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3 easy sandwich recipes to refuel you after exercising

One of the best ways on how to maintain good health while locked down at home is to exercise and do a lot of physical activities. There are a lot of easy workout options such as doing household chores, skipping rope, and light jogging in your front yard.


3 easy sandwich recipes to refuel you after exercising 




    If you want to really work up a good sweat, you can watch workout videos on YouTube or order gym equipment online and subscribe to a virtual fitness plan. Your home workout options are actually (almost) limitless so there is no excuse to forego physical health during the new normal. 

    Being mindful of good nutrition 


    A good intensive physical activity can really work up an appetite. What’s great about staying at home though is that you have the flexibility to prepare a light, nutritious, and satisfying snack. Contrary to what many people believe, it is not bad to have a portion-controlled meal after exercising. 

    In the end, it is having the right kind of food that is the secret to healthy post-workout snacks. As I had mentioned in a previous post, take advantage of the opportunity to prepare healthy meals especially now that you are at home during most occasions. 

    Eat to recover


    The amount of muscle that one will develop plus the rate in which one’s energy will be replenished will depend on the quality as well as the quantity of one’s after-workout meal.

    The critical window is the first hour immediately after exercising; what you will consume during that time will have a long-term effect on your body.

    Whole grain wheat bread

    As such, eat a balanced meal of carbohydrates and protein to help refuel your body and build muscles. By doing this, you will feel more energetic, whether in your next workout or in your daily household tasks.

    Healthy sandwich recipes for your post-workout snacks


    One of the easiest meals to prepare is sandwiches. Thus, here are three easy sandwich recipes that you can prepare using simple ingredients and healthy bread like Baker John Wheat Bread and Carrot Pandesal.

    Healthy wheat bread

    You can try these recipes whenever a craving hits you while working from home or after some physically-demanding activities. 

    A. Peanut Butter, Banana, Honey Sandwich


    Ingredients:


    • 2 tbsp all-natural peanut butter
    • 1 medium banana, sliced
    • 1 tbsp honey
    • 2 slices Baker John Whole Grain Wheat Bread, lightly toasted

    Procedure:


    1. Spread the peanut butter on a piece of bread.
    2. Put the banana slices over the peanut butter
    3. Drizzle honey over the bananas and peanut butter
    4. Place the remaining piece of bread over the sandwich and you are done 

    Nutritional benefits:


    This sandwich provides a good amount of fiber, carbohydrates, protein, and a balanced level of glucose that the body needs. This is good for that much-needed boost of energy after a tiring activity.

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    Healthy and delicious peanut butter, banana, and honey sandwich.

    Ingredients:
    • 2 tbsp all-natural peanut butter
    • 1 medium banana, sliced
    • 1 tbsp honey
    • 2 slices Baker John Whole Grain Wheat Bread, lightly toasted
    Instructions:

    1. Spread the peanut butter on a piece of bread.
    2. Put the banana slices over the peanut butter.
    3. Drizzle honey over the bananas and peanut butter.
    4. Place the remaining piece of bread over the sandwich and you are done.
    Yum

    B. Tuna Salad Sandwich


    Ingredients:


    • 1/4 cup tuna flakes, drained
    • 4 tbsp low/fat free mayo
    • 1 tsp onion, minced
    • 4 slices olives
    • 2 slices Baker John Whole Grain Wheat Bread

    Procedure:


    1. Combine all the ingredients together and mix well until the mayo coats all solid components well
    2. Spread the mixture on a slice of bread
    3. Cover with the remaining slice of bread to form a sandwich 

    Nutritional benefits:


    The mixture of tuna and olives will help provide the body with its much-needed protein to build muscles. Use Baker John Whole Grain Wheat Bread for just the right amount of carbohydrates to build muscles and replenish energy.

    Print this recipe



    Healthy and filling tuna salad sandwich.

    Ingredients:
    • 1/4 cup tuna flakes, drained
    • 4 tbsp low/fat free mayo
    • 1 tsp onion, minced
    • 4 slices olives
    • 2 slices Baker John Whole Grain Wheat Bread
    Instructions:

    1. Combine all the ingredients together and mix well until the mayo coats all solid components well.
    2. Spread the mixture on a slice of bread.
    3. Cover with the remaining slice of bread to form a sandwich.
    Yum

    C. Egg White Sandwich


    Ingredients:


    • 3 scrambled egg whites
    • 1 slice low-fat ham
    • 1 slice cheddar cheese
    • 2 slices Baker John Whole Grain Wheat Bread, lightly toasted

    Procedure:


    1. Stack the scrambled eggs, ham, and cheese on a slice of bread
    2. Use the remaining slice of bread to close the sandwich

    Another variation of this would be to do an egg salad sandwich. Mince all ingredients and combine with a low fat mayo. Spread this onto the bread slices to form a sandwich. 

    Nutritional benefits:


    Eggs are a good source of protein, vitamins D, B6, and B12, plus zinc and iron. This sandwich is mostly egg whites, giving the body more Vitamin B2, and has healthy goodness of Baker John Whole Grain Wheat Bread.

    Print this recipe



    Simple and filling egg white sandwich.

    Ingredients:
    • 3 scrambled egg whites
    • 1 slice low-fat ham
    • 1 slice cheddar cheese
    • 2 slices Baker John Whole Grain Wheat Bread, lightly toasted
    Instructions:

    1. Stack the scrambled eggs, ham, and cheese on a slice of bread.
    2. Use the remaining slice of bread to close the sandwich.
    Yum

    Replace wheat bread with pandesal


    For those who prefer pandesal for their sandwich, a perfect and healthier option is Baker John Carrot Pandesal. It’s a good source of vitamin A that supports healthy immune system and bone health. These tasty buns can also help provide the energy it needs to keep one active the whole day, even after a workout!

    Carrot pandesal

    It can be enjoyed it as is, or spruced up with palaman such as jams (strawberry or blueberry go well with this!), peanut butter, or avocado with cream cheese. 

    Try these treats after your next hard session to keep you on track and help you achieve your fitness goals. Check out Baker John on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BakerJohnPH) to learn more about the brand.

    Epilogue 


    Maintaining good health is not really hard. Following a healthy lifestyle of eating conscientiously (well-balanced diet) and exercising regularly can be a good start to your road to wellness. 

    On top of physical health, it’s also crucial to maintain your mental health. The adage “what the mind conceives, the body receives” couldn’t be truer. Learn to set your worries aside and focus on things one at a time. In the end, always strive to make positive and healthy choices.

    Also read: How to keep your smartphone sanitized (Fight COVID-19)


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