The turkey is cold, you’ve munched your way through a field’s-worth of potatoes and an enormous number of pigs-in-blankets. You’ve also got lots of time for long rides on more-or-less empty roads, and a tonne of leftovers.
So why waste energy food shopping? Turn your abandoned sprouts into something tasty instead!
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 how to create everything from homemade nutrition products to tasty and hearty post-ride meals.
1. Bacon, Brussels and chilli broth
A dish to warm you up on a cold dayOlive Magazine
Sometimes, after days and days of chutney and cheese and mincemeat, you just want a bright, spicy flavour to cut through it all. Stand aside turkey curry, here comes the bacon and Brussels sprout broth!
Yes, you heard correctly. Turn the inevitable pile of uneaten sprouts into something divine! You can whip it up in 30 minutes, and it’s perfect for dishing out after a chilly winter ride.
3. Chicken and shredded sprouts pie with butter bean mash
If you’re looking for a comfort dish, look no furtherOlive Magazine
This dish is hearty and satisfying, and pleasingly creamy, despite relying on lighter semi-skimmed milk and crème fraîche rather than more calorific cream and butter options. It’s also a simple way to use up more of those sprouts.
Portable food for those who are always on the move… and more interesting than turkey sandwichesOlive Magazine
Still not got through the turkey? Okay, how about these filling quesadillas?
You can put them together quickly, so they’re ideal for anyone who needs something tasty and quick. They work equally well for hungry kids and cyclists, though you might want to drop the chilli content for the kids.
We love this brunch-ready way of using up those leftover sproutsOlive Magazine
This dish manages to be comforting, economical, protein-rich and tasty all in one go. And yet another tasty way to get rid of your leftover sprouts!
Mixed with potato they can be transformed into a delicious bubble and squeak, which tastes downright delicious with a poached egg on top. We suggest this would make an ideal New Year’s Day post-ride brunch.