My husband and I are training for our first full marathon! It's been fun to have something to work toward together and we have actually been enjoying the long weekend runs. Thankfully, the weather here has been pretty nice so we haven't had to navigate snow and ice. Fingers crossed the spring-like weather will continue throughout the rest of winter!
One thing we have had to navigate, however, is ravenous hunger as a result of all of the fuel we are burning! I am really trying to maintain my focus on good nutrition, rather than reaching for the simple carbs that are delicious, but make me feel pretty terrible. So I have been trying to come up with some good options to have on hand for when the hunger strikes.
These PB Coconut Oat Bars are a perfect snack! They are made with all real, whole food ingredients and none of the junk that makes our bodies feel sluggish. (We need all of the energy we can get.) I also added some collagen peptides for joint health!
PB Coconut Oat Bars
2 cups gluten free rolled oats
1/2 cup ground flaxseed meal
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 scoop collagen peptides
1 cup NATURAL peanut butter (crunchy or creamy, you pick!)
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
Mix ingredients together until well combined. Spray a 9x9 pan with non stick spray - I prefer avocado oil! - or line with wax or parchment paper. Press mixture into the pan and freeze for a little bit. When ready to eat, cut into 16 squares. Store in the fridge or freezer.
23 g carbs
Food is fuel.
I love to cook and bake recipes that incorporate healthy whole foods and those nutritious macro and micronutrients into our daily diets. I also like to make treats though, because let's face it, everyone loves a good sweet now and then! My favorite part about cooking, though, is sharing my latest recipes with others. ENJOY! XO