Nutrition

Celebrate and Eat: The Hungry Runner’s Guide to Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season

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Let’s talk about Thanksgiving. It’s my all-time favorite holiday, and yes, it’s because I absolutely love food.

But what I love even more than food itself is the experience of enjoying and sharing a meal with loved ones.

Sure, I talk about food as fuel for fitness and sustenance for a healthy body all of the time. But sometimes it’s more than that. Sometimes, like on special occasions like Thanksgiving, it’s a means of bringing people together. It provides family and friends with the opportunity to sit down at a table together, converse and just enjoy each other’s company.

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What to Eat After Running

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About a week ago I did an in-depth breakdown of the foods that I like to eat before running, depending on the type of workout and distance I’ll be doing.

As a follow-up to that post, today I’ll share a look at what I like to eat after running.

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Would You Eat Veggie Flavored Ice Cream?

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No, seriously…. Would you? Because it exists.

OK, it’s actually less like ice cream and more like a sorbet. The point is, it’s a frozen treat, it’s called Ortaggi and I tried it last night after my first ever spin class at Flywheel. (Yesterday was a day of trying so many new things!)

Now I know, unless you just really love veggies, veggie flavored snacks don’t really sound so appealing. Luckily, last night I was surprised to find this extra healthy post-workout treat was refreshingly tasty.

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Review: Detour Bar Low-Sugar Protein Bars

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Detour Bar.

Well, well, well… It sure has been a while since I last shared some of my favorite food finds with you all.

When I was blogging more frequently I was trying new foods on the regular and sharing my new favorites was a weekly occurrence. Now I work a 9 to 5 job and rarely stray from my go to meals and snacks. (I’m so boring, I know!)

Buuuuut! Thanks to FitFluential and their awesome hook-ups, I was recently introduced to Detour Bar Protein Bars and I’m excited to share them with you as one of my new favorite food finds.

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The Holidays Are Not About Avoiding Weight Gain

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Things the holiday season is about:
-Giving thanks
-Generosity
-Humanity
-Kindness
-Sending time with loved ones
-Pretty decorations
-Snow (If you’re lucky!)
-Cookies (and all the best baked goods)
-Sharing
-Caring
-Awesome movies (A Christmas Story, Elf, Harry Potter, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation)
-Fun times with friends and family
-Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn muffins, and all your favorite foods (anything that floats your boat!)

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GoBites Snack Pack Giveaway!

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It’s no secret that I love snacks. If you follow my Instagram feed, you’ll find this fact is quite apparent.

Right now, some of my favorites snacks include, red pepper slices dipped in Trader Joe’s Greek yogurt spinach and kale dip, homemade pumpkin muffins, trail mix (like salted cashews with raisins), and air popped popcorn with coconut oil and cinnamon. Oh and for an alternative to the classic peanut butter and banana combo, I’ve recently been spreading cookie butter (also from Trader Joe’s) on my bananas. It’s superbly sweet and tastes like cake, but it’s a lot better for you. (Well the banana is at least.)

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