High protein post-workout recipe under 400 calories

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Today, I would like to talk to you about a great recipe that you can easily prepare in your kitchen:

High protein post-workout meal.

So easy to make, and a great option that can everyone enjoy.

If you have different ideas or suggestions for the recipe whose components and preparation stages I have shared below, and if you think the recipe will be better with these suggestions, please share them with me.

Let's dive into the recipe.

Quinoa and Chickpea Salad (Under 400 kcal):


  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas (or canned, rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 small cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup diced tofu or tempeh


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, chickpeas, bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and cilantro.
  2. If using, add the diced tofu or tempeh to the bowl.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour the dressing over the quinoa and chickpea mixture, and toss well to combine.
  5. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  6. Serve the quinoa and chickpea salad as a protein-packed post-workout meal under 400 calories.

By reducing the quantities of quinoa, chickpeas, and other ingredients, we can create a lighter version of the recipe while still maintaining a good balance of flavors and protein. Feel free to adjust the portion sizes according to your dietary needs and preferences.

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