I really wanted to get out and hit the trails for a run on this particularly gorgeous fall morning, but rest days are just as important as on-days. So when I got up, I cooked a delicious tofu and veggie scramble for breakfast and prepared a casserole for dinner tonight instead. How random.
There is no better smell in the kitchen than sautéing mushrooms and onions. MmmHmm. I made a pasta, chicken, broccoli mushroom, onion, and red peper casserole with bread crumb topping. I can’t wait to bake it up tonight.
As a perpetually hungry runner, I’m always on the prowl for healthy recipes and snacks. I ask you guys on Twitter from time to time, and get lots of good ideas there. But reading Runners World online this morning, I noticed a nice list of “Best Fall Foods for Runners“. A few caught my eye and reminded me of my love for them. Now I can’t wait to stock up at the grocery store ASAP:
- pomegranates (help maintain healthy levels of cholesterol, and potentially reduce post-run soreness)
- pumpkin seeds (lots of good minerals for energy metabolism)
- sweet potatoes (more potassium than bananas)
- walnuts (contains heart-healthy omega-3 and may reduce blood pressure)
- and this awesome concoction:
Must go out and buy the above ingredients. Stat.
I’m pretty excited about tomorrow’s impromptu 5K. It’s called a the Skirt Scurry 5K (raising $ for CU’s women’s field hockey team), so my friends and I are gonna run in skirts. I’m thinking of wearing my black tutu from Halloween. It might be cold and rainy/snowy, but we’ll have fun with it!
What are your favorite healthy post-run snacks/meals?