Healthy Recipe of the Week
Sunday, 09 September 2012 20:41    PDF Print E-mail

ANew Feature From RM - Getting You to Eat Better and Why





Eating healthy is not always fun, nor easy, nor tasty - but with this new feature from Running Maryland we are going to destroy that myth.

Coach Sandra Gallagher is an excellent coach, great cook and a member of the Running Maryland staff. Over the next few months, Sandra will not only give you important recipes that you - yes you - not your mom, dad, wife, gf, husband or bf - can cook and be healthier for it.

There will also be an explanation of why this recipe is good for you. The vitamins and nutrients that you will need to be a better runner, stay focussed in school or at work and help you with recovery.

by Sandra Gallagher
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Hearty Vegetarian Chili


                                                                                                     Cooking Time: 25 minutes



2 8 oz cans Red Kidney Beans

1 8 oz can of White Northern Beans

1 8 oz can of Diced Tomatoes

1 Cup of red quinoa (before cooking)

1/4 Cup of frozen corn

1 package of dry fajita seasonings

1 teaspoon of onion salt

Shredded Mexican flavored cheese for topping

Hot sauce to taste

                                                                                                                                                    Cooking Instructions

Combine tomatoes, fajita mix and onion salt into a large sauce pan and simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes.

Add beans and corn, stir.  Stir occasionally.  Contents should be just below a boil.  While the beans and sauce are simmering, boil the quinoa.

In a separate pot, cook 1 cup of dry quinoa according to the packaging (typically 1 1/4 cup of water for 1 cup of dry quinoa).  No need to add salt here.  *You can choose to cook the quinoa in chicken stock if you would like the extra chicken flavoring.

Once the quinoa is cooked thoroughly (all water has been absorbed and quinoa is soft), add it to the tomato bean mix and stir.

Continue to stir occasionally for 15 minutes.   Remove from heat, top with Mexican cheese and or hot sauce for desired taste, and serve immediately.

                                                                         The Running Benefit

This filling, tasty entree is jam packed with heart healthy, lean protein and potassium to help your body recover from hard workouts.  The fiber content not only aids in meeting your "I'm full" factor, but this plant and legume sourced fiber is also incredibly effective at keeping your digestive system moving.A New Feature From RM - Getting You to Eat Better and Why

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 September 2012 08:29 )
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