Runger bites

Published on Tuesday 18th August 2015 by DJ Kirkby

apple pie (raw food) enerygy bitesI eat a couple of these before a run and it seems to keep my runger under control afterward. By control I mean that I still need to eat but I don’t feel the same need to eat ALL the food in the house.


  • 1 quartered and cored medium apple with skin left on (Pink Lady or similar sweetness)
  • 12 dried apricots or similar amount of other dried fruit (raisins, apricots, cranberries, dates)
  • 94g plain oats (it doesn’t matter what kind, use what ever you have in the cupboard)
  • 2tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2tsp soft brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp good quality vanilla essence


  1. Use an S blade on your food processor and bung in the apples and apricots.
  2. Once they are finely chopped add the rest of the ingredients and blend until mix resembles a smooth paste.
  3. Chill in fridge for 1 hour.
  4. Roll into one bite sized balls
  5. Try not to eat all at once
  6. Store any survivors in covered container for up to one week.

2 comments so far

  • very interesting. I don’t run as much as you, but during a 5k run this morning — on an empty stomach, as usual — I started to wonder whether I should force myself to eat something first. I know my marathon-running husband has a whole pre- and post- run food regimen. these look very yummy, though.

    • I don’t eat much before a an early morning short (5k) run Sue, usually just some fruit as I know I will be eating breakfast when I get back. But these do the trick for runs that I do late in the day and should work well for you too (early or late runs) though I would imagine one or two would be plenty to keep you going as you are teensy.

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