After years of having an internal debate about when to eat relative to my workout schedule, I've finally adopted a later dinner time. This was a HARD FOUGHT battle.I'm finally able to wait until 8:00pm, after my classes are done, to eat dinner. But at around 5:00pm, when I start to get a little hunger pang going, I'm always looking for something to take the edge off, but that won't make me feel overly full. I've found a few good gluten-free options (which I also often eat for breakfast) that make for great snacks. Also, I try to have a few good gluten-free items in my bag when I travel, or in my desk at work for harried trial days when I don't have time for a real meal.
My newest find is Orgain Energy Drinks:
I like these because they are not particularly thick in texture (more like skim milk) so they don't feel heavy, and they taste chocolatey but not too chocolately so that you don't feel like you've had a milkshake or something.
My hair lady was very concerned the other day when I told her I would be headed straight to the gym without eating anything and insisted I eat one of her Kind Bars. I mentioned Kind granola a while back, but I had not tried the bars because I typically don't like bars that are heavily nutty. These are great though, and the almond coconut is my favorite (and I don't even like coconut!):
Unlike those pesky regular Luna bars (MISS YOU GUYS!), Luna Protien bars are gluten-free and delicious! My favorite is the chocolate peanut butter, but they are all delicious. And they are relatively low in calories for a bar, 190 calories compared to 250 for my beloved Think! Thin bars:
So what are you guys (gluten-free or otherwise) eating as a pre-workout snack? This is always a conundrum for me because I don't want to eat more calories than I would burn in the workout, but I also don't want to PASS OUT.
In other gluten-free news, I posted my recipe for the perfect gluten-free pizza english muffin on my blog. Check it out!