It may be a misconception that vegetarians and vegans don't get enough protein, but it's still important to make sure you are eating a protein-rich snack after a grueling workout. Protein is important for repairing tissue damage that occurs after strength training (which in turn builds strong muscles), so it's a good idea to get in the habit of having a protein-rich snack up to two hours after a workout. But that doesn't have to mean eating yogurt or a slab of meat. Here are some easy vegan options that you can prepare beforehand for a simple post-workout snack that's packed with protein!
Sometimes when it's snack time, I crave a sweet treat like a cookie or a slice of devil's food cake (it really does live up to its name), but those aren't exactly the healthiest choices, especially after a workout. A friend turned me on to this snack and now it's a new favorite of mine. It's simple and satisfyingly chewy and crunchy.
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