Nothing is worse than coming home to an empty fridge after an exhausting run or workout. We've all been there: tired, sore and hungry while desperately searching for a nutritious but energizing post-exercise meal.

That's why we’ve gathered some quick and easy meal recipes to make before or after your next workout.

Kale Salad With Grainy Mustard Dressing

This kale salad is perfect for those searching for a light, healthy meal that can be eaten on the go. Recipe developer Julie Van Rosendaal recommends adding shredded chicken, poached eggs or roasted veggies, all of which will increase your protein intake.

Pasta Carbonara with Bacon and Rapini

You€™ve just burned hundreds of calories and are need of an iron- and carb- filled meal that will refuel your body and give you that much needed energy boost. Enter this pasta carbonara, which fulfills many of your post-workout needs. Also, It's important to treat yourself to a little bacon every now and then.

Sheet-Roasted Salmon, Asparagus and Tomatoes

Who needs protein shakes when you can have a roasted salmon served with delicious quinoa, veggies and spinach? We know what you've thinking€¦ this must take ages to make. Well, we're here to inform you that the salmon and veggies can be roasted together in only 10 minutes. Miracles do happen!

Roasted Chicken with Griddled Asparagus

This dish from chef Dan Hayes of APTN’s Moosemeat and Marmalade is both filling and made from B.C.-sourced ingredients. This roasted chicken is perfect after a long day of physical activity.

Little Avocado Toasts

Yes, we know it’s basic, but avocado toasts contain potassium, are loaded with fibre and look adorable.