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The team at What's Good at Trader Joe's? reviews Trader Joe's Organic Mango Nectar

What's Good at Trader Joe's?

The team at What's Good at Trader Joe's? reviews Trader Joe's Organic Mango Nectar

Nathan Rodgers, his wife Sonia, and their friend Russ Shelly and his wife Sandy set out almost two years ago to review the cult grocer's some 4,500 products for their site What's Good at Trader Joe's?, and so far they've covered more than 300 products. While the reviewers are fans of Trader Joe's, they take reviewing seriously — their first review was even negative. Here's their process:

• They rate products on a scale of one to 10, 10 being the best.

• For any post, two people rate the product.

• Reviewers give their overall impression and up to five points each.

For Russ, Sonia, Shelly, and Sandy, Trader Joe's Organic Mango Nectar fell into the category of Top 4 Beverages to Avoid. Noted Russ, "Not everything at TJ's impresses us. These four beverages elicited responses ranging from 'Nice try to 'What were they thinking?'" Their review follows:

Organic Mango Nectar (4/10 points)
Great texture, but the flavor leaves a little to be desired — and I really like mangos. If you're looking for a drink with some mango flavor, the Heart of Darkness Mango Passion Fruit Blend is a little more palatable." Read more about this product on What's Good At Trader Joe's?

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Arthur Bovino is The Daily Meal's executive editor. Follow Arthur on Twitter.


10 Best Foods From Trader Joe&rsquos to Support Your Training, According to Experts

These picks from two registered dietitians contain the nutrients you need to run strong and recover effectively.

Trader Joe&rsquos is a favorite supermarket among many of us due to its fair prices and unique food choices. You can spend hours walking through the aisles, and you&rsquoll find a ton of options that fit perfectly into your diet that contain all the nutrients you need to support your training.

But at times, those options can feel overwhelming so we spoke with two registered dietitians about the items they consider to b the best foods for runners: Angie Asche M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., owner of Eleat Sports Nutrition and author of Fuel Your Body, and Sarah Schlichter, M.P.H., R.D.N., founder of Nutrition for Running and host of the Nail Your Nutrition podcast. They broke down their picks for pre-, mid- and post-run fueling. As a quick refresher:

  • A pre-run snack should ideally be rich in simple, fast-acting carbs to supply energy, but it shouldn&rsquot have too much fiber to cause GI issues. These carbs digest fairly quickly and can be eaten 30 to 60 minutes before a run.
  • Mid-run snacks are best for easy to moderate efforts that are 90 minutes or longer (or high-intensity efforts over 60 minutes), and they should contain simple carbs and sugars to give you energy fast. Depending on your workout and individual needs, it&rsquos recommended to refuel every 30 to 45 minutes.
  • A post-run snack or meal should have a 3:1 ratio of carbs to protein to replace glycogen stores and promote muscle recovery. (In other words, a food should have 1 gram of protein for every 3 grams of carbs.)

If you&rsquore carb-loading for a big race, you&rsquoll want to keep this spaghetti in your cupboard. Made with yellow lentils and brown rice, it&rsquos high in carbs, protein, and fiber to provide energy and keep you full throughout the day or night. Not to mention, it&rsquos gluten free and vegan, making it a win-win for runners with dietary restrictions.

Schlichter says dried fruit like mango makes an excellent pre-run snack because not only does it offer carbohydrates, but it also has small amounts of iron and antioxidants, she says. Schlichter likes the Chili Spiced Mango for a kick of flavor, but she also recommends the Freeze Dried Mango or Just Mango slices for runners who only want the tropical fruit taste.

When you&rsquore tired of the same old granolas, this ginger turmeric variety is sure to wow your tastebuds. It&rsquos made with oats, crispy brown rice, coconut, and warm spices, such as turmeric, ginger powder, and cinnamon. &ldquoIt&rsquos a great pre-run, high-carbohydrate option to top off glycogen stores before a run,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoAnd, the turmeric and ginger help reduce inflammation.&rdquo She also recommends carrying this granola along for ultra distances to switch things up and mitigate taste and texture fatigue.

Savory, sweet and crunchy, these crackers deliver in the taste and texture department. &ldquoA mixture of mung beans, sesame seeds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, and cashews creates flavor in each bite,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoThese crackers provide sodium, carbs, fat, and protein, so they could work as a quick snack before a run,&rdquo she adds.

With almost 30 grams of carbs in just three dates, these juicy and sweet dried fruits are perfect to put in your pack during a long run. Not only are they portable and easy to eat, but they also provide potassium, an electrolyte lost in sweat. Sprinkle a dash of salt on top to replace sodium losses and temper the sweet taste. &ldquoI've worked with ultra runners who snack on these during their run, but most runners enjoy them as an early pre-run snack,&rdquo says Asche.

If you&rsquore tired of sports gels during a run, opt for something more natural, like squeezable applesauce. Made with just organic fruit, these suckable pouches come in a variety of flavors, such as apple mango, apple banana, apple strawberry, and more. Not to mention, each pack is small, with just 15 grams of carbs, so you can slurp down one during a shorter, more intense run or bring a few with you for a longer run.

Watermelon makes a refreshing and hydrating juice that offers plenty of potassium. Plus, it has an amino acid called L-citrulline, which may diminish muscle soreness after running. If drinking something on the run is more your style, try adding a dash of salt to the watermelon juice for a dose of carbs and electrolytes.

&ldquoThere are so many trail mixes to choose from at Trader Joe&rsquos, but the omega-3 mix is my favorite,&rdquo says Asche. &ldquoIt contains seeds and walnuts, which are a great source of healthy fats for runners,&rdquo she adds. Plus, omega-3 fatty acids alleviate some post-run inflammation and improve heart health.

&ldquoMorning runners who either skip breakfast or don&rsquot know what to eat can rely on [Trader Joe&rsquos] dark chocolate protein muffin for an easy meal that works great at home or on the go,&rdquo says Schlichter. One container has 12 grams of protein and 31 grams of carbs to aid in muscle recovery and replace glycogen stores. &ldquoJust remove the lid, add liquid, and microwave for 60 seconds, and you have a gooey muffin with protein,&rdquo she says.

Made with avocados, green onion, lemon, chives, basil, and garlic, this dressing is full of flavor and goes well on top of salads, grain bowls or roasted veggies. &ldquoAvocados are a great source of healthy fat for runners, and this dressing is ideal as part of your post-run meal,&rdquo says Asche.


