Get an easy & flavorful dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes with this Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing. Enjoy all the flavors of dining out or takeout without the hassle or expense with this Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing. Spicy, sweet, sour, crunchy, salty, spicy, and creamy — this refreshing […]
Quick and Healthy Recipes & Inspiration for Runners and Other Active People
MEET CHELSEA (“MAE”)
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I'm a recipe developer, runner, food photographer, and dog lover based in Fort Collins, Colorado.
I believe healthy food should be accessible, doable, and delicious! After all, it fuels us for all of life's activities and adventures.
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Regain your sanity and enjoy some good food while you’re at it this fall with my list of the 49 Best Quick Back-to-School Dinner Recipes! Go into this fall confidently with a selection of delicious and easy recipes your family will love! My list of the 49 Best Quick Back-to-School Dinner Recipes are all ready […]
The perfect breakfast before a mountain adventure or after a hard workout, this Mountain Breakfast Skillet fuels all your adventures with delicious & nutritious flavors. Whether you’re heading to the ski slopes, climbing a new peak, or looking for a new favorite post-run brunch, you are going to love this Mountain Breakfast Skillet. It is […]
Like mashed potatoes but better, this Twice Baked Mashed Potato Souffle is light and fluffy while being rich and creamy, making it the perfect new healthy Sunday dinner or Christmas side dish. This recipe was originally published on December 13, 2019. The post was updated with new recipe information and recipe improvements on July 30, […]
Enjoy a healthier fall treat in less than 35 minutes with these incredibly easy Gluten-Free Spiced Pumpkin Muffins. This original recipe post was published on October 27, 2019. It was updated with additional instructions and tips on July 30, 2020. Tender and moist; spicy and sweet; these Gluten-Free Spiced Muffins are the best of fall. […]
A quickly disappearing dessert or snack, this Gluten-Free Spiced Apple Cake is low on fuss, sugar, and calories, but big on satisfaction and fall flavor. This cake is also naturally dairy-free. This recipe post was originally published on November 19, 2019. It was updated with new recipe tips and photos on July 29, 2020. Tender, […]
A refreshing and just naturally sweet drink, these Pomegranate Sea Breeze Cocktails are the perfect summer vodka cocktail. Simple doesn’t mean boring with these Pomegranate Sea Breeze Cocktails. With just four ingredients, we have a cocktail that is cooling and refreshing while having no added sweeteners, and therefore not as many annoying hangovers. Enjoy these […]
With just 4 ingredients, these Air Fryer Zucchini are easy to make, crispy, and delicious! They’re also vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, and keto. A simple ingredient list lets seasonal ingredients shine in this Air Fryer Zucchini Recipe. This recipe is perfect as a side dish but also serves up nicely as a light appetizer. Summer zucchini […]
Lifestyle & Running
What running marathons has done for my life and why I want to share it in this blog. I got hooked on running early. Some of my earliest memories are of racing family and friends across empty parking lots. I got my first set of stitches from falling when running down the street (& the […]
Improve your performance and enjoy the sport more with these 10 Next Step(s) to Becoming a Better Runner from my friends, Andi and Zach, at AtoZRunning! Whether you just started running or have been running your whole life, there’s almost always at least a few ways to improve as a runner. I don’t know about […]
Learn about how health is more than a number and other weight loss myths in the second part of Lynn Stiff, M.D.’s guest post series on Intuitive Eating for Runners! Listening to our body’s innate hunger cues — or eating intuitively — is nice in theory, but what does that mean for the numbers on […]
How to listen to your body’s cues and intuitively eat for running and all of life’s activities. With all the different (and often contradicting!) health and nutrition advice out there, it can be so confusing to know how to eat for the best running performance. Some sources say high carb, other sources say low carb, […]
One of the “secrets” to having great runs may be right in front of our eyes and on our plates. In this week’s guest post, I share 3 Proven Ways to Fuel & Refuel for Running Success. When Whitney Heins over at The Mother Runners asked me to write about post-run refueling in my guest […]