Smart Snacking: Before & After a Workout

snackingWhen you start working out, there is a lot to learn. How far can you push yourself, how much can you handle, etc. One aspect that a lot of people fail to consider is workout food. What you eat before and after a workout can play a part in how effective your workout plan will be. Here are tips for foods that are a great choice for before and after a workout.

Before The Workout:

  • Dried Fruits
  • Fresh Fruits
  • Oatmeal
  • Quinoa
  • Rice Cakes with Nut Butter
  • Banana with Almond Butter
  • Smoothies
  • Whole Grain Cereal with Almond Milk
  • Granola or Fruit and Nut Bar

After Your Workout:

  • Chocolate Milk (yum)
  • Boiled Eggs
  • Protein Shakes
  • Protein Bar
  • Cottage Cheese with Berries (double yum)
  • Greek Yogurt with Berries
  • Peanut Butter on Whole Wheat Toast
  • Hummus with Baby Carrots
  • Nuts

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