Five quick + healthy post workout snacks I’m snacking on…..
Hi there! I hope you all had a great Memorial Day and enjoyed the long weekend! Our was pretty low key, and we just soaked up our time together (wish i could say the sun too! May grey is here!) It’s always a little tough getting back into the swing of things after a long weekend (maybe some indulgent eating) but here we go, right! Get up, get that workout in, and fuel yourself with good food this week!
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what a typical day of eating looks like, what I eat before and after workouts so I thought I’d start the week by sharing FIVE of my five of my favorite post workout snacks. I like to eat something as soon as I get home from the gym and if I know I have errands to run, I make sure to throw a bar in my car (see my favorites below).
1. Chocolate Protein Mousse:
6 oz Siggis vanilla or coconut yogurt + 1/2 scoop chocolate whey protein. Whisk together until creamy + top with Purely Elizabeth Chocolate Granola! (This also makes a really great afternoon treat or dessert) And the yogurt is really good by itself without the protein too.
MACROS w/ Granola: 300 cals | 30.5 g carbs | 30 g protein | 5.8 g fat
MACROS w/out Granola: 170 cals | 13.5 g carbs | 27 g protein | .8 g fat
2. Protein Bars:
I’ve tried soooo many protein bars and keep rotating through different ones because I get sick of eating the same ones over and over. Here’s the thing when it comes to protein bars- you can get bars with real food, clean ingredients that might be higher in calorie and sugars (natural) and slightly lower in protein OR bars made with artificial sweeteners that are lower calorie, lower sugar, and higher proteins. I prefer the real ingredients but still on occasion by other. Here’s a couple I’m loving right now:
Perfect Bars – FOUND IN REFRIGERATOR sections of stores (and should be stored in the refrigerator at home) because they don’t use preservatives to lengthen shelf life 🙂 Real, fresh ingredients, no added sugars (just honey). I love that they’re made locally too!
Favorite flavors: dark chocolate chip peanut butter (hands down the best), dark chocolate almond, coconut peanut butter, and just peanut butter.
MACROS in 1 Dark Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bar: 320 cals | 25 g carbs | 15 g protein | 19 g fat
*sometimes I will just eat half of the bar after a workout.
Square Organics: I love these because they have a different texture from most protein bars, kinda crunchy/wafery, but coated in chocolate! They’re organic, have no gluten, dairy, soy, or processed sugars.
Favorite flavors: Chocolate Coconut, Chocolate Coated Peanut Butter, Chocolate Coated Mint
MACROS in 1 Chocolate Coconut Bar: 230 cals | 21 g carbs | 11 g protein | 11 g fat
3. Spicy Cottage Cheese + Crackers:
MACROS: 240 calories | 25 g protein | 15 g carbs | 7.5 g fat
4. Blueberry Protein Smoothie:
I shared my over-all post workout routine when it comes to taking care of my body here and included one of my favorite post-workout protein smoothies–a Blueberry Protein Smoothie!
Into a blender: 8 oz. unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 tbs PB fit peanut butter powder (or all natural peanut butter or almond butter), ice if needed.
MACROS (using pb fit powder): 300 cals | 32 g carbs | 31 g protein | 6 g fat
5. Avocado + Egg White Ezekiel Toast:
This one is one of my go-to’s when I have more time to actually make something. It really fills me up and sometimes if it’s closer to lunch I’ll just have it for lunch too! If I have more time, I’ll sauté some shishito peppers + cherry tomatoes to throw on top too, which makes it sooooo good. Full recipe here: Avocado, Egg White + Shishito Pepper Toast. But it’s essentially whole grain Ezekiel bread toasted, with 1/4 avocado mashed and two egg whites on top. You can always increase quantity of avocado + egg white to your preference too!
MACROS (just avo + egg whites): 294 cals | 20 g carbs | 27 g protein | 12.8 g fat
Hopefully this was helpful! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions, and I’d love to hear what some of your favorite post workout snacks are! Have a great week!