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Nutrition for Runners: Teriyaki Chicken and Cauliflower Skillet

This recipe was a new one for our family. We tried it for the first time last night. You can consult the full recipe here if you are interested in trying it.

It is another easy recipe to make and it does not require many ingredients. Our version had one minor change, brown sugar to taste instead of honey so we could feed it to the baby.

The best comment I can make about this meal is that my daughters (7 and 4) requested leftovers in their lunches today. They do not do that often. For my wife and I it is a sign that a meal was good.

Nutrition for Runners: Flourless Thumbprint Breakfast Cookies

Tonight’s recipe is another one from one of the Oh She Glows cookbooks. I am starting to realize that for someone who does not follow a vegan or even vegetarian diet I often post vegan or vegetarian recipes on here.

This recipe is a healthy option to give you some energy in the mornings. If you are interested in it you can find the full recipe here. 

This recipe was very easy to make. It does not take long at all to mix the dough and set it out on a baking sheet. I did it this afternoon while waiting for the alarm to tell me it was time to pick up my daughters from the school bus to go off.

I only made one batch this time but plan to make more soon. My daughters (7 and 4) love them, a bonus for those of you who understand how challenging it can be to get kids fed before school in the morning while you are also trying to get ready for work.

As for me, having these on hand will make for a great pre-run snack. I will be packing some for our trip to Boston in a couple weeks for the marathon.


Nutrition for Runners: Beet and Kale Salad

Tonight I thought I would share a quick and easy recipe for a healthy salad. We had it with our dinner Monday night. 

To make it you will need beets, kale, goat cheese, cumin, plain yogurt and lime juice. 

Simply peel and grate the beets then top with kale and goat cheese to your liking. 

In a seperate bowl to make the dressing mix 2 or 3 table spoons of plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon of lime juice and cumin to taste. Once done pour the dressing over your salad and you are all set!

Nutrition for Runners: Thai Red Curry with Pineapple

I am trying to get back into posting healthy recipes on Wednesdays on a more consistent basis. Tonight’s recipe is a great one my wife came up with this week. 

To make this meal you will need the following:

  • 1 Can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp of curry paste
  • 2 tbsp of fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp of lime juice
  • A pinch of salt
  • Fresh pineapple
  • Chopped cashews
  • 2 cans of coconut milk
  • 1 inch piece of grated ginger

To start heat the milk then add the other ingredients simmer for 15-20 minutes to allow the flavours to mix. Once ready serve it over rice and garnish with cilantro.

I’ve had leftovers for my lunch the last two days and it was as good if not better than the first time we tried it.

Nutrition for Runners: Last-minute protein energy bars

Tonight’s recipe is one I came across online recently. I recommend this one if you are looking to make your own energy and protein bars. This was my second or third attempt at making energy and protein bars. 

These bars are very easy to make and taste great. You can find the recipe here. 

If you have the ingredients to make this recipe it will take you at most 15-20 minutes to make these bars. I will definitely be using this recipe again. It is cheaper and healthier than some of the store bought options. 

Nutrition for Runners: Ground Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

Tonight’s recipe is a healthier version of a classic comfort food. It is the second recipe I’ve tried from the Feedzone Fast and Flavourful for Athletes Cookbook I received for Christmas last year. 

This is not a complicated recipe. The longest part of it was boiling the potatoes so I could mash them. Once that was done the rest was preparation was quick. 

Shepherd’s pie is generally one of my favourite meals and I like it the way my mom used to make it with just meat, creamed corn and potatoes. My 7 year old had reservations about it for the same reasons when she found out what I was making. 

This recipe won both of us over. We will definitely be adding it to our rotation again. 

Nutrition for Runners: First Frost Fall Chilli

Tonight’s recipe is one my wife came up with in her own using ingredients we had at home. To make it you will need the following:

  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 1 onion
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1/2 cup bulgur
  • 2 tbsp of molasses
  • 2 cups of chicken stock
  • 1 butternut squash cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp of chilli powder or to taste
  • 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • S alt and pepper to taste

Brown the meat in a skillet and grate the onion as you are cooking meat. Once the meats is cooked add tomatoes, beans, spices, molasses, chicken stock and squash. Cook over medium for 5 minutes then add bulgur. Cook until the bulgur is cooked.

The recipe made several servings. I will definitely be having some in my lunch tomorrow.

Nutrition for Runners: Fish Tacos

Tonight’s recipe is a great one we enjoyed a couple of times so far this week. My wife came up with the marinade for the fish and we used a sauce recipe we found online. 

The marinade my wife came up with consisted of – Oil, lime juice, (1/4c each) tbsp David’s seafood rub, chilli powder (1 teaspoon). 

The sauce recipe we used came from this website. We made it without the jalapeños and it still had enough spice and tasted great.

I barbecued the fish then we assembled the tacos using corn tacos and topped them with red cabbage, cheese and radishes. 

Nutrition for Runners: Homemade Pasta

Homemade pasta is something we tried for the first time recently. It was an attempt to find a healthier alternative to store bought pasta. We used a recipe we found online with one modification, 1/3 cup of flour substituted for whole wheat flour. 

Making it was not complicated once we got used to the pasta machine. In terms of taste they tasted light and less starchy than store bought pasta. We will definitely try this option again another time.

One thing I will mention about them is that they are brittle once you dry them so you have to be careful of that. On a positive note, our kids were amused by the sight of noodles hanging to dry in the kitchen.

Nutrition for Runners: Rice Paper Wraps

Tonight’s recipe is a relatively easy one to make. It requires a bit of preparation before you are ready to make the wraps. Our preparation involved reheating some leftover chicken, making pickled carrots and making homemade peanut sauce to dip the wraps in. 

Once the preparation was done all that remained was to put the wraps together. The rice paper just needs to soak in warm water for a minute before they are ready. We put chicken in ours for a healthy source of protein but you could also add shrimp if you prefer.

This is also a fun meal to make. My kids enjoyed it and it made for great leftovers.