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

Nutrition...

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...

Breakfast
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)

Lunch
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

Directions:
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.

Dinner
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

Directions:
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!