Best Post-Workout Foods for AM Exercise

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Best Post-Workout Foods for AM Exercise

These eight mini-meals and snacks can help you maximize the effectiveness of your morning workout routine.
  • 3 oz. deli turkey
  • 1 oz. low-fat cheese
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks

Turkey and low-fat cheese roll-ups provide necessary post-workout protein with an added bonus for muscles: Calcium. This essential mineral may be best known for its role in building and maintaining healthy bones, but it also contributes to muscular functioning and circulation which may help improve overall athletic performance.

Pineapple not only has energy-boosting carbs, but also contains bromelin, a natural anti-inflammatory compound, which may reduce post-workout pain.

Nutritional Information: 210 calories, 4.5g fat, 2g saturated fat, 25g protein, 24.5g carbs, 2.5g fiber

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