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A Gluten-Free Energy And Protein Snack

  • By Bethany Mavis
  • Published Apr 23, 2013
  • Updated Nov 18, 2013 at 8:50 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

After struggling with health issues, Austin-based nutrition manager and fitness consultant Lindsay Cotter revamped her diet and discovered a passion for creative gluten-free cooking. She now uses her knowledge to fuel her and her pro triathlete husband James Cotter’s training, which she writes about on her blog, Cotter Crunch (Cottercrunch.com). In addition to posting dozens of recipes and nutrition advice on the site, Cotter also sells her own gluten-free energy and protein creations called Healthy Bites.

She and James eat the bites for fuel (like the apple cinnamon vanilla bite, made with dried fruits and organic peanut butter), recovery (like the Whey Good bite, packed with all-natural protein powder and almond butter) or just as a snack (like the cookie dough bite, made with gluten-free chocolate chips and honey). Cotter started out making the bites out of her home (she now makes them out of a certified kitchen), so they can be made to accommodate any diet or food allergy (paleo, vegan, dairy-free, etc.).

We loved the cookie dough and Muddy Buddy Mocha, and appreciated the absence of preservatives. Other pro triathletes, such as Meredith Kessler and Kelly Williamson, are ordering up Healthy Bites to fuel their training.

$6.99 for 12 bites; $8.99 for 12 customized bites Cottercrunch.com

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Bethany Mavis

Bethany Mavis

Bethany Mavis is the associate editor for Triathlete and Inside Triathlon magazines. She received her B.A. in journalism from Point Loma Nazarene University and is a multiple half-marathon finisher.

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