Post workout Fish Pie mix with veg

The other day I was really needing some carbs and healthy protein. I’d just done a very hard workout and my body needed it. I was wondering what I could make that would satisfy my need for carbs. That’s when I remembered I picked up a fish pie mix of three different types of fish perfect for a pie. However, I didn’t want to have mashed potatoes on the top. Instead I had a baked sweet potato on the side with some other veg. I didn’t want to add more butter of milk to the dish. It already had milk and butter in the sauce which is good for a post workout meal. 

This sort of meal is great when you’ve just done a big run or a tough workout session. However, not so good if you’re trying to lose fat at the same time. It will give you lots of carbs as well as lots of nutrients, I didn’t add so much veg to the dish. Whereas, other times I have put carrots and broccoli to this to make it more vitamin rich.

What to buy for the fish pie?

  • 3 types of fish use 150-200g of each which will serve 2 big servings for the fish pie
  • 25g of butter
  • 25g of plain flour
  • 200-250ml of milk
  • 5 string onions (you can add other veg)
  • salt and pepper
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Asparagus

How to put it together?

  1. Clean the potatoes and cut off all the bad parts. Pierce some holes in them and put them in the oven for 40 mins on 180c.
  2. First of all you have to cut up everything that is going into the pie.
  3. Melt the butter in a pan on a low heat start to add the flour slowly. Mixing in as you go. Once the flour is mixed start to add a little milk at a time and keep mixing. This will start to thicken but don’t leave it on the heat.
  4. Add the spring onions and the fish to the mix.
  5. Get an oven tray that is 4x8inches to put the mix in and place it in the oven for 20-25 mins.
  6. Once the pie mix and the potatoes are nearly done start to fry the asparagus.
  7. Dish up your meal in a bowl and enjoy you fish pie.

Persona trainers tip

As a Windsor based mobile personal trainer this sort of meal is suitable for me for when I train hard and for when my clients train hard. This is what I call my cheat day, it isn’t eating out at a fast food restaurant once a week. It is having a lovely but very calorific meal at home that is also healthy for the body. I still think of the vitamins and minerals I’m going to get from the meal and I also think about the carbs and protein. Usually people think a cheat meal is something that you can just go all out on and eat things you know your body doesn’t need because it is bad for you. Try and have a heathy cheat meal that is inline with your goals. And which doesn’t put you back 10 steps in terms of your food.