12 delicious post-workout snacks to refuel after you exercise
Hungry after your cycling class or strength training session, but don’t want to blow through your next meal's SmartPoints®? We’ve got you. On WW, there are plenty of nourishing post-workout snacks that will help you refuel and recover before you get ravenous (or ruin your appetite for dinner!).
With so many Budget-friendly snacking options, you may be scratching your head and wondering what to reach for. To help you narrow down your snacking selection, use this tip: Pick one that contains both carbohydrates and protein. The carbs—think fruit and whole grain crackers or toast—replenish lost glycogen, one of your body’s energy sources, while protein—like yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, or nut butters—helps repair the muscles you use when you work up a sweat. After a quick bite, you'll feel revived and ready to tackle the rest of your day.
Ready to get snacking? You could reach for a no-cook protein-and-carbs combo, like bread with peanut butter or cottage cheese with fruit. Alternatively, whip up one of these 12 easy-to-make mini meals in advance. They can be stored in a reusable container and tossed in your gym bag so that there's no need to make any food (or food decisions) after sweating it out at the gym. (Because who has energy for that?!)