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.
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!
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!