10 Healthy Snacks To Refuel After An Intense Workout
These are your gym bag lifesavers.
Lots of today’s snack items boast a convenient grab and go appeal, but lots of our go-to favorites often contain lots of fatty and unpronounceable ingredients. To keep your gym bag free from any unhealthy finds, it’s important to pick products with the most pure ingredients, says Dana Kofsky, licensed nutritionist behind Nutrition Styles. “Easy on-the-go snacks are mostly processed foods, so you want to be sure to pick the most pure of ingredients. Ingredients are listed in order of predominance and if you can't pronounce it, then your body won't know what to do with it,” she says.
Refueling after a vigorous workout can be tough, but with so many options on the market, you don’t have to succumb to mindless and unhealthy eating in the process. To squash your cravings without indulging in unwanted calories, here’s some healthy gym packables that won’t cause any regrets.
Angie's Boom Chicka Pop ($3.69, available at supermarket locations nationwide)
Update your trail mix with this munchable popcorn, which offers less than 100 calories per cup. And with lots of savory flavors available, you don’t have to worry about succumbing to snack boredom either.
Way Better Snacks ($3.99, available at supermarket locations nationwide)
Perfect for when you have the post-workout munchies, these chip alternatives feature healthy ingredients such as sprouted grains, brown rice and flax seed.
KIND Nuts & Spices Bars ($1.79 each, kindsnacks.com)
A reliable gym bag staple, these delicious bars deliver mouthwatering flavor, without any unwanted sugars or fats.
Dirty Lemon Raw Detox ($65 for one week, dirtylemon.com)
To quench your thirst, why not try this Kate Hudson-approved line of beverages, which employs cold-pressed lemon juice, dandelion extract and activated charcoal to aid your body’s natural digestive process.
Modern Oats Oatmeal ($15-$21, modernoats.com)
Packed with antioxidants, superfruits and omega-3 rich nuts and seeds, this portable oatmeal go-to can fill you in minutes.
Tribe To Go Hummus Snacks ($1.99-$2.99, available at grocery store locations nationwide)
For a scrumptious snack that’s equally low on the calories, this stashable hummus and pita combination will surely help you bounce back after an intense workout.
ELEMENT Snacks (prices vary, elementsnacks.com)
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this guiltless dessert snack, which contains no trans-fats, artificial flavors or preservatives.
Dang Foods Toasted Coconut Chips ($2.99-$4.99, available at Whole Foods locations nationwide)
These coconut chips come in a variety of flavors, while offering a good source of fiber and remaining low in cholesterol.
LUNA Protein Chocolate Salted Caramel ($1.39 per bar, available at grocery stores nationwide)
Enjoy high protein, high levels of Vitamin D and iron thanks to this sweet and salty fitness bar.
Planters Pumpkin Spice Almonds ($7.99, amazon.com)
To add some flavor to your everyday almonds, try this seasonal delight, which boats only 160 calories, and five grams of protein per serving.