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. 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. ;)
What are your favorite healthy foods to keep on hand?