Nuts are packed with both protein and fiber—two nutrients that will keep you satisfied until you can sit down for a true meal. It doesn’t take too many either. One study shows that eating about seven nuts a day can not only stave off hunger, but also help you concentrate, and may even fight off cancer and arthritis.
Fruit and nut butter
If you’re seeking out sweets, try reaching for some fruit; then add a protein boost by smothering it with a creamy nut butter or sunflower butter. The healthy fats in the butter will keep you full, and the sweet fruit will help deliver a jolt of immediate energy. Too much work? Grab a handful of trail mix for the best of both worlds. Nut butter is just one power ingredient in this roundup of energizing post-workout snacks.