3. Salmon

Salmon is great for your muscles because it’s high in protein as well as omega-3 fatty acids. It will also help decrease muscle inflammation that can occur after doing weight-bearing exercises, which can increase your performance and reduce soreness. There are tons of ways to prepare salmon, but one of the easiest is given below.

Lemon and Caper Salmon
3 ounces salmon –
2 slices of lemon –
1 tablespoon capers-
If you have a slow cooker, then turn this on high while you prepare your salmon. If not, then you can make this in the oven at 350 degrees. Start by cutting out a square of foil before spraying cooking spray on the surface of it. Then place your salmon on the foil along with the capers and the lemon slices. Seal up the foil and place in the crock pot for around an hour, with the lid on. If cooking in the oven, then 20 minutes should be enough, but check it before you eat it.

4. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are bursting with essential nutrients, including: vitamin a, vitamin c, vitamin b6, potassium, fiber, vitamin b5 and copper. Eating one of these instead of a regular potato will do your body good, especially after an intense workout session. Garlic sweet potatoes taste great and they are actually very easy to cook, so try them out!

baked sweet potato

Garlic Sweet Potatoes 
1 sweet potato –
.5 tbsp olive oil –
1 garlic clove (minced) –
1 tbsp thyme leaves –
Pinch of salt –
Pinch of red pepper flakes-
Start out by preheating your oven to 450 degrees. Next wash and cut your potatoes into cubes. From here, mix together all of your ingredients and toss the potatoes into them. Pour this onto a baking dish and bake in the oven for around 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.