March 28 2018
Each of these eight recipes celebrates the arrival of spring produce and is full of the nutrients athletes need to get through each workout.
It’s finally starting to feel like spring, and that gets me excited about spring vegetables. I am definitely a salad-for-lunch girl, but sometimes I need my salads to have a little more heft. And by heft, I mean carbs! This mother runner loves to refuel with some healthy, carbohydrate-filled salads.
This protein-packed spring pea salad is filled with healthy eats to refuel your body after your next run or gym session. Loaded with fresh peas, sugar snap peas, pistachios and bow-tie pasta, this easy and healthy pasta salad will likely become your go-to lunch this spring. Hope you enjoy!
Makes 2 servings
Steam fresh and sugar snap peas in microwave until tender (about 2 minutes). Combine all salad ingredients in large bowl. Whisk together dressing ingredients and drizzle on top.
Chef’s Notes: I kept this spring pea pasta salad vegetarian; however, you could easily add tuna, grilled chicken, white beans or shrimp for a more filling meal.
Looking for more vegetarian runner fuel? Check out my Meatless Monday ideas each week on ConfessionsOfAMotherRunner.com.