I am not getting the maximum benefit from running in the morning and lifting at night, if I don't refuel properly. I am pretty consistent about having a small protein rich meal, or protein shake after I run because I am home, but my good habits tend to fall apart more at work, because I haven't been as prepared as I should be.
It's right about the same time, I just get a hankering about 10ish a.m. or 3ish p.m. One of the most important things to me is to have a snack that adds value to my health.
I try to avoid junk, empty calories, and I want to feeel good after I eat.
While doing a quick stop and shop, I realized I have not had a pumpkin seed in almost a month. That is a crime! Pumpkin seeds are one the best things in the world to have on hand to refuel from a tough work. Potassium, protein, and magnesium just to name a few reasons.
I also picked up two of my other favorites, sunflower seeds and pistachios.
|Ate yummy pistachios Saturday after my a.m. recovery run|
The great thing about pumpkin, pistachios, and sunflower seeds, is that a very small handful is satisfying while providing benefits to your health. We all need the fat, minerals, and amino acids so our bodies can utilize the protein we consume to rebuild our muscles and I always feel good after I eat them.
I love fruit and veggies as well, but some of it is more convenient than others.
I recently picked up this nifty little cutting board.
So much easier now to cut melon, and catch the drip, but for work, nuts and seeds are the ultimate in convenience. Baby carrots and cucumbers are also easy options, but alone they aren't best for refueling. I need my pumpkin seeds.
I feel better already knowing I have a plan, so I can be good to my body this week.
Tell me about your favorite power snack ❤
Do you have a certain time of day you feel like you need something?
Is it important to you a snack provide protein?
You can read some great info about healthy-snacks here...and no, I wasn't provided any compensation to plug Nuts.com
Just throwing a convenient option out there (•◡•)