POST WORKOUT SNACKS
We’ve all heard the importance of refueling after a workout, but when you’re trying to sneak in a workout before work, at lunchtime, or between errands and running kiddos around, it can be easy to overlook the whole post-workout snack thing. While it’s tempting to just hit the drive thru for a latte, it’s crucial to muscle building and recovery to get in a healthy snack within 30 minutes of your workout.
The best post-workout snack combos with goals in mind, because we know a distance runner may have different nutritional needs than a powerlifter looking to add mass. Your cells are primed for nutrient uptake right after a workout, you want to be sure you get easily-absorbed, high-quality fuel to them quickly. Less processed foods are best.
Fitness Magazine's post-workout snacks are easy to mix-and-match to throw in your bag to refuel without any major meal prepping, no matter where the day takes you, and Bento Boxes can make snack prep easy.
- Protein Bar with Banana
- Peanut Butter & Banana on Rice Cakes
- Hummus and Pita
- Yogurt and Fresh Berries Smoothie or Bowl
- Tuna on Whole Wheat
- Turkey and Cheese with Apple Slices
Be sure to avoid extra sugar by eating whole foods minimally processed.