Here we are in fall… prime running weather! I’ve been running as much as possible (which comes out to 2-3 times a week) and going to yoga and trying to be active in general. Its not hard to be active with a 2 year old! After a run or workout, I need some kind of snack… especially now.
I’m no nutritionist, but I know that eating protein after exercising is optimal. It helps your muscles recover and grow. During exercise, muscle protein breaks down, so eating it after a workout is perfect timing to replenish it.
I used to have all the time in the world after going to the gym or running to blend up a smoothie or fix myself something delicious and protein packed. Now… most of the time I have a hardboiled egg I may have made earlier, some nuts, or to be honest… a couple spoonfuls of peanut butter chased with some almond milk.
Now that Priscilla enjoys helping me in the kitchen, I can go back to making healthy snacks after a run or what not.
I’m dying to make these Pumpkin Pie Protein Bites and I’d love to make some granola to have on hand. For both I’ll turn to Nuts.com for ingredients… they have so much! And not only that, they have a super resourceful healthy snacks page for inspiration. (Beef jerky? Why didn’t I think of that sooner?) And as a bonus, there’s a who page dedicated to healthy snacks for kids. Its great to switch it up and keep kids interested in food. And they give my running buddy something to do in the stroller while we’re out!