10 Best Foods From Trader Joe&rsquos to Support Your Training, According to Experts

These picks from two registered dietitians contain the nutrients you need to run strong and recover effectively.

Trader Joe&rsquos is a favorite supermarket among many of us due to its fair prices and unique food choices. You can spend hours walking through the aisles, and you&rsquoll find a ton of options that fit perfectly into your diet that contain all the nutrients you need to support your training.

But at times, those options can feel overwhelming so we spoke with two registered dietitians about the items they consider to b the best foods for runners: Angie Asche M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., owner of Eleat Sports Nutrition and author of Fuel Your Body, and Sarah Schlichter, M.P.H., R.D.N., founder of Nutrition for Running and host of the Nail Your Nutrition podcast. They broke down their picks for pre-, mid- and post-run fueling. As a quick refresher:

  • A pre-run snack should ideally be rich in simple, fast-acting carbs to supply energy, but it shouldn&rsquot have too much fiber to cause GI issues. These carbs digest fairly quickly and can be eaten 30 to 60 minutes before a run.
  • Mid-run snacks are best for easy to moderate efforts that are 90 minutes or longer (or high-intensity efforts over 60 minutes), and they should contain simple carbs and sugars to give you energy fast. Depending on your workout and individual needs, it&rsquos recommended to refuel every 30 to 45 minutes.
  • A post-run snack or meal should have a 3:1 ratio of carbs to protein to replace glycogen stores and promote muscle recovery. (In other words, a food should have 1 gram of protein for every 3 grams of carbs.)

If you&rsquore carb-loading for a big race, you&rsquoll want to keep this spaghetti in your cupboard. Made with yellow lentils and brown rice, it&rsquos high in carbs, protein, and fiber to provide energy and keep you full throughout the day or night. Not to mention, it&rsquos gluten free and vegan, making it a win-win for runners with dietary restrictions.

Schlichter says dried fruit like mango makes an excellent pre-run snack because not only does it offer carbohydrates, but it also has small amounts of iron and antioxidants, she says. Schlichter likes the Chili Spiced Mango for a kick of flavor, but she also recommends the Freeze Dried Mango or Just Mango slices for runners who only want the tropical fruit taste.

When you&rsquore tired of the same old granolas, this ginger turmeric variety is sure to wow your tastebuds. It&rsquos made with oats, crispy brown rice, coconut, and warm spices, such as turmeric, ginger powder, and cinnamon. &ldquoIt&rsquos a great pre-run, high-carbohydrate option to top off glycogen stores before a run,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoAnd, the turmeric and ginger help reduce inflammation.&rdquo She also recommends carrying this granola along for ultra distances to switch things up and mitigate taste and texture fatigue.

Savory, sweet and crunchy, these crackers deliver in the taste and texture department. &ldquoA mixture of mung beans, sesame seeds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, and cashews creates flavor in each bite,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoThese crackers provide sodium, carbs, fat, and protein, so they could work as a quick snack before a run,&rdquo she adds.

With almost 30 grams of carbs in just three dates, these juicy and sweet dried fruits are perfect to put in your pack during a long run. Not only are they portable and easy to eat, but they also provide potassium, an electrolyte lost in sweat. Sprinkle a dash of salt on top to replace sodium losses and temper the sweet taste. &ldquoI've worked with ultra runners who snack on these during their run, but most runners enjoy them as an early pre-run snack,&rdquo says Asche.

If you&rsquore tired of sports gels during a run, opt for something more natural, like squeezable applesauce. Made with just organic fruit, these suckable pouches come in a variety of flavors, such as apple mango, apple banana, apple strawberry, and more. Not to mention, each pack is small, with just 15 grams of carbs, so you can slurp down one during a shorter, more intense run or bring a few with you for a longer run.

Watermelon makes a refreshing and hydrating juice that offers plenty of potassium. Plus, it has an amino acid called L-citrulline, which may diminish muscle soreness after running. If drinking something on the run is more your style, try adding a dash of salt to the watermelon juice for a dose of carbs and electrolytes.

&ldquoThere are so many trail mixes to choose from at Trader Joe&rsquos, but the omega-3 mix is my favorite,&rdquo says Asche. &ldquoIt contains seeds and walnuts, which are a great source of healthy fats for runners,&rdquo she adds. Plus, omega-3 fatty acids alleviate some post-run inflammation and improve heart health.

&ldquoMorning runners who either skip breakfast or don&rsquot know what to eat can rely on [Trader Joe&rsquos] dark chocolate protein muffin for an easy meal that works great at home or on the go,&rdquo says Schlichter. One container has 12 grams of protein and 31 grams of carbs to aid in muscle recovery and replace glycogen stores. &ldquoJust remove the lid, add liquid, and microwave for 60 seconds, and you have a gooey muffin with protein,&rdquo she says.

Made with avocados, green onion, lemon, chives, basil, and garlic, this dressing is full of flavor and goes well on top of salads, grain bowls or roasted veggies. &ldquoAvocados are a great source of healthy fat for runners, and this dressing is ideal as part of your post-run meal,&rdquo says Asche.


10 Best Foods From Trader Joe&rsquos to Support Your Training, According to Experts

These picks from two registered dietitians contain the nutrients you need to run strong and recover effectively.

Trader Joe&rsquos is a favorite supermarket among many of us due to its fair prices and unique food choices. You can spend hours walking through the aisles, and you&rsquoll find a ton of options that fit perfectly into your diet that contain all the nutrients you need to support your training.

But at times, those options can feel overwhelming so we spoke with two registered dietitians about the items they consider to b the best foods for runners: Angie Asche M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., owner of Eleat Sports Nutrition and author of Fuel Your Body, and Sarah Schlichter, M.P.H., R.D.N., founder of Nutrition for Running and host of the Nail Your Nutrition podcast. They broke down their picks for pre-, mid- and post-run fueling. As a quick refresher:

  • A pre-run snack should ideally be rich in simple, fast-acting carbs to supply energy, but it shouldn&rsquot have too much fiber to cause GI issues. These carbs digest fairly quickly and can be eaten 30 to 60 minutes before a run.
  • Mid-run snacks are best for easy to moderate efforts that are 90 minutes or longer (or high-intensity efforts over 60 minutes), and they should contain simple carbs and sugars to give you energy fast. Depending on your workout and individual needs, it&rsquos recommended to refuel every 30 to 45 minutes.
  • A post-run snack or meal should have a 3:1 ratio of carbs to protein to replace glycogen stores and promote muscle recovery. (In other words, a food should have 1 gram of protein for every 3 grams of carbs.)

