5 Favorite Snacks for Marathon Runners

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Training for your marathon should always include nutrition.  Carbohydrates, fats, and protein play a major role in performance and recovery.  Here are 5 snacks recommended for your busy day.

Yogurt is a great source of protein, calcium, and carbs and a perfect snack an hour before a training run or post work-out.  Packed with protein and calcium, this a perfect on-the-go snack.  Plain is best for the least amount of added sugars while Greek-style yields the highest protein per serving.

Tip: Adding  1 ounce Sarah’s Sweet and Savory Snacks Granola, in flavors such as Vanilla Ginger or Peanut Butter and Chocolate would be the perfect addition of extra carbs for those longer runs.

Sweet Potatoes
Loaded with beta carotene (vitamin A), sweet potatoes are also an amazing source of vitamin C, potassium, and manganese.  These are essential for maintaining healthy and resilient muscles. Include sweet potatoes in your main meal or slice and dice for easy snacking.

Tip: Top your perfectly baked sweet potato with Sarah’s Sweet and Savory Snacks flavors such as Coconut Curry or Jamaican Jerk for added spice,  protein and carbohydrates.

Lean chicken breast is a great source of complete protein. A 4oz serving yields a whopping 36 grams of protein.  Daily protein needs are best met with food vs supplements which makes this perfect for a recovery meal after a long and tiring run.

Tip: Try making granola encrusted chicken Sarah’s Sweet and Savory Snack Granola, particularly, Jamaican Jerk,  Simply blend the granola into smaller bits first using a food processor.  Coat the chicken and bake.  It tastes like stuffing with a kick!

Bagels with Peanut Butter
A perfect snack before those long training runs is a bagel and a thin spreading of peanut butter. The protein from the peanut butter mixed with the carbohydrates intake from the bagel is sure to leave you feeling satisfied!

Tip:  Chop the bagel and peanut butter into bite-size pieces then roll in Sarah’s Sweet and Savory Snacks Granola  Peanut Butter & Jelly.

Oats are a  perfect training and recovery food for marathon runners. They’re jam-packed with complex carbohydrates, iron, vitamin B1, fiber, and selenium—which are all essential in strenuous training. They can be made overnight for a quick breakfast or snack, baked into bars or granola.  Our Sarah’s Sweet & Savory Snack line offers four great flavors, each containing 5 grams or less added sugars and  

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