Fuel up before and after your workout with these yummy snack suggestions that are loaded with the right amounts of carbohydrates and protein.

Before a workout:

    1 single serving pack of dried fruit
    1 fruit-flavored Greek yogurt (look for one that has 20 grams of sugar or less)
    Skim latte (12 ounces)
    1/2 cup quinoa
    1 bag of apple chips
    1 bag of popcorn
    Yogurt parfait: 1/4 cup of granola, low-fat vanilla yogurt, 1 cup of berries
    2 rice cakes with 1 Tbsp almond butter and 1 tsp honey
    Oatmeal with apricots
    Fruit smoothie with fat-free Greek Yogurt and a mixture of your favorite berries or other in-season fruit
    Hummus and pita chips
    Apple slices with Maple-Cinnamon Peanut Butter Dip

Post Workout:

    1 protein bar with 10 or more grams of protein
    100 calories worth of pistachios (about 28 nuts) and a piece of fruit
    1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese with 1 tsp cinnamon and vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
    6 oz low-fat Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1/2 cup of berries
    Protein smoothie: 1.5 cups almond or soy milk, 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder, 1 tablespoon almond butter, 1 banana
    Supercharged smoothie
    1 glass of low-fat chocolate milk
    1 hard-boiled egg and a handful of mixed nuts
    2 rice cakes with 1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese, tomato slices
    Turkey-Pepper Roll-ups: wrap sliced turkey around a few bell pepper sticks
    Chocolate protein pudding


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