“One of the biggest mistakes I see athletes make is their snack choices”, says sports dietitian and Fuel2Win Founder, Molly Morgan. Most athletes need snacks to help meet their daily energy needs yet often snacks are being skipped or comprised of sub-optimal options.
Here are some quick snack ideas to stock-up on and bring along or grab when you are on the go!
Banana + Peanut Butter
A super simple snack is a banana + peanut butter. It delivers a combination of quality carbs, protein, and healthy fats. Plus bananas are rich in potassium, which is a key mineral for muscle contraction and for fluid balance.
To make this an easier snack for the car, opt for single serve cups of peanut butter. Then you can just dip the banana (carefully) right into the peanut butter or keep a plastic knife with you to spread the peanut butter.
Hummus + Chips
Protein-rich hummus is a perfect snack, pair it with whole grain chips or even sliced veggies like red pepper, cucumbers, or baby carrots.
Also look for single serving cups of hummus which are perfect for travel.
KIND Snacks PB Stuffed Bars
These bars are simply delicious and really filling! The first ingredient is peanut butter and the coating is oats and oat flour-based. Each bar has 170 calories, 3 grams fiber, and 4 grams protein.
They are also available in honey almond butter!