Exact. Hard Work. What I’ve been eating.

The morning switch off!  I go for a run and then Andrew heads off to the hospital.

Emilee and I did the same loop as the day before and when I finished I realized we did the loop at the exact same average pace as the day before too.

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The girls woke up and then they joined me in a group stretch.  Skye does a great job mimicking whatever moves we are doing.

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The library has a free craft for kids each week so we made it over to that.  Brooke made a craft and Skye attempted to eat every bead in the room.

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Afterwards my nieces and nephews came over to play.  My sweet niece in the middle just had surgery a few days ago to have her feeding tube (that she has had since she was a baby) taken out.  She ate a full meal at my house and it is just a miracle to see how well she is doing.

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My oldest niece came over too and watch out Marie Kondo… My niece is the best organizer out there.  I find her organizing things around my house all of the time on her own.  She sees something that needs to be organized and she goes for it.

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The rest of the day was full of kids and an early bedtime because it’s time to get in some mile repeats!

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When I got the Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow cookbook there was something in the very beginning that really made me think.

“Cooking is hard work.”  I have told myself this a million times which is one reason over the years I have done everything I can to avoid cooking;).  It is a lot of work.  The shopping, the preparing, the time in the kitchen during Skye’s hardest time of the day (that 5-6 pm time is rough)… it’s hard work.

But right next to that it says, “Running is hard work.”  I know that running is hard work but I still do it because I know all of the benefits that I will gain from doing it which makes the work fun for me.

And this is what is motivating me to get in the kitchen more lately because look at all of those benefits.  Cooking has been way more fun than usual lately because I want to have things that are easy for Andrew to take and eat at work.  It makes me feel good knowing he has something delicious to eat on his really long shifts because he really doesn’t have time to go to the cafeteria.

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Some of the yummy foods we are eating lately (all of the below items are from Shalane’s cookbooks except for the last one)!

The Thai Quinoa Salad has already been made a few times. I can keep a big tub of it in the fridge and eat it all throughout the week.

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The recovery quinoa has to be my favorite though and I love to add rotisserie chicken to the mix too.

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I’m also making a batch or two of Superhero muffins each Sunday.  The apple carrot ones are way too good.

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I’ve made a lot of these for Andrew to take for his breakfast.

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The homestyle mac and cheese has been a hit over here too.  The Turkey Trot Meatballs have definitely been our favorite though along with the Marathon Lasagna!

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I’m finding some things that I can pack up for Andrew that he can freeze at work and eat whenever he does get a chance.  These burritos are so good and the recipe makes a ton of them.  They last in the freezer for a month.

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I’ve been keeping a few of the burritos at home too for my bfast or lunch.  Using the leftovers once we ran out of tortillas to make a big bowl of it is really delicious too.

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A few random thoughts about this stuff:

*I’m loving the Run Fast, Eat Slow cookbooks and finding that I enjoy cooking more from a cookbook vs a website.  For some reason I like using a cookbook more than a screen (probably because I use my computer a lot during the day)… I would love to hear your favorite cookbooks that include recipes that don’t take a year to make but are really good.

*I’ve decided to avoid cooking during Skye’s hard hour at night.  It just makes everyone involved frustrated.  I am trying to prepare a lot on Sunday and then make things during her nap and stick them in the fridge until it’s time to put them in the oven.

*Another motivation for cooking more is that it is getting harder and harder to take the kids out to eat:).  I still want delicious food so now I need to do it myself ha.

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GIVE ME COOKBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS!  I need things on paper to really follow through with a goal:) Are you good at organizing things?  Does it bother you when things are not organized? What’s your relationship with cooking?  Do you enjoy it?

-I’m enjoying it more lately and one of the many reasons I am loving it is because it means I always have something (superhero muffins and leftovers etc) ready for when the hunger strikes!

What’s your run or workout today?  

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Oh man that 5:00-6:00 time is rough over here too! I have a soon to be 2 year old and I swear the second he knows I’m cooking dinner he turns into a raging hungry lion 😂 Glad to know we’re not the only ones!

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I am right there with you during that time! “Raging hungry lion” <— yes hahah! I hope you are having a beautiful morning Megan!

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Just curious…. would it help to just feed everyone (or even just feed the “raging lion” :-) ) earlier at 5pm? Or do a healthy snack at 5pm? I am not a mom – so take everything I say with a grain of salt – but my mom used to feed us at 5pm. I remember feeling super hungry in the late afternoon as an older child and feeling like even 5pm was a long time to wait.

