“Crazy runners. What are they thinking?!” It’s clearly written on the drivers’ faces as they pass by my running partner and I when we venture out on mornings when the thermometer reads 9 degrees F.
We layer up well, as I talked about in Running in Cold Weather: My Tips & Tricks, but still come back with frozen hair and eyelashes (yeah, remember that picture from last year’s running adventures?) We may be a little crazy, but there is no better way to start the day than with a good sweat.
On those chilly running days, I crave hot foods all day long: scrambled eggs, soups, stews…hot toddies. If it’s hot, I consume it.
This butternut squash soup is not only warming and rich in flavor, but it happens to be vegan, gluten-free, low-fat and packed with vitamins. The spiced pepitas are like savory candy – you won’t be able to stop eating them. Pepitas can be found in the bulk food section of most well-stocked supermarkets.
More new recipes:
Here are a couple more recipes that I recently posted on allParenting. Both of these are fantastic options for the holidays. The stuffed mushrooms are sure to be a hit at any cocktail and the stuffed French toast is the perfect option for feeding a crowd of hungry relatives.