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If you need a little extra boost in the hours before an intense workout or long game, consider a workout-friendly snack that mixes easily-digested carbs (embrace the carbs for energy!) and protein. Here are 10 dietitian picks for healthy food that can fuel your fitness.
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January may be long past, but that doesn’t mean your resolutions for healthy eating, workouts, sports and other fun activities that focus on MOVING should fall by the wayside.  In fact, with summer on the horizon you may even be inspired to fall in love with something new.  Will Futsol, Zumba, softball, tap dancing, paddle boarding or maybe even hula hooping become your new obsession in the weeks to come?  However you get daily activity, good nutrition throughout the day is a key to long-lasting energy.  Healthy food and plenty of water throughout your waking hours can mean the difference between giving up exhausted after 10 minutes and still going strong after 60 minutes.

If you need a little extra boost in the hours before an intense workout or long game, consider a workout-friendly snack that mixes easily-digested carbs (embrace the carbs for energy!) and protein.

Here are 10 dietitian picks for healthy food that can fuel your fitness:

  • Apple slices and peanut butter
  • Banana, almond butter, skim milk smoothie
  • Cottage cheese with fresh or frozen berries
  • Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey
  • Oatmeal with vanilla soy milk and cinnamon
  • Sliced pear and string cheese
  • Brown rice with dried apricots and honey
  • A handful of dried cranberries and almonds
  • Half a turkey sandwich on whole grain bread
  • Whole grain cereal with blueberries and low fat milk

How do you fuel your fitness with healthy food?

Making healthier choices at home and when dining out is an important part of keeping your energy high throughout the day.  When eating at restaurants, order meals that include a balance of whole grains, lean proteins, fruits and vegetables and low fat dairy like these Healthy Dining dietitian-recommended picks:

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