If you're doing lots of exercise, you'll be using lots of energy so you need to ensure you match your energy needs to help your body recover. Make sure that you have a balanced meal and aim for larger portions of carbohydrate-rich foods such as the noodles in this simple stir fry. When you finish training, aim to have a carbohydrate-rich snack or drink within 30 minutes and a balanced meal within 2 hours.
Leek and Chicken Noodles
250g egg noodles
1 spray of oil
1 leek, finely sliced
5 cm piece of root ginger, grated (or 1 cube of frozen ginger)
1 tbsp medium curry paste
125g frozen peas
2 skinless chicken breasts, diced (or 250g peeled prawns)
soy sauce to serve
- Break the noodles into a large bowl. Pour over enough boiling water to cover. Stir and toss the noodles in the water and then leave on one side for 6-8 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat a wok and spray with oil. Add the chicken pieces or prawns and allow to cook through (about 10 minutes for the chicken and 5 minutes for the prawns). Remove from the wok and set aside on a plate. Stir-fry the leek and ginger until softened. Stir in the curry paste and cook for a further 2 minutes. Stir in the peas and chicken or prawns. Reduce the heat, cover and cook for 3 minutes.
- Drain the noodles and add to the wok, toss well to coat. Serve with a splash of soy sauce.