Steak & Chips – A Post Gym Dinner

I don’t know about you guys, but after an intense gym session where I’ve burned ALLLL the calories, lifted ALLL the weights and done ALLLLL the cardio – I’m famished – and I want some nutritious food to support all my good work whilst still being a bit naughty (rather than undo it all completely!)

Steak & Chip - A Post Gym Dinner

This is the crazy simple meal I made for us the other night after exactly such a workout and I thought I would share it with you guys!

INGREDIENTS

2 Fillet Steaks

1 Large Sweet Potatoes

2 Handfuls Green Beans

2 Handfuls Mushroom

2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Season to taste (I used chilli flakes, pepper and salt)

Optional: Peppercorn Sauce

Steak & Chip - A Post Gym Dinner

First off, season the meat, we went for lots of pepper and a tiny bit of salt – both sides – and then (as seen in the first photo) chop up the sweet potato into chips, lay them out on a baking tray, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with chilli flakes and put them into the oven at 200°C (392°F)

Steak & Chip - A Post Gym Dinner

On a very hot pan, sear the two steaks, whilst that’s happening, chop and wash the veg

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Next, take out the sweet potato fries, flip them around a bit, add the green beans next to them and return all to the oven (same temp)

Steak & Chip - A Post Gym Dinner

When your steaks are ready, add them to the centre of your tray and pop them back in the oven, reducing to about 180°C (356°F)

Steak & Chip - A Post Gym Dinner

Whack the chopped mushrooms into the same pan you were using for the steaks and fry them off – as Julia Child famously said “Don’t crowd the mushrooms!!” – this is because you’ll end up steaming the mushrooms rather than frying them, little tip for you there!

Steak & Chip - A Post Gym Dinner

If you’re having some, pour your peppercorn sauce over the mushrooms at this point and simmer for 1-2mins (or whatever the packaging says!)

Steak & Chip - A Post Gym Dinner

Remove the tray from the oven and serve up immediately

Steak & Chip - A Post Gym Dinner

And there you have it – a deliciously nom meal for two, cooked in 45mins or less – what’s not to love!

Steak & Chip - A Post Gym Dinner

Do you have a go-to post gym meal? We’re always on the look out for new ideas so let me know in the comments below!

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10 Comments

  1. November 22, 2017 / 9:21 am

    This is one of my favourite meals full stop! There’s something so satisfying about steak and chips x

    • peppermintdolly
      November 22, 2017 / 10:06 am

      I completely agree Bethan – we love this meal!

      Rxx

  2. itsanikamay
    November 22, 2017 / 9:36 am

    Looks so tasty! Such a great post-workout meal idea too x

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

    • peppermintdolly
      November 22, 2017 / 10:07 am

      Thanks a mill Anika, I’m so glad you like it!

      Rxx

    • November 30, 2017 / 8:17 am

      Yes Charlotte, I’m very much the same there!

      Rxx

    • November 30, 2017 / 8:18 am

      Go for it Kristin! Let me know how it turns out 🙂

      Rxx

    • November 30, 2017 / 8:18 am

      You’re very welcome Vanessa, I hope it turns out well for you – let me know how it turns out!

      Rxx

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