Hey guys! A lot of people from Instagram ask me what my favorite things are to eat after I workout. Here are just a few of my favorites!
1. Quest Bars
Of course I had to include Quest! They’re full of protein, taste amazing, and have great ingredients! With protein powders, chips, and bars, the choices are endless. Plus you can bake with the protein powder like this Strawberry Banana “Bread” that I made.
It’s one of the very few bars I eat, because the other ones taste too much like protein to me, or they are basically candy. I’d rather eat a real chocolate bar over some of the other ones out there.
2. Protein Pancakes/Waffles
Seriously such a great post workout snack! It’s so yummy, especially if you add some syrup and peanut butter! It has both the protein and carbs your body needs after a workout! Speaking of peanut butter…
3. Peanut Butter
Peanut butter has to be my top 3 favorite foods. Especially Nuts N More. You guys can get 10% off your order on their website with the code “hungrygirl” too.
But besides the point of doing some shameless promotion, I wouldn’t advocate something I don’t like, and I love love love Nuts N More. They are by far my favorite peanut butter company because their flavors are great and tasty for not having any weird ingredients in them. Not saying I don’t enjoy some processed foods here and there-#balance-but for how much I consume, these are great. Plus it’s cool they have a protein line too!
Okay, you can’t get this anywhere unfortunately. They sell at Whole Foods, farmers markets, and Costcos on the West Coast but mainly just California. I am so obsessed with them though. There are 4 servings in here, but I can’t contain myself and eat the whole package.
Bolani is basically a flatbread stuffed with either spinach, pumpkin, potato, or lentil. My current obsession is the lentil one! Click on the headline to read more about what the company is doing.
5. Popcorn + Other Fun Goodies!
I bought popcorn just for this picture to include Squarebars (20% off a box at their website with code “hungrygirl35”), but I forgot how much I actually love it! I of course had leftovers so I brought it with me to school and mixed some other things in there too. You can make it sweet or salty, or both! And it’s fun to eat because it’s finger food.
Chipotle is great. They have so many options, and it’s so tasty as well. You don’t always have to go to Chipotle, but the point is, something that mimics this bowl is a great post workout meal.
I usually get a salad with no dressing (I do salad because they put the lettuce on the bottom so it’s not all falling out), 1/2 scoop rice, 1/2 scoop beans, chicken, corn, mild salsa (I love my heat, but I love the chunks of the mild and just add at least 10 gallons of Tabasco afterwards), and veggies!
7. Overnight Oats
I do enjoy these for breakfast, but something about having oats after a workout is just more satisfying! I have a bunch of recipes right here on this blog, which you can find through this link.
I also have an oatmeal Ebook for $2! Venmo me $2 @hanabrannigan with your email, and I’ll email it to you!
This is a picture from nuts.com. I’ve made similar bars to this recipe, and they are a great post workout snack. Especially if you don’t have time to make something as elaborate as pancakes or a Chipotle-like bowl. You can make them ahead of time, keep them in the fridge or freezer, and just bring it with you to school! Great meal prep if you ask me. Plus, pumpkin is always in season-#BasicWhiteGirlAllYear. I was checking out this website actually since I don’t have a picture of my treat, and they have other great recipes that you can find right here.
What are your guys’s favorite post workout snacks or meals?