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Perfect Post-Run Dinner


This is one of my favorite dinners post a long run.  It has everything the body needs to replenish itself… protein, carbs, veggies… and none of the calories.  It’s extremely filling and very satisfying.  Let me break it down (everything here is grilled):

  • 1.5 servings of jumbo shrimp = 100 calories (15 g of protein, plus bonus potassium)
  • Green bell pepper = 30 calories (bonus potassium, mega vitamin C)
  • Grape tomatoes = 13 calories for 6 (vitamin A, not to mention the lycopene for bone health and the antioxidant properties)
  • White onion = 50 calories (with potassium and vitamin C and anti-inflammatory properties)
  • Sweet potato = 90 calories (POWER food!  They contain vitamins B6, C, D, iron, magnesium, and iron!)
  • 1/4 cup brown long-grain rice (okay, not grilled) = 80 calories (complex carb reload)
  • EVOO = 100 calories

Total  = 463 calories!  Satisfying, filling, and healthy!  Try it!  You just might like it!