It’s that time of year again! Summer is here, and many of us are stepping up our exercise routines in order to feel our healthiest and most body confident (before we go and sip on cocktails/lemonade by the pool!).
Did you know: having a couple of nutritious post-workout snacks up your sleeve can be a great way to maximize the effectiveness of your gym routine?
What we put into our bodies pre- and post-exercise really matters! When we lift weights and work out, our bodies use glycogen as fuel, and our muscles can be broken down and damaged; we need to repair and replenish.
Eating high-protein foods after exercise helps our body to repair and rebuild muscle. Carbohydrates help with all-important recovery. And, as always, healthy fats (in moderation) are also beneficial!
So, we’ve compiled a few healthy snack ideas for you. These are easy, delicious, packed with essential post-workout nutrients, and you can whip ‘em up in a flash (armed with just ROYO bread and some pantry essentials!). Bon appetit!
ROYO Peanut Butter and Banana Toast: Take two slices of ROYO 30 Calorie Low Carb Artisan Bread and toast to your desired doneness. Spread on two tablespoons of peanut butter and top with 1 sliced banana. Voila!
ROYO Tuna Salad Everything Bagel: Slice one Everything Low Carb Keto Bagel in half. Top with tuna salad, made using 1 can of drained tuna, nonfat Greek Yogurt (to your liking), finely chopped celery, and red onion, generously seasoned with salt and pepper. Optional flavor bombs include minced garlic and some finely diced dill pickles, if you’re into that!
Runny Poached Eggs on ROYO Sesame Bagel: Poach two eggs in gently boiling, salted water. Top tip: add a splash of white vinegar to your pot, stir to create a whirlpool, and crack your eggs directly into the water. Set a timer for 3 minutes, remove eggs, and place on top of 2 slices of lightly buttered, toasted ROYO Sesame Low Carb Keto Bagel. Top with dried red chili flakes for a kick of heat.
ROYO AB & J Bagel + Protein Shake: Make your almond butter (AB – get it!?) and jelly sandwich by spreading your favorite nut butter and preserves onto 2 halves of a ROYO Plain Low Carb Keto Bagel. Toasting optional! Add an extra protein boost by accompanying this with a protein shake of your choice.
ROYO Turkey Avocado Sandwich: With healthy fats from the avocado, lean protein from the turkey, and protein & fiber from your ROYO 30 Calorie Low Carb Artisan Bread slices, this sandwich is your perfect post workout go-to. Now the question is – sliced lengthways or across?
Happy snacking, gym bunnies! Keep up the good work!