Top 5 post-workout foods

five post-workout foods you need

Even if you’re working out regularly, you might not be aware of what you eat after your workout. It might be breakfast or a late-night snack, but what should you put into your body after a workout? Are some foods better for your body than others post-workout?

It’s important to choose foods that will fuel your body like protein and whole wheat. I’ve listed my top five foods that you need after your workout. You’ll be sure to add the bliss back to your post-workout routine and feel energized.

Eggs

They are high in protein and you can easily make them in the morning after your workout. Protein will repair muscles and fuel your body after exercising. Whether you’re having an omelet or sunny-side up, eggs are a great choice.

Whole wheat toast or bagel with peanut butter

Whole wheat products are a great part of your meal after working out. The peanut butter will give you your healthy source of fat in addition to protein while the whole wheat bread will keep you full from fiber-enriched flour.

Cottage cheese

This is a “holy grail” food product you want to eat post-workout. It’s high in protein and healthy fats along with few calories. You can spread cottage cheese on whole wheat toast, or eat one serving plain with hot sauce. You’ll feel full and satisfied with this option.

Greek yogurt

If you don’t have time to make a meal after your workout, Greek yogurt is a great snack. You’ll have high amounts of protein with this on-the-go snack. Add nuts like almonds and walnuts for extra protein and healthy fats.

Homemade smoothies

If you prefer to customize your snack after a workout, a homemade smoothie is perfect for you. Combine your favorite fruits and veggies for a healthy, filling snack. Add protein powder to your mix before blending to add extra fuel for your body!

What are your favorite post-workout foods? Make sure to leave a comment below, or tweet your suggestions to @BlissBrunette!

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  • mmmmm homemade smoothies are so good (and you can be creative with them!)

    • Thank you for your comment! I love how versatile smoothies are, which is why they’re great to have after a workout. You can mix different fruits and veggies. They’re also SO filling!

  • Jenna @ A Savory Feast

    These are great ideas! I especially like eggs, greek yogurt and smoothies. They are easy to make right after a workout.

    • Eggs are probably my favorite because I need extra protein and fuel after a workout, which is why they’re so great! Thanks for your comment

  • If I actually worked out…I would totally be eating eggs after. I never used to like them but lately I just can’t get enough!

    • Thanks for your comment! Don’t even worry about working out, if you’re eating healthy, that’s a great start!

  • I love all of these as snacks! They also make great breakfasts too!

    • Yes! They are perfect even if you want a healthy breakfast, which is why they’re awesome. Thanks for the comment.

  • You’ve pretty much just named all my favorite post-workout snacks! :]!

    • Thank you for the comment, Farrah! I’m glad we love the same food after working out! Enjoy your weekend 🙂

  • I have a confession. My favorite post-workout food is a Fresco style hard taco from Taco Bell. It’s certainly not clean eating, but it tastes so good! Don’t judge me. 😉

    • Thank your for your honest comment! And don’t worry, no judgements here. We all have bad food that we love to eat.

  • Ive really been wanting to start working out so this list might motivate me, yum!

    • Food is always good motivation for working out! Thanks for your comment 🙂

  • torrs13

    I don’t like cottage cheese or eggs, but I do like peanut butter! I used to enjoy a banana with peanut butter after my workouts… delicious!

    • Peanut butter is amazing if you want a quick spoonful of protein and healthy fat added to your diet. Thanks for the comment!

  • I love a good protein shake after a workout…especially when it involves chocolate!

    • Chocolate is ALWAYS a good idea! Thanks for the comment 🙂

  • Big fan of smoothies. Now I just need to workout?
    !

    • Don’t worry, we all start somewhere! 🙂 Thanks for your comment.

  • So I love EVERY single one of these post work out foods. I especially love cottage cheese with pineapple or peaches. This is right up my alley, now all I have to do is work out!

    • Cottage cheese is definitely one of my favorites! I love eating it because I feel full and energized. And don’t worry about jumping into a workout routine. You can begin with simple things like jumping jacks in your living room or squats. Work yourself into a routine before committing to a gym membership. Thank you for your comment.

  • This is great! Thanks for sharing!

    • Of course! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I appreciate it.