Friday, October 11, 2013

An unlikely pairing

I'm training for a half marathon in early November and along with that comes a regular training schedule. I run 3-4 days a week and cross-train for 2. I do my longer runs bright and early on Sunday mornings. As my distance is increasing, so is my appetite. Instead of loading up on empty carbs, I eat wholesome meals and snacks with healthy fat and high-quality protein. I'm eating more eggs and even some chicken.

This is one of my favorite snack combinations lately: tahini and molasses. I know it may sound weird, but it's delicious. Tahini contains more protein than milk and it's rich in iron too. It's great on bananas or slathered onto toast for pre-run fuel. I've even used it as an alternative to frosting on carrot cupcakes.

Is anyone else training for an upcoming race? Have any tips to share? Happy Friday friends!


  1. Not weird at all! I've been having tahini and date molasses on porridge or toast for a long time :) Love it.
    I'm not a runner so can't offer any tips but good luck!

  2. Thanks for sharing @coconutandberries!