Post Workout Snacks for Athletes

A healthy, nutritious snack with protein is a great right after their workout, dance class, gymnastics, etc.

Protein and good carbs is perfect after an activity

A healthy, nutritious mini meal is important right after a workout.

We prep and tote a bento to the gym for right after some exercise—we nosh right there, or on the way home.

Make your choices ahead of time in a combination that balances protein and good carbs for optimal nutrition. Here's a typical menu.


  • Hard-boiled egg (shown above in our lidded container)
  • Cheese and quinoa crackers
  • Cranberries and coconut

Pack it to go in one of our Portion Perfect Bento Boxes, as shown above.

Try these other great foods after workout:

  • Yogurt or kefir, a good blend of carbs and protein in fermented milk with probiotics
  • Bananas, a starchy, fast acting carb that restores glycogen in the body to rebuild muscles
  • Blueberries have been shown to be great for quick recovery
  • Hummus and pita
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Dried fruit and nuts
  • Pineapples
  • Orange juice
  • Salmon, a great protein, for the omega 3s
  • Yams, try our Yam Chili

Of course, always drink lots of water to replace the fluids lost exercise.

Anna Dietze
Anna Dietze


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