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Recipe: grain-free chocolate and nut granola

Granola recipe that's grain-free, paleo-friendly with chocolate and nuts

It takes a lot for me to turn on my oven. I am a notoriously lazy cook, and anything that takes longer than 15 minutes to get onto my plate is usually just too much of a hassle. And of all the things one might possibly make in an oven, making granola was certainly not […]

Recipe: summer berry-cherry smoothie

Recipe: summer berry smoothie

This summer, my husband and I vowed to drink more smoothies. We live at high altitude and the combination of thin air, heat and working out can cause some serious dehydration. Smoothies felt like the perfect remedy. Two days after we made this vow, our blender broke, of course. I only mention this as an […]

Fuel your day with delicious & nutritious breakfast cookies

10 healthy breakfast cookie recipes for runners

Yes. You read the title right. Breakfast cookies can be healthy, nutritious, and delicious at the same time. Here are 10 amazing breakfast cookie recipes you can make now for healthy morning munching later. Gluten Free Cranberry: These Cranberry Harvest Breakfast Cookies are gluten-free and delicious. Combine rolled oats, coconut flakes, flax meal, almonds, cranberries, bananas, […]

7 healthy slow cooker breakfasts

Healthy slow cooker breakfast recipes

Slow cooking is totally my jam in the winter months. I usually make up soups and stews for lunch and dinner. Lately, though, I’ve been loving breakfasts simmered in my crock pot. Sure, if you Google or type in “slow cooker breakfast” into Pinterest, you’re going to find a gazillion incredibly decadent recipes for cinnamon […]

Recipe: spiced pumpkin muffins

Recipe: spiced pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin and apple season is officially here. I don’t know about you, but I plan on taking full advantage of autumn’s best treats. Still, I’d like to keep my waistline while I’m at it. Rather than heading to the local apple grove for deliciously fried donuts caked in powdered sugar, I like to create my […]

Pre-run breakfasts to please every palate

Fuel yourself with homemade (healthy) bagel sandwiches.

Have you ever set off on a run only to discover a half mile in that you totally didn’t eat enough to fuel yourself? It happens to me — a lot. Especially on those early morning runs when I feel too groggy to whip up something small in the kitchen. It’s the worst on race […]

Early morning runs: what and when to eat

pre run breakfast for runners

My alarm goes off at 5 a.m. on days that I run. I have a very strict routine until the moment I head out the door, and don’t have a minute to spare. I don’t have enough time to make a hearty breakfast, and certainly don’t have ample time to digest it. Most other early […]

Quick breakfast tip: smoothie cubes

Smoothie cubes are a quick breakfast solution for on-the-go runners. Learn how to make them.

Smoothies are a great breakfast — they’re easy to take on the go and you can pack a lot nutrition in one glass. But it’s not always easy to get all the ingredients prepped, blended, and cleaned up first thing in the morning. That’s where smoothie cubes can come in handy. While you can buy frozen smoothie packets and similar […]

Recipe: healthy blueberry muffins with flax meal and Greek yogurt

Healthy breakfast recipe for on-the-go runner: blueberry muffin

This past Monday, we gushed about blueberries and the plethora of health benefits they offer runners. And since August is peak blueberry season, chances are you have a cup or two in your kitchen waiting to be used up. If not, go grab a pint or two from your nearest store before it’s too late! These […]

Homemade bagel sandwich options

Fuel yourself with homemade (healthy) bagel sandwiches.

Bagels. They’re my favorite bread item as of late. But bagels surely get a bad reputation when it comes to diet for their tendency to be gigantic and full of simple carbohydrates. And there’s certainly reason for concern. Some of those bakery bagels contain as much as 500 calories or more per round and are […]