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Our favorite post-workout meals


What are your favorite post-workout meals?

This week on Barbell Shrugged, we told you all about the #WindowofGainz and how you can boost muscle mass and performance by timing your meals better. Simply put, if you want to get stronger, then get in the habit of eating a big carbohydrate and protein rich meal as soon as possible after you train.

That one lifestyle change will transform the way you look and perform forever.


Today on Nuggets & Pearls, we share some of our favorite post-workout meals. This will give you plenty of dinner ideas for after your next heavy squat session.

We’d also love to hear about your favorite foods. Just leave your favorite post-workout meal below in the comments. Also, feel free to ask a question if your need to get better at timing and balancing your macronutrients.

Bon Appetit,



Chris Moore is a writer, recovering meathead, fledgling raconteur and rabid imbiber. He's also cohost and resident potty mouth on Barbell Shrugged, a weekly podcast devoted to Crossfit, strength, fitness and all things brash. His experience is drawn from over twenty-years spent training for and competing in American Football, Powerlifting, a bit of strongman and a dash of mixed martial arts. Also, it's possible that he's had one too many cups of coffee. A caffeine fever is a hell of a thing, you know?


  • 1. Steak and potatoes.

    2. Kirklands nonfat greek yogurt with dark chocolate chips and coconut sugar.

    3. Fried rice with bacon, ground turkey, and eggs.

    Too bad I already gained 19# of lean body mass and now have to lose 20# of fat. Starting fluffy sucks.

    • Just go paleo, with scaled down (but still carb friendly) post-WOD meals. Keep lifting heavy, but limit volume and excessive conditioning. That will help you harden up.

  • Chris, ur the best.. I will do tons of that sweetpotato.. The best “tato” u can eat!! Chilli, garlic lime fried rice with chicken aint that bad..


  • Hey guys, awesome video, just a quick question, i live a bit far from where i train, so on the way back home i have to wait half an hour for the bus, then be 20 min on the bus, then walk 20 min to get home, what should i eat during that time, instead of waiting more than an hour to start eating. Ive taken protein bars and stuff but by the time i get home i just feel so hungry. What should I do?
    Thanks 😉

    • Hi Evelyn. You need to take a real meal along with you. Something you can have in your gym bag and eat on the way home. If it was me, I’d make a big batch of beef stew once a week in the crockpot. Before leaving the house, dump a scoop into tupperware and you’ll be out the door in 5 minutes. Prep and planning will make this easy. It’s also waaay better than bars and buying meals.

  • Sweet potato hash at 24 Diner is incredible. Next time try the Chicken and Waffles post a heavy lifting session in Austin. Life changing. Gotta get the dark meat.

  • Hey guys,
    Awesome episode, I know it’s from a year or so ago but im a bit behind the times. Just wondering what you guys think is a good clean WPI? I currently use BSN for all my supps but im interested in trying something else and getting on this dextrose rrain as well.

    Thanks guys. Love the podcasts!

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