50 Awesome Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

50 Awesome Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for some, but for those who manage to squeeze some gym time into their routine, pre- and post-workout foods can be just as huge. While everyone’s nutritional requirements are different depending on their goals and activities, these snacks can offer the right balance of carbohydrates, fats, and protein to satisfy hunger, fuel workouts, and aid in recovery.

1. Perfect yogurt parfait
Feeling fancy, huh? Top ¼ cup nonfat yogurt with ½ cup whole grain cereal and ½ cup fresh strawberries.

2. Protein Creamcicle
Put a twist on the classic kids’ treat by blending 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder, 1 cup orange juice, and 1 cup ice.

3. Cha-Cha coconut shake
Infuse 1 scoop chocolate whey protein with 2 teaspoons of extra virgin coconut oil.

4. Star-buffs shake
Need a pre-workout pick-me-up? Greatist’s fitness editor suggests blending 1 cup iced coffee (keep the ice) with 1 scoop chocolate whey protein.

5. Dressed up oats
Load up on carbohydrates for a longer workout with ½ cup cooked steel-cut oats topped with 1 tablespoon dried fruit and 1 tablespoon shaved almonds.

6. Fruitsation shake
7. Yoberries a-go-go
8. PB Apple
9. Classic fruit cup
10. Dried fruit
11. Eggs n’ toast
12. Fruit leather
13. Energy in a bar
14. Chicken n’ sweets
15. Oats n’ eggs
16. PB & B toast
17. Turk-cado pasta
18. Wafflewich
19. Better than a PB Cup
20. Veggie omelet
21. Fruit & Cottage
22. Rice con leche
23. Sports drink
24. Hearty salad
26. Choco-tropical trail mix
27. Protein pancakes
28. Sweet potato pie shake
29. Chunky Monkey shake
30. Double G shake
31. Double Trouble shake
32. Bananarama
33. Green Monster smoothie
34. Protein bar
35. Beef and squash
36. Tuna crackers
37. Bagel with egg whites
38. Ants on a raft
39. Milk and cereal
40. Apples and cheese
41. Chocolate milk
42. Black bean omelet
43. Cottage cheese crunch
44. Eggy muffinwich
45. BCAA n’ cakes
46. AB & J Rice Cakes
47. Recovery in a bottle
48. Pita and hummus
49. Egg scramble
50. Chicken hash

Have a favorite pre- or post-workout snack we missed? Share in the comments below!

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