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Peanut Butter Pretzel Date Balls

Recipe for Peanut Butter Pretzel Date Balls. Pre-workout energy balls #preworkout #vegansnack #snack #fuel

I originally published this recipe in 2014, right before running my second half marathon. When I go back and redo old pictures, I usually keep the blog post and just replace the outdated pictures. But for this recipe, the blog post didn’t apply anymore. I’ve run 12 half marathons and a full marathon since then, so I’ve learned so much about myself as a runner and a Dietitian. What continues…

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5 Facts About Carb Loading

how to carb load for a big race

One of my favorite things about running is my pre-race bagel. It’s a ritual now. The day before a race, I go to my favorite bagel place and pick one up for the next morning. Then I chow down on that delicious bagel the next morning in an attempt to load up on carbs before the race. I also usually do some sort of pasta or grain the night before.…

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An Inflammation Fighting Lettuce Wrap

‘Inflammation’ is a trendy buzz word in the nutrition world. It gets thrown around like crazy, without explanation of the role that inflammation plays on health or how antioxidants factor into the equation Since I love to break down complicated nutrition information in a way that you can understand, I’m here with a new video that chats all about inflammation and antioxidants. Plus, grab the recipe for this inflammation-fighting lettuce…

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5 Simple Pre-Workout Snacks Made With Real Foods

recipe for frozen banana and orange ice cubes

(photo credit to the Florida Department of Citrus) Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Florida Department of Citrus. All opinions are my own, and I appreciate you supporting the brands that make this blog possible! Between bars, packaged snacks and sports products, most of the pre-workout snacks on store shelves are processed junk. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from working with athletes and active, fit moms, it’s that many of…

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3 Homemade Sport Drink Recipes

Here’s a little secret about me. I chat about the benefits of sports drink often (Re: What Athletes Need To Know About Electrolytes & 5 Hydration Mistakes You May Be Making), but I really don’t like them. When I first started running, I knew sports drinks were beneficial for longer distances, so I attempted to incorporate them into my nutrition plan. But, they gave me a stomach ache and were…

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