4 Recipes for Fueling Workouts with Whole Foods

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10-Minute Granola Bars

Customize these quick-made granola bars with your favorite ingredients and add-ins.

2 cups gluten-free whole rolled oats
1 heaping cup puffed rice cereal
1 cup pumpkin seeds, slivered almonds or chopped nuts
½ cup dried cranberries, raisins or white chocolate/chocolate chips
2/3 cup almond butter (or favorite nut butter)
2/3 cup honey, agave or brown rice syrup
1 tsp cinnamon or favorite spice
¼ tsp sea salt

In a large bowl, stir together all of the ingredients until well combined. Line a 13×9-inch baking dish with foil or parchment paper and press the mixture into the dish. Cover with foil or plastic wrap and press until flat. Refrigerate for 4 hours or up to overnight, cut into desired size of bars, wrap individually and store in the fridge.

Jessica Cerra is the owner of Fit Food by Jess, a private chef and catering company in Encinitas, Calif., and the co-founder of Harmony Bar. A former professional XTERRA triathlete, Cerra now races for Twenty16 Women’s Professional Cycling Team. Find 150 more of Cerra’s recipes online at Triathlete.com/recipes.