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Totally!!! So the problem for us now is that Andrew gets home later from work and we both love (and he looks forward to )having dinner all together…. also, even when we do eat early (4:45 yesterday), Skye is just really cranky. It’s just her hard time of the day but I’m with you… I LOVE eating early!! Have a fabulous day!

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Half Baked Harvest is my favorite cookbook. So many amazing recipes that are pretty easy to follow – and I’m not the best cook :)

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Checking out that cookbook now! I need those easy to cool recipes and I’m sure you make some amazing food! Have a great Wednesday Samantha!

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I LOVE cooking!!! However since being pregnant I just dont enjoy “healthy” foods anymore and have to hide veggies into my food haha. My diet has been so off! I am adding that cookbook to my amazon wish list for post baby though when I can hopefully get back to my normal eating!

The tortillas you buy- those are the fresh costco ones right?? Do they freeze ok?? I have been dying to buy them! We do alot of breakfast burritos here because its easy for my hubby to take to work but I may need to try adding some potatoes!!

No workouts here- 23 weeks pregnant and I did Burn Bootcamp up until about 16 weeks but then my doctor told me no more workouts until baby comes. Some days its hard but I keep trying to remind myself to just enjoy the slow days around home and being lazy because once baby is here it will be balancing baby, work, workouts, house stuff, and my marriage! lol :)

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Hey Stephanie! YES… they do freeze really well! In the burritos above I used a different brand (I wish I remember the name) where you cook them yourself too and I feel like they do better than the normal tortillas that come quick. The potatoes make them a bit more hearty which I love. CONGRATS on your pregnancy and you are so right… soak in those slow days and keep on doing a fabulous job taking care of your baby. Keep me updated on everything. PS when I am pregnant I live off of pancakes so you are doing awesome.

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3 miles this morning plus a dog walk. I just got that cookbook at the library yesterday and it looks so good! My entire menu plan for next week is from that cookbook. Other good cookbooks I have are Curtis Stone’s Good Food, Good Life (the hot chocolate is the absolute best I have ever had), The Kitchen Garden Cookbook by Jeanne Kelley, and Magnolia Table. And I totally agree about cooking with cookbooks instead of screens. So much more enjoyable.

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Oh yay, let me know what you end up trying from their cookbook. THANK YOU so much for sharing those with me, I can’t wait to check them out. Have a fabulous day Ali.

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Hi, Janae! I just checked Amazon for the book and see two. Do you recommend the one where Shalane and Elyse are slurping spaghetti, or the other one? Any chance there’s a discount code? Thanks so much! I’m not much of a cook, but looking at the pictures of the dishes you’ve made, I really want to try them. They look soooo good! And healthy too, yes!!! I typically avoid any recipe with more than 5-6 ingredients….I know, right? > LOL

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Not Janae, but I like the one where they’re slurping spaghetti on the front. But I haven’t made as much from the other one.

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I have the same question – if I had to buy one of the two cookbooks, which one do you like better? I am just cooking for myself right now, and thinking the cook fast might be a better option since I am short on time, but they both sound good! All of the food pictures from today’s post are making me hungry!

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Cathy, I would definitely buy the 2nd one first (Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow). Definitely go for that one and let me know which recipes are your favorite. Have a great rest of your day!

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HEY DEBJO!! YES… absolutely I recommend the one of them slurping the spaghetti. We are making way more from that one than the first (but that one is great too)!

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I LOVE the Looneyspoons cookbooks. There are at least 3 or 4 books, and the recipes are all delicious, healthy, and use similar ingredients in a number of them so you can stock your pantry with the items once instead of constantly needing new items. They have everything from dips to cakes to grilling ideas – so good! I love cooking from cookbooks (or family recipes written down for me) as well.

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Well, those sound perfect for me!! Thank you so much and I can’t wait to check them out. Maybe it is the scrolling on the phones that drive us crazy… we want it all laid out in front of us on paper. Have a great rest of your Wednesday!

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Love this post!

