Great Vegetarian Post-Workout Snacks
March 8, 2015
When you fuel your body with healthy snacks after your workouts, you not only curb hunger but also provide your body with the energy it needs to repair itself for the next workout. A post-workout snack helps your body repair muscle tissues and replenish glycogen stores depleted after strenuous exercise. Try fueling your body within 30 minutes of ending your workout with something high in carbohydrates, moderate in protein and low in fat. The following are some delicious and satisfying veg-friendly snacks that will help your body recover and prepare you for your next great workout!
Non-Dairy Yogurt & Fruit
A dairy-free yogurt along with some berries provides a boost of carbs, fiber, antioxidants and vitamins. It’s also a great way to help out your digestion because of the probiotics. To learn how to make your own, check out this dairy-free greek yogurt recipe by Catching Seeds here!
Nuts & Dried Fruit
This snack is pretty calorie dense so you won’t need more than a handful or two. You’ll get healthy fats, protein and the dried fruit offers fiber and carbs. This snack stores well in a gym bag since no refrigeration is needed and it won’t get squished like a banana.
Cereal & Milk
Yes, even if your workout isn’t in the morning, this snack is a high fiber, low sugar, low fat alternative to an energy bar. Be sure to watch your portion size and choose a healthy cereal. Use your favorite non-dairy milk to make this recovery meal vegan friendly! If you’re looking to boost your protein intake, try a pea protein milk like Ripple!
Hummus with Veggies
This savory snack adds a punch of flavor and protein. Try carrots or cucumber to pair with the hummus to replenish lost water and electrolytes from your workout, along with a satisfying savory taste.
Apples & Almond Butter
Simple and gym bag appropriate, this snack has hunger-fighting fiber and adds a kick of antioxidants. The almond butter provides protein and complements the sweet apple perfectly. If almond butter isn’t your thing, swap it out for peanut butter or the nutty spread of your choice!
Do you have a favorite go-to post-workout snack? Let us know in the comments below!
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