May 24 2018
A registered dietitian drank beetroot juice for a week before running a half marathon to gauge how the nutrient-rich fuel would affect her.
Summer is a marvelous time, with its beaches, bathing suits and tropical drinks, but fall can’t be beat with the abundance of pumpkins, apples and chunky sweaters (not to mention the best running weather). To get you ready for fall, we compiled some of the most fall-worthy recipes around.
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This delicious fall flavored ‘cake’ is actually a hearty breakfast. Made with oats, apples and cinnamon and baked in the oven, this baked oatmeal can be enjoyed any morning of the week.
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Figs are only in season for a short period in the fall, and this salad gives you a reason to pick them up when they’re fresh. The mixture of bitter arugula with juicy figs, sweet dried cherries, creamy gorgonzola and candied walnuts is the perfect way to transition to fall.
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Doesn’t this roasted squash look like it belongs on your Thanksgiving table? Well, it’s ridiculously simple to make and packed with nutrients, so you can enjoy it all fall long. Plus, a little maple syrup goes a long way.
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Pumpkin swirl on top of brownies! Do we even need to say anymore? As an added bonus, these brownies are made with black beans, so they are lower in calories and higher in protein. Feel free to have more than one.
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These butternut squash bites look elegant, but they have only a few ingredients and take less than 30 minutes to make. With the combo of butternut squash and cheddar cheese, these are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
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“Pump up your protein post workout with a fun twist on a seasonal classic – PSL! Halo Top is a protein packed ice cream treat that will leave you feeling satiated and satisfied as you dive into fall!” says Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN.
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If there’s anything more fall-ish than pumpkin, it’s homemade applesauce. This version includes ginger and pear and has none of the nasty stuff you might find in store bought apple sauce. Slathered on a nice piece of toast, this would make great pre-run fuel.
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As this blogger writes, these roasted veggies are like “the flavors of fall on a plate”. Brussels sprouts and root vegetables are roasted in a mixture of maple syrup, balsamic vinegar and sriracha for a sweet and spicy bite.
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The mixture of a sweet juicy fig with salty prosciutto may be one of the best flavor combinations of all time. Throwing it on a flatbread and calling it a pizza makes it off the charts delicious.