The active woman needs to meet her energy needs not only to carry out her day but to power her through her workouts! Here are 30 food staples fit for the active woman.

One of the most common questions I get is what should I eat before a workout? Heck I even ask myself that from time to time. While a pre-workout meal or snack can vary so much from person to person based on likes, dislikes, allergies, and culture, I thought it would be helpful to share a list of foods that fuel our busy days and especially our workouts. This is just a general list and of course your dietary needs and preferences are priority.

Produce Section-

1. Kiwi

2. Grapefruit

3. Bananas

4. Berries

5. Watermelon


6. Potatoes & Sweet Potatoes

7. Baby Carrots

8. Onions

9. Dark Leafy Greens

10. Tomatoes

Meat Section-

11. Lean ground turkey

12. Chicken Breast or Thighs

For the best value buy a whole chicken and roast it. Trust me it’s so simple!

13. Salmon

Dairy/Refrigerated Section-

14. Eggs

15. Yogurt

16. Hummus

17. Unsweetened Almond Milk

18. Salad Mix

19. Cottage Cheese

Frozen Section-

20. Frozen Mixed Veggie Blend

21. Frozen Strawberries

Middle Aisles-

There are essential staples for the active woman in the middle aisles.

22. Oatmeal

23. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

24. Canned Tuna

25. Canned Oysters

26. Minced Garlic

27. Herbal Tea

28. Seasoning Blend for extra flavor

29. Salsa

30. Mustard

Please keep in mind this is by no means an exhaustive list! There are so MANY more foods that fit the needs of an active woman. I selected 30 that I personally enjoy and cook and eat the most.

I can help you create a grocery list that suits your individual needs, tastes, dislikes, allergies, and grocery budget. Just send me an email or sign up for one of my nutrition services.