If you&rsquore carb-loading for a big race, you&rsquoll want to keep this spaghetti in your cupboard. Made with yellow lentils and brown rice, it&rsquos high in carbs, protein, and fiber to provide energy and keep you full throughout the day or night. Not to mention, it&rsquos gluten free and vegan, making it a win-win for runners with dietary restrictions.

Schlichter says dried fruit like mango makes an excellent pre-run snack because not only does it offer carbohydrates, but it also has small amounts of iron and antioxidants, she says. Schlichter likes the Chili Spiced Mango for a kick of flavor, but she also recommends the Freeze Dried Mango or Just Mango slices for runners who only want the tropical fruit taste.

When you&rsquore tired of the same old granolas, this ginger turmeric variety is sure to wow your tastebuds. It&rsquos made with oats, crispy brown rice, coconut, and warm spices, such as turmeric, ginger powder, and cinnamon. &ldquoIt&rsquos a great pre-run, high-carbohydrate option to top off glycogen stores before a run,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoAnd, the turmeric and ginger help reduce inflammation.&rdquo She also recommends carrying this granola along for ultra distances to switch things up and mitigate taste and texture fatigue.

Savory, sweet and crunchy, these crackers deliver in the taste and texture department. &ldquoA mixture of mung beans, sesame seeds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, and cashews creates flavor in each bite,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoThese crackers provide sodium, carbs, fat, and protein, so they could work as a quick snack before a run,&rdquo she adds.

With almost 30 grams of carbs in just three dates, these juicy and sweet dried fruits are perfect to put in your pack during a long run. Not only are they portable and easy to eat, but they also provide potassium, an electrolyte lost in sweat. Sprinkle a dash of salt on top to replace sodium losses and temper the sweet taste. &ldquoI've worked with ultra runners who snack on these during their run, but most runners enjoy them as an early pre-run snack,&rdquo says Asche.

If you&rsquore tired of sports gels during a run, opt for something more natural, like squeezable applesauce. Made with just organic fruit, these suckable pouches come in a variety of flavors, such as apple mango, apple banana, apple strawberry, and more. Not to mention, each pack is small, with just 15 grams of carbs, so you can slurp down one during a shorter, more intense run or bring a few with you for a longer run.

Watermelon makes a refreshing and hydrating juice that offers plenty of potassium. Plus, it has an amino acid called L-citrulline, which may diminish muscle soreness after running. If drinking something on the run is more your style, try adding a dash of salt to the watermelon juice for a dose of carbs and electrolytes.

&ldquoThere are so many trail mixes to choose from at Trader Joe&rsquos, but the omega-3 mix is my favorite,&rdquo says Asche. &ldquoIt contains seeds and walnuts, which are a great source of healthy fats for runners,&rdquo she adds. Plus, omega-3 fatty acids alleviate some post-run inflammation and improve heart health.

&ldquoMorning runners who either skip breakfast or don&rsquot know what to eat can rely on [Trader Joe&rsquos] dark chocolate protein muffin for an easy meal that works great at home or on the go,&rdquo says Schlichter. One container has 12 grams of protein and 31 grams of carbs to aid in muscle recovery and replace glycogen stores. &ldquoJust remove the lid, add liquid, and microwave for 60 seconds, and you have a gooey muffin with protein,&rdquo she says.

Made with avocados, green onion, lemon, chives, basil, and garlic, this dressing is full of flavor and goes well on top of salads, grain bowls or roasted veggies. &ldquoAvocados are a great source of healthy fat for runners, and this dressing is ideal as part of your post-run meal,&rdquo says Asche.


10 Best Foods From Trader Joe&rsquos to Support Your Training, According to Experts

These picks from two registered dietitians contain the nutrients you need to run strong and recover effectively.

Trader Joe&rsquos is a favorite supermarket among many of us due to its fair prices and unique food choices. You can spend hours walking through the aisles, and you&rsquoll find a ton of options that fit perfectly into your diet that contain all the nutrients you need to support your training.

But at times, those options can feel overwhelming so we spoke with two registered dietitians about the items they consider to b the best foods for runners: Angie Asche M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., owner of Eleat Sports Nutrition and author of Fuel Your Body, and Sarah Schlichter, M.P.H., R.D.N., founder of Nutrition for Running and host of the Nail Your Nutrition podcast. They broke down their picks for pre-, mid- and post-run fueling. As a quick refresher:

  • A pre-run snack should ideally be rich in simple, fast-acting carbs to supply energy, but it shouldn&rsquot have too much fiber to cause GI issues. These carbs digest fairly quickly and can be eaten 30 to 60 minutes before a run.
  • Mid-run snacks are best for easy to moderate efforts that are 90 minutes or longer (or high-intensity efforts over 60 minutes), and they should contain simple carbs and sugars to give you energy fast. Depending on your workout and individual needs, it&rsquos recommended to refuel every 30 to 45 minutes.
  • A post-run snack or meal should have a 3:1 ratio of carbs to protein to replace glycogen stores and promote muscle recovery. (In other words, a food should have 1 gram of protein for every 3 grams of carbs.)

If you&rsquore carb-loading for a big race, you&rsquoll want to keep this spaghetti in your cupboard. Made with yellow lentils and brown rice, it&rsquos high in carbs, protein, and fiber to provide energy and keep you full throughout the day or night. Not to mention, it&rsquos gluten free and vegan, making it a win-win for runners with dietary restrictions.

Schlichter says dried fruit like mango makes an excellent pre-run snack because not only does it offer carbohydrates, but it also has small amounts of iron and antioxidants, she says. Schlichter likes the Chili Spiced Mango for a kick of flavor, but she also recommends the Freeze Dried Mango or Just Mango slices for runners who only want the tropical fruit taste.

When you&rsquore tired of the same old granolas, this ginger turmeric variety is sure to wow your tastebuds. It&rsquos made with oats, crispy brown rice, coconut, and warm spices, such as turmeric, ginger powder, and cinnamon. &ldquoIt&rsquos a great pre-run, high-carbohydrate option to top off glycogen stores before a run,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoAnd, the turmeric and ginger help reduce inflammation.&rdquo She also recommends carrying this granola along for ultra distances to switch things up and mitigate taste and texture fatigue.

Savory, sweet and crunchy, these crackers deliver in the taste and texture department. &ldquoA mixture of mung beans, sesame seeds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, and cashews creates flavor in each bite,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoThese crackers provide sodium, carbs, fat, and protein, so they could work as a quick snack before a run,&rdquo she adds.

