Exercise and diet

May 13, 2014
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Before you tackle a treadmill run, long lifting session, or boot camp at your local Snap Fitness, feed your body with the energy it needs to perform. Snacks consumed 30-60 minutes in advance are suggested to give your body time to digest.

Apple with Nut Butter: The perfect quick carbohydrate fuel needed for strenuous workouts. Slice your favorite type of apple, medium in size, and spread with up to two tablespoons of your favorite nut butter (all-natural is recommended).

Cottage Cheese with Your Favorite Fruit: This low calorie, high protein option will give you energy without weighing you down. Top half of a cup of cottage cheese with your favorite fruit (mixed berries, melons, or even pomegranate seeds) and enjoy!

Oatmeal with Bananas and Blueberries: Oats are filled with fiber and gradually release carbohydrates, giving you consistent energy throughout your workout. Adding half of a sliced banana and a small handful of blueberries will add excitement to your oatmeal while also giving you beneficial potassium, antioxidants, and carbohydrates!


Eating the right foods after a hard workout will help you recover faster and replenish lost energy. When best to consume post workout snacks is still a debate, but we recommend within two hours after your exercise.

Protein Bites: When convenience is key or you’re an on-the-go individual, we recommend protein bites for your post workout treat! Typically filled and stuffed with protein powders, oat flours, and nuts, these bite-size beauties pack a punch for your recover game. Check out different types at proteintreatsbynicolette.com.

Your Favorite Protein Shake: Probably the most obvious on our list, a protein shake is quick and easy to combines ingredients that aid in recovery. Our favorite recovery drink this week? Half cup frozen mango, ½ cup frozen cherries, one cup unsweetened almond milk, one scoop vanilla protein powder, chia seeds, and a dollop of almond butter – blended on high and super delicious!

Chicken Crackers: Mix a batch of canned chicken (in water) with plain Greek yogurt, chopped celery and carrots, and add your favorite spices for a quick post-workout snack straight from the fridge. Spread over a small handful whole grain crackers for an added crunch!

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