Healthy Pumpkin Spice Protein Waffles / Giveaway

Last night, I went to Denver’s Oktoberfest, and had an absolute blast! But between indulging there and knowing I’ll be eating/drinking well at a wedding tonight, I thought it would be a good idea to go for either a hike or a long run today. I woke up and decided: long run it is. Last week, I got out on the trails with my friend Sarah and the Denver Running Club, and ran 7 miles – my longest run since {Read More}

Giveaway: Krusteaz Pancake and Waffle Mixes

Last night was supposed to be Bachelor night, but I had to postpone because of the inspection on my new house. However that actually worked out perfectly, since today was National Pancake Day… and instead of the usual Bachelor night fare, I did breakfast for dinner! I used Krusteaz Blueberry Belgian Waffle Mix to make cute little heart-shaped blueberry waffles, and then I found a zucchini/onion/mozzarella frittata recipe that came out really good, especially with a dollop of tomato sauce {Read More}

Healthy Fall Recipe: Zucchini Chocolate Banana Bread Oatmeal

I already told you about my glorious Saturday of trail running and hitting the pool (seriously, it was 83 degrees – why not?!). However, despite the amazingly warm weather, I then switched over to fall mode for the rest of the weekend, and spent Saturday night at a low-key pumpkin beer fest held at Hops and Pie. I sampled over 20 pumpkin beers, in between slices of some awesome sausage-and-pineapple pizza (seriously, their pizza has ranked on TripAdvisor’s list of {Read More}

Healthy Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie

This morning I woke up feeling hot. Sadly, it wasn’t hot like “damn I look good,” but more of “damn it, Colorado, I turned the heat on because it snowed Thursday night but now it’s going to be 70 today so I should have had the A/C on to sleep.” The weather here is so flaky! (But I still love it.) I decided I wanted a smoothie for breakfast, so first I checked through my arsenal of random samples to {Read More}

Review/Giveaway: Fairlife Milk and Magic Bullet Blender

When I got home to Colorado this weekend, I had (and still have) a lot to do to make it really feel like “home.” My closet hadn’t been unpacked yet, nor had my bookcases. And while I had unpacked the kitchen, I hadn’t taken enough grocery trips to truly stock it up. Since I travel four days a week, my pantry is mostly stocked with dry goods and frozen food – anything that goes in the fridge has to be {Read More}

Red letter start to the weekend

Yesterday, I started getting back on a productive kick. I woke up and immediately knocked out my Insanity workout (review to come soon!), and then got cleaned up to go into work. Before heading to the office though, I met up with Lysa of Chopt for an interview. Chopt was one of my favorite lunchtime spots when I was down in DC, and they also have locations in NYC – so glad I didn’t have to give that up! While {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Protein Pancakes

I often get asked how I recover from a marathon, specifically with regards to food. My answer? I eat what I’m craving… but make it healthy and make sure to get lots of protein. While we were in New Hampshire, Steph’s friend that we stayed with, Pete, put together a gift bag for each of us that included a bottle of real New Hampshire maple syrup. I went to a lot of trouble to get it through security from Portland, {Read More}

Healthy Recipe: Veggie Cream Cheese

Several weeks ago, I ended up with an extra bagel after a breakfast at work, so I wrapped it up and took it home and popped it into the freezer. I rarely eat bagels (too many carbs, too many calories), but I figured it would be good for a pre-race breakfast the day before a marathon. Now, I have a thing about everything bagels: I really only like them with veggie cream cheese. However, while there are plenty of varieties {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Kale Breakfast Smoothie

I mentioned that after running camp I wanted to start trying to eat cleaner foods. One thing I had at camp that was incredible is a raw breakfast smoothie. In a blender, combine:2 cups raw kale1 banana1/2 cup blueberries1 cup almond milk Blend until smooth. If desired, add flax seed. However, I’m going to be eating a lot of protein later, so I skipped it. Also, it’s better if you chill after blending, but I was impatient and ate it {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Creamy Hot Apple B-Fast with Brown Sugar Crunch

In case you haven’t heard of Hungry Girl, it’s a website that sends out a daily e-mail with fantastic food product reviews and also some innovative recipes that are pretty healthy. They do support the use of Splenda and other products that have crappy chemicals in them, but for the most part, they recommend good stuff. A few days ago, they published some breakfast recipes, one of which sounded amazing. I decided that as soon as I got back home {Read More}