There are several storebought snacks that I love and use (ahem, Thrive Market), but many people prefer to make their own snacks for running, especially if they follow a particular eating style or have a sensitive stomach.
Suffering from runners stomach symptoms is usually directly related to what you’re eating or not eating.
Easy Homemade Snacks for Runners
To make my favorite homemade running snacks, I often lean on my athlete grocery list for structure on what to fill my pantry and fridge with.
If I don’t have a good array of my favorite ingredients, it can be more challenging to make some of these healthy homemade snack options.
Many of these are easy high carb snacks for runners. They can also be used as pre run snacks, of course, and homemade evening snacks, too!
Homemade running snacks can include smoothies, energy bites, muffins, bars, savory fritters, salty options, etc.
Homemade Running Snacks
These homemade running snacks can fuel your run. From pre run snacks to evening snack ideas, these wholesome foods are easy for meal prep and feeding your family!
This Beet Banana Smoothie is a healthy, antioxidant-packed smoothie option, great for after a workout, packed with banana, mango, raw beets and spinach. You won't even taste the spinach in this beet spinach smoothie.
This bright hued sweet potato beet smoothie is the best post workout smoothie recipe. Made with mango, beets and sweet potatoes, it's antioxidant rich, and helps replenish and restore your muscles to expedite recovery.
These pb2 cookies are so easy to make, and delicious to enjoy. Made with peanut flour, oat flour, eggs, maple syrup and some spices, you can't beat the soft, and delicate finish of these powdered peanut butter cookies.
These creamy coconut popsicles are the perfect combination of summer, boasting tropical flavors of coconut and pina colada. Pineapple coconut popsicles are naturally sweetened with pineapples, coconut cream and sweet potato.
These sweet potato and zucchini frittersare atasty, vegetarian meal that adults and kids will love! Made with shreddedzucchini, sweet potato, chickpea flour, eggs and cheese, this easy zucchinisweet potato recipe will become a family favorite.
These homemade nut free protein bars are a wholesome, on-the-go option that provide a filling combination of protein and fiber and are great allergy free protein bars for those allergic to nuts, gluten or dairy. Homemade vegan protein bars have never been easier!
Sweet Potato Oatmeal Cookies are an easy snack that also work great as healthy breakfast cookies. These vegan breakfast cookies are made with whole grain oats, flour, sweet potatoes, spices and maple syrup.
These Vegan Pumpkin Blondies are the perfect fall snack that appeal to kids and adults alike. Full of satiating fiber and protein, these healthy pumpkin bars are so easy they can be mixed in a blender.
This Healthy Sweet Potato Bread with Blueberries will quickly become your favorite holiday staple and will impress your guests. This sweet potato quick bread combines the flavors of fresh, fall sweet potatoes with wild blueberries to create a slightly tart yet sweet, moist, fluffy bread.
These Spinach Sweet Potato Tots are a fun way to offer nutrient dense toddler vegetable recipes to your little ones. Packed with iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and carbohydrates, this veggie tots recipe is great for meal prep and the side to any meal.
Chocolate Chip Sweet Potato Bread is a healthy option for your sweet tooth! Made with sweet potatoes, whole wheat flour and oat flour, this bread is soft and fluffy and provides a healthy pre or post workout option.
These homemade pumpkin hemp bars are the perfect flavorful, on-the-go vegan and gluten-free snack. With no refined sugars, these hemp bars are perfect for before or after a workout and a great family-friendly, kid-friendly snack!
These vegan trail mix bars are great for athletes on the go, as a pre or post workout snack. Made with oats, maple syrup, peanut butter and nuts, raisins, and hemp seeds, these wholesome vegan trail mix bars are easy make ahead snacks!
These no bake 5 ingredient peanut butter energy bites are a great on-the-go snack. Made with oats, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, coconut and some spices, these sweet potato bites are everything you'd want in a healthy portable snack.
Cherry Chocolate Coconut Milk Chia Pudding is a great way to use those summer cherries. Great as a breakfast, snack or dessert, this coconut chia seed pudding recipe with cherries and chocolate is an easy vegan dessert. Add whipped cream if you'd like!
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Balls are a healthy snack or dessert option. Made with coconut flour, oats, chocolate and peanut butter, these chocolate coconut balls are gluten-free, full of fiber, protein and flavor.
Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Zucchini Muffins are a tasty, portable snack option for your little ones. These zucchini and sweet potato muffins are full of veggies and provide a dairy-free option for those who need it
These Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are made with chickpea flour and naturally sweetened with bananas. Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip muffins are great as baby muffins, toddler muffins, or a high protein muffin snack!
Sarah Schlichter is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s in Public Health Nutrition. She specializes in family nutrition, sports nutrition and intuitive eating. She also co-hosts the podcast, Nail Your Nutrition.