With almost 30 grams of carbs in just three dates, these juicy and sweet dried fruits are perfect to put in your pack during a long run. Not only are they portable and easy to eat, but they also provide potassium, an electrolyte lost in sweat. Sprinkle a dash of salt on top to replace sodium losses and temper the sweet taste. &ldquoI've worked with ultra runners who snack on these during their run, but most runners enjoy them as an early pre-run snack,&rdquo says Asche.

If you&rsquore tired of sports gels during a run, opt for something more natural, like squeezable applesauce. Made with just organic fruit, these suckable pouches come in a variety of flavors, such as apple mango, apple banana, apple strawberry, and more. Not to mention, each pack is small, with just 15 grams of carbs, so you can slurp down one during a shorter, more intense run or bring a few with you for a longer run.

Watermelon makes a refreshing and hydrating juice that offers plenty of potassium. Plus, it has an amino acid called L-citrulline, which may diminish muscle soreness after running. If drinking something on the run is more your style, try adding a dash of salt to the watermelon juice for a dose of carbs and electrolytes.

&ldquoThere are so many trail mixes to choose from at Trader Joe&rsquos, but the omega-3 mix is my favorite,&rdquo says Asche. &ldquoIt contains seeds and walnuts, which are a great source of healthy fats for runners,&rdquo she adds. Plus, omega-3 fatty acids alleviate some post-run inflammation and improve heart health.

&ldquoMorning runners who either skip breakfast or don&rsquot know what to eat can rely on [Trader Joe&rsquos] dark chocolate protein muffin for an easy meal that works great at home or on the go,&rdquo says Schlichter. One container has 12 grams of protein and 31 grams of carbs to aid in muscle recovery and replace glycogen stores. &ldquoJust remove the lid, add liquid, and microwave for 60 seconds, and you have a gooey muffin with protein,&rdquo she says.

Made with avocados, green onion, lemon, chives, basil, and garlic, this dressing is full of flavor and goes well on top of salads, grain bowls or roasted veggies. &ldquoAvocados are a great source of healthy fat for runners, and this dressing is ideal as part of your post-run meal,&rdquo says Asche.


10 Best Foods From Trader Joe&rsquos to Support Your Training, According to Experts

These picks from two registered dietitians contain the nutrients you need to run strong and recover effectively.

Trader Joe&rsquos is a favorite supermarket among many of us due to its fair prices and unique food choices. You can spend hours walking through the aisles, and you&rsquoll find a ton of options that fit perfectly into your diet that contain all the nutrients you need to support your training.

But at times, those options can feel overwhelming so we spoke with two registered dietitians about the items they consider to b the best foods for runners: Angie Asche M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., owner of Eleat Sports Nutrition and author of Fuel Your Body, and Sarah Schlichter, M.P.H., R.D.N., founder of Nutrition for Running and host of the Nail Your Nutrition podcast. They broke down their picks for pre-, mid- and post-run fueling. As a quick refresher:

  • A pre-run snack should ideally be rich in simple, fast-acting carbs to supply energy, but it shouldn&rsquot have too much fiber to cause GI issues. These carbs digest fairly quickly and can be eaten 30 to 60 minutes before a run.
  • Mid-run snacks are best for easy to moderate efforts that are 90 minutes or longer (or high-intensity efforts over 60 minutes), and they should contain simple carbs and sugars to give you energy fast. Depending on your workout and individual needs, it&rsquos recommended to refuel every 30 to 45 minutes.
  • A post-run snack or meal should have a 3:1 ratio of carbs to protein to replace glycogen stores and promote muscle recovery. (In other words, a food should have 1 gram of protein for every 3 grams of carbs.)

If you&rsquore carb-loading for a big race, you&rsquoll want to keep this spaghetti in your cupboard. Made with yellow lentils and brown rice, it&rsquos high in carbs, protein, and fiber to provide energy and keep you full throughout the day or night. Not to mention, it&rsquos gluten free and vegan, making it a win-win for runners with dietary restrictions.

Schlichter says dried fruit like mango makes an excellent pre-run snack because not only does it offer carbohydrates, but it also has small amounts of iron and antioxidants, she says. Schlichter likes the Chili Spiced Mango for a kick of flavor, but she also recommends the Freeze Dried Mango or Just Mango slices for runners who only want the tropical fruit taste.

When you&rsquore tired of the same old granolas, this ginger turmeric variety is sure to wow your tastebuds. It&rsquos made with oats, crispy brown rice, coconut, and warm spices, such as turmeric, ginger powder, and cinnamon. &ldquoIt&rsquos a great pre-run, high-carbohydrate option to top off glycogen stores before a run,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoAnd, the turmeric and ginger help reduce inflammation.&rdquo She also recommends carrying this granola along for ultra distances to switch things up and mitigate taste and texture fatigue.

Savory, sweet and crunchy, these crackers deliver in the taste and texture department. &ldquoA mixture of mung beans, sesame seeds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, and cashews creates flavor in each bite,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoThese crackers provide sodium, carbs, fat, and protein, so they could work as a quick snack before a run,&rdquo she adds.

With almost 30 grams of carbs in just three dates, these juicy and sweet dried fruits are perfect to put in your pack during a long run. Not only are they portable and easy to eat, but they also provide potassium, an electrolyte lost in sweat. Sprinkle a dash of salt on top to replace sodium losses and temper the sweet taste. &ldquoI've worked with ultra runners who snack on these during their run, but most runners enjoy them as an early pre-run snack,&rdquo says Asche.

If you&rsquore tired of sports gels during a run, opt for something more natural, like squeezable applesauce. Made with just organic fruit, these suckable pouches come in a variety of flavors, such as apple mango, apple banana, apple strawberry, and more. Not to mention, each pack is small, with just 15 grams of carbs, so you can slurp down one during a shorter, more intense run or bring a few with you for a longer run.

Watermelon makes a refreshing and hydrating juice that offers plenty of potassium. Plus, it has an amino acid called L-citrulline, which may diminish muscle soreness after running. If drinking something on the run is more your style, try adding a dash of salt to the watermelon juice for a dose of carbs and electrolytes.

&ldquoThere are so many trail mixes to choose from at Trader Joe&rsquos, but the omega-3 mix is my favorite,&rdquo says Asche. &ldquoIt contains seeds and walnuts, which are a great source of healthy fats for runners,&rdquo she adds. Plus, omega-3 fatty acids alleviate some post-run inflammation and improve heart health.

