Protein bars have their purpose in an athlete’s healthy diet. While whole-food sources tend to be the gold standard for nutrition, protein bars pack a lot of punch for their size and ease. Because they contain carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals in a small treat, they can be used as convenient workout fuel or as a recovery tool. However, knowing what kind of bar is best for your needs and workouts is key.
Morgan Sjogren, aka “The Running Bum,” spends most of her time running around in wild places. A lover of public lands, literature and trail running, she dedicates her life to increasing awareness about public spaces in the U.S. she feels need protecting, reading, writing, running and living out of her Jeep. To master this nomadic lifestyle, she’s had to get creative with her cooking. Here are our favorite excerpts from her new book, Outlandish.
Other than getting a complete blood panel done, is there a less expensive way to make sure you are fulfilling all your vitamin needs as a runner?
– Jen Burn, Carbondale, CO
We like to assume that increased training translates to better health and, thus, more energy. However, when we increase training for a long race, we are sometimes left feeling lethargic, … Continue reading "Train Smart, Eat Right"
Honey Stinger Cracker n’ Nut Butter Snack Bar Price: $26/box of 12 Flavors: Peanut butter, milk chocolate, sea salt / cashew butter, milk chocolate, sea salt / almond butter, dark … Continue reading "First Look: Honey Stinger Cracker n’ Nut Butter Snack Bar— Cashew Butter and Milk Chocolate"
What is BMR? What you eat is venturing dangerously close to who you vote for or where you pray. In other words, diet has a way of moving from science-based … Continue reading "Knowing, and Dialing In, Your Basal Metabolic Rate"
Let’s face it: trail runners like to eat. You may have even heard your trail partners say that’s why they run. And we all know there is an important relationship … Continue reading "Sound Nutrition"
Trail Butter’s Dark Chocolate & Coffee Nut Butter Blend Price: $6 to $65 Trail Butter is an almond butter-based blend that comes in a medium-sized pouch with a twist off cap (small, one-use pouches are … Continue reading "First Look: Trail Butter Fuel"
Pre-packaged running snacks are convenient and easy—but they can be expensive and full of unwanted ingredients. That is why we are searching high and low for do-it-yourself trail meals and snacks that will save you money, give you more dietary flexibility and taste amazing. Tested by dirtbags, for dirtbags. To participate, send your recipe and … Continue reading "Fuel for the Long Run: Carrot Banana Muffins"