I have recently been ramping up my training. More mileage means more calories. The question popped into my mind, “I wonder how much more protein I should be getting every day as an endurance athlete?” Come to find out, athletic women need about 66-80 g and athletic men need 84-98 g. This was a huge wake-up call. When I began to calculate how much protein I actually consume on a daily basis, I realized how difficult it is to get the recommended daily amount of protein in your diet without any help from supplements. This sent me on a search for healthy, high-protein recipes.
As endurance athletes it can sometimes be difficult to find the time to prepare a meal or snack that meets our nutritional needs and get in a long ride or workout. Below are three delicious recipes that have a high protein content and are quick and easy to make. Enjoy and keep riding!
With 12 oz of Chicken added, these noodles have 26.2 g of protein per serving, and it only takes 17 minutes to prepare and cook.
Complete Recipe and Nutrition Facts: Nutty Noodles
This Skinny Omelet is made with 2 large egg which have about 13 g of protein and it only takes a around 12 minutes to make. You can also add some chicken or pork to add even more protein.
Complete Recipe: Skinny Omelet
These Healthy Breakfast Cookies have 7.9 g of protein and only take about 25 minutes to make. They can also be shaped into bars for on-the-go nutrition.
Recipe and Nutrition: Healthy Breakfast Cookies
Smoothies are the ultimate quick meal. This Banana Oatmeal Smoothie is made with Greek yogurt which gives it a total of 12 g of protein.
Recipe and Nutrition Facts: Banana Oatmeal Smoothie