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Healthy snack recipes to complement your workout routine
Posted date: 18-Jun-2020

Working out is one thing but having to keep up with a healthy snack regiment is a whole other story. Searching for the perfect recipes can be a hassle as well which is why we did all the hard work for you.

According to the Health Promotion Board, Singaporeans’ sugar intake has increased from 59g in 2010 to 60g in 2018. The bulk of this increase comes from food and snacks instead of drinks. It’s important that we try snacking correctly so here are 4 healthy recipes we think you’ll enjoy!

#1. Greek yogurt power bowl! 

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This super easy recipe only requires a handful of ingredients and a whole lot of greek yogurt! Don’t worry if you’re not fond of greek yogurt, you can use any of your other favourite yogurt flavours. With the right ingredients, this power bowl is packed with protein and nutrients (just right for an after workout snack!)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of 0% fat Greek Yogurt

  • ¼ cup granola

  • 1 tbsp of almonds

  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds

  • 3-4 sliced strawberries

  • 1 tangerine/mandarin orange

  • 1 tsp of honey

All you have to do is mix the ingredients together with the yogurt and enjoy!

#2. California sushi bites

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These small bites are so easy to make and just as delicious! They are great snacks which can be premade, placed in the refrigerator and enjoyed after your workout. These are basically the low-carb version of a California sushi.

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado

  • Juice from 1 lemon

  • 1 large cucumber, sliced

  • About 200g of crabmeat

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tsp sriracha (if you like it spicy)

  • Soy sauce (for serving)

How to prepare:

  1. Thinly slice the avocados and soak them in lemon juice. Then, place them on top of the sliced cucumbers and sprinkle salt and pepper on each of them. (squeeze more lemon juice if you would like)

  2. In a bowl, combine the crabmeat, mayonnaise and sriracha. Season the mixture with salt and pepper.

  3. Top each cucumber slice with the crab mixture and serve with soy sauce.

Feel free to be innovative and add other healthy ingredients where you see fit! These California bites are one of my favourite recipes to do because I don’t feel so guilty after eating so many of them…

#3. Low-carb avocado chicken salad

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This snack is not just packed with protein but with flavours as well. The perfect mid-afternoon snack or even an after workout snack before dinner. This recipe is well under 30 minutes and can serve up to four people!

Ingredients:

  • 190g Greek Yogurt (plain)

  • 1 tbsp lime juice

  • Pinch of pepper

  • ⅛ tsp chili powder

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • 2 cooked and shredded chicken breasts

  • 1 celery stalk, diced

  • 2 tbsp red onion, diced

  • Pinch of salt

  • Low-carb bread for serving (optional)

How to prepare:

  1. In a blender/food processor, combine the yogurt, lime juice, chili powder and pepper. After blending that, add the ½ of the diced avocado and blend again until creamy.

  2. In a bowl, combine the yogurt mixture, diced celery, the rest of the avocado, onion and salt with the shredded chicken. Mix well until everything is combined.

  3. Serve on low-carb bread. (Optional)

Some love to enjoy this salad on low-carb pita bread while others simply love it on its own. It’s up to you! With a low calorie count, this healthy snack is just what you need after your everyday workout and you can store it in your refrigerator for seconds!

#4. Peach recovery smoothie

 

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Feeling a bit too stretched out after a good workout? This smoothie is exactly what you need to cool down. This power packed smoothie has to be taken within 15-20 minutes after ending your workout so make sure that you have it prepared and kept it in your fridge before starting your workout!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of low fat vanilla Greek Yogurt

  • 1 cup pure coconut water

  • 2 peaches

  • 1 banana

  • ½ cup ice cubes

Just combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until it forms a smooth puree. Keep it in the fridge and enjoy it right after your workout! There’s no better time to enjoy a smoothie.

We hope these recipes give you some inspiration to snack healthier especially since you’re all working out hard at home!