Fueling your workout session the right way is one of the biggest make or breaks of a well-rounded fitness routine. After all, if you’re not properly feeding your muscles, you’ll end up burning muscle and not fat (and no one wants to see that happen). Plus, there are a few lesson common benefits to making sure your body gets the proper nutrients before and after your workout, such as helping to keep your immune system functioning and blood sugar levels more stabilized throughout the day.

When you’re waking up at the crack of dawn to get in an earlybird sweat sesh, eating can be the last thing you’re thinking about, but once you start to train your body, it will seem like second nature. Remember, it’s all about moderation and finding the right balance of carbohydrates, fats and protein to satisfy hunger, fuel your sweat sesh, and aid in a quick recovery.

Here are ten of my go-to pre-workout snacks, which I trade out and switch up to keep things fresh.

Light Bites
Apple with almond butter
Half of an avocado
Nuts and berries
Green smoothie
Small bowl of oatmeal
Top with dried fruit or nuts for a heartier snack

Hearty Snacks
A banana
One or two hard boiled eggs with a slice of whole grain toast
Half a cup of cottage cheese with half a cup of berries or pineapple
Half a cup of nonfat yogurt with berries
Whole wheat toast with sliced banana and cinnamon

Something is better than nothing, and even if you just grab a few bites as you race to get to class on time, you’re on the road to building better habits.