What is your favorite post workout snack? A granola bar? A peanut butter sandwich or something else? Post workout snacks are super important especially when you lift weights and do other intensive stuff in the gym. Muscle protein breaks down during exercise and undergoes repair during post-workout recovery and to maximize recovery you need to snack on some good stuff.
I am always on the lookout for easy post workout snack options, something which I can make in 10 minutes flat, tastes good and is also healthy. Breton Crackers are my snack on the go these days. I was introduced to them sometime back and to tell you honestly at first I could not believe that they were gluten free! I have always had this thing in my head that gluten free crackers must be boring and dull but not anymore. Topped with greek yogurt, chickpeas, avocado and tomatoes, these protein packed crackers are the ideal post workout snack.
Breton Crackers are made with arrowroot flour and green lentil flour and they are available in some seriously amazing flavors. There is Herb & Garlic, White Bean, Black Bean and of course the Original with Flax. While I generally use the flax crackers for post workout snacking, I use the other flavors to create quick and easy party appetizers. That’s the good things about crackers isn’t it? There is so much you can do with them!
It’s so simple to make these post workout snack bites. Just take some greek yogurt whisk it and then top it with chickpeas and sliced tomatoes and avocado. Mint is optional but I highly recommend it, adds such a nice touch. And that’s it you have a super healthy post workout snack, packed with all the good stuff ready in no time. And if it helps, everything in this recipe is gluten free!
You guys know I always use raw chickpeas, soak them overnight and then use them in a recipe. It’s an Indian thing I guess, hard to change! But for this recipe I used canned chickpeas, as much as I like taking the long route, the shorter one aren’t bad at times.
In a bowl whisk the greek yogurt till smooth.
Add in the chickpeas and mix thoroughly.
Arrange the crackers and spoon the yogurt chickpeas mixture on top using approximately 1 tablespoon per cracker.
Top with chopped tomatoes, avocado and sprinkle dried mint on top (optional). Enjoy immediately.
* These snack bites should be eaten immediately. So keep everything ready to go and make them when you want to eat them.
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Greek Yogurt Chickpeas Topped Crackers
- 1 to mato small, chopped
- ½ avocado chopped into small pieces
- ½ cup chickpeas
- ½ cup greek yogurt
- 12 crackers [I used breton gluten-free original with flax crackers]
- dried mint to sprinkle (optional)
- In a bowl whisk the greek yogurt till smooth.
- Add in the chickpeas and mix thoroughly.
- Arrange the crackers and spoon the yogurt chickpeas mixture on top using approximately 1 tablespoon per cracker.
- Top with chopped tomatoes, avocado and sprinkle dried mint on top (optional).
- Enjoy immediately.
Post Workout Snack Bites