Post-Run Recovery Meals.
After yesterday’s 13 mile morning run, I came home and immediately went flying to the refrigerator. I chugged a Gatorade on the drive home, but other than that I just had water during my run. I made myself an amazing vegetarian sandwich, with a side of delicious couscous salad.
English muffin with hummus, tempeh, avocado, and red pepper slices – totally delicious and humongous.
Couscous salad that I threw together when we got home from the beach – 2 cups couscous mixed with cucumbers, olives, a diced tomato, and a dressing of rice wine vinegar, olive oil, and lemon juice.
It was actually really similar to my favorite quinoa tabouli recipe, but with couscous subbed in for the tabouli.
It was delicious and filling and exactly what I needed to fill me back up after the long run. Flash forward to dinner! Yes, you heard that correctly – you get two meals for the price of one today. :)
I’ve been feeling very carb heavy recently, and especially after snacking all weekend at the beach, I was really wanting some fresh vegetables for dinner.
Roasted mushrooms and potatoes, fresh green beans, and a scary looking white bean mixture that looked awful, but tasted delicious.
I roasted these mushrooms at 375 this time – a little lower than I usually do – and they turned out fabulous! Casey was raving about them! Just a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper – roasted in a baking pan for about 20 minutes. Perfection.
Scary white bean mixture – I know, this looks disgusting. We actually took a can of cannelini beans and tossed them in a bit of the cucumber and avocado soup (!) that was leftover from last week’s Farm to Table Dinner. Very tasty!
Roasted russet potato wedges. I felt like a pile of white potatoes were justified by a 13 mile run. These were good, but honestly – every time I eat regular white potatoes I am reminded that I like sweet potatoes so much more.
Delicious green beans – just a simple steam and heat here, and tossed with salt and pepper. The key ingredient was the finishing touch – I added 1 tsp of coconut oil and stirred to coat before serving. It made the flavor POP – amazing what one teaspoon can do!
Mmmmmmmmm. Good food to refuel after a long run.
I am lucky enough to have this sunny Monday off from work, so I’m planning to get a lot done from home today. Casey and I are about to head out to a coffee shop with our laptops – I find that I am so much more productive when I am out of the house. I wonder if that has anything to do with this?