So you’ve just completed an awesome workout and it’s time to head home for a shower and a little R & R. Your stomach is talking to you but be sure not to chow down on junk. What you eat post workout is super important. You need to fuel your body so it can repair muscle tissue. It took me some time to figure out what my body was asking for so here are some ideas for you. Also be sure to drink 8-12 ounces of water. Not Gatorade or some other “sport drink” but plain ‘ole water. It does a body good!
Almond Butter & Banana on Rice Cakes
This snack is a little more substanial. The almond butter on 2 rice cakes gives you extra fiber without empty carbs. Having Bananas after a workout is great for you because your body processes the energy super fast.
Sassy Girl Recommends: 1/2 banana, 1 tbsp. almond butter, and 2 brown rice cakes, sprinkle with cinnamon 215 calories
Hummus and Pita
This is one of my favs. Besides being super yummy pureed chickpeas gives you protein and carbohydrates. Two for One...how awesome is that! The pita bread will help keep you full and fueled for awhile.
Sassy Girl Recommends: 1/4 cup hummus with 1 whole wheat pita, 275 calories
Turkey and Cheese with Apple Slices
Sometimes a girl doesn’t want a full on sandwich so why not eat what goes into a sandwhich? What you eat here is important so listen up...spread a soft cheese over 2 or 3 lean deli turkey and roll it up ala Fruit Roll Up style and add a crunchy apple to complete the snack.
Sassy Girl Recommends: 4 ounces deli turkey, 1 soft cheese wedge, and 1 apple, 240 calories