Pre Workout Snack: The Top Small Snacks
Regardless of whether it is half-past ten in the morning in Germany or in the fight against the afternoon slump: (strength) athletes, in particular, have higher energy consumption and have to ensure regular supplies. Many then resort to the simplest solution: the chocolate bar. So that you save yourself such sugar bombs in the future, here are 11 healthy Pre Workout snacks for in between!
Nuts in All Variations
Although they have a fairly high percentage of fat, they mainly provide you with unsaturated fatty acids, which are simply super healthy fats and even help you lose weight and build muscle: nuts. And of all kinds: cashews, macadamia, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds …
Top: Even a small handful is enough to get you out of your depth! They are also perfect, healthy snacks for on the go!
Healthier Than Its Reputation: Popcorn
Hands up who thought popcorn was just a calorie bomb on a movie night! The heated corn kernels are actually a really healthy snack – at least if you don’t drown them in sugar, butter, or salt! Because then they are full of fiber that swells up in the stomach and keeps you full for a long time.
A simple recipe for self-made healthy snacks: Self-made popcorn at home – without unnecessary fat!
This is how it works: Fill a coated pan with corn so that the bottom is just covered. Put the lid on and heat the pan on the highest level until about half of the corn bodies pop up. Then take the pan off the heat so that the remaining grains don’t burn. Wait a few minutes for the rest of them to pop up and wait for the water vapor in the pan to evaporate.
Frozen Bananas: The Perfect Healthy Snack (not only) In Summer
Due to the low-carb hype, the fruit has gotten pretty bad lately – absolutely wrongly, because it belongs in every healthy diet! Especially interesting for you as an athlete: bananas! Compared to other fruits, they have a relatively high number of calories and carbs but score with a lot of magnesium and potassium, both of which you sweat out during training.
Frozen bananas are the perfect healthy snack, especially in summer or after a sweaty workout, give it a try!
To go with it: Nice cream. But the mango, peach, and strawberry ice cream are also healthy and delicious! And have you already tried the banana lassi?
Full Of Protein: Yogurt
Hardly any VIP or health blogger hasn’t hyped it lately: yogurt. If you ask me, absolutely right because it is not only super creamy and thicker but also really blows your taste buds.
If you then look at the nutritional values, you will want to eat it every day: With around twice as much protein as conventional natural yogurt and a large portion of casein…
Instead Of Sweets: Dried Fruits
You are really into sweets and don’t want to miss out on the sweet taste of healthy snacks?! You don’t have to either: Dried fruits naturally have a very high (fruit) sugar content because the water has been removed from them.
But it also means: Dried fruits have a lot more calories than normal fruit, so don’t make the mistake of thinking that you can also strike here without hesitation. Load it with one hand, then you are on the safe side and benefit from the numerous valuable ingredients without breaking your calorie limit!
The Bodybuilding Classic: Hard-Boiled Eggs
It confirms every stereotype about bodybuilding and strength athletes, but it’s just the perfect healthy snack, which you take everywhere you can: Hard-boiled eggs. An egg has about 90 calories, 7 grams of fat, 11 grams of protein, and less than 1 gram of carbohydrates – not bad, right? Who needs thousands of healthy snacks to lose weight when they have hard-boiled eggs?
But it gets even better: Your body can utilize the amino acids in the egg particularly well and convert them into your own protein (i.e. muscles).
Quick, Healthy Snacks For In-Between: Rice Cakes
Rice cakes can provide you with quick energy, especially before training. The small round snacks are almost fat-free, low in calories, and simply super practical for in between, because you don’t have to prepare anything and can start snacking straight away.
The abundant carbohydrates it contains go into the blood quickly and give you direct power without being heavy in your stomach. Personally, I don’t really like them on their own, but with a spoonful of unsweetened nut butter, they taste really good!
Uncomplicated, Low In Fat, And High In Protein: Buttermilk
Are you still looking for a healthy snack that you can easily take with you? How about some buttermilk then? Admittedly, the slightly sour taste takes some getting used to, but now I really like it! And if you take a look at the nutrition facts, you’ll love them too, bet ?!
With 36 calories, 0.5 g fat, 4 g carbohydrates, and 3.2 g protein, buttermilk is really good food for athletes!
And believe me, even if buttermilk is runny: a glass-like this can fill you up damn well!.