In my experience, it's a tricky balance. I need to eat enough to have enough energy to get through my workouts. However, I can't overeat because I don't want to put on extra pounds that will weigh me down on race day. This means every calorie needs to count and provide the best nutrition possible.
But for a girl who loves calorie-dense-but-low-on-nutrition desserts, this is easier said than done. Fortunately, there are ways to satisfy a sweet tooth while sticking within a proper training diet.
Better than a candy bar, no joke!
I've regularly incorporated LÄRABARs into my diet for quite some time now and they are perfect for a small meal, pre- or post-workout snack or for dessert! My all-time favorite flavors are Peanut Butter Cookie and Coconut Cream Pie - these bars taste as good, if not better, than the actual desserts. Best of all, they are made with ingredients you can feel good about. For example, Peanut Butter Cookie has just three ingredients - peanuts, dates and salt!
LÄRABAR recently sent me some additional flavors to try. Whatever your sweet tooth craves, these bars will satisfy. Every flavor I tried was delicious and, like Peanut Butter Cookie, each contains only a short list of ingredients you can actually pronounce :)
Try serving these for dessert at your next get together :)
So now to make this post even sweeter - in addition to sending me a box of bars, LÄRABAR would like to gift one of you with a caddy of 16 mixed LÄRABAR flavors!
This prize could be yours!
To enter to win this awesome prize, you only have to visit the LÄRABAR website and then leave a comment on this post telling me which flavor you'd most like to try. It's that simple! I'll pick a winner at random on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Be sure to check back to see if you've won - I'll need the winner's contact info to pass along to LÄRABAR.
I hope you all have a very sweet rest of the week :)