February 28, 2013
February 27, 2013
The GoodOnYa Bar
One of our sponsors for our upcoming Palmetto 200 race is The GoodOnYa Bar! You may remember them from our Appalachian Trail adventure in 2011. We carried their bars with us from Georgia to Maine and are super pumped to have them on board (again), this time as we run from Columbia, SC to Charleston, SC.
We know that good nutrition will be one of the key factors in determining our success in this race. These bars have around 290 calories per bar and are packed with important nutrients such as protein, fiber and iron. From our adventure on the AT we know that bars are easy to carry and a good bar is crammed full of healthy ingredients to fuel your body. We don’t need or want something that our body is going to have to sort through to pick out the “good” ingredients while also processing the “bad” ingredients. The other amazing thing about The GoodOnY Bar is that they are full of nuts and seeds and not brown rice syrup and processed grains. That means the good fats and totally unprocessed protein gives us lasting energy. We can run way farther and feel better after we eat one.
By way of background, these guys are located in Encinitas, California and make “Organic Energy Bars” that: are non GMO, have no soy or dairy, are 54% - 100% raw, contain no grains, are GF (gluten free), and are a good source of protein, fiber and iron. As of right now these bars are hard to come by in SC, so make sure to ask for them at your nearest Whole Foods or Fresh Market! We’d love to have them in stores around here soon! Until then you can order bars directly from their web site today (http://www.thegoodonyabar.com/store/) We promise you won’t be disappointed!To sweeten the deal they're offering a 10% discount on any purchase when you use the promo code "monkeytribe" at checkout! (:
Great for any meal!
2-3 eggs / omelet (I ate 2 – Mike at 3)
1 large bell pepper (color of your choice)
Small handful onion
- Scramble eggs in a bowl & set aside
- Chop bell pepper, onion, mushrooms and avocado into small pieces
- Mix into eggs and add salt / pepper to taste
- Make sure to coat pan with a dab of raw butter (Mike’s choice) or coconut oil (my choice)
- Let the egg / veggie mixture cook for 2-4 minutes (depending on how hot your stove is), then flip half of the eggs onto the other half and let cook for 1-2 minutes longer.
We ate our omelets with bacon, fruit and mustard / hot sauce.
February 26, 2013
February 25, 2013
February 22, 2013
February 21, 2013
Avocado Deviled Eggs
(Too bad I didn’t find this recipe until day 30! It’s going to become a Martin household staple for sure!)
Juice from ½ lemon (or lime)
Garlic salt & pepper to taste
- Boil eggs for 10ish minutes. Once eggs are boiled, place in bowl of cold water for 10-15 minutes, then let sit until room temperature.
- Once cooled down to room temperature, remove the shells.
- Slice eggs in half and scoop the yolk into a bowl. Save the gutted whites.
- Slice avocado in half, remove pit and add to bowl with egg yolks.
- Add juice from ½ lemon or lime (I used lemon because that’s what I had), garlic salt and pepper.
- Mash together until the consistency is that of deviled egg filling.
- Scoop filling back into gutted whites.
You could also add a little onion or tomato as well!
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Posted by Megan Martin at 9:38 AM
February 19, 2013
Vegetable and Sausage Roast
This is an easy one to make ahead!
1 package sausage (check ingredients!)
1-2 small sweet potatoes
1 green bell pepper
2 small yellow squash
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Cut everything into cubes (1-2” bite sized pieces)
- Toss in olive oil coated 9x13” dish (I used a glass dish)
- Sprinkle with olive oil, 1-2 tsp. cinnamon, salt & pepper to taste. Mix it up so the spices are distributed evenly.
- Place in oven for 35 minutes, then bump the oven up to 425 and leave it in for another 10 minutes (so it gets crispy). Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn!
*This is super easy and you can be creative! Add sliced apple, red onion, butternut squash, eggplant, carrots, etc --- really whatever you have in the fridge and it’ll be great!
Thanks to my sweet friend, Megan Davis for this recipe!
February 18, 2013
February 14, 2013
To the boy who stole my heart in high school & is now my baby daddy:
1. You know the way to my heart is through really unhealthy food (insert Boberry biscuits here). While I try to eat like a cave woman most of the time...I'm almost always up for a dessert date.
2. You watch movies in a bathing suit and ski cap.
3. You teach me new things (most recently what a "snouch" is).
4. You like to wash our cars. If it weren't for you, you may never know the true color of my car.
5. Sometimes in the morning you say, "Let's snuggle instead of eating breakfast."
6. You still date me after being together for almost 10 years.
7. On the mornings you have to leave me super early you always wake me up to give me your super sleepy clothes.
8. You sincerely thank me for every.single.meal that I cook - even if it's something I didn't make, but just "fixed."
9. You know all the songs that come on the radio ... on every station. While this can be super annoying, it's fascinating. And, I'm always learning & sometimes even know who the artist is (to which I always tell you when I'm right that you owe me a quarter.)
10. Your reason for working out is so you can eat/ enjoy ridiculous amounts of unhealthy food.
11. You doesn't judge me for staying in my jammies all day. Instead you encourage it!
12. You tell me that I'm more beautiful now than I've ever been, which sure makes this girl feel S P E C I A L.
13. You make plans with me for our future.
14. You're a ggggrrrrreeeeaaatt (said in Tony the Tiger voice) daddy-o!
Posted by Megan Martin at 4:39 PM
February 13, 2013
Posted by Megan Martin at 7:18 PM