What To Eat After a Workout
Last month we talked about some tips for making New Year’s resolutions. If your goal is weight loss this year, we want to help you along your journey. Setting goals for yourself is the perfect place to start. That way you can measure your progress, whether you’re in or outside of your Liv Ahwatukee apartment in Phoenix or not, and have benchmarks to know just how you’re doing along the way.
When working out, it is important to keep track of what you’re putting in your body. This list from Ambitious Kitchen has some great ideas of what to eat after a workout:
Apple and peanut butter. Because apples are the best snack. They provide energy, fiber and a sweet crunch. Slather on a tablespoon of peanut butter and you’ve got yourself a great snack.
Trail mix/granola. Granola is wonderful because it provides healthy fats, carbs (from the oats) fiber and a good source protein. Try my Superfood Coconut Oil Granola mixed with 1/2 cup of greek yogurt.
Veggie omelet. You truly can’t go wrong with eggs. I love 1 egg and 2 egg whites mixed with a variety of veggies.
Greek yogurt with fruit. If you’re going to eat greek yogurt, aim for an organic version. And you don’t always have to go for fat-free! Try a low-fat greek yogurt with fresh berries or banana.
Cheese and crackers. I’m not an intense cheese lover like some people I know, but if you are then this is a great time to get your cheese fix in! Eat an ounce of cheese with a few whole grain crackers.
Protein shake or fruit smoothie. I usually make a smoothie with a scoop of protein powder, fresh fruit, a little nut butter and almond milk.
Peanut butter and banana toast. OH HECK YES. Probably one of my go-to post workout snacks because … NUT BUTTER, duh. Opt for 1 slice of whole grain toast, 1 tablespoon of nut butter and half a banana.
We hope you enjoy these delicious snacks and find just what works for you. Good luck!