It is easy to tell yourself “I am going to the gym straight after work.” The difficult part is committing to the plan once 5pm comes around. After a long day of work, your energy is low and the thought of eating an extra-large pizza sounds more enticing. Instead of giving into that temptation, here are a list of healthy, energising foods that will get you feeling good and ready for your workout.
- Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt gives you the instant burst of energy you are looking for. Loaded with complex carbohydrates, protein, and fiber, Greek yogurt is a energising snack that simultaneously satisfies your end-of-the-day sweet tooth. Try it with oats on top for a little extra boost.
Hummus is a delicious snack that fills you up without giving you that “too full” feeling. Hummus is made with chickpeas so it is low in fat and high in protein. Cut up some carrots and capsicum for the perfect dipping tools.
Like Greek yogurt, fruit is the perfect snack to boost your energy instantly. Fruit is filled with natural sugars, aka “good carbs,” and is a great source of the vitamins your body needs. If you are extra hungry, try dipping your apples in almond butter to add a little protein.
- Turkey & Spinach Wraps
Turkey and spinach wraps are the best snack to go “protein-style.” Wrap a turkey slice in a few leaves of spinach for an all-around heal
thy bite. The protein in turkey provides energy, while spinach is packed with Iron- a vitamin that fights tiredness. Turkey and spinach wraps will give you a long-lasting satisfied feeling, guaranteed to get you working hard at the gym.
Whether you are in the mood for a sweet or savoury snack post-work day, any one of these foods will have you ditching your processed pre-workout in no time. Getting you motivated and energised for the gym, these snacks will have you craving them by 4:30pm.