Fuel Your Fire Friday: Pre-Workout Meals/Snacks

Pre-run meals are essential to the sucess of your workout because they can provide the energy you need to finish your run strong!  Pre-run meals can also be equally disasterous when eaten at the wrong time or contain the wrong nutrients. 

Below is a list of examples of pre-run snacks and meals that can be eaten to give you the energy you need to tackle your next run:

3–4 Hours Before Exercise

  •  Peanut butter & honey on toast + instant breakfast drink
  •  Fruit and yogurt smoothie + low-fat granola
  •  Oatmeal with brown sugar and almonds + skim milk + banana
  •  Low-fat cottage cheese + apple butter + crackers + fresh grapes
  • Lean hamburger on bun with lettuce & tomato + side salad +yogurt-fruit parfait
  • Turkey and Swiss sandwich + fruit + sports drink
  • Low-fat tuna melt sandwich + fruit cup + fat-free yogurt

30–60 Minutes Before Exercise

  • Sports drink or water
  • Sports gel, sport beans or gummies, sports bar
  •  Piece of fruit or jam sandwich

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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