Recipes For Recovery

  • By Jessica Cerra
  • Published Sep 22, 2014
  • Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 12:13 PM UTC
Photo: John David Becker

Boost immunity and eat well with these tasty dishes.

Pro triathletes don’t just focus on their training regimens; they also carefully plan their post-training or race nutrition to maximize their ability to recover and boost their immune systems. As cold season approaches, pay special attention to your nutritional choices to help your body fight off small bugs and keep your energy up for racing, training and life. Try these recipes filled with foods that will help you recover like a pro.

Ginger, Honey and Curry Salmon

Omega-3-rich foods have been linked to decreased inflammation, muscle soreness, colds and upper respiratory infections. Salmon, halibut, flaxseeds, walnuts and edamame are popular sources of omega-3s. Tumeric, found in most curry powders, and ginger are natural anti-inflammatories and add great flavor to this recipe. Honey, also known as an anti-inflammatory, contributes muscle-repairing carbohydrates.

In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon fresh crushed ginger, 2 teaspoons curry powder and ½ teaspoon salt. Rub this mixture over 20 ounces of salmon with the skin on, then wrap in foil and let rest for 20 minutes. Skin side facing down, grill on medium-high heat or bake at 400 degrees for 20–25 minutes until the salmon is just underdone. It pairs well with the kale salad (see next page).

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