Anyone else getting sick of the same old snacks and meals, day in, day out. I recently started mixing things up myself, and may have stumbled upon a new favorite snack.
There’s nothing fancy going on here, just a three ingredient snack that’s sure to fill you up, deliver a healthy dose of nutrient-dense calories, and keep you nice and full during your busy day.
All you’re going to need is a brown rice cake, half a banana, and 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter. Slather that rice cake with your peanut butter, thinly slice some bananas, and throw them on top. There’s not much more to it than that, but let me tell you….this snack is GOOOOOD. Just enough sweetness to keep those sugar cravings at bay, while providing you ample protein and fiber – what’s not to love?
Remember, if you’re hitting the workouts regularly in an attempt to get fit you’re going to want to focus at least some of your efforts on building muscle. Whether you’re significantly overweight, or just plain average, the benefits of adding muscle are enormous. A spiked metabolism, lower body fat percentage, and a better overall physique are just a few of the benefits.
The issue many people have however, is the inability to add significant muscle to their bodies despite the fact their absolutely killing their strength training workouts. Nearly 99 times out of 100, the problem is the individual is simply not getting enough fuel – or in other words, they aren’t eating enough healthy calories. Muscle doesn’t build itself out of thin air; if your body doesn’t have an excess supply of amino acids (protein), new tissue (muscle) isn’t getting built.
By making quick, easy, and nutrient-dense snacks like this peanut butter/banana rice cake, you’ll ensure yourself a nice, steady flow of nutrient-dense calories which will do wonders for both the muscle-building department, as well as your metabolism.
- 360 calories
- 10 grams of protein
- 4 grams of fiber