Last night, my friends and I celebrated Galentine’s Day. 

I cooked plain and chocolate chip pancakes from scratch and we topped them with bananas, blueberries, strawberries, and Nutella accompanied by mimosas. 

But what I should have made is a [healthier] pumpkin pancake like the ones I made a week ago. The recipe contained raisins, honey, and yogurt. And they were remarkable. 

Run Fast. Eat Slow. (Page 44)

Although we didn’t have dessert (or need it considering the toppings we added), I could have made double chocolate cookies like I did last weekend. They are perfect for a chocolate craving. I questioned just how delicious they would be considering the recipe used almond flour and zero granular sugar, but they, too, were amazing. They were so easy- there was no need for a mixer. 

Run Fast. Eat Slow. (Page 187)

It certainly has become something to look forward to each week: cooking or baking new things. It’s exciting to cook up the same foods I normally would while using ingredients I normally wouldn’t have chosen. Even more, I know I’ll be repeating these recipes.
Sautéed Pears: Run Fast. Eat Slow. (Page 186)

Last night, I also signed up for my next half-marathon: Let’s Move Festival of Races. This was my first half-marathon (2013) and will also be my tenth. Now time to work nutritious meals into my training.