I’ve always been one to eat a snack between meals, but when I’m training hard, my snacks become even more important. I’m constantly thinking about how I’m going to fuel my body. I try to get as much protein and carbohydrates as I can with healthy choices. I try to keep everything organic and if anything comes out of a package, I try to make sure there are very few ingredients.
Snacks have become an important part of my food intake since I eat about 3 snacks a day. If I am expecting my body to perform well while running, then I need to give it the proper fuel.
The choices are endless, but here are 5 of my favorite, always on hand, healthy snacks:
Homemade Granola (berries on top are a plus!) The recipe can be found here: http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2010/04/04/recipe-granola-bars-cereal/
An organic cheese with a piece of fruit
Apple slices or a banana and peanut butter
Do you want more ideas? Lisa from 100 days of Real Food (http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2012/07/31/85-snacks-for-kids-and-adults/ ) has compiled a list of 85 healthy snacks. Now you don’t have any reasons not to find a healthy snack to fuel your body!
What are your favorite healthy snacks?
How many snacks a day do you eat?