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What to Eat Before Working Out: Know.Better.Snacks.

June 18, 2015

Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but what you eat before a work out can be key. While everyone’s nutritional requirements are different, make sure you get the right balance of complex carbs, fats, and protein to satisfy your hunger and keep your energy up while working out. Plan on grabbing a snack about an hour before you exercise, and consider time of day, how long it’s been since your last meal and how hungry you are. Snacks that hit that sweet spot of giving you exactly what your body needs at the right time can help you gain muscle, burn fat, and recover well. Check out some of our favorites below – many of them can be made ahead so that you can grab and go!

Make-Ahead Fruit and Yogurt Protein Parfaits

An easy, make-ahead breakfast or snack packed with plenty of protein and heart-healthy fats to give you energy while working out.

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A Week of Steel-Cut Oats You Can Grab-and-Go

Make this on a Sunday night, and divide the oatmeal between five jars. You’re immediately set up for a week of healthy carb breakfasts or pre-workout snacks.

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Peanut Butter Granola Apple Bites

Ripe apples and creamy peanut butter with a sprinkle of granola and an optional drizzle of dark chocolate. Healthy, delicious and perfect for smart snacking and a quick carb fuel-up.

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Maca Energy Bars

This energy bar is not only vegan, but grain-free and gluten-free, too.

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Almond Butter and Jelly Wafflewich

This one is nice twist on a classic!

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