Post Game Pasta
If you’re going to have a high carb meal, after a game or workout is the time to do it. It helps to replenish glycogen stores and get you on your way to recovery. Ideally a recovery meal will have about 3 parts carbs to 1 part protein. By using chickpea pasta in this dish, we get a higher protein “grain” for the pasta, and when you add the chicken you get that great recovery ratio of 3-1.
Here’s how to throw together a great post game meal with chickpea pasta. This will make enough for your meal and you will have some leftover for the week.
1-lb box of chickpea pasta, any shape you want
3 grilled chicken breasts, sliced
1 quart cherry or grape tomatoes
2 cup2 shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
extra virgin olive oil
- Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box
- Drain the cooked pasta, and toss in chicken, tomatoes, basil, and a drizzle of olive oil
- Place the pasta mixture into a 9×12 casserole dish
- Top with mozzarella cheese and put it under the broiler until cheese is melted, about 5-7 minutes.
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