Waking up on race day and jetting straight to the start line has become a habit for me, even though I set my alarm early enough to give myself time to grab a pre-race snack. But hitting that snooze button can get the best of me, so I end up changing into my gear and running to my car. In these cases, it’s nice to fuel up with something quick and easy. Here’s a roundup of my favorite on-the-go energy boosts.
A line of breakfast, energy and protein nutrition bars that are made with whole fruits, nuts and seeds. The coconut acai energy bar and crunchy carob chip protein bars are great for a quick boost and recovery snack, respectively.
A filling mix of grains nuts, quinoa, chia and dried fruit. I toss the granola mini packages right into my bag when I’m on the run.
NOW Energy Bar
These all-natural protein and honey bars come in pocket-size packaging that will hold its own, even if you stash it in your jacket.
Omega-3s are my go-to supplement, but this emulsified line comes in convenient squeeze packets with an orange-creamsicle-type flavor without the fishy aftertaste.
Corazonas Tortilla Chips
When I’m craving something salty after a race, these heart-healthy tortilla chips are light and satisfying.
CLIF Kit’s Organic
An all-natural organic fruit and nuts bar that’s not overly sweet and will keep you full for the run.