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Healthy High Protein Low Sugar Snacks for Marathon Training

HAPPY WEEKEND. This has certainly been a roller coaster of week! Luckily, I’m properly fueled for it.

****OH and yesterday, I shared a picture of my Prana Diva vest (that I GOT ON SALE and have worn every day this week and was totally amiss and forgot to mention that I have a discount code for 15% off sitewide!! psps15SL and share the love!**

I was going to hold of on this post another week or two, but since we seem to be on the nutrition topic–making healthy, nutritious, and delicious food accessible for all–and going off of my final thoughts from my post yesterday, I thought that I would just keep the train going and talk about Marathon Training Fuel for the Digestively Challenged: Suz Edition. 

I like food

Or Marathon Nutrition #LikeASuz (ps, I was going to do a post on that today, but have swapped it with this one. So expect a #likeasuz post soon 😀 ).

As we all know (and as I’ve spoken of before), any time that you are physically training for something, be it a marathon or just to get fast, bigger, stronger… you can’t just do your exercises and adhere to your training plan. In fact, without the proper nutrition and diet, you likely won’t even get through your training cycle without injury or doing damage to yourself. I spoke about how I changed my diet, put on some weight, and got better in every regard here.

But that doesn’t mean that you just get to eat all the ice cream and burgers and fries and cookie dough and donuts that you want. Sure, you get to eat them a little bit more without recompense than the average person, but in this case? The 80/20 rule is actually a great idea! Make sure that the bulk of your calories is from nutrient dense, whole foods, and then sure, have that donut as part of your 20%.

or just dress like a pizza

or just dress like a pizza

One of my greatest struggles as an athlete and someone with Crohn’s Disease is figuring out how to achieve proper fueling. As I have discussed (but for those that don’t know), my body neither optimally/efficiently absorbs nutrients nor does it handle fats/oils/cows milk that well. I am a rare Crohn’s patient in that my body prefers a high fiber, vegetable dense diet and doesn’t have a problem with gluten, and I can enjoy yogurt, cottage cheese, and light ice creams because the lactose is more broken down and the fat decreased in these cases. But cheese, red meat, coconut oil, butter, real ice cream etc, those foods often are added to diets as “weight gainers,” are no-go’s for me. I’ve done the Ensure diet before, and it will be a long time before I do so again, a) because it reminds me of being at my sickest and b) it makes me feel like I’ve been jolted with electricity and queesy, so no thanks.

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So how do I get my 80% rather than relying on what I would rather have in the 20%? I know that I am going to have ice cream later, so I try to make sure that the rest of my day is low in sugar. Also, many of these healthy high protein low sugar snacks are gluten free!

Healthy Granola

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Jessica’s Natural Foods (Review here) Gluten Free, Non GMO, Kosher. My absolute favorite granola, hands down, no contest. I have had all the flavors, and I still struggle to pick my favorite. I am obsessed. This is the fluffiest granola I have ever had, and I love the texture of it–light and airy but crunch and substantial. And the chocolate chips and dried cherries and everything is just… wow. Perfectly balanced with regards to flavor and sweetness. Tastes indulgent but isn’t. Don’t tell Alex but I’m actually hording a final bag of the Chocolate Hazelnut (previously Motor City Crunch) in our pantry.

Sampler Kit!

Sampler Kit!

TastyMakes (review here) Raw. Sprouted. Vegan. Organic. Gluten Free. DELICIOUS. An amazing flavor and texture all it’s own. Incredible stats and just the right amount of crunch. But alert alert! TastyMakes has given themselves quite the overhaul! There are so many new snacks that I need to try, and I hope to give you all a review soon! But their granola is still available, fear not, it is just in slightly different packaging.

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Jolly Oak (review here and here) “Good For You” granola. Pre-portioned, all natural, and packed with goodness and flavor. And with flavors like S’mores and Almond Butter and Jelly, what’s not to love??

fionas toasted almond

Fiona’s Natural Foods Organic, Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Vegan, Some Gluten Free. I got to try the Toasted Almond Granola, and this is granola at its purest–clean, simple, and tasting of nature. Loved the texture of it–crunchier and oat-ier than Jessica’s and more of a classic granola than TastyMakes. Loved the addition of the coconut! The toasted flavor really comes through–this stuff was perfection on Greek Yogurt and ice cream as well as by itself, but I liked it best with something for it to complement!

