Nut Butter & Banana
Eating before workouts can help improve your performance as well as boost your stamina and endurance. Pre-workout snacks will prevent a drop in blood sugar, which can deplete your energy and cause loss of concentration, top up your liver and muscle carbohydrate stores and prevent hunger during your workout. Stock up on your energy by eating one of the following recommended snacks 30-60 minutes before working out.
Whether you prefer almond, peanut or cashew, eating nut butter before a workout will give you the healthy fats and muscle-building protein your body needs for fuel. When you combine nut butter with a banana, you will get the potassium you need to prevent muscle cramps as well as a good source of complex carbohydrates.
Steel-Cut Oats with Blueberries
This is an especially good snack for those who their workout in the morning. Steel-cut oats are packed with carbohydrates, which digest slowly so you stay full during your workout. As an added bonus, not only will the berries add flavor to the oats, but blueberries will provide extra carbs as well as the essential antioxidants your body needs to defend against workout induced stressors.
Hummus “deviled” Eggs
Use hummus to create deviled eggs with a twist. Simply boil an egg, allow to cool, slice it and remove the yolk. In a small bowl, combine the yolk with 1-2 tablespoons of hummus. Spoon the mixture back into the egg and enjoy. The hummus and the egg combine will provide you with about 9 grams of protein. Including the yolk will provide amino acids, which help to aid in muscle repair.