Sometimes you discover a post-workout refueling option so perfect you absolutely must share it. Today is that day. You are all welcome for the tip I am about to share with you.*
This weekend, after a three hour bike ride (though not a very strenuous one), my friend and I realized we needed to refuel before our afternoon hike. As two people with extreme decision-making challenges, we wandered aimlessly for a good 20 minutes, finding nothing that appealed to our raging appetites. I had just resigned myself to a lunch of bubble tea or Dairy Queen ice cream when we noticed the perfect alternative: waffles.
I am a big fan of waffles in general–who isn’t?–but I haven’t delved often into savory waffles given I have a sweet tooth the size of Everest. This all changed the moment I met this beauty:
Let me tell you why this is the perfect pre- or post-workout refueling option:
- Protein? Check.
- Greens? Check.
- Fruit? Check.
- Carbs? Check.
- Omegas? Check.
- Healthy fats (care of a little olive oil drizzle)? Check.
- Deliciousness? Triple check.
That right there is balanced nutrition and deliciousness to boot. It also kept me full for an entire 6 hours, which is almost unheard of for me. So next time you’re in the market for energy and staying power remember the savory waffle.
*Obviously I am not suggesting this as a nutritionally sound post-workout snack. But damn it tasted good.