31 Jul '15, 10pm

Delicious, minimal-prep recovery meals ready in 20 minutes or less.

Delicious, minimal-prep recovery meals ready in 20 minutes or less.

You just finished a tough, hot run. You know you need to eat or your muscles won't get the nutrients they need to recover. But when the temperature soars, the last thing you feel like doing is cooking in front of a stove. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to prepare runner-friendly recovery meals without having so much as to boil water. These tasty, no-cook meals (each of which serves four) take less than 20 minutes to assemble and provide your body with the right mix of carbs, protein, and healthy fat needed to recharge postrun—no sweat guaranteed. CHICKPEA, CHERRY, AND GINGER SALAD Tart cherries are teeming with nutrients that aid in recovery by reducing muscle damage. Chickpeas supply a trio of carbs, protein, and iron, "a mineral needed to carry oxygen to muscles," says sports dietitian Tara Gidus, R.D. A study from two Georgia universities found compounds in ginge...

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