&ldquoMorning runners who either skip breakfast or don&rsquot know what to eat can rely on [Trader Joe&rsquos] dark chocolate protein muffin for an easy meal that works great at home or on the go,&rdquo says Schlichter. One container has 12 grams of protein and 31 grams of carbs to aid in muscle recovery and replace glycogen stores. &ldquoJust remove the lid, add liquid, and microwave for 60 seconds, and you have a gooey muffin with protein,&rdquo she says.

Made with avocados, green onion, lemon, chives, basil, and garlic, this dressing is full of flavor and goes well on top of salads, grain bowls or roasted veggies. &ldquoAvocados are a great source of healthy fat for runners, and this dressing is ideal as part of your post-run meal,&rdquo says Asche.


10 Best Foods From Trader Joe&rsquos to Support Your Training, According to Experts

These picks from two registered dietitians contain the nutrients you need to run strong and recover effectively.

Trader Joe&rsquos is a favorite supermarket among many of us due to its fair prices and unique food choices. You can spend hours walking through the aisles, and you&rsquoll find a ton of options that fit perfectly into your diet that contain all the nutrients you need to support your training.

But at times, those options can feel overwhelming so we spoke with two registered dietitians about the items they consider to b the best foods for runners: Angie Asche M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., owner of Eleat Sports Nutrition and author of Fuel Your Body, and Sarah Schlichter, M.P.H., R.D.N., founder of Nutrition for Running and host of the Nail Your Nutrition podcast. They broke down their picks for pre-, mid- and post-run fueling. As a quick refresher:

  • A pre-run snack should ideally be rich in simple, fast-acting carbs to supply energy, but it shouldn&rsquot have too much fiber to cause GI issues. These carbs digest fairly quickly and can be eaten 30 to 60 minutes before a run.
  • Mid-run snacks are best for easy to moderate efforts that are 90 minutes or longer (or high-intensity efforts over 60 minutes), and they should contain simple carbs and sugars to give you energy fast. Depending on your workout and individual needs, it&rsquos recommended to refuel every 30 to 45 minutes.
  • A post-run snack or meal should have a 3:1 ratio of carbs to protein to replace glycogen stores and promote muscle recovery. (In other words, a food should have 1 gram of protein for every 3 grams of carbs.)

If you&rsquore carb-loading for a big race, you&rsquoll want to keep this spaghetti in your cupboard. Made with yellow lentils and brown rice, it&rsquos high in carbs, protein, and fiber to provide energy and keep you full throughout the day or night. Not to mention, it&rsquos gluten free and vegan, making it a win-win for runners with dietary restrictions.

Schlichter says dried fruit like mango makes an excellent pre-run snack because not only does it offer carbohydrates, but it also has small amounts of iron and antioxidants, she says. Schlichter likes the Chili Spiced Mango for a kick of flavor, but she also recommends the Freeze Dried Mango or Just Mango slices for runners who only want the tropical fruit taste.

When you&rsquore tired of the same old granolas, this ginger turmeric variety is sure to wow your tastebuds. It&rsquos made with oats, crispy brown rice, coconut, and warm spices, such as turmeric, ginger powder, and cinnamon. &ldquoIt&rsquos a great pre-run, high-carbohydrate option to top off glycogen stores before a run,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoAnd, the turmeric and ginger help reduce inflammation.&rdquo She also recommends carrying this granola along for ultra distances to switch things up and mitigate taste and texture fatigue.

Savory, sweet and crunchy, these crackers deliver in the taste and texture department. &ldquoA mixture of mung beans, sesame seeds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, and cashews creates flavor in each bite,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoThese crackers provide sodium, carbs, fat, and protein, so they could work as a quick snack before a run,&rdquo she adds.

With almost 30 grams of carbs in just three dates, these juicy and sweet dried fruits are perfect to put in your pack during a long run. Not only are they portable and easy to eat, but they also provide potassium, an electrolyte lost in sweat. Sprinkle a dash of salt on top to replace sodium losses and temper the sweet taste. &ldquoI've worked with ultra runners who snack on these during their run, but most runners enjoy them as an early pre-run snack,&rdquo says Asche.

If you&rsquore tired of sports gels during a run, opt for something more natural, like squeezable applesauce. Made with just organic fruit, these suckable pouches come in a variety of flavors, such as apple mango, apple banana, apple strawberry, and more. Not to mention, each pack is small, with just 15 grams of carbs, so you can slurp down one during a shorter, more intense run or bring a few with you for a longer run.

Watermelon makes a refreshing and hydrating juice that offers plenty of potassium. Plus, it has an amino acid called L-citrulline, which may diminish muscle soreness after running. If drinking something on the run is more your style, try adding a dash of salt to the watermelon juice for a dose of carbs and electrolytes.

&ldquoThere are so many trail mixes to choose from at Trader Joe&rsquos, but the omega-3 mix is my favorite,&rdquo says Asche. &ldquoIt contains seeds and walnuts, which are a great source of healthy fats for runners,&rdquo she adds. Plus, omega-3 fatty acids alleviate some post-run inflammation and improve heart health.

&ldquoMorning runners who either skip breakfast or don&rsquot know what to eat can rely on [Trader Joe&rsquos] dark chocolate protein muffin for an easy meal that works great at home or on the go,&rdquo says Schlichter. One container has 12 grams of protein and 31 grams of carbs to aid in muscle recovery and replace glycogen stores. &ldquoJust remove the lid, add liquid, and microwave for 60 seconds, and you have a gooey muffin with protein,&rdquo she says.

Made with avocados, green onion, lemon, chives, basil, and garlic, this dressing is full of flavor and goes well on top of salads, grain bowls or roasted veggies. &ldquoAvocados are a great source of healthy fat for runners, and this dressing is ideal as part of your post-run meal,&rdquo says Asche.


10 Best Foods From Trader Joe&rsquos to Support Your Training, According to Experts

These picks from two registered dietitians contain the nutrients you need to run strong and recover effectively.

Trader Joe&rsquos is a favorite supermarket among many of us due to its fair prices and unique food choices. You can spend hours walking through the aisles, and you&rsquoll find a ton of options that fit perfectly into your diet that contain all the nutrients you need to support your training.

