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Warm yourself up after a run in cold weather with this hearty chowder. Its great for those cold winter days.
Creamy Sausage Potato and Corn Chowder.
- 14 oz chicken broth
- 10 oz cream of chicken soup
- 10 cups peeled chopped potatoes
- 2 lbs sausage
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 12 ounces frozen corn (more or less if desired)
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch (mix with cold water before adding)
- 1 tablespoon pepper
Put chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, and sliced potatoes into a crock pot on high for 4 hours. Cook and drain sausage and add to chowder. Mix cornstarch with cold water and add to chowder. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Add the remaining ingredients during the last hour. Makes 6 quarts.
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Try this delicious recipe for Huevos Rancheros a healthy filling breakfast that will keep you satisfied until dinner.
- 1 whole wheat torilla
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 organic egg
- Mexicali beans
- Shredded monterey jack cheese to taste
- Salsa, Guacamole, or other garnish as desired
Toast both sides of the torilla with olive oil in a skillet. Fy the egg over easy. Add the egg to the tortilla and top with beans. Add cheese and other desired igredients. Serve with tortilla open or closed. For more recipes for athletes check out runnersworld.com.
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Cereal is the perfect meal for runners pre or post-run. Its got carbs, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are beneficial for runners. Check out this article at runnersworld.com to see which cereal suits you best and what to look for in a cereal.
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Try these Banana Walnut Muffins as a nice healthy snack. They’re really easy to make and easy to take with you on your run or whenever you need a healthy snack.
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups organic white whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup organic sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup organic plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- Demara Sugar to taste (Optional)
Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees. Mix the eggs and bananas in a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix. Pour batter into a muffin tin and sprinkle sugar on top. Bake for about 15 minutes. Serves 6. For other healthy recipes check out runnersworld.com.
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Try this healthy recipe for fries without the frying part, and without all the fat involved.
Russet Oven Fries
- 2 large russet potatoes sliced into 1/4″ strips
- 1 egg white lightly beaten
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Brush potatoes with egg whites and sprinkle with paprika. Bake for about 20 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Check out more healthy recipes like this one at runnersworld.com
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Try out this easy nutritious recipe, Creamy Garlic Chicken.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons pre-chopped onion
- 1/2 teaspoon pre-minced oil-packed garlic
- 2 bags (20 ounces) spinach leaves
- 2 ounces herbed cream cheese or herbed goat cheese
Melt the butter in a large skillet on medium heat. Add the garlic and onions and cook about 4 minutes. Add the spinach and cook for another 2 minutes. Stir in the cheese until melted. For more recipes like this check out runnersworld.com
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Runner’s World has some healthy and delicious valentines day recipes like this one:
Grilled Marinated Flank Steak
- 1 lb lean flank steak
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon chopped jalapeno pepper
Put all ingredients in a re-sealable plastic container and marinate at least 25 minutes. Up to 24 hours turning occasionally. Preheat grill and grill steak for 7 minutes on each side, frequently basting with marinade. Cut the steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices and serve. Serves 4.
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Here’s a pre-race meal to help load you up with carbs before your half marathon.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- 2 pounds of sweet potatoes
- 1/4 cup of whole milk
- 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon of grated nutmeg salt and freshly ground black pepper
First peel and cut the potatoes into one-inch pieces, then place them in a large saucepan with enough cold water to cover them. Bring them to a boil on high heat and cook for about 10 minutes. In a small saucepan, combine the nutmeg, milk and ginger and warm over medium heat. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pan, then add the milk mixture and beat with a potato masher until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes about 5 servings.
This is a great meal to fuel you for your marathon or half marathon. For other great pre and post race meals check out this link runnersworld.com
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You’ve just arduously ran your half marathon or marathon. Your exhausted and you’ve earned something tasty. Try out this dessert recipe, Roasted Pineapple A La Mode.
- Eight 3/4-inch-thick fresh pineapple rings cored, and peeled
- 2 tablespoons of butter (stick not tub)
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar unpacked
- 2 cups of vanilla ice cream
Put butter in a microwaveable bowl and microwave on low 20-40 seconds. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper,and place the pineapple rings on the parchment. Use a pastry brush to brush half of the butter on the top sides of the pineapple rings, then sprinkle with half the brown sugar. Bake for 9 minutes. Flip the rings and brush the remaining butter and sprinkle the remaining brown sugar. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Divide up into 4 servings of 2 pineapple rings, and scoop half a cup of ice cream on to each serving. Makes 4 servings. For more recipes like this check out runnersworld.com
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