I’ve found that snacking can ruin my otherwise pretty healthy diet and is the primary reason for any unwanted extra pounds. Aside from the extra pounds, poor snacking choices leave me feeling constantly hungry and never satisfied, which leads to MORE SNACKING!
When I find myself falling down the rabbit hole of reaching for snack after snack, I know it’s time to revaluate what I’m reaching for and make a plan for better snacks. Reaching for a snack bar might sometimes be the easiest and quickest option, and I’m more than okay with that (especially if it’s a picky bar)! However, there are other options for snacking that might better satisfy our cravings. Today, I’m sharing my list of preferred whole-food snacks to give you some ideas of ways to satisfy your runger (run + hunger) throughout the day.
Below are 11 easy snacks for hungry runners. These take a little bit of prep work and planning, but they’re better than reaching for whatever is available.
When grabbing a snack bar I like to make sure it has real ingredients I can pronounce, is low in added sugar, has a decent amount of protein and doesn’t include any fake sugars or sugar alcohols.
*I realize these aren’t ground-breaking ideas, but sometimes it just helps to have a list of ideas to look at when you’re stuck in a rut.