It seems my kids are always hungry. They are athletic and so I feel bad when all I have at home for them to grab before or after practice are processed energy bars. Even for selfish reasons I am on the constant look-out for quick snacks that are also packed with protein and the “good” kind of carbs that give me energy. Here are six homeade portable performance snacks recommended by physical therapist, Alan Tyson of Architech Sports in Charlotte, NC. They are made with items easy to keep in the fridge or pantry, and they are fairly inexpensive as well!
Greek yogurt with fruit and nuts
Non-fat or low-fat Greek yogurt mixed with fruit and a tablespoon of nuts forms a great combination of carbohydrates, protein and other essential nutrients active people need. We recommend adding almonds or walnuts. [Read more…]