|Posted by BGF FitnessSite on April 23, 2015 at 4:35 PM|
Including healthy snacks in your diet can help keep your metabolism revved and cravings at bay. Remember to choose nutrient dense snacks that will provide your body with vital nutrients rather than empty calories!
I like to think of snacks as small, nutrient dense meals that act as efficient FUEL for the body at a specific time. There is no perfect combination, always experiment with what works for your body. I tend to go with higher protein snacks and lean towards fruit as my carbs with snacks, because my body has a hard time digesting heavier carbs.
Here are a few snack ideas that will not set you back.
Best Late Night Snacks
Go With Low Good Carbs, and High Protein
½ Cup Cottage Cheese
½ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt + Serving of Blueberries
1 Low-Fat String Cheese
1 Cup Broccoli + 1-2 Tbsp. Greek Yogurt Dip
1 Piece Natural/Low Sodium Beef or Turkey Jerky
Pre-Workout Snack Options
30-60 Minutes Before Workout - Go With Good Carbs and Some Protein
½ Cup Greek Yogurt + ½ Cup Whole Grain Oats + ½ Cup Fresh Strawberries
½ Cup Steel Cut Oatmeal w/ 1 Tablespoon of Dried Fruit + Almonds
½ Cup Greek Yogurt + ½ Cup Blueberries
1 Apple + 2 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
1 Cup Fresh Mixed Berries
½ Cup Oatmeal + 2 Egg Whites
½ Cup Cottage Cheese + ½ Cup Berries or Pineapple
Post-Workout Snack Options
Within 45 Minutes After Workout - Go With Some Good Carbs with High Protein
1-2 Tablespoon Peanut/Almond Butter on Ezekiel Bread
Egg Whites + Serving of Blueberries or Veggies
1-2 Tablespoons Hummus w/ Raw Veggies
3 Turkey Slices + 1 Low Fat String Cheese
Shake: 1 Banana + 1 Cup Milk + 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
1 Banana + 1 Cup Milk
Apple + String Cheese + 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
1 Whole Wheat English Muffin + 2 Egg Whites + Cheese Slice
For more clean eating information download my FREE "Healthy Eating Guide" at the link below!