The Trouble Spot Nutrition
The Trouble Spot Nutrition

4 Post Workout Power Foods

You finally did it. You sweated it out at the gym alongside the grumpy guy, the over-talkative girl, and the drill sergeant trainer. You waited patiently for your turn on the Smith machine and you even braved through the people who take up space in the place you are trying to get to, all the while, they attempt to snag the perfect selfie and nothing else. Now that your workout is over, treat yourself to a little yummy nutrition that is not only good for you but plain and simply good to eat too...

Flax Seed

Flaxseed is loaded down with omega 3s, good for you oils, tons of fiber and quite a lot of protein for such a small snack. Best of all, it goes on a little bit of everything. Is chicken getting bland? Sprinkle with a sauce plus flax seed for a crunchy and healthy kick. Is salad getting boring? Add flax seed to liven up the party. No matter what you are trying to dress up with a more notorious angle, flax seed is universal and is good on just about anything. 

Grilled Chicken

If you are a bodybuilder, then you are likely already well acquainted with chicken breast. Low in carbs and super high in protein, most builders will eat at least three meals a day loaded down with chicken. To add flavor to your chicken, try coating it with honey mustard, bbq sauce or lemon/pepper flavoring. 

Peanut Butter

With a good amount of proteins and good for you oils, peanut butter is a great post-workout food. Whether you add it to two slices of bread or mix it in with a mocha flavored whey protein for a frozen treat, peanut butter will help your muscles grow and help to curb your sweet tooth so that you do not ruin your diet.


Fish is high in omega 3 fatty acids which can be a great addition to helping your muscles grow big and strong. It is also choked packed with protein. While tuna is one of those foods that you either love or hate, if you love it, it is the perfect add into your healthy diet. 

Growing muscle is 10% working out and 90% what you eat in the kitchen. When you take the time to think about what you are eating, you will come away with the fitness results that you dream about.