Fitness Foods: Healthy Snack Ideas
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Snack Smarter: Eat Whole Foods
To replenish energy stores and aid muscle recovery and repair, Lakatos and Shames recommend a blend of wholesome carbohydrates, like fruit or whole grains, protein, and a little bit of fat to promote fullness. Try these healthy protein bar alternatives that are approximately 150 calories per snack: 2 dried plums plus 30 pistachios; half of a whole grain English muffin with 2 tablespoons hummus; 6 ounces nonfat Greek yogurt with 1/2 cup berries; or low-fat string cheese and a piece of fruit. If you’re stuck on eating a bar, opt for a Lara Bar, KIND Bar, Clif Luna Bar, or half of a full-size Clif bar, suggests Bonci.
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