Recent Eats


I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s guest post regarding tune up races. Laura really is the greatest for explaining the running stuff.

If you don’t already read Laura’s blog, she actually shared a wonderful post last week about how she is making sure she eats enough during her marathon training. I think this is why I love her so much — she often talks about how to eat enough, rather than about how to run on as little food as possible.

While training with Laura for my upcoming half marathon, I have definitely looked to her as an example and reminder to eat even more than I usually do. My additions are often subtle but my body notices – larger sweet potatoes, extra oatmeal, more bananas plus eggs and extra slices of avocado — these foods have helped me to feel more satisfied while increasing the intensity of my mileage.

Some recent meals from the last few days….


Oatmeal with egg whites, Skoop B-Strong, frozen blueberries and cinnamon.


I don’t go through peanut butter as often as I did so oats in a jar are a special occasion. Cold oatmeal mixed with Skoop B-Strong, blueberries and peanut butter. A splash of almond milk too.

oats in a jar

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This egg sandwich is a favorite of mine. I cooked a quick spinach and onion omelette and placed it between super toasted cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread with mashed avocado.

egg sandwich

Same type of quick omelette as the above only this time with roasted sweet potato wedges and avocado on top.

omelette with roasted sweet potatoes


Even though I can make my own whole wheat vegetable pizza, I still like to go out to the pizza place. We love Villa Monte for their specialty pies including their incredible veggie-loaded whole wheat slice.


Giant greek salads from the Premier diner are my favorite. I ordered this greek salad with avocado.

greek salad

Surprisingly, I haven’t one picture of dessert. After last week’s need for a brownie sundae, I settled right back in to my usual night-time apple with some peanut butter. Wait — I did have my typical cup of Cold Stone Saturday night but I didn’t take a picture —which sort of makes it feel like it didn’t even happen.

Islanders playoff game tonight! Getting excited 🙂

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What have you been loving to eat lately? Anything different than usual?

What do you eat more of when you are training for a race?


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  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine April 20, 2016, 5:36 am

    Those sweet potato wedges look amazing! I don’t think I have been eating anything different than usual lately but I have noticed I have been on a peanut butter kick. Some weeks it’s almond butter, this week it’s PB.
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  • Michele @ paleorunningmomma April 20, 2016, 5:55 am

    Drew would definitely approve of that egg sandwich – lately he’s been requesting the cinnamon raisin ezekiel toast with scrambled eggs, and then he makes his own little sandwiches after I give it to him. Great minds think alike 🙂 I agree that more of the good stuff is necessary when training as you are!
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  • Susie @ SuzLyfe April 20, 2016, 6:33 am

    I don’t even know where to start. I want each and every thing! I eat more granola when training for a race because it is calorie dense. I am currently out of oatmeal and it suuuuuucks
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  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes April 20, 2016, 8:34 am

    Thank you so much for sharing my link! I love talking with you about food and training 🙂 That egg sandwich looks so delicious. I definitely eat more training for a race. Lately I’ve been obsessed with lentils, sweet potatoes, and tahini. Such a satisfying lunch!
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  • Jen@bubblyrunner.com April 20, 2016, 9:05 am

    I love that she talks about how to eat more too–and I’ve definitely started following her lead when it comes to that. My body feels SO much better during training when I add in more carbs–protein oatmeal, sweet potatoes in my salads, avocado and nuts, etc. I find I’m snacking less and craving sugar less by doing this, and my body just feels better and bounces back better doing this.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles April 20, 2016, 9:08 am

      totally agree with you! It’s amazing what some simple small additions can make

  • Ellie April 20, 2016, 9:15 am

    I think I always eat a lot, so training for a race and normal fitness are usually the same. Sometimes I want more of a specific thing like walnuts [random] or guacamole so I eat a higher percentage of my total calories of those foods, but I think the overall calories stay the same. I’ve never measured though so probably subconsciously I eat more. It would be interesting to see.
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  • Alyssa @ renaissancerunnergirl April 20, 2016, 9:57 am

    I’ve realized I need to increase my intake in a more balanced way after days like this Sunday and other long run days. It isn’t just about the refuel, it’s about how you eat on a daily basis to sustain all the activity, and with marathon training coming up I know it’ll be especially important (for me, and the people I interact with so they don’t want to kill me when I’m hangry…)
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles April 20, 2016, 10:45 am

      yup, totally agree. simple adjustments like adding a little more at each meal and making sure you get enough carbs and protein does the trick immediately. i am not friendly to be around when i am hungry either!

  • Sarah @pickyrunner April 20, 2016, 10:04 am

    I’m all about roasted potatoes and pizza. Two favorites/staples in my diet. I miss homemade pizza… but there’s something special about going out for really good pizza too.
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  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 20, 2016, 10:47 am

    I’m totally the same way – I just eat bigger portions of what I normally eat… and a lot of the time it involves oats, bananas, potatoes, rice, and chocolate 😛 And I totally agree that it’s so refreshing to come across someone who’s not promoting eating LESS. It’s like yeah, we could survive on less, but why would we want to walk around like zombies?!
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  • Shannon April 20, 2016, 10:51 am

    I have been loving pineapple! I could eat a whole one in one sitting they are so good!
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  • Suzy April 20, 2016, 10:58 am

    I always love your Greek salad pictures. The feta is heavenly. I eat way more protein when my mileage is high. I crave it, I need it. I never snagged that protein powder when you emailed me the coupon so I should check it out now!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles April 20, 2016, 1:40 pm

      I think of you every time I have the big greek salad since I know you love those photos. it’s so good!

  • Caroline M April 20, 2016, 1:38 pm

    That egg and avocado sandwich might be my love language. I need to make that ASAP! And vegetable pizza is the bomb.com. I need to eat your meals really soon so I can be happy 🙂
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles April 20, 2016, 1:39 pm

      love that egg and avocado sandwich! it is really so good and satisfying.

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 20, 2016, 3:33 pm

    That sandwich looks awesome! And the pizza – I love a good Greek salad on the side too. Makes me feel all healthy. LOL!
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  • Gianna @ Run, Lift, Repeat April 20, 2016, 4:31 pm

    I pretty much eat the same whether training for a race or not, just probably a little extra on tougher workout days.
    I saw the stuffed grape leaves in your salad and that has been my obsession. I am eating multiple every day lately!
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  • Emily April 20, 2016, 7:06 pm

    I have been waffling back and forth on what protein powders to do… Why is Skoop your favorite? 🙂 I love how you sandwiched your omelet. It looks SO good. 🙂
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles April 21, 2016, 6:40 am

      If you are looking for a good tasting plant based protein powder, skoop in my opinion is the best! I love the taste and texture, it bakes well and mixes well into anything and everything! totally worth it