Smart Snacks for a Post-Workout Treat

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2. Dates and Peanut Butter

“Slice open pitted Medjool dates (a large, sweet variety of dates) and slide a half-tablespoon of nut butter inside,” according to Prevention. The fiber helps keep your blood sugar from spiking and helps stabilize energy levels. Just stick a few in a Ziploc bag, and you’ll have an easy snack on hand.

3. Peanut Butter and Banana on Rice Cakes

“If you’re craving something more substantial after a workout, a healthy peanut butter and banana sandwich will fit the bill. Instead of bread, smooth your peanut butter onto two brown rice cakes for extra fiber (without empty carbs),” Fitness says. Don’t stress about the sugars in your banana, either. Post workout is one of the best times to eat a banana because it quickly replenishes your energy.

4. Kind’s Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt Bar

Many snack bars have everything you don’t want to be putting into your body. That’s not the case with Kind’s, which has only five grams of sugar and no artificial sweeteners. It also has 6 grams of protein, 13 grams of carbs and 140 milligrams of sodium, which is a perfect amount to replenish what you’ve lost from sweat, Prevention writes.

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