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Kitchfix Paleo. If trail mix and granola had a baby and was made by a Paleo cook, this would be the result! Pure, simple, and the texture was great! Just sweet enough, and smooth, if that makes sense. Though baked with maple and coconut oil, it was not overly one or the other. The addition of the flax and seeds was new for me–I don’t typically have those in my granola, but I liked it! *Kitchfix is a delivery program with a vast array of options, but they also sell certain items, like the granola, in stores.

Low Sugar Trail Mix (Loose and as Bars)

kooee super snacks

Kooee! Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free, Paleo-Friendly, No Added Sugar, Grass-fed beef, no added hormones or antibiotics. Kooee! Is a fun jerky + trail mix that combines the superfood, natural sugars, and healthy fats of trail mix with the protein power of jerky. I loved both flavors–Lime Pepper with Mango and the Smokey Chipotle with Apple. With 250 calories, 20 g of protein and 8 g of sugar, how can you not love this! When you receive the package, the jerky and trail mix are separate, and then the divider peels away and you can mix at will, or keep them separate! This. stuff. ROCKS.

daily serving

Daily Serving Portion controlled, certified non GMO, organic, gluten free, vegan (for the most part) A new company that I can’t wait to fully review for you, but I just couldn’t wait any longer to give you the heads up on. As of right now, Daily Serving is only available in Chicago, but it is another great start up company that I am so happy to learn about in the early stages. Daily Serving aims to provide FUNCTIONAL nutrition to us all via Registered Dietitian created snacks and juices tailored to your aims/needs; recovery, indulging, waking up, etc. You get a column of snacks: a juice and 2 munchables, all in pre-packaged 4 oz cups (reusable and perfect for your next snack, or keeping your ponytailers and such in line!) that tell you what you are getting and why you are getting them. I recently got some samples, and they blew me away! Take your daily serving!

Mini Packs of Nuts 100 calorie packs of Emerald almonds. Especially the cocoa. Easy. Peasy. Put them in your purse and roll out!

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Kind Bar Nuts and Spices Bars and Kind Strong Bars Gluten Free, Non GMO, no soy or whey. Putting these together because they come from the same place and are based on similar principles–less of the riffraff sweetness, just straight up flavor, lower in sugar and with good amounts of fiber and sugar. The flavors are less sickly-sweet and sticky than the typical Kind bars–these are bars that actually stick to you (I never feel full after a regular kind bar). My picks: Strong Sweet Thai Chili (OMG), Caramel Almond + Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Chili, Maple Pecan, and the new Mocha Dark Chocolate.

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Think Thin Crunch bars Gluten Free, Non GMO I am weird about my bars–I don’t (or very very very rarely) eat bars where the stats show grams sugar > protein. That said, I don’t handle sugar alcohols well at all. Thus, I tend to stay away from ThinkThin’s high protein bars (the protein/fiber bars don’t have the sugar alcohols). But their Crunch bars are some of my favorites. Take a Nature Valley Soft and Chewy Mixed Fruit bar and mix it with a Kind bar and you have these. And they aren’t sticky like the Kind fruit and nut bars. My faves: Coconut Chocolate Almond, Cherry Mixed Nuts, and Cranberry Mixed nuts. Although, while looking things up for this post, I’m seeing that there are some new options!

My Own Tasty Healthy Recipes

Majority are Gluten Free, High Protein, Low Sugar, and many are Dairy Free!

Accompaniments

To avoid sugar overdosing, I buy plain flavors of just about everything, except for the occasional Greek yogurt if I find a flavor that I just have to try or is lower in sugar than in protein and I love my Dannon Light n Fit yogurts. I know that they have artificial sweeteners in them, but just like with the sugar–find the balance. I also take advantage of nut butters when I can (you’ve seen my ice cream concoctions).

