5 Quick Post Workout Snacks for Kids (and Nannies!)


by amber ketchum, MDS, RD

Refueling your body with plenty of water and a healthy snack is very important after exercising. A healthy post-workout snack will help repair muscles and provide energy for your body to recover properly. It’s best to include a source of protein and a carbohydrate together for the optimal healthy impact.

Here are five ideas for post-workout snacks that both you and your charge can enjoy:

1) Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana Smoothie:

  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
  • ½ banana
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 3-4 ice cubes

Blend together.

2) Hummus with whole grain pita bread

3) String cheese with grapes and 4-5 whole grain crackers

4) Berry Yogurt Parfait:

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of your favorite jam
  • ½ cup berries

Mix together.

5) Quick Oatmeal:

  • ½ cup cooked oatmeal
  • 6-8 walnut halves