I always feel better when I start my day with a good serving of protein. I remain satisfied for a longer period of time, my energy levels are higher … it’s just a really simple way to show myself a little love before the demands of my day take over. Except, well. It’s not like most of my typical breakfasts are exactly complicated, but even a basic smoothie requires a few ingredients, plus the cleaning of the blender, so although I can whip one up in very little time, it’s still a far cry from grab-and-go. And sometimes, I really just…

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Warm, hearty, healthy dishes are seriously calling to me right now. Maybe it’s the cooler weather, maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been training for a half marathon and, well, more miles always make me hungry (and I know I’m not alone). Actual footage of me after a recent long training run: via GIPHY Or maybe, just maybe, it’s the fact that Brooks Running offered the blog ambassador team (which includes us!) this recipe for huevos rancheros from Hansons-Brooks athlete Brendan Gregg. Brendan took eighth place at the 2016 Olympic Trials in the 10k, so if he’s saying it fuels his…

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Everyone likes dessert. via GIPHY But dessert that tastes great and has protein in it so that it helps to keep you full and doesn’t give you a big ol’ sugar crash like some sweet treats? via GIPHY Here are five types of protein-filled desserts doing that for us now. Right now. via GIPHY Protein for Dessert: Cookies Quest Protein Cookies: You know Quest Bars? Well, these are like those, but softer, more cookie-tasting and shaped like a cookie — which makes them pretty darn rad. With 15 grams of protein, no gluten-containing ingredients, only 1-3 grams of sugar (depending…

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