When I first started to increase my weekly mileage I started craving sugary treats. I was giving in to things like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Almond Joy Bars, handfuls of chocolate chips and baking cookies by the dozens.
Needless to say these are not
I am still hungrier - and I should be with all the calories I am burning - but I am making better snack choices. They are more nutritious and also more satisfying. And they are ones that I have put together myself.
Here are some things I have been loving lately:
Natural chunky peanut butter on a rye cracker
Laughing Cow cheese on rye crackers
Occasionally I do still want and enjoy something sweet. Here are some of my choices:
Sliced banana with cinnamon and melted natural chunky peanut butter
Smoothies with protein powder, all kinds of freggies, and chia seeds and/or ground flax seeds
Dark chocolate chips, dried cranberries, walnuts
Baked apple filled with dried cranberries, cinnamon, agave nectar
This is not a complete list by any means.... but I hope you might get an idea to make something healthy for yourself instead of grabbing a candybar or an icecream cone.
What is your favorite health snack to make for yourself? I would love to have more ideas.