Foots with high protein content, such as boiled eggs and whey protein shakes, are the ideal snack to eat following a workout, according to WebMD. The protein in these foods helps muscles recover and grow more quickly after being damaged by exercise.
Only 10 to 20 grams of protein is needed to refuel the body after a workout, according to WebMD. A glass of chocolate milk is a popular post-workout protein fix because it also provides calcium. According to Men's Fitness, Greek yogurt and sandwich wraps are other protein and nutrient rich options to refuel the muscles after an intense workout.