How often do you think about what’s in your gym bag? For many of us, our bags are probably packed zipper to zipper with all of our favorite workout essentials. I know I couldn’t get through my fitness routine without a hair tie, my iPod shuffle and a pre-workout snack.

Like many, we believe it’s important to fuel the body prior to exercise and know working out with a growling stomach is anything but pleasant. However, as soon as we’re done running the last lap or lifting the final rep, sometimes we forget our stomachs need some more love.

Eating a healthy snack post-workout is the best way to replenish and repair our bodies making all the time we spent at the gym worthwhile. Most experts recommend choosing a combination of protein and healthy carbohydrates to restore energy and rebuild muscle.

In case you’re in need of a few ideas, check out the links below for snacks that both sound delicious and are good for you.

50 Awesome Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks

6 Smart Snacks for After your Workout
By Fitness Magazine

5 Perfect Post-Workout Snacks
By Men’s Health

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