Pope Fitness: Extreme Cobb Salad

So you put in the work and are now STARVING! What should you eat post-workout to 1.) Actually REFUEL your body and 2.) Stick to your nutrition goals?

The best answer depends on your workout type + intensity. My post-workout meals are not a one-size-fits-all suggestion, but here is a great tip to get started on the right track – skip alcohol or high-fat foods within the first hour of your workout. 

🍺 Alcohol can halt your recent training gains and stall your muscles from recovering properly. 

🍟 Healthy fats, like sliced avocado, are okay, but high fat/low nutrient foods that are greasy will leave you feeling sluggish + bloated, not fueled.

The Extreme Cobb Salad

Servings: 4


  • 1 (8-oz.) raw chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 2 ears corn on the cob, shucked
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 4 large hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber (approx. 2⁄3 medium)
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes (approx. 1½ medium)
  • 1 medium avocado, chopped
  • 8 slices cooked turkey bacon, chopped
  • ½ cup ranch dressing (opt for one with minimal ingredients that are clean and easy to pronounce!)


  • Heat grill (or grill pan) to medium-high.
  • Lightly coat chicken and corn with spray; season with salt.
  • Place chicken and corn on grill (or grill pan); cook for 10 minutes, turning as needed, until cooked through and slightly charred. Let cool until they can be handled.
  • Chop chicken; cut kernels from cob.
  • Evenly divide lettuce among four serving bowls; top evenly with chicken, corn, eggs, cucumber, tomatoes, avocado, and turkey bacon, arranging each in individual rows on top of lettuce.
  • Serve each bowl with 2 Tbsp. dressing.

What post-workout meal is the best fuel for you? Let me know!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s