15 Healthy Workout Snacks

15 Healthy Workout Snacks -- delicious recipes that will give you extra energy before or after a workout! | gimmesomeoven.com

There are those who eat to live, and those who live to eat, and I am definitely of the latter. Food is always on my brain. What will I eat for lunch? What will I make for dinner? When can I make that insanely delicious looking recipe I saw on Instagram? You know how some people will say they forgot to eat? Yeah, that’s never happened to me. No matter how hectic my life gets, I always remember to stop and eat, for my brain and stomach are excellent communicators. One never fails to alert the other when the hunger bug creeps up.

Since food is a regular part of my thought process, it’s no surprise I’m often thinking of it in the midst of a workout. How long do I have to run on the treadmill so I can have a cupcake later?  I not only live to eat, I exercise to eat (well, and to be healthy of course).  I try to always carve out time for a good workout, usually five to six days a week.  And almost nine times out of 10, I’ll find myself craving something sweet and sinful post calorie-torch. That’s why it’s important for me to have healthy snack options on hand, and better yet, healthy sweet snack options.

Many of these 15 workout snacks have killer sweet and salty components, along with protein and fiber, sating all of your body’s pre- and post-exercise needs. From recovery smoothies that will trick your brain into thinking you’re sipping a milkshake, to some incredibly satisfying, guilt-free protein cookies (who would have thunk those words could coexist?), these recipes should totally be in your snack rotation to get you ready for a workout and energize you afterwards. They’re definitely now part of mine!

Homemade Sports Drink | runningtothekitchen.com

Homemade Sports Drink | Running to the Kitchen

Chocolate Chip Quinoa Energy Bars | cookingquinoa.net

Chocolate Chip Quinoa Energy Bars | Cooking Quinoa

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Lärabar | naturallyella.com

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Lärabar | Naturally Ella

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie | gimmesomeoven.com

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie | Gimme Some Oven

Greek Yogurt Power Bowl | nutritious--kitchen.blogspot.com

 Greek Yogurt Power Bowl | Nutritious Kitchen

Apple Cookies | rachelschultz.com

 Apple Cookies | Rachel Schultz

Raw Almond Butter Cups | ohsheglows.com

Raw Almond Butter Cups | Oh She Glows

Trail Mix Energy Bites | gimmesomeoven.com

 Trail Mix Energy Bites | Gimme Some Oven

High-Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies | fitfoodiefinds.com

High-Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies | Fit Foodie Finds

Peach Recovery Smoothie | healthyseasonalrecipes.com

Peach Recovery Smoothie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Nuts and Fruits Energy Bars (homemade KIND Bars) | afarmgirlsdabbles.com

Nuts and Fruits Energy Bars (homemade KIND Bars) | A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

Healthy Brownie Granola Bars | minimalistbaker.com

Healthy Brownie Granola Bars | Minimalist Baker

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites | gimmesomeoven.com

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites | Gimme Some Oven

Blueberry Banana PB Smoothie | skinnytaste.com

Blueberry Banana PB Smoothie | Skinnytaste

Healthy Trail Mix | withstyleandgraceblog.com

Healthy Trail Mix | With Style & Grace

 

 

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Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven

Hayley Putnam lives to eat, and loves writing, particularly about food! She contributes to Foodie Crush, and also bakes and blogs for her own little nook of the food blogosphere, Tiptoes in the KitchenShe lives in Greensboro, N.C., with her husband Jay and their four-legged furry daughter, Luma.  You can also find Hayley on Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. Chicago Jogger — March 22, 2015 @ 9:53 am (#)

    Love the sound of all of these recipes! Pinning.

  2. Alley @ Alley's Recipe Book — March 22, 2015 @ 9:22 pm (#)

    A lot of these are great to pack for a hike too!  :)

  3. Rose — March 23, 2015 @ 2:20 am (#)

    These sound delicious can’t wait to get the ingredients and try the recipes!

  4. Maryshoppings — March 23, 2015 @ 4:58 am (#)

    Thank u so much for this great tips! 

  5. Heather - Butter&Burlap — March 23, 2015 @ 8:02 am (#)

    I made some double peanut butter chocolate chip protein bars the other day! Workout snacks are a MUST when trying to maintain a good energy level for your workout.  This is a great list!

    • Ali — March 25th, 2015 @ 1:21 pm

      Thanks Heather, I appreciate you checking it out!

  6. barbara woods — March 23, 2015 @ 9:43 am (#)

    Every thing looks so good

  7. Lovely Sharice — March 23, 2015 @ 5:58 pm (#)

    Double yes to the greek power bowel and peach recovery smoothie! http://www.lovelysharice.com/secret-tips-and-tricks-to-lose-weight-fast/

    • Ali — March 23rd, 2015 @ 8:43 pm

      Thanks Sharice, so glad you like it!

  8. Kim — March 24, 2015 @ 1:32 pm (#)

    Thank you for compiling this together, I’m always hungry after a jog! :)
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    • Ali — March 25th, 2015 @ 12:51 pm

      Thanks Kim, I hope you enjoy them!

  9. Carly — June 5, 2015 @ 8:55 am (#)

    I can’t thank you enough for sharing these very delicious and at the same time healthy snacks. I thought being healthy is an effort, especially when it comes to snacks, but these recipes are absolutely perfect. I will surely try every recipe for my next meal plan!

    • Ali — June 5th, 2015 @ 10:13 am

      Thank you, Carly, I’m go glad you like this roundup!