Aut2Run 2019 and Great Post Workout Breakfast

Last weekend was one of my favorite events, Aut2Run, benefiting the Ventura County Autism Society. We had nice cool weather for this awesome event. I like to run distances where I don’t have to think about eating when running. :) So I don’t think I’ll ever be a marathoner. I do however, like to get out there and exercise for a good cause!

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They have the greatest finisher medals!

1/2 way done here…

1/2 way done here…

I love to make an veggie egg scramble post workout. My personal favorite is to sauté mushrooms and shaved brussels sprouts. I use 1 egg and 1 egg white.

Shaved brussels sprouts from Trader Joes or Gelsons (great convenience item!!) and sliced cremini mushrooms, sautéed until a little browned.

Shaved brussels sprouts from Trader Joes or Gelsons (great convenience item!!) and sliced cremini mushrooms, sautéed until a little browned.

Add 1 egg and 1 egg white and scramble. I don’t care so much to make a beautiful omelette, just scramble it and flip it over!

Add 1 egg and 1 egg white and scramble. I don’t care so much to make a beautiful omelette, just scramble it and flip it over!

I like to put my egg creation over the top of some sturdy greens, chard, arugula, spinach and others. I picked these up at Gelsons,  Organic girl super greens . I also add a little avocado and a bit of pesto for that satisfaction factor. Addition of plant based fats helps keep us satisfied and helps to absorb those fat soluble vitamins.

I like to put my egg creation over the top of some sturdy greens, chard, arugula, spinach and others. I picked these up at Gelsons, Organic girl super greens. I also add a little avocado and a bit of pesto for that satisfaction factor. Addition of plant based fats helps keep us satisfied and helps to absorb those fat soluble vitamins.

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Last but not least, pair it with a piece of whole grain toast and some berries for a delicious, nutritious and satisfying meal!

Last but not least, pair it with a piece of whole grain toast and some berries for a delicious, nutritious and satisfying meal!

Cheers to your health! Loving my post race Starbucks passion fruit iced tea! :)

Cheers to your health! Loving my post race Starbucks passion fruit iced tea! :)

What are your favorite veggie combinations? Use whatever you have on hand! Making an egg scramble helps to get veggies in early in the day! Enjoy!!

Soups ON!

Soups ON!

It has been a chilly and rainy winter in Southern California. And more rain is here this weekend so…a good time to try some soup! A couple weeks ago after a nice but unseasonably cold bike ride, I pulled out an older edition Food and Nutrition Magazine from 2015 and found a bunch of soups to make. I am posting 2 of them here.

My DC trip and new obsession

My DC trip and new obsession

Hello everyone, Hope all is well! I just returned from a trip to Washington DC to my National Conference, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, #FNCE2018. It was a great trip, both the conference and sightseeing.

I attended sessions on Exploring the Microbiome and Diabetes, Disordered Eating and the Science of Emotion, Mindfulness, the Neurobiology of Dieting and Improving Mental Health, Prevention of Metabolic Adaptation in Weight Loss as well as Genetic Testing and Dietary Reference Intake research.

Dinner Tonight and Another Favorite Thing!

Dinner Tonight and Another Favorite Thing!

Quick post for a quick meal. If you know me, you know I love a good one pot meal, less clean up and great way to get a lot of veggies in without making them separately. The nutrition pros: Vitamin E rich plant based fats, loads of veggies that range from vitamin A, B vitamins to vitamin C. Also, you have hit the jackpot when your teen says, "You have to make this often!" Not just a healthy dish but creamy and scrumptious too! 

A New Favorite Thing and a Quick Dinner Idea

A New Favorite Thing and a Quick Dinner Idea

Hi everyone, hope you have been enjoying the summer! I have a new favorite thing, well actually a couple, but I'll post more later. This gem is a wonderful convenience item you can feel good about eating...shaved brussels sprouts. I've always loved brussels sprouts and make them often. I'll probably love my new find even more in the winter months but I found some cool enough mornings and even a few evenings to roast these guys in the oven. If you can't imagine turning on the oven in mid August, this product can work well raw in a salad or a slaw as well or sautéed with other veggies.