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4 Ingredient UCAN Brownies and What U Can Do With UCAN!

April 3, 2018 • By

Ever since the NYC Marathon in 2016, I’ve been a fan of UCAN. So I was pretty excited to join their team recently as an ambassador because these are products I have loved for a long while and now I can share the love, my coupon code and giveaway opportunities with you all! I have been using their drink mix for pre-run fuel and their protein drink mix as post long run recovery and have had great success without the unwanted tummy problems that have plagued me for years with other fueling brand options. I wanted to share with you a little about my experience and this amazing recipe that I made up myself (I tweaked from a protein brownie recipe I make).

First, the recipe. These amazing brownies contain no dairy, virtually no sugar (and no added sugar), no flour, no oil and are vegan, paleo and gluten free! Yes, they are still amazing!!! They are fudgy, chocolate-y, and are perfect for a post run carb/protein snack (nearly hit the 3:1 ratio).READ MORE

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How I’m Eating Right Now (includes a sample day of food)

January 25, 2018 • By

About a year and a half ago I posted about what a sample day looks like for me (click on link to see that post). Well, training changes, bodies change, and so did the way I eat. (Not drastically, but I did notice some things that needed tweaking). On recent posts, I’ve been messaged about what I eat and so I’m showing you what that looks like today. I am still fortunate to be a stay at home mom and I still have to manage errands, activities, my daily workout and keep up with the housework. This blog post is long, so pin or save it for reference!READ MORE

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46kcal Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Recipe

June 16, 2017 • By

Sounds yummy, right? Haha, they are, I swear! Okay, so let me share something with you. When I am looking for healthy protein dense recipes, I don’t look to Pinterest anymore. Why? Because I don’t trust it. (I’ve had too many fails).

I go to my good friend (for real, we are friends … she’ll probably even comment on this blog post), Rebekah Kathleen Clementson’s website and check her recipe section for ideas. She is a former bikini competitor, fitness model and Fitness RX magazine contribitor, not to mention AMAZING runner and baker! She follows IIFYM, rather than intuitive eating like me, but whether you count macros or not, you can still follow her recipes! Earlier this week, I was craving cookies and I went to her website for a recipe. I saw her Reese’s Pieces Gluten Free Cookies and wanted to make them so bad but checked my pantry and didn’t have Reese’s or Devotion Angel Food Cake Protein, so I improvised. I made these Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies instead. The recipe is nearly identical except the swap for protein (I use Cytosport 100% Whey Vanilla) and semi sweet chocolate chips in place of Reese’s Pieces. Check it out below!READ MORE

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Turkey Veggie Egg White Scramble Breakfast Recipe

October 3, 2016 • By

This morning I was hungry for something salty, but of course, healthy so I looked around the kitchen and came up with this.  I talk a big game about eating clean and well but reality is with marathon training under way, breakfast is often overlooked even though I know how important it is. I am quick to grab a protein drink or shake but rarely take the time to make “real” food in the morning, and not for lack of time, but rather for lack of desire. I’ve noticed the effects of my erratic eating patterns with training because I’ve lost a few pounds and don’t “feel” as strong as I want to. So I’m aiming to make a commitment to breakfast and rather than reach for my old faithful of egg whites, turkey sausage and toast, today, I decided to throw some veggies in the mix and avocado for healthy fat (keeps you satiated) and see how it tasted. Think omelette for the lazy (my omelette flipping skills are not great).READ MORE