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Category Archives: Daily Nutrition


Tuesday’s Healthy Fuel Recipe: The Great Pasta Swap for Spaghetti Squash

How many endurance athletes out there depend on pasta as a staple of your diet?  While you can make some good choices with pasta (such as choosing noodles made with whole grains or garbanzo beans), wheat flour products will almost always fall short of the nutrition offered in vegetables.  Sure, you’ll get some vitamins and […]




Tuesday’s Healthy Fuel Recipe: Blueberry Greek Frozen Yogurt

Perfect for recovering after training, or just cooling down - my recipe of the week packs healthy ingredients and our Healthy Fuel of the week: Blueberries. 

Frozen Blueberry Greek Yogurt

Ingredients:

3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (about 1 pound)

3 Tbsp lemon juice

½ cup honey (or to taste)

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon […]




Not Another Case of the Mondays: BLUEBERRIES for Health and Energy!

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling the heat this summer!  Maybe it’s being 9 months pregnant, living lower in elevation and higher heat than I’m used to, or just plain ol’ hot weather.  No matter the reason, it’s time to recover with a perfect recovery-nutrition frozen treat.  tomorrow, I'll give you a great recipe: […]




Tuesday’s (Wednesday’s) Healthy Fuel Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Grape Glaze

Like I said, I really love grapes.  Use them as a part of your healthy fuel this week...

Recipe of the Week: Grilled Chicken with Grape Glaze

Ingredients:

Glaze:

3 cups seedless red grapes
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Bragg's liquid aminos […]




Not Another Case of the Mondays: Grapes for Health and Energy!

Maybe I’m being a little selfish. This week’s featured ingredient, grapes, is probably my all-time favorite food. I can’t really think of any food I like more…to me, they are perfect just as they are: a whole-food sweet package of goodness from the earth. Love ‘em, just like ‘em, or not, there’s no denying that […]




Not Another Case of the Mondays: “Whole-Food” Bars vs. Energy Bars

Whole-Food Bars vs. Sports Nutrition Energy Bars: The When & The Why

This week, instead of focusing on the benefits of a specific ingredient, I’m going to explain why I believe "whole-food bars," such as “LARA” and “KIND” bars (mock-KIND bar recipe coming to you tomorrow), are good for daily nutrition or long-endurance events, and […]




Tuesday’s Healthy Fuel Recipe: Thai Chicken or Tofu

This is one of my all-time favorites.  My "go-to" meal when company’s coming over.  The one I freeze and take to a friend who needs an extra meal.  The one that gets rave reviews, but only takes a few minutes to prepare.  It tastes good, freezes well, and provides some flavor variety.  And, it delivers the […]




Not Another Case of the Mondays: Chili Peppers for Better Metabolism and Health

Ready to Spice it Up?

This week, let's take a look at an ingredient that is a part of some people's everyday diets, yet makes others break out into a sweat: Red Chili Peppers.  In fact, in tomorrow's recipe, we'll spice it up with salsa, ginger, and red chili peppers.  By adding them, we’ll add a lot […]




Disastrous Dairy? – Consumers Must Be Choosy

This week, let's drop the hormone- and antibiotic-food drag...what's in your milk?

In the United States, it is perfectly legal to inject cows with an artificial hormone to increase milk production.  The name of the artificial hormone is Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin or Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBST or rBGH).  While it’s banned in Canada, the European […]




Tuesday’s Healthy Fuel Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Ice Pops

Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Ice Pops
Ingredients:

2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
2 cups Greek-style yogurt
3-4 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips ( 60%+ cocoa – you can also chop a 60% cocoa dark chocolate bar)

Instructions:
Puree raspberries, yogurt and sugar to taste in a food processor until smooth.

Divide the […]




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