Quick Workout Snacks

by Bea | December 11th, 2012 | Workout Fuel

When it comes to choosing pre-workout fuels, there are many options. Most people will suggest fruits like bananas or snacks like granola bars; however, you might have a completely different opinion. That is okay, because your body is different than everybody else’s! For those of you who are struggling to come up with some new recipes for pre-workout snacks, I have put together a list of a few food combinations that you might not have thought about yet. That being said, it important to note that these may not necessarily the best pre-workout foods, but they have worked for other people in the past.

Do you remember that childhood snack that involved celery sticks, raisins (or mini chocolate chips if you were lucky), and peanut butter? You may have referred to it as ants on a log, but whatever you called it, this is actually a healthy snack that your body should be able to digest and work through during your workout! As an alternative to peanut butter, you could use almond butter.

Another fun combination is almonds and apples. Apples are a good source of digestible sugar as well as pectin fiber. Fiber will not provide your body any energy, but it will help you feel more full. Feeling full can help you, because you will feel like you have enough energy to get you through the workout. Almonds will give you a little bit of fat and protein, so that your body can be fueled up and ready to go.

If your body can handle dairy before a workout, some people have also suggested eating berries (especially blueberries) and cottage cheese. Similarly, for those who eat  meat, grapes and turkey seem to be a popular combination. Both of these options provide you with protein as well as antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and more.

Hopefully this will get your creative juices going! Do you have any suggestions for snack foods?


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