Flourless Chocolate Chip Banana Blender Muffins

Flourless Chocolate Chip Banana Blender MuffinsOver the past year, I’ve experimented with several different eating habits such as vegetarian, vegan, and dairy free.  While I am largely plant based now, I do eat eggs, fish, and meat a couple of times per week.  Because I don’t like beans (it’s a texture thing), being vegan simply wasn’t sustainable for me.  I was eating all the tofu, tempeh, and seitan protein I could get my hands on, but I got to the point where I was constantly running on fumes.  When I nearly fainted in my hot yoga class, I knew it was time to reincorporate complete, animal proteins back into the mix.  But I digress…
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Healthy Breakfast Bowls for All-Day Energy

For many of us, it has been ingrained in our heads since childhood that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What you eat first thing nourishes you and sustains you both mentally and physically throughout the day. As such, dietitians and other health experts generally advise eating a substantial well-balanced meal that delivers energy slowly over the course of the morning. Continue reading “Healthy Breakfast Bowls for All-Day Energy”

The Skinny on Sugar

With all the focus on weight in our society, it isn’t surprising that millions of people fall prey to fad diets and bogus weight-loss products.  Conflicting claims, testimonials, and hype by so-called “experts” can confuse even the most informed consumers.  One common trend with fad diets is that they restrict or completely eliminate certain foods. Continue reading “The Skinny on Sugar”

Apple-Cinnamon & Chia Breakfast Bowl

Last week I posted my healthy and filling twist on Starbucks’ signature fall drink, the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I decided to continue the fall-themed trend this week, this time taking on an all-American favorite – apple pie. Continue reading

Eat Slow to Run Fast

I ate exclusively from “Run Fast Eat Slow” for a week, and this is what happened…

Training for a marathon is unlike anything else. As Jen A. Miller wrote in Running, A Love Story, “It’s not simply doubling mileage. It’s dedicating a sizeable chunk of your life to the training: the running, the preparing for the running, the recovering from the running, the eating and sleeping right to continue to do all the running.” Having recently completed a joint training cycle for my second and third marathons, I can attest to this fully.

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