When I’m packing up a snack to enjoy after a sweaty workout, I typically look for something that has a healthy mix of proteins, carbohydrates and fat. When a snack contains all three of these components, I feel way more satisfied than I would if I just snacked on something like an apple without the spoonful of peanut butter that I try to include because I know it will help a ton with satiety (and flavor)!
Easy Post-Workout Snacks
Below you will find a few of my favorite easy post-workout snacks.
- Trail Mix
This one is a personal favorite because the combinations you can create are endless! For a trail mix that incorporates whole grains, healthy fats and protein, try mixing together air-popped popcorn, nuts, cacao nibs and unsweetened freeze-dried fruit! It’s salty, sweet and filling, too!
- Apple or Pear Slices with Peanut Butter
While I often use mini Tupperware containers to pack single-portions of nut butter with me, I’ll also throw a whole jar of peanut butter in my bag if I’m in a rush! Slicing an apple or pear up ahead of time (and tossing the slices in lemon juice to prevent browning) to dip into the peanut butter makes this snack a great way to sneak in a serving of fresh fruit right after a workout.
- Hard Boiled Eggs with Carrot Sticks and Nuts
Hard boiled eggs are such a great portable protein option. Real food + Delicious taste = Win, win! I love pairing a couple of hard boiled eggs with crunchy carrot sticks and a handful of nuts.
- Greek Yogurt/Cottage Cheese with Fresh/Freeze-Dried Fruit and Chia Seeds/Nuts
This one works well for me because I have access to a fridge at my gym, but it’s also a great option for those who head home immediately after a workout and want something fast they can grab out of the fridge or pantry. Pop open a cup of Greek yogurt and top it with fresh or freeze-dried fruit. I absolutely love CVS’ freeze-dried strawberries and apples because they’re naturally sweet and crispy and add a crunchy texture to an otherwise creamy cup of Greek yogurt.
- Nut Butter Roll Up
Spread some peanut or almond butter on top of a whole wheat tortilla, add a few pieces of thinly sliced fruit and a sprinkle of cinnamon before rolling it up and digging in! Yum!
Question of the Day
What are some of your favorite snacks to eat after a workout?