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I am absolutely a fiend when it comes to snacks.

There are just so many good little treats that you can have and they taste so good.

The issue is that snacks can be quite high in calories, sodium and are easy to eat without even thinking about it.

So I’ve been on the hunt to find snacks that are not only tasty but also low in calories, sodium and still hit the sweet spot.

When I snack it’s usually to have something before my workout to give myself fuel.

This is why the snacks I choose and I’m recommending today are “pre-workout” snacks, so they have a purpose.

What is a pre-workout snack?

A pre workout snack should have predominately carbohydrates as that is the energy source you’ll be using when you exercise.

The carbohydrates are “simple carbs” which means they can be broken down quite quickly and used for immediate energy during your workout.

So this means that these are going to be “high GI carbs” which aren’t as bad as they’ve been made out to be.

If you’re someone who’s exercising regularly don’t stress about high GI.

Now in saying this, if you are someone who’s watching their calories because you’re dieting then pre-workout snacks aren’t essential.

Pre-workout snacks are best for people who are going to work out first thing in the morning when you need something quick to put in your stomach.

They are also best for people who have the extra calories to use and need to get in food without causing gut issues/bloatedness/fullness.

Pre-Workout Snack Ideas

So here are my top recommended pre-workout snacks:

  • Milo Cereal Bars
  • Cereal
  • Fruit
  • Crumpets
  • Rice Cakes
  • White bread with honey
  • Bagels

These are just a few things that come to mind that will help you with pumping out a good workout and helping push that extra intensity.

Again these are also predominately carbohydrates and not mixed meals.

The quick acting pre-workout carbs are best eaten within 60 minutes before your workout.

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