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**I also want to say that not all of these things are eaten as complete servings or all at once. For example: I know that jerky can be hard on my stomach, so I might eat that a bit at a time, or before bed. Dried fruit is the same way. Bars and smaller packages obviously get consumed at once, but having them over time is just fine, and can actually be even more beneficial by allowing your body time to properly absorb the nutrients, rather than throwing it all in there and hoping something sticks.

For more about my eating before big races and runs, check out my pre-race eating rituals, my fueling for marathons, and also this post, on snacks to keep at the work place. For general diet, this is a great post on creating power bowls (which are gluten free), or search power bowls in search for other tasty combos!

Because I think that this is info that many might find of use, I am going to tap into the link up power of Fitness Friday, Friday Favorites, and the Friday Five for max POWAH.

How do you fuel your fitness filled life, particularly if you have digestive limitations?

Tell me about other products to be on the look out for!

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84 Comments

  • Reply Amber

    I have no self control with granola, so I buy OAT only kind, otherwise I devour cluster kind in one sitting, I LOVE kind bars, lara ALT bars, and nugo bars, but like you with the jerky, I have them over a period of time, not all at once, maybe half now, half later. Your recipes are always relish, still need to try that oat muffin one 🙂
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    February 6, 2015 at 6:03 am
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    I haven’t tried any of those granola brands that you have there. The Jolly Oak looks good. Yes I judge a granola by its packaging! I’ve been eating the Kind granola bc it looks pretty clean to me. What do you think?
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    February 6, 2015 at 6:22 am
  • Reply Sara @ Lake Shore Runner

    I have tried Jessica’s now! But am unable to find the Motor City flavor. Where do you get it?! Sooo good. Happy Friday!
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    February 6, 2015 at 6:40 am
  • Reply Ruthie@She'sWickedHealthy

    I loveee granola but don’t usually buy it because one box = a serving in my mind! Yikes! I don’t eat a lot of bars but Dan does to fuel his long work shifts. I’ve been saying that I’m going to make him more homemade snacks so I’ll definitely be trying out some of your yummy snack recipes and baking #likeaSuz! 😉
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    February 6, 2015 at 6:50 am
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    I am blessed because I don’t have tummy issues, but I did have to watch my food very carefully when training for my marathon. If I didn’t eat enough quality food I felt dizzy and faint! Strange!
    Great post. You are a testament to overcoming adversity and not letting an illness stop you.
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    February 6, 2015 at 7:18 am
  • Reply Kirtley @ The Gist of Fit

    Awesome awesome post! ! Gosh i think you covered it all!
    I didn’t know you had those digestive problems! That’s way tough! Talk about figuring out whats best for you! Sounds like you’ve figured it out!

    Have a killer weekend!!
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    February 6, 2015 at 7:23 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thanks! I hope you had a fab weekend!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:19 am
  • Reply Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie

    I guess I have never really thought too much about how runners with different dietary restrictions fuel their bodies. It must have been a great amount of trial and error for you at first. Do you have a hard time fueling during the runs themselves?
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    February 6, 2015 at 7:27 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I just have to be careful–I have that down to a system as well–see my earlier post.

      February 13, 2015 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    #likeasuz……….really? I love it!
    suzlyfe………yep, I love that, too

    but the original play on your name came from Grandpa
    Susansahandfull
    He named one of his thoroughbred fillies after you and SHE was a winner!!!
    Think of it this way–may be he saw the “runner” in you long before anyone else did!

    February 6, 2015 at 7:31 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Most random comment ever. love you.

      February 13, 2015 at 11:18 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    Homemade trail mix has been one of my favorite snacks lately. Ive been combining almonds, cashews, raisins, and sometimes plantain chips and they are perfect for carrying around in my bag. I also love Lara bars which are so convenient and don’t have lots of added stuff.
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    February 6, 2015 at 7:42 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      My problem is having the trail mix open and available. I need it controlled haha.

