Many of us are taking full advantage of the warmer weather to get outside and get some exercise. That's a great thing! Living an active lifestyle is key to maintaining good health and a positive attitude.
Part of living an active lifestyle is getting the right foods into your body to supply your body with the right nutrients for adequate recovery and to maximize the benefits of your workout. The perfect post-workout snack is a combination of healthy fats, protein and good carbs.
Check out these great post-workout snacks using some great ILIOS products.
ILIOS RICE & CORN CAKES
ILIOS Rice & Corn Cakes make the perfect base for the most delicious snacks! Try toppings high in protein like peanut butter (or any nut butter) with fresh fruit or go salty with turkey and hummus or mustard.
There are so many creative and delicious combinations! What do you dress your rice cakes with?
ILIOS Fruit & Nut Bars
ILIOS Fruit & Nut bars are the perfect post-workout combo snack because they are a good source of healthy carbs (fruit!) and healthy fats and protein (nuts!). They are free of any processed sugars, only natural honey is used as a sweetener.
Workouts aside, these bars are so yummy even the kids will love them as a healthy afternoon snack. One of our favourites is the Peanut, Almond, Blueberry & Apricot bar. Have you tried them yet?
ILIOS TUNA SALAD SANDWICH
Tuna salad sandwiches are part of an exclusive list of staple sandwiches that have been nourishing families at summer picnics, family parties, and outside gatherings for generations.
Because they combine the carbs of healthy whole wheat bread with the protein and healthy fats of tuna and mayo, tuna sandwiches also make great post-workout snacks.
Add some strips of cucumber and a bit of fresh dill for an extra cool and summery taste!
ILIOS CROSTINI CRACKERS & HUMMUS
Another trifecta of carb/fat/protein goodness is the healthy spin on "Chips'n'Dip" - Crackers and Hummus! ILIOS Crostini Crackers are bursting with great flavours (hello rosemary) and are the perfect size and shape to dip into some fresh made hummus using ILIOS Chickpeas and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Did you know that fresh hummus is super easy to make? With the help of your trusty food processor, in a matter of minutes you have a batch of delicious, healthy, protein-packed fresh hummus. What's in our secret recipe? CLICK HERE to find out!