Hope you all enjoyed Lee’s curry recipe yesterday. As you read this we are on a plane heading home, so until we make it back safe and sound, I leave you with one more guest post from another fellow Atlanta blogger.

Kristy is my home-town running hero. Girl eats miles for breakfast, and maybe sometimes some overnight oats. ūüėČ Thanks Kristy for this wonderful guest post!

Hey, Y’all! ¬†This is Kristy from KristyRuns.com.

Big thanks to Alayna for allowing me to do a guest post for her!  She rocks.

Alayna and I share a love of eating and cooking whole, nutritious foods…although her cooking is, like, phenomenal. ¬†Mine’s more like throw it in the oven and let it bake for 30 minutes. ¬†:)

Since I’m a runner [and always hungry], I keep my fridge and pantry stocked with delicious, healthy foods. ¬†Let’s take a peek inside them, shall we?

Some things I always keep on hand:

Nut butter. ¬†Almond, hazelnut, peanut…you name it, I love it. ¬†Whether straight out of the jar, slathered on a ‘naner, or mixed in a smoothie, the protein plus healthy fats make a satiating and tasty combo. ¬†Love.

Oatmeal. ¬†I can’t even remember the last time I ate this stuff cooked! ¬†I love to make overnight oats with them! ¬†My new favorite way to eat them is with yogurt, chopped almonds, and sliced banana. ¬†Oatmeal is packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and iron. Hello, awesome snack!

‘Naners. ¬†I always have several bunches of bananas on hand. ¬†Between smoothies, yogurt/oatmeal bowls, and slathering them with almond butter, I go through a lot of ’em.

Spinach and carrots. ¬†Speaking of smoothies, you’ve tried a green monster before, right??? ¬†So. Good. ¬†My standard recipe includes spinach, carrots, banana, frozen berries, and almond milk. ¬†Since I’m a vegetarian, I give these smoothies all the credit for keeping my iron levels at a normal level. ¬†The vitamin C in the berries helps your body absorb more iron from the spinach. ¬†I can almost hear my body thanking me when I guzzle down one of these babies.

Yogurt: ¬†I used to avoid all animal products before I went to Europe a month ago. ¬†After that trip, I realized that I could eat dairy and eggs in an ethical, responsible way. ¬†Fortunately in Atlanta, we have several local companies that produce quality organic dairy products. ¬†Calcium plus protein? ¬†I’ll take it!

But hey, sometimes you just need some gelato. ¬†ūüėČ

What are your favorite healthy foods to keep on hand?