6 pre & post workout snacks

Here at UNiDAYS we’ve got loads of fab pre and post work out snacks to help you make the most of your workouts! Our girl Lydia is here to tell us all about her favorite workout fueling snacks.

Pre-workout 1

My personal favorite - peanut butter & banana toast. It's so quick, purse friendly and super tasty! Carbs aren’t the enemy; the key is to have a mixed bag of complex and simple carbs so you get a slow release of energy throughout your workout. If you fancy spicing things up a bit try a sprinkle of cinnamon over the top. This clever spice has been linked to stabilizing blood sugar and improving brain function – definitely an added bonus!

Pre-workout 2

Smoothies are great as you can make so many variations! I love mixed fruit ones but peanut butter and banana smoothies are pretty yum too. Fruit is packed full of vitamins and sugar to give you a quick energy boost before your workout. You can also add granola to change up the consistency and be sure to add ice in it too as it makes all the difference.

Pre-workout 3 Apple wedges

Apple wedges are a super cheap, nutritious, quick pre work out snack! They’re another great energy kick rather than sugar rush so you don’t crash out of your workout. There are also loads of toppings to try like almond butter for that extra bit of protein.

Post workout 1

Salmon and avocado are great post workout meal. Salmon is full of protein and omega-3 fatty acids which are great for a rapid recovery and helping to build muscle. They’re also packed with vitamins D, B6 and B12 that are great energy boosters after all your hard work! Avocado contains good fats and is loaded with potassium! It’s also super tasty and super simple to make. Not a fish fan? Try avocado with chicken instead.

Post workout 2

Omelet cups are a great alternative to an omelet - I think these look pretty good. They’re high in protein and amino acids that help to rebuild damaged tissue after a tough workout. You can add your favorite veggies; I think bacon and spinach would be a great combo!

Post workout 3

This chicken and sweet potato bake is super easy to make, just throw it all in the oven with some seasoning, crank up the heat and you’re good to go! Sweet potato is a brilliant alternative to white potatoes and are full of complex carbs to help restore glycogen levels (energy storage, basically), which get depleted after a workout. Chicken is full of protein, omega-3 AND amino acid, so perfect post workout, and let’s face it you can never go wrong with chicken!

We hope these pre and post work out snack ideas get your taste buds going. If you’re stuck for fitness ideas don’t forget to check out our top fitness tips on a student budget. We’re always on the look out for nutritious food inspiration so check us out over on Pinterest for more super tasty ideas!

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