The Great British Lunch Off: Round 19 – Post-workout Lunches

Last week was a landslide victory for the mackerel salad – so it seems you guys like your protein! Lucky for you, we’re bringing you a whole host of protein-heavy lunches for a post-workout lunch.

If you do manage to squeeze in a workout at lunch (and we applaud you for that) then give one of these recipes a go to re-fuel.

Got a suggestion for a high protein lunch? Tweet us @soggysarnie or comment below. And don’t forget to vote for your favourite!


Chicken wrapped in bacon and salad £3.30

  • Chicken
  • Bacon
  • Cream Cheese
  • Salad
  • Tomatoes
  • Spring Onions
  1. Slice the raw chicken in half and fill with creamed cheese.
  2. Wrap this in bacon
  3. Cook the chicken in the oven for 30 mins until soft
  4. Wait to cool, and then add it on to a nice bed of salad, tomatoes and spring onions



Thai green chicken curry £2.10

  • Chicken breast
  • Green beans
  • Thai green curry paste
  • Coconut milk
  • Baby New potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Fish oil
  • Basil
  1. Long grain rice
  2. Par-boil the potatoes and beans for 5 minutes and set aside
  3. Fry the garlic and 4tsps of curry paste in a large pan for 3 minutes
  4. Add coconut milk and mix in and bring to the boil
  5. Add chicken strips and turn down to a simmer for 12 minutes
  6. Add a splash of fish oil and a handful of fresh basil leaves and stir the potatoes and beans in to warm through
  7. Serve with rice for a well-balance and filling post work out lunch


Quinoa and halloumi salad £2.20

  •  200g quinoa
  • 1 lemon (juice and zest)
  • 500ml stock
  • 1 bunch coriander (chopped)
  • a handful of roasted peppers (chopped)
  • 1 red onion (chopped)
  • olive oil
  • 250g halloumi (sliced)
  1. Heat some oil in a pan and fry the onions and peppers
  2. After a few minutes, add the quinoa and fry for 3 minutes
  3. Add the stock and cook for 15 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, heat the grill and cook the halloumi until golden
  5. Make the dressing by combining a tablespoon of oil, half the chopped coriander and the lemon zest and juice
  6. Once the quinoa is done, add it to a bowl with the dressing and the rest of the coriander.
  7. Serve with slices of halloumi on top

quinoa and halloumi

Meatball muscles £3.00

  • Meatballs
  • Tomato sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Toasted roll
  • Salad (onion, lettuce and cucumber)
  1. Roll beef mince into balls and bake in oven with a tin of tomato sauce
  2. Add meatballs to bread roll and layer on cheese.
  3. Put in microwave for one minute and when hot add salad