Portable gluten free pre workout snacks are healthy quick snacks that are easy to digest, and you can eat them on the go. Great fuel for your next workout! These workout snack recipes are for both strength or cardio workouts!
For the past 8 years, we’ve been part of the 5am workout crew. Except I am the one getting up to make the coffee and meals (that counts as a workout, yes?) and my husband is off to swim masters or coach masters swim. Then, once he returns, I head off to run errands or to teach at the gym. Once I return home, he’s off again to go train or coach swim. It’s like a tag team train/coach/eat/repeat kind of day. And in between all these sessions, you have to fit in a meal or some sort of snack to fuel you for your next workout or activity. One can only live off so many energy bars, ya know?
Which is why I thought I’d post about our favorite gluten free pre workout snacks.
Yes, the best of both worlds if you ask me. But don’t worry, I won’t leave you with just a recipe link, I’ll tell you how we use them and why. Sound good?
All these workout snack recipes can be made ahead and then stored in fridge to keep fresh until you are ready to grab and go!
Okay, let’s start with cookies. Yes, I said cookies. These FUEL cookies and Rice Cakes are great before a ride or a run.
Dairy Free Mesquite Chocolate Cookies made with rice flour- It’s a killer combo. I know what you’re thinking. What’s mesquite? Well mesquite is a super food plant powder that is packed with mineral such as calcium, iron, lysine, manganese, zinc, and potassium. Definitely a great energy booster too! And since these cookies are dairy free, they are easy to digest and won’t cause stomach distress during a run. They are great for post workout too! Love their versatility!
Next we have FUEL FIG Cookies or “Cakes.” Whatever you call them, they make a great portable snack for a long run or ride! My husband and I have both used them for a mid run refuel for a long run as well. What’s in them? Rice cereal, cinnamon, unsulphured figs, coconut, cinnamon, sea salt, and maca. Maca is great for stamina and is rich in vitamin B, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids. You can see my full recipe here! They’re definitely one of my favorite gluten free pre workout snacks.
THE FACTS (per cookie): Calories 98.5 Total Fat 4.3 g Saturated Fat 1.9 g Sodium 21.5 mg Potassium123.9 mg Carbohydrate 14.6 g Fiber 2.2 g Sugars 9.2 g Protein 2.0 g
Here’s another type of fuel “cake” made with leftover rice. Again, great to take on a long ride to refuel half way. OR if you are like me, you will use these cakes before a hike or weight session. The rice is easy digest and all you need is just one cake to keep you fueled without weighing you down. We just wrap them in plastic wrap and go! You can use different flavor combos here as well, like i did with these vanilla almond cakes!
Cherry Vanilla Rice CakesPrint
Okay, so we’ve talked about portable snacks for before a run, ride, or any endurance sport for that matter, but what if you just need a little something to munch before a gym session or HIIT? For me, a little goes a long way. But you gotta make sure that little is DENSE and packed with good nutrients/macronutrients. That way you are properly fueled but without any heavy digestion going on before you RAMP UP your heart rate, ya know? I think we’ve all been there. The… “UH OH i shouldn’t have eaten that before I sprinted,” scenario. Haha, yes?
These are our go to pre gym session snacks. You can eat on the way to your workout and feel good during!
Grain Free Cinnamon and spice Plantain bites (two bites work great!)
One (or Two pieces) of Udis Gluten Free toast with 1/2 tbsp sunflower seed butter, dates, and a drizzle of molasses (great source of iron and potassium).
Phew, now who needs a snack?
Which one of these 5 portable gluten free pre workout snacks would you try first?
What portable snack do you carry with you these days?