      February 13, 2015 at 11:19 am
  • Reply Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food

    Where has that Kind Caramel Almond Sea Salt bar been all my life!?
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    February 6, 2015 at 7:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      One bite, true love

      February 13, 2015 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Pragati // Simple Medicine

    My husband has Crohn’s disease and it’s been a struggle to find a diet that works for him. He’s in “remission” but his last colonoscopy showed inflammation. I mentioned that his mom has Celiac and since there’s a chance he could have the same HLA genes she does, he’s been on and off gluten for a while. Anyway, the point of this is that I’m glad to hear you say you’re “atypical” when it comes to the standard Crohn’s diet because I feel like he is as well and that there’s hope that he can find his balance.
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    February 6, 2015 at 8:02 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, I obviously hope that the inflammation gets under control ASAP. A lower gluten diet or cutting it out might work–if he doesn’t have totally gluten intolerance, he might be able to work back into it–I have been able to do so with many foods that I used to be sensitive to!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:18 am
  • Reply Annmarie

    Yay! This is great, I am always on the hunt for fueling options that are low in sugar! Pinning to reference for later 🙂
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    February 6, 2015 at 8:15 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Yay! Thanks for pinning!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Jen @ Pretty Little Grub

    Great post! I feel so fortunate that I don’t have any bowel issues as I can’t even imagine how hard that would be with running. So glad you have found the products that really work well for you.
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    February 6, 2015 at 8:24 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you. I’m still luckier than many, too. I can’t imagine what some of my friends go through.

      February 13, 2015 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Rae

    I still struggle with properly fueling myself. Prepping my lunches for the week has helped a lot, but I definitely need more protein, and more veggies, and less sugar and processed foods. Lara Bars are one of my favorite on-the-go healthy snacks, and I love that they’re made with real, whole foods and don’t have any added sugars or fake sweeteners.
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    February 6, 2015 at 8:32 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I like that Larabars don’t have added sugars, but they still have a lot of sugar in them (luckily, there is lots of other good stuff in there too!). I usually like them for recovery after long runs–then they are great!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Cailee

    Looks like you’ve found what works for you! I’m sorry about the stomach issues… I have a VERY sensitive stomach and am gluten intolerant, so I’m no stranger to stomach/ digestive issues… diet really does make a huge impact!! Great post! (also I LOVE Kind bars!)
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    February 6, 2015 at 8:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Definitely be careful with your fueling with your gluten issues. I have many friends who have Celiac’s so I know the struggle is very very real!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:14 am
  • Reply Suzy

    Those Kind bars look killer. I doubt we have them up here but next time I’m in the States, I’ll snoop around and see if I can snatch ’em up.
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    February 6, 2015 at 9:00 am
  • Reply Jill

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried any of these brands of granola?! They must not sell them at my stores. Well as you know dairy anything makes my stomach very very angry! So that’s my biggest diet challenge. And dairy is a sneaky little bugger Bc it hides in everything! I kind if forgot about beef jerky. I love it and haven’t had it in ages. I would say I eat fairly healthy but my downfall is candy/sweets. When I’m in training mode I can DEF tell a difference in my performance if I’ve been eating crap so I try to be better about eating whole foods then.
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    February 6, 2015 at 9:04 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      True that. Some of these are newer products, so you might have to order them 😀

      February 13, 2015 at 11:14 am
  • Reply MCM Mama

    I love Kind Bars. I don’t buy granola because I eat way too much at a sitting.
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    February 6, 2015 at 9:08 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I put it on ice cream and greek yogurt–then i can’t overdo it.

