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Stasher Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

Stasher Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

Stasher bags are the perfect addition to your workout gear bag, filled with healthy pre and post workout snacks to help your body perform well. If you’re on a tight schedule, or on the go a lot, having easily packable food is important. Here are a few ideas to tuck away in your stashers that go beyond a handful of granola or a protein bar, filled with good carbs and protein, while staying away from high sugar content.

Pre-Workout Snacks

  • Protein balls
    If it’s been awhile since you ate (or if you skipped breakfast before heading to the gym), it’s important to fuel your body up before hitting the treadmill or weights. Try gobbling down a few protein balls (this is our favorite recipe, with no added sugar. For an extra delicious treat, put them in a stasher bag in the freezer for awhile until they are cold and fudgy).  

  • Apple and cheese
    The fructose and carbs in apples give you a boost of energy (some say it’s even better than drinking coffee). Cheese is a great source of protein. The combination of the two serves as a great pick-me-up, giving you an surge of power to get through that yoga or HIIT routine.
  • Hardboiled eggs
    Eggs make a great breakfast-on-the-go if you’re heading to a workout, or a great mid-afternoon snack if you’re planning on going to the gym after leaving the office. They’re simple to prepare, easy to pack, and a fantastic source of protein.

Post-Workout Snacks

post-workout recovery snack ideas

  • Grapes
    if you know you’re in for a particularly hot and sweaty workout, throw a stasher bag of grapes in the freezer. Not only are frozen grapes incredibly refreshing, eating them will help you cool off and regulate your body temperature a bit quicker. Grapes are a good, natural source of electrolytes, so just say no to artificially flavored Gatorade and other sports drinks and try grapes instead! 

  • Banana and nut butter roll-ups
    There’s a reason that bananas are often handed out after marathons and other sporting events! Bananas are chock full of fast-acting carbs that will help you recover from a strenuous sweat sesh and give your muscles a chance to repair themselves from damage. They also contain a big serving of potassium. Pair it with peanut butter as a protein source, and wrap it all up in a whole wheat wrap or tortilla. Bonus points to this snack for being easy to eat in the car for those mornings when you don’t have an extra second to sit down and take a break.

  • Protein pancakes
    Another exceptionally easy to make and easy to pack post-workout snack is a protein pancake (maybe with a shmear of almond butter? ) A Pinch of Yum’s recipe calls for flax seeds, egg whites, and protein powder. Jamie Oliver’s has cottage cheese and banana. Try out a few different recipes and see what flavor you love the most!

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This post was written by our friend Hannah Theisen, editor of life+style+justice, founder of A Beautiful Refuge and a member of the ethical blogger network. Connect with Hannah on instagram

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