Just as important as it is to fuel up before you exercise, don’t forget to eat a little something once your workout is complete. Your body needs a combo of protein and carbs to build and repair muscle and quickly recharge lost energy. Don’t go overboard and consume so many calories that it cancels out the ones you burned while sweating it out
Here are some ideas for post-workout snacks, all under 150 calories
– Half a medium apple smeared with a mixture of two ounces of vanilla Greek yogurt, half a tablespoon of peanut butter, and a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon and topped with sliced grapes: 151 calories .
– Four ounces low-fat cottage cheese (82 calories) mixed with three-quarters cup fresh blueberries (63 calories): 145 calories
– One extrasmall apple (53 calories) with one tablespoon peanut butter (94 calories): 147 calories .
– 20 baby carrots (70 calories) with two tablespoons hummus (70 calories): 140 calories .
– One organic mozzarella cheese stick (80 calories) and 20 grapes (68 calories): 148 calories
– 5.3-ounce container organic vanilla Greek yogurt (110 calories) and seven cherries (36 calories): 146 calories .
– One small banana (89 calories) with eight raw almonds (55 calories): 144 calories .
– Eight ounces organic low-fat chocolate milk (150 calories) or eight ounces Silk Chocolate Soymilk (120 calories .
– Half a Kind Dark Chocolate Nuts and Sea Salt Bar (100 calories) and eight medium strawberries (31 calories): 131 calories .
– Trail mix made with 18 peanuts (97 calories) and a mini box of raisins (45 calories): 142 calories
– Three-quarters cup shelled edamame: 150 calories