Quick and Healthy Post-Workout Snacks

You’ve got 60 minutes after you exercise to eat the best snack for your body.
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It’s important to eat a snack within 60 minutes of working out – this will give you maximum recovery results. You want a snack that is four parts carbohydrates to one part protein. The carbs replenish the stored fuel (called glycogen) in your muscles, which you use up during your workout. The protein helps rebuild the muscle damage that naturally occurs when exercising.

These three snacks have the right carb-to-protein ratio, and they are all about 100 calories. They are quick and easy to make:

Carrots and hummus: Dip baby carrots in two tablespoons of hummus.

Brown rice cake and peanut butter: Spread one tablespoon of peanut butter on one rice cake.

Apple and almond butter: Spread one tablespoon of almond butter on a sliced apple.

If you are really in a hurry, grab a Larabar or Kind Bar. Both bars are all-natural and made with very few ingredients.

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