Run today was 6 easy… Tmrw, have 20×200 coming up ( eep ) – and I am trying not to think about it …

We have enjoyed The NY Times cookbook, Martha Stewart’s dinner at home, mark bittmans books (we have 5 – everything basics, everything vegetarian, and a portable collection), Peter berley’s the flexitarian table, the modern vegetarian kitchen – my husband has a couple of bread books, ship to shore (seafood yummm), Alton brown everyday cook, the food lab, and the complete robuchon. If you feel adventurous, we love Jerusalem by ottolenghi – recipes can be really long or somewhat shortish. But we have heard plenty and plenty more by ottolenghi is quite good too, we don’t have those yet…but We have more – but those are the highlights (we have a cookbook problem!) –

lately we have been on the cooking pages of ny times a lot – we tend to make/eat stuff Melissa Clark makes her recipes and videos – and we follow bon appetit (the food magazine) – and their YouTube recipes! We really like Molly and make her recipes.

I am good at organizing intangible things. As for real stuff, sometimes I am good at it!

I enjoy cooking I wish I could do it more. But yes, it can at times be a chore. It does take up a lot of time!

Nice on trading off with Andrew and also for running the same exact pace! I do that a lot too day to day.

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20 x200… THAT WORKOUT IS YOURS. You are going to do amazing. Ummm thank you so much for the amazing recommendations, I am so thankful and can’t wait! Our bodies are just just locking into paces haha. I hope your day has been really great so far!

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I love Food Swings by Jessica Seinfeld. For the most part they are really simple and the ingredients are usually things you would have on-hand. I also have Giada’s Feel Good Food. I don’t use that one as much – some of the recipes are a little more complex, but they are really healthy and quite good.

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The Runners World Cookbook “Meals on the Run” I think I make something everyday from it and also they are fast recipes. I cook at least dinner everyday but with my 4 month old I’m finding it difficult to cook for myself during the day.
I love organization! If something it out of place it gives me anxiety!

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My favorite cookbooks are the Oh She Glows ones! They are vegan and really easy to make. Plus, they have the best smoothie recipes and really good desserts and snacks too!!

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YESSSS we LOVE the turkey trot meatballs and the thai quiona salad!!!! That and the Pizza Cali are hands down the best recipes in that one. I’ve been loving the Love and Lemons Everyday cookbook. If you haven’t visited her site check it out. She’s a vegetarian, but the meals are really easy to add chicken or turkey to if you want to. The quinoa banana breakfast cookies are OUT OF THIS WORLD.

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I love these cookbooks, too! The sweet potato breakfast cookies with chocolate chips are delicious! I don’t have this cookbook but really want to try Fed and Fit’s Cook Once Eat All Week! I have heard great things about it and I bet that would make dinner prep easier for you each night!

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I love cooking especially baking, it’s my way to calm down. I love to try new recipes and find most of mine online.
I love to organize and yes it bugs me when something is out of place or not organized, but I had to let go of trying to organize my kid’s rooms. It was driving me batty and I kept going back and trying to fix everything and then just realized it was like the definition of insanity so as long as they keep them clean I am ok with them not being organized.

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What kind of tortillas do you use for the freezer burritos? I’ve tried a couple different ones, but haven’t found one that freezes well yet. All of those recipes are making me hungry!

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Hey Tara!! We love the Tortilla Land ones that you cook yourself the best. They are so so good!

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I love to cook, and it’s easier for me b/c I don’t have kids demanding attention (just my cat!) but I do get home lateish, and have to limit dinner prep to half an hour b/c we’re all hungry!! I don’t really use cookbooks, and hate following recipes. What I do is use the Instant Pot and our breadmaker to make bread, black beans, quinoa, etc. over the weekend, and then we have the basis for sandwiches, dinner salads, tacos, and burritos all ready to go. It’s quick and easy to cook a few shrimp and some turkey bacon on the spot, or I can do a batch of chicken in the Instant Pot ahead of time. My husband also adores pork chops, which are super quick and easy to cook. And if I don’t get around to cooking a vegetable, a bag of broccoli slaw can be a lifesaver! Or if all else fails, we just eat carrots and hummus.

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Cassy Garcia’s (Fed + Fit) revolutionary cookbook – Cook Once, Eat All Week – has changed my weekly cooking routine. She sets up weekly menus (focused on a protein and 2 veggies) with shopping lists, and step by step food prep to bang out ahead of time, and then recipes for the MOST delicious meals to make during the week. The food prep cuts out half of the prep/cook time, so you can get fresh homemade meals on the table FAST during the week. LIFE CHANGING!!! Check out her instagram (@fedandfit) or Amazon for her book. I get that evening frustration… everyone is hungry and tired and its hard to navigate.

