Fody’s Favorite Pre-Workout Snacks for Gut Health
It’s challenging to fit workouts into busy schedules–and fueling up your body is a challenge in its own right! Not eating enough, or eating the wrong thing, might leave you feeling sluggish, overly-full and even a bit queasy at worst; at best, you’ll find your energy going downhill fast. Finding the optimum pre-workout snack to feel good at the gym can be a mystery. Luckily, Fody is here to help!
Building muscle? Reach for pre-workout snacks with protein and carbs!
There’s a reason bodybuilders are never without their protein shakes at the gym! If you’re working out regularly, consuming protein before your workouts can help you build muscle and feel good while exercising. Whether you opt for animal or plant-based protein sources, make sure that your snack is prepared with familiar ingredients that will not upset your gut; no one wants to be in the middle of a set and suddenly feel that dreadful gurgle in their stomach.
If you’re doing a high-intensity workout, it’s also a good idea to eat carbs beforehand as they contain glucose, the main nutrient that supplies your body with energy. But this doesn’t mean stocking up on white bread! If you have a sensitive gut, be sure to choose complex carbs that are easy for your body to break down, such as a piece of whole wheat sourdough bread, or a small plate of gluten-free pasta dressed up with gut-friendly pasta sauce.
Fody’s Top Pre-Workout Snacks for Gut Health
Whether you’re meal-prepping for the week or you’re heading out to the door, this list has something for everyone!
Loaded with protein and healthy fat, eggs make a quick, on-the-go snack. At its simplest, an egg can be boiled, peeled and packed in a to-go container; if you’ve got time to get fancy, why not give these low FODMAP mini-frittatas a go, or these salsa quinoa egg cups?
Chicken is an ideal high-protein food to eat between three hours and thirty minutes before hitting the gym. While it’s not usually thought of as a snack food, you can get creative with chicken during your meal-prep to make it more portable (and tastier!) Try these oven-baked gluten-free chicken nuggets for a tasty treat you’ll look forward to.
While oats are a high-fiber carb that should be consumed in moderation by people following a low-FODMAP diet, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy them as part of a delicious pre-workout snack for gut health! For a high-protein twist on hot oats that you can prepare in batches ahead of time, try Fody’s overnight oats.
Fruit and Yogurt
Get creative with a mix of fruit and protein-packed Greek yogurt for a classic, decadent snack that will keep you going for hours. If you have a sensitive stomach or IBS, be sure to check your Monash university app to choose fruits that will make a gut-friendly pre-workout snack. Looking for inspiration? Start with Fody’s low FODMAP Berry & Yogurt Parfait.
A gut-friendly snack bar
Sometimes you need a quick pick-me-up, and you don’t need to overthink it. For a delicious crunch that’s easy to digest and easy to carry on-the-go, Fody’s low-FODMAP snack bars can be carried in a gym bag and deployed in an emergency to make a delicious pre-workout snack to help you hit your workout goals.
When you’re picking out a pre-workout snack, it’s essential to make a choice that will give you the energy you need. For more pre-workout snack ideas, check out Fody’s recipes, and visit our blog for more gut-healthy tips. From all of us at Fody, happy workout!