low-carb pre and post workout snacks


Incorporating a small amount of carbs pre and post workout may help increase your endurance and recovery. Try adding a snack 15-20 minutes before your next workout and finish up with a recovery meal up to one hour after your workout.

Choose small portions with good sources of carbs mixed with moderate fat and protein. The carbs in your pre workout snack will give you energy to finish a high-intensity workout, and the protein and fats will help with muscle recovery and satiety.

Here are some ideas to fuel your workouts and maximize your recovery on a low-carb diet:

  • 1/2 sweet potato + 2 tbsp coconut butter

  • 1 greek yogurt + 2 tbsp blueberries

  • 2 tbsp nuts + 1 tbsp dried fruit

  • 5-6 celery sticks + 2 tbsp nut butter

  • 5-6 pieces of beef jerky + 1/2 apple, sliced

  • Protein shake made with coconut milk

  • 1/2 c plantain chips + 2 tbsp guacamole

  • 1 c spinach salad with 2 oz grilled chicken + full-fat vinaigrette of choice

  • 2 tbsp nut butter + 1/2 banana

  • 6-8 oz bulletproof coffee + 1 tbsp dried fruit

  • 1/2 avocado + 1.5 tbsp honey

  • 2 tbsp hummus + 1/4 c plantain chips

  • 1/4 c cottage cheese + 2 tbsp pineapple

  • 2 slices sweet potato toast + 2 tbsp almond butter


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