Pre and Post Workout Mini Meals

What are YOUR favorite pre and post workout mini meals? Share in the comment section below!

Over the past week I have had so many questions regarding what is the best pre and post workout meal. Fall races are coming up in the next few months and there are many enthusiastic people interested in a new healthy lifestyle that are starting exercise programs! What fuels YOUR body best for success may differ from someone else.  I personally love a small sweet potato w cinnamon before a long run where my husband prefers greek yogurt with berries! Listed below are some ideas that hopefully will help your body perform at it's highest level!


Before a workout: Small portion high-carb, moderate protein, and low fat snack to boost your energy.

Whole wheat toast with peanut butter
1 small banana
1 small sweet potato with 1 tsp coconut oil and cinnamon
Luna bar or small protein bar
Low fat yogurt and fresh fruit
Piece of fruit and 1/4 cup nuts
Half an avocado on whole wheat crackers

A protein shake can give your body the 15-20 grams of protein it needs after a workout!

After a workout: A higher protein snack (15-20 grams) for muscle recovery, especially if you have been strength training.

Protein shake or smoothie
1/4 cup almonds or walnuts
Cottage cheese and cherry tomatoes
Roasted chickpeas
Apple or pear with piece of string cheese
Four ounces of tuna on whole wheat toast
Almond butter on an apple

Enjoy your families & your exercise this weekend! I would love to hear what your favorite pre & post workout  mini meals are below! Blessings, Caroline