But at times, those options can feel overwhelming so we spoke with two registered dietitians about the items they consider to b the best foods for runners: Angie Asche M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., owner of Eleat Sports Nutrition and author of Fuel Your Body, and Sarah Schlichter, M.P.H., R.D.N., founder of Nutrition for Running and host of the Nail Your Nutrition podcast. They broke down their picks for pre-, mid- and post-run fueling. As a quick refresher:

  • A pre-run snack should ideally be rich in simple, fast-acting carbs to supply energy, but it shouldn&rsquot have too much fiber to cause GI issues. These carbs digest fairly quickly and can be eaten 30 to 60 minutes before a run.
  • Mid-run snacks are best for easy to moderate efforts that are 90 minutes or longer (or high-intensity efforts over 60 minutes), and they should contain simple carbs and sugars to give you energy fast. Depending on your workout and individual needs, it&rsquos recommended to refuel every 30 to 45 minutes.
  • A post-run snack or meal should have a 3:1 ratio of carbs to protein to replace glycogen stores and promote muscle recovery. (In other words, a food should have 1 gram of protein for every 3 grams of carbs.)

If you&rsquore carb-loading for a big race, you&rsquoll want to keep this spaghetti in your cupboard. Made with yellow lentils and brown rice, it&rsquos high in carbs, protein, and fiber to provide energy and keep you full throughout the day or night. Not to mention, it&rsquos gluten free and vegan, making it a win-win for runners with dietary restrictions.

Schlichter says dried fruit like mango makes an excellent pre-run snack because not only does it offer carbohydrates, but it also has small amounts of iron and antioxidants, she says. Schlichter likes the Chili Spiced Mango for a kick of flavor, but she also recommends the Freeze Dried Mango or Just Mango slices for runners who only want the tropical fruit taste.

When you&rsquore tired of the same old granolas, this ginger turmeric variety is sure to wow your tastebuds. It&rsquos made with oats, crispy brown rice, coconut, and warm spices, such as turmeric, ginger powder, and cinnamon. &ldquoIt&rsquos a great pre-run, high-carbohydrate option to top off glycogen stores before a run,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoAnd, the turmeric and ginger help reduce inflammation.&rdquo She also recommends carrying this granola along for ultra distances to switch things up and mitigate taste and texture fatigue.

Savory, sweet and crunchy, these crackers deliver in the taste and texture department. &ldquoA mixture of mung beans, sesame seeds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, and cashews creates flavor in each bite,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoThese crackers provide sodium, carbs, fat, and protein, so they could work as a quick snack before a run,&rdquo she adds.

With almost 30 grams of carbs in just three dates, these juicy and sweet dried fruits are perfect to put in your pack during a long run. Not only are they portable and easy to eat, but they also provide potassium, an electrolyte lost in sweat. Sprinkle a dash of salt on top to replace sodium losses and temper the sweet taste. &ldquoI've worked with ultra runners who snack on these during their run, but most runners enjoy them as an early pre-run snack,&rdquo says Asche.

If you&rsquore tired of sports gels during a run, opt for something more natural, like squeezable applesauce. Made with just organic fruit, these suckable pouches come in a variety of flavors, such as apple mango, apple banana, apple strawberry, and more. Not to mention, each pack is small, with just 15 grams of carbs, so you can slurp down one during a shorter, more intense run or bring a few with you for a longer run.

Watermelon makes a refreshing and hydrating juice that offers plenty of potassium. Plus, it has an amino acid called L-citrulline, which may diminish muscle soreness after running. If drinking something on the run is more your style, try adding a dash of salt to the watermelon juice for a dose of carbs and electrolytes.

&ldquoThere are so many trail mixes to choose from at Trader Joe&rsquos, but the omega-3 mix is my favorite,&rdquo says Asche. &ldquoIt contains seeds and walnuts, which are a great source of healthy fats for runners,&rdquo she adds. Plus, omega-3 fatty acids alleviate some post-run inflammation and improve heart health.

&ldquoMorning runners who either skip breakfast or don&rsquot know what to eat can rely on [Trader Joe&rsquos] dark chocolate protein muffin for an easy meal that works great at home or on the go,&rdquo says Schlichter. One container has 12 grams of protein and 31 grams of carbs to aid in muscle recovery and replace glycogen stores. &ldquoJust remove the lid, add liquid, and microwave for 60 seconds, and you have a gooey muffin with protein,&rdquo she says.

Made with avocados, green onion, lemon, chives, basil, and garlic, this dressing is full of flavor and goes well on top of salads, grain bowls or roasted veggies. &ldquoAvocados are a great source of healthy fat for runners, and this dressing is ideal as part of your post-run meal,&rdquo says Asche.


10 Best Foods From Trader Joe&rsquos to Support Your Training, According to Experts

These picks from two registered dietitians contain the nutrients you need to run strong and recover effectively.

Trader Joe&rsquos is a favorite supermarket among many of us due to its fair prices and unique food choices. You can spend hours walking through the aisles, and you&rsquoll find a ton of options that fit perfectly into your diet that contain all the nutrients you need to support your training.

But at times, those options can feel overwhelming so we spoke with two registered dietitians about the items they consider to b the best foods for runners: Angie Asche M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., owner of Eleat Sports Nutrition and author of Fuel Your Body, and Sarah Schlichter, M.P.H., R.D.N., founder of Nutrition for Running and host of the Nail Your Nutrition podcast. They broke down their picks for pre-, mid- and post-run fueling. As a quick refresher:

  • A pre-run snack should ideally be rich in simple, fast-acting carbs to supply energy, but it shouldn&rsquot have too much fiber to cause GI issues. These carbs digest fairly quickly and can be eaten 30 to 60 minutes before a run.
  • Mid-run snacks are best for easy to moderate efforts that are 90 minutes or longer (or high-intensity efforts over 60 minutes), and they should contain simple carbs and sugars to give you energy fast. Depending on your workout and individual needs, it&rsquos recommended to refuel every 30 to 45 minutes.
  • A post-run snack or meal should have a 3:1 ratio of carbs to protein to replace glycogen stores and promote muscle recovery. (In other words, a food should have 1 gram of protein for every 3 grams of carbs.)

If you&rsquore carb-loading for a big race, you&rsquoll want to keep this spaghetti in your cupboard. Made with yellow lentils and brown rice, it&rsquos high in carbs, protein, and fiber to provide energy and keep you full throughout the day or night. Not to mention, it&rsquos gluten free and vegan, making it a win-win for runners with dietary restrictions.

Schlichter says dried fruit like mango makes an excellent pre-run snack because not only does it offer carbohydrates, but it also has small amounts of iron and antioxidants, she says. Schlichter likes the Chili Spiced Mango for a kick of flavor, but she also recommends the Freeze Dried Mango or Just Mango slices for runners who only want the tropical fruit taste.

