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The Perfect Post-Exercise Meal: I Love Beef Mince!

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After a great workout, it's important to refuel your body with a balanced meal. Beef mince can be the star ingredient for a yummy, post-exercise dish that's loaded with nutrients - helping to support muscle recovery and replenish energy stores. Here's how to create the perfect post-workout meal using beef mince:

Go for lean beef mince, ideally with no more than 10% saturated fat. As part of a well-balanced diet, the protein in lean beef mince can provide the essential amino acids your body may need for muscle repair and growth.

Carbohydrates play a crucial role in replenishing your body's glycogen stores after a workout or sports game. Pair your beef mince with wholegrains or a starchy vegetables base (e.g. brown rice, quinoa, kūmara, or potato) to create two thirds of a nourishing meal that fuels your recovery.

Incorporate a variety of colourful veggies into your beef mince dish. This will help you get a wide range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibre. The nutrients in vegetables can support recovery as well as overall health, so it’s a win-win. Consider mixing in veggies like spinach, capsicum, or zucchini for added nutrition and flavour.

After a workout, you'll want a meal that's quick to prepare as well as tastes good. One easy and versatile option is a beef mince stir-fry.

Depending on the type of cuisine you fancy, here are a few options for quick, easy and tasty beef mince stir fries:

Beef Chow Mein

Thai Beef Larb

Mince Fried Rice

By experimenting with delicious recipes that have lean beef mince, hearty carbs and colourful veggies, you'll create the perfect post-exercise meal to support your recovery. Smash out those workouts then enjoy whipping up some tasty meals!

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Posted by Stacey Waaka