Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Guest Post: She's on the Run

Pretty much everyone has that one friend who is an ace in the kitchen. Among my friends, that person is Alysha, who blogs over at She's on the Run

Over the years, I've sampled many of Alysha's creations, including Lightened-Up Spinach Artichoke Dip, Coco Banana PB Crave Balls and Whiskey Tiramisu. She's also the one who introduced me to Tater Tot Casserole, one of my all-time favorite comfort foods!

Anyhow, today, we're in for a treat, because Alysha agreed to do a guest post featuring a healthy AND delicious recipe that will help fuel your workouts this summer.

Thanks so much, Alysha!

 We bond over sweets and running!

Hi, Eat. Host. Run. Style. readers! I’m so excited that Sun is letting me guest post on her blog.

My name is Alysha and I blog over at She’s on the Run. I started my running journey in high school. I was a sprinter on our track team. Unfortunately, I only lasted one season because I would get so nervous that I would practically puke before every race. After that I took a hiatus and found running again about 3 years ago. 

 At the Fox Cities Half Marathon

I’ve always been into fitness and love taking classes like BodyPump and kickboxing. I decided to start training for half marathons to spice up my gym routine and to lose a few pounds. What I didn’t know is that it’s hard to lose weight while training for a half marathon because you are hungry all the time! I never ran more than 22 miles a week on my Hal Hidgon novice training plan, so you still have to be very mindful of what you put in your body.

I’m the type of person who’s always had a healthy appetite, so I look for meals with a lot of protein and fiber when I’m training for a half marathon. The meal I’m about to show you isn’t the most glamorous looking, but it is delicious, healthy and it fills me up.

The main attraction is a Balsamic and Honey Glazed Salmon. On the side is a roasted sweet potato and green beans. 

 Also delicious served atop a salad

Balsamic and Honey Glazed Salmon
Serves 4

4-6 ounce salmon fillets
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon white wine
2 tablespoons honey
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.   
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook garlic, white wine, honey, balsamic vinegar, mustard and spices. 
  • Simmer for about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. 
  • Arrange salmon fillets on your baking sheet. Brush with about half of the balsamic glaze. 
  • Bake for 10-14 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Brush on remaining glaze. Enjoy!

In case you are looking for more meal ideas that have staying power during your training, you can check out my Black Bean and Vegetable Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce, Gnocchi with White Beans, and Pasta with Spaghetti Squash.

Thanks for letting me take over, Sun!

4 comments:

  1. Great recipe! All the other recipes Sun linked up look amazing as well!

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    1. Thanks Laurie! It's always fun to find new recipes!

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  2. This looks awesome! I've never honestly really thought about how I'm filling up when training... that is a great idea to concentrate on fiber and protein!

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    1. Protein is especially great after a workout to help with recovery!

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