When you&rsquore tired of the same old granolas, this ginger turmeric variety is sure to wow your tastebuds. It&rsquos made with oats, crispy brown rice, coconut, and warm spices, such as turmeric, ginger powder, and cinnamon. &ldquoIt&rsquos a great pre-run, high-carbohydrate option to top off glycogen stores before a run,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoAnd, the turmeric and ginger help reduce inflammation.&rdquo She also recommends carrying this granola along for ultra distances to switch things up and mitigate taste and texture fatigue.

Savory, sweet and crunchy, these crackers deliver in the taste and texture department. &ldquoA mixture of mung beans, sesame seeds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, and cashews creates flavor in each bite,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoThese crackers provide sodium, carbs, fat, and protein, so they could work as a quick snack before a run,&rdquo she adds.

With almost 30 grams of carbs in just three dates, these juicy and sweet dried fruits are perfect to put in your pack during a long run. Not only are they portable and easy to eat, but they also provide potassium, an electrolyte lost in sweat. Sprinkle a dash of salt on top to replace sodium losses and temper the sweet taste. &ldquoI've worked with ultra runners who snack on these during their run, but most runners enjoy them as an early pre-run snack,&rdquo says Asche.

If you&rsquore tired of sports gels during a run, opt for something more natural, like squeezable applesauce. Made with just organic fruit, these suckable pouches come in a variety of flavors, such as apple mango, apple banana, apple strawberry, and more. Not to mention, each pack is small, with just 15 grams of carbs, so you can slurp down one during a shorter, more intense run or bring a few with you for a longer run.

Watermelon makes a refreshing and hydrating juice that offers plenty of potassium. Plus, it has an amino acid called L-citrulline, which may diminish muscle soreness after running. If drinking something on the run is more your style, try adding a dash of salt to the watermelon juice for a dose of carbs and electrolytes.

&ldquoThere are so many trail mixes to choose from at Trader Joe&rsquos, but the omega-3 mix is my favorite,&rdquo says Asche. &ldquoIt contains seeds and walnuts, which are a great source of healthy fats for runners,&rdquo she adds. Plus, omega-3 fatty acids alleviate some post-run inflammation and improve heart health.

&ldquoMorning runners who either skip breakfast or don&rsquot know what to eat can rely on [Trader Joe&rsquos] dark chocolate protein muffin for an easy meal that works great at home or on the go,&rdquo says Schlichter. One container has 12 grams of protein and 31 grams of carbs to aid in muscle recovery and replace glycogen stores. &ldquoJust remove the lid, add liquid, and microwave for 60 seconds, and you have a gooey muffin with protein,&rdquo she says.

Made with avocados, green onion, lemon, chives, basil, and garlic, this dressing is full of flavor and goes well on top of salads, grain bowls or roasted veggies. &ldquoAvocados are a great source of healthy fat for runners, and this dressing is ideal as part of your post-run meal,&rdquo says Asche.


10 Best Foods From Trader Joe&rsquos to Support Your Training, According to Experts

These picks from two registered dietitians contain the nutrients you need to run strong and recover effectively.

Trader Joe&rsquos is a favorite supermarket among many of us due to its fair prices and unique food choices. You can spend hours walking through the aisles, and you&rsquoll find a ton of options that fit perfectly into your diet that contain all the nutrients you need to support your training.

But at times, those options can feel overwhelming so we spoke with two registered dietitians about the items they consider to b the best foods for runners: Angie Asche M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., owner of Eleat Sports Nutrition and author of Fuel Your Body, and Sarah Schlichter, M.P.H., R.D.N., founder of Nutrition for Running and host of the Nail Your Nutrition podcast. They broke down their picks for pre-, mid- and post-run fueling. As a quick refresher:

  • A pre-run snack should ideally be rich in simple, fast-acting carbs to supply energy, but it shouldn&rsquot have too much fiber to cause GI issues. These carbs digest fairly quickly and can be eaten 30 to 60 minutes before a run.
  • Mid-run snacks are best for easy to moderate efforts that are 90 minutes or longer (or high-intensity efforts over 60 minutes), and they should contain simple carbs and sugars to give you energy fast. Depending on your workout and individual needs, it&rsquos recommended to refuel every 30 to 45 minutes.
  • A post-run snack or meal should have a 3:1 ratio of carbs to protein to replace glycogen stores and promote muscle recovery. (In other words, a food should have 1 gram of protein for every 3 grams of carbs.)

If you&rsquore carb-loading for a big race, you&rsquoll want to keep this spaghetti in your cupboard. Made with yellow lentils and brown rice, it&rsquos high in carbs, protein, and fiber to provide energy and keep you full throughout the day or night. Not to mention, it&rsquos gluten free and vegan, making it a win-win for runners with dietary restrictions.

Schlichter says dried fruit like mango makes an excellent pre-run snack because not only does it offer carbohydrates, but it also has small amounts of iron and antioxidants, she says. Schlichter likes the Chili Spiced Mango for a kick of flavor, but she also recommends the Freeze Dried Mango or Just Mango slices for runners who only want the tropical fruit taste.

When you&rsquore tired of the same old granolas, this ginger turmeric variety is sure to wow your tastebuds. It&rsquos made with oats, crispy brown rice, coconut, and warm spices, such as turmeric, ginger powder, and cinnamon. &ldquoIt&rsquos a great pre-run, high-carbohydrate option to top off glycogen stores before a run,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoAnd, the turmeric and ginger help reduce inflammation.&rdquo She also recommends carrying this granola along for ultra distances to switch things up and mitigate taste and texture fatigue.

Savory, sweet and crunchy, these crackers deliver in the taste and texture department. &ldquoA mixture of mung beans, sesame seeds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, and cashews creates flavor in each bite,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoThese crackers provide sodium, carbs, fat, and protein, so they could work as a quick snack before a run,&rdquo she adds.

With almost 30 grams of carbs in just three dates, these juicy and sweet dried fruits are perfect to put in your pack during a long run. Not only are they portable and easy to eat, but they also provide potassium, an electrolyte lost in sweat. Sprinkle a dash of salt on top to replace sodium losses and temper the sweet taste. &ldquoI've worked with ultra runners who snack on these during their run, but most runners enjoy them as an early pre-run snack,&rdquo says Asche.

If you&rsquore tired of sports gels during a run, opt for something more natural, like squeezable applesauce. Made with just organic fruit, these suckable pouches come in a variety of flavors, such as apple mango, apple banana, apple strawberry, and more. Not to mention, each pack is small, with just 15 grams of carbs, so you can slurp down one during a shorter, more intense run or bring a few with you for a longer run.

