Quick Grab & Go Post-Workout Snacks
2. Trail Mix
Another easy low calorie option is a simple trail mix. Be mindful of what makes up your trail mix, as some of the options on the market these days are filled with candy and yogurt covered everything. You may even opt to make your own mix that is made up of nuts, dried fruits and seeds versus the sweet and sugary items, i.e. M & M’s.
3. Chocolate Milk
This is an exciting one for me because I do not enjoy drinking plain milk – ever! Chocolate milk is easy to buy in small cartons and can be thrown in your workout bag for instant satisfaction when leaving the gym. The milk is a great tasty reward for you and your body, as it provides the perfect mix of protein and carbs to aid your exhausted muscles. According to a study done by Joel Stager, director of the Human Performance laboratory at Indiana University, “Compared to plain milk, water, or most sports drinks, it has double the carbohydrate and protein content, perfect for replenishing tired muscles. Its high water content replaces fluids lost as sweat, preventing dehydration. Plus it packs a nutritional bonus of calcium, and includes just a little sodium and sugar — additives that help recovering athletes retain water and regain energy.”
4. Greek Yogurt and Fruit
Nothing says protein powerhouse like greek yogurt. It’s perfect for your aching muscles and coupled with fruit and granola your stomach won’t be whining for long either. The additional fiber and carbs will leave you feeling full, but in a good way!