Six easy-peazy, healthy and delicious recipes to keep you fueled up, energized throughout the day, recovered and ready to hit the pavement. When it comes to making food, I try to approach recipes with simple values:
Is it real or made with nutritious ingredients? Is it balanced? Is this a reasonable portion?
See? Like I said, simple. Uncomplicated. If it gets too complicated, I won’t want to make it, so I stick to my tried and true favorites and play with the recipes from there.
To kick it off, here’s my go-to pre-run/workout favorite:
* Napkin because I’m usually inhaling, I mean, sloooowwwwly chewing it as I head out the door. Mama ain’t got time for glass plates until lunch when I’m home alone.
Need more greens in your life and salads are getting boring? Well, here’s your super easy solution for THAT! Smoothies. You must, must, must get on the smoothie train. I mean, seriously ladies, they take about three minutes to make, keep you full and is one of the most convenient ways to get nutrients in your body. My personal favorite:
Asparagus. I love asparagus and it’s in season, so the other day while thinking how I could have it for lunch (on a glass plate), I wondered how it would taste with two of my other favorite flavors: feta and mango! The results were magnificent and I made two variations of it in a week.
Second variation (Burrata is a cheese I adore, so I made a similar recipe and made it into a salad for a brunch I was attending):
So what’s that other concoction in the picture above you ask? It just so happens to be a delicious and healthy sweet treat (ice cream substitute). Not to mention, high in protein and very filling.
I can’t give you recipes without talking about avocados. Know that you should be eating them, often and often. Healthy fat, ladies!! Did you hear that? HEALTHY fat! Two of my favorite ways. Avocado toast and avocado egg salad.
Finally, a recipe list wouldn’t be complete without a good snack option. I love me some snacks and have found that this healthy stove top popcorn satisfies my salty cravings quite well.
When I stick to my food values, I find that not only to feel more energized for workouts, but am less likely to reach for foods that don’t nourish my body. When you eat right, you feel right.
Enjoy! – Tori