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Tips from a Trainer | Personal Trainer Power Box



Looking for a healthy snack with purpose? We have made the perfect snack box for you. We talked with Woodside Training Manager, Simon Stanberg, to learn about some of his favorite snacks that keep him fueled and feeling good throughout the day. You can pick up this custom snack box in the Earthbar Grab n’ Go the entire month of May.
My days can get pretty busy with clients and trying to get a workout in.  I need snacks that are quick to eat and provide long lasting fuel to help me get through some of those longer days. When thinking about snacks I like to try and get something with a good amount of protein and healthy fats, so my body has what it needs to make energy through the day.  
These snacks are a great source of protein and vitamins my body needs to stay healthy. I like to prepare my chicken at the beginning of the week so I know I have a healthy snack that can help my body recover from a mid-day workout. Almonds are a quick snack that I can grab a handful of and eat on the go – even just a small handful is packed with benefits and keep me feeling full. 
I also like eating fresh fruits and vegetables. They give me the antioxidants and vitamins my body needs to keep my immune system functioning properly and can be a lighter option for when I want a snack but not make me feel heavy or weighed down.


Grilled chicken, roasted almonds, grapes, carrots and celery come together to provide a great pre or post workout snack. Click on the name of the ingredients below to learn more about the benefits they provide. 


Chicken is low in calories and high in multiple vitamins and nutrients including protein. Protein is an essential nutrient your body needs to help maintain muscle mass and repair your body’s tissues that might become stressed during a workout. Chicken is also high in selenium which supports a healthy immune system and vitamins B6 and B12 which are essential for your body to create energy and support brain heath. Chicken is also high in vitamin B5 and tryptophan which have a calming effect on the body which can relieve stress and boost your mood.


Almonds are a great source of heathy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals – delivering your body a massive amount of nutrients it needs to function. Almonds carry a large amount of their antioxidants on the brown outer skin which are tied to helping combat disease and aging. They are one of the world’s best sources of Vitamin E which protect your cells from oxidative damage and is linked to supporting numerous amounts of health benefits including decreasing your risk of heart disease. Almonds are also high in protein and fiber which help keep you feeling full, longer and keep your digestive system functioning properly.


Carrots are a great source of antioxidants like beta carotene, fiber and vitamins like K1. Beta carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body. This nutrient promotes good vision and is important to your body’s immune system and growth development. It is also high in biotin which helps your metabolism. Carrots are also linked to helping lower cholesterol and blood pressure, reduce your risk of cancer and helping your body make energy.


Celery contains fiber which help your cardiovascular and digestive systems and antioxidants which help protect your body from disease. Celery contains a plant compound called apigenin which has been used in traditional Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral agent. Celery also has a high water content which helps hydrate the body.


Grapes carry high levels of vitamin C and K which help support healthy bones and tissue health as well as your immune system. Grapes have over 1,600 beneficial plant compounds which make it a great source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect your body against free radicals which help keep your body safe from diseases. Grapes have also been tied to helping reduce inflammation and cholesterol, improve eye health and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
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