Looking for post-workout snacks that double as healthy Halloween treats? We have nine for you right here!
Healthy Halloween Treats to Eat After Your Workout
1. Whole Wheat Waffles with Greek Yogurt
Store-bought frozen waffles contain plenty of unhealthy sugar and salt. A healthier alternative is to use whole wheat waffles that are packed with more carbohydrates and fiber. Whole wheat waffles are also high in potassium, which replenishes electrolytes lost through sweat.
Meanwhile, Greek yogurt has less sugar and more carbohydrates compared with regular yogurt. It only has 59 calories per 100 grams. It is loaded with probiotics which helps boost the immune system.
Dress up your waffles for Halloween by using yogurt to create a ghostly image. You can top off your ghostly waffles with roasted nuts for added protein.
2. Spooky Trail Mix
Trail mix is a snack that consists of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. To make healthy Halloween treats, add some sweetness by sprinkling dark chocolate chips to your mix of raisins, dried apricots, peanuts, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and hemp seeds. There are so many different types of trail mix you can try.
A cup of roasted nuts gives you a healthy dose of protein and healthy fats. Experts recommend using pistachios because they are richer in potassium than other nuts. Potassium helps recover electrolytes lost through sweat during your workout. Trail mix is a great healthy Halloween snack you can easily bring to the gym for the perfect post-workout treat.
3. Carrots with Hummus
Hummus is a Middle-Eastern dip made out of chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, tahini, and olive oil. With just two tablespoons of hummus, you’ll get protein, fiber, and healthy fats, which assist in delivering oxygen to the body.
Carrots are great for lowering blood sugar levels. They are also rich in beta-carotene, which boosts the immune system. This carrot and hummus snack is effective in weight loss and muscle growth. For Halloween, place the hummus in decorated mason jars and use carrot sticks as spikes.
4. Banana with Almond Butter
Bananas are one of the most versatile fruits available throughout the year. They are rich in potassium that is essential for proper muscle functioning. Almond butter is full of amino acids that aid in muscle recovery. This is one of the best healthy fruit snacks to make after your workout that helps your body recover and replenish nutrients. Dress up your almond butter with raisin eyes for a spooky treat.
5. Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake
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Pumpkin spice consists of cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, ground allspice, and ground cloves. The combination of these spices creates a flavorful mix loaded with antioxidants which help control blood sugar levels. Nutmeg is rich in fiber and vitamin B. Ginger has iron, potassium, and zinc which are all good for the blood. This protein shake helps repair muscles after a rigorous workout.
6. Low-Fat Cheese and Apples
Apples are high in fiber and low in calories. A healthy snack idea is to leave the apples as they are and mummify them by wrapping them in white ribbon. Pop chocolate chip eyes for a spooky look. Pair these delicious fruits with string cheese. This is a great healthy Halloween post-workout snack for refueling fatigued muscles.
7. Greek Yogurt with Fruits
Although thicker and creamier than regular yogurt, Greek yogurt provides a good amount of protein. This helps in hastening muscle recovery. There are different variants like 2% fat and fat-free, so it’s really your pick. If you want to make it healthier, you can add fresh fruits when you eat it as a post-workout snack.
8. Crackers with Low-Fat Peanut Butter
When buying store-bought crackers, the healthier option is to get those that are low in sodium. Crackers paired with low-fat peanut butter are a match made in heaven. Low-fat creamy peanut butter is loaded with protein, carbohydrates, and zinc. Aside from peanut butter, you can also pair crackers with cheese or a yogurt dip. Healthy Halloween treats can be this simple!
Popcorn is low in fat and is considered one of the best whole grain sources to replenish glycogen. After your workout, you can add protein powder to your popcorn for added flavor. Protein powder nourishes muscles and helps them recover after your workout. Popcorn is one of the best snacks for endurance and resistance type of workouts.
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Halloween treats are usually loaded with sugar, but our list of healthy Halloween recipes for adults who love working out will surely change your mind. Not only will these satisfy your sweet cravings, but these snacks will also help repair muscles and replenish electrolytes lost through sweat. Give them a try and see how you like them!
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