What are 5 healthy snacks for an athlete?
- Apple or banana slices and peanut butter.
- Whole-grain crackers and cheese.
- Carrot and celery sticks with dressing.
- Cottage cheese or yogurt with fresh or canned fruit.
- Energy bars, breakfast bars, or granola bars.
- Crackers and hummus (garbanzo bean dip)
- Trail mix with nuts and dried fruit.
What should athletes eat as a snack?
- Dry cereal: Try some finger-food cereals (unfrosted) alone or mixed with nuts, raisins or dried fruits.
- Trail Mix: Choose one that contains nuts, fruit and some cereal or pretzels.
- Yogurt: Buy it with the fruit added, or buy it plain and add your own favorite fruits or granola.
What foods should young athletes eat? Protein-rich foods include fish, lean meat and poultry, dairy products, beans, nuts, and soy products. Carbohydrates: Carbs provide energy for the body and are an important source of fuel for a young athlete. Without carbs in their diet, kids will be running on empty.
What foods should teenage athletes eat? The following healthy choices are recommended for young athletes: Whole grains and other complex carbohydrates (oats, brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat bread, whole grain breakfast cereals, sweet potatoes, squash and beans) Fruits (2 to 4 servings per day) Vegetables (3 to 5 servings per day)