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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 – Soul-Southing African Peanut Stew

Tonight’s recipe is our latest effort to make a meal from the Oh She Glows cookbook. This one is a great option whether you are specifically looking for a vegetarian or vegan meal or whether you are simply looking for a healthy meal.

It is a really hearty and filling meal and was a perfect option on a cold winter night. In our case my wife picked it because she had the book out and we happened to have the ingredients on hand. 

We did not add the optional cayenne pepper because our kids are not fans of spicy food. I would recommend adding it if you do like spicy food. The other change to the recipe we made is that we used leftover quinoa instead of rice. That change worked just fine.

The best about this for me is that the recipe made plenty and there were enough leftovers to cover my lunches for a couple days. 

Nutrition for Runners: Quick & Easy Chana Masala

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Tonight’s recipe was my first attempt at making an Indian curry. If you are interrsted in the recipe you’ll find it on page 163 of the Oh She Glows cookbook. Of course that means that once again this is a vegan recipe.

This is not an overly complicated recipe but I would say it took me about a half hour to make. It was worth the effortand I was pleased with the result and will put this one in the rotation again.

We served it over rice the first night we had it. The following day I had it over a baked potato another good option if you are looking to carb-load for an upcoming marathon.

Nutrition for Runners: 15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta

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Tonight’s recipe is my latest attempt at making a recipe from the Oh She Glows cookbook. This one is probably one of the easiest recipes I have made in a long time. You can find this one on page 173 of the book.

For pasta I used fettucine but you could substitute in any kind of pasta you feel like making it with. Next time I might make it with penne or macaroni since they are easier for my kids to eat.

The sauce for this pasta takes about five minutes to make. The longest part of the recipe is waiting for the pasta to cook once you have the water boiling. It is a perfect recipe to make during the week because it is easy to make and also very tasty.

The only suggestion I have is that if you are making it to feed four like I was I would suggest making a little more of the creamy avocado sauce than the recipe calls for so you can mix it in well with all of the pasta.

Nutrition for Runners: Creamy Vegetable Curry

IMG_1755Tonight’s recipe is my second effort at making a vegan meal from the Oh She Glows Cookbook. This one can be found on p.183 of the book.

One tip I have for anyone trying this recipe, if you forget to soak the cashews for at least three hours you can boil them for 10-15 minutes. That is what we did last night because I forgot to get them out the night before when I chopped some of the veggies for the meal. This option worked fine for us.

Another tip I have is that if you are planning to make this meal after work get a head start the night before and chop some of the veggies ahead of time. I chopped the sweet potato, onion and tomatoes the night before and it saved me time last night.

The meal itself is very good. We did not add the jalapeno because it would have been too spicy for the kids but if you like spicy food it would be a good addition.

Nutrition for Runners: Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl

Tonight I decided to post a breakfast recipe. It comes from the Oh She Glows blog so if you are vegan you are in luck here because this one is a vegan recipe.

This recipe is very easy to make. It took me no more than 10 minutes to make tonight and now I have a good source of carbs and protein waiting for me in the morning.

All you have to do to make this recipe is mash a couple bananas and add in almond milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Go here for the full recipe.

It does not look like much right now but I will update with a better picture in the morning when it has thickened and I have added raisins and almonds.

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Nutrition for Runners: Grilled Portobello Burger with Sun-Dried Tomato Kale-Hemp Pesto

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Tonight’s recipe is a healthy alternative to hamburgers. Once again this week the recipe is from the Oh She Glows cookbook.

Once again this was not a complicated recipe to make although do make sure you leave at least 30-60 minutes to marinate the mushroom caps because it is worth it.

Most of the work involved with this recipe is in making the pesto which in my opinion was the best part of the meal. If you make it according to the recipe you should have some left over for another meal.