Eggs and toast
Although eggs and toast are often confined within the “breakfast” category of our minds, this combo is a great post-workout snack for any hour of the day. According to Kelly Jones, a Philadelphia based sports dietitian, “it’s important post-workout to eat a combination of carbohydrate and protein.” Que the spotlight on a plate of fluffy, yellow eggs and crispy toast.
While you may be hesitant to chase your calorie-burning cardio with bread, Jones stresses that “carbohydrates stored in the muscles (glycogen) is the main energy source for moderate to intense exercise and must be replenished so they are available for your next workout, and for muscle recovery.” As for the protein, “eggs are a simple and wonderful complete protein source, providing all the necessary post-workout amino acids,” certified nutrition coach Dr. Candice Seti explains. “If you want the best bang for your buck, make sure that you don’t discard the yolk. The golden center harbors half the protein and the Vitamin D and important Omega 3 fatty acids,” says Dr. Seti. Although it may feel like you’re eating breakfast at absurd hours of the day, eggs and toast make for the perfect post-workout snack.