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25 of The Best Pre and Post Workout Snacks

25 of the best pre and post workout snacks

Everyone’s nutritional requirements are different depending on their goals and daily activities, but this list of 25 of the best pre and post workout snacks can offer the right balance of carbohydrates, fats, and protein to satisfy hunger pangs, fuel your workouts, and aid in muscle recovery. Continue reading for the list!

Pre- Workout Snacks

1. One or two hard boiled eggs with one slice of whole wheat toast
2. 1/2 cup cottage cheese with 1/2 cup fruit, such as pineapple
3. One medium green apple with 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
4. Energy gel- only if you’ve got a seriously long run/workout ahead!
5. 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt with 1/2 cup berries
6. 1 cup variety of fruit
7. 1 cup salad greens, one hard-boiled egg and a drizzle of EVOO or vinegar
8. 2-4 ounces turkey with 1/4 avocado
9. Two whole eggs and 1/2 cooked oatmeal
10. 2-4 ounces of chicken breast with 1/2 cup brown rice

Post- Workout Snacks

11. Chunky Monkey Shakeology: 1 medium banana, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology and 1 cup low-fat milk blended with ice.
12. Brown rice cake topped with 2 tbsp peanut butter
13. 1 cup low-fat chocolate milk
14. One medium green apple with one stick light string cheese
15. Whole wheat pita topped with 2 tbsp hummus
16. Half a whole wheat bagel topped with two egg whites
17. 1 banana and 1 cup low-fat milk
18. 1 scoop Whey protein, or protein of your choice, mixed with 1 cup low-fat milk or water
19. 2-3 eggs scrambled with veggies
20. One serving high-fiber cereal with low-fat milk
21. Cottage cheese with one slice whole wheat toast
22. Greek yogurt with 1/4 cup granola
23. 4 ounces tuna with one slice whole wheat toast
24. 1/2 cup shelled edamame
25. 15 baby carrots with 2 tbsp hummus

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4 Comments

  • Reply Christy December 18, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    These are some great ideas! I’m always looking for new ideas for pre/post workout meals–I tend to get in a food rut. Thanks for the tips!

    • Reply Whitney DeLong December 18, 2013 at 9:16 PM

      I’m happy it helped!! I tend to eat the same things over and over and I wanted to try some new things too !

  • Reply The Practical Social Media December 19, 2013 at 5:09 AM

    Thanks for sharing these tips! There are alot of alternative food to still stay in shape.

  • Reply Deborah December 24, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    You have some great snack ideas and they are all healthy for you to. I eat some to those on your list.

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