Runner’s World: Southern Unfried Chicken

I haven’t talked about food in awhile so why not start with fried (or “unfried”) chicken! 

Borrowed this recipe from the Runner’s World Cookbook so definitely check it out for more great recipes for runners. Disclaimer: we didn’t have all of the ingredients so we improvised a little.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 teaspoons hot sauce (we used Texas Pete)
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast; cut in half
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1.5 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons garlic powder (we used garlic salt)
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (we used a little bit of chili powder)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Combine buttermilk and hot sauce in a bowl – use to marinade chicken for at least one hour.
  2. Combine everything else (all the dry ingredients) in a large resealable bag. Shake to blend.
  3. Use the mixture in the bag to coat each piece of chicken.
  4. Place chicken on a baking sheet (coat with cooking spray). Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  6. Done!

I was pretty hangry making this recipe but it was pretty easy overall. We ate it with brown rice and asparagus, yum!

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Although I still prefer water as my drink of choice, I realize that it may not have all the benefits that this product brings to the table. I use some of the other nuun products for replenishment after exercise so I love that this product is toned down and designed for everyday use to maintain and improve wellness and hydration. “Electrolytes aren’t just for exercise, nuun vitamins hydrates better than water alone“.

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Happy Snacking

I’ve been eating Mamma Chia Organic Vitality Granola clusters left and right! The clusters come in four amazing flavors and go great with yogurt or even straight of of the bag.

  • Honey & Oats
  • Cinnamon Pecan
  • Vanilla Almond
  • Wild Blueberry

I love this product because they offer so many more health benefits than the packaged granola (with tons of added sugar). The clusters are packed with 10 grams of protein and are soy and dairy free. 

Check them out here! 

Revamped Coconut Flour Pancakes

I thought my first recipe was good but I’ve tweaked it and it’s so much better!!!

Pancake Ingredients

  • 1 banana mashed
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp honey

Topping Ideas

  • 1 banana (or fruit) for topping
  • Maple syrup for topping

Mix the ingredients together and fry in a pan with some coconut oil. It is so good and it holds better than my first recipe.

Enjoy! 🙂

Acai Bowl

With my boyfriend being from Hawaii, I am obsessed with acai bowls! It was also the perfect meal after my 10 mile run this morning. 🙂 

Here’s what you need:

What You’ll Need

  • 1 Sambazon Pure Unsweetened Superfruit Pack – I get mine from Whole Foods
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk – you can use any
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
  • Top with honey, granola (Mamma Chia granola clusters) and fruit

Enjoy!
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Workout Recovery Shake

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What’s for breakfast today?

Amazing Grass Protein Superfood – Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

Last week I tried the protein mixed with unsweetened almond milk so I decided to get creative and make a shake after my gym sesh.

  • Amazing Grass Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 tbsp Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Ice cubes

It was DELICIOUS – I want to drink this every day. Amazing Grass is the first plant-based protein that I’ve tried (I usually opt for Whey). It still amazes me that you can get 20 grams of protein from pea, quinoa, chia and  hemp.

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Bob’s Red Mill

It’s been an awesome couple of days with some awesome packages of products to try out! Thank you Bob’s Red Mill!
I’ll be following with some recipes and reviews on the new Bob’s Red Mill Protein Powders:

  • Vanilla Protein Powder
  • Chocolate Protein Powder
  • Chai Protein Powder
  • Protein & Fiber – Unflavored & unsweetened

I love that all of these products are vegan and gluten-free!

Check out this coupon for Bob’s Red Mill!

http://www.bobsredmill.com/get-a-coupon.html

Mamma Chia – Chia Squeeze

  
Ok… I’m a huge fan!!! 

These little packs are really convenient and squeeze more nutrients into your day. My favorite thing is that they’re only 70 calories so they are a perfect snack to carry around throughout the day.

There are 6 available flavors:

  • Blackberry Bliss
  • Wild Raspberry
  • Green Magic
  • Mango Coconut
  • Strawberry Banana
  • Cherry Beet

Don’t forget to check out other Mamma Chia products!

Thank You Mamma Chia!!!

I am so excited to be trying all of these Mamma Chia products!!!! I love Mamma Chia because of their dedication to be a true conscious and sustainable company. They donate one percent of sales to support farmers, community groups and organizations that build healthy, local food systems.

Why choose chia? Chia seeds are the richest plant-based source of Omega-3s on the planet. An excellent source of dietary fiber, complete protein and antioxidants, both the Maya and Aztecs held this ancient seed in high esteem for increasing vitality, strength, and overall good health.

Keep an eye out my reviews to come on these products!

  •  Organic Chia Granola Clusters
  • Organic Chia Squeeze
  • Organic Chia Vitality Bars
  • Organic Chia & Greens beverages
  • Organic Chia Seed

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