The fit and fabulous members of the Cabot Fit Team share their favorite recipes to fuel your workouts, help you get race-ready, and aid in your post-race recovery.#Fit, #fabulous, and fantastic cooks - the #CabotFit Team members share some of their fave fuel #recipes @cabotcheese Click To Tweet
The farm families who own Cabot have always embraced the importance of a healthy lifestyle. One of the ways they knew they could support the benefits of eating right and regular exercise was by creating the Cabot Fit Team. This impressive group of food bloggers, along with farmers, and Cabot staffers, is devoted not only developing and sharing wholesome recipes, but also sharing their passion for fitness.
On the first weekend in August, the 2015 Cabot Fit Team will gather in Cape Elizabeth, Maine to run the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race, a race so popular that online registration took less than four and a half minutes to fill the 6,000 entries. Our lucky Fit Team bloggers, who come from around the country, will not only have the opportunity to toe the start line with some of the fastest runners in the world, they will also be treated to a weekend of activities on the beautiful coast of Maine.
Our Cabot Fit Team bloggers know the importance of eating healthy, nutritious foods to fuel busy lives. Balanced meals made with wholesome ingredients will keep you satisfied and energized for all that life has to bring your way, whether it’s a long day at work, a day of fun at the beach, or getting ready for a big race.
We asked the Fit Team what they would recommend for pre- and post-race meals and this is what they had to say:
Let’s start with Cabot Fit Team alumna Kelly Mahoney of Kelly the Culinarian. When it comes to fueling for races, Kelly really knows her stuff. After all, this wonder woman is an Ironman, a finisher of one of the most challenging athletic events in the world – a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike, and a 26.2-mile run.
Kelly swears by her Protein Pancake recipe; it’s so simple and so tasty – a great choice for fueling, either before a race or after, because it’s loaded with protein…and flavor. And her yummy Pumpkin Yogurt recipe is another quick, easy, totally delicious way to fill your tank before or after you run.
Fit Team member Whitney Bond of Little Leopard Book tells us: “For a post-race recovery meal, I’m always trying to get a balance of carbs and protein, which usually means a burger for me! These Carne Asada Sliders are one of my favorite new recipes on my blog. They’re the perfect balance of carbs, protein, healthy fat from the avocado and a little Cabot cheese for after a race.”
Registered Dietician and Fit Team member Julie Harrington of RDelicious Kitchen is one more fan of pancakes as fitness food. She loves these Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes with a Blueberry Chia Sauce after an early morning weekend run. Also on her go-to list of great food that keeps your energy up is her Gluten Free Vegetable Quiche. And if you have a bit of a sweet tooth, but want to satisfy it with something wholesome and nutritious, Julie recommends her Pumpkin Pie Chia Mousse.
Brianne Izzo of Cupcakes & Kale Chips will be running her first 10K in August. But Brianne knows the value of eating healthy foods to perform your very best. Her savory favorite food-as-fuel is her Smoky Cheddar Roasted Cauliflower Hummus, a nutritious treat that won’t make you feel guilty about snacking.And if she’s craving something sweet, she goes right for this light, delicious Cherry Vanilla Almond Smoothie. It hits the (sweet) spot every time.
Kita Roberts of Pass the Sushi created a frozen treat that will not only cool you down after a hot workout, it’s loaded with healthy ingredients like Greek yogurt and blueberries. This Roasted Blueberry Graham Cracker Crumble Frozen Yogurt is a perfect post-race pick-me-up that will do your body good. Like her Cabot Fit Teammate Whitney, Kita thinks sliders are a great way to refuel after a big race. She likes these Turkey Sliders with Avocado Ranch Dressing to satisfy a hungry runner.
Veteran racer and returning Cabot Fit Team member Anne Mauney of FANNEtastic Food knows a lot about what to eat for peak performance because she’s a Registered Dietitian as well as a marathoner, yogi, CrossFitter, and lover of the outdoors. Her Banana Spelt Muffins are moist, flavorful, and tender, a great way to fuel up on race day. She is also a fan of a simple breakfast, like this one of poached eggs on toast with Cabot Cheddar on a bed of wilted kale. That is a winning combination, whether you’re racing down the road or racing to get to work!
Audra Fullerton, better known to her online fans as The Baker Chick has some delicious and timesaving solutions to pre- and post-race meals. First up is her fun and fruity Roasted Plum and Raspberry Smoothie. It’s a pretty pink concoction that is a quick and delicious way to add flavor and protein to a morning meal or afternoon snack. And how’s this for convenience? Audra’s Freezer-Ready Breakfast Burritos let you make a healthy, satisfying breakfast in advance, so you’ll never have an excuse for not starting your day off with a nutritious meal.
Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD is half of the Teaspoon of Spice blogging team and one of the founders of The Recipe Redux. One of Deanna’s go-to pre-race meals is this savory Green Garlic & Asparagus Couscous loaded with protein, healthy carbohydrates, and flavor. After a race, she likes to recover with her favorite Banana Mocha Frappe, a tasty recovery drink for any hungry runner.
And finally, Diane Boyd, RD of Cape Fear Nutrition likes oatmeal before a race and her recipe for Oatmeal Brûlée makes race preparation special…and delicious! For race recovery, Diane suggests this cooling, comforting Banana Cream Pie Smoothie. In addition to the smoothie recipe, this post is loaded with great nutritional information about a healthy way to recover after your next race.
Be sure to follow our Cabot Fit Team bloggers, where you can get their latest recipes, fun stories, and inspiration for your own fitness journey. And don’t forget, there are lots more delicious recipes for every meal and every occasion on the Cabot website. Or sign up for the Cabot Newsletter, filled with tasty recipes, up-to-the-minute news and information, and exclusive online promotions.
Candace Karu reports on all there is to discover and love about food and farming as well as communicating Cabot’s mission to support community, volunteerism, and sustainability. Whether online, on air, or in person, her job is to amplify the passion and commitment of the 1200 farm families who own Cabot. When Candace is not representing Cabot, she lives, cooks, and works out in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Post updated on 2/2/16