Tips for you!

Although my first passion is running, I enjoy sports, fitness, and nutrition. I have created a blog to give everyone tips on all I know and will know. I will also be taking classes posting about trails/hikes ect., foods that are good for you or taste good that are low in calories, and what to eat and what not to eat.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Well I hate to say that when I use to train I would go out and run 20 miles and come back home and eat an entire bag of salt and vinegar chips... As I think back I thought because I ran so much I could eat what I wanted. Little did I know it hindered my racing, I ended up becoming slower and slower because I was lacking nutrition. Nutrition is a very big part of exercising, I have been training with a man named Aaron Ogden. Well I can tell you I have cut out so much awful food and I feel amazing. I am also improving my time on my runs just because of how I am fueling my body. I thought I would share a few recipes that are so yummy and so healthy...

Fruit Smoothies
(This makes 2 Servings)

2 pealed oranges
1/2 cup fresh carrot juice
1/2 cup of blueberries (frozen or fresh)
1 cup fresh spinach
1oz of Isagenix cleanse for life (this is optional)

Confetti Black-Eyed Pea Salad
(This makes 3 Servings)

1/3 cup(s) olive oil
2 1/2 tablespoon(s) cider vinegar
1 tablespoon(s) spicy brown mustard
2 teaspoon(s) grated yellow onion
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
1/2 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoon(s) honey
2 can(s) (15.5 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed, drained
1 yellow bell pepper, finely diced
1 large tomato, seeded, diced
4 thin ribs celery, thinly sliced (3⁄4 cup)
2 carrots, peeled, finely diced (3⁄4 cup)
2 tablespoon(s) chopped parsley

Whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, onion, salt, pepper, and honey in a large bowl; add black-eyed peas, bell pepper, tomato, celery, carrots, and parsley. Gently stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours before serving.

Spicy Pork Stir Fry
(This makes 2 Servings)
approx. 400 calories per serving

4tsp peanut oil
1/2 tsp red-pepper flakes
4 thin-cut pork or chicken, cut into strips
2 small zucchinis
2/3 cup medium onion
2/3 cup carrot strips
2 cloves of garlic
4tsp soy sauce

Heat the oil and pepper flakes in skillet over medium high heat. Add pork or chicken and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the remaining ingredients and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer, sirring frequently.

1 comment:

Liberty Williams said...

Sounds good...making my mouth water just reading about them. I may have to try them, and try them soon!