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. tuna
  • lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Tuna, a protein powerhouse, is low in fat (when canned in water, rather than oil) and provides heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3s may also boost metabolism—yet another reason to grab a can of tuna post workout. Skip the mayo and try using a dollop of Greek yogurt or a combo of lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper to keep it nice and lean. Pair your tuna with a piece of toasted, high-fiber whole wheat bread or crackers for an energy-boosting crunch.

Nutritional Information: 200 calories, 2g fat, 0g saturated fat, 26g protein, 20g carbs, 6g fiber


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