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10 healthy snacks to take to the courts

Jun 11, 2015
written by: Catherine Cameron
written by: Catherine Cameron
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As you may know, I side with Dr. Yoni Freedhoff when it comes to sports drinks… we just don’t need them. Instead, when it comes to my hydration needs, I reach for water.

As much as I don’t approve of sports drinks for most, I do approve of healthy snacks and eating calories instead of drinking them. My own approach to eating is to enjoy multiple small meals or snacks throughout the day. In fact, if you haven’t yet discovered my vegetarian cooking blog, feel free to come for a visit.

Don’t be fooled into believing that after every stroll around the block or brief rally on the courts, you need a snack. But, if you’ll be active for a prolonged period or are simply searching for some healthy snack ideas (instead of the often-grabbed power bar or power shake), here are a few options to try:

  1. Greek yogurt with sliced almonds and banana
  2. Ricotta cheese with fresh berries and pumpkin seeds
  3. Toast with peanut butter and banana
  4. Oatmeal with bananas and walnuts
  5. Cheese and whole grain crackers
  6. A small handful of nuts (cashews, peanuts, almonds) and a glass of milk
  7. A hard-boiled egg with carrot and celery sticks
  8. A few cubes of low-fat cheese
  9. A small serving of high-protein, high-fibre cereal with fresh fruit and almond milk
  10. A serving of kefir over nuts and fresh fruit

Need a portable snack to take to the tennis courts that’s quick, easy, and doesn’t require refrigeration? Think nuts, unsweetened trail mix, wholesome granola bars, bananas, dry cereal, healthy homemade mini muffins, and pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Some of these nut-free options are also ideal for packing in children’s camp lunches this summer.

Think healthy, active fun… and smart snacks to go along with it!

Catherine

@TennisCanada @Cate_Cameron