I’m super excited to kick off this work week on Toronto’s #1 morning show: Breakfast Television, sharing my love for all things food and running – tied into one fun segment!! Click here to watch the segment.
Pre and post run summer foods…..
I’ve always said summertime meals & snacks should be about simple, do-nothing (or very little) recipes. Our Canadian summers are far too short to be working up a sweat in the kitchen. These delicious and good-for you recipes will allow you to enjoy summer grub without sabotaging all your hard work on foot (*for those who may be training for a fall race). These recipes are great for active families on-the-summertime-go! Biking, hiking, camping, a day at the amusement park, or just chilling out in your own back yard!! Happy summertime eating!
Cashew Berry Basil Shake: One of my favourite ways to refuel after a warm weather run is with a post workout shake. Take advantage of fresh local berries and your herb garden. Yup, you read that right – for a dose of summer freshness add a handful of basil to your morning shake. I’m also a big fan of Earth’s Own Cashew Fresh Original – this creamy and delicious dairy free beverage is made with 100% real cashews, is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, is low in fat and contains only 50 calories per (1 cup/250 mL) serving. For more information about Earth’s Own Cashew Fresh, and Cashew Fresh Unsweetened click here.
Peanuts: Peanuts are my go-to snack of choice and have been for many years. Peanuts are filled with plant protein, healthy fats, and fibre. Munching on peanuts satisfies my mid-day hunger, and fuels my body with the quality vitamins and minerals it needs as a runner. I eat them by the handful, and use them as an ingredient too. Peanut Bureau has a number of satisfying and nutritious recipes. For more tasty recipes, and to learn more about the health benefits of peanuts, click here. Here are a few of my favourite recipes made with peanuts:
*click on each pink title for recipe*
*A savoury mid-day snack, or pre-run nibble to get you through your workout. Serve with pita wedges, and/or veggie sticks. Also makes a tasty after school snack, my boys love bean dips.
*Craving a sweet treat? Or need a post run quick fix? These power balls will satisfy your sweet tooth and fuel your body at the same time. I often add dark chocolate chips – for an extra dose of yum. These make a fun and tasty snack to pack up for road trips too – steer clear of the drive-thru on your summer outings, and munch on peanut power balls instead.
Herb Garden Lamb Burgers: Nothing screams summer like a homemade burger off the grill. Celebrate backyard cooking with a juicy burger. I promise, this tasty summer staple will be a favourite among your grilling repertoire.
For all my pre and post run summer recipes featured in Running Room Magazine, and prepared on Breakfast Television, click here.
Charmaine is a chef and recipe developer. She is a regular guest on Rogers Daytime York Region, and food writer for Running Room Magazine sharing her love and enthusiasm for all things food and cooking.
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Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys, Tyler & Colgan. Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind.
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