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Stretch-n-Grow of Winston-Salem (and the Triad), North Carolina

Jennifer Hansel - Owner/Director
(336) 287-1193  |

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When taking their children to their afternoon exercise class, many parents wonder what pre-workout snacks are best to help them keep up their energy levels and make the most out of their class. When packing snacks for this, it’s essential to focus on snacks with protein and carbohydrates that will keep children fueled up during the afternoon. Let’s go over some key information on snacks.

Why Snacks With Protein and Carbohydrates?

When packing snacks, those with protein help build muscle and repair it after a hard workout. We can find protein in poultry, eggs, meats, fish, and beans. On the other hand, carbohydrates help us fuel our muscles, and they can be found in whole-grain foods, dairy products, and fruit. The combination of protein and carbohydrates helps children power through exercise and provides nutrients for their growth.

Snack Ideas

It’s good to have a general idea of what snacks are most beneficial to your child, but putting the knowledge into practice can be tricky. With that in mind, here are some pre-workout snack ideas to help you jumpstart your snack game:
  • Greek yogurt: This type of yogurt is much richer than others and has a higher protein count. You can find many different flavors at the supermarket; just look for the brands with the least sugar.
  • Small fruit smoothie: A small smoothie made with your child’s favorite fruit can be a quick and easy snack.
  • Fruit and turkey slices: Turkey is an excellent source of lean protein, and fruit can provide the necessary carbohydrates for your child’s workout.
  • Sweet potato chips: If your child craves something crunchy, sweet potato chips are a great alternative to regular potato chips.

Pre-workout snacks are great for athletes of all ages. If you want to enroll your child in an exercise class designed for children, give Stretch-n-Grow in Winston-Salem, NC, a call at (336) 287-1193 for more information on their excellent children's exercise programs.