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5 Half-Marathon Snacks To Fuel Your Run

August 26, 2015

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Half Marathon Snacks

I’m five weeks into my training for the Nike Women’s Half-Marathon with ClassPass and wanted to share what I’ve been snacking on. Staying hydrated and nourished is super important when exercising so your body can recover and replenish. Doing yoga with weights on an empty stomach was no fun! I was so hungry during class that I couldn’t keep up. So I always make sure to pack water and a couple of snacks in my gym/yoga bag that I can munch on before and after class or a run.

SEE ALSO: I’m Running The Nike Women’s Half-Marathon In SF With ClassPass

You can sign up for ClassPass here! I’d love to take a yoga or pilates class with you guys!


Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds

Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds

I’ve been loving these fruity oven roasted blueberry almonds from Blue Diamond! Almonds are a great source of protein to fuel your workout.


Luna Bars

Luna Bars

Yummy nutritious bars that are designed for women! I have a couple of these stashed in my gym and yoga bag. The chocolate dipped coconut bar is SO good. Luna Bars are gluten-free and made with organic ingredients. The Luna protein bars have 12 grams of protein.


Vega Protein

Vega Sport Protein

Vega is a plant-based and natural protein powder with a focus on sustainability. The three-stage Vega Sport Nutrition System is specifically developed to help athletes perform at their best – before, during, and after training and competition. Take the pre-workout energizer 20 minutes before your workout to provide sustained energy, then the recovery accelerator 20 minutes within training to address post-workout recovery. It delivers a 4-to-1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein for optimal muscle glycogen replenishment. The performance protein is then taken 45 minutes post-workout to help repair and build muscles.

Don’t like the taste of protein powder? Me either! Vega has a great collection of recipe ideas on their blog. I made some baked strawberry doughnuts with their mixed berry protein powder.


Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

I eat avocado toast almost every single day for lunch, unless I have a restaurant tasting. It’s super easy to make and healthy! I use Ezekiel Bread (ciabatta in the picture above), a sprouted 100% whole grain bread with 6 grains – wheat, barley, millet, lentils, soybeans, and spelt. Each piece of bread has 4 grams of protein.

SEE ALSO: How to Make the Best Egg & Avocado Toast

Toast the bread in the oven or pan, smear on avocado, top with a sunny side up egg, and sprinkle on sea salt and red pepper flakes. My idea of a perfect breakfast, lunch, and snack that has your whole grains, protein, and healthy fats.


Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding

Another simple snack idea. Are you seeing a trend here? ☺  Chia seeds are packed with fiber, omegas, potassium and magnesium, which boost energy, improve endurance and regulate digestion. Just add almond milk, or your favorite kind of beverage, to the chia seeds in a bowl or mason jar. Stir to mix and place in the refrigerator overnight. You’ll have a cool treat in the morning!


What are your favorite workout snacks? Comment below!


This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.