I would love to tell you that I run to eat but really, I eat to run.
Ever since I started clocking the longer miles, I had to feed my body with the best meals, vitamins, veg, and fruits to give my body all the recovering foods that are necessary to get through long runs. It wasn’t hard to adapt to the proper foods to eat because I have always been a healthy eater. I love making yummy new recipes and shopping for fresh veg at both farmers markets (unfortunately only in the summer) and the grocery store.
Now, I add all these healthy veg to a lot of my meals. I no longer buy very many things from a can (my kidneys can’t handle the salt to begin with) so making my own soups and pasta sauces has become a regular activity for me. And the best part is- I can jam in all of my essential nutrients into any meal. I love filling the bottom of my pasta bowls with fresh spinach so that you aren’t eating as many noodles and you are getting more nutrition. Although, I am also a fan of mixing my spinach into my sauce and chicken as well:
It always looks so fresh and green until the leaves shrivel down and you add your real tomato puree:
Fresh is my favourite way to go. I love knowing exactly what is in my food and how much of each ingredient is added. Making my own garlic is my latest obsession. How couldn’t it be when you make it in this little guy:
My breath has never smelt better. You’re welcome world!
I’ve never really considered myself a foodie until now. I use to see myself as just a health nut type of eater. Ever since I came home physically exhausted from long runs, I knew I had to force more healthy foods into my system throughout the day. Now I’m experimenting with different protein bars and shakes to make sure that I am never over-exhausted after a run.
And cook books have always been a love of mine:
And those Reese’s on top of them really help too, I swear! So, the transition into eating more has been a pretty easy one so far. And who doesn’t love eating delicious food all day long?
Do you eat to run or run to eat? And what kind of protein bars and shakes do you love? I’d really appreciate your help on this one!