Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Posted on Sep 1, 2013 in Nutrition | One Comment

I love sweets and wish that I could eat them all day, every day. While that would be a tasty way to live life, it wouldn’t be the healthiest (unfortunately). While I’m a big supporter of eating all foods and not excluding anything, I think it’s very important that we understand how to incorporate these ...

Superfoods 101: Chickpeas

Superfoods 101: Chickpeas

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 in Nutrition, Running | No Comments

Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are nutritious and delicious legumes. They have a slight buttery taste and can be eaten many different ways. They can be roasted, used to makes dips, placed on salads, made into veggies burgers, and much, much more. The chickpea is full of fiber and contains complex carbohydrates. Eating foods with ...

Vega Sport Sugar Free Energizer

Vega Sport Sugar Free Energizer

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 in Nutrition | No Comments

If you’ve been reading my posts for any amount of time, you’ve probably figured out that I like to keep my eating as clean as possible. I try to eat mostly whole foods but when I do buy pre made or packaged items, I diligently check the ingredient list. I won’t buy anything with a ...

The Importance of Balance

The Importance of Balance

Posted on Jun 11, 2013 in Running, Workouts | No Comments

Understanding the purpose of a runner’s weight lifting regimin is vital. Many people hit the weights with the sole purpose of looking good and keeping the body healthy. That’s wonderful! However, as a runner, this can get us into trouble. Often, when people workout with this goal in mind, they only train certain body parts ...

Superfoods 101: Salmon

Superfoods 101: Salmon

Posted on Jun 4, 2013 in Nutrition, Running | 2 Comments

If you’re into nutrition and health, I’m sure you’ve read a lot about salmon and all its amazing qualities. It’s kind of “in” right now. It’s the hip food of the moment, if you will. While salmon is wonderful for you in many ways, its ability to prevent cancer, boost cardiovascular health, and improve mental health are ...

Superfoods 101: Avocado

Superfoods 101: Avocado

Posted on May 16, 2013 in Nutrition, Running | 2 Comments

Fun fact: In the mid seventeenth century, the English arrived in Jamaica and stumbled upon the avocado. This was a food they had never seen before and due to its rough outer skin and shape, they promptly named it the alligator pear. To this day, the avocado is still called a pear in Jamaica. Fun ...

Superfoods 101: Garlic

Superfoods 101: Garlic

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 in Nutrition, Running | No Comments

Why is Garlic a Superfood? Garlic is one of my favorite ways to add a little pizazz to a variety of dishes. When in doubt, add some garlic! That’s my theory anyway. Garlic is a powerful food for several reasons. It acts as both an anti-inflammatory and as an antibiotic. In fact, garlic is used ...

Superfoods 101: The Sweet Potato

Superfoods 101: The Sweet Potato

Posted on Apr 5, 2013 in Nutrition, Running | No Comments

Sweet potatoes are one of my absolute favorite vegetables. I usually cut one up into cubes, toss it with some extra virgin olive oil, and bake it at 425 degrees for about 30 minutes. They become these soft little pillows of fluff and are just so, so good. Not only are sweet potatoes delicious, they ...

Superfoods 101: Chocolate

Superfoods 101: Chocolate

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 in Nutrition, Running | One Comment

Chocolate, my friends, is good for you. Isn’t that some of the best news you have ever heard?  However, you’ve got to be careful here. Not just any chocolate falls into this superfood category. Both milk and white chocolate are still considered to be unhealthy (but still freaking delicious). It is the dark variety that ...

Superfoods 101: Quinoa

Superfoods 101: Quinoa

Posted on Feb 23, 2013 in Nutrition, Running | No Comments

At first glance, quinoa (which is pronounced KEEN-WAH) looks a lot like cous cous. Because of their physical similarities, many people automatically assume both quinoa and cous cous are grains. However, quinoa is actually a seed. It is a part of the same botanical family as beets, spinach, and swiss chard. Interesting right? This little ...