Gluten Free · Protein · Smoothies · Snacks

The BEST pre and post workout snacks

Yes, you CAN actually snack healthily while on-the-go!

I don’t know about you guys, but I am often in a rush. Whether I am rushing from work to the gym, or trying to fit in a quick run before having to go to an event, there isn’t always time for healthy eating. I rely a ton on my Sunday grocery trip and food prep. Food prep isn’t just for meals though…prep yourself for the midday snacking. We all get hungry! Every week I make sure that easy, healthy snacks are readily available in my pantry, fridge, and even in my desk at work.

Nuts.com has an amazing break down of healthy snacks for every type of person–whether you are having a super active day and want something with a ton of protein…or maybe you need to hold your kid over between meals while running errands. Whether you are vegan or a working, busy bee…Nuts.com has got you covered! They will even deliver all of your favorite goodies right to your front door. Doesn’t get much easier than that!

For me, I like to stick to things that are high in protein, because I am typically trying to work out as hard as possible. If I am hungry before my workout, a small bar helps me get over the mid-workout hump. If I am not struggling with hunger or energy, I try to hold off until after the workout to rebuild and replenish with denser, protein rich foods. Some of my favorite go-tos include KIND bars, homemade trail mix (tread lightly here…it can be made in a healthy!), Chia Bars, hard boiled eggs, veggies + hummus, or protein smoothies. Check out the 2 recipes below and the blog page on Nuts.com for TONS of inspiration!

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Cherry Chocolate Perfect Fit Protein Smoothie

  • 5 frozen cherries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  • 1 scoop of chocolate Perfect Fit Protein powder
  • a couple drops of almond extract
  • pinch of cacao nibs
  • shredded coconut (for topping)
  • splash of water (if needed to help blend)

Put everything in a blender and enjoy!

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Homemade Healthy Trail Mix
(all ingredients are available on Nuts.com)

Combine everything in an airtight container or freezer-sized ziplock bag and shake/stir until thoroughly mixed. Eat by the handful or snack ziplock bag size. (Portion control is key here…do not graze!)

#happysnacking

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