Crock pot soup after a long run

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What’s the best thing after a long run? A delicious and nutritious meal.  To come home to a house filled with enticing aroma is a simple pleasure of life we sometimes overlook. Crock pots are great.  All you have to do is put the food in before the long run and when you come home its ready depending on how long your run was and what foods you select.  Today I chose potato bean coconut milk soup and it smells and tastes heavenly.  It was easy too. All I did was use a couple of cans of navy beans, a can of unsweetened coconut milk,  potatoes,  and I added golden brown onions I sautéed in a separate pan in butter first then added it to the soup. The flavors all combine beautiful and really hit the spot on this cold day. My run this morning started with a temperature of only 30 degrees. The sun came out in gorgeous abundance when I finished my run but the temperature hadn’t changed much at that time. Any time of the year is a good time for soup but especially when it’s cold.  This soup provides everything a runner needs to refuel the body appropriately after a hard workout.  Potatoes have more potassium than the bananas most runners grab after a race or run. Beans provide a perfect way to get the protein you need plus lots of nutrients.  Athletes need more protein than non athletes.  A non athlete needs .37 grams per pound of body weight in protein per day. Protein needs go up the more you tax your body, so try different things and see what works best for you.  There are so many ways to get protein just make sure you get enough every day to feel fit forever.

Beet and Carrot Chips

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Homemade beet and carrot chips are so delicious and so easy! Plus they’re loaded with everything you need to fuel your body with the best nutritional value of most any other foods. Why not have your cake and eat it too…so to speak.  These taste like the best crunchy chips you’ve ever had,  yet they will leave you feeling full of energy.  Just place on cookie sheet at 350 degrees lightly coated with olive oil and fresh ground pepper.  Bake till crisp.  Make sure they are as dry as possible. A little wetness is fine. I used canned beets and just strained them and it was fine. No need to pat dry with paper towel unless this works for you.  Enjoy and eat healthy every day to #feelfitforever

My Invention

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If you love to ride and you love to read, try my great invention. All you need is a serving tray and bungee cords. Just like in running you have faster days and slower days in training. This great invention is perfect for slower days and especially if you are pressed for time and need to read and exercise. This works perfectly. Cross training is essential no matter what you love to do because it helps you to be your best. Why not be your best while feeding your brain and feeding your body with healthy, healing exercise?