You've just worked out. Hard. And now you're ravenous. Sound familiar? Yes, it's extremely important to refuel after a sweat (or romp) sesh, but you don't want to undo what you just did.
Remember, abs are made in the kitchen; here are 3 protein-packed recipes that are easy to make, healthy, and under 300 calories:
1. DIY Trail Mix: 1/4 nuts, 1/4 dried fruit, 1/4 cup seeds, 1-2 tablespoons flaked coconut, 1-2 tablespoons chocolate chips. Mix together and portion 1/4 cup into baggies to store in your gym bag.
2. PBB&T: 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter, 1 banana, 1 whole wheat toast. Spread the PB on the toast, slice the banana in half and place it in the bread, fold the bread up and eat-up!
3. Smoothie: 1/2 cup cherries (fresh or frozen (they help with soreness too!)), 1/2-1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt, 1 banana, 1 tablespoon nuts, water or milk to smooth it out. Blend all ingredients in a blender either the night before or the day of, garnish with more nuts and/or fruit.