I ran 11 miles on Sunday. 11 miles! Can you believe it? I can’t, but my knees sure can – they’re still recovering. According to my heart rate monitor, those 11 miles burned off over 1100 calories! That, my dear fit and focused friends is where healthy carbs come in to play.
This week, I whipped up a new healthy pasta dish and it’s been mighty tasty. Say hello to this bowl of yum!
I was planning on making a recipe from No Meat Athlete. I wrote up a grocery list and my boyfriend offered to do the shopping while I was off running the aforementioned 11 miles. Well… turns out my boyfriend may need a little lesson in vegetables. The recipe called for some yellow squash. When I returned home, there were three huge acorn squash in my kitchen. Not having the main ingredient to the No Meat Athlete recipe, I had to improvise.
I had some kale that was about to turn, so I sautéed that up with some garlic and chili peppers, tossed in some shrimp, added fresh tomatoes, and tossed it all together with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pasta, and fresh basil. Waiting for the pasta to cook was the hardest part!
Pasta isn’t always the healthiest choice, but if you load it up with delicious veggies and proteins, you end up needing less of the pasta to make the meal filling and get just the right amount of carbs to fuel the runner in you.
How do you fuel up on healthy carbs? Any good running recipes?
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