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I know I know! I need to update you all on the past 5 months of my life, but let’s start with quite delicious EATS this weekend!

Asparagus is in season! Peak season is April through June. As one of my favorite vegetables, asparagus is so easy cook, whether it is steaming, baking/roasting, sautéing, or grilling! No peeling is required. All you have to do to prepare you asparagus to be cooked is to wash the asparagus and snap off the ends to remove the toughest part of the asparagus. Asparagus contains a high content of folic acid and vitamin K, but also good sources of vitamin B1 (thiamine), copper, selenium, vitamins C, vitamin E, fiber, and potassium! Cook asparagus by itself with olive oil, lemon juice, black pepper, and maybe a sprinkle of asiago or parmesan cheese OR add asparagus to stir fries, omelets/quiche, pizza, pasta, quinoa/orzo salad, or to whatever you desire!

 Egg White Quiche with Asparagus, Broccoli, Spinach and Goat Cheese

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Crust made with sliced red potatoes. No milk/cream in this recipe! Secret ingredient is 0% plain greek yogurt intend of ricotta! Inspired by recipe I found on pinterest.

I can’t wait to eat the rest of this quiche for breakfast and dinners this week! I unconsciously meal prepped when all I wanted to do was try something new in the kitchen..yay!

Fresh Strawberry Cherry Lemonade

(Juiced everything, but the lemon peel in the vitamix)

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Broccoli, Shallot, and Cheese Omelet-Wich

While my quiche was baking, I was starving so I used up the rest of my eggs to make a broccoli/shallot and cheese omelet-wich (omelet folded on a whole grain english muffin)

While my quiche was baking, I was starving so I used up the rest of my eggs to make an omelet-wich (omelet folded on a whole grain english muffin)

Pre-Run Classic

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Whole Grain Cinnamon Raisin Toast with peanut butter topped with banana and strawberry slices & Coffee!

Such an easy breakfast to make in your hotel room! This is a quick meal/snack to make at 5-6 AM (when you are not completely awake) and the ingredients don’t have to be refrigerated! About 30 minutes before my long runs, I always have shake made with UCAN, along with unsweetened vanilla almond milk, half a banana or berries, and sometimes a scoop or two of PB2. Today, I blended my shake with chocolate UCAN, almond milk, and frozen cherries…one of my new favorite combinations!

Notice my LOVE run mug in the above pictures 🙂 Last week, I ran the LOVE Run half marathon in the pouring rain! I wasn’t mad about the rain at all since this run was strictly for a training run to get in the racing mode, work on my Boston pace (7:45-8 min pace), and practice my fuel/fluid strategy. If anything, the rain made the run more challenging and I would rather do a long run with 100’s of people instead of by myself!

Let me give a shout out to the BF for cheering me on bright and early on his Sunday and capturing a few pics and a video of me in the cold and windy storm! My bib broke on one corner so I had to tuck it in my belt, which I think messed up the timing sensor on my bib….so these pictures are proof that I raced! I finished around 1:43.00, which is not a PR, but a good time for the rain and sticking close to Boston pace.

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Berry Dense Oatmeal Muffins 

These muffins have been a great afternoon/pre workout snack instead of grabbing a granola bar OR snacking on who-knows-what I can grab my hands on after work. 2 muffins equals are about 1 cup of cooked oatmeal. Today, I enjoyed 2 muffins with a little PB and blueberry jam after my 22 mile run (my last long run before Boston..yay!). Quick fuel and CHO replenishment! I also grabbed a handful of PB pretzels and pretzel sticks to eat while I got a mani and pedi catching up with a girlfriend. I highly recommend a pedi after a long run..not necessarily to clean your feet, but for the foot and calf massage!

Asparagus Broccoli Arugula Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Pizza

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Homemade pesto with basil, arugula, pine nuts/walnut mixture, olive oil, garlic powder, salt/pepper to taste

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The best post long run dinner ever! Continued to replenish my carbs with this tasty pizza dipped in warm tomato sauce!

As I am writing this, but stomach is growling! Red grapes are calling me name for a desert and to continue replenishing my carbohydrate stores!

I am so glad I could finally write a post to end my sunshine filled weekend! It is time for me to say goodnight to be ready for a full day at Drexel University, which is a new part-time job since I last posted! 🙂

Currently, I am Drexel’s Student Wellness Dietitian (strictly students of the entire Drexel’s student body (athletes and non-athletes), as well as a Dietitian to assist with nutrition counseling for an employee wellness program. I am still working for Family Food, LLC for the majority of my work, which is a combination of nutrition counseling for individuals at their work place (a part of their corporate wellness program) OR in the comfort of their home! My weeks are busy, but the variety of work (university setting, corporate setting, and home setting) keeps me on my toes and of course happy!

Thank you for reading!

I hope to post more frequently than the past 5 months and continue catch you up my obstacles, successes, and fun times with family and friends!

* Staying Boston Strong *