30-minute meals to satisfy your post-ride hunger

Maximum bike time, minimum cooking time

Modern life is busy, and there are lots of chores and tasks that can get between you and quality bike time. Thankfully, cooking tasty, healthy and nutritious meals needn't be one of them. We've got a selection of delicious dishes that can all be whipped up in 30 minutes or less.

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We've partnered with Olive Magazine (also published by Immediate Media) to bring you the very best recipes for cyclists. All the recipes are easy to follow and take you through step-by-step in creating everything from homemade nutrition products to tasty and hearty post-ride meals.

Tex-Mex hash with eggs

Poached eggs and avocado... what's not to love?!
Poached eggs and avocado... what's not to love?!

This quick and colourful dish is full of flavour and colour, combing protein-rich eggs, nutrient-packed avocado, satisfying potato and plenty of other tasty foods with a zingy jalapeño and coriander topping. Have it for dinner, have it for brunch, or just have it when you feel like you want some healthy comfort food.

Tex-Mex hash with eggs recipe at Olive Magazine

Coconut and peanut aubergine curry

Creamy without the calories
Creamy without the calories

It might taste creamy and rich, but one portion of this curry comes in at under 300 calories. The flavours are wonderful; ginger, garlic, tamarind, turmeric and coconut pack a fragrant punch, and meaty aubergine satisfies even the hungriest cyclist. 

This dish is also vegetarian, so if you're full veggie or just opting for a meat-free Monday it makes a great vegetarian meal.

Coconut and peanut aubergine curry receip at Olive Magazine

Chilli beef and radish noodle soup

Fresh, flavoursome with a crunch!
Fresh, flavoursome with a crunch!

Radish in a soup might not be an obvious choice of ingredient, but its peppery spiciness and crunchy texture works exceedingly well with the marinated beef strips and rice noodles. The broth is perfumed with star anise, cinnamon and ginger, and a squeeze of lime juice livens the flavour even more.

A top tip to cut down on preparation time is to slice and marinate the beef ahead of time, then all you need to do is fry it off in the pan and add to the soup.

Chilli beef and radish noodle soup recipe at Olive Magazine

West Indian chicken curry with cinnamon and tomatoes

A West Indian inspired recipe
A West Indian inspired recipe

Sometimes, only curry will do, and this West Indian version brings a different dimension to the mix with cinnamon and coconut milk. The flavours are absorbed by the chicken and sweet potato as they cook.

West Indian chicken curry with cinnamon and tomatoes recipe at Olive Magazine

Tuscan bean and barley stew

Plenty of vegetarian protein in this tasty stew
Plenty of vegetarian protein in this tasty stew

A tasty and quick vegetarian dish that will feed the body with that necessary post-ride protein it needs in the form of beans and pulses. You can cram a huge number of different vegetables into this dish, such as celery, carrot, leek and any leafy green vegetables you have left around - kale and cabbage are good choices - which also means you can get the best part of four or five different vegetables in one sitting.

Tuscan bean and barley stew recipe at Olive Magazine

Pork, kale and spring onion stir-fry

Some recipe inspiration for cooking with kale
Some recipe inspiration for cooking with kale

Kale is a great vegetable, packed full of iron and other essential nutrients, but it's also hard to work out what to do with it other than boil it and smother it with gravy. 

If that's you, then you should try this stir-fry. Light, tasty and spicy, with the rich flavours of soy and the acid kick of mirin and chilli combining to lighten a dish that could otherwise sit heavily.

This is one of our favourite spring dishes, for those evenings when you want something warm and spicy but not too heavy.

Pork, kale and spring onion stir-fry recipe at Olive Magazine

Check out our other tasty recipes and get yourself fuelled for cycling from sunrise to sunset:

Aoife Glass

Women's Cycling Editor
A mountain biker at heart, also drawn to the open road. Likes big long adventures in the mountains. Usually to be found in the Mendip Hills or the Somerset Levels in the UK. Passionate about women's cycling at all levels.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Rocky, rough and a long way from anywhere.
  • Current Bikes: Liv Avail Advanced Pro 2015, Juliana Furtado 2013, Canyon Roadlite AL
  • Dream Bike: Juliana Roubion, Liv Avail Advanced SL
  • Beer of Choice: Red wine for the win!
  • Location: Weston Super Mare, Somerset, UK

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