of his stuff is vegan. Really interesting book.
  • Bar Shaker
    Bar Shaker Posts: 2,313
    My favourite is beans on toast, a sprinkling of grated cheese and a dash of Worcester sauce.

    Does that get you salivating?
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  • simonhead
    simonhead Posts: 1,399
    gryfon23 wrote:
    Search out a copy of the Thrive Diet by Brendan Fraser or google his name for recipes. All sorts of recovery smoothies can be made . All of his stuff is vegan. Really interesting book.

    Not the Brendan Fraser in "the Mummy" i suppose
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