My Post-Workout Snack Choices!



If you are anything like me, you are STARVING after finishing a gym session. Like, "move out of my way, I have a yogurt in my bag and nothing will stop me from devouring it while you change", type starving. Oddly enough, my little guy is usually pretty hungry after a play session in the child watch so if there is anything that I never forgot to bring with us, it is after gym snacks. I lean towards snacks that are heavy in protein and good fats. 



Recently, Nuts.com inspired me to post about my favorite post-workout snacks. I love referencing their site for new ideas on high protein snacks and advice on what I should put into my body to get the most of my workout. Check here and here for some of their favorite healthy and high protein snacks!

  Here is a peek into my mini travel cooler that I take to the gym with me. Some of my go-to snacks include 2 hard boiled eggs, a small greek yogurt (I prefer a form of Greek yogurt) or a ½ cup of cottage cheese and a dash of cinnamon. Including veggies helps me to get my 5-9 daily servings in, and baby carrots are usually my number one choice! I almost always have some nuts to snack on throughout the day, usually unsweetened almonds. Of course, I share with Luke. He usually likes to munch on an egg or I will bring him his own yogurt to snack on.

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Not only do I load my cooler with quick snacks, but I also like to come home to a hearty lunch. It is so easy to eat Kraft Mac N' Cheese and Dino chicken nuggets for lunch, but honestly the past two hours that I spent at the gym would be completely pointless if I caved and ate that every day. Lately, I have been obsessed with Nut.com's Kale Quinoa Salad. It is heavenly! You know I have a slight obsession with Quinoa, so naturally this is one of my favorite recipes on the website. 

Honestly, I have gobbled mine up too quick (twice) to snap a picture, so photo cred goes to Nuts.com

It is so important to fuel your body after a good workout. Sometimes, I don't even make it out of the locker room before I dip into my snack! 


What are your favorite post workout snacks? 

Happy sweating, 









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  1. I love putting cashews in my smoothies after working out.. so good!

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    1. I have never added cashews to my smoothies, may have to try that!

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  2. I always go for either granola or cashews, preferably granola, when working out

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    1. I love adding granola to my yogurt! So filling!

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  3. I pack the same kind of stuff! It's so easy to give into temptation but I'm learning to have a little more self control these days!

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    1. It is so easy to listen to the temptation. I try to do the 80/20 rule and have found I do much better with this method!

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  4. Great ideas for snack after a workout. Yes I'm always hungry

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  5. Yum! Great snack ideas! I love almonds or an apple after I workout. I try to drink a lot of water first...that's the only time I really crave water.

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    1. Living in the desert, I drink water ALL the time lol! But, I completely agree when I work out it is much different!

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