top 10 snacks for athletes

When it comes to sports nutrition, WHEN you eat is just as important as WHAT you eat. Here is my top 10 list for snacks and tips below for what’s best BEFORE or AFTER activity.

#10 carrot sticks & hummus

#9 cereal with low-fat milk

#8 string cheese & whole grain crackers

#7 smoothies

#6 pretzels

#5 low-fat chocolate milk or yogurt

#4 trail mix

#3 fresh fruit

#2 granola or fruit & nut bars*

#1 peanut butter & jelly –or- turkey & cheese sandwich


BEST CHOICES POST WORK-OUT = 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10

*Recommended bars include KIND, LARA, Kashi and Nature Valley   **Best to have a smoothie with just fruit or fruit & nonfat dairy pre workout

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