Dec
31

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! Can you believe today is the last day of 2017? SO crazy. Maybe I say this a lot…but I seriously feel like we were grilling burgers in June last month, and that Thanksgiving was yesterday. Where does the time go?!

Tony and I are ringing in 2018 in beautiful Kauai, and I’m so excited to explore the island for the first time. We have one more week of our honeymoon adventure before heading back to the tundra that is Chicago. I’ll definitely be bummed leaving paradise, but I’m already looking forward to getting back to my routine. That means working on the Ambitious Kitchen website makeover (woot!), getting in some good workouts, and fueling up with these delicious post workout snacks.

Okay is it just me or do you think about your post workout snacks during your workout? I swear I get halfway through a set of burpees + kettlebell swings and I can just picture the no-bake bars I just made, or an amazing smoothie that I can’t wait to blend up.

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Is that weird? Yes? Good, good.

There’s a solid mix of sweet and savory in these post workout snacks, plus tons of recipes that you can keep in the refrigerator to have all week long. I usually prep a couple of them on Sunday to enjoy for the first half of the week, and then prep some more on Wednesday to take me through to the weekend.

If you’re traveling in the new year skip the expensive airport snacks and try out a recipe for energy bites (like #11) or one of my go-to granola bars (#8). They’re perfect for the plane, day trips, hikes, and anywhere 2018 takes you. These snacks have plenty of protein not only for rebuilding those muscles after a tough workout, but also for keeping you full and satisfied in-between meals.

Whether you’re jetting off on your next adventure or just need a little something after a long run – let’s kick off 2018 with some healthy snacks! Take a scroll, pick a few, and enjoy. Xo!

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

1. Peanut Butter Cup Protein Bars

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

2. 4 Easy Protein Packed Bento Boxes

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

3. Vegan Almond Butter Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

4. 4 Ingredient Mustard Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

5. Healthy Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Avocado Breakfast Burritos

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

6. Coconut & Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

7. Wild Blueberry Banana Spinach Power Smoothie

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

8. Toasted Quinoa, Dried Fig & Dark Chocolate Nut Free Granola Bars

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

9. 3 Healthy Snack Mixes to Try

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

10. Green Goddess Smoothie

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

11. Salted Date Brownie Energy Bites

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

12. Cottage Cheese Banana Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

13. Healthy Strawberry Chia Seed Protein Shake

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

14. 5-Minute Protein Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

15. Nutrition-Rich Omega 3 Blueberry Breakfast Cookies

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

16. 4 Healthy Breakfast Toasts

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

17. Incredible Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola Bars

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

18. Superfood Coconut Oil Granola with Chia & Flax

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

19. Layered Banana Split Protein Smoothie

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

20. Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Energy Bites with Chia + Cacao Nibs

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

21. Low Carb Pesto & Turkey Cucumber Roll Ups

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

22. Superfood Mint Cacao Nib Green Smoothie

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

23. Protein-Packed Breakfast Acorn Squash

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

24. Almond Butter, Strawberry & Banana Overnight Oats with Chia

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

25. Loaded Veggie Avocado Quinoa Frittatas

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

26. Triple Cherry Berry Watermelon Smoothie

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

27. Chia, Quinoa & Banana Granola Bars

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

28. Mocha Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

29. Chia Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

30. 5-Ingredient Chia & Peanut Butter Granola + Raspberry Banana Greek Yogurt Parfaits

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

31. Chewy Coconut Cashew Almond Granola Bars

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

32. Lean Turkey Apple & Maple Sausage Breakfast Patties

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

33. Chewy Dark Chocolate Cherry Protein Granola Bars with Chia Seeds

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

34. Protein-Packed Rainbow Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowls

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

35. 16 Delicious Ways to Top Your Avocado Toast

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

36. Breakfast Baked Sweet Potatoes with Almond Butter, Banana & Chia

Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

37. Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats with Chia

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Look forward to your workouts with these 37 healthy, delicious post workout snacks! Each one has plenty of protein to fill you up and refuel your muscles.

I hope you love these delicious post workout snacks! If you make any of them be sure to let me know by leaving a comment below. You can also upload a photo and tag #ambitiouskitchen! xoxo!