It’s important to fuel the body before a workout. But it’s also important to get more than just energy out of your pre workout meal.

So here are some simple ideas on what you can eat before a workout.

Whole grain bread + peanut butter

Whole grain bread is a good source of carbs, which will give you energy. Peanut butter is great source of healthy fats and protein.

Rice cake + peanut butter

If bread is too heavy for you, you can spread your peanut butter on a rice cake.

Oatmeal + fresh fruit

Oats are loaded with fiber and they release carbs gradually, which is great as energy levels stay consistent that way. Oats are also rich in protein. Fruit is great source of carbs and water, which keeps you hydrated. You can have any fruit you like.

Trail mix

If your goal is weight loss, then you should skip this one. For those who don’t have weight to lose, trail mix is a great option. It provides lots of energy, as it’s good source of carbs, protein, fats and minerals.

Greek yogurt + fruits

Greek yogurt provides protein and is very light. Fruits provide carbs. You can have any fruit you enjoy with your greek yogurt. Berries, apples, figs, bananas, whatever you like combining.


If any of these are too much for you, you can always just have a banana as your pre workout fuel. Banana is a good source of carbs and potassium which supports muscle function.