Here are some great pre-workout snack ideas courtesy of greatist.com
A parfait sounds fancy, but it’ll only take you three minutes to throw together this combo of 2 percent or full-fat yogurt, granola, and berries. Pro tip: You can make this in a disposable cup and eat it with a plastic spoon on the way to your morning workout.
Swap out sugar-packed juice for the real deal in this whole-orange smoothie. Confused about what kind of protein powder to use? Why not check out our protein powders at: http://wheytrition.com/27/2/whey-protein
We love smoothies, but first—coffee. This recipe combines both. It’s perfect for an early-morning workout since the hit of caffeine will perk you up before you hit the gym.
It doesn’t get much easier than blueberries, bananas, yogurt, almond milk, and ice. Just be sure to swap out the suggested nonfat yogurt for a partial- or full-fat version— it’ll give you more fuel to crush your workout.
This banana bread-inspired parfait is not nearly as complicated as baking up a sweet treat. You can pre-make a few and then pop them in the fridge for a grab-and-go snack on busy days.
The classic apple-and-peanut-butter combo gets an upgrade from raisins and chia seeds. If you’re in a rush, skip the extras and just grab an apple with PB. Try stashing some of our ready to go protein snacks in your gym bag so you can chow down on your way to indoor cycling class.
Protein shakes can sound boring, but when there’s coffee and chocolate involved, we’re big fans. This blogger suggests adding an extra tablespoon of sugar, but we’d suggest skipping it for an even healthier (and easier!) recipe.
Cottage cheese gives this parfait a light and creamy texture and adds a little extra fat, which will keep you feeling satisfied longer.
Make these DIY no-bake peanut butter balls ahead of time, and you’ll have some healthy treats ready to fuel a week’s worth of sweat sessions.
Avo toast never fails. When you have a heartier appetite, try this pre-workout version and add a hard-boiled (or fried) egg on top for added protein. There are a lot of ways to get fancy here, but we’re big fans of this classic combo before a morning run.
PB and banana is the perfect on-the-go snack. For a longer workout, spread both on one slice of whole-wheat toast and add a sprinkle of chia seeds to make this recipe even better.
Getting in some fuel for your workout can be as easy as heating up a small portion of leftovers from the night before. Try making an easy meal-prep combo like this chipotle chicken, sweet potato, and green bean dish then setting aside a snack-size amount for an afternoon snack.
These crunchy buckwheat bars are essentially a healthier and protein-filled version of Rice Krispie treats. If made ahead, they’ll last up to two weeks in the fridge or two months in the freezer.
Waking up early on the weekend for a long run? These protein-packed waffles will seem like a treat, but they’re the right balance of nutrients to fuel your body for the long haul. Have one half of a waffle before and save the other for after your workout. They’re also freezer friendly, so you can stash the extras and pop them in the toaster later.
A wrap may sound like a meal, but this mini version is the perfect size for a pre-workout bite. The gluten-free “wrap” is actually just turkey wrapped around some avocado with shredded carrot for added crunch. It’s the perfect use-what-you-already-have-in-your-fridge kind of snack.
Hummus and carrots is a classic snack that works perfectly fine before a workout. This blogger makes a homemade version with a cauliflower base, but feel free to grab prepackaged hummus and baby carrots at the store.
If you’re gluten-free or just not big on toast, this is a great way to get your nut-butter snack in while adding healthy carbs to power you through. Plus, rice cakes don’t go stale as quickly as bread, so you can always keep a pack on hand.
Omelets are one of our favorite any-time-of-day meals. You can load them up with tons of your favorite veggies and, since you’re working out, splurge with full-fat cheese. This baked style makes it easy to portion out snack sizes, or you can make them in a muffin pan.
This Italian-inspired avo toast trades mozzarella for low-cal, high-protein cottage cheese. If you’re on the go, swap out the bread for a few whole-grain crackers.
By mashing up an egg and a banana, and topping them with apples, almond butter, and coconut, you’ll get a grain-free oatmeal of sorts. This is a great one to make the night before and eat in a travel cup on your way to your favorite morning cardio class.
If you’re feeling really fancy, you can make your own sports drink chock-full of electrolytes to prep your body to get sweaty. If you’re in a rush, try one from wheytrition.com
Whip up this chicken salad for a snack, stuff it in half a pita pocket, and then use the remainder for lunch or dinner.
Avocados are good. Avocados stuffed with the makings of a BLT are even better. Use full-fat Greek yogurt in place of mayo for a quick and hearty snack.
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