CARBED AND LOADED

Los­ing weight needn’t mean a ban on com­fort food. To train harder and re­cover faster, feast on slow carbs like this lentil­packed jacket sweet potato around your reg­u­lar work­outs

Men's Health (UK) - - Contents -

Cut­ting fat doesn’t mean shun­ning carbs. This 10-minute dish is jacked with power

0-8MIN

Sweet pota­toes release carbs into your sys­tem at a steady pace, help­ing you avoid the af­ter­noon blood su­gar spikes that in­evitably lead to snack­ing. Slice yours through the mid­dle, then microwave it un­til it’s soft.

7-8MIN

Make pro­tein-rich lentils your go-to source of mus­cle re­cov­ery this Ve­gan­uary. While the sweet potato is cook­ing, mix your lentils with the kale, to­mato purée and a pinch of fresh chilli in a bowl. Now, wait for your microwave to ping.

8-9MIN

Take your potato out the microwave, open it up and pour your lentil fill­ing in­side. Put the potato back in the microwave for a fi­nal minute, then take it back to your desk for an ex­press de­liv­ery of sati­ety-boost­ing carbs.

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