Watermelon makes a refreshing and hydrating juice that offers plenty of potassium. Plus, it has an amino acid called L-citrulline, which may diminish muscle soreness after running. If drinking something on the run is more your style, try adding a dash of salt to the watermelon juice for a dose of carbs and electrolytes.

&ldquoThere are so many trail mixes to choose from at Trader Joe&rsquos, but the omega-3 mix is my favorite,&rdquo says Asche. &ldquoIt contains seeds and walnuts, which are a great source of healthy fats for runners,&rdquo she adds. Plus, omega-3 fatty acids alleviate some post-run inflammation and improve heart health.

&ldquoMorning runners who either skip breakfast or don&rsquot know what to eat can rely on [Trader Joe&rsquos] dark chocolate protein muffin for an easy meal that works great at home or on the go,&rdquo says Schlichter. One container has 12 grams of protein and 31 grams of carbs to aid in muscle recovery and replace glycogen stores. &ldquoJust remove the lid, add liquid, and microwave for 60 seconds, and you have a gooey muffin with protein,&rdquo she says.

Made with avocados, green onion, lemon, chives, basil, and garlic, this dressing is full of flavor and goes well on top of salads, grain bowls or roasted veggies. &ldquoAvocados are a great source of healthy fat for runners, and this dressing is ideal as part of your post-run meal,&rdquo says Asche.


10 Best Foods From Trader Joe&rsquos to Support Your Training, According to Experts

These picks from two registered dietitians contain the nutrients you need to run strong and recover effectively.

Trader Joe&rsquos is a favorite supermarket among many of us due to its fair prices and unique food choices. You can spend hours walking through the aisles, and you&rsquoll find a ton of options that fit perfectly into your diet that contain all the nutrients you need to support your training.

But at times, those options can feel overwhelming so we spoke with two registered dietitians about the items they consider to b the best foods for runners: Angie Asche M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D., owner of Eleat Sports Nutrition and author of Fuel Your Body, and Sarah Schlichter, M.P.H., R.D.N., founder of Nutrition for Running and host of the Nail Your Nutrition podcast. They broke down their picks for pre-, mid- and post-run fueling. As a quick refresher:

  • A pre-run snack should ideally be rich in simple, fast-acting carbs to supply energy, but it shouldn&rsquot have too much fiber to cause GI issues. These carbs digest fairly quickly and can be eaten 30 to 60 minutes before a run.
  • Mid-run snacks are best for easy to moderate efforts that are 90 minutes or longer (or high-intensity efforts over 60 minutes), and they should contain simple carbs and sugars to give you energy fast. Depending on your workout and individual needs, it&rsquos recommended to refuel every 30 to 45 minutes.
  • A post-run snack or meal should have a 3:1 ratio of carbs to protein to replace glycogen stores and promote muscle recovery. (In other words, a food should have 1 gram of protein for every 3 grams of carbs.)

If you&rsquore carb-loading for a big race, you&rsquoll want to keep this spaghetti in your cupboard. Made with yellow lentils and brown rice, it&rsquos high in carbs, protein, and fiber to provide energy and keep you full throughout the day or night. Not to mention, it&rsquos gluten free and vegan, making it a win-win for runners with dietary restrictions.

Schlichter says dried fruit like mango makes an excellent pre-run snack because not only does it offer carbohydrates, but it also has small amounts of iron and antioxidants, she says. Schlichter likes the Chili Spiced Mango for a kick of flavor, but she also recommends the Freeze Dried Mango or Just Mango slices for runners who only want the tropical fruit taste.

When you&rsquore tired of the same old granolas, this ginger turmeric variety is sure to wow your tastebuds. It&rsquos made with oats, crispy brown rice, coconut, and warm spices, such as turmeric, ginger powder, and cinnamon. &ldquoIt&rsquos a great pre-run, high-carbohydrate option to top off glycogen stores before a run,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoAnd, the turmeric and ginger help reduce inflammation.&rdquo She also recommends carrying this granola along for ultra distances to switch things up and mitigate taste and texture fatigue.

Savory, sweet and crunchy, these crackers deliver in the taste and texture department. &ldquoA mixture of mung beans, sesame seeds, raisins, pumpkin seeds, and cashews creates flavor in each bite,&rdquo says Schlichter. &ldquoThese crackers provide sodium, carbs, fat, and protein, so they could work as a quick snack before a run,&rdquo she adds.

With almost 30 grams of carbs in just three dates, these juicy and sweet dried fruits are perfect to put in your pack during a long run. Not only are they portable and easy to eat, but they also provide potassium, an electrolyte lost in sweat. Sprinkle a dash of salt on top to replace sodium losses and temper the sweet taste. &ldquoI've worked with ultra runners who snack on these during their run, but most runners enjoy them as an early pre-run snack,&rdquo says Asche.

If you&rsquore tired of sports gels during a run, opt for something more natural, like squeezable applesauce. Made with just organic fruit, these suckable pouches come in a variety of flavors, such as apple mango, apple banana, apple strawberry, and more. Not to mention, each pack is small, with just 15 grams of carbs, so you can slurp down one during a shorter, more intense run or bring a few with you for a longer run.

Watermelon makes a refreshing and hydrating juice that offers plenty of potassium. Plus, it has an amino acid called L-citrulline, which may diminish muscle soreness after running. If drinking something on the run is more your style, try adding a dash of salt to the watermelon juice for a dose of carbs and electrolytes.

&ldquoThere are so many trail mixes to choose from at Trader Joe&rsquos, but the omega-3 mix is my favorite,&rdquo says Asche. &ldquoIt contains seeds and walnuts, which are a great source of healthy fats for runners,&rdquo she adds. Plus, omega-3 fatty acids alleviate some post-run inflammation and improve heart health.

&ldquoMorning runners who either skip breakfast or don&rsquot know what to eat can rely on [Trader Joe&rsquos] dark chocolate protein muffin for an easy meal that works great at home or on the go,&rdquo says Schlichter. One container has 12 grams of protein and 31 grams of carbs to aid in muscle recovery and replace glycogen stores. &ldquoJust remove the lid, add liquid, and microwave for 60 seconds, and you have a gooey muffin with protein,&rdquo she says.

Made with avocados, green onion, lemon, chives, basil, and garlic, this dressing is full of flavor and goes well on top of salads, grain bowls or roasted veggies. &ldquoAvocados are a great source of healthy fat for runners, and this dressing is ideal as part of your post-run meal,&rdquo says Asche.


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