Rest Day

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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? 

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Jessica T says:

    Noah and I have been HARD on the pomegranates lately!

  2. Holly says:

    I’m usually a morning runner, so breakfast is normally my post-run meal: Cold quinoa, right out of the fridge. Topped with whatever’s around: yogurt, honey, fruit, dried fruit, nuts, seeds….

    If I happen to sneak in an evening session: Lettuce topped with cold quinoa, cukes, tomatoes (or steamed veggies, whatever’s in season), lemon juice + olive oil, feta, and a sprinkle of salt.

    I don’t know if I will ever get tired of quinoa. I’m seriously hoping that the forums I’m reading are right, and I’ll be able to track some down out here in Singapore. I could only bring so many Costco-sized bags with me… :)

  3. those sound delicious! i’m not a very hungry person after i get done running. however i can always scarf down a scramble of egg whites, kale, mushrooms && a spoonful of black beans. covered in hot sauce!!!!

    or…
    you know…
    QDOBA!!!!

  4. YUM! That fall fruit compote! I need that treat!

  5. Maggie says:

    Mmm that compote sounds delish! I must make that soon :)

    My fav post run snack (I usually run in the mornings so it’s really my breakfast) is a banana, almond butter, coconut milk, and raw honey smoothie. So tasty!!

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