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Healthy Workout Recovery Snacks

April 13, 2015

 

I always say that you can't out-exercise a bad diet! After your long and hard workout, it's unfortunate to cheat yourself by stuffing your face.

 

There will be many times after a difficult workout that you want to eat more, and that is totally okay! Just do so in a sensible way, and don't "erase" all of those dedicated hours at the gym.

 

Planning ahead and arming yourself with healthy post-workout snacks is the key to starving off hunger and staying in shape. Give your body a chance to show off all that workout effort!

 

You want to look for a combination of carbohydrates and protein in your recovery snack, which can help you refuel and repair muscle. Try eating within 15-30 minutes after exercising for maximum repairing benefits.

 

Here are some quick and simple options for great post-workout recovery snacks:

 

  • Greek yogurt with fruit

  • Banana and almond butter

  • Peanut butter and banana slices on a rice cake
  • Low-fat chocolate milk

  • Tuna on whole-wheat bread or pita

  • Turkey breast and hummus on a whole wheat wrap

  • Hummus and whole wheat pita

  • Turkey and cheese with apple slices

 

What do you like to eat post-workout? What seems like the best post-workout recovery snack for your body? Tweet me @stefhealthtips!

 

 

Xoxo,

Stefani

 

P.S. I have some exciting news! I have recently been accepted into a dietetic internship program at Long Island University - C.W. Post campus!! This is a MAJOR step in my journey to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and I'm so excited to share this journey with you. Great experiences and information to come in future blog posts!

 

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