      February 13, 2015 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Oh I love granola so much I had to start making my own so that I could control just what was in it. So good. Hmmm maybe I need to make some more. Like, right now!
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    February 6, 2015 at 9:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Bring me some!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Earl-Leigh

    I’m building a basket for one of marathon running friends, so now I know what to put in it! I currently have a basket with a bunch of marathon stickers. LOL. I’m clueless
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    February 6, 2015 at 9:50 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahahah carbs on carbs on carbs and then things to put on ice cream 😀

      February 13, 2015 at 11:12 am
  • Reply Beth @ Running with the Sunrise

    Fantastic and informative post, Susie! I’m lucky in that I don’t have any major GI issues, but it’s so helpful to hear from someone who is an athlete and has experience with finding things that are easy on the stomach. I’m glad to have this resource to share with anyone who may have special dietary needs!
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    February 6, 2015 at 10:05 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Please do! And if you ever have people looking for specific diets, send them my way–I’m happy to help best I can!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:12 am
  • Reply Jen

    I love Jessica’s Granola but super expensive 🙁 I also keep Kind bars on hand at work. I try to make my own granola as a healthy snack or eat nuts and fruit.
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    February 6, 2015 at 10:43 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Tis true. I wish it were cheaper, but I am too addicted at this point 😀

      February 13, 2015 at 11:11 am
  • Reply Ursula

    Ugh nutrition is by FAR the hardest part. I honestly think it’s harder than the actual fitness but I also have a super sensitive stomach. My first ever big race I just started eating more and eating junk because I was burning the calories but I didn’t improve as quickly as I would have liked. Once I started eating a healthier diet (no alcohol, almost no sugar) I was crushing times. I’m all for tasty treats but the month before a big race I am whole food clean eating machine. Oh and hoarding the good snacks in the closet from the hubby? A girl after my own heart x
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    February 6, 2015 at 11:03 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      This is why we get along!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:11 am
  • Reply Lauren @ ihadabiglunch

    So much granola, granola bars, trail mix, etc.! Good thing there are 10,000 awesome, wholesome products out there for you to choose from. Sometimes not the cheapest, but I’m sure you’d rather be healthy than feel sick. I love Kind bars and have been jonesing to try the Think Thin bars — haven’t tried them yet. That’s awesome that you know what works for your stomach — I’m sure that took YEARS to figure out though — what a pain!
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    February 6, 2015 at 11:27 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Literally! Just make sure that you try the CRUNCHY think thin bars. The high protein ones will ravage your stomach!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    oh. my. goodness. i. want. everything. right. now. in my belly!
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    February 6, 2015 at 12:20 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I just got a shipment. I have a problem.

      February 13, 2015 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Betsy

    Great ideas! I love Kind bars. I am also a big fan of Picky Bars.
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    February 6, 2015 at 12:32 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know many people who love the Picky Bars–but with the high sugar quotient, they didn’t make the cut!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:09 am
  • Reply Kay @ Kay Bueno

    Love this. I have to be careful with granola, It’s like chips to me. I have one serving and I can’t stop.

    I’ve been trying out some new bars lately, but I always love Kind.
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    February 6, 2015 at 1:18 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m the same way about granola, but I think that part of it is getting the right kind so that you feel satisfied 😀

      February 13, 2015 at 11:09 am
  • Reply Hilary

    I am all about the healthy trail mixes, I usually avoid eating the mixes that contain chocolate, as I will just eat the chocolate but some mixed nuts with dried fruit is one of my favorites! I have also been making homemade granola mixes like its my job! I love changing up the flavors and controlling the different nuts and seeds I include! In fact I will be posting one soon ! I do have to add too that berry cornbread looks quite tasty! I might have to try that out very soon!
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    February 6, 2015 at 1:21 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hope you do! And I know what you mean–I’m the same way!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    This is such an impressive lists. I’m going to keep my eyes open for some of those granola options. They would be such a better snack pre-workout than what I’m having now! Thanks for sharing
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    February 6, 2015 at 1:38 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Here to serve! You may or may not become addicted to some of them… just a warning…

      February 13, 2015 at 11:05 am
  • Reply Renee @ Bendiful Blog

    Ummm those Kind Carmel Bars are basically crack I can’t keep them in my house. I eat them ALL in a sitting. No control…maybe I’m fueling for a marathon I don’t know about yet? Haha!
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    February 6, 2015 at 3:44 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hey, get that glycogen stored up 😀

      February 13, 2015 at 11:04 am
  • Reply Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC

    have you tried larabars? i LOVE them and they are like 5 or 6 ingredients each…
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    February 6, 2015 at 4:13 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m not as big into Larabars because they are so high in sugar (natural or otherwise!)

