Post-workout dinner recipes

Easy? Protein-filled? Tasty? Check. Check. And check.

The reason post-workout meals tend to become boring and rote (the poster-child of this being chicken breast and broccoli) is three-fold: you're too tired to be creative, too hungry to be fussy and it's too late at night to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Dan Churchill, Aussie chef, cookbook author, surfer and sports enthusiast, feels your pain. And rejects it. He's masterminded three protein-rich, throw-together recipes that all take under 30 minutes to prepare. Plus, they're easy to personalize according to your tastes and what you have on-hand. Some can even be made or prepped ahead for those nights you know you're coming home voracious.

Lemon and Herb Salmon En Papillote

Spicy Asian-Style Lettuce Bowls

Quinoa Pasta Chicken Carbonara

Photography by Julia Gartland