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Ummm weekly menus. This sounds perfect for me. Thank you SO much Kaelin and I just started following her. Her food is making me drool. Hope you are having a great day!

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I second this cookbook. Totally life changing and the whole fam has loved all the recipes!

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Good morning!
I don’t have a cookbook to recommend…but I have a request. Would you please consider doing a post on the foods you like to prep on Sunday and freeze to have for the week (like the muffins and burritos)? I have found this has helped me so much! The baked taquitos you posted before (which are amazing, we like them with ground beef or turkey) freeze really well as do Kodak Cakes and are great Sunday prep foods! I make some with blueberries and some plain. I learned about both of these from your blog… so thanks so much! I would love to hear other ideas of what you and your readers like to prep. Have a wonderful day!

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This is such a great post idea. I will do it, let me get some good things all put together and I’ll have that post in a few weeks. So glad you loved the taquitos, I will try freezing them. Have a wonderful rest of your day!

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That is awesome about the tube feeding (I’m a dietitian!).
And I highly recommend Alison Roman’s Dining In cookbook. She breaks the internet with all of her NYTimes recipes.

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Thanks so much Molly, our family is thrilled with how well she is doing. I cannot wait to try her cookbook. Thank you so much!

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I don’t mind the cooking and am glad that my family is eating healthier options. It’s the dishes that I don’t like!

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Teared up then shouted for joy for your niece and her family! My daughter (15 months old) has had a feeding tube since birth – gtube now. It’s a long, stressful journey. How THRILLED everyone must be. Watching her eat that entire meal must have made you so proud. Sending love and fist pumps in the air from Ohio <3

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Rachel, thank you so much for sharing this with me. It really is a miracle and I’m praying for your little girl to continue to progress. Thank you for the love and I’m sending it right back to you!

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I need to make all of those things – everything looks so amazing!! I should probably get that book already! My mom was just diagnosed with ALS and I’ve been thinking about meal prepping or snack prepping for her so she doesn’t have to worry about spending time and energy in the kitchen.
Before I was married I had to have a place for everything; once I got married and especially having kids I’m lucky if the house gets tidied up! A few months ago I spent a weekend organizing our kitchen/pantry and downstairs closet and to my surprise it’s still organized!! I tried Marie Kondo’s technique of folding clothes but found I don’t have patience for it! I also don’t have patience for the cluster my drawers have turned back into! Ha!
No run for me today … a friend and I celebrated her 41st birthday on top of a mountain summit on Sunday that kicked my booty! We climbed over 4200 feet in 3ish miles then ran back down the long way of 5ish miles. Hardest, most fun, most exhilarating power hike/run I’ve ever done!! Needless to say I’m giving my body some TLC with extra rest this week!
Have a great day!!

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Jenny, I am heartbroken over what you and your family are going through. I have tears reading this. You are amazing for preparing all of her food for her. Please keep me updated with how you are all doing.
4200 feet in 3ish miles… WOWZER! I hope you are enjoying your day and enjoy the rest!

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I love the SkinnyTaste One and Done cookbook. Love all the Insta Pot recipes. I have a daughter the same age and that seems to be the only way I can make dinner during the “witching hour” as we call it.

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your blog is inspiring!! been reading since I was in college and it’s definitely helped me overcome an eating disorder I’ve had since high school. Keep up the great work :)

Girls like my 20 year old past-self need you out there

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Jen. Your comment made my day. I just took a screenshot of it so I could keep it. Thank you so much and I am SO happy to hear where you are now. Keep me updated on everything that is going on in your world and thanks for brightening my day!

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I just got the Run Fast seat Slow book from the library. Thanks for the recipe recommendations!

My favourite cookbook at the moment is Love Real Food by Kathryne Taylor of the Cookie + Kate blog. Every time I cook from the book people ask me for the recipe. The recipes are never over complicated. My fave are her carrot cake breakfast cookies, peanut butter cookies, sun-dried tomato fettuccine with spinach and lasagna – okay I have a lot :)

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Oh and one more because I love cookbooks! This is a national bestseller in Canada but may not be well know in the U.S. Whitewater Cooks by Shelley Adams. It is incredible!

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I’ve been curious about the Run Fast Eat Slow cookbooks, but I am not a big meat eater. Does anyone who has the book think it is worth it, if you don’t eat a lot of meat?

My workout today was a 5 mile trail run at sunrise, before work. It was so beautiful out there.