      February 13, 2015 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Kathryn @ Dancing to Running

    I’m a huge fan of KIND bars. I love that there is such a diverse variety of flavors to help please my taste buds.
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    February 6, 2015 at 4:22 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Love that there are so many options as well–and that they are becoming more affordable!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Kate @ Baking in Yoga Pants

    I love KIND Bars as easy on the go snacks and I’m a fan of trail mix for it’s convenience as an afternoon snacks.
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    February 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      mmmmmmmmm noms

      February 13, 2015 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Ange @ Cowgirl Runs

    I’m sorry, jerky AND trail mix?! WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?! And I’m certain they don’t ship to Canada, so whatever, BUT STILL!
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    February 6, 2015 at 5:06 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Ask them! Tell them they must!!!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Mattie @ Comfy & Confident

    These are great snacks! I love trail mix so much and it is such a great snack for high protein/ high fat… high calories for high calorie burn days!
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    February 6, 2015 at 5:52 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      So true–plus if you do the right mix, it can be the perfect recovery food.

      February 13, 2015 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Cassi

    I don’t have any dietary limitations to my knowledge. I’m just a picky eater.
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    February 6, 2015 at 5:53 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hey, you know what you like!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:01 am
  • Reply Farrah

    Granola makes my world go round, but I have zero self control, so I usually keep it happily hidden in the cabinet under my sink. My kitchen sink decided to leak today while I was washing the dishes, so that was a super happy surprise. ;_; The bags are currently airing themselves out. :'(

    I still need to try making your sweet potato nachos sometime! (When I’m finally done eating everything in my fridge. GI system, why can’t you work harder!?)
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    February 6, 2015 at 6:08 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      bhahahahahahaha shake of the fist! Good luck with your sink….

      February 13, 2015 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment

    I like nuts, nut butter and fruit or a Larabar. I will occassionally do a Greek yogurt, but I can’t over-do it on the dairy. You have so many good options listed. Happy Friday!
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    February 6, 2015 at 7:07 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It can be hard to find the right balance–thus the options!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Sandra Laflamme

    I haven’t heard of most of those granola brands but they look great! Fueling is the toughest part of training in my opinion!
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    February 6, 2015 at 9:10 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I definitely agree–it is something that I have definitely had to work on repeatedly!

      February 13, 2015 at 11:00 am
  • Reply jennifer f

    I feel like a snack NOW! BTW, never thought to but berries in cornbread . . . I’m going to try that
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    February 7, 2015 at 7:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Berries in cornbread is amazing–that little pop of sweet/sour is everything!

      February 13, 2015 at 10:59 am
  • Reply lindsay

    OMG i must find all these! yumo! great choices friend
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    February 7, 2015 at 7:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am just here for the people.

      February 13, 2015 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job

    Man I thought I had seen all kinds of granolas, but there were a whole bunch on there that I haven’t even heard of. Where is this magical granola land where you get them? My favorite granola is Purely Elizabeth’s, but now idk bc I havent sampled all these mystery ones!
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    February 7, 2015 at 8:55 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Blogland is the magical mystical place of which you speak 😀 I am your tour guide 😀

      February 13, 2015 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Stephanie (@FitMomTraining)

    I love granola! All types. And protein muffins are an absolute must!
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    February 9, 2015 at 10:42 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I have become such a granola addict. Jessica’s is the reason…

      February 13, 2015 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Jess @hellotofit

    Love these snack ideas! I’m not a marathon runner, but always on the lookout for new snack ideas 🙂 thanks for sharing, lady!!
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    February 10, 2015 at 6:15 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Of course! I say marathon runner, but really? FUEL FOR LIFE!

      February 13, 2015 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Safari

    OMG that Kind bar looks absolutely delicious and I’m pretty sure I’ve tried it already…I love ALL their bars especially ones with almonds and/or peanut butter!! Thanks for sharing!!
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    February 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Sure thing! I love the nuts and spices bars, for serious.

      February 13, 2015 at 10:56 am

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