What you do with your Netflix subscription is your own business, but Kevin Curry, the man behind Fitmencook.com can coach you on the chill part (and by that, we mean what you’re snackin’ on while recovering from your latest Tough Mudder). All of the snacks below (recipes HERE) involve no regrets – at least as far as carbs and calories go (we can’t make any promises on who you are chilling with).
Sweet Chili Almonds serve six at a laughable 263 calories, with 8 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.
This Guac & Celery combo will make you want to double dip, so careful now. Avocados are rich in healthy fat and Vitamin E, perfect for recharging post-event. The secret ingredient that packs the most flavorful punch? Cumin. You clearly win: 175 calories, 2 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber and only 2 grams of sugar. You’re welcome.
Spicy, Crunchy Chickpeas – schedule this for Tarentino, The Sopranos, or maybe some vintage Pam Grier. 225 calories and a whopping 10 grams of protein is gonna make it OK to nod off without sorrow if your movie choice is rated rotten - the chickpeas are what you will remember.
Southwest Salmon Salad -- Gonna screen Jaws, Splash, or The Perfect Storm? Dive into this (and you won’t hear the Jaws theme when you step on the scale): 325 calories, 44 grams of protein, and only 2 grams of sugar. Packed with healthy fats, this is the salad that’ll feed your muscles while you get some R&R.
Dark Chocolate-Covered Bananas (or pineapple) -- Nope, you’re not hallucinating - we saved the best for last. There might be a tad more sugar than many other healthy snacks (30 grams -- whatever), but what’s a little temptation in the grand scheme? Make sure your bananas are not too ripe (think yellow-green) and that the chocolate is cacao (or at least 60% of it, anyway). You have to freeze this recipe overnight, so think of it the day before your event and you’ll be ready to rock when the time comes to recover.
Score more healthy snack recipes from Kevin here.