If you ride every day, you are going to needs snacks. The risk is if you eat a high carbohydrate based diet and don’t watch the fats and mixed macros (combination foods and meals with carbohydrates/fat/protein mix) you could be optimising the carbs but over-running on calories.
A couple of my regular snacks include:
· Rice or Quiona cakes (often low salt) - 1-3, then add a protein, being mindful of the calories. Perhaps a slice of wafer chicken , or tbsp. tuna, cottage or low fat soft cheese, low fat hummus, low fat peanut butter, then add some bulk and lower the GI load by including some fruit such as a pear, apple etc.
· Low fat yoghurt (often natural is lower in added sugars, which is helpful when monitoring the carbs) and then few tbsp. cereal and add in some bulk with fruit.
· On higher calorie output days , add in dried fruits, mixed nuts, skimmed milk or soya drinks, raisins, malt loafs, low fat rice pudding, plus or minus extra carbs.
Macronutrients - carbohydrate, protein and
Micronutrients - vitamins and minerals A-Z