MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – We all have heard that “food is fuel.”

But, when it comes to working out the food your eat before and after can make a huge difference in results. Meals can help determine your results, energy and recuperation.

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WCCO Fitness Expert Ali Holman from CoreCamper.com showed WCCO Mid-Morning what to eat before and after your workout for optimal results.

CoreCamper BEET Picnic Salad

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Ingredients

3 seedless cucumbers (cubed)
1 carton grape tomatoes (halved)
3 cans organic beets (no salt & cut in quarters)
2 cans organic chick peas
1 can black pitted olives (chopped)
1 Good Seasoning packet mixed with red wine vinegar

Directions

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Drain and rinse chick peas, beets and olives.
Chop all veggies as directed above or to your liking.
Toss gently.
Mix dressing & pour 1/2 of the bottle over salad (or to your liking).
Chill & serve!