Healthy Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

May 5, 2016

By: Ali Adcock

You’ve finally committed to the gym and have your weekly routine down, that’s the first step! Now you’re looking for some healthy workout snacks to fuel your muscles. We’ve compiled a list of some great pre- and post-workout snacks boost your energy and repair your muscles.

Some form of protein is probably the first type of snack you’ve thought about, as it’s probably one of the more common workout snacks readily available. Protein’s function in the body is to build and repair tissues, so it’s important, especially for those strength training to fuel their body with the right amount of protein. Protein is found most commonly in foods such as nuts, beans, chicken, fish and whole grains. Daily protein intake should be about 1 gram of protein per pound for active individuals.

Other key nutrients in healthy workout snacks include fiber, amino acids, potassium, and complex carbs. Below you’ll see our list of snacks that together are a combination of these nutrients to fuel your body.

Pre-Workout Snacks

  • Apple and string cheese
  • Hard-boiled eggs with hummus
  • Pistachios and raisins
  • Fruit and oatmeal
  • Peanut butter protein balls
  • Trail mix
  • Greek Yogurt

Post-Workout Snacks

  • Protein shake
  • Peanut butter and banana on rice cakes
  • Hummus and pita
  • Tuna on whole wheat toast
  • Yogurt with fruit
  • Turkey, cheese and apples
  • Chocolate milk

We hope these snacks help jumpstart a healthier lifestyle. Be on the lookout for more health and fitness tips by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, as well as learn more about our club management software and billing services. Request a free demo today! For questions contact us at 1-888-622-6290.