Like I mentioned in my post yesterday, Brett and I have started running longer distances for our half-marathon training…which means we’re huuuuungry! I feel like we’re always snacking. The batches of homemade oatmeal bars, energy bites, and granola that I make to last us throughout the week are vanishing quicker than I planned too. Seriously, running is a huge metabolism booster in this house.
I feel like I’ve been in the kitchen non-stop lately — anyone else ever feel that way?! On one hand I wish the food I made lasted longer, but on the other hand I don’t mind continual opportunities to try out new snack recipes. So that’s what I’ll share with you today: oatmeal based snacks that Brett and I have been demolishing throughout this past week (and by demolishing I mean “eating very quickly”).
Above is a picture of one of my favorite bars I’ve made so far: Coconut Oatmeal Bars with Peanut Butter Banana Filling. These things are chock full of goodness. Oats, almonds, flaxseed, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, bananas and peanut butter are the main ingredients. The middle layer is a peanut butter, banana spread that is rich and creamy. I wrapped these bars up individually and Brett and I have been taking them with us everywhere! (I’ll post the recipe tomorrow so check back!)
Granola has also been a staple this week. Whenever we’re in need of something quick for breakfast (or even a heavier snack), a bowl of granola and homemade almond milk is a must. The granola is rich and keeps us full longer than other types of cereal. In addition to this Chocolate Cranberry Granola I also made a Cinnamon and Honey Granola blend that turned out great! I’ll be sharing that recipe with you guys soon…only 7 ingredients!
I made these Gingerbread Oatmeal Bars soon after we moved to Queens with the almond pulp leftover from making homemade almond milk and they turned out better than expected. This picture doesn’t do them justice!
Last but not least are these Nutella Oatmeal Energy Bites and Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites. We’ve been going through these things so quickly. Both flavors have only 5 ingredients and they take me five minutes. I usually have one as a little dessert after lunch which I find holds me over for longer periods of time.
What are you favorite kinds of snacks? (Include a link to the recipe!)
If you’re a runner, what is your go-to fuel?
Head on over to Jenn’s blog Peas and Crayons to see what other people are snacking on!