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Hmmmm I would honestly say it is worth it… there are so many recipes without meat in them (I generally add some in to a lot of them because I am a big meat eater)! I would go for it and let me know what you think. Sounds like the perfect run… trail + sunrise= heaven. Have a wonderful day!

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Rosalie Serving Italian (http://www.rosalieserving.com/) is my absolute favorite cookbook! Rosalie’s parents immigrated from Italy so her recipes are authentic. Her youngest son was in our wedding, so they are family friends. When we realized she was putting out a cookbook, Les said, “the best Italian food I’ve ever eaten was at the Harpole’s house!” I knew I had to have it. I have made so many of her recipes from marinara sauce to fried ravioli to cannoli – everything has been delicious. The recipes are easy to follow, too.

While most of my house is very organized, there are a couple of places that never seem to stay that way. I guess I just need a place for stuff to land until it finds a more permanent home.

I love to cook! I think the more you do it, the more comfortable you get and that makes it fun. Those side by side notes from Run Fast Eat Slow are spot on. Greg Lemond said this about cycling, “It never gets easier, you just go faster.” Consistency in the hard things (running, cooking, cycling, LIFE) may not make it “easy” but you definitely see the rewards of the hard work.

I woke up stiff and sore this morning – 6 miles running on Monday and 15 miles on the bike yesterday. I was so tempted to just roll over and go back to sleep! But once I’m awake, I might as well get up. I got in 4 hilly miles (more walking than running) and 20 minutes of yoga. I feel 100% better!

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About a year ago, I purchased their first cookbook. I have not taken the time to fully engage myself to know what my favorite items are to eat. This post helps inspire me to really work on meal prep. I am an organized person, but thinking about meal prep makes me realize I am not always great with my time management. One day….hopefully soon.

Have a great day, Janae! Thank you for this inspiring post. :)

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Those are really great cookbooks, I have both of them. I make the granola energy bars and the Ginger Molasses granola every week. You are inspiring me to try out some of the other recipes from the cookbooks.

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I love the eat slow run fast cookbook! Love the quinoa salads and turkey meatballs too! I tend to meal prep all my lunches all in one go and do a massive grocery trip for the week because otherwise I won’t be able to cook after work. It helps for me to plan the whole week out! I can’t imagine with kids though! My next run workout is hill intervals tomorrow….ahh! I did the Seattle rock n roll half last Sunday and the hilly course made me realize I really need to work on my hill work!

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It’s funny because your passion and love for running is like my passion and love for cooking!! I really have to psych myself up and remind myself of the benefits of running but cooking is super easy for me to do because I love it so much … let’s switch, okay?? You run for me and I’ll cook for you ;) my sister in law loves to clean and doesn’t like to cook and I’m the opposite so we always say we’re going to help each other but we never actually get around to making it happen!! We really should.

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DEAL… I’m serious:) . That is awesome that you love cooking so much and I hope to catch up to you with that. I hope your day is a great one and that you get that switch to happen with your sis in law!

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I enjoy cooking, but sometimes I definitely wish I had someone to cook for me. :-) I feel really accomplished, though, when I do all my meal prep, and it makes me more excited to eat good-for-me food! I also really like cookbooks–there are some food blogs I like reading, but overall I like the look and feel of a cookbook and being able to make notes in it. And I love reading all the notes in cookbooks, way more than on blogs!

Chocolate Covered Katie is one of my favorite blogs–healthier vegan desserts (I’m not vegan; they’re THAT good), and her cookbook is fabulous. The peanut butter cookies are the best I’ve made!

No workout for me today–taking a needed rest day! Will probably go for a walk later and then relax. Have a great day!

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Check out Dinner: The Playbook by Jenny Rosenstrach. Her other books are fantastic, too, but this one sounds like it is perfect for your goals right now!

https://www.amazon.com/Dinner-Playbook-30-Day-Mastering-Family/dp/0345549805

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Cassy from Fed and Fit just came out with a cookbook called Cook Once Eat All Week and it looks like it would be super helpful for you! Since being pregnant my husband has taken care of all the cooking since I’ve been busy taking care of the baby. She’s now a year old, but he’s still going! We both work and I’m glad he’ll cook, because once I’m home, she wants to only play with me and if I’m in the kitchen only wants to be held, which makes it REALLY hard to do any sort of prepping! It’s not a cookbook, but something that might help you guys out is buying a rotisserie chicken (and if you have a bigger family, buying a few) and then shredding the chicken. Then you can use the chicken throughout the week for all sorts of recipes like bbq or buffalo chicken wraps, salads, chicken pot pie, chicken fried rice (we’ve been using cauliflower rice and a bag of frozen veggies), casseroles… the possibilities are endless!
Taking a break from running today and taking a versa climber class. It’s only 30 mins, but it’s go go go the whole time!

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I’m so lazy in the kitchen / cooking so I’m glad you’re showing me I can change haha. I need to cook more at home!! I just placed a hold on this cookbook from my library and am committing to making at least one thing!
I’ve got cross training on the schedule today! abs and a basketball game!

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Oh yay! I hope you love the cookbook, let me know what you make. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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Check out cleansimpleeats.com
Best cookbooks and although it seems like a lot of prep once you get used to it it’s not bad! You can make big batches and eat all week. Her new summer book just came out and I have loved everything in it so far. She is local in Utah too so it’s fun to support the local small business! She is on Instagram and Facebook too

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Oh I can’t wait! Following her on IG now… thanks so much Emily! I can’t wait! Hope your day is amazing and I can’t wait to try out her summer book:)

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I LOVEEEEE cooking. I grew up in the kitchen with my mom!! She loved it and was able to stay home with us so her and I spent hours in the kitchen together! I ALWAYS meal plan before going to the grocery store. I go every Friday and then use Sat and Sunday to prep. I wash and cut up all veggies and fruits so its easier to just grab during the week! I prep as much of the meals for the week that I can. Always have a stash of hard boiled eggs on hand, quinoa made up for the week, salad all washed and ready. I do at least 1-2 crock pot meals during the week and 1-2 meals on the grill.

I use pinterest a lot but love the Run fast eat slow cook book and also love any of Danielle Walker’s cookbooks, she has a few and they are all so good! Check them out! Eat what you love and Meals made simple are amazing!!

I did just just upper body strength today and felt amazing, needed that!

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Who watches the kids when you go for a run and Andrew goes to work? Maybe I read that wrong?!

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I run while he is home asleep/getting ready for work and then when I get home he goes to work!

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Ok – this is a long response! But I totally get you with a toddler and trying to cook. My little one is 2 years and 2 months now and it has gotten easier. She wants to help me cook and I let her do everything – besides raw chicken and knives! I try and cook earlier when she is in a better mood. Do you have an instant pot? They are life changing for making it easier – defo recommend. Being able to start a curry at 5.30 and have it cooked (and cooked really flavourfully) by 6.15 is amazing. You can even do spaghetti and meatballs all in the one pot!

I love cooking – nothing fancy – but I cannot handle deciding what to cook every day at 4pm, running to the store to get supplies. And I have a toddler and a job. And I am training for a marathon. So yeah, I need to meal plan. 😉

I made up a routine and I love it:
Sunday – a big pot of something (curry, lasagne, shepherd pie, casseroles etc)
Monday – leftovers
Tuesday – veggie meal / fish / big salad / stir fry / soup and toasted sandwich
Wednesday – another big pot meal that has leftovers
Thursday – leftovers
Friday – brinner…………usually eggs and potato waffles, often cereal and toast.
Saturday – steak or takeout or burgers

Now the even more nuts part. I made out a google doc and divided it into ‘one pot meals’ / veggie meals / main course salads etc…..every time I make something we deem a ‘keeper’ it goes into the doc. Then when I meal plan I can look there for ideas. As I do lots of leftovers, and Saturday is always an easy option I am only really picking 3 meals a week. Which I pick from my saved Pinterest boards (I said I was nuts) and/or cookbooks.

You could obviously assign any type to each night and you don’t have to do leftovers…..but knowing the ‘theme’ to each night helps planning so much.

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Cook Once, Eat All Week by Cassie Joy Garcia

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I love any of the Our Best Bites cookbooks (check out their blog to see if it looks good to your family). My best tip though is to first check the cookbook out from your library. Then you can “trial” it before buying the book.

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I am loving the COOK ONCE EAT ALL WEEK by Cassy Joy Garcia. Follow her on IG. The cookbook is AMAZING!!!

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I mean you know what my recommendation is going to be…. COOK EAT RUN when it comes out! xx

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Whole Bowls
Cook90
Dinner (Melissa Clark)

Do you ever check out cookbooks from the library? I always test before I buy :)

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