Gluten-Free Pre-Workout Snacks

Energize With These Gluten-Free Pre-Workout Snacks

You're leaving for the gym in 30 minutes for a midmorning workout. You've got your outfit picked out, your cardio playlist set, and your gym bag packed. Since you ate breakfast almost two hours ago, all you have left to do is nosh on a little preworkout nibble. Choose one that contains easily digestible carbs plus protein so you'll have the energy to push yourself through your entire workout. If you're avoiding gluten, then the typical snack of crackers or peanut butter on toast is out of the question, so here are some low-calorie options that don't contain wheat, oats, rye, or barley.

  • Mozzarella cheese stick (80) with 10 red grapes (34): 114 calories, 8.4 g protein
  • One small banana (90) with eight raw almonds (55): 145 calories, 2.9 g protein
  • One organic brown rice cake (60) topped with one tablespoon of hummus (35): 95 calories, 2 g protein
  • Half a Peanut Butter and Jelly Larabar: 105 calories, 3 g protein
  • Six Mary's Gone Crackers Original Crackers (65) with one tablespoon organic peanut butter (95): 160 calories, 5.4 g protein
  • Hard-boiled egg (78) and a tangerine (40): 118 calories, 6.9 g protein
  • Four-ounce cup of low-fat cottage cheese (82) with 1/8 cup of dried cranberries (51): 133 calories, 11 g protein
  • Six-ounce container of blueberry Chobani yogurt: 140 calories, 14 g protein
  • Half a Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein Kind Bar: 100 calories, 3.5 g protein
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