Pumpkin Overnight Oats

I am now two weeks out from my marathon and as all runners feel compelled to say at this point, “the hay is in the barn.”    I have overcome a two-week injury set back. I have trained around a full-time work schedule. I have ran in the heat, wind, and rain. I’ve done the [...]

By |2019-10-04T09:08:07+00:00October 17th, 2019|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Unstuffed Egg Rolls

This weekend, I raced a local half marathon in preparation for my upcoming full. I had a 20-mile long run on the schedule, so it made sense to suffer part of it with 150 of my fellow running comrades. Since I have recently been nursing an injury, this race was a big deciding factor if [...]

By |2019-09-20T08:38:11+00:00October 10th, 2019|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Buddha Bowl

I like big bowls of food.    Whenever I’m counseling athletes, my opening line is usually, “let’s figure out how you can have the most food on your plate and also perform your best.”   I didn’t learn that one in dietitian school, but it sure has worked on getting people’s attention!   Hokey as [...]

By |2019-09-11T07:27:10+00:00September 26th, 2019|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Greek Bruschetta

I live in a small town with a big family and it is not at all uncommon for a 3 pm text to come through planning out a 5 pm potluck dinner. Since the square miles of the town barely outnumbers the number of family members, it is easy for everyone to get together at [...]

By |2019-08-30T09:53:09+00:00September 19th, 2019|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Apple Butterscotch Oat Bars

I get physically exhausted when food writers babble on about how food is love and cooking is this grand sentiment. But here is the fact: there are some things you create in the kitchen that hits people right in the heart. Bring a bubbling dish to a grieving family. Pack a freezer meal for new [...]

By |2019-08-23T08:47:36+00:00September 12th, 2019|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Sport Waffles

Run. Shower. Work. Repeat.   This has been my mantra the past week. It always seems like once my training schedule increases, my work schedule goes into overdrive. For me, in the midwest summer heat, this means earlier and earlier mornings. The biggest challenge has been finding the right food to eat first thing. I [...]

By |2019-08-09T11:09:58+00:00September 5th, 2019|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Black Bean Burgers

Most kids grew up on frozen pizza and chicken nuggets.   I grew up on frozen black bean burgers.   My dad traveled a lot for work and, rightfully so, my mom got tired of creatively cooking for just the two of us every night. I knew the familiar conversation was about to happen when [...]

By |2019-08-02T10:59:29+00:00August 29th, 2019|Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments