Due to my position at PowerBar, I am often traveling during the week and over the weekend. Brett doesn’t love to cook, although he would tell you he loves to cook pasta, chili and hotdogs. Quite the repitoir…So, what I do, and what you can do if you leave home and want your family to still eat
 I travel quite a bit for my job, and it can be pretty tiring, plus it means time away from Brett and Rogue. One of the perks (depending on how you look at it) though is that I get to eat out quite a bit. I love to cook if it wasn’t obvious from how much
Fall is my favorite time of year. The leaves change, the air becomes cool and crisp, you pull out your favorite sweater, root vegetables, pumpkins and apple cider come front and center, and unfortunately, the dreaded cold and flu season begins. As athletes, getting a cold during heavy training, can be quite common. Previously, a
My post yesterday was all about the benefits of beets for athletes, and the general population as well. After picking up two bunches of beets at the farmer’s market, I had some to spare. So, I roasted some, and boiled some. A friend sent me a red velvet cupcake recipe, that had beets as an
For athletes, as well as for the average person, beets are a super food. Why is this you ask? Multiple reasons, lets talk about why. Beets contain high amounts of inorganic nitrate. Nitrate gets converted to nitrite, and finally to nitric oxide. During exercise, nitric oxide is important for: Mitochondrial respiration Regulation of blood flow
I’m a planner…. in all aspects of my life. I like to plan everything from a camping trip, to a party, to the weekly meals at home. And each week, I ask Brett, what he wants to have for dinner. And almost every time I get, grilled cheese and tomato soup. And almost every time
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I’ve always loved breakfast foods from eggs, to pancakes to oatmeal. And I often like breakfast for dinner, especially if you need a quick meal, aren’t sure what to cook, or are on a budget. Eggs and oatmeal are some of the cheapest foods out there. So
Protein muffins take 2. From blueberry banana to a chocolately peanut butter banana muffin. Yumm. I had 2 inspirations for these protein muffins. Well, 3 actually. 1. One of my athletes asked for a chocolate protein muffin 2. Back in Oregon when we owned and ran our endurance training studio, I created a chocolate recovery
Today is IM Louisville and my athlete Faith is competing. Since I can’t be there in person, I’m glued to my phone/computer watching IMLive.com and making muffins. Yum.  And I have to share on here, she just got out of the water in a 1:42!!! I am so proud of her and her hard work.
Even though it is still  pretty hot here in Baltimore, I wanted to bake something in the oven. I like making meals that you can spend time up front, then you have that meal for several days/meals. I know some people don’t like leftovers, but I love leftovers. They are quick to heat and sometimes

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