For the longest time I would tell myself that I need to start eating better. I mean, if I’m going to do all the races I have planned this year something has to change. Figuring out my problem is my sweet tooth I knew I had to have something to compensate. Thankfully, I found the best recipe for some simple and delicious no-bake energy bites.
When I decided that I wanted to start making changes I looked into to things that I knew would help me: simple snacks and sugar substitutes. Is it easy? No! But I know that if I want to make running a little easier and not so hard on my body I have to do something. Snack substitutes have become my go to.
A friend at work brings cut up carrots and broccoli that he snacks on all day long. Every morning I prep myself some carrots, celery, and cucumber. Really, I cut up a lot because I want to fill myself up on these. Because I have done this, it has made it so that I don’t eat lunch until later and therefore not eating much at dinner.
You can’t live on vegetables and water all day, so I added some energy bites. I mean, let’s be real. These guys are really just protein bars rolled up into tiny little bite-sized balls. But apparently the world loves those little portion-controlled bites, because there were zillions of recipes for them online!
I noticed that a bunch of people were nixing chocolate chips in favor of unsweetened cocoa powder to give theirs an extra chocolate-y kick. So I gave it a try and became a quick convert. Don’t worry — the honey still sweetens up the chocolate. And really, anything with peanut butter is a win for me!