Hi guys! We actually got our first snow of the season here yesterday – wow! Definitely thought it would be one of those “OMG IT’S GOING TO SNOW BUY THE WHOLE GROCERY STORE!” days that actually ends up just being rain, but turns out we actually got a couple inches. I made a big pot of my minestrone soup (<- recipe) on Wednesday night in anticipation of a cozy day, and was glad to have leftovers to eat yesterday for lunch!
A tip I learned during my batch cooking playdate a couple months ago: keep the pasta separate from the soup if you have leftovers you are saving. Add the pasta right before eating – that way it won’t get soggy!
Here’s some other randomness to close out the week!
1) Jason and I have launched a 2.0 version of our Nutrition for Runners program! We spent the past few months adding some additional resources to our flagship program, including:
- 11 new recipes featuring before, during, and after-run fueling options
- 3 new audio interviews with fellow RDs on fad diets (like intermittent fasting and the keto diet and whether they are appropriate for runners), running with diabetes, and the female athlete triad
- An expanded/updated “ask the dietitian Q&A” section with yours truly.
- Updated training plans
- And more!
You can get a FREE sneak preview and some helpful running nutrition tips and resources by signing up for our email list via Jason’s website here. Enjoy!
2) If you’re planning your Thanksgiving menus, be sure to check out this post: Best Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes. A few of my absolute favorites are my Savory Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash, my simple Lemon Garlic String Beans, my Pumpkin Bean Dip (fun appetizer), and when you have leftovers, try my Turkey and Wheat Berry Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette!
3) I’m honored to be on my friend Gina’s “healthy in real life” podcast this week talking about intuitive eating! We dive into what intuitive eating is, how it works, and how you can start; how to have an intuitive mindset (and not stress) over the holiday season when there are tons of parties and cookies in your face, high carb vs. low carb diets, and much more! Check it out here if you’re interested, and be sure to subscribe and listen to her other episodes, too! Her podcast is really informative and interesting – I love it.
4) I started reading Simplicity Parenting this week and am finding it really interesting so far. Have any of you guys read it? What did you think? (Also, I’ve been really into my old fave nut butter toast with plain Greek yogurt on top lately – nice way to add some extra protein to a fast and easy snack!)
Have a fabulous weekend my friends!
p.s. For my runner readers, have you heard of LetsDoThis.com? You can use it to search for races near you by location. So smart to have all the bazillion race options aggregated in one place and searchable! Wanted to share in the case it’s helpful for finding your next adventure 🙂
p.p.s. I’m fascinated by this blog post from Young House Love’s Sherry about how having a “uniform” simplifies her wardrobe. In case you couldn’t tell by my Simplicity Parenting book reading, I’m feeling the need to get rid of some of the clutter in our home lately because for me physical clutter really contributes to mental clutter/decision fatigue/stress, you know? I think part of it is because my wardrobe is a particular mess right now given that I have pre-baby clothes, newer post-baby clothes, random maternity clothes (mostly boxed away), and nursing clothes around and it just feels really chaotic. (And yes I know, very first world/privileged problems, obviously.) I went through and got rid of 4 huge trash bags full of clothes a few weeks ago, but I’m still feeling like I could stand to simplify even more. I’m really intrigued by the idea of doing something similar to a capsule wardrobe or a minimal wardrobe like Sherry has done, although I don’t know if I could be quite as extreme